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Seán Lacey Profile



  • BSc in Mathematical Sciences & Computing

September 1999 – May 2003                                               University Of Limerick

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics (Models of Rimming Flows)

September 2003 – November 2007                                  University Of Limerick

Current Teaching

Lecturer to Level 8, 9 & 10 students across a range of departments – e.g., Biological Sciences; Physical Sciences; Computer Science; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering; Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering etc.

Research support to Level 8, 9 & 10 project students of the Faculty of Engineering & Science in relation to mathematical and statistical aspects of their projects.


  • Academic Council
  • Academic Council Executive Committee
  • Chair of the Research & Innovation Committee
  • Chair of the Department of Mathematics Research Committee

Research Supervision

  • Adam Clooney, MSc in Computational Biology, 2013
  • Joann Caverly, MSc in Computational Biology,2014
  • Pádraig Dineen and Emmet Hynes, HDipSc in Data Science & Analytics, 2014
  • Marc Ó Donnagáin and Daniel Farkas, HDipSc in Data Science & Analytics, 2015
  • Marcin Dziduch, Masters by Research, 2016 – present:
    • Title: Analysis of artificial neuron activation functions applied in Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Joann Caverly, PhD, 2016 – present:
    • Title: The Applications of Statistical and Mathematical models for the Assessment of Clinical Laboratory data in Large Hospital Laboratories


  • Benilov E.S., Lacey S.M., O'Brien S.B.G. 2005 Exploding solutions for three-dimensional rimming flows, Quart. Appl. Math. 58(4), 563-576;
  • Lacey S.M., Benilov E.S., O'Brien S.B.G. 2005 Explosive instability in rimming flows Proceedings of the 10th International Conference MMA2005&CMAM2;
  • Lacey S.M., Benilov E.S., O'Brien S.B.G. 2005 Explosive instabilities for a three-dimensional liquid film inside a horizontal rotating cylinder Proceedings of the ICNAAM-2005;
  • Reidy M., Ryan F., Hogan D., Lacey S., Buckley C. Preparedness of Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland for an Influenza Pandemic, an Infection Control Perspective BMC Public Health 2015, 15:847;
  • Fitzmaurice O., Johnson P., O’Meara N., Lacey S. Insights into preservice teachers’ misconceptions of linear equations Conference: 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, July 2016;
  • Coppinger T., Lacey S., O’Neil C., Burns C. ‘Project Spraoi’: A randomized control trial to improve nutrition and physical activity in school children Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, Volume 3, 15 August 2016, Pages 94–101;
  • Sargent C., O’Mahony J., Lacey S., Gebruers C. The Development and Optimisation of a Quantitative Physical Fitness Scoring System for use amongst Naval Service Personnel International Maritime Health 2016; 67,3:1-8;
  • Cudmore S., Doolan A., Lacey S., Shanahan F. A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study: The effects of a symbiotic, Lepicol®, in Adults with Chronic, Functional Constipation International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition ISSN: 0963-7486 (Print) 1465-3478 (Online);
  • Bolger L., Bolger L., O’Neill C., Coughlan E., O’Brien W., Lacey S., Burns C. Age and Sex Differences in Fundamental Movement Skills Among a Cohort of Irish School Children Journal of Motor Learning and Development, September 2017