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Peer reviewed scientific papers

1.           Merrotsy A., McCarthy A.L., Flack J., Lacey S., Coppinger T. Project Spraoi: A two year longitudinal study on the effectiveness of a school-based nutrition and physical activity intervention on dietary intake, nutritional knowledge and markers of health of Irish school children Public Health Nutrition (accepted March 2019)

2.           O’ Leary M., Rush E., Lacey S., Burns C., Coppinger T. (2019) Project Spraoi: Two year outcomes of a whole school physical activity and nutrition intervention using the RE-AIM framework Irish Educational Studies DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2019.1567368;

3.           Bolger L.A., Bolger L.E., O’Neill C., Coughlan E., Lacey S., O’Brien W., Burns C. (2019) Fundamental Movement Skill Proficiency and Health Among a Cohort of Irish Primary School Children Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 90:1, 24-35, DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2018.1563271;

4.           McGahan J. H., Burns C., Lacey S., Gabbett T., O’ Neill C. (2019) Relationship between load and readiness to train in a Gaelic football pre-competition training camp Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 27(01):28-35;

5.           Buckley M., Lacey S., Doolan A., Goodbody E., Seamans K. (2018) Lactobacillus reuteri DSM17648 supplementation has a positive effect on gastrointestinal symptoms of Helicobacter pylori infection: A single-blinded, placebo-controlled study BMC Nutrition Journal (2018) 4:48 ;

6.           Fitzmaurice O., O’Meara N., Johnson P., Lacey S. (2018) ‘Crossing’ the Equals Sign: Insights into Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding of Linear Equations Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (CAPJ), DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1539216 ;

7.           McGahan J.H., Burns C., Lacey S., Gabbett T., O’ Neill C. (in press) Variation in training load and markers of wellness across a season in an elite Gaelic football team The Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning (accepted August 2018);

8.           Bolger L. E., Bolger L. A., O’ Neill C., Coughlan E., O’Brien W., Lacey S., Burns C. (2018) The effectiveness of two interventions on fundamental movement skill proficiency among a cohort of Irish primary school children Journal of Motor Learning and Development, DOI: 10.1123/jmld.2018-0011;

9.           Merrotsy A., McCarthy A.L., Flack J., Lacey S., Coppinger T. (2018) Project Spraoi: Dietary Intake, Nutritional Knowledge, Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Health Markers of Irish Primary School Children International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 2018, 7, 63-73;

10.           McGahan J.H., Burns C., Lacey S., Gabbett T., O’ Neill C. (2018) An investigation in to the positional running demands of elite Gaelic football players: how competition data can inform training practice The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002492;

11.         O’ Leary M., Coppinger T. , O’Neill C., Lacey S., Rush E., Burns C. (2018) Health-related Measures of 6- and 10-year-old Irish Primary School Children by Sex and School Socio-economic Status Journal of Health Behavior and Policy Review, Volume 5 Number 3, pp. 67-76(10);

12.         O’Leary M., Rush E., Lacey S., Burns C., Coppinger T. (2018) Cardiorespiratory Fitness is Positively Associated with Waist to Height Ratio and School Socio Economic Status in Irish Primary School Aged Children Journal of Sport and Health Research, Volume 10, Number 3, pp 389-402;

13.         Bolger L. E., Bolger, L. A., O’ Neill C., Coughlan E., O’Brien W., Lacey S., Burns C. (2017) Accuracy of children's perceived skill competence and its association with physical activity Journal of Physical Activity and Health, DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2017-0371;

14.        Bolger L.E., Bolger L.A., O’Neill C., Coughlan E., O’Brien W., Lacey S., Burns C. (2017) Age and Sex Differences in Fundamental Movement Skills Among a Cohort of Irish School Children Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 6(1), 81-90;

15.         Cudmore S., Doolan A., Lacey S., Shanahan F. (2016) 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, 68(3):1-12 DOI: 10.1080/09637486.2016.1244661;

16.         Sargent C., Lacey S., Gebruers C., O’Mahony J. (2016) The Development and Optimisation of a Quantitative Physical Fitness Scoring System for use amongst Naval Service Personnel International Maritime Health; 67,3:1-8;

17.         Coppinger T., Lacey S., O’Neil C., Burns C. (2016) ‘Project Spraoi’: A randomized control trial to improve nutrition and physical activity in school children Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, Volume 3, Pages 94–101;

18.         Reidy M., Ryan F., Hogan D., Lacey S., Buckley C. (2015) Preparedness of Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland for an Influenza Pandemic, an Infection Control Perspective BMC Public Health, 15(1):847 DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2025-6;

19.         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.



1.            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;

2.            Lacey S.M., Benilov E.S., O'Brien S.B.G. Explosive instabilities for a three-dimensional liquid film inside a horizontal rotating cylinder Proceedings of the ICNAAM-2005;

3.            Lacey S.M., Benilov E.S., O'Brien S.B.G. Explosive instability in rimming flows Proceedings of the 10th International Conference MMA2005&CMAM2 2015.