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Seán Lacey

 

Dr Seán Lacey received his BSc in Mathematical Sciences and Computing (1.1) from the University of Limerick (UL) in 2003, and his PhD in Applied Mathematics from UL in 2008. He lectured in the Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT), University of Limerick (UL), Shannon College of Hotel Management, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), before he took up a position in the Department of Mathematics, Cork Institute of Technology, in March 2011.  He served as chair of the Research & Innovation Committee in CIT from 2016 - 2020.  Dr Lacey was chair of the Department of Mathematics Research Committee and was a member of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Research Ethics Committee.

 

He has worked as lead statistician on numerous clinical trial studies and real word data studies.  These studies were wide reaching and varied and involved, for example: Creating randomisation schedules; Powering studies; Outlining a Statistical Analysis Plan; Compiling a detailed statistical report on a study’s findings and Clinical Study Report (CSR).  Dr Lacey has active collaborations with APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork (UCC), Kemmy Business School and EPI-STEM UL, University College Dublin (UCD), UCC and Teagasc.  He is currently involved in the supervision of two post-graduate students.

 

Dr Lacey has lectured on a wide range of programmes, in the Departments of Biological Sciences; Physical Sciences; Computer Science; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering; Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering, in CIT. He has been involved in the design and implementation of two programmes in the Department of Mathematics: Higher Diploma in Science in Data Science and Analytics; Master in Science in Data Science and Analytics. 

 

Dr Lacey has been lead statistician on over 30 industry collaboration studies, designed and delivered over 70 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops, and is a co-author on over 30 peer-reviewed publications.

 

Education

  • BSc in Mathematical Sciences & Computing

September 1999 – May 2003                                            University of Limerick

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics (Models of Rimming Flows)

September 2003 – January 2008                                      University of Limerick

 

Previous 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, Marketing & International Business, etc.


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

 

Membership 

CIT and MTU

  • Academic Council, 2013 - 2020,
  • Academic Council Executive Committee, 2016 - 2020,
  • Department of Mathematics Research Committee (Chair), 2016 - 2021,
  • Postgraduate Research Board, 2013 - 2020,
  • Research & Innovation Committee, 2013 - 2016,
  • Research & Innovation Committee (Chair), 2016 - 2020.

National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Learning Communities

Research interests

The role of statistical analysis in:

  • Clinical trial studies,
  • Real-world data,
  • Sports science.

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