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Peer reviewed scientific papers

1.         Collins-Jackson A., Lacey S. (2020) The discrete Fourier transformation for seasonality and anomaly detection on an application to rare data Data Technologies and Applications

2.         Dromey L., Ruane K., Murphy J.J., O’Rourke B., Lacey S. (2019) A bridge-rehabilitation strategy based on the analysis of a bridge-inspection data set. Infrastructure Asset Management, Infrastructure Asset Management,

3.         McGahan J.H., Lacey S., Burns C., Gabbett T., O’ Neill C. (2019) Variation in training load and markers of wellness across a season in an elite Gaelic football team Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning. 27(03):6-14;

4.         Lacey S., Bonnet C., Seamans K., Doolan A. (2019) Effect size statistics to inform an exploratory analysis of a double-blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled pilot clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of Naticol®, specific fish collagen peptides to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee​  JOJ Case Stud. 2019; 10(2): 555783. DOI: 10.19080/JOJCS.2019.10.555783

5.          O’Doherty B., Dorman J., McGrath K., Kelly K., Molony D., Lacey S., Whelan S., Schmid S., Sullivan S. (2019) Improvement in health status with once-daily indacaterol/glycopyrronium 110/50 μg in COPD patients: real-world evidence from an observational study in Ireland​ Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 - ) 10.1007/s11845-019-02001-y 

6.          Merrotsy A., McCarthy A.L., Flack J., Lacey S., Coppinger T. (2019) 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 Volume 22, Issue 13 September 2019 , pp. 2489-2499 DOI:

7.           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;

8.           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;

9.           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;

10.           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 ;

11.           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 ;

12.           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;

13.           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;

14.           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;

15.         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);

16.         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;

17.         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;

18.        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;

19.         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;

20.         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;

21.         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;

22.         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;

23.         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.


Conference Publications / Proceedings

1.            Collins-Jackson A., Lacey S. Seasonality and Anomaly Detection in Rare Data Using the Discrete Fourier Transformation 2019 First International Conference on Digital Data Processing (DDP), London, United Kingdom, 15-17 Nov. 2019 (DOI: 10.1109/DDP.2019.00013);

2.            Bolger L.E., Bolger L.A., O’ Neill C., Coughlan E., O’Brien W., Lacey S., Burns C. The effectiveness of a school-based intervention on fundamental movement skill proficiency among a cohort of Irish primary school children presented at the I-MDRC and CIAPSE ‘Healthy and Active Children’ Symposium, Verona, Italy, 11-14 Sept 2019;

3.            O’ Leary M., Rush E., Lacey S., Burns C., Coppinger T. Project Spraoi - Two Year Outcomes of a Whole School Physical Activity and Nutrition Intervention National Institute of Health Sciences Research Volume 8 Issue 2, Spring 2019 (Page 73);

4.            Dromey L., Ruane K., Murphy J.J, O'Rourke B., Lacey S. A bridge rehabilitation strategy based on the analysis of a dataset of bridge inspections in Co. Cork Civil Engineering Research in Ireland 2018 (CERI 2018), Dublin, Ireland, 29-30 August 2018 (Page 25 - 30);

5.            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;

6.            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;

7.            Lacey S.M., Benilov E.S., O'Brien S.B.G. Explosive instability in rimming flows Proceedings of the 10th International Conference MMA2005&CMAM2 2005.