Core Members

This multidisciplinary group of core members consisting of physiologists, sports scientists, physiotherapists and health, sports and exercise psychologists is ideally placed to meet global and local policy requirements in the area of physical activity for health.

Prof Catherine Woods
Prof Catherine Woods
PAfH role: Cluster Lead.

Research Interests: Policy Impact and Implementation of effective interventions, PA and Exercise as Medicine, PA Correlates and Determinants.

Prof Alan Donnelly
Prof Alan Donnelly
PAfH role: Core member

Research Interests: Sedentary Behaviour, Physical Activity Measurement, Physical Activity for Health (young people and adults)

Dr Roisin Cahalan
Dr Roisin Cahalan
PAfH role: Core PAfH Member

Research Interests: PA in respiratory disease and injury surveillance, screening and management in elite athletes and dancers.

Dr Brian Carson
Dr Brian Carson
PAfH role: Core PAfH Member

Research Interests: Physical Activity Measurement and Surveillance, PA and Exercise as Medicine.

Dr Bláthín Casey
Dr Bláthín Casey
PAfH role: Cluster Programme Manager

Research Interests: PA for chronic illness and neurological disorders, PA intervention development, PA determinants.

Dr James Green
Dr James Green
PAfH role: Cluster member and ‘Research- Bio-bank and Database’ lead

Research Interests: PA Behaviour Change, Cross-cultural PA determinants, Methods.

Dr Matthew Herring
Dr Matthew Herring
PAfH role: Cluster member and ‘Research impact and excellence’ lead.

Research Interests: PA and Mental Health, Exercise as Medicine, Exercise Mechanisms

Dr Ciaran MacDonncha
Dr Ciaran MacDonncha
PAfH role: Cluster Member

Research Interests: PA Correlates and Determinants, Policy Impact and Implementation of effective interventions

Dr Elaine Murtagh
Dr Elaine Murtagh
PAfH role: Cluster Member

Research Interests: PA and Physical Education, Correlates and Determinants, Intervention Development.