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Dr. Barry Lambe

Title:

Lecturer in Health and Exercise Science

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Sport And Exercise Science

Room Name/ Num:

211 O'Connell Bianconi - Health Sciences Building

Campus:

Main Campus

OrcID Number:

0000-0002-8876-3189

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My Biography

Barry Lambe is the Course Leader for the BA in Exercise and Health Studies. He has a BSc in Sport and Physical Education from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. He has an MSc in Exericise and Health from WIT and an MA in Health Promotion from NUI Galway. He also has a PhD in Physical Activity and Active Travel. 

Research

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Power, D., Lambe, B. and Murphy, N. (2021) Trends in recreational walking trail usage in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for practice, Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 100477, doi.org/10.1016/j.jort.2021.100477.

Osborne, A., Carroll, P., Richardson, N., Doheny, M., Brennan, L. and Lambe, B. (2018) From training to practice: the impact of ENGAGE, Ireland’s national men’s health training programme, Health Promotion International, 33 (3) 458–467

Lambe, B., Murphy, N., & Bauman, A. (2017). Active Travel to Primary Schools in Ireland: an Opportunistic Evaluation of a Natural Experiment. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 1-23. In press

Lambe, B., Murphy, N., & Bauman, A. (2017). Smarter Travel, car restriction and reticence: Understanding the process in Ireland’s active travel towns. Case Studies on Transport Policy. In press

Osborne, A., Carroll, P., Richardson, N., Doheny, M., Brennan, L. and Lambe, B. (2016) From training to practice: the impact of ENGAGE, Ireland’s national men’s health training programme. Health Promot Int 2016 daw100. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw100

Lefkowich, M., Richardson, N., Brennan, L., Lambe B. and Carroll, P. (2016) A process evaluation of a Training of Trainers (TOT) model of men’s health training. Health Promotion International, DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daw056

Murtagh, E., Archibald, K., Doherty, A., Mutrie, N., Breslin, G., Lambe, B., McAdam, A., McNeilly, A. and Murphy, M. (2015) The Effect of Brief Advice about Physical Activity Recommendations on Moderate-to-Vigorous Activity of Inactive Adults. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. 7(2): 60

Carroll P., Kirwan L., Lambe B.  (2014) Engaging ‘hard to reach’ men in community based health promotion.  International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 52(3): 120-130.

Kirwan L, Lambe B, Carroll P.  (2013) An investigation into the partnership process of community based health promotion for men.  International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 51(2): 108-120

Lambe, B., Murphy, N. and Bauman, A. (2012) Drivers of active travel in two Irish towns–qualitative and political perspectives. Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport 15:S272

Lambe, B. and Collins, C. (2010) A qualitative study of lifestyle counselling in general practice in Ireland. Family Practice 27 (2) 219-223

Lambe B., Connolly C. and McEvoy R. (2008) The determinants of lifestyle counselling among practice nurses in Ireland. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 46 (3) 94-99

Lambe, B. and Harrison, M.  (2003)  Influence of a 45min walking bout on the triglyceride and metabolic responses to mixed meals.  Journal of Sports Sciences 21(4) 327 (S)

Harrison, M. and Lambe, B.  (2003) Reproducibility of the triglyceride response to mixed meals determined by dry chemistry analysis.  Journal of Sports Sciences 21(4) 276-77 (S)

 

REPORTS

Lambe, B. (2013) The potential for childcare services in Waterford to promote Smarter Travel. A report prepared for Waterford County Childcare Committee and GO Dungarvan

Richardson N. Brennan L. Lambe B. & Carroll P. (2013) ENGAGE.  National Men’s Health Training Programme. A men’s health training resource pack for health professionals

Carroll P., Kirwan L., Lambe B. (2013).  Community Based Health Promotion for Men; A Guide for Practitioners.  Waterford:  Centre for Health Behaviour Research, Waterford Institute of Technology. 

Kirwan, L. and Lambe, B. (2010) An evaluation of the MHFI Men’s Week 2010. MHFI: Dublin

Carroll, P., Lambe, B., Kirwan, L. (2010) An evaluation of the IHF workplace health screening project. Irish Heart Foundation: Dublin

Lambe, B. (2009) An investigation of behavioural risk factor management in Irish general practice. Irish College of General Practitioners: Dublin

NíShúillebhán, S., NicGabhann, G. and Lambe, B. (2005) Evaluation of a GP exercise referral pilot project. Midland Health Board: Tullamore

Purtill, E. and Lambe, B. (2004) Evaluation of weight management training delivered to primary care healthcare providers. Midland Health Board: Tullamore

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Keynote presentation. ‘Back to the future; re-engineering activity and movement back into our lives’ Safefood Obesity Conference; Dublin, November 2018 

Oral keynote response: ‘Active, Health & Wellbeing; are we on the right path?’ PEPAYS conference, Limerick, June 2017

‘Real people doing real-world physical activity research’  All-Ireland Postgraduate Research Conference; Carlow, April 2017 

‘Ireland’s Smarter Travel Programme; when active travel policy meets practice’, Planning for Better Health & Wellbeing Seminar; Cardiff, November 2016

‘Recession, car restriction and reticence; understanding the process in Ireland’s active travel towns’, HEPA conference, Belfast, September 2016

‘The effectiveness of active travel initiatives in Irish provincial towns: an evaluation of a quasi-experimental natural experiment’, ITRN conference, August 2016

‘Harnessing the power of the trader lobby to increase active travel in urban centres’, HEPA conference, Zurich, August 2014

‘Lessons from Smarter Travel in the South-East’ PEPAYS conference, Waterford, June 2014

‘Engaging men with the health services’ Men’s Health Conference, Galway, June 2010

‘Physical activity represents the dominant factor in the rise in obesity’ Safefood Obesity Conference, Dublin, November 2009

‘The determinants of lifestyle counselling among practice nurses in Ireland’ National Health Promotion Conference, Galway. July 2007.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Lambe, B; Murphy, N; Lane, A. & Bauman, A (2013) Who is most likely to consent to follow-up in a longitudinal cohort study of active travel in Irish adults? International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference. Ghent, Belgium.

Murtagh, Archibald, Mutrie, Lambe, McAdam and Murphy (2013) Awareness of physical activity guidelines – perceptions of adults intending to exercise. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference. Ghent, Belgium.

Lambe, B; Murphy, N; & Bauman, A (2013) Is there potential to promote active transport with primary school children? PE-PAYS Conference. Dublin

Lambe, B; Murphy, N; & Bauman, A (2013) Drivers of Smarter Travel Policy in Irish towns. HEPA Conference. Helsinki, Finland

Lambe and Harrison (2002) The influence of a short bout of walking on postprandial lipaemia in postmenopausal women. International Commonwealth Games Sports Conference. Manchester, England.

Teaching

Barry teaches undergraduate modules in the following areas; motivational interviewing (MI), physical activity promotion, research methods and gender specfific health promotion. He has supervised research at both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He also teaches on the Postgraduate MSc in CBT and MI. 

Professional

Barry has worked as a Physical Activity Promotion Officer in the Health Service Executive where he was actively involved in establishing and co-ordinating a GP Exercise Referral Programme. He later worked for the Irish College of General Practitioners as a research assistant on a project to scope the feasibility of introducing a lifestyle behaviour modification programme into Irish General Practice. Barry has been a trainer for the National GP Exercise Referral Programme and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He is a peer reviewer for Family Practice, Health Promotion International, Perspectives in Public Health and the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  

Other

Barry is a triathlete who has completed several marathons and Ironman triathlons. 

My Documents

  • REPORT ON The impact of the Smarter Travel interventions in Kilkenny (tOWN 1) AND DUNGARVAN (TOWN 2) ON PRIMARY AND secondary school-childre -