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Ms. Mairead Barry

Title:

Lecturer and Co-Course Leader MA Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well-Being (Formerly known as MA SPHE)

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Sport And Exercise Science

Telephone:

+353 0 51302165

Room Name/ Num:

G08 O'Connell Bianconi - Health Sciences Building

Campus:

Main Campus

My Blog/Website:

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My Biography

Mairead is Lecturer in the School of Health Science since 2013. She is Co-Course Leader for the MA (Level 9) in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well-Being (Formerly known as MA SPHE). She has a BA(hons) in Recreation and Leisure and an MSc by Research from WIT. 

Research

She is a member of the Centre for Health Behaviour Research Group at WIT and her areas of research are faciitation for health and well being, social personal and health education and community based health initiatives. 

She supervises taught postgraduate research students to MA level on and has co-supervised on a reserch project that was titled "An exploration of the sustainability of facilitation skills for health and well-being training in the out of school sector".

In 2018 she evaluated an Early Years Initiative run by Waterford Childcare Committee. This initative  was called "#kindwaterford Early Years Initiative: Kindness through Collaboration and Participation".  

Published Abstracts/Conference Proceedings: Peer Reviewed

Carroll P, Barry M, Harold L, O'Grady M, Barry Murphy B, O'Neill A, Brennan L; An investigation of the impact of ‘Facilitation Skills for Health and Well-Being’ training: Paula Carroll, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 27, Issue suppl_3, 1 November 2017, DOI:

Loughnane M., Murphy N., Donnelly R., Barrett E., Barry D., Jakeman P.M., Carroll P. (2003) Acute effects of anaerobic and aerobic exercise on bone turnover in healthy postmenopausal women.  Published in the proceedings of the 9th meeting of the National Osteoporosis Society, Bath, UK.  P27

Carroll P., Murphy N., Donnelly R., Barry D., Barrett E., Jakeman P.M.  Loughnane M. (2003) Acute effects of anaerobic exercise on bone turnover in healthy postmenopausal women.  National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin 1:5, 43-44

Carroll P., Hunter A., Barry D., Barrett  E., Loughnane M., Donnelly R., Murphy N., Jakeman P.M. (2002).  The components of variance and the critical difference in specific markers of bone turnover in healthy adult males and postmenopausal women.  National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin, 1: 4, 44-45

Carroll P., Jakeman P.M., Barrett E, Murphy N., Donnelly R., Loughnane M., Murphy M (2002) Biological Day-to-Day Variability and Critical Differences in the Serial Measurement of Two Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover in the Sera of Healthy Young Adult Males.  National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin, 1: 3, 41-42 

Carroll P., Barrett E., Murphy N., Donnelly R., Loughnane M., Jakeman P.M., (2001) The optimum marker of bone resorption for both healthy young males and non-osteoporotic postmenopausal women: Sample collection, mode of assessment and inherent variability.  National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin, 1: 2, 41-42 

Presentations

Lindy, D., Barry, M., (2018), #Kindwaterford – kindness through collaboration and participation.  WHO International Healthy Cities Conference Changing cities to change the world Celebrating thirty years of the Healthy Cities Movement Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1-4 October 2018 [Oral]

Carroll P, Barry M, Harold L, O'Grady M, Barry-Murphy B, O'Neill A, Brennan L; An investigation of the impact of ‘Facilitation Skills for Health and Well-Being’ training. 10th European Public Health Conference Sustaining resilient and healthy communities Stockholm, Sweden November 2017 [Oral]

Carroll P, Barry M, Harold L, O'Grady M, Barry-Murphy B, O'Neill A, Brennan L “...this is not about changing my work load or content, it is about changing how I do my work”: The personal and professional impact of facilitation skills for health and wellbeing training on youth workers in out of school settings. 21st Annual Health Promotion Conference at NUI Galway June 2017 [Oral]

Harold L, Carroll P, O’Grady M, Barry-Murphy N, Brennan L, O’Neill A, Barry M, An Exploration of the sustainability of facilitation skills for health and well-being training in the out of school sector. 20th Annual Health Promotion Conference at NUI Galway June 2016 [Oral]

Barry, M., Carroll, P., Barry Murphy, B., Brennan, L., Trainers Programme in Experiential Based Facilitation Training for Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE), SPHE Network Conference, Dublin.  Oct 2014 [oral]

Barry, M., Summary of practice-based experience of delivering SPHE in the Department of Health Sport and Exercise Science, WIT, 4th Schools for Health Europe International Summer School. Limerick June 2014 [Oral]

Carroll P. , Fanning O. , Barry-Murphy B. , Loughnane M. Family Communications and Self Esteem (FCSE): An experientially facilitated parenting programme, Health Promotion Summer School. Galway June 2014 [Poster]

Carroll P., Jakeman P.M., Barrett E, Murphy N., Donnelly R., Loughnane M., Murphy M. Biological Day-to-Day Variability and Critical Differences in the Serial Measurement of Two Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover in the Sera of Healthy Young Adult Males.  28th Annual Scientific Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland, Limerick, October 2005 [Poster]

Carroll P., Hunter A., Barry D., Barrett  E., Loughnane M., Donnelly R., Murphy N., Jakeman P.M. The components of variance and the critical difference in specific markers of bone turnover in healthy adult males and postmenopausal women.  28th Annual Scientific Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland, Limerick, October 2005 [Poster]

Carroll P., Murphy N., Donnelly R., Barry D., Barrett E., Jakeman P.M.  Loughnane M.  Acute effects of anaerobic exercise on bone turnover in healthy postmenopausal women.  28th Annual Scientific Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland, Limerick, October 2005 [Poster]

Loughnane M., Murphy N., Donnelly R., Barrett E., Barry D., Jakeman P.M., Carroll P. Acute effects of anaerobic and aerobic exercise on bone turnover in healthy postmenopausal women.  9th Meeting of the National Osteoporosis Society, Bath, June 2003 [Poster]

 

Other Publications

Loughnane, M., (2010), Evaluation: Sexual Health Programme, Squashy Couch Adolescent Youth Café

Waterford Sports Partnership, (2004), Physical Activity in the Workplace: A guide to promoting physical activity in the Workplace, Prepared by Mairead Loughnane on behalf of Waterford Sports Partnership, http://www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie/pdfs/workplacebooklet.pdf

Teaching

Undergraduate

Activity in Care Training (Level  6) Tutor since 2002.

Teach on the BA in Health Promotion and BA in Exercise and Health since 2003:

  • Social Personal and Health Education across all years.

  • Key Populations - Children, Youth at Risk, Older adults.

  • Active Citizenship.

  • Health Promotion Leadership.

  • Final year project supervision.


Postgraduate

MA in SPHE (Level 9)/MA in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being :

  • Negotiated Learning Module.

  • Advanced Facilitation Skills.

  • Advanced Personal Development.

  • Research postgraduate supervision on the MA in SPHE.

  • Support individuals to complete the Recognition of Prior Learning Process for individuals who have relevant experience in the area but do not have the traditional qualification for entry. 

Professional

Mairead is a member of the Association of Health Promotion Ireland and is on the Interim Board of Directors for the development of a registration system in Ireland for Health Promotion Practitioners. 

She is a member of the Healthy Waterford Steering Committee. Healthy Waterford has been a member of the WHO European Network of Healthy Cities since 2010. 


Partnership Work:

  • Mairead works at developing partnerships that are are mutually beneficial to the School of Health Science, the community partner and the students learning experience. Such partnerships are Squashy Couch Adolescent Health and Information Service, Students Union in WIT, Access Office in WIT, St Vincent de Paul, Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford Area Partnership.

  • She co-facilitated a National Training Programme in "Facilitation Skills for Delivering Experiential Learning for Healthy Living" for trainers who train teachers and workers in and out of school settings SPHE. This training was co-funded by the HSE and National Office for Suicide Prevention and is delieverd by WIT and the Mens Development Network. 

  • She was involved in a project that is "Experiential Based Faciltiation training for Health and Wellbeing" Training Programme for workers in the Youth Sector. This project is in partnership with The National Youth Council of Ireland and is co-funded by the HSE and National Office for Suicide Prevention.  

Other

Member of the Healthy Waterford Steering Committee from September 2016.

Member of Waterford Age Friendly Alliance Board from November 2016.

Committed to ongoing personal and professional development work/training which underpins her contribution to her work in WIT.