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Mrs. Maria Murphy-Griffin BA, MSc, PhD

Title:

Leacturer

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Sport And Exercise Science

Room Name/ Num:

GO5 O'Connell Bianconi - Health Sciences Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

I am a full-time lecturer in the department undergraduate programmes since 2002. I am interested in both exercise for health and in sport and performacne and have a particular interest in exercise/sport physiology. I have been awarded a BA in Physical Education and mathematics (UL), an MSc in sport Science (Loughborough University, Leics) and a PhD in Exercise and the Heart (UL).

Research

I supervised postgraduate research to MA level

  • Physcial Activity promotion in an garda Siochana

Various undergraduate research projects

Teaching

I have taught at secondary school level (P.E. and mathematics) for 2 years

P.E.S.S. dept at UL

  • exercise physiology

W.I.T.

  • Exercise physiology modules
  • Social personal and Health Education modules
  • Fitness/resesiance and conditioning modules
  • Activity leadership modules
  • sports pedagogy
  • Data and measurement
  • Coach Education

Professional

Academic Record:    

B.A., Physical Education, 1.1 (Hons),  Thomond College of Education, 1990

M.Sc. Sport Science,  Loughborough Uni. Technology, Leics, England.    1991

Dip. Research Training (Health and Fitness),  Queens Uni. Belfast.  1992

Dip. Cardiac Rehabilitation Co-ordination     R.C.S.I.  1996

Ph.D., Exercise and the Heart,   U.L., 2000

 

Career History:

Employer                                Position                                               Dates

Whitehall, Dublin                    P.E. and mathematics teacher             1993

Waterford                               P.E. and mathematics teacher             1993-1994

W.I.T.                                      Lecturer (Part-time)                            1994-1995

U.L.                                         Lecturer (part-time)                             1996-2000

W.I.T. and S.E.H.B                Research Assistant                              2000-2001

W.I.T.                                      Laboratory Technician                        2001-2002

WIT                                         Lecturer                                               2002-Date

 

Written report for an Garda Siochana (Nov, 2006) Recommendations to An Garda Siochana Regarding the use of Physical Fitness testing during Garda Training at Templemore Garda Training College.

Personal Sporting and Coaching Experience

I am a level 2 athletics coach and am actively involved in coaching at juvenile and senior levels

I am fitness instuctor for local intemediate camogie team

 

I am a competitive masters athlete at national level