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Dr. Patrick Delaney

Title:

Lecturer in Recreation & Sport Management

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Sport And Exercise Science

Telephone:

+353 0 51834092

Room Name/ Num:

Office 115 Health Sciences Building O'Connell Bianconi - Health Sciences Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Patrick Delaney is a graduate of the Bachelor of Business in Recreation and Sport Management programme in Waterford Institute of Technology. His PhD in the area of Social Media was one the first projects to be funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences in WIT. Patrick has been a lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology since 2011. Prior to that, he lectured in both Institute of Technology Tralee and University College Dublin. His research Interests include social media and its impact on both sports development practices and recreation and sport management and marketing. He is also interested in leisure operations management. Patrick is currently on the board of directors at the Apex Sport Health and Leisure Centre in New Ross. He has also collaborated with Wexford County Council on various community activities. In 2015, he was part of the organisation committee for the European Association of Sport Management Conference held in the Aviva stadium Dublin. 

Research

Delaney, P. (2013), Sport and Recreation Participation and Lifestyle Behaviours in Waterford City Adolescents, Available from: http://www.irishsportscouncil.ie/Research/Adolescent_Lifestyle_2013_/.

Delaney, P. (2010), Teens on Bebo unaware of risks, The Sunday Times, May 8th 2010, p.6.

Delaney, P. & Connor, S. (2010), The Frenzy of Social Networking: An Ethnographic Investigation into the use of the Social Networking Site Bebo, 37th Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference, Queens University Belfast, May 7th – 9th 2010.

Delaney, P. & Connor, S. (2010), Digital Ethnography: An Unexploited Method of Studying Adolescents’ Behaviours Online, Researching Young Lives Conference, University of Limerick, April 30th 2010.

Connor, S., O’Rathaille, M., Delaney, P., Barry, D. & Saunders, E. (2008), Young Peoples Sporting Leisure and Lifestyle Patterns – The Impact of the Celtic Tiger, AISEP International Conference, Sapporo, Japan, January 21st – 24th 2008.

Teaching

Waterford Institute of Technology

Lecturer BBS in Recreation and Sport Management            

University College Dublin

Lecturer in Sports Studies              

Institute of Technology Tralee

Assistant Lecture in Health and Leisure

Scholarship & Academic Achievement

  • Awarded the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship in May 2008.
  • WIT Teaching Excellence Award Winner - June 2018
  • Teaching Hero Award - May 2021