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Ms. Rosie Donnelly

Title:

Lecturer in Health Promotion and Exercise & Health Studies

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Sport And Exercise Science

Telephone:

+353 0 51834024

Room Name/ Num:

TL 1.53 Tourism & Leisure Education Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

My Bibliography

I am a lecturer on the BA in Health Promotion, the BA in Exercise & Health Studies and the Bachelor of Business Studies (Recreation and Sport Management) within the Department of Health Sport and Exercise Science at WIT.

I have a National Diploma in Business Studies (Recreation and Leisure), a BA(Hons) in Recreation and Leisure and a Masters of Science by research all from the Waterford Institute of Technology. 

To underpin my teaching I also completed the Extra Mural Certificate in Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) (awarded by WIT & HSE), and proceeded to marry my interest in the area of student health and well-being with my research studies to the point where I am currently undertaking a PhD in Education at UCC, whereby I am exploring health education and well-being in higher education.

Prior to my appointment in 1996 as a member of staff in WIT I previously worked in the health and leisure industry for eight years as a sports centre manager, exercise to music and gym instructor, coach and massage therapist. In the past I have also been employed as a NCEF tutor having acquired this qualification from the University of Limerick.

Research

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Rosie was one of the founding members of the Centre for Health Behaviour Research at WIT.

 

Her new and current area of research, which is the focus of her own current PhD studies in UCC, is in the area of student well-being and health education, particularly social, personal and health education in higher education. 

Recent Presentations

Donnelly R. Ethical Dilemmas associated with Health Education in Higher Education (HEHE), 4th Schools for Health Europe International Summer School. Limerick June 2014 [Oral]

 

Rosie's past research was in the area of bone health and physical activity.

Past Published Abstracts/Conference Proceedings: Peer Reviewed

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 

 

Past Presentations

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]

Donnelly R. The effect of adherence and compliance on Broadband Ultrasound Attenuation (BUA) change. The British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES). University of Wales College, Newport, UK, Sept. 4 -7th 2001 [Poster]

Donnelly R. The Effect of Bone Loading Exercise on Broadband Ultrasound Attenuation (BUA) in Pre- and Post- Menopausal Women. World Congress on Osteoporosis. Chicago, Illnois, USA,June 15-18th 2000 [Poster]

Donnelly R.The Acute Biochemical Response of Post-menopausal ‘Bone Losers’ and ‘Bone Gainers’ to a bout of Exercise. World Congress on Osteoporosis. Chicago, Illnois, USA,June 15-18th 2000 [Poster]

Donnelly R. Can Broadband Ultrasound Attenuation (BUA) Detect Changes in Bone following Exercise? The British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES).The John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, August 29th - Sept.1st 2000 [Poster]

Teaching

Rosie is a member of the Department of Health Sport and Exercise Science and primarily teaches modules connected with the disciplines of Health Promotion, Exercise and Health Studies and Sports Management.

Modules Present

Social Personal and Health Education

Community Development

Disabilities and Advocacy

Workplace Health Promotion

Health Promotion Leadership for Key Populations; Children, Youth at Risk, People with Disabilities.

 

Modules Past

Exercise to Music

Sports Pedagogy / Skills

Community Recreation

Concepts in Sport

Motivational Interviewing

First Aid

 

Supervision

Rosie also supervises students on workplacement within the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science and in partnership with external stakeholders, and supervises and examines dissertation research projects at undergraduate level.

She has also been involved in the MA in SPHE and has co-facilitated on the ‘Negotiated Learning’ module.

Professional

External Examiner:

Rosie was appointed to the preliminary review panel for the new course document; BSc (Hons) in Health and Exercise Science in DKIT and later acted as the external examiner to this program from 2011 to 2014.

Partnership Work:

Rosie has served as the WIT Rep on the Board of the Waterford Sports Partnership for five years. She has also developed close working relationships with community based projects namely Manor St. John, Ballybeg and the DFBA Community Development Projects. She works at developing partnerships that are mutually beneficial to the community partner, the students and their learning experience and the Department of Health Sport and Exercise Science.

Other

Rosie regularly engages in ongoing personal and professional development training which underpins her work in WIT, the most recent (Dec. 2015) being in the area of health literacy.

Rosie is also actively involved in community development and youth work. 

She is a keen GAA enthusiat, a past all-Ireland ladies footballer, she still enjoys participating in the G4M&O and coaching her local underage club teams.

Rosie also enjoys social dancing.