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Ciara Losty

Ciara Losty (Sport Psychology)

Dr Cíara Losty is a lecturer in applied sport and exercise psychology in Waterford Institute of Technology on the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology programme. Cíara is accredited as a Professional Member by Irish Institute of Sport Professional Quality Assurance Committee in in the area of sport psychology delivery. Cíara was part of team Ireland sport science and medical team for the London 2012 & 2016 Olympic games.  Currently she works with modern pentathlon, badminton, track and field, jump and flat jockeys and various GAA teams. 


Stephen Barrett (Sport Science/Nutrition)
Stephen is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science in WIT. He is the Performance Director and Coach with Aqua Blue Sport, Ireland's first Professional Cycling Team and is also head of performance and nutrition with the Waterford Senior Hurling Team. His sporting career included inter-county hurling with Cork and was also a professional cyclist. Stephen delivers 1 to 1 nutrition support and physiological testing to our athletes.


Bruce Wardrop (Sport Science)

Bruce is the Technical Officer for the Department of Sport & Exercise Science. Bruce has gained extensive experience in providing sport science support to a variety of athletes, the highlight of which was working at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Paralympic Games with the Irish Squad. He is on hand to provide assistance with physiological testing.


Joey O' Brien (Strength & Conditioning)
Joey is an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is currently completing a Masters in Strength & Conditioning at IT Carlow. He is lead strength and conditioning coach at WIT Arena and has worked with a number of sports teams and athletes. Joey over sees the design and implementation of strength and conditioning for the athletes who have exclusive access to the High Performance Unit at WIT Arena.


Conor McCarthy (Physiotherapy)
Conor is head physiotherapist with the Waterford senior hurling team and and physio to the Irish Men's senior boxing team. His practice is based at Newtown Driving Range in Tramore.