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Dr Ciarán Ó Catháin

Sports Performance

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Dr Ciarán Ó Catháin

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ciaranocathain@ait.ie

Dr Ciarán Ó Catháin

Dr Ciarán Ó Catháin is a lecturer and course co-ordinator for the BSc in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology. Ciarán lectures on the Sports Science, Athletic and Rehabilitation, and Physical Activity and Health degree programmes in the areas of Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning. Ciarán has an BSc in Sport Science and Health from DCU, a MSc in Applied Sports Nutrition from St Mary’s University London, and a PhD in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology. During his PhD Ciarán developed novel technology that provides real-time biofeedback to runners and allows them to intuitively adapt their running style to reduce the risk of developing overuse running injuries. Ciarán’s primary research interests focus on a multidisciplinary approach to improving sporting performance, reducing injury risk and addressing the current gender data gap that exits in this area. This involves examining how biomechanics, physiology, and nutrition interact in order to provide a more holistic understanding of the underlying mechanisms that can be targeted to improving athletic performance and reduce injury occurrence.

Ciarán's Research Projects

Biomechanics of Resisted Training

Sports Nutrition in Team Sport Athletes

Ciarán's Peer Reviewed Publications

Braga Rodrigues, T., Ó Catháin, C., O’Connor, N.E. and Murray, N. (2020). A Quality of Experience assessment of haptic and augmented reality feedback modalities in a gait analysis system. PLoS ONE, 15(3), e0230570.

Ó Catháin, C., Richter, C. and Moran, K. (2020). Can directed compliant running reduce the magnitude variables associated with the development of running injuries? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In Press.

Ó Catháin, C., Fleming, J., Renard, M. and Kelly, D.  (2020).  Dietary Intake of Gaelic Football Players during Game Preparation and Recovery. Sports, 8, 62.

Daly, L.S.; Catháin, C.Ó.; Kelly, D.T. Gaelic Football Match-Play: Performance Attenuation and Timeline of Recovery. Sports 2020, 8, 166.

Renard, M., Kelly, D.T., Chéilleachair, N.N., Catháin, C.Ó. Evaluation of Nutrition Knowledge in Female Gaelic Games Players. Sports 2020, 8, 154.

Ó Catháin, C., Fleming, J., Renard, M. and Kelly, D.  (2020).  Dietary Intake of Gaelic Football Players during Game Preparation and Recovery. Sports, 8, 62.