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.