Dr Niamh Ní Chéilleachair is course co-ordinator and lecturer on the BSc (Hons) in Sports Science with Exercise Physiology where she has lectured across several modules specialising the delivery of Physiology for the High Performance Athlete.
Niamh graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc
(Hons) in Sport and Exercise Sciences and a PhD, which incorporated a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate alternative training methods for endurance athletes.
Niamh is also an accredited Performance Physiologist with the Sport Ireland Institute and has worked with high performance athletes across a range of sports including rowing, swimming and athletics. Her research interests are of a multi-disciplinary, applied sports science nature involving physiological and biomechanical approaches to improve the performance of well-trained and elite athletes.
To date Niamh has supervised a number of Masters students across the discipline of Sports Science and is currently supervising PhD students investigating methods of improving performance in team sport athletes, including high intensity interval training and resisted sprinting, in addition to PhD students investigating fundamental movement skills in Irish primary school children and the psychology of musculoskeletal injury.