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Dr. Aoife Lane

Head of Department of Sport & Health

  • alane@ait.ie
  • Room: E3222
  • Building: Main Building
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science and Health

Dr Aoife Lane is Head of Department of Sport and Health Science at AIT and Chairperson of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association. Aoife completed the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science in University of Limerick before undertaking a Masters in Health Promotion in NUI Galway and a PhD in Physical Activity in Irish Women in WIT. Aoife has lectured in Physical Activity and Health, Research Methods, Statistics, Epidemiology, and GAA Coaching. Aoife is a member of the Galway GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee and is a Connacht representative on the National GAA Health and Wellbeing group.

Current Research Activity: Contribution of GAA to Daily PA Levels among Irish Youth, Evaluation of the GAA Healthy Club Programme, Partner in an EU Erasmus Sports Club for Health Project, Objective Assessment of Activity and Sedentary Behaviour among Older Adult and Adolescent Groups, Programme Provision and Participation in Physical Activity among Ethnic Minority Groups In Ireland

Evaluation of Health/Physical Activity Events and Initiatives - Moving Hearts Project, Sean Kelly Cycle, Women’s Mini Marathon, Waterford Healthy Cities, Kilkenny Healthy Towns Data Mining/Analysis - Growing Up in Ireland, CARDI Project on Physical Activity Levels of Older Adults in Ireland, Points for Life Programme

Publications: Papers

Lane, A, Murphy, N, Donohoe, A, Regan, C (2016). Health promotion orientation of GAA sports clubs in Ireland. Sport in Society. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1173920.

Kokko, S, Donaldson, A, Geidne, S, Seghers, J, Meganck, J, Lane, A, Kelly, B, Casey, M, Eime, R, Villberg, J, Kannas, L. (2016). Piecing the puzzle together. Case studies of international research in health promoting sports clubs. Global Health Promotion.

Murtagh EM, Murphy MH, Murphy NM, Woods C, Nevill AM, Lane A (2015). Prevalence and correlates of physical inactivity in community-dwelling older adults in Ireland. PLoS
ONE. 10:e0118293-e.

Murphy, N, Lane, A, Bauman, A (2015). Leveraging mass participation events for sustainable health legacy. Leisure Studies.

Lane A, Murphy M, Bauman A (2013). An effort to ‘leverage’ the effect of participation in a mass event on physical activity. Health Promotion International.

Lane A, Harrison M, Murphy N (2014). Screen time increases risk of overweight and obesity in active and inactive 9 year old Irish children: a cross sectional analysis. Journal of Physical Activity and Health (in press).

Lane A, Murphy NM, Bauman A (2012). Active for a day: predictors of relapse among previously active mass event participants. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9 (1), 48-52.

Lane A, Murphy NM, Bauman A, Chey T (2010). Randomised controlled trial to increase physical activity among insufficiently active women following their participation in a mass event. Health Education Journal, 69(3), 287-296.

Bauman A, Murphy N, Lane A (2009). The role of community programmes and mass events in promoting physical activity to patients. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43, 44-46 Reports

Carroll P & Lane A (2007). Moving Hearts: An Evaluation. Kilkenny: Health Promotion Department, Health Service Executive, South Area.

Muldoon AL, Lane, A, Murphy, NM, Power, M, Kealy, R & O’Dwyer, J (2008). Waterford Active Schools Programme: An Evaluation. Ireland: Waterford Sports Partnership
and the Centre for Health Behaviour Research, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Lane A, Murphy NM, Bauman A (2008). The Impact of Participation in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on Physical Activity Behaviour in Women.Research Report 1. Ireland: Centre for Health Behaviour Research, Department of Health Sport and Exercise Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology and Irish Sports Council.

Lane, A., Murphy, N.M., Smyth, P., & Bauman, A. (2010). Do Mass Participation Sporting Events Have a Role in Making Populations More Active? Research Report 2. Ireland: Centre
for Health Behaviour Research, Waterford Institute of Technology and Irish Sports Council.

Lane A. (2012). Camogie Player Welfare Report. Ireland: Camogie Association.

Lane A (2015). Never Enough Time: The Experience of Third Level Student County GAA Players. Ireland: GPA.

Conference Presentations: Posters

Lane, A., Murphy, N., Bauman, A., & Chey, T. (2008). A Print Based Randomised Controlled Trial to Increase Physical Activity among Insufficiently Active Women. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Cascais: Portugal.

Murphy, N., Lane, A., Bauman, A., & Chey, T. (2008). Physical activity relapse among Irish women 6 months after a mass event. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Cascais: Portugal.

Muldoon, A (2009). WASP Poster. International Conference of Physical Activity and Public Health. Toronto: Canada.

Lane, A., Murphy, N., & Harrison M. (2013). Screen time and overweight/obesity in high and low active Irish children. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Ghent: Belgium.

Lane A, Murphy M, Woods, C, Murphy M (2013). Stay active: the physical activity, ageing and health study: study protocol and preliminary results. PEPAYS Conference. Dublin: Ireland.

Oral Presentations

Lane, A, Murphy, N, Bauman, A (2009). Active for a Day: Predictors of Relapse among Previously Active Mass Event Participants. International Conference of Physical Activity and Public Health. Toronto: Canada.

Lane, A, Murphy, N, Bauman, A (2010). ‘Making the Best of What you Have’; Using Existing Resources in the Community to Promote Physical Activity. HEPA Europe Conference. Olomouc: Czech Republic.

Lane A, Murphy M, Bauman A (2011). Sedentary behaviour of Irish females participating in a mass physical activity event. HEPA Europe Conference. Amsterdam: The Netherlands.

Fitzpatrick, G, Lane, A (2012). Team Cohesion. Success with Teenage Attitudes. GAA National Coaching Conference. Dublin: Ireland.

Lane A, Murphy N, Harrison M (2012). Correlates and Implications of High Screen Time among High and Low Active Irish Nine-Year Olds. Be Active Conference. Sydney: Australia.

Lane, A, Murphy, N (2013). An Evaluation Framework for Ireland’s GAA Healthy Club Initiative. HEPA Europe Conference. Helsinki: Finland.

Lane, A (2014). ‘The More Games the Better’; Player Welfare, A Camogie Players Perspective. GAA National Coaching Conference. Dublin: Ireland.

Lane A, Murphy N, Donohoe A (2014). Baseline Health Promotion Status of GAA Clubs in Ireland. HEPA Europe Conference. Switzerland: Zurich.

Lecturer in Research, Epidemiology, Physical Activity and Health at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at WIT: this teaching has extended across all undergraduate programmes in the Department and to postgraduate programmes in SPHE. Duties also include student mentoring, supervision of placement students and supervision of undergraduate thesis projects.

Completed the Jim Madden Leadership Programme 2015. Speaker at first national Women and Girls in Sport Conference in Ireland. Semester at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Prof Adrian Bauman. External Examiner at Griffith College Dublin

HEPA Europe, GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee, GPA Student Council and Founder and Chair of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association.

  • Biography

    Dr Aoife Lane is Head of Department of Sport and Health Science at AIT and Chairperson of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association. Aoife completed the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science in University of Limerick before undertaking a Masters in Health Promotion in NUI Galway and a PhD in Physical Activity in Irish Women in WIT. Aoife has lectured in Physical Activity and Health, Research Methods, Statistics, Epidemiology, and GAA Coaching. Aoife is a member of the Galway GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee and is a Connacht representative on the National GAA Health and Wellbeing group.

  • Research & Consultancy

    Current Research Activity: Contribution of GAA to Daily PA Levels among Irish Youth, Evaluation of the GAA Healthy Club Programme, Partner in an EU Erasmus Sports Club for Health Project, Objective Assessment of Activity and Sedentary Behaviour among Older Adult and Adolescent Groups, Programme Provision and Participation in Physical Activity among Ethnic Minority Groups In Ireland

    Evaluation of Health/Physical Activity Events and Initiatives - Moving Hearts Project, Sean Kelly Cycle, Women’s Mini Marathon, Waterford Healthy Cities, Kilkenny Healthy Towns Data Mining/Analysis - Growing Up in Ireland, CARDI Project on Physical Activity Levels of Older Adults in Ireland, Points for Life Programme

    Publications: Papers

    Lane, A, Murphy, N, Donohoe, A, Regan, C (2016). Health promotion orientation of GAA sports clubs in Ireland. Sport in Society. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1173920.

    Kokko, S, Donaldson, A, Geidne, S, Seghers, J, Meganck, J, Lane, A, Kelly, B, Casey, M, Eime, R, Villberg, J, Kannas, L. (2016). Piecing the puzzle together. Case studies of international research in health promoting sports clubs. Global Health Promotion.

    Murtagh EM, Murphy MH, Murphy NM, Woods C, Nevill AM, Lane A (2015). Prevalence and correlates of physical inactivity in community-dwelling older adults in Ireland. PLoS
    ONE. 10:e0118293-e.

    Murphy, N, Lane, A, Bauman, A (2015). Leveraging mass participation events for sustainable health legacy. Leisure Studies.

    Lane A, Murphy M, Bauman A (2013). An effort to ‘leverage’ the effect of participation in a mass event on physical activity. Health Promotion International.

    Lane A, Harrison M, Murphy N (2014). Screen time increases risk of overweight and obesity in active and inactive 9 year old Irish children: a cross sectional analysis. Journal of Physical Activity and Health (in press).

    Lane A, Murphy NM, Bauman A (2012). Active for a day: predictors of relapse among previously active mass event participants. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9 (1), 48-52.

    Lane A, Murphy NM, Bauman A, Chey T (2010). Randomised controlled trial to increase physical activity among insufficiently active women following their participation in a mass event. Health Education Journal, 69(3), 287-296.

    Bauman A, Murphy N, Lane A (2009). The role of community programmes and mass events in promoting physical activity to patients. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43, 44-46 Reports

    Carroll P & Lane A (2007). Moving Hearts: An Evaluation. Kilkenny: Health Promotion Department, Health Service Executive, South Area.

    Muldoon AL, Lane, A, Murphy, NM, Power, M, Kealy, R & O’Dwyer, J (2008). Waterford Active Schools Programme: An Evaluation. Ireland: Waterford Sports Partnership
    and the Centre for Health Behaviour Research, Waterford Institute of Technology.

    Lane A, Murphy NM, Bauman A (2008). The Impact of Participation in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on Physical Activity Behaviour in Women.Research Report 1. Ireland: Centre for Health Behaviour Research, Department of Health Sport and Exercise Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology and Irish Sports Council.

    Lane, A., Murphy, N.M., Smyth, P., & Bauman, A. (2010). Do Mass Participation Sporting Events Have a Role in Making Populations More Active? Research Report 2. Ireland: Centre
    for Health Behaviour Research, Waterford Institute of Technology and Irish Sports Council.

    Lane A. (2012). Camogie Player Welfare Report. Ireland: Camogie Association.

    Lane A (2015). Never Enough Time: The Experience of Third Level Student County GAA Players. Ireland: GPA.

    Conference Presentations: Posters

    Lane, A., Murphy, N., Bauman, A., & Chey, T. (2008). A Print Based Randomised Controlled Trial to Increase Physical Activity among Insufficiently Active Women. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Cascais: Portugal.

    Murphy, N., Lane, A., Bauman, A., & Chey, T. (2008). Physical activity relapse among Irish women 6 months after a mass event. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Cascais: Portugal.

    Muldoon, A (2009). WASP Poster. International Conference of Physical Activity and Public Health. Toronto: Canada.

    Lane, A., Murphy, N., & Harrison M. (2013). Screen time and overweight/obesity in high and low active Irish children. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Ghent: Belgium.

    Lane A, Murphy M, Woods, C, Murphy M (2013). Stay active: the physical activity, ageing and health study: study protocol and preliminary results. PEPAYS Conference. Dublin: Ireland.

    Oral Presentations

    Lane, A, Murphy, N, Bauman, A (2009). Active for a Day: Predictors of Relapse among Previously Active Mass Event Participants. International Conference of Physical Activity and Public Health. Toronto: Canada.

    Lane, A, Murphy, N, Bauman, A (2010). ‘Making the Best of What you Have’; Using Existing Resources in the Community to Promote Physical Activity. HEPA Europe Conference. Olomouc: Czech Republic.

    Lane A, Murphy M, Bauman A (2011). Sedentary behaviour of Irish females participating in a mass physical activity event. HEPA Europe Conference. Amsterdam: The Netherlands.

    Fitzpatrick, G, Lane, A (2012). Team Cohesion. Success with Teenage Attitudes. GAA National Coaching Conference. Dublin: Ireland.

    Lane A, Murphy N, Harrison M (2012). Correlates and Implications of High Screen Time among High and Low Active Irish Nine-Year Olds. Be Active Conference. Sydney: Australia.

    Lane, A, Murphy, N (2013). An Evaluation Framework for Ireland’s GAA Healthy Club Initiative. HEPA Europe Conference. Helsinki: Finland.

    Lane, A (2014). ‘The More Games the Better’; Player Welfare, A Camogie Players Perspective. GAA National Coaching Conference. Dublin: Ireland.

    Lane A, Murphy N, Donohoe A (2014). Baseline Health Promotion Status of GAA Clubs in Ireland. HEPA Europe Conference. Switzerland: Zurich.

  • Teaching Experience

    Lecturer in Research, Epidemiology, Physical Activity and Health at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at WIT: this teaching has extended across all undergraduate programmes in the Department and to postgraduate programmes in SPHE. Duties also include student mentoring, supervision of placement students and supervision of undergraduate thesis projects.

  • Interests & Professional Development
    Completed the Jim Madden Leadership Programme 2015. Speaker at first national Women and Girls in Sport Conference in Ireland. Semester at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Prof Adrian Bauman. External Examiner at Griffith College Dublin
  • Membership of Academic/Professional Bodies

    HEPA Europe, GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee, GPA Student Council and Founder and Chair of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association.