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Kieran Dowd

Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health Science

  • kdowd@ait.ie
  • Room: E2323
  • Building: Main Building
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science and Health

Kieran completed a B.Sc. (Hons) degree is Physical Education with Concurrent Mathematics teaching at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

The main subject areas were teaching and learning, mathematics, physical education and physical activity promotion. Kieran taught in a secondary school setting as a Physical Education teacher for 1 year before undertaking his postgraduate studies. In 2008, Kieran obtained postgraduate research funding from the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. His Ph.D. research focused on developing accurate and effective methods of examining physical activity and sedentary behaviours using accelerometry (activPAL). This research involved evaluating and examining the effect of specific activity behaviours on indices of health in Irish adolescents. Additional research interests include the development of effective intervention to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours in second level adolescents.

Kieran’s Post-Doctoral research was with the Determinants of “Diet and Physical Activity; Knowledge Hub to integrate and develop infrastructure for research across Europe” (DEDIPAC KH). This initiative aimed to understand the determinants, at both the individual and group levels, regarding dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours using a broad
multidisciplinary approach. A secondary goal was to examine these interrelationships and to translate this knowledge into a more effective promotion of a healthy diet and increased participation in physical activity. Kieran’s primary role within this project was to critically evaluate the state of the art techniques for physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement, and to provide recommendations on best practice methods in the area of physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement.

Journal Articles

Powell, C., Herring, M. P., Dowd, K. P., Donnelly, A. E. & Carson, B. P. SIMULTANEOUS VALIDATION OF FIVE ACTIVITY MONITORS FOR USE IN ADULT POPULATIONS. Obesity Reviews, 2017, Published Ahead of Print (Impact Factor 7.995).

Dowd, K. P., Purtill, H., Harrington, D. M., Hislop, J., Reilly, J. J. & Donnelly, A. E. MINIMUM WEAR DURATION FOR THE ACTIVPAL(TM) PROFESSIONAL
ACTIVITY MONITOR IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES. Pediatric Exercise Science, 2017, 29(3), 427-433 (Impact Factor 1.613).

O’Neill, A., Dowd, K. P. O’Gorman, C., Hannigan, A., Walsh, C. Harrington, and Purtill, H. ACTIVITY PROFILES AND THE ASSOCIATIONS WITH WEIGHT STATUS IN POPULATION STUDIES OF YOUNG CHILDREN: ARE THERE GENDER DIFFERENCES? Pediatric Exercise Science, 2016, 29(1), 131-144 (Impact Factor: 1.613)

D. M., Murphy, M., Carlin, A., Coppinger, T., Donnelly, A., Dowd, K. P., Keating, T., Murphy, N., Murtagh, E., O’Brien, W., Woods, C. & Belton, S. 2016. RESULTS FROM IRELAND NORTH AND SOUTH’S 2016 REPORT CARD ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13, S183-S188. (Impact Factor: 1.854).

Dowd, K. P., Harrington, D., Hannigan, A., Purtill, H., Kelly, S., Macken, A., Moyna, N., O’Gorman, C. and Donnelly, A. E. ‘THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACTIVITY PROFILES IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH ADIPOSITY’, Pediatric Exercise Science, 2016, 28(1), 109-116 (Impact Factor = 1.613).

Powell,C, Carson, B. P., Dowd, K. P., Donnelly, A. E., ‘SIMULTANEOUS VALIDATION OF FIVE ACTIVITY MONITORS FOR USE IN ADULT POPULATIONS’, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 2016, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12813 (Impact Factor: 3.025).

Powell, C, Carson, B. P., Dowd, K. P., Donnelly, A. E., ‘THE ACCURACY OF THE SENSEWEAR PRO3 AND THE ACTIVPAL3 MICRO DEVICES FOR MEASUREMENT OF ENERGY EXPENDITURE’, Physiological Measurement, 2016, 37, 1715-1727 (Impact Factor:1.5).

Dowd, K. P., Kirwan, R. P., Hannigan, A., Purtill, H. and O’Gorman, C. S. Dowd,‘THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MATERNAL PERCEPTIONS OF OWN WEIGHT STATUS AND WEIGHT STATUS OF HER CHILD: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL COHORT STUDY’, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2015, O, 1-5 (Impact Factor = 2.899).

Dowd K .P., Murphy, A., Scully, P., Letshwiti, J. B. and O Gorman, C. S. , ‘THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PILOT PAEDIATRIC OBESITY CLINIC AT THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, LIMERICK’, Irish Medical Journal, 2015, 108 (9), 278-280 (Impact Factor = 0.573).

Dowd K. P., Harrington, D. M., Hannigan, A. and Donnelly, A. E. ‘LIGHT INTENSITY ACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH EXCESS ADIPOSITY IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES’, Medicine Science & Sport and Exercise, 2014; 46 (12): 2295-2300 (Impact Factor = 4.459).

Harrington, D. M., Belton, S., Coppinger, T., Cullen, M., Donnelly, A. E., Dowd, K. P., Keating, T., Layte, R., Murphy, M., Murphy, N., Murtagh, E. and Woods, C. ‘RESULTS FROM IRELAND’S 2014 REPORT CARD ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CHIDREN AND YOUTH’ Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2014; 11 (1S): 63-68 (Impact Factor = 1.854).

Dowd, K.P., Harrington, D.M. and Donnelly, A.E. ‘CRITERION AND CONCURRENT VALIDITY OF THE ACTIVPALTM PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR IN ADOELSCENT FEMALES’ PLoS One, 2012; 12: 47633 (Impact Factor = 3.7).

Dowd, K.P., Harrington, D.M., Bourke, A.K., Nelson, J. and Donnelly, A.E. ‘THE MEASUREMENT OF SEDENTARY PATTERNS AND BEHAVIOURS USING THE ACTIVPALTM PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR’ Physiological Measurement, 2012; 33: 1887-1899 (Impact Factor = 1.5).

Harrington, D.M., Dowd, K.P., Tudor-Locke, K. and Donnelly, A.E. ‘A STEPS/MINUTE VALUE FOR MODERATE INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES’ Pediatric Exercise Science, 2012; 24: 399-408 (Impact Factor = 1.6).

Harrington, D.M., Dowd, K.P., Bourke, A.K. and Donnelly, A.E. ‘CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF LEVELS AND PATTERNS OF OBJECTIVELY MEASURED SEDENTARY TIME IN
ADOLESCENT FEMALES’ International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2011; 8:120 (Impact Factor = 3.6).

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

** - oral presentation, * - poster presentation

· Powell, C., Carson, B. P., Dowd, K. P., Hannigan, A., Purtill, H., Perry, I. J., Kearney, P. M., Harrington, J. M., Hayes, G. & Donnelly, A. E. (2017) ‘THE INFLUENCE OF ALL ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH IN AN IRISH ADULT POPULATION’, International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAPMAM), Bethesda (MD), USA.**

· Powell, C., Carson, B. P., Dowd, K. P., Hannigan, A., Perry, I. J., Kearney, P. M., Harrington, J. M., Hayes, G. & Donnelly, A. E. (2017) ‘THE
THEORETICAL EFFECTS OF REPLACING SEDENTARY TIME WITH STANDING TIME, LIPA AND MVPA ON CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH’, HEPA Europe Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, 2017.**

· Hayes, G., Dowd, K. P., MacDonncha, C., Carson, B., Purtill, H., Hannigan, A., Herring, M.P., Powell, C., O’Gorman C.S. & Donnelly, A.E. (2017) ‘IS LIGHT INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFICIAL FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH?’ HEPA Europe Conference, Zagreb, Croatia.**

· Hayes, G., O’ Connor, R., Dowd, K.P., MacDonncha, C., Carson, B., Purtill, H., Hannigan, A., Herring, M.P., Powell, C., O’Gorman C.S. & Donnelly, A.E. (2017) ‘IS LIGHT INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFICIAL FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH?’, University Hospital Limerick Health Research Symposium, Limerick, Ireland.*

Hayes, G., Dowd, K. P., MacDonncha, C., Carson, B., Purtill, H., Hannigan, A., Herring, M.P., Powell, C., O’Gorman C.S. & Donnelly, A.E (2017) ‘INCREASED STANDING TIME IS ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER DIASTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE IN ADOLESCENTS’ International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM), Bethesda (MD), USA.*

Hayes,G., Dowd, K. P., MacDonncha, C., Carson, B., Purtill, H., Hannigan, Hayes, G., Dowd, K. P., MacDonncha, C., Powell, C., and Donnelly, A. E. (2016) ‘THE COMPARISON OF FREE-LIVING SEDENTARY TIME USING THE ACTIVPAL3 MICRO AND THE ACTIGRAPH GT3X’, American College of Sports Medicine, 48 (5), Supplement.**

Powell, C., Dowd, K. P., Carson, B., and Donnelly, A. E. (2016) ‘ACCURACY OF ENERGY EXPENDITURE MEASUREMENT USING THE SENSEWEAR PRO3 AND THE ACTIVPAL3 MICRO DEVICES’, American College of Sports Medicine, 48 (5), Supplement.**

Powell, C., Carson, B., Dowd, K. P., and Donnelly, A. E. (2015) ‘VALIDITY OF VECTOR MAGNITUDE THRESHOLDS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF MODERATE AND VIGOROUS
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY USING THE ACTIGRAPH WGT3X-BT’, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland.*

Powell, C., Dowd, K. P., Carson, B., and Donnelly, A. E. (2015) ‘VALIDATION OF THE ACTIVPAL3 MICRO’, 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Limerick, Ireland.*

Hayes, G, Dowd, K. P., Harrington, D., Hannigan, A., Purtill, H., Kelly, S., Moyna, N., O’Gorman, C. and Donnelly, A. E. (2015) ‘CHANGES IN OBJECTIVELY MEASURED
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES OVER A 12 MONTH PERIOD’, 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Limerick, Ireland.*

Dillon, C., Powell, C., Dowd, K. P., Carson, B., and Donnelly, A. E. (2015) ‘CRITERION VALIDITY AND CALIBRATION OF THE GENEACTIV ACCELEROMETER IN ADULTS’, 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Limerick, Ireland.*

Norris, M., Dowd, K. P., Kenny, I., Donnelly, A. E., and Anderson, R. (2015) ‘COMPARISON OF RAW ACCELEROMETRY OUTPUT FROM COMMERCIAL DEVICES; IMPORTANCE OF BODY POSITION AND GAIT VELOCITY’, 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Limerick, Ireland.*

Kieran’s undergraduate degree, B.Sc. (Hons) Physical Education with Concurrent Mathematics Teaching was a degree primarily focused on educating teachers how to teach. This course provided multiple modules focused on teaching and learning throughout all four years. After completing this course, Kieran taught for 12 months in a secondary school, honing his teaching skills in an applied setting. After returning to full-time postgraduate education, Kieran continued to teach on a wide range of modules, including Pedagogy, Exercise and Children’s to Sport Sciences students at the University of Limerick and in paediatric physical activity and obesity to Graduate Entry Medical School students at the University of Limerick.

Kieran also continued teaching mathematics throughout his post-graduate degree, working in the University of Limerick Mathematics Drop in Centre from 2008 - 2014. Kieran also provided support tutorials on mathematics modules, including Business Maths and Engineering modules during this time. Between 2009 and 2013, Kieran acted as module coordinator and primary lecturer on the Engineering Mathematics module of the Access course within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick.

Student Supervision:

Throughout his post-graduate and post-doctoral work, Kieran has supervised final year projects for Physical Education and Sport Science graduates, while he also supervised post-graduate teacher education Action Research Projects as part of the Professional Diploma in Mathematics Education at the University of Limerick between 2014 and 2016. Kieran has co-supervised 1 Ph.D. student to completion, and is currently co-supervising another1 Ph.D. student and 1 M.Sc. by research student.

September 2017: Invited Speaker at the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference 2017. December 2015-2016: Delivered symposia on sedentary behaviour research, sedentary behaviour measurement and activPAL accelerometer measurement

2010 - Present: American College of Sports Medicine

2015 – Present: International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour

  • Biography

    Kieran completed a B.Sc. (Hons) degree is Physical Education with Concurrent Mathematics teaching at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

    The main subject areas were teaching and learning, mathematics, physical education and physical activity promotion. Kieran taught in a secondary school setting as a Physical Education teacher for 1 year before undertaking his postgraduate studies. In 2008, Kieran obtained postgraduate research funding from the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. His Ph.D. research focused on developing accurate and effective methods of examining physical activity and sedentary behaviours using accelerometry (activPAL). This research involved evaluating and examining the effect of specific activity behaviours on indices of health in Irish adolescents. Additional research interests include the development of effective intervention to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours in second level adolescents.

    Kieran’s Post-Doctoral research was with the Determinants of “Diet and Physical Activity; Knowledge Hub to integrate and develop infrastructure for research across Europe” (DEDIPAC KH). This initiative aimed to understand the determinants, at both the individual and group levels, regarding dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours using a broad
    multidisciplinary approach. A secondary goal was to examine these interrelationships and to translate this knowledge into a more effective promotion of a healthy diet and increased participation in physical activity. Kieran’s primary role within this project was to critically evaluate the state of the art techniques for physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement, and to provide recommendations on best practice methods in the area of physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement.

  • Research & Consultancy

    Journal Articles

    Powell, C., Herring, M. P., Dowd, K. P., Donnelly, A. E. & Carson, B. P. SIMULTANEOUS VALIDATION OF FIVE ACTIVITY MONITORS FOR USE IN ADULT POPULATIONS. Obesity Reviews, 2017, Published Ahead of Print (Impact Factor 7.995).

    Dowd, K. P., Purtill, H., Harrington, D. M., Hislop, J., Reilly, J. J. & Donnelly, A. E. MINIMUM WEAR DURATION FOR THE ACTIVPAL(TM) PROFESSIONAL
    ACTIVITY MONITOR IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES. Pediatric Exercise Science, 2017, 29(3), 427-433 (Impact Factor 1.613).

    O’Neill, A., Dowd, K. P. O’Gorman, C., Hannigan, A., Walsh, C. Harrington, and Purtill, H. ACTIVITY PROFILES AND THE ASSOCIATIONS WITH WEIGHT STATUS IN POPULATION STUDIES OF YOUNG CHILDREN: ARE THERE GENDER DIFFERENCES? Pediatric Exercise Science, 2016, 29(1), 131-144 (Impact Factor: 1.613)

    D. M., Murphy, M., Carlin, A., Coppinger, T., Donnelly, A., Dowd, K. P., Keating, T., Murphy, N., Murtagh, E., O’Brien, W., Woods, C. & Belton, S. 2016. RESULTS FROM IRELAND NORTH AND SOUTH’S 2016 REPORT CARD ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13, S183-S188. (Impact Factor: 1.854).

    Dowd, K. P., Harrington, D., Hannigan, A., Purtill, H., Kelly, S., Macken, A., Moyna, N., O’Gorman, C. and Donnelly, A. E. ‘THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACTIVITY PROFILES IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH ADIPOSITY’, Pediatric Exercise Science, 2016, 28(1), 109-116 (Impact Factor = 1.613).

    Powell,C, Carson, B. P., Dowd, K. P., Donnelly, A. E., ‘SIMULTANEOUS VALIDATION OF FIVE ACTIVITY MONITORS FOR USE IN ADULT POPULATIONS’, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 2016, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12813 (Impact Factor: 3.025).

    Powell, C, Carson, B. P., Dowd, K. P., Donnelly, A. E., ‘THE ACCURACY OF THE SENSEWEAR PRO3 AND THE ACTIVPAL3 MICRO DEVICES FOR MEASUREMENT OF ENERGY EXPENDITURE’, Physiological Measurement, 2016, 37, 1715-1727 (Impact Factor:1.5).

    Dowd, K. P., Kirwan, R. P., Hannigan, A., Purtill, H. and O’Gorman, C. S. Dowd,‘THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MATERNAL PERCEPTIONS OF OWN WEIGHT STATUS AND WEIGHT STATUS OF HER CHILD: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL COHORT STUDY’, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2015, O, 1-5 (Impact Factor = 2.899).

    Dowd K .P., Murphy, A., Scully, P., Letshwiti, J. B. and O Gorman, C. S. , ‘THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PILOT PAEDIATRIC OBESITY CLINIC AT THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, LIMERICK’, Irish Medical Journal, 2015, 108 (9), 278-280 (Impact Factor = 0.573).

    Dowd K. P., Harrington, D. M., Hannigan, A. and Donnelly, A. E. ‘LIGHT INTENSITY ACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH EXCESS ADIPOSITY IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES’, Medicine Science & Sport and Exercise, 2014; 46 (12): 2295-2300 (Impact Factor = 4.459).

    Harrington, D. M., Belton, S., Coppinger, T., Cullen, M., Donnelly, A. E., Dowd, K. P., Keating, T., Layte, R., Murphy, M., Murphy, N., Murtagh, E. and Woods, C. ‘RESULTS FROM IRELAND’S 2014 REPORT CARD ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CHIDREN AND YOUTH’ Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2014; 11 (1S): 63-68 (Impact Factor = 1.854).

    Dowd, K.P., Harrington, D.M. and Donnelly, A.E. ‘CRITERION AND CONCURRENT VALIDITY OF THE ACTIVPALTM PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR IN ADOELSCENT FEMALES’ PLoS One, 2012; 12: 47633 (Impact Factor = 3.7).

    Dowd, K.P., Harrington, D.M., Bourke, A.K., Nelson, J. and Donnelly, A.E. ‘THE MEASUREMENT OF SEDENTARY PATTERNS AND BEHAVIOURS USING THE ACTIVPALTM PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR’ Physiological Measurement, 2012; 33: 1887-1899 (Impact Factor = 1.5).

    Harrington, D.M., Dowd, K.P., Tudor-Locke, K. and Donnelly, A.E. ‘A STEPS/MINUTE VALUE FOR MODERATE INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES’ Pediatric Exercise Science, 2012; 24: 399-408 (Impact Factor = 1.6).

    Harrington, D.M., Dowd, K.P., Bourke, A.K. and Donnelly, A.E. ‘CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF LEVELS AND PATTERNS OF OBJECTIVELY MEASURED SEDENTARY TIME IN
    ADOLESCENT FEMALES’ International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2011; 8:120 (Impact Factor = 3.6).

    Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

    ** - oral presentation, * - poster presentation

    · Powell, C., Carson, B. P., Dowd, K. P., Hannigan, A., Purtill, H., Perry, I. J., Kearney, P. M., Harrington, J. M., Hayes, G. & Donnelly, A. E. (2017) ‘THE INFLUENCE OF ALL ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH IN AN IRISH ADULT POPULATION’, International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAPMAM), Bethesda (MD), USA.**

    · Powell, C., Carson, B. P., Dowd, K. P., Hannigan, A., Perry, I. J., Kearney, P. M., Harrington, J. M., Hayes, G. & Donnelly, A. E. (2017) ‘THE
    THEORETICAL EFFECTS OF REPLACING SEDENTARY TIME WITH STANDING TIME, LIPA AND MVPA ON CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH’, HEPA Europe Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, 2017.**

    · Hayes, G., Dowd, K. P., MacDonncha, C., Carson, B., Purtill, H., Hannigan, A., Herring, M.P., Powell, C., O’Gorman C.S. & Donnelly, A.E. (2017) ‘IS LIGHT INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFICIAL FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH?’ HEPA Europe Conference, Zagreb, Croatia.**

    · Hayes, G., O’ Connor, R., Dowd, K.P., MacDonncha, C., Carson, B., Purtill, H., Hannigan, A., Herring, M.P., Powell, C., O’Gorman C.S. & Donnelly, A.E. (2017) ‘IS LIGHT INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFICIAL FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH?’, University Hospital Limerick Health Research Symposium, Limerick, Ireland.*

    Hayes, G., Dowd, K. P., MacDonncha, C., Carson, B., Purtill, H., Hannigan, A., Herring, M.P., Powell, C., O’Gorman C.S. & Donnelly, A.E (2017) ‘INCREASED STANDING TIME IS ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER DIASTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE IN ADOLESCENTS’ International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM), Bethesda (MD), USA.*

    Hayes,G., Dowd, K. P., MacDonncha, C., Carson, B., Purtill, H., Hannigan, Hayes, G., Dowd, K. P., MacDonncha, C., Powell, C., and Donnelly, A. E. (2016) ‘THE COMPARISON OF FREE-LIVING SEDENTARY TIME USING THE ACTIVPAL3 MICRO AND THE ACTIGRAPH GT3X’, American College of Sports Medicine, 48 (5), Supplement.**

    Powell, C., Dowd, K. P., Carson, B., and Donnelly, A. E. (2016) ‘ACCURACY OF ENERGY EXPENDITURE MEASUREMENT USING THE SENSEWEAR PRO3 AND THE ACTIVPAL3 MICRO DEVICES’, American College of Sports Medicine, 48 (5), Supplement.**

    Powell, C., Carson, B., Dowd, K. P., and Donnelly, A. E. (2015) ‘VALIDITY OF VECTOR MAGNITUDE THRESHOLDS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF MODERATE AND VIGOROUS
    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY USING THE ACTIGRAPH WGT3X-BT’, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland.*

    Powell, C., Dowd, K. P., Carson, B., and Donnelly, A. E. (2015) ‘VALIDATION OF THE ACTIVPAL3 MICRO’, 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Limerick, Ireland.*

    Hayes, G, Dowd, K. P., Harrington, D., Hannigan, A., Purtill, H., Kelly, S., Moyna, N., O’Gorman, C. and Donnelly, A. E. (2015) ‘CHANGES IN OBJECTIVELY MEASURED
    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES OVER A 12 MONTH PERIOD’, 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Limerick, Ireland.*

    Dillon, C., Powell, C., Dowd, K. P., Carson, B., and Donnelly, A. E. (2015) ‘CRITERION VALIDITY AND CALIBRATION OF THE GENEACTIV ACCELEROMETER IN ADULTS’, 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Limerick, Ireland.*

    Norris, M., Dowd, K. P., Kenny, I., Donnelly, A. E., and Anderson, R. (2015) ‘COMPARISON OF RAW ACCELEROMETRY OUTPUT FROM COMMERCIAL DEVICES; IMPORTANCE OF BODY POSITION AND GAIT VELOCITY’, 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Limerick, Ireland.*

  • Teaching Experience

    Kieran’s undergraduate degree, B.Sc. (Hons) Physical Education with Concurrent Mathematics Teaching was a degree primarily focused on educating teachers how to teach. This course provided multiple modules focused on teaching and learning throughout all four years. After completing this course, Kieran taught for 12 months in a secondary school, honing his teaching skills in an applied setting. After returning to full-time postgraduate education, Kieran continued to teach on a wide range of modules, including Pedagogy, Exercise and Children’s to Sport Sciences students at the University of Limerick and in paediatric physical activity and obesity to Graduate Entry Medical School students at the University of Limerick.

    Kieran also continued teaching mathematics throughout his post-graduate degree, working in the University of Limerick Mathematics Drop in Centre from 2008 - 2014. Kieran also provided support tutorials on mathematics modules, including Business Maths and Engineering modules during this time. Between 2009 and 2013, Kieran acted as module coordinator and primary lecturer on the Engineering Mathematics module of the Access course within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick.

    Student Supervision:

    Throughout his post-graduate and post-doctoral work, Kieran has supervised final year projects for Physical Education and Sport Science graduates, while he also supervised post-graduate teacher education Action Research Projects as part of the Professional Diploma in Mathematics Education at the University of Limerick between 2014 and 2016. Kieran has co-supervised 1 Ph.D. student to completion, and is currently co-supervising another1 Ph.D. student and 1 M.Sc. by research student.

  • Interests & Professional Development
    September 2017: Invited Speaker at the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference 2017. December 2015-2016: Delivered symposia on sedentary behaviour research, sedentary behaviour measurement and activPAL accelerometer measurement
  • Membership of Academic/Professional Bodies

    2010 - Present: American College of Sports Medicine

    2015 – Present: International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour