Dr. Niamh Murphy
Centre for Health Behaviour Research
School of Health Sciences
Waterford Institute of Technology
Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0176-2897
Niamh is a senior lecturer in Public Health and Health Promotion in the School of Health Sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology and leads the Centre for Health Behaviour Research at WIT. Niamh has extensive teaching and research experience in health promotion and exercise and health and is actively involved in public health policy implementation , advocacy and community action. Research interests and publications include population physical activity, evaluations of community based health promotion initiatives, physical activity policy, and the role of mass events on population health. Niamh is a member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), Health Enhancing Physical Activity Network (HEPA )Europe (steering group member) and International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). She is co-investigator of the Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (I-PARC).
Dr. Meghan Eagen-Torkko
Assistant Professor & Director of Nursing
School of Nursing & Health Studies
University of Washington Bothell
Clinician, Family Planning Program
Public Health Seattle-King County
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9064-6494
Meghan is Assistant Professor and Director of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell in Bothell, Washington. Her research centers around the intersection of power and identity in sexual and reproductive health outcomes, and has included theoretical and empirical work on antiracism in nursing education, concordance as a person-centered outcome measure in infant feeding, ethical implications and obligations of nurses and midwives in issues of conscience and abortion provision, and experiences of parents and perinatal nurses during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. She teaches ethics, health systems and policy, and sexual and reproductive health, and maintains a clinical practice in SRH in a large urban public health system.
School of Health Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford
Ph +353 51302165
Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6759-9180
Mairead is a Lecturer in the School Health Science and is co-course leader to the MA in Advanced Facilitation skill for Health and Well-being (www.wit.ie/wd591). She has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate in the field of Health Promotion and Facilitation skills since 2004. She is a member of the Association of Health Promotion in Ireland Accreditation Board. Her key areas of interest are group facilitation, personal development, Gestalt Psychotherapy, mental health and wellness and the role of active citizenship in public health.
Dept. of Computing & Mathematics
Waterford Institute of Technology,
Cork Rd, Waterford, Ireland.
Ph +353 51 302073
Robert (Rob) O’Connor is a computing lecturer in WIT and is the programme leader for the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (WD001). Robert is also a graduate of this course, having obtained a BSc. (Hons) in Applied Computing at WIT in 1999. He then worked as a contract programmer for a number of organisations before undertaking postgraduate work in 2002. He successfully completed an MSc by Research with the TSSG in 2004 and took up a full-time lecturing position with WIT in 2006. Since then, he has lectured at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on topics such as programming, digital media and computer science.
Since 2018, Robert has produced and hosted The Machine, a podcast from WIT in which technical topics are discussed at a level suitable for novices. Robert’s specialist areas of interest include native app development, audio/visual media and content production.
Dr Jenny O’Connor
Department of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology,
Cork Road, Waterford, Ireland
Ph +353 51302850
Jenny is a lecturer in the Humanities department at Waterford Institute of Technology where she teaches on the BA Arts programme. In addition, she teaches modules on narrative and communications across two other Schools in the Institute. She has presented and published papers on the intersection of Deleuzian theory and film studies (which was the subject of her PhD). She is currently interested in digital storytelling as pedagogical practice, and has undergone training in digital storytelling facilitation through StoryCenter in Berkeley, California. She runs a podcast series called “The Nerve” which brings together staff, students and special guests to discuss a range of topics, including English literature, cultural events and critical theory. You can listen to these podcasts here or on all of the usual platforms: https://anchor.fm/the-nerve
Dr. Paula Carroll
Contact Details: GO6 Nursing Building O’Connell Bianconi – Health Sciences Building, Waterford IT
+353 51 834141
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8465-4535
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paula-Carroll
Brief Profile: I am Co-Course Leader of the Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Health and Well-Being. I also continue to lecture on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the department and have done so since 2003. I am a health promotion specialist with a keen interest in developing emotional intelligence, learning in the affective domain, facilitation skills and men’s health. I have considerable experience of cross-sectoral collaboration regarding health policy and training; I am co-author of the worlds’ first National Men’s Health Policy (2008) and the subsequent National Men’s Health Action Plan (2016) and currently am actively involved in practice based research primarily in the area of men’s health.
Dr. Jody Early
Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies
University of Washington Bothell
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jody-Early
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FKkDFkAAAAAJ&hl=en
Dr. Jody Early is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies and faculty coordinator for the Health Education and Promotion minor. Jody’s integrative scholarship and praxis examine social, ecological, and systemic factors that impact individual and community health. She primarily applies critical and social theories, as well as anti-racist, participatory, and feminist frameworks to co-develop and evaluate tailored community interventions and strategies. Her current research explores socio-ecological factors that impact sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in agriculture, including workplace climate. She is PI of Basta! Prevent Sexual Harassment in Agriculture, a Spanish/English workplace video, toolkit, and comic co-created with Latina farmworkers and a number of other stakeholders. She and her colleagues are currently evaluating the effectiveness of this intervention in Washington State.
Jody also explores the application of digital and critical pedagogies to improve higher education and health promotion. She is co-leading several transdisciplinary projects and interventions with colleagues in STEM, communication, humanities, and the health sciences. She is co-editor of the forthcoming text, Be the Change: Putting Health Advocacy, Policy, and Community Organization into Practice in Public Health Education (OxfordPress) and is co-author of the book, The Process of Community Health Education and Promotion (3rd and 2nd editions, Waveland Press).
When she isn’t falling asleep on her laptop, she enjoys sipping Seattle coffee, listening to podcasts, hiking, biking, cooking, and spending time with her two daughters and partner, Aron.
Dr. Andrea L. Stone
Director of Health Studies
University of Washington Bothell
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Phone 425 352 5224
Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4485-5727
Andrea is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. Her primary areas of teaching include epidemiology, research methods, behavioral health, and health policy. Andrea’s research has focused on the promotion of child and young adult health and mental health through epidemiological research examining risk and protective factors associated with behavioral health outcomes. Current research interests also include issues of diversity, and substance use policy.