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Niamh Murphy & Health Promotion

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Professor Niamh Murphy recently co-authored a paper which was published in The Lancet, one of the highest-impact research journals in the field of health and medicine. “An evidence-based assessment of the impact of the Olympic Games on population levels of physical activity” was concerned with the legacy of large-scale sporting events on the health and fitness of the general public. Niamh tells her own research story, from studying as an undergraduate in Limerick, to postgraduate work in Queens University, followed by a stint in UCC and then WIT. A theme of  promoting physical activity has been constant throughout all her research.

Find out more about Niamh's work via her WIT profile. The full text of The Lancet paper is available to read at https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01165-X/fulltext. Follow 9Plus on Twitter @9pluspodcast