BSc (Hons) Health & Physical Activity
Assistant Lecturer in Sport Science
Department of Science and Health
e: Christopher.Nulty@itcarlow.ie t: 059 9175590
- Research Interests
- Research Supervision
- Engagement and Collaboration
Interested in muscle and tendon physiology, specifically on the impact of training and nutrition interventions on muscle and tendon properties. Research experience in physiological assessment of strength and power in Premier league football and Intercounty Gaelic football.
Experience in supervising postgraduate students with two ongoing projects, the most recent examining fatigue during intensified competition periods for team sports. The other project is a collaborate effort with the Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy researchers in Health CORE, primarily focusing on validity and reliability of strength/power assessment after specific therapy interventions.
Currently working on research degree at Liverpool John Moore’s University on the influence of Vitamin C enriched collagen supplementation and resistance exercise on muscle-tendon unit physiology. Also interested in the impact of ageing and menstrual cycle status influence acute physiological responses to feeding and exercise interventions.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Simpson, D., Ehrensberger, M., Nulty, C., Regan, J., Broderick, P., Blake, C. and Monaghan, K. (2019). Peak torque, rate of torque development and average torque of isometric ankle and elbow contractions show excellent test–retest reliability. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, 39(01), pp.67-76.
Allister, A., Byrne, P.J., Nulty, C.D. and Jordan, S. (2018). Game-related statistics which discriminate elite senior Gaelic football teams according to game outcome and final score difference. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 18(4), pp.622-632.
Murtagh, C.F., Nulty, C., Vanrenterghem, J., O’Boyle, A., Morgans, R., Drust, B. and Erskine, R.M. (2018). The neuromuscular determinants of unilateral jump performance in soccer players are direction-specific. International journal of sports physiology and performance, 13(5), pp.604-611..
Conference Proceedings and Papers
O’Meara D., Nulty C., O’Rourke, B., and Devereux F. A comparison of peak rate of force development between a traditional isometric mid-thigh pull and a novel, explosive mid thigh pull. Submitted to All-Ireland Post Graduate conference in Sports Science, Physical Activity and Physical Education May 2019.
Nulty C, Regan J, Donlon E, McGowan B, Gilmartin S, Silke C & Whelan B. Identification of Muscle Strength Imbalances in Intercounty Gaelic Football Players. Submitted to Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference September 15-17, 2016.
Gilmartin SG, Donlon E, Regan J, Nulty C, McGowan, B, Smyth C, Slike C & Whelan B. Assessing the predictive ability of isokinetic testing for risk of hamstring injury in an intercounty Gaelic football team. Submitted to Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference September 15-17, 2016.
Murtagh CF, Nulty C, Stubbs M, Vanrenterghem J, O’Boyle A, Morgans R, Drust B & Erskine RM. The contribution of skeletal muscle volume and architecture to soccer-specific power in elite and recreational youth soccer players. Submitted to European College of Sport Science: Sustainable Sport Conference, Malmo, Sweden, June 24-27, 2015.
Darragh O’Meara, year 2 MRes Student, investigating the Optimum time frame for recovery of force-time characteristics after dry needling interventions. Co-Supervising with Brian O’Rourke.
Eoin Kirwan, year 1 MRes Student on Presidents award funding, investigating Fatigue during intensified competition periods Co-Supervising with Declan Browne
Areas of Interest for future supervision
- nutrition and resistance exercise;
- recovery from fatiguing/damaging exercise;
- influence of estrogen levels on sport physiology and nutrition
- influence of ageing on adaptations to resistance exercise
Engagement and Collaboration
Previous research collaboration with Liverpool Football Club and Sligo GAA. Currently collaborating with Belfast Giants Ice Hockey investigating fatigue during intensified competition periods.