Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Menu Search



Nicholas Mahony
Asst Prof & MSc Sports Medicine Co-ordin, Anatomy

Biography

I was educated at Batley Grammar School in Yorkshire and Portora Royal School Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh and then studied medicine in TCD in the 1980's. Following pre-registration house officer posts at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro and Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth, I served as a medical officer and completed my higher training in general practice in the Royal Navy. On leaving the Navy I mainly worked in Emergency Medicine until moving back to Ireland to undertake an MSc in Sports Medicine under the tutelage of Professor Moira O'Brien in TCD in 1995. I held posts as demonstrator and temporary lecturer in Anatomy from 1996-1997, and in 1998 I was appointed Lecturer in Anatomy and also took over as course coordinator of the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine programme and as Medical Officer to the Anatomy department's Human Performance Laboratory. My interest in sports and exercise stems from a former life as an Irish and British championship winning club rower in both sculls and sweep rowing and as a former Irish lightweight international. I coached TCD's college rowing team from 1996-1999 and again from 2003-2008 and was Irish International Rowing Team Doctor from 1998-2003, and Doctor to Ireland's International Kayaking team from 2003-2008. I remain an active and keen skier, windsurfer, flat-water marathon kayaker,swimmer, cyclist and runner. Clinically in academic sports medicine since 1998, I have provided a pre-participation medical screening and exercise testing and training prescription service for athletes from junior to elite international levels from a variety of endurance sports in the Human Performance Laboratory. I was an instructor and course director on AHA/IHF Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses for over 6 years and acted as a Medical Service Provider to the Irish Sports Council Elite Athletes Carding Scheme since 2001. In service to the Discipline of Anatomy I was Secretary and Chair of the Anatomical Committee of the Irish Medical Schools (ACIMS) from 2014-2016 and presently I am the secretary of the Dublin Anatomical Committee. I have played a key role in the development of Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland, in 2003 I was a founding fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI&RCPI), I have been a board member since 2011 and Chair of its Annual Scientific Conference Committee since 2012. In 2016 I was appointed Vice Dean of the FSEM and recently in conjunction with faculty colleagues I developed a Post CCST Higher Specialist Training programme in Sports and Exercise Medicine which was recently approved by the Medical Council and Minister for Health and is due to be rolled out in late 2017. Since 1998 I have supported research in TCD as a supervisor and as medical service provider to over 35 research projects in the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine programme and when required provided medical cover and pre-participation screening for numerous other exercise related BSc, MSc and PhD projects in Physiology run in collaboration with the Human Performance Laboratory. I completed my own PhD in Bioengineering under the supervision of Prof David Taylor in 2013 and then as Head of Anatomy I have refocused the Discipline's primary research strategy towards tissue and animal models of spinal axonal regeneration in our new neuroscience research laboratory; and, in addition with colleagues in Physiology, TCIN and Bioengineering I am now embarking on a major collaborative project with UCLA involving neuro-electrical stimulation and robotic walking in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury patients. Initially a single patient pilot study this major 'follow on' project currently undergoing HPRA approval, will have expanded patient numbers and external matched funding from Industry, Mark Pollock Trust and Irish Funding bodies and is due to commence in the CRF St James's hospital in late 2017.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kearney, R., Mahony, N., Donne, B. & Fleming, N. 1, The profile of heart rate training zones in non-­‐elite rowers across a winter training phase, Proceedings of 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science ., 22nd Annual Congress European College of Sports Science, Metropolis Ruhr Germany , 5th-8th July, edited by Seidensticker EG, Jaitner T & Platen P. , ECSS, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

S. Davy, G. W. O'Keeffe, N. Mahony, N. Phelan, D. S. Barry, A practical description and student perspective of the integration of radiology into lower limb musculoskeletal anatomy, Irish Journal of Medical Science, July 2016, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Fleming N., Donne B. & Mahony N, Cardiorespiratory effects of combining transcutaneous spinal stimulation and robot assisted walking: a case study. , 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Vienna, Austria, 6-9 July, edited by Baca, A., Diketmüller, R., Tschan, H., Hofman, M., Kornfeind, P., Tsolakidis, E. , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

Neil Fleming, Bernard Donne, Nicholas Mahony, A Comparison of electromyography and stroke kinematics during ergometer and on-water rowing, Journal of Sports Sciences, 32, (12), 2014, p1127 - 1138 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Loose Horse Productions / RTE, 'A parting gift', Dublin, Ireland, RTE Television, 2014, - Film production, 2014 URL

Dr Nick Mahony, Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry derived bone quantity in an ovine model of osteoporosis., TCD, 2013 Thesis, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Holland J, Kennedy O, Brennan O, Mahony N, Rackard S, O'Brien F, Taylor D & Lee C, Examination of osteoarthritis and subchondral bone alterations within the stifle joint of an ovariectomised ovine model., Journal of Anatomy, in press, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 URL DOI

D. Farnan, N. Mahony, F. Wilson and C. Gissane, A 3-month prospective study of injuries in amateur rugby and soccer, Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 34, 2013, p103 - 112 Journal Article, 2013 URL DOI

Colin J. Coyle, Bernard Donne, and Nick J. Mahony, "Effects of Carbohydrate-Protein Ingestion Post-Resistance Training in Male Rugby Players, International Journal of Exercise Science, 5, (1), 2012, p39 - 49 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Neil Fleming, Bernard Donne, David Fletcher and Nick Mahony, A biomechanical assessment of ergometer task specificity in elite flatwater kayakers, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2012) 11, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Mahony N, Bailey D, An audit of routine preliminary medical evaluation in athletes attending for laboratory based maximal exercise testing , 17th annual ECSS Congress, , Bruges, BELGIUM, July 4-7 , edited by Meeusen R., Duchatteau J., Roelands B., De Geus B., Baudry S., Tsolakidis E. , ECSS, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text URL

Osteoporosis in, editor(s)Fiona Wilson, John Gormley and Juliette Hussey , Exercise Therapy in the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Wiley Blackwell, 2011, pp242 - 255, [Nicholas J Mahony] Book Chapter, 2011 URL DOI

Flannery OM, Britton JR, O'Reilly P, Mahony N, Prendergast PJ, Kenny PJ, The threshold force required for femoral impaction grafting in revision hip surgery., Acta orthopaedica, 81, (3), 2010, p303-7 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

Flannery, O.M., Britton, J.R., O'Reilly, P., Mahony, N., Prendergast, P.J., Kenny, P.J, The threshold force required for femoral impaction grafting in revision hip surgery: A preliminary study in sow femurs, Acta Orthopaedica, 81, (3), 2010, p303-307 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

JC Holland, OD Kennedy, O Brennan, NJ Mahony, S Rackard, FJ O'Brien, TC Lee, Subchondral structural changes in the proximal tibia in an Ovariectomised Ovine Model, BONE, European Calcified Tissue Society , Vienna, Austria, May 2009, 44, (Supplement 2), 2009, ppS282 - S283 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI URL

Keeley BJ, Heidari B, Mahony NJ, Rackard SM, O'Brien FJ, Lee TC, Brennan O, Kennedy OD, Fitzpatrick D , Biomechanical comparison of the pullout properties of external skeletal fixation pins in the tibiae of intact and ovariectomised ewes, Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol , 21, (5), 2008, p418 - 426 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

Kennedy OD, Brennan O, Mahony NJ, Rackard SM, O'Brien J, Taylor D, Lee C., Effects of High Bone Turnover on the Biomechanical Properties of the L3 Veretebra in an Ovine Model of Early Stage Osteoporosis, SPINE, 33, (23), 2008, p2518 - 2523 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

Beades, M., Donne, B., Warmington, S., Mahony, N. , The effects of carbohydrate and caffeine beverages on hydration status following voluntary fluid restriction , 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science , Jyväskylä, Finland, 11-14 July , edited by Kallio, J., Komi, P., Komulainen, J., Avela, J , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 TARA - Full Text URL

Fleming, N., Donne, B., Mahony, N. , Electromyographic and kinesiological analysis of the kayak stroke: comparison of on-water and on-ergometer data across exercise intensity. , Proceedings of 12th Annual Congress of the ECSS , Jyväskylä, Finland, 11-14 July, edited by Kallio, J., Komi, P., Komulainen, J., Avela, J. , European Database of Sports Science, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Brennan O, Kennedy O, Mahony N, Lee C, Rackard S & O'Brien F. , Mechanical and histomorphometric variations in osteoporotic trabecular bone., J Biomech. 2006;39 Suppl 1:S3-654, 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany. , 29 July - 4 August, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Physiology of Exercise in, editor(s)Domhnall MacAuley , Oxford Handbook of Sports Medicine, OUP, 2006, pp123 - 170, [Nick Mahony and Bernard Donne] Book Chapter, 2006 URL

Una Kennedy Nick Mahony, A cadaveric study of the complications associated with the subxipoid and transthoracic approaches to emergency pericardiocentesis, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 13, 2006, p254 - 259 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Ansas K & Mahony N, The effect of a laboratory versus field based 10-minute exercise challenge on FEV1 in asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects , 9th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science , Clermont-Ferrand, France, 3-6th July , edited by Van Praagh, E., Coudert, J., Fellmann, N., Duché, P. , 2004 Conference Paper, 2004 URL

Tyrrell L., Mahony N., & Donne B., The effects of varying cadence on sub-maximal heart rate, blood lactate and oxygen uptake in elite male flat-water kayakers , 9th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science , Clermont-Ferrand, France, 3-6th July , edited by Van Praagh, E., Coudert, J., Fellmann, N., Duché, P. , 2004 Conference Paper, 2004 URL

Bone Quantity Measurement, in, editor(s)Prendergast and McHugh , Cpt 3 Osteoporosis, Bone Remodelling and Computer Simulation in "Topics in Bioengineering", TCBE & NCBES, 2004, pp71 - 74, [Nick Mahony] Book Chapter, 2004

Hislop M, Tierney P, Murray P, O'Brien M, Mahony N. , Chronic exertional compartment syndrome: the controversial "fifth" compartment of the leg. , American Journal of Sports Medicine., 31 , (5), 2003, p770 - 776 Journal Article, 2003 DOI URL

W.Ryan, N.Mahony, M.Delaney, M.O'Brien., Relationship of the common peroneal nerve and its branches to the head and neck of the fibula., British Journal Of Clinical Anatomy , 16, 2003, p501 - 505 Journal Article, 2003 DOI URL

Smith, Mahony, Donne and O'Brien, Prevalence of obstructive airflow limitation in Irish collegiate athletes, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 171, (4), 2002, p202 - 205 Journal Article, 2002 DOI URL

M.O'Brien and N Mahony, The role of a Masters course in higher professional training in Sports and exercise medicine., British Journal Sports Medicine, 4, (August), 2000, p235 - 245 Journal Article, 2000 URL DOI

N.Mahony, B.Donne, M.O'Brien, Comparison of physiological responses to rowing on friction loaded and air braked ergometers., Journal Sports Sciences, (17), 1999, p143 - 149 Journal Article, 1999 URL DOI

Nick Mahony, Comparison of physiological responses on friction loaded and air braked ergometers, TCD, 1996 Thesis, 1996

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Post-graduate Spring Study Day, 24th April, 2017, Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Delahuint E, McCarthy-Person U Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2017

Kearney R., Profile of heart rate training zones in non-elite rowers across a winter training phase, 2016 Thesis, 2016

Soden L, Donne B and Mahony N, Impact of cycling cadence on physiological responses and cycling capacity in male amateur road racing cyclists, Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 15th-16th September, edited by Mahony N, Clarke S, French H and O'Connor S , 2016 Poster, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Horgan A, The effects of supervised weight training on strength and power in senior male rowers, TCD, 2016 Thesis, 2016

Coakley S, Donne B, & Mahony N, Pilates; a potential prehabilitation tool in games players, Annual Sientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 15th-17th September, edited by Mahony N, Clarke S, French H, O'Connor S , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Fallon A., The effect of winter phase training on rowing performance measures, TCD, 2016 Thesis, 2016

Claffey M., Physiological profiles of senior club and collegiate rowers over a typical winter training phase, TCD, 2016 Thesis, 2016

Fallon A, Mahony N, Skaesspeare I, Change in performance markers in senior male rowers through winter preparation phase training, 13th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 15th-17th September , edited by Whyte E, O'Connor S, Mahony N , 2016 Poster, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 13th Annual Scientific Conference Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 15th-17th September, In:The female athlete, 2016, RCSI Dublin, Mahony N, Clarke S, French H and O'Connor S Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Horgan A, Mahony N, Hamilton R, Fleming N and Donne B, The effects of supervised weight training on strength and power in senior male rowers, Annual Scientific Meting of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI Dublin, 15th-17th September , edited by Mahony N, Clarke S, French H and O'Connor S , 2016 Poster, 2016

Claffey M, Mahony N, Kearney R and Donne B, Change in submaximal physiological markers in senior male rowers through winter preparation phase training, Annual Scientific Conference of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 15th-17th September, edited by Mahony N, Clarke S, French H and O'Connor S , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Post graduate Spring Study Day, 20th April, 2016, School of Nursing, Dublin City University, Whyte E, McCaffrey N & Mahony N Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2016

Shakespeare I., A prospective observational study on injury and illness in collegiate and club male rowers during a Winter training phase, TCD, 2016 Thesis, 2016

Kearney R, Mahony N, Claffey M, Fleming N and Donne B, Profiles of aerobic training heart rate zones in senior male rowers, Annual Scientific Conference of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI Dublin, 15th-17th September, edited by Mahony N, Clarke S, French H and O'Connor S , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Moore J, Carmody K, McDonald C, McIntyre A, Donne B and Mahony N, Effects of acute sleep deprivation and caffeine on anaerobic performance., 12th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 17th-19th September, edited by O'Connor S, French H, Mahony N and Whyte E , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Marshall I, Comparison of the reliability and reproducibility of BodyMetrix ultrasonic unit and Harpenden skinfold caliper for the measurment of body composition in Irish male collegiate athletes, TCD, 2015 Thesis, 2015

McNabb A, Hip rotation range of motion measurement and interpretation in clinical practice, TCD, 2015 Thesis, 2015

McIntyre A, Moore J, Carmody K, McDonald C,Donne B and Mahony N, Effects of acute sleep deprivation on aerobic and skills performance following caffeine supplementation., 12th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 17th-19th September, edited by O'Connor S, French H, Mahony N and Whyte E , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Parker McCabe C, Physiological and performance responses to a modified Loughborough intermittent shuttle test compared to match day perofmance in Gaelic footbal players, TCD, 2015 Thesis, 2015

Mahony N., Fleming N., Donne B. & Reilly R , A new approach to SCI rehabilitation, Frontiers in Neuroscience: Diseases and Treatments, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU, Dublin, 1st & 2nd September, 2015 Poster, 2015 URL TARA - Full Text

Simpson C, Evaluation of laboratory based fitness tests in Irish female soccer players , TCD, 2015 Thesis, 2015

Simpson C, Crowley M, Mahony N and Donne B, Comparison of feild versus laboratory based fitness testing in elite female soccer players, 12th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 17th-19th September, edited by O'Connor S, French H, Mahony N and Whyte E , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Post Graduate Spring Study DAY, 9th April, 2015, Health Sciences Centre University College Cork, Falvey E and Molloy M Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2015

Crowley M, Evaluation of field based tests to assess aerobic fitness in elite female soccer players, TCD, 2015 Thesis, 2015

Daly M, The effect of non-dominat lower limb training on bilateral lower limb motor performance in senior male Gaelic football players, 2015 Thesis, 2015

McDonald C, Moore J, Carmody K, , McIntyre A, Donne B and Mahony N, Effects of acute sleep deprivation and caffeine on aerobic performance., 12th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 17th-19th September, edited by O'Connor S, French H, Mahony N and Whyte E , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 12th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI & RCPI), 17th -19th September, In:Sports injury, exercise and physical activity in children and adolescents, 2015, RCSI, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Mahony N, Whyte E, French H, O'Connor S Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Daly F, Mahony N and Donne B, Reproducibility and reliability of SCAT3 and King Devick concussion assessment tools in junior rugby players - preliminary results, In:Hip Groin and Hamstrings In Sports - A complete picture, Annual Scientific Conference of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine & World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy World Congress , The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th-6th September, edited by Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F and McCaffrey N , 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Whelan D, Donne B & Mahony N, Comparison between different dynamic warm-up protocols on anaerobic exercise performance in male athletes., Hip and groin a complete picture. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and Wolrd Federation of Athletic Trainers Annula Congress., The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th-6th September, edited by Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F and McCaffrey N , 2014 Poster, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Doyle R, Donne B & Mahony N , Post-activation potentiation phenomenon in male rugby players , Hip and Groin a complete picture. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and World Federation of AThletic Trainers Annual Congress, The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th-6th September, edited by Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F and McCaffrey N , 2014 Poster, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Mahon B, Comparison of PARQ+ and routine pre-participation medical screening of athletes attending for routine exercise testing, TCD, 2014 Thesis, 2014

Lyons J, Donne B and Mahony N, Effect of changing muscle length on electromyographic activity and maximal force production of the knee flexor musculature , Hip Groin and Hamstrings In Sports - A complete picture, , Annual Scientific Conference of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine & World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy World Congress , The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th-6th September, edited by Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F and McCaffrey N , 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

O'Donovan J, Fleming N, Donne B & Mahony N , Comparison of lower limb EMG activity during exercise on cycle ergometer, elliptical trainer and treadmill , Hip and groin - a complete picture, Hip and Groin a complete picture, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and World Federation of Athletic Trainers, The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th-6th September, edited by Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F and McCaffrey N , 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Parker McCabe C, Daly M, Mahony N and Donne B, Physiological and performance responses to a modified Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test compared to match day performance in Gaelic footballers. , Hip and Groin a complete picture. Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and World Federation of AThletic Trainers Annual Congress., The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th-6th September, edited by Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F and McCaffrey N , 2014 Poster, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI & RCPI), 11th Annual Scientific Conference of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine & World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy World Congress , 4th-6th September, In:Hip Groin and Hamstrings In Sports - A complete picture, 2014, The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F & McCaffrey N Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Massey E, The effect of a placebo intervention on laboratory based graded incremental exercise testing to exhaustion in rowers, 2014 Thesis, 2014

McKenna S, Donne B & Mahony N , The relationship between workload at functional threshold power and maximal lactate steady state in male amateur triathletes, Hip and groin a complete picture. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and World Federation of Athletic Trainers Annual Congress., The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th-6th September, edited by Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F and McCaffrey N , 2014 Poster, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Daly M, Parker-McCabe C, Mahony N & Donne , The effect of non-dominant lower limb training for bilateral lower limb motor performance, Hip and Groin a complete picture -Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and World Fedderation of Athletic Trainers World Congress, The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th-6th September, edited by Mahony N, Whyte E, McVeigh F and McCaffrey N , 2014 Poster, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Melvin E, Comparison of the reliability and reproducibility of BodyMetrix ultrasonic unit and Harpenden skinfold caliper for the measurment of body composition in Irish female collegiate athletes, TCD, 2013 Thesis, 2013

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCPI & RCSI), 10th Annual Scientific Conference Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 20th-21st September , In:Head and Neck injury and illness in Sports, 2013, RCSI, Dublin, Mahony N Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Mahony N. and Donne B., Anthropometric and physiological data of Irish female triathletes from laboratory based exercise testing and relationship to competition performance., 10th Annual Scientific Conference Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 21st-22nd September, edited by Archer M, O'Brien M and Mahony N , 2013 Poster, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Byrne I, The effect of placebo on exercise performance in Gaelic football players, TCD, 2013 Thesis, 2013

Mahony N. and Donne B., Demographic, training, and medical profiles of Irish female triathletes presenting for routine laboratory based exercise testing., 10th Annual Scientific Conference Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 21st-22nd September, edited by Archer M, O'Brien M and Mahony N , 2013 Poster, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Garvey C, Comparison of physiological data during maximal incremental tests on treadmill, cycle erogmeter and cross trainer., TCD, 2013 Thesis, 2013

McEllin M, Reliability and reproducibility of a modified Hoff test for fitness of Gaelic Football players., TCD, 2013 Thesis, 2013

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI & RCPI), 9th Annual Scientific Conference Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 21st-22nd September, In:Fatigue Failure in Bone & Athletic Fatigue and Burnout in Sports, 2012, RCSI, Dublin, Mahony N, Archer M, O'Brien M Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Stewart L, Reliability and repeatability of the adjusted shuttle run test and a comparison of predicted VO2 max data from common field tests in ladies Gaelic football, 2011 Thesis, 2011

Nick Mahony, An audit of routine preliminary medical evaluation in athletes attending for laboratory based maximal exercise testing., 8th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine In Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 10-11 September 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Dr Nick Mahony, Update on Sports Nutrition for Medical Service Providers, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, 10th September , 2011, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Invited Talk, 2011

Darling L, Comparison of a modified 20 metre shuttle-run with indoor and outdoor graded exercis testsin field sports players , TCD, 2010 Thesis, 2010

Spillane E, Effect of a general practitioner led exercise intervention in overweight male collegiate students, TCD, 2010 Thesis, 2010

Egan N, Effect of variation in drag resistance on physiological responses during sub-maximal rowing on the Concept II ergometer, TCD, 2009 Thesis, 2009

Banim M, Comparison of graded incremental exercise test results on static and dynamic ergometers and effect on training prescription in male collegiate rowers, TCD, 2009 Thesis, 2009

Scott G, A field based investigation of time spent in heart rate zones during soccer training and competition, TCD, 2008 Thesis, 2008

Spellman M, The effect of phase of menstrual cycle on performance data and physiological variables during rowing ergometry, TCD, 2008 Thesis, 2008

Flynn C , A field based investigation of time spent in aerobic training zones during hockey training and competition, TCD, 2008 Thesis, 2008

Coneely P, On and off water heart rate and blood lactate profiling of male flatwater kayakers, TCD, 2007 Thesis, 2007

Brennan O, Kennedy O, Mahony N, Lee C, Rackard S & O'Brien F , Bone quality, in addition to bone mineral density measurements, is necessary to accurately predict bone strength in osteoporosis. , Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2nd International Conference of Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Kaui, Hawaii., 9 -13 December, edited by Taylor D , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 DOI

Cantwell G, An observational study of lung function variables in asthmatic and non-asthmatic males following treadmill running at three different workloads, TCD, 2007 Thesis, 2007

Dr Nick Mahony, Anatomy of the ankle joint, Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, Dublin, 21st-22nd September, 2007 Invited Talk, 2007

Donne, B., Mahony, N. , Reliability and reproducibility of haematological variables, inter- and intra-analyser comparison of Coulter Counter and Haemocue. , 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science , Jyväskylä, Finland, 11-14 July, edited by Kallio, J., Komi, P., Komulainen, J., Avela, J , 2007 Poster, 2007 TARA - Full Text URL

Beades, M., Donne, B., Warmington, S.A., and Mahony, N., Pharmokinetics of caffeine following ingestion in capsular or liquid format in healthy males, 11th Annual Congress, European College of Sports Science, Lausanne, Switzerland, July, 2006 Poster, 2006 URL

Clarke S, An observational study of cardiovascular risk factors in Irish collegiate students, TCD, 2006 Thesis, 2006

Kennedy J, A survey of nutritional knowledge attitudes and intake of collegiate athletes in Trinity College Dublin, TCD, 2005 Thesis, 2005

Beades, M., Donne, B., Warmington, S.A., and Mahony, N., Carbohydrate, but not caffeine or other stimulants improves intermittent exercise performance in elite male cyclists, 10th Annual Congress, European College of Sports Science, Belgrade, Serbia, July, 2005 Poster, 2005 URL

Byrne P, A comparison of field based exercise and eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation as provocation tests for exercise induced asthma in collegiate athletes , TCD, 2005 Thesis, 2005

Donne B and Mahony N., Relationship between load at D max and interpolated lactate profile data in assessing training responses and performance in elite male rowers , Proceedings of 10th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science ., 10th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science ., Belgrade, Serbia, 13-16 July, European Database of Sports Science, 2005 Poster, 2005 URL

Coyle C, Donne B, Hennessy L, Mahony N, Short-term effects of carbohydrate versus carbohydrate-protein ingestion on subsequent resistance training performance in male rugby players. , 10th European Congress of Sports Science, Belgrade, Serbia, July 2005, European Database of Sports Science, 2005 Poster, 2005 URL

Williams D, The effect of changing resistance on physiological variables during maximal incremental kayak ergometer tests in elite flat-water kayakers, TCD, 2005 Thesis, 2005

Tyrell L, The effects of varying cadence on sub-maximal heart rate, blood lactate and oxygen uptake in elite male flat-water kayakers , TCD, 2004 Thesis, 2004

Ansas K, Effect of laboratory versus filed based 10-minute exercise challenge on FEV1 in asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects, TCD, 2004 Thesis, 2004

Boyce E, The reliability of the maximal incremental exercise test protocol on a cycle ergometer, TCD, 2003 Thesis, 2003

Smyth J, An evaluation of lateral epicondylitis in tennis players, TCD, 2003 Thesis, 2003

Kidney S, Effect of incremental and 10 minute sub-maximal protocols as exercise provocation in asthmatic athletes, TCD, 2003 Thesis, 2003

Dr Nick Mahony, Recognition and prevention of over-training in athletes . , "From pain to performance" Multidisciplinary conference in Sports medicine , High Wycombe, England, 2002 Invited Talk, 2002

Kennedy U, Anatomy and injuries associated with subxiphoid pericardiocentesis, TCD, 2002 Thesis, 2002

Moira O'Brien, Bernard Donne & Nick Mahony, International Sports Medicine Conference, 6-8th September , 2001, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2001

Collins S, A comparison of the effects of static stretching and spinal manual therapy on lower limb flexibility, TCD, 2001 Thesis, 2001

Dr Nick Mahony, The Prevention of Overtraining in Athletes., 6th National Coaching Forum 'Pathways To Success In Sport' , National Coaching and Training Centre, University of Limerick, 8-10th June , 2001, NCTC Invited Talk, 2001

Leng T, Effects of respiratory muscle training on exercise performance in healthy collegiate males, TCD, 2001 Thesis, 2001

Keane G, 2. Kinematics of body segments during the rowing stroke: a comparison of Concept II and Rowperfect ergometers, TCD, 2001 Thesis, 2001

Nick Mahony, The management of meniscal injuries., 'The Knee In Sports', Belfast City Hospital, 22 November , 2000, British Association of Sports & Exercise Medicine Northern Ireland Autumn Meeting Invited Talk, 2000

Nick Mahony, The management of patellofemoral problems of the knee , 'The Knee In Sports', Belfast City Hospital, 22 November , 2000, British Association of Sports & Exercise Medicine Northern Ireland Autumn Meeting Invited Talk, 2000

Garrick M, Effect of glycerol hyperhydration on endurance exercise performance in male collegiate rowers, TCD, 2000 Thesis, 2000

O'Loughlin S, Effect of rowing training, hormone level and nutritional status on the bone mineral density of female rowers, TCD, 2000 Thesis, 2000

Smith E, Prevalence of obstructive airlflow limitation in collegiate age athletes , TCD, 2000 Thesis, 2000

Galligan C, 3. The anatomy and injuries associated with infraclavicular approach for placement of central venous catheters. , TCD, 2000 Thesis, 2000

Mulcahy E, Biomechanical evaluation of collegiate athletes from different sports, TCD, 2000 Thesis, 2000

Fisher H, A study to assess maximal power output of male rowers on the Gjessing ergometer, TCD, 1999 Thesis, 1999

Al Khalifa H, Effect of foot stretcher height on sub-maximal energy costs in rowing, TCD, 1999 Thesis, 1999

Robinson G, The effect of supervision on programs to increase static and dynamic strength of the abdominal muscles in males, TCD, 1999 Thesis, 1999

G. Robinson, N. Mahony., Comparison of the effects of supervised training by a physiotherapist, "Ab Worker", and Neuromuscular stimulation on static strength and dynamic endurance of the abdominal muscles., British Journal Sports Medicine., British Association of Sports Medicine Annual Congress, Newcastle, (34), BMJ Journals, 1999, pp151 - 152 Poster, 1999 DOI

Maguire B, Physiological effects of gum-shields in boxers, TCD, 1999 Thesis, 1999

Moran F, A longitudinal investigation of the effects of training in male collegiate rowers, 1998 Thesis, 1998

Dr Nick Mahony., Review of 3rd Edition Anatomy & Human Movement: Structure & Function ., by Palastanga , British Journal Sports Medicine, (December), 1998 Review, 1998

Morrison S, A physiological comparison of aquajogging and a land based running programme, TCD, 1998 Thesis, 1998

Mahony N., Donne B., Kelly P., O'Brien M. , Immunological response to a training microcycle following short term de-training in male collegiate rowers , Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Manchester, UK, 15-18 July , edited by Sargeant, A., Siddons, H , European Database of Sports Science, 1998 Poster, 1998 URL

J. McKeon, N. Mahony., The trans-thoracic approach in emergency pericardiocentesis., European Conference of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland., 1998 Poster, 1998

Research Expertise

Description

My initial research interest was allied to my medical service provider role in the Human performance Laboratory where I was initially involved with research in rowing and kayaking ergometry, fatigue and over-training fatigue states in athletes, and laboratory and field based testing of athletes with exercise induced asthma. In support of PhD programmes in the Discipline of Physiology I have supported research in sports recovery drinks in rugby players, cold water immersion, and popular carbonated stimulant drinks incorporating Caffeine. Although mainly involved in MSc research project supervision I will shortly be co-supervising two PhD projects, one on functional threshold power in cyclists and one on exercise based rehabilitation programmes for adolescent children with scoliosis. I am also currently in the planning stages with a colleague from the IRFU on a possible PhD research project on successful load management in International rugby players. My own personal exercise medicine research has recently focused on medical exclusions and restrictions from laboratory based exercise testing in the Human Performance Laboratory and on physiological performance profiling of non-elite club and recreational athletes during winter preparatory training phase. In Anatomy I have also had a long interest in MSK anatomy and physiology, and in conjunction with colleagues from the RCSI and TCBE and supervised by Professor David Taylor of the Department of Engineering I completed my PhD studies examining the determinants of bone strength in 2013. This research evaluated the relationship of DXA derived bone quantity to indices of bone strength in an ovine large animal model of osteoporosis, and involved significant validation studies, examination of biological variability in the animal model and then the relationship of trabecular and cortical bone mineral density to various strength tests. My current Anatomy research interest is in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation I am currently a PI in a major collaborative study (TCIN, CRF SJH, UCLA & Pavlov Institute) examining the use of exoskeleton robotic walking and trans-cutaneous electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. This research represents a paradigm shift in spinal cord injury rehabilitation in its exploration of neuroplasticity of spinal cord interneurons. The project was initially developed as a single patient pilot study following a request by SCI advocate Mr Mark Pollock to continue a novel rehabilitation programme initiated in UCLA. The project, following HPRA approval, is now to be expanded to a 12 patient project examining the effects of robotic walking and transcutaneous neural stimulation in the Clinical Research Facility at St James Hospital. The project has already secured capital equipment grant funding from EKSO bionics worth approximately 150,000 euros (robotic walking system) and is shortly to announce further grant funding from a US Biotechnology company Neurorecovery technologies (NRT) the manufacturer of the neurostimulator to provide a 2-year contract for a salaried Post Doctoral Research Fellow. As Head of Discipline of Anatomy I have also realigned Dr Denis Barry's tissue based studies in Anatomy's neuroscience laboratory toward axonal bridging and regeneration following injury. Since 2012 as Chair of the FSEM's Annual Scientific Conference I instigated collaboration with partner organisations involved in Sports Medicine (ISCP, ARTI & ESSAI), designated 4 key themes(exercise medicine, injury treatment and rehabilitation, exercise science, and trauma orthopaedics/radiology), and guaranteed oral presentations to encourage junior researchers. The conference attracts between 250+ delegates and 100+ abstract submissions per year from athletic rehab therapists, chartered physiotherapists, medical doctors and sports and exercise scientists from Ireland, the UK and increasingly Europe.

Keywords

Anatomy; Bioengineering and radiologic imaging; Biomechanics; Exercise physiology; Sports and Exercise Medicine; SPORTS INJURIES

Recognition

Representations

Vice Dean Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI & RCPI) 2016

Secretary Dublin Anatomical Committee 2016

Chair Anatomical Committee Irish Medical Schools 2015

Secretary Anatomical Committee of Irish Medical Schools 2014

Chairman, Organising Committee, Annual Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland, 2012 to date 2012

Board member Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland 2011

Medical officer Human Performance Laboratory TCD 1998

Memberships

Anatomical Society UK and IRL 2015

European College of Sports Science 1998

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine 2003

Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners 1999 – 2002