Ms Mary Callaghan

BA, H.DIP, MSc.

Contact Details

Research Assistant
Health Promotion Research Centre
Discipline of Health Promotion
School of Health Sciences
NUI Galway

T: 091494295
E: mary.callaghan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Mary Callaghan is a part-time researcher within the Health Promotion Research Centre.  She is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway with a BA in Geography and Irish, and a postgraduate diploma in Health Promotion.  She has also completed a MSc in Geographic Information Systems at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. 

She is a member of the Violence & Injury Prevention Group and the early career group within the international HBSC network.  Mary is also currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion.  Her research interests include the effects of the environment on health, the nutritional environment of schools, electronic media contact and school level determinants of bullying.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Food for thought: analysing the internal and external school food environment'
Callaghan, M., Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2015) 'Food for thought: analysing the internal and external school food environment'. Health Education, 115 (2):152-170 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Exploring traditional and cyberbullying among Irish adolescents'
Callaghan, M,Kelly, C,Molcho, M (2015) 'Exploring traditional and cyberbullying among Irish adolescents'. International Journal Of Public Health, 60 :199-206 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Temporal and spatial distribution of human cryptosporidiosis in the west of Ireland 2004-2007'
Callaghan, M., Cormican, M., Prendergast, M., Pelly, H., Cloughley, R., Hanahoe, B. & O'Donovan, D. (2009) 'Temporal and spatial distribution of human cryptosporidiosis in the west of Ireland 2004-2007'. International Journal Of Health Geographics, 8 (1) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) GIS & Spatial Modelling in Research Seminar
Callaghan, M., Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Kelly, C. (2015) The food environment of post-primary school children GIS & Spatial Modelling in Research Seminar [Details]
(2015) Postgraduate Research Day 2015
Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. (2015) An exploration of bullying among post-primary school children in Ireland Postgraduate Research Day 2015 [Details]
(2014) Children's Research Network PhD Symposium
Callaghan, M., Kelly, C. & Molcho, M. (2014) Cyber bullying among post-primary school students in Ireland - a pilot study Children's Research Network PhD Symposium Dublin, [Details]
(2014) 2014 HBSC Spring meeting
Callaghan, M., Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2014) The foodscape of post-primary schools in Ireland 2014 HBSC Spring meeting Czech Republic, [Details]
(2014) Health Promotion Research Centre 18th Annual Summer Conference: Applying the principles of health promotion to population health improvement
Callaghan, M., Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2014) Towards building healthy school communities through healthy food access Health Promotion Research Centre 18th Annual Summer Conference: Applying the principles of health promotion to population health improvement [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 17th Annual Health Promotion Conference Health in All Policies: Strengthening Multisectoral Health Promotion in an Irish Context
Kelly, C., Callaghan, M., Gajewski, J., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) Healthy eating policies and school food; associations with dietary habits 17th Annual Health Promotion Conference Health in All Policies: Strengthening Multisectoral Health Promotion in an Irish Context Galway, [Details]
(2013) Threesis Event, NUI Galway
Callaghan, M. (2013) Proximity of fast food restaurants to post-primary schools in Ireland - a cause for concern? Threesis Event, NUI Galway [Details]
(2013) HBSC 30th Anniversary Conference
Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., Molcho, N. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) Exploring the food environment of post-primary schools in Ireland HBSC 30th Anniversary Conference [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 17th Annual Health Promotion Conference Health in All Policies: Strengthening Multisectoral Health Promotion in an Irish Context
Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., Molcho, N. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) The challenges of using a school level questionnaire to examine policies at post primary school level in Ireland 17th Annual Health Promotion Conference Health in All Policies: Strengthening Multisectoral Health Promotion in an Irish Context [Details]
(2013) 10th Annual Psychology Health and Medicine Conference
Young, H., Burke, L., Callaghan, M., Courtney, L. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) An international pilot study of sexual health questions for use in the health behaviour in school aged children study 2013/2014 10th Annual Psychology Health and Medicine Conference [Details]
(2012) Changing the System: Overcoming Barriers to Well-Being in Ireland
Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) Geographical dimensions of well-being Changing the System: Overcoming Barriers to Well-Being in Ireland [Details]
(2012) Population and Migration research network inaugural seminar: Contemporary perspectives on children and families
Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) School food environments: exploring fast food chain restaurants around post-primary schools in Ireland Population and Migration research network inaugural seminar: Contemporary perspectives on children and families [Details]
(2012) Nutrition Society Annual Summer meeting. Translational nutrition: integrating research, practice and policy
Kelly, C., Callaghan, M., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) School food environments: exploring fast food chain restaurants around post-primary schools in Ireland Nutrition Society Annual Summer meeting. Translational nutrition: integrating research, practice and policy Belfast, Ireland, [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health
Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) The spatial location of fast food restaurant chains near schools: A Geographic Analysis 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2012) 9th European International Union of Health Promotion and Education Conference
Kelly, C., Callaghan, M., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) Exploring the food environment around post-primary schools in Ireland 9th European International Union of Health Promotion and Education Conference Tallin, Estonia, [Details]
(2012) 16th Annual Health Promotion Conference: Embracing New Agendas for Health Promotion Action: Developing workforce competencies for effective practice
Kelly, C., Molcho., Gavin, A., Clarke., N., Callaghan, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) Food poverty among schoolchildren in Ireland 16th Annual Health Promotion Conference: Embracing New Agendas for Health Promotion Action: Developing workforce competencies for effective practice [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2013) Nutrition behaviours and outcomes: a special analysis of the HBSC survey as part of the implementation of the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children's Lives, 2011-2016.
Callaghan, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) Nutrition behaviours and outcomes: a special analysis of the HBSC survey as part of the implementation of the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children's Lives, 2011-2016. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Fact Sheet

  Year Publication
(2012) Injuries among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 3.
Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team (2012) Injuries among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 3. Fact Sheet [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Dieting among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 6.
Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012) Dieting among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 6. Fact Sheet [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Bullying among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 8.
Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team (2012) Bullying among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 8. Fact Sheet [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Vegetable consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 19.
Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team (2012) Vegetable consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 19. Fact Sheet [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Food poverty among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 13.
Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team (2012) Food poverty among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 13. Fact Sheet [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Exercise among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 17.
Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team (2012) Exercise among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 17. Fact Sheet [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Fruit consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 18.
Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team (2012) Fruit consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 18. Fact Sheet [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Bullying others among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 9.
Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team (2012) Bullying others among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 9. Fact Sheet [ARAN Link] [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2012) HBSC Ireland: nutritional behaviours among school children in Ireland 2010. Short report to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.
Callaghan, M. and Nic Gabhainn, S (2012) HBSC Ireland: nutritional behaviours among school children in Ireland 2010. Short report to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Dublin: Technical Publication [Details]
(2012) HBSC Ireland: tobacco use among school children in Ireland 2010, 2006, 2002 and 1998. Short report. Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.
Callaghan, M., Gavin, A. & Nic Gabhiann, S (2012) HBSC Ireland: tobacco use among school children in Ireland 2010, 2006, 2002 and 1998. Short report. Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Technical Publication [Details]