Dr. Vivienne Batt


Contact Details

Administrative Director
Health Promotion Research Centre
HPRC -1005
School of Health Sciences
University Road
NUI Galway

 
researcher

Biography

My PhD research was in the area of dyslexia, brain behaviour and associated issues.  This work resulted in a co-authored book, six research talks, five research papers, three conference proceedings and a number of book chapters and reviews.   My recent research interests have focused on health, women’s counselling and gender equality in the workplace. In my current position as Administrative Director in the Health Promotion Research Centre I have particular responsibility for managing research accounts, assisting with the preparation of research proposals and liaising with the University and external agencies in supporting the management of projects. I co-ordinate the Centre’s activities - conferences (national and international), workshops and seminars; and the promotion of the Centre.  

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(1995) 'Inspecting asymmetric presentations of morphemically interesting words'
Batt, V., Underwood, G. & Bryden, P. (1995) 'Inspecting asymmetric presentations of morphemically interesting words'. Brain And Language, [Details]
(1994) 'Expert performance in solving word puzzles: from retrieval cues to crossword clues'
Underwood, G., Deihim, C. & Batt, V. (1994) 'Expert performance in solving word puzzles: from retrieval cues to crossword clues'. Applied Cognitive Psychology, [Details]
(1992) 'Inspecting morphemically interesting words'
Underwood, G., Batt, V. & Bryden, P. (1992) 'Inspecting morphemically interesting words'. International Journal Of Psychology, 27 (A):56-57 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2005) 'Evidence'
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Batt, V.J. (2005) 'Evidence' In: Breastfeeding in Ireland: A five year strategic action plan. Dublin: Government of Ireland Stationary Office. [Details]
(1995) 'Visual Search III'
Batt, V., Underwood, G. & Bryden, P. (1995) 'Visual Search III' In: Variations in inspection patterns and total inspection times for asymmetrically presented words. London: Taylor and Francis. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2008) Health Promotion Summer Conference
Kelly, C.N.M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V. & Fallon, M. (2008) From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan Health Promotion Summer Conference Galway, [Details]
(2006) Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V. & Gavin, B. (2006) Supporting third level students: diversity requires flexibility Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, [Details]
(2006) Nutrition Society Winter Meeting: Nutrition in early life - new horizons in a new century
Kelly, C.N.M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V. & Fallon, M. (2006) From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan Nutrition Society Winter Meeting: Nutrition in early life - new horizons in a new century Cambridge, UK, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2008) The development of an annotated bibliography of Irish infant feeding related research.
de Róiste, A., Batt, V., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008) The development of an annotated bibliography of Irish infant feeding related research. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) Directory of breastfeeding support groups in Ireland.
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Batt, V. (2005) Directory of breastfeeding support groups in Ireland. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
(2005) Evidence.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V.J. (2005) Evidence. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
(2002) Perspectives on the Provision of Counselling to Women in Ireland.
Batt, V.J., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Falvey, F. (2002) Perspectives on the Provision of Counselling to Women in Ireland. Women's Health Council, Dublin. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2003) Gender Matters in Higher Education.
Batt, V. & Ní Fhaoláin, S (Ed.). (2003) Gender Matters in Higher Education Gender Matters in Higher Education. Galway: Women's Studies Centre. [Details]
(2003) Women’s activism and voluntary activity: Women’s Studies Review, Vol.9.
Batt, V.; Pelan, R (Ed.). (2003) Women’s activism and voluntary activity: Women’s Studies Review, Vol.9 Women’s activism and voluntary activity: Women’s Studies Review, Vol.9. Galway: Women's Studies Centre. [Details]
(2002) Making a difference: Women and the creative arts: Women’s Studies Review, Vol.8.
Batt, V., Conroy, J., Dickinson, S., Lyons, A. & Shaughnessy, L (Ed.). (2002) Making a difference: Women and the creative arts: Women’s Studies Review, Vol.8 Making a difference: Women and the creative arts: Women’s Studies Review, Vol.8. Galway: Women's Studies Centre. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2008) Health Promotion Summer Conference,
Kelly, C.N.M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V. & Fallon, M. (2008) From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan. [Poster Presentation], Health Promotion Summer Conference, NUI Galway , 25-JUN-08 - 02-JUL-08. [Details]
(2006) Nutrition Society Winter Meeting: Nutrition in early life - new horizons in a new century,
Kelly, C.N.M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V., Fallon, M. (2006) From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan. [Chaired Session], Nutrition Society Winter Meeting: Nutrition in early life - new horizons in a new century, Cambridge, England , 07-JAN-06 - 07-FEB-06. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2007) From science to policy-experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland strategic action plan.
Kelly, CNM,Batt, V,Fallon, M,Gabhainn, SN (2007) From science to policy-experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland strategic action plan. Abstract [ARAN Link] [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2006) Perceptions of the NUI Galway Counselling Service.
Nic Gabhainn, S., D'Eath, M., Batt, V., Galvin, M. (2006) Perceptions of the NUI Galway Counselling Service. Galway: ANET/COS [Details]

Bulletin

  Year Publication
(2008) The development of an annotated bibliography of Irish infant feeding related research.
de Róiste, A., Batt, V., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008) The development of an annotated bibliography of Irish infant feeding related research. Bulletin [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2006) From science to policy: Experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.
Kelly, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V., Fallon, M. (2006) From science to policy: Experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Conference Paper [Details]
(1995) Lexical neighbourhoods, it is frequency not size that matters!.
Batt, V. (1995) Lexical neighbourhoods, it is frequency not size that matters!. London: Conference Paper [Details]
(1994) Sensitivity of eye movement guidance mechanisms to information distribution.
Binns, A., Underwood, G & Batt, V. (1994) Sensitivity of eye movement guidance mechanisms to information distribution. The Netherlands: Conference Paper [Details]
(1993) Lexical expertise in crossword puzzlers.
Underwood, G., Deihim, C. & Batt, (1993) Lexical expertise in crossword puzzlers. Canada: Conference Paper [Details]
(1992) Monitoring eye movements during the asymmetric presentation of morphemically interesting words.
Batt, V. (1992) Monitoring eye movements during the asymmetric presentation of morphemically interesting words. London: Conference Paper [Details]
(1992) Variations in inspection patterns and total inspection times for asymmetrically presented words.
Batt, V. (1992) Variations in inspection patterns and total inspection times for asymmetrically presented words. Nottingham, UK: Conference Paper [Details]
(1992) Repetition priming in lateralised lexical decision tasks.
Bryden, P., Batt, V. & Underwood, G. (1992) Repetition priming in lateralised lexical decision tasks. Quebec, Canada: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Supporting third level students: Diversity requires flexibility. Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V., Gavin, B. (2006) Supporting third level students: Diversity requires flexibility. Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) Crisis Pregnancy Counselling in Ireland: Current Practice and Future Developments.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V. (2003) Crisis Pregnancy Counselling in Ireland: Current Practice and Future Developments. Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2004) Breastfeeding Strategic Action Plan. National Breastfeeding Committee, Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children, Dublin.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Batt, V. (2004) Breastfeeding Strategic Action Plan. National Breastfeeding Committee, Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children, Dublin. Other Item [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(1995) The health promoting potential of the Western Health Board.
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Batt, V. (1995) The health promoting potential of the Western Health Board. Report [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2004) Breastfeeding Strategic Action Plan.
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Batt, V. (2004) Breastfeeding Strategic Action Plan. Technical Publication [Details]
(2008) The development of an annotated bibliography of Irish infant feeding related research.
De Róiste, A., Batt, V. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008) The development of an annotated bibliography of Irish infant feeding related research. Technical Publication [Details]
(1996) Putting a value on women’s work. Moygownagh Women’s Research Project, Moygownagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Batt, V., Nic Gabhainn, S. (1996) Putting a value on women’s work. Moygownagh Women’s Research Project, Moygownagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]
(1995) The Health Promoting potential of the Western Health Board. Health Promotion Working Group of the Western Health Board, Galway, Ireland.
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Batt, V.J. (1995) The Health Promoting potential of the Western Health Board. Health Promotion Working Group of the Western Health Board, Galway, Ireland. Galway: Technical Publication [Details]