Ms Lorraine Burke

B.Sc., M.A

Contact Details

Research Associate
School of Psychology
NUI Galway
E: lorraine.burke@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Lorraine Burke is a post-doctoral researcher on the Active* Consent team in the School of Psychology, which leads research into consent attitudes and behaviours, as well as designing and evaluating consent education resources. Lorraine completed an MA, and most recently a PhD, in Health Promotion at NUIG, where her research focused on factors influencing early sexual initiation among adolescents in Ireland. She also holds a BSc in Physiology also from NUIG. She has previously worked as a research assistant on the Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study.

Lorraine’s research interests include child, adolescent and young adult health and health behaviours; sexual health and behaviour; consent education; quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methods. 

Research Interests

- Children and adolescent health and well-being
- Adolescent and young adult sexual health and behaviour
- Consent education
- Social determinants of health 
- Youth participation and engagement
- Quantitative and qualitative methodologies

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Student sex: more or less risky than other young adults?'
Burke, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Young, H. (2014) 'Student sex: more or less risky than other young adults?'. Sex Education, [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Applying the Principles of Health Promotion to Population Health Improvement
Kelly, C; Ojala, K; Välimaa, R; Paakkari, L; Tynjälä, J; Ng, K; Fox, K.A; Burke, L; and Clarke, N. (2014) Examining school children’s responses to a food frequency questionnaire Applying the Principles of Health Promotion to Population Health Improvement Galway, , 11-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014) Applying the Principles of Health Promotion to Population Health Improvement
Kenny, U., Kelly, C., Molcho, M., Fox, K. A. & Burke, L. (2014) What influences adolescent body image in Ireland? Applying the Principles of Health Promotion to Population Health Improvement [Details]
(2014) 18th Annual Health Promotion Research Centre Conference: Applying the principles of health promotion to population health improvement
Burke, L., D'Eath, M., Young, H. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014) An exploration of dissemination tools and mechanisms: consultation among different stakeholder groups 18th Annual Health Promotion Research Centre Conference: Applying the principles of health promotion to population health improvement Galway, , 11-JUN-14 - 11-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014) Improving Children’s Lives Conference
Burke, L., Young, H. & Nic Gabhainn S. (2014) Sexual behaviour of adolescents in the Republic of Ireland: Future research plans of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Presented as part of a symposium Improving Children’s Lives Conference Queen’s University Belfast, , 20-FEB-14 - 22-FEB-14 [Details]
(2013) 17th Annual Health Promotion Conference Health in All Policies: Strengthening Multisectoral Health Promotion in an Irish Context
Young, H., Burke, L. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) Evidence based sexual health policies: The role of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study (HBSC) 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 Dublin, , 01-MAY-13 - 01-MAY-13 [Details]
(2013) 17th Annual Health Promotion Research Centre Conference. Health in all Policies: Strengthening Multisectoral Health Promotion in an Irish Context
Burke, L., Young, H. & Nic Gabhainn S. (2013) Towards a national sexual health policy: Students and non-students sexual risk behaviours 17th Annual Health Promotion Research Centre Conference. Health in all Policies: Strengthening Multisectoral Health Promotion in an Irish Context Galway, , 29-MAY-13 - 29-MAY-13 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2013) National Sexual Health Awareness 2013,
Young, H., Burke, L. & Nic Gabhainn S. (2013) Sexual behaviour, initiation and contraceptive use among adolescents in Ireland – analysis of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study. [Invited Lecture], National Sexual Health Awareness 2013, Dublin , 12-NOV-13 - 14-NOV-13. [Details]

Bulletin

  Year Publication
(2014) Consulting stakeholders about dissemination.
Burke, L., D’Eath, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014) Consulting stakeholders about dissemination. Bulletin [Details]
(2014) Contraceptive methods used by sexually active Irish adolescents.
Young, H., Burke, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014) Contraceptive methods used by sexually active Irish adolescents. Bulletin [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2013) Sexual behaviour of 15-17 year olds in the Mid-west region and in care. Short report for the Red Ribbon project. Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.
Burke, L., Gavin, A., Courtney, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2013) Sexual behaviour of 15-17 year olds in the Mid-west region and in care. Short report for the Red Ribbon project. Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2013) Pilot study for HBSC 2014 questions.
Gajewski, J., Young, H., Burke, L., Courtney, L. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) Pilot study for HBSC 2014 questions. Non Published Reports [Details]

Unpublished work

  Year Publication
(2013) Involving primary schoolchildren in the development of questions for use in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: HBSC and Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Burke, L., O’Donnell, A., McGovern, O. & Nic Gabhainn, S (2013) Involving primary schoolchildren in the development of questions for use in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: HBSC and Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Unpublished work [Details]
(2013) Involving Post-primary School-children in the Development of Questions for use in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study - question review and testing: HBSC and Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Burke, L., O’Donnell, A., McGovern, O. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) Involving Post-primary School-children in the Development of Questions for use in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study - question review and testing: HBSC and Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Unpublished work [Details]
(2013) Involving post-primary schoolchildren in the development of questions for use in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: HBSC and Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Burke, L., O’Donnell, A., McGovern, O. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013) Involving post-primary schoolchildren in the development of questions for use in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: HBSC and Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Unpublished work [Details]