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Dr. Norma Bargary

Biography

I graduated in 2005 from the University of Limerick with a BSc. in Mathematical Sciences and Computing (majoring in Statistics). I subsequently began a PhD at UL in 2005 with Dr. Kevin Hayes, examining the use of the linear mixed effects model in functional data analysis. I graduated in 2008 and then spent a year lecturing statistics in UL. In 2009 I began a postdoctoral position with Professor John Hinde at NUI Galway, developing models to cluster time-course microarray data. In 2011, I was appointed as lecturer in statistics at UCD and began the position in January 2012. This was a joint appointment between the School of Mathematical Sciences and Systems Biology Ireland. I began my current lecturing position at the University of Limerick in September 2013.

My main area of interest is in the statistical modelling of time-course/functional data using the mixed effects model. I have applied these methods to analyse biological data, e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, mass-spectometry, microarray data and biomechanics data.

Research Interests

  • Statistical analysis of time-course/functional data.
  • Smoothing using the mixed effects model.
  • Finite mixture model clustering of time-course data.
  • Modelling -omics data, e.g. RNA-seq data, mass spectrometry data, ChiP-seq data, etc.
  • Biostatistics.
  • Statistical modelling in biomechanics.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2013 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Statistics
  • 2012 University College Dublin - Lecturer in Statistics
  • 2009 NUI Galway - Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2008 University of Limerick - Junior lecturer in Statistics

Education

  • 2009 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2005 University of Limerick - BSc (Hons)

Award

  • 2007 - Best postgraduate student presentation at the Conference for Applied Statistics in Ireland
  • 2005 - Advanced Scholar Award
  • 2005 - Silver Medal
  • 2005 - Models for Functional Data Analysis of a Longitudinal Design
  • 2004 - Hamilton Prize
  • 2001 - University of Limerick High Achiever's Award

Other

  • Seminar speaker, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics seminar series, NUI Galway, 27th January 2011
  • Seminar speaker, School of Mathematical Sciences seminar series, UCD, 13th February 2014
  • Seminar speaker, Department of Mathematics and Statistics seminar series, NUI Maynooth, 7th December 2012
  • Speaker at the Women in Mathematics Day, Ireland at NUI, Galway, 1st May 2014.
  • Seminar speaker, Bioinformatics seminar series, NUI Galway, 25th May 2011
  • Invited speaker at the summer meeting of the British and Irish region of the International Biometric Society, Medway Park, Gillingham, UK, 20th June 2012
  • Invited speaker at the summer meeting of the British and Irish region of the International Biometric Society, NUI Galway, 10th June 2011
  • Reviewer for Statistics in Medicine, the Journal of Classification, the International Journal of Biostatistics, Human Movement Science, Statistics and Computing, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.

  • Lean/DFSS certification covering all topics required by Six Sigma Green Belts and the basic Lean principles
  • Volunteer for Special Olympics Ireland, 2014

Association

  • Executive Member, Irish Statistical Association

Committee

  • Irish Statistical Association,

Consultancy

  • Statistical Consulting Unit, UL -
  • Clinical Research Facility, Galway -

Publications

Book Chapters

2014

Analysis of Biomechanical Waveform Data
Deluzio, K. J., Harrison, A. J., Coffey, N., and Caldwell, G.E.
(2014) Analysis of Biomechanical Waveform Data
In Research Methods in Biomechanics, 2nd Edition; US : Human Kinetics

2014

Finite mixture model clustering of SNP data,
Bargary, N., Hinde, J. and Garcia, A. F.
(2014) Finite mixture model clustering of SNP data,
In Statistical Modelling in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics – Selected Papers; US : Springer

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

Individualised cognitive functional therapy compared with a combined exercise and pain education class for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: A multicentre randomised controlled trial
M O'Keeffe, H Purtill, N Kennedy, P O'Sullivan, W Dankaerts, A Tighe, L Allworthy, L Dolan, N Bargary, K O'Sullivan
(2016) Individualised cognitive functional therapy compared with a combined exercise and pain education class for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: A multicentre randomised controlled trial
In Manual therapy; pp. e79-e80
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2016.05.130

2015

Individualised Cognitive Functional Therapy compared with a combined exercise and pain education class for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial
O'Keeffe, M., Purtill, H., Kennedy, N, O'Sullivan, P, Dankaerts, W, Tighe, A, Allworthy L, Dolan L, Bargary N. and O'Sullivan, K.
(2015) Individualised Cognitive Functional Therapy compared with a combined exercise and pain education class for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial
In BMJ open; pp. e007156-
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007156
[ULIR]

2015

Inability to perform due to musculoskeletal pain and injury in elite adult Irish dancers: a prospective investigation of contributing factors
Cahalan, R., O'Sullivan, K., Purtill, H., Bargary, N., Ni Bhriain, O, and O'Sullivan, P.
(2015) Inability to perform due to musculoskeletal pain and injury in elite adult Irish dancers: a prospective investigation of contributing factors
In Physiotherapy; pp. 193-194
DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2014.07.005

2015

Inability to perform due to pain/injury in elite adult Irish dance: A prospective investigation of contributing factors
Cahalan, R., O'Sullivan, K., Purtill, H. Bargary N., Ni Bhriain O. and O'Sullivan, P
(2015) Inability to perform due to pain/injury in elite adult Irish dance: A prospective investigation of contributing factors
In Scandinavian J. Medicine And Science In Sport;

2014

A prospective observational study of techniques to remove corneal foreign body in the Emergency Department.
Quirke, M., Mullarkey, C., Coffey, N., O'Donnell, J. and Binchy, J.
(2014) A prospective observational study of techniques to remove corneal foreign body in the Emergency Department.
In Emergency Medicine Journal; pp. 463-466

2014

Clustering longitudinal profiles using P-splines and mixed models applied to time-course gene expression data.
Coffey, N., Hinde, J. and Holian, E.
(2014) Clustering longitudinal profiles using P-splines and mixed models applied to time-course gene expression data.
In Computational Statistics & Data Analysis; pp. 14-29
DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2013.04.001

2013

Quality of life gains among people with type 1 diabetes following DAFNE.
Byrne, M., Newell, J., Coffey, N, O'Hara, M.C., Cooke, D. and Dinneen, S.F.
(2013) Quality of life gains among people with type 1 diabetes following DAFNE.
In Psychology & Health;

2013

Group follow-up compared to individual clinic visits after structured education for type 1 diabetes: a cluster randomised controlled trial.
Dinneen, S.F., O'Hara, M.C., Byrne, M., Smith, D., Courtney, C.H., McGurk, C., Heller, S., Newell, J., Coffey, N., Breen, C., O'Scannail, M. and O'Shea, D.
(2013) Group follow-up compared to individual clinic visits after structured education for type 1 diabetes: a cluster randomised controlled trial.
In Diabetes Research And Clinical Practice; pp. 29-38
DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.01.017

2012

Effects of structured education among individuals with type 1 diabetes who experience episodes of severe hypoglycaemia in Ireland.
Rahmani, G.S., O'Hara, M.C., Coffey, N., Newell, J. and Dinneen, S.F.
(2012) Effects of structured education among individuals with type 1 diabetes who experience episodes of severe hypoglycaemia in Ireland.
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;

2012

Predictors of quality of life gains among people with type 1 diabetes participating in the Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) structured education programme.
Byrne, M., Newell, J., Coffey, N., O'Hara, M. C., Cooke, D. and Dinneen, S.F.
(2012) Predictors of quality of life gains among people with type 1 diabetes participating in the Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) structured education programme.
In Diabetes Research And Clinical Practice; pp. 243-248

2011

Group follow-up compared to individual clinic follow-up after structured education for type 1 diabetes: The Irish DAFNE Study.
Dinneen, S.F., O'Hara, M.C., Newell, J., Coffey, N., O'Shea, D., Smith, D., Courtney, H., McGurk, C., O'Scannáil, M., Breen, C.
(2011) Group follow-up compared to individual clinic follow-up after structured education for type 1 diabetes: The Irish DAFNE Study.
In Diabetologia;

2011

Comparing the effect of 2 different methods of follow-up after structured group education on psychosocial measures in patients with type 1 diabetes: the Irish DAFNE Study.
O'Hara, M.C., Dinneen, S.F., Newell, J., Coffey, N. and Byrne, M.
(2011) Comparing the effect of 2 different methods of follow-up after structured group education on psychosocial measures in patients with type 1 diabetes: the Irish DAFNE Study.
In Diabetologia;

2011

The effect of breast cancer awareness month on internet search activity – a comparison with awareness campaigns for lung and prostate cancer.
Glynn, R. W., Kelly, J. C., Coffey, N., Sweeney, K. J. And Kerin, M. J.
(2011) The effect of breast cancer awareness month on internet search activity – a comparison with awareness campaigns for lung and prostate cancer.
In Bmc Cancer;

2011

Analyzing time-course microarray data using functional data analysis - a review.
Coffey, N., Hinde, J.
(2011) Analyzing time-course microarray data using functional data analysis - a review.
In Statistical Applications In Genetics And Molecular Biology;

2011

Comparing the effect of 2 different methods of follow-up after structured education on psychosocial measures in patients with type 1 diabetes: the Irish DAFNE Study.
Dinneen, S.F., O'Hara, M.C., Newell, J., Coffey, N., O'Shea, D., Smith, D., Courtney, H., McGurk, C., O'Scannáil, M., Breen, C. and Byrne, M.
(2011) Comparing the effect of 2 different methods of follow-up after structured education on psychosocial measures in patients with type 1 diabetes: the Irish DAFNE Study.
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;

2011

Common functional principal components analysis: A new approach to analyzing human movement data
Coffey, N; Harrison, AJ; Donoghue, OA; Hayes, K
(2011) Common functional principal components analysis: A new approach to analyzing human movement data
In Human Movement Science; pp. 1144-1166
DOI: 10.1016/j.humov.2010.11.005

2010

O-81 The impact of caseload on practice patterns in breast cancer: Evidence from the UK Breast Screening Programme.
Glynn, R. W., Marshall, N., Coffey, N., Kearins, O., Lawrence, G., Bishop, H. and Kerin, M. J.
(2010) O-81 The impact of caseload on practice patterns in breast cancer: Evidence from the UK Breast Screening Programme.
In European Journal Of Cancer; pp. 31-

2008

Functional data analysis of running kinematics in chronic Achilles tendon injury
Donoghue, OA; Harrison, AJ; Coffey, N; Hayes, K
(2008) Functional data analysis of running kinematics in chronic Achilles tendon injury
In Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise; pp. 1323-1335
DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31816c4807

2008

Functional data analysis of the kinematcis of running gait in subjects with chronic Achilles tendon injury
Donoghue, OA; Harrison, AJ; Coffey, N; Hayes, K
(2008) Functional data analysis of the kinematcis of running gait in subjects with chronic Achilles tendon injury
In Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise; pp. 1323-1335

2007

A note on the use of outlier criteria in Ontario laboratory quality control schemes.
Hayes, K., Kinsella, A., and Coffey, N.
(2007) A note on the use of outlier criteria in Ontario laboratory quality control schemes.
In Clinical Biochemistry; pp. 147-152

Conference Publications

2016

2016 World Scientific Congress of Golf VII
Campbell, MJ; Moran, A; Bargary, N; Surmon, S; Bressan, L; Kenny, IC;
(2016) 2016 World Scientific Congress of Golf VII
St. Andrews, Scotland

2015

33rd Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Smith, R.M., Warmenhoven, J., Draper, C., Cobley, S., Harrison, A. and Bargary, N.
(2015) 33rd Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Colloud, F., Domalain, M. and Monnet, T.(Ed.) pp. 1294-1297

2014

Coordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity (COGER 2014)
L. Morrison, L. McKitterick, L., Currivan, C.A. McMahon, N. Bargary, M. O'Colmain, M. Hayes, M.D. Guiry
(2014) Coordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity (COGER 2014)

DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1225.5363

2009

27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
Hamill, J., Van Emmerik, R., Miller, R., O¿Connor, K., Coffey, N. and Harrison, A.J.,
(2009) 27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
Harrison A.J., Anderson R. and Kenny I.C(Ed.) pp. 885-889

2008

23rd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling
Coffey, N., Hayes, K., Donoghue, O. and Harrison, A.J.
(2008) 23rd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling
Utrecht

2006

23rd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport
Donoghue, O., Harrison, A.J., Hayes, K., Coffey, N.
(2006) 23rd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport
Schwameder, H., Strutzenberger, G., Fasternbauer, V., Lindenger, S. & Muller, E.(Ed.) pp. 175-178

Other Publications

2007

A note on the use of outlier criteria in Ontario laboratory quality control schemes
Hayes, K; Kinsella, A; Coffey, N
(2007) A note on the use of outlier criteria in Ontario laboratory quality control schemes
pp. 147-152
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2006.08.019