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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 Chapter

2014

Finite mixture model clustering of SNP data,
Bargary, N., Hinde, J. and Garcia, A. F.
Statistical Modelling in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics – Selected Papers

2014

Analysis of Biomechanical Waveform Data
Deluzio, K. J., Harrison, A. J., Coffey, N., and Caldwell, G.E.
Research Methods in Biomechanics, 2nd Edition

Conference Publication

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.

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
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.,

Peer Reviewed Journal

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.
Emergency Medicine Journal

2014
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.
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.
Diabetes Research And Clinical Practice DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.01.017

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.
Diabetes Research And Clinical Practice

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.
Irish Journal Of Medical Science

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.
Diabetologia

2011

Analyzing time-course microarray data using functional data analysis - a review.
Coffey, N., Hinde, J.
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.
Irish Journal Of Medical Science

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.
European Journal Of Cancer