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Ms Rhoda Sohun

Biography

Rhoda is a Senior Technical Offcer in the PESS department with the title Experimental Officer. She began this role in August 2006. She provides research and health and safety support to the department. In addition, Rhoda assists the Head of Department with marketing and promoting the research output and activities of the department through social media. Rhoda joined the PESS department in August 2002 as a Research Officer for a research partnership set up between the PESS department and the HSE. She has a BSc. Exercise & Sports Science, (University of Limerick, 1998) and a MSc. from the University of Limerick (2001). Rhoda is currently undertaking a PhD part-time under the supervision of Prof. Ann MacPhail and Dr. Ciaran MacDonncha

Research Interests

Rhoda is currently undertaking a PhD in the area of family determinants of physical activity of children. One area of interest for Rhoda's research is the Irish longitudinal research survey called Growing Up in Ireland data. In addition, Rhoda is interested in the promotion and measurement of physical activity in different settings (e.g. physical activity promotion, intervention and evaluation across the different settings. She is a member of the multidisciplinary team in UL who have set up an exercise referral programme, called MedEx UL.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2002 University of Limerick/Health Service Executive (Mid West) - Research Officer
  • 2001 Health Service Executive (South East) - Research Officer

Education

  • 2001 University of Limerick - MSc
  • 1998 University of Limerick - B.Sc.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

Policy determinants of physical activity across the life course: a 'DEDIPAC' umbrella systematic literature review
Puggina, A,Aleksovska, K,Buck, C,Burns, C,Cardon, G,Carlin, A,Chantal, S,Ciarapica, D,Condello, G,Coppinger, T,Cortis, C,D'Haese, S,De Craemer, M,Di Blasio, A,Hansen, S,Iacoviello, L,Issartel, J,Izzicupo, P,Jaeschke, L,Kanning, M,Kennedy, A,Ling, FCM,Luzak, A,Napolitano, G,Nazare, JA,Perchoux, C,Pischon, T,Polito, A,Sannella, A,Schulz, H,Sohun, R,Steinbrecher, A,Schlicht, W,Ricciardi, W,MacDonncha, C,Capranica, L,Boccia, S,DEDIPAC Consortium
European Journal Of Public Health DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckx174

2018

Socio-economic determinants of physical activity across the life course: A "DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity" (DEDIPAC) umbrella literature review
O'Donoghue, G,Kennedy, A,Puggina, A,Aleksovska, K,Buck, C,Burns, C,Cardon, G,Carlin, A,Ciarapica, D,Colotto, M,Condello, G,Coppinger, T,Cortis, C,D'Haese, S,De Craemer, M,Di Blasio, A,Hansen, S,Iacoviello, L,Issartel, J,Izzicupo, P,Jaeschke, L,Kanning, M,Ling, F,Luzak, A,Napolitano, G,Nazare, JA,Perchoux, C,Pesce, C,Pischon, T,Polito, A,Sannella, A,Schulz, H,Simon, C,Sohun, R,Steinbrecher, A,Schlicht, W,MacDonncha, C,Capranica, L,Boccia, S
Plos One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190737

2017

Behavioral determinants of physical activity across the life course: a "DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity" (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review
Condello, G,Puggina, A,Aleksovska, K,Buck, C,Burns, C,Cardon, G,Carlin, A,Simon, C,Ciarapica, D,Coppinger, T,Cortis, C,D'Haese, S,De Craemer, M,Di Blasio, A,Hansen, S,Iacoviello, L,Issartel, J,Izzicupo, P,Jaeschke, L,Kanning, M,Kennedy, A,Ling, FCM,Luzak, A,Napolitano, G,Nazare, JA,Perchoux, C,Pesce, C,Pischon, T,Polito, A,Sannella, A,Schulz, H,Sohun, R,Steinbrecher, A,Schlicht, W,Ricciardi, W,MacDonncha, C,Capranica, L,Boccia, S,DEDIPAC Consortium
International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0510-2

2017

Psychological determinants of physical activity across the life course: A "DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity" (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review
Cortis, C,Puggina, A,Pesce, C,Aleksovska, K,Buck, C,Burns, C,Cardon, G,Carlin, A,Simon, C,Ciarapica, D,Condello, G,Coppinger, T,D'Haese, S,De Craemer, M,Di Blasio, A,Hansen, S,Iacoviello, L,Issartel, J,Izzicupo, P,Jaeschke, L,Kanning, M,Kennedy, A,Ling, FCM,Luzak, A,Napolitano, G,Nazare, JA,O'Donoghue, G,Perchoux, C,Pischon, T,Polito, A,Sannella, A,Schulz, H,Sohun, R,Steinbrecher, A,Schlicht, W,Ricciardi, W,Castellani, L,MacDonncha, C,Capranica, L,Boccia, S
Plos One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182709

2017

A life course examination of the physical environmental determinants of physical activity behaviour: A "Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity" (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review
Carlin, A,Perchoux, C,Puggina, A,Aleksovska, K,Buck, C,Burns, C,Cardon, G,Chantal, S,Ciarapica, D,Condello, G,Coppinger, T,Cortis, C,D'Haese, S,De Craemer, M,Di Blasio, A,Hansen, S,Iacoviello, L,Issartel, J,Izzicupo, P,Jaeschke, L,Kanning, M,Kennedy, A,Lakerveld, J,Ling, FCM,Luzak, A,Napolitano, G,Nazare, JA,Pischon, T,Polito, A,Sannella, A,Schulz, H,Sohun, R,Steinbrecher, A,Schlicht, W,Ricciardi, W,MacDonncha, C,Capranica, L,Boccia, S
Plos One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182083

2017

Socio-cultural determinants of physical activity across the life course: a 'Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity' (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review
Jaeschke, L,Steinbrecher, A,Luzak, A,Puggina, A,Aleksovska, K,Buck, C,Burns, C,Cardon, G,Carlin, A,Chantal, S,Ciarapica, D,Condello, G,Coppinger, T,Cortis, C,De Craemer, M,D'Haese, S,Di Blasio, A,Hansen, S,Iacoviello, L,Issartel, J,Izzicupo, P,Kanning, M,Kennedy, A,Ling, FCM,Napolitano, G,Nazare, JA,Perchoux, C,Polito, A,Ricciardi, W,Sannella, A,Schlicht, W,Sohun, R,MacDonncha, C,Boccia, S,Capranica, L,Schulz, H,Pischon, T,DEDIPAC Consortium
International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0627-3

2013

Generalised equations for the prediction of % body fat by anthropometry in adult men and women aged 18-81 years
Leahy, S; O' Neill, C; Sohun, R; Toomey, C; Jakeman, P
The British journal of nutrition DOI: 10.1017/S0007114512001870