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School of Health and Human Performance

PhD Researcher

Name: Mr. Gregory May

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For Qualification of Study: Ph.D.

Research Title: Application of Novel Sensing Technologies and Event Detection in Sport and Physical Activity

This PhD research programme will evaluate the physiological demands during several different types of activities. The first study examined the physiological demands placed on cyclists during the Race Around Ireland. Its aim was to develop new methods of measuring energy expenditure and detecting periods of activity and recovery. Further studies are planned looking at similar aspects of training and racing with trainee and professional jockeys, and day to day living and physiological demands of air-sea rescue crews.

Funding: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

             CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies


Supervisor: Dr.Giles Warrington



Gregory C. May, Giles D. Warrington; A Comparison Of the Aerobic Energy Demands of two Commercially Available Cycle Ergometer in Trained Cyclists, International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, 2009.

Connaghan, D.; Hughes, S.; May, G.;Kelly, P.; O'Conaire, C.; O'Connor, N.E.; O'Gorman, D.; Smeaton, A.F.; Moyna, N., A Sensing Platform for Physiological and Contextual Feedback to Tennis Athletes, Body Sensor Networks 2009.

Gregory C. May, Eimear Dolan, Paula A. Fitzpatrick, Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Giles D. Warrington;  Physiological, Haematological and Performance Characteristics of Ultra-endurance Cyclists Competing in the Inaugural Race Around Ireland, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 42(5), 2010. ACSM 2010 – American College of Sports Medicine.

Coyle, S.; Mitchell, E.; Ward, T.E.; May, G.; O'Connor, N.E.; Diamond, D., Textile sensors for personalized feedback In: IAPMA2010 - ECIR2010 workshop on information access for personal media archives, 2010.

Gregory C. May, Paula A. Fitzpatrick, Sarah Jane Cullen, Lauren Kelly, Anna O'Hagan, Giles D. Warrington;  An Analysis of the Impact of Acute Sleep Deprivation on Repeat Cycling Time Trial Performance, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 43(5), 2011. ACSM 2011 – American College of Sports Medicine.

Kenneth Conroy, Gregory May, Mark Roantree, Giles Warrington, Sarah Jane Cullen, Adrian McGoldrick, Knowledge Acquisition from Sensor Data in an Equine Environment,13th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK), Toulouse, France, August 29 - September 2, 2011.

Kenneth Conroy, Gregory May, Mark Roantree and Giles Warrington, Expanding Sensor Networks to Automate Knowledge Acquisition, 28th British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD), Manchester, UK, 12th -14th July 2011.