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Ed Daly

Ed Daly

Sport & Exercise Science lecturer, School of Science & Computing and PhD Research Scientist
School of Science & Computing
ATU, Galway

Ed Daly has over thirteen years’ experience in sports coach education and more than five years of lecturing experience in third-level institutes. Ed is currently a PhD researcher focused on investigating concussion identification, concussion management and concussion reduction strategies. 

He is collaborating with academic and sports organisations in Ireland, Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada, Denmark, UK and China on the development of welfare strategies and safety measures for athletes to reduce concussion injury risk. Ed’s particular areas of interest are concussion identification, treatment and reduction methodologies. Ed is highly skilled in teaching, education and mentoring on injury reduction strategies (S&C) and coaching long term athlete developmental licenced World Rugby Educator. His focus is to actively build research collaborations which focus on concussion and CTE on a national and He is a co-author with Dr Alan Pearce (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia) and Dr Doug King (Hutt Valley Hospital, New Zealand) concussion reduction strategies. He has collaborated with Dr Lisa Ryan (ATU, Galway) on research publications in the area of training loads, concussion risk and management.

Before moving to a career in lecturing, Ed worked in professional sports and spent over ten years as a coach with Munster Rugby, coaching age-grade players on the professional player development pathway and in injury incidence reduction via workload management (specializing in the area of strength & conditioning). 

Ed holds an MSc in Strength and Conditioning (Limerick Institute of Technology) and has accreditation in IRFU S&C Level 1, World Rugby S&C Level 1 and as a World Rugby Coach Educator. He is also a qualified sports injury therapist focused on biomechanics, with significant experience in the applied aspect of resistance training/weightlifting techniques with IRFU/Munster S&C staff for age-grade players.