Norma Bargary

Lecturer PHD

 
researcher

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. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
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. [Details]
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. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
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'. Manual therapy, 25 :e79-e80 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Scandinavian J. Medicine And Science In Sport, [Details]
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'. BMJ open, 6 (6) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. Physiotherapy, 101 :193-194 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Emergency Medicine Journal, 31 (6):463-466 [Details]
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'. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 71 :14-29 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Diabetes Research And Clinical Practice, 100 (1):29-38 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Psychology & Health, 28 (Suppl. 1) (8) [Details]
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'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, 181 (Suppl. 9) (OC14) [Details]
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'. Diabetes Research And Clinical Practice, 98 (2):243-248 [Details]
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'. Bmc Cancer, 11 (442) [Details]
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'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, 180 (Suppl. 13) (S484-485) [Details]
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'. Diabetologia, 54 (Suppl. 1) (S33) [Details]
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'. Diabetologia, 54 (Suppl. 1) (S97) [Details]
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'. Statistical Applications In Genetics And Molecular Biology, 10 (1, Article 23) [Details]
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'. Human Movement Science, 30 :1144-1166 [DOI] [Details]
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'. European Journal Of Cancer, 8 (6) [Details]
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'. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 40 (7):1323-1335 [DOI] [Details]
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'. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 40 (7):1323-1335 [Details]
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'. Clinical Biochemistry, 40 (3):147-152 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 2016 World Scientific Congress of Golf VII
Campbell, MJ; Moran, A; Bargary, N; Surmon, S; Bressan, L; Kenny, IC; (2016) Elucidating the cognitive mechanisms during golf putting: An eye-tracking and pupillometry study 2016 World Scientific Congress of Golf VII St. Andrews, Scotland, [Details]
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) The application of functional data analysis techniques for characterizing differences in rowing propulsive-pin force curves . In: Colloud, F., Domalain, M. and Monnet, T eds. 33rd Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports , pp.1294-1297 [Details]
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) Natural and anthropogenic radionuclides ( 40 K and 137 Cs) in seaweeds from Ireland – some preliminary results Coordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity (COGER 2014) [DOI] [Details]
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) Symposium on recent developments in data analysis . In: Harrison A.J., Anderson R. and Kenny I.C eds. 27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports , 17-AUG-09 - 21-AUG-09 , pp.885-889 [Details]
2008 23rd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling
Coffey, N., Hayes, K., Donoghue, O. and Harrison, A.J. (2008) Functional principal components analysis in a linear mixed effects model framework 23rd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling Utrecht, [Details]
2006 23rd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport
Donoghue, O., Harrison, A.J., Hayes, K., Coffey, N. (2006) Functional Data Analysis of kinematic gait data . In: Schwameder, H., Strutzenberger, G., Fasternbauer, V., Lindenger, S. & Muller, E eds. 23rd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport , 14-JUL-06 - 18-JUL-06 , pp.175-178 [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
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. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2001 University of Limerick High Achiever’s Award University of Limerick
2004 Hamilton Prize Royal Irish Academy
2005 Silver Medal University of Limerick
2005 Advanced Scholar Award University of Limerick
2007 Best postgraduate student presentation at the Conference for Applied Statistics in Ireland Irish Statistical Association
2005 Models for Functional Data Analysis of a Longitudinal Design IRCSET

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Statistical Association Executive Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Statistical Association /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Postdoctoral researcher 01-JUL-09 / 31-DEC-11
University College Dublin Lecturer in Statistics 02-JAN-12 / 30-AUG-13
University of Limerick Junior lecturer in Statistics 01-SEP-08 / 30-JUN-09
University of Limerick Lecturer in Statistics 02-SEP-13 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2005 University of Limerick BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences and Computing majoring in Statistics
2009 University of Limerick PhD Statistics

Consultancy

  Client Description
Clinical Research Facility, Galway
Statistical Consulting Unit, UL

Other Activities

  Description

Lean/DFSS certification covering all topics required by Six Sigma Green Belts and the basic Lean principles

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.


Invited speaker at the summer meeting of the British and Irish region of the International Biometric Society, NUI Galway, 10th June 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

Seminar speaker, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics seminar series, NUI Galway, 27th January 2011

Seminar speaker, Bioinformatics seminar series, NUI Galway, 25th May 2011

Seminar speaker, Department of Mathematics and Statistics seminar series, NUI Maynooth, 7th December 2012

Seminar speaker, School of Mathematical Sciences seminar series, UCD, 13th February 2014

Speaker at the Women in Mathematics Day, Ireland at NUI, Galway, 1st May 2014.

Volunteer for Special Olympics Ireland, 2014

Teaching Interests

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2/1415 Advanced Data Modelling MA4128
2/1415 Technological Maths 4 MA4704
1/1415 Experimental Design MA4007
1/1415 Chemometrics MA4605
1/0809 Chemometrics MA4605
1/0809 Experimental Design MA4007
1/1213 Advanced Biostatistics STAT40430
1/1213 Biostatistics STAT20070
1/1314 Experimental Design MA4007
1/1314 Chemometrics MA4605
2/0809 Numerical Computation MS4024
2/1213 Multivariate Analysis STAT40340
2/1213 Multivariate Analysis STAT40150
2/1314 Advanced Data Modelling MA4128
2/1314 Statistics for Health & Safety HS3704
2/1314 Technological Maths 4 MA4704