Lecturer
Epidemiology & Public Health
4.17
Western Gateway Building
Western Road
University College Cork
Cork

T: +353 21 4205505
E: j.harrington@ucc.ie

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCC, and co-ordinator of the Health Promotion Pathway on the Masters in Public Health (MPH).  My research is focused on Nutrition Epidemiology and is anchored in the HRB Centre for Diet and Health Research. 

My background is Nutrition, specifically,  Public Health Nutrition and Nutrition Epidemiology.  I recently submitted and defended my 
PhD thesis titled "Diet, lifestyle and modifiable environmental risk factors for cardiovascular disease: patterns and clusters in cross sectional analysis".  The study included analysed data from 3 major research projects (SLAN 2007 and the Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study 1998 and follow up in 2008 and the Mitchelstown Cohort Study). The Cork & Kerry Study has provided extensive data on the prevalence of established CVD, Type 2 diabetes, the metabolic syndrome and the distribution of major risk factors for CVD and type 2 diabetes. The over-arching focus of my PhD was to investigate the association between dietary patterns and clustering of dietary patterns with other lifestyle behaviours and major health outcomes.   

I have presented research findings at a number of national and international conferences and published these findings in peer reviewed journals. I was a member of the SLAN 2007 consortium which conducted and completed the 3 rd and largest Irish National Health and Lifestyle Survey to date and was the lead author on the nutrition report from SLAN (Dietary Habits of the Irish Population) and a co-author on the main survey report.

My research interests are nutritional and lifestyle epidemiology and public health nutrition. More specifically, the nutritional and environmental determinants of obesity and physical inactivity as risk factors for CVD. I also have a keen interest in food and nutrition inequalities and food poverty.

I am the co-PI for a successful grant application funded by the National Children's Research Centre, Crumlin. The project focuses on childhood obesity in Ireland and will explore recent trends and determinants at the individual and ecological level.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'DASH Diet Score and Distribution of Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged Men and Women'
Harrington JM, Fitzgerald AP, Kearney PM, McCarthy VJ, Madden J, Browne G, Dolan E, Perry IJ (2013) 'DASH Diet Score and Distribution of Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged Men and Women' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Pre-diabetes in adults 45 years and over in Ireland: the Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland 2007'
Buckley CM, Madden J, Balanda K, Barron S, Fahy L, Harrington J, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) 'Pre-diabetes in adults 45 years and over in Ireland: the Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland 2007' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Defining metabolically healthy obesity: role of dietary and lifestyle factors'
Phillips CM, Dillon C, Harrington JM, McCarthy VJ, Kearney PM, Fitzgerald AP, Perry IJ (2013) 'Defining metabolically healthy obesity: role of dietary and lifestyle factors' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Living longer and feeling better: healthy lifestyle, self-rated health, obesity and depression in Ireland'
Harrington, J,Perry, IJ,Lutomski, J,Fitzgerald, AP,Shiely, F,McGee, H,Barry, MM,Van Lente, E,Morgan, K,Shelley, E (2010) 'Living longer and feeling better: healthy lifestyle, self-rated health, obesity and depression in Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The impact of a workplace catering initiative on dietary intakes of salt and other nutrients: a pilot study'
Geaney, F,Harrington, J,Fitzgerald, AP,Perry, IJ (2011) 'The impact of a workplace catering initiative on dietary intakes of salt and other nutrients: a pilot study' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Sociodemographic, lifestyle, mental health and dietary factors associated with direction of misreporting of energy intake'
Lutomski, JE,van den Broeck, J,Harrington, J,Shiely, F,Perry, IJ (2011) 'Sociodemographic, lifestyle, mental health and dietary factors associated with direction of misreporting of energy intake' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Sociodemographic, health and lifestyle predictors of poor diets'
Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Layte R, Lutomski J, Molcho M, Perry IJ (2011) 'Sociodemographic, health and lifestyle predictors of poor diets' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Sociodemographic, lifestyle, mental health and dietary factors associated with direction of misreporting of energy intake'
Lutomski JE, J van den Broeck, J Harrington, F Shiely, IJ Perry; (2011) 'Sociodemographic, lifestyle, mental health and dietary factors associated with direction of misreporting of energy intake' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The impact of a workplace catering initiative on dietary intakes of salt and other nutrients: a pilot study'
Geaney, F; Harrington, J; Fitzgerald, AP; Perry, I; (2011) 'The impact of a workplace catering initiative on dietary intakes of salt and other nutrients: a pilot study' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Sociodemographic, health and lifestyle predictors of poor diets'
Harrington, J,Fitzgerald, AP,Layte, R,Lutomski, J,Molcho, M,Perry, IJ (2011) 'Sociodemographic, health and lifestyle predictors of poor diets' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Measuring population mental health and social well-being'
Van Lente, E,Barry, MM,Molcho, M,Morgan, K,Watson, D,Harrington, J,McGee, H (2012) 'Measuring population mental health and social well-being' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Measured parental weight status and familial socio-economic status correlates with childhood overweight and obesity at age 9'
Keane E, Layte R, Harrington J, Kearney PM, Perry IJ (2012) 'Measured parental weight status and familial socio-economic status correlates with childhood overweight and obesity at age 9' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Cohort Profile: The Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study'
Kearney, P. M.,Harrington, J. M.,Mc Carthy, V. J.,Fitzgerald, A. P.,Perry, I. J. (2012) 'Cohort Profile: The Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study' [Details]
(2012)'Measured Parental Weight Status and Familial Socio-Economic Status Correlates with Childhood Overweight and Obesity at Age 9'
Keane, E,Layte, R,Harrington, J,Kearney, PM,Perry, IJ (2012) 'Measured Parental Weight Status and Familial Socio-Economic Status Correlates with Childhood Overweight and Obesity at Age 9' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Cohort Profile: The Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study'
Kearney PM, Harrington JM, Mc Carthy VJ, Fitzgerald AP, Perry IJ (2012) 'Cohort Profile: The Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Irish exceptionalism? local food environments and dietary quality'
Layte R, Harrington J, Sexton E, Perry IJ, Cullinan J, Lyons S; (2011) 'Irish exceptionalism? local food environments and dietary quality' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Sociodemographic, health and lifestyle predictors of poor diets'
Harrington, J.,Fitzgerald, A. P.,Layte, R.,Lutomski, J.,Molcho, M.,Perry, I. J.; (2011) 'Sociodemographic, health and lifestyle predictors of poor diets' [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Temporal trends in misclassification patterns of measured and self-report based body mass index categories--findings from three population surveys in Ireland'
Shiely F; IJ Perry; J Lutomski; J Harrington; CC Kelleher; H McGee; K Hayes; (2010) 'Temporal trends in misclassification patterns of measured and self-report based body mass index categories--findings from three population surveys in Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The impact of a workplace catering initiative on dietary intakes of salt and other nutrients: a pilot study'
Geaney, F.,Harrington, J.,Fitzgerald, A. P.,Perry, I. J.; (2010) 'The impact of a workplace catering initiative on dietary intakes of salt and other nutrients: a pilot study' [Details]
(2008)'Obesogenic island: the financial burden of private transport on low-income households'
Harrington, J,Friel, S,Thunhurst, C,Kirby, A,McElroy, B; (2008) 'Obesogenic island: the financial burden of private transport on low-income households' [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Dietary Patterns in Ireland: An assessment of individual and household level dietary patterns'
Kirby A., Thunhurst C., McElroy B., Friel S., Harrington J; (2006) 'Dietary Patterns in Ireland: An assessment of individual and household level dietary patterns' [Details]
(2009)'The heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger'
Perry IJ, Whelton H, Harrington J, Cousins B; (2009) 'The heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Living longer and feeling better: healthy lifestyle, self-rated health, obesity and depression in Ireland'
Harrington J, Perry IJ, Lutomski J, Fitzgerald AP, Shiely F, McGee H, Barry MM, Van Lente E, Morgan K, Shelley E; (2010) 'Living longer and feeling better: healthy lifestyle, self-rated health, obesity and depression in Ireland' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2007)'Prevalence of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland: results from the North South Survey of Children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002'
Whelton H, Harrington J, Crowley E, Kelleher V, Cronin M, Perry IJ; (2007) 'Prevalence of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland: results from the North South Survey of Children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2005)'Urban rural differences in exposure to obesogenic environments'
Harrington J, Meade K, Friel S (2005).6 (Suppl 1), 79.; (2005) 'Urban rural differences in exposure to obesogenic environments' [Details]
(2003)'Social diversity of Irish adults nutritional intake'
Friel S, Kelleher CC, Nolan G, Harrington J; (2003) 'Social diversity of Irish adults nutritional intake' [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Measures of self-reported morbidity according to age, gender and general medical services eligibility in the national survey of lifestyles, attitudes and nutrition'
Kelleher CC, Harrington J, Friel S; (2002) 'Measures of self-reported morbidity according to age, gender and general medical services eligibility in the national survey of lifestyles, attitudes and nutrition' [Details]
(2000)'A health behaviour risk factor profile of diabetic respondents from SLÁN. The International Journal of Clinical Medicine-Modern Medicine of Ireland'
Harrington J., Friel S. and Kelleher C. ; (2000) 'A health behaviour risk factor profile of diabetic respondents from SLÁN. The International Journal of Clinical Medicine-Modern Medicine of Ireland' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2013)HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research Annual Conference
Harrington JM (2013) Dietary patterns and health: a cardiovascular disease perspective HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research Annual Conference Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2013)European Congress on Obesity
Harrington JM, Dahly DL, Fitzgerald AP, Gilthorpe MS, Perry IJ (2013) Capturing changes in dietary patterns among older adults: A latent class analysis of an aging Irish cohort European Congress on Obesity Liverpool, [Details]
(2013)International Society for Behaviour, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Harrington JM, Dahly DL, Fitzgerald AP, Gilthorpe MS, Perry IJ (2013) Capturing changes in dietary patterns among older adults: A latent class analysis of an aging Irish cohort International Society for Behaviour, Nutrition and Physical Activity Ghent, Belgium, [Details]
(2013)European Society for Hypertension Summer School
Harrington JM (2013) DASH Diet score and distribution of blood pressure in middle aged men and women European Society for Hypertension Summer School Porto, Portugal, [Details]
(2006)Dietary Patterns inf Ireland: An assessment of individual and household level dietary patterns
Kirby, A., Thunhurst C, McElroy B, Friel S, Harrington J.; (2006) Dietary Patterns inf Ireland: An assessment of individual and household level dietary patterns [Details]
(2006)Socioeconomic determinants of food choice on the Island of Ireland
Thunhurst, C., Kirby A, McElroy B, Friel S, Harrington J.; (2006) Socioeconomic determinants of food choice on the Island of Ireland [Details]
(2007)How Much Heavier Are We? Secular Obesity Trends In The Republic of Ireland
Whelton, H, Harrington, J, Crowley, E, Kelleher, V, Cronin, M, Perry, IJ; (2007) How Much Heavier Are We? Secular Obesity Trends In The Republic of Ireland How Much Heavier Are We? Secular Obesity Trends In The Republic of Ireland , pp.209-209 [Details]
(2007)Society of Social Medicine Annual Conference
Harrington J, Whelton H, Perry IJ; (2007) How much heavier are we? Secular childhood obesity trends in the Republic of Ireland Society of Social Medicine Annual Conference University College Cork, , 12-SEP-07 - 14-SEP-07 [Details]
(2008)2nd Ann. UCC/Cork University Teaching Hospitals Research Day
Harrington J, Lutomski J, McGee H, Morgan K, Shelly E and Perry IJ; (2008) The Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Irish Adults in 2007 2nd Ann. UCC/Cork University Teaching Hospitals Research Day Cork, Ireland, , 01-JUN-08 - 01-JUN-08 [Details]
(2008)Interdisciplinary Research Day
Harrington J., Lutomski J., McGee H., Morgan K., Shelley E. and Perry I.J.; (2008) Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the Irish Population in 2007 Interdisciplinary Research Day University College Cork, , 01-MAY-08 - 01-MAY-08 [Details]
(2009)European Congress on Obesity
Harrington J, Perry IJ, Lutomski J, Fitzgerald T, Shiely F ,McGee H, Morgan K, Shelley E; (2009) Healthy living- exploring the the combined impact of four protective health behaviours on obesity and functional health in the Irish population: Results from the third Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition (SLÁN) European Congress on Obesity Amsterdam, , 06-MAY-09 - 09-MAY-09 [Details]
(2009)European Congress on Obesity
Lutomski, J, Harrington, J, Shiely, F, Fitzgerald, A1 Perry IJ; (2009) Characteristics and dietary patterns of under- and over-reporters of energy intake, findings from the 2007 Irish Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition (SLÁN) European Congress on Obesity Amsterdam, , 06-MAY-09 - 09-MAY-09 [Details]
(2009)UK Society for Social Medicine
Shiely, F, Hayes, K, Lutomski, J, Harrington, J, McGee H, Kelleher CC4 Perry IJ; (2009) A 10-YEAR DECLINE IN SELF-RECOGNITION OF OBESITY - TRENDS IN SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY FROM THREE POPULATION SURVEYS IN IRELAND UK Society for Social Medicine Newcastle, , 06-SEP-09 - 09-SEP-09 [Details]
(2009)Psychology, Health and Medicine
Harrington J, Perry IJ, Lutomski J, Fitzgerald AP,Sheily F, McGee H, Barry MM, Van Lente E3, Morgan K, Shelley E ; (2009) LIVING LONGER AND FEELING BETTER: Healthy lifestyle, self-rated health, obesity and depression in Ireland Psychology, Health and Medicine Trinity College, Dublin, , 01-JUN-09 - 01-JUN-09 [Details]
(2012)Society for Social Medicine
Buckley, CM,Kearney, PM,McHugh, S,Harrington, J,Bradley, CP,Perry, IJ (2012) DIABETES AND PRE-DIABETES PREVALENCE RATES IN THE SURVEY OF LIFESTYLES, ATTITUDE AND NUTRITION (SLAN) IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Society for Social Medicine , pp.43-43 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)Society for Social Medicine 54th Annual Scientific Meeting
Browne, G; Loughrey, M; Harrington, J; Lutomski, J; Fitzgerald, AP; Perry, I; (2010) Dietary salt intake in Irish adults Society for Social Medicine 54th Annual Scientific Meeting Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 64:A50, [Details]
(2006)UK Public Health Forum
Harrington J., Friel S., Thunhurst C., Kirby A., McElroy B; (2006) Regional housing cost inequalities in the Republic of Ireland UK Public Health Forum [Details]
(2004)Safefood - Food Safety Promotions Board, Cork
Kirby A., Harrington J., Friel S., Thunhurst C., McElroy B; (2004) Food safety knowledge and communication Safefood - Food Safety Promotions Board, Cork [Details]
(2006)J Public Health Nutrition 1
Harrington, J., Friel S, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B ; (2006) An Obesogenic Island: The financial cost of physical activity in Ireland J Public Health Nutrition 1 , pp.202-202 [Details]
(2006)J Public Health Nutrition
Friel, S., J. Harrington, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B ; (2006) Food Poverty on the Island of Ireland: Issues of access and availability J Public Health Nutrition , pp.248-248 [Details]
(2006)14th UKPHA Annual Public Health Forum
Friel, S., J. Harrington, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B; (2006) The standard of healthy living on the island of Ireland 14th UKPHA Annual Public Health Forum Telford, UK, [Details]
(2006)Journal of Public Health Nutrition
Kirby, A., Thunhurst C, McElroy B, Friel S, Harrington J; (2006) Dietary Patterns inf Ireland: An assessment of individual and household level dietary patterns Journal of Public Health Nutrition , pp.65-65 [Details]
(2006)J Public Health Nutrition
Thunhurst, C., Kirby A, McElroy B, Friel S, Harrington J; (2006) Socioeconomic determinants of food choice on the Island of Ireland J Public Health Nutrition , pp.188-188 [Details]
(2003)Nutrition Society Annual Conference, University College Cork
Harrington, J., Lydon AM, Evans D; (2003) Food and healthy eating during working hours: Attitudes and behaviours of Western Health Board Staff Nutrition Society Annual Conference, University College Cork [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2006)UK Public Health Forum,
Harrington J., Friel S., Thunhurst C., Kirby A., McElroy B; (2006) Regional housing cost inequalities in the Republic of Ireland. [Poster Presentation], UK Public Health Forum, UK , 16-SEP-06 - 16-SEP-06
(2004)Food Safety Promotions Board, Cork,
Kirby A., Harrington J., Friel S., Thunhurst C., McElroy B; (2004) Food safety knowledge and communication. [Oral Presentation], Food Safety Promotions Board, Cork, Cork , 04-OCT-04 - 04-OCT-04
(2009)UK Society for Social Medicine,
Harrington J; (2009) Food Poverty and Dietary Quality-Is there a link?. [Oral Presentation], UK Society for Social Medicine, Newcastle UK , 06-SEP-09 - 09-SEP-09
(2006)UKPHA Conference Proceedings,
Harrington J, Friel S, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B; (2006) Regional housing cost inequalities in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], UKPHA Conference Proceedings, Telford, UK , 14-MAR-06 - 16-MAR-06
(2006)UK PHA Annual Public Health Forum Creating Healthy Sustainable Communities,
Friel S; Harrington J; Thunhurst C; Kirby A; McElroy B; (2006) The Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland. [Poster Presentation], UK PHA Annual Public Health Forum Creating Healthy Sustainable Communities, Tleford, UK , 14-MAR-06 - 17-MAR-06
(2006)1st World Congress on Public Health Nutrition,
Harrington J, Friel S, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B; (2006) An obesogenic Island: The financial cost of physical activity in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 1st World Congress on Public Health Nutrition, Barcelona, Spain , 01-SEP-06 - 01-SEP-06
(2006)UK Public Health Association Annual Public Health Forum Creating Healthy Sustainable Communities,
Harrington, J; Friel, S; Thunhurst C; Kirby A; McElroy B; (2006) Regional housing cost inequalities in the Republic of Ireland. [Poster Presentation], UK Public Health Association Annual Public Health Forum Creating Healthy Sustainable Communities, Telford, UK , 14-MAR-06 - 15-MAR-06
(2005)European Congress on Obesity,
Harrington J, Meade K, Friel S; (2005) Urban rural differences in exposure to obesogenic environments. [Oral Presentation], European Congress on Obesity, Athens, Greece , 01-JUN-05 - 01-JUN-05
(2005)14th European Congress on Obesity, Athens, Greece,
Harrington J, Meade K, Friel S; (2005) Urban rural differences in exposure to obesogenic environments. [Poster Presentation], 14th European Congress on Obesity, Athens, Greece, Athens, Greece , 01-JUN-05 - 04-JUN-05
(2003)Nutrition Society Annual Meeting,
Harrington J, Lydon A, Evans D; (2003) Food and healthy eating during working hours: attitudes and behaviours of Western Health Board Staff. [Oral Presentation], Nutrition Society Annual Meeting, University College Cork , 01-JUN-03 - 01-JUN-03
(2003)Nutrition Society Annual Meeting,,
Harrington J, Lydon AM and Evans D.; (2003) Food and healthy eating during working hours: attitudes and behaviours of Western Health Board Staff. [Oral Presentation], Nutrition Society Annual Meeting,, University College Cork , 01-JUN-03 - 30-DEC-99
(2002)Nutrition Society Annual Meeting,,
Harrington J., Friel S; (2002) Food Poverty in Rural Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Nutrition Society Annual Meeting,, NUI, Galway , 01-JUN-02 - 30-DEC-99
(2001)Nutrition Society Annual Meeting,,
Harrington J., Friel S. and Kelleher C.; (2001) Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition, SLÁN: Sociodemographic profile of food pyramid compliance”. [N/A], Nutrition Society Annual Meeting,, University College Cork , 20-JUN-01 - 30-DEC-99
(2000)Nutrition Society Annual Conference,
Harrington J., Friel S. and Kelleher C.; (2000) “Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition, SLÁN: risk factor profile of diabetic respondents”. [Oral Presentation], Nutrition Society Annual Conference, DIT, Kevin St, Dublin , 01-JUN-00 - 30-DEC-99

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2010)Dietary salt intake and related risk factors in the Irish population.
Perry IJ, Browne G, Loughrey M, Harrington J, Lutomski J & Fitzgerald AP ; (2010) Dietary salt intake and related risk factors in the Irish population. Safefood, Dublin. [Details]
(2009)SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Injuries in Ireland: Findings from national population surveys.
Molcho, M; Barry, M; Van Lente, E; McGee, H; Morgan, K; Conroy, R; Watson, D; Perry, I; Harrington J; (2009) SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Injuries in Ireland: Findings from national population surveys. Department of Health and Children. Dublin:The Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]
(2009)SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Alcohol use in Ireland: A profile of drinking patterns and alcohol-related harm from SLÁN 2007.
Morgan, K.; McGee, H; Dicker, P; Brugha, R; Ward, M; Shelley, E; Van Lente, E; Harrington, J; Barry, M; Perry, I; Watson, D; (2009) SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Alcohol use in Ireland: A profile of drinking patterns and alcohol-related harm from SLÁN 2007. Department of Health and Children. Dublin: The Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]
(2008)Surevy of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Dietary Habits of the Irish Population.
Harrington, J., Perry IJ, Lutomski J, Morgan K, McGee H, Shelley E, Watson D, Barry M. ; (2008) Surevy of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Dietary Habits of the Irish Population. Department of Health and Children. Dublin: The Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]
(2007)Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Dietary Habits of the Irish Population.
Harrington, J., Perry IJ, Lutomski J, Morgan K, McGee H, Shelley E, Watson D, Barry M; (2007) Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Dietary Habits of the Irish Population. Department of Health and Children. Dublin: The Stationery Office. [Details]
(2008)SLAN 2007: Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Main Report.
Morgan K, McGee H,Watson D, Perry IJ, Barry M, Shelley E, Harrington J, Molcho M, Layte R, Tully N, van Lenthe E, Ward M, Lutomski J, Conroy R, Brugha R; (2008) SLAN 2007: Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Main Report. Department of Health and Children. Dublin, The Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]
(2006)North South Survey of children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002. Dublin, Department of Health and Children.
Whelton, H., Harrington J, Crowley E, Kelleher V, Cronin M, Perry IJ; (2006) North South Survey of children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002. Dublin, Department of Health and Children. . [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2006)14th UKPHA Annual Public Health Forum.
Harrington, J., Friel S, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B; (2006) 14th UKPHA Annual Public Health Forum. Abstract [Details]
(2007)How much heavier are we? Secular obesity trends in the Republic of Ireland.
Whelton, H,Harrington, J,Crowley, E,Kelleher, V,Cronin, M,Perry, IJ (2007) How much heavier are we? Secular obesity trends in the Republic of Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2010)THE IMPACT OF A CATERING INITIATIVE IN DETERMINING FOOD CHOICES AND SALT INTAKE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR.
Geaney, F,Harrington, J,Perry, IJ (2010) THE IMPACT OF A CATERING INITIATIVE IN DETERMINING FOOD CHOICES AND SALT INTAKE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2010)LOCAL FOOD ENVIRONMENTS AND DIETARY QUALITY.
Layte, R,Harrington, J,Sexton, E,Perry, IJ,Lyons, S (2010) LOCAL FOOD ENVIRONMENTS AND DIETARY QUALITY. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2010)DIETARY SALT INTAKE IN IRISH ADULTS.
Browne, G,Loughrey, M,Harrington, J,Lutomski, J,Fitzgerald, T,Perry, I (2010) DIETARY SALT INTAKE IN IRISH ADULTS. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2012)DIET QUALITY AND BLOOD PRESSURE IN MIDDLE-AGED MEN AND WOMEN.
Harrington, J,Fitzgerald, AP,Kearney, PM,McCarthy, VJC,Browne, G,Perry, IJ (2012) DIET QUALITY AND BLOOD PRESSURE IN MIDDLE-AGED MEN AND WOMEN. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2012)MEASURED PARENTAL WEIGHT STATUS AND FAMILIAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC CORRELATES WITH CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY AT AGE 9.
Keane, E,Layte, R,Harrington, J,Perry, I (2012) MEASURED PARENTAL WEIGHT STATUS AND FAMILIAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC CORRELATES WITH CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY AT AGE 9. Abstract [Details]
(2010)P43 Dietary salt intake in Irish adults.
Browne, G; Loughrey, M; Harrington, J; Lutomski, J; Fitzgerald, T; Perry, I; (2010) P43 Dietary salt intake in Irish adults. Abstract [Details]

Non Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2005)“Obesogenic environments in Ireland: Issues of access to and availability of healthy food and physical activity options in urban and rural areas”.
Harrington J & Friel S (2005).; (2005) “Obesogenic environments in Ireland: Issues of access to and availability of healthy food and physical activity options in urban and rural areas”. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)The Standard of Healthy Living on the island of Ireland.
Friel S; Harrington J; Kirby A; Thunhurst A; McElroy B; (2005) The Standard of Healthy Living on the island of Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)Evaluation of Year Tow of the Peer-Led Primary Health Care for Travellers Training Programme”.
Harrington J, McGuire K & Evans D; (2004) Evaluation of Year Tow of the Peer-Led Primary Health Care for Travellers Training Programme”. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)“Needs Assessment of the Special Housing Aid for the Elderly Scheme within the Western Health Board”.
Harrington J & Evans D; (2004) “Needs Assessment of the Special Housing Aid for the Elderly Scheme within the Western Health Board”. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2003)Survey of Food and Healthy Eating Practices Amongst Staff of the Western Health Board”.
Harrington J, Lydon AM, Evans D.; (2003) Survey of Food and Healthy Eating Practices Amongst Staff of the Western Health Board”. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2003)“Stress in the Workplace”.
Harrington J & Evans D (2003).; (2003) “Stress in the Workplace”. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)“Oral Health in Disadvantaged Schools in the Eastern Region”.
Harrington J, Friel S, Hyland B, Sadlier D, Bradley C, Brady AM; (2001) “Oral Health in Disadvantaged Schools in the Eastern Region”. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Dept Public Health, HSE West (former Western Health Board) Research Officer01-MAY-02 / 31-MAR-04
Dept Health Promotion NUI,Galway Researcher01-APR-05 / 30-JUN-05
Epidemiology & Public Health University College Cork Researcher01-JUL-05 /
National Nutrition Surveillance Cente, Dept Health Promotion NUI,Galway Researcher and Data Co-ordinator01-MAY-98 / 31-MAR-03

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2011University College Cork PHDEpidemiology & Public Health
1997National University of Ireland, Galway MA Health PromotionUnknown
1996University College Cork BSC IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCESUnknown