Research Profile

Bernie Lonergan

BIOGRAPHY

Ms Mullally has presented her research at major national and international conferences and published these findings in peer reviewed journals.  She is currently working closely with the local Health Promotion Dept of the HSE South in relation to a pilot multi-faceted Tobacco Control intervention among Cork teenagers.

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Research Interests

SmoFrI Study /PhD Influence of the smokefree workplace legislation on smoking behaviour, risk perception & pub culture

Publications (First Author):

All Ireland Bar Study - Cork
1. Prevalence of smoking among bar workers prior to the Republic of Ireland smokefree workplace legislation Irish Journal of Medical Sciences (published)
2. The effect the legislative ban on smoking and smoking rates among bar workers European Journal of Public Health 2008 (accepted)

General Practitioner & General population risk perception of smoking
3. Changes in risk perception of second-hand smoke among the general population in 7 years: comparisons with General Practitioners (draft)

Qualitative interviews with general population
4. Consequences of the ban on workplace smoking in Ireland - The stigmatisation and "exiling" of smokers? (draft)

Publications (Co-author)
1. Changes in Smoking Prevalence trends in ROI general population [Dr. Birgit Greiner]
2. Changes in risk perception of smoking among the gernal population and General Practitioners [Dr Birgit Greiner]
3. Comparing the smoking risk perceptions of the general population with general practitioners [ Ms Sarah Meaney]

Tobacco Control
Pilot Tobacco Control interventions in three Secondary Schools in Cork City in conjunction with the Health Promotion Unit in Cork [Ms Denise Cahill].
Ms Cahill and I have proposed a pilot tobacco intervention incorporating social marketing principles. This project has been deferred until September 2009.

Impact I have had on the discipline:
This SmoFri Study and All Ireland Bar Study provides some of the first evidence of the impact of smokefree workplace legislation on smoking behaviour and respiratory health.
Scarce research exists on risk perception of smoking and in particular risk perception of secondhand smoke.
To date no study has examined qualitatively the social consequences of a smokfree workplace legislation for both smokers and non-smokers. The implications and use of social marketing principles for behaviour modification is in its infancy in Ireland. This to the best of my knowledge the first piece of research incorporating social marketing principles into a programme intervention for behaviour change.

Top 4 research outputs:

1. Mullally BJ, Greiner BA, Allwright S, Paul G, Perry IJ. The effect of the Irish smoke-free workplace legislation on smoking among bar workers. European Journal of Public Health 2009, 206-211

2. Mullally BJ, Greiner BA, Allwright S, Paul G, Perry IJ. Prevalence of smoking among bar workers prior to the Republic of Ireland smokefree workplace legislation. Irish Journal of Medical Sciences 2008,171:309-316


3.  Allwright S, Paul G, Greiner B, Mullally BJ, Pursell L, Kelly A, Bonner B, D'Eath M, McConnell B, McLaughlin JP, O'Donovan D, O'Kane E, and Perry IJ. Legislation for smoke-free workplaces and health of bar workers in Ireland: before and after study British Medical Journal, 2005, 331: 1117.

4. Pursell L, Allwright S, O'Donovan D, Paul G, Kelly A, Mullally BJ, D'Eath M Before and after study of bar workers' perceptions of the impact of smoke-free workplace legislation in the Republic of Ireland Bio Med Central-Public Health 2007, 7:131

On March 29th 2004, the Republic of Ireland introduced the first nationwide ban on workplace smoking including bars and restaurants in the EU. The focus of this measure was to protect worker health by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS).

This SmoFri study and All Ireland Bar Study provides some of the first evidence on the impact of smokefree workplace legislation on the health of an occupational group most effected by the legislation namely bar workers. These studies also provide first evidence of the effectiveness of these tobacco control measure on smoking behaviour.
o We provided the first estimates of smoking prevalence among bar workers in Ireland or worldwide.
o We also provide some of the first evidence of effectiveness of a national smokefree legislation on changes in smoking behaviour affected workers in general, and hospitality industry workers in particular.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'The effect of the Irish smoke-free workplace legislation on smoking among bar workers'
Mullally BJ, Greiner BA, Allwright S, Paul G, Perry IJ; (2009) 'The effect of the Irish smoke-free workplace legislation on smoking among bar workers' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Prevalence of smoking among bar workers prior to the Republic of Ireland smokefree workplace legislation'
Mullally BJ, Greiner BA, Allwright S, Paul G, Perry IJ; (2008) 'Prevalence of smoking among bar workers prior to the Republic of Ireland smokefree workplace legislation' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Before and After Study of Bar Workers' Perceptions of The Impact of Smoke-Free Workplace Legislation In The Republic of Ireland'
Pursell, L, Allwright, S, O'Donovan, D, Paul, G, Kelly, A, Mullally, BJ, D'Eath, M; (2007) 'Before and After Study of Bar Workers' Perceptions of The Impact of Smoke-Free Workplace Legislation In The Republic of Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Legislation for smoke-free workplaces and health of bar workers in Ireland: before and after study'
Allwright S, Paul G, Greiner B, Mullally BJ, Pursell L, Kelly A, Bonner B, D'Eath M, McConnell B, McLaughlin JP, O'Donovan D, O'Kane E, and Perry IJ.; (2005) 'Legislation for smoke-free workplaces and health of bar workers in Ireland: before and after study' [CORA Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2009)13th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
Mullally BJ, Greiner BA, Perry IJ, Allwright S; (2009) The impact of the smoke-free workplace law on smoking and smoking rates among bar workers in the republic of Ireland - All Ireland Bar Study . In: European Journal of Public Health eds. 13th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Washington DC USA, , 10-JUL-06 - 16-JUL-06 , pp.206-211   [DOI] [Details]
(2007)The UK Society for Social Medicine 51st Annual Scientific Meeting at University College Cork
Greiner BA, Mullally BJ, Meaney S, Power B, Perry IJ; (2007) Risk perception of smoking in the general population: Changes from 2006 to 2009 The UK Society for Social Medicine 51st Annual Scientific Meeting at University College Cork University College Cork, [Details]
(2006)UK Society for Social Medicine 50th Annual Scientific Meeting at the University of Leeds
Greiner BA, Mullally BJ, Perry IJ & Allwright S; (2006) Changes in Smoking prevalence and consumption rates in the Republic of Ireland before and after the legislative ban on smoking in Ireland UK Society for Social Medicine 50th Annual Scientific Meeting at the University of Leeds University of Leeds, [Details]
(2005)Society for Social Medicine 49th Annual Scientific Meeting at the University of Glasgow
Mullally B, Greiner B, Perry IJ, Allwright, S; (2005) The effects of the legislative ban on smoking and smoking rates among bar workers Society for Social Medicine 49th Annual Scientific Meeting at the University of Glasgow Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2007)Joint Conference of the Society for Social Medicine and the International Epidemiological Association,
Greiner BA, Mullally BJ, Meaney S, Perry IJ; (2007) Risk perception of smoking in the general population: Changes from 1999 to 2006. [Oral Presentation], Joint Conference of the Society for Social Medicine and the International Epidemiological Association, University College Cork , 01-SEP-07 - 01-SEP-07
(2007)Asian Tobacco or Health Conference,
Greiner BA, Mullally BJ, Meaney S, Perry IJ; (2007) Smoking prevalence and consumption in the Republic of Ireland before and after the legislative ban on workplace smoking. [Oral Presentation], Asian Tobacco or Health Conference, Taiwan , 01-OCT-07 - 01-OCT-07
(2007)Joint Health Research Day,
Greiner BA, Mullally BJ, Meaney S, Perry IJ; (2007) Risk perceptions of smokers and non-smokers health: Do general practitioners and the general population differ?. [Poster Presentation], Joint Health Research Day, University College Cork , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07
(2006)Annual conference of the UK Society for Social Medicine,
Meaney S, Mullally BJ, Perry IJ, Greiner BA ; (2006) Changes in smoking prevalence and consumption rates after the legislative ban on smoking. [Poster Presentation], Annual conference of the UK Society for Social Medicine, Leeds , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06
(1999)Health Services Research Conference,,
Mullally BJ, Lamb S, Corcoran P, Farrow R, Arensman E.; (1999) Assessment of deliberate self harm patients presenting at an A&E and MAU department using the Suicide Intent Scale (SIS): a pilot study. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research Conference,, University College Cork, Aug 2005 , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99

Non Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2006)Accident & Emergency Nursing Assessment of Deliberate Self harm: Exploring the impact of introducing a suicide education programme and a suicide intent scale into an A&E/MAU nursing practice: A pilot study.
Lamb S, Arensman E, Mullally BJ ISBN 1-874218-55-2; (2006) Accident & Emergency Nursing Assessment of Deliberate Self harm: Exploring the impact of introducing a suicide education programme and a suicide intent scale into an A&E/MAU nursing practice: A pilot study. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis

 YearPublication
(2004)Prevalence of Smoking among Bar workers in Cork City - Baseline data for an impact study of the smoking ban.
Mullally BJ; (2004) Prevalence of Smoking among Bar workers in Cork City - Baseline data for an impact study of the smoking ban. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
En-Force Laboratories Ltd. Laboratory Analyst/
National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) Research Assistant/
University College Cork Research Assistant, PhD student, Academic Co-ordinator01-JAN-03 /
University College Cork Lecturer01-OCT-08 /

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2002University College Cork BSC IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCESNutritional Science
2004University College Cork MA Health PromotionHealth Promotion
2009University College Cork PHDPublic Health and Epidemiology

Reviews

 JournalRole
European Journal Of Public Health Referee

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