Dr Kiera Ward

Kiera is a sports scientist, exercise physiologist and active health researcher nationally and internationally. Kiera is an expert in metabolic physiology, space physiology, sedentary behaviour and ageing. Kiera is passionate about bringing the evidence to practice to prevent and manage the physiological adaptations associated with the menopause transition. Kiera was awarded a research contract with the European Space Agency to complete her PhD investigating the impact of 60 days bed rest on the physical and metabolic characteristics of young healthy males. Kiera also lectured numerous physiology modules in undergraduate courses in the Technological University of the Shannon. In her spare time Kiera enjoys playing Gaelic football and taking part in on demand Pilates classes at home.

Kiera’s PhD Thesis can be accessed here.

Kiera’s research publications to date: