Programme Director (Acting) - BA Home Economics; Lecturer in Home Economics
B.Ed Home Economics & Religious Education, St. Angela’s College, Sligo
MSc Food, Nutrition and Health, University College Dublin
Breda is a part time PhD student and a full time lecturer at the Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College, Sligo. Breda lectures across a variety of programmes; Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics, Bachelor Applied Science in Nutrition, Food & Business Management, Access Home Economics programme and on the MEd in Education (Home Economics). Breda graduated from St. Angela’s College in 2012 and began her career working as a Home Economics teacher. During this time, she also worked with the food industry, mainly in the areas of New Product Development & Quality. Upon completion of her MSc from UCD in 2015, Breda commenced lecturing at St. Angela’s College, Sligo. In 2018, Breda began her PhD studies with the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at NUI Galway. Breda is currently investigating the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of nutrition standards for school food.
O' Mahony, B., Kerins, C., Murrin, C., and Kelly, C. (2020) Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of nutrition standards for school food: a mixed methods systematic review protocol [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. HRB Open Res, 3:20 (https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.13041.1)
O’ Mahony, B., Kerins, C., Murrin. C. and Kelly, C. (2019). Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of Nutrition Standards for School Meals: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review. CHNHS Annual Research Day, Galway, May 2019
O’ Mahony, B., Kerins, C., Murrin. C. and Kelly, C. (2019). Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of Nutrition Standards for School Meals: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review. HPRC Annual Conference, Galway, June 2019
Noone, T. & O’ Mahony, B. (2017) Home Economics: A role to play in the eradication of food poverty in Ireland, IFHE, Sligo.
Campbell, M., McSweeney, K., Carty, C., Kuusisaari, H,. Lehane, L., Maguire, H., Mohan, K., Mylotte, L., McCloat, A. & O’Mahony, B. (2017) The Integration of Development Education into the ITE Home Economics Programme. Ubuntu funded research €4,240
O’Mahony, B. (2013) Home Economics empowers students and given them a set of life-long skills. Irish Independent, 6th March, p.31.
Honours and Awards
Recipient of the Asicus award
- Member of the Nutrition Society
- International Federation for Home Economics
- Wellbeing in Clergy - Online Programme - Healthy Living
- Nutrition Presentation Ballytivnan Training Centre, April 2019
- Contributor to Farmer Journals Home Economics Exam guides