Micheál Cahill, PhD
Dr. Micheál Cahill is currently the Vice President of Strategy & Registrar at Setanta College responsible for the scalable growth, development and expansion of the company's strategic vision, in addition to ensuring quality control from admission to delivery of its education, products and services. Prior to this role Micheál served as the Chief Performance Officer and interim Chief Executive Officer at Athlete Training & Health responsible for the training philosophy within all locations in addition to overseeing the day to day integration of a multidisciplinary sports medicine and research team focusing on applied human performance collaborating with large hospitals. He has also worked with select athletes across a broad range of sports from national level marathon runners to NFL athletes guiding multiple areas of their training such as sleep, recovery and strength and conditioning. Between 2013 - 2018, Dr. Cahill was the Director of Sports Science at Jesuit College Dallas, overseeing 750 athletes across 21 different sports. Previously Micheál has worked in various full-time and consultancy roles with multiple sports organizations and athletes around the world. Collaborating with universities and professional sporting organizations to advise on best practice through evidence led strategies and embedded postgraduate practical research initiatives. He is currently the Head of Athletic Performance for the Clare Senior Footballers.
Micheál completed his bachelors and master's degrees in Health, Fitness and Leisure and Sports Performance respectively. He obtained his PhD at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand focusing on acceleration and resisted sprinting in youth adolescents. His current research interests include factors related to linear and multi-directional speed and the influence of strength, speed and power on youth athletes of varying maturation. He is currently a research associate with Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales in which he supervises and advices sports science research worldwide.