Dr Karen Hennessy

B.Ed, MsC, MBA, PhD

 
Head of Department of Sport, Media & Marketing
 
 

Previous Experience

College Lecturer UCD 2001-2013 and in that time served as , programme director for Dip, BSc and MSc in Sport & Exercise Management and also Head of Subject and Head of the Centre for Sports Studies

  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision

Research Experience

  • PhD with Prof. Mary Lambkin, Smurfit Business School, UCD
  • MBA in Sports Management, University of Leicester
  • MSc in Exercise Physiology, Trinity College Dublin
  • BEd (Physical Education), Queens University Belfast

Research Interests

Karen’s research interests include branding, sports management and the sport horse industry. Karen has conducted research on behalf of the Irish Horse Board which involved profiling the industry and providing recommendations on the future development of the sport horse industry. Karen’s PhD looked at Brand Equity in the Value Chain with particular focus on Irish Sport Horse Markets.

In more recent times Karen’s research while still focused on the sport horse industry has diversified into sports performance analysis and safety within the equestrian sport.

Publications

Book & Book Chapters

  • Hennessy K. (2012) The Irish Sport Horse: A Test of Brand Equity, Lambert Academic press.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2006). Event Horse Production, does it pay? Applying Equine Science into business. BSAS Publication 35, p223-226. Ed. Hemmings et al.

Commissioned publications

  • Hennessy K.D., Quinn K.M., Lambkin, M., & Brophy, P., (2007). Profile of the Irish Sport Horse Industry, Irish Horse Board.
  • Quinn K.M., Hennessy K.D.,  Lambkin, M., & Brophy, P., (2007). The Future of the Irish Sport Horse Industry, Analysis and Recommendation for Input to a Strategic Plan
  • Hennessy K.D., Quinn K.M., Lambkin, M., & Brophy, P., (2005). Interim report on the Sport Horse Industry to Minister of Agriculture & Food, Minister of Arts, Sport & Tourism, and Minister for Defence, August 2005.

Peer Reviewed Research Publications and Conference Proceedings

  • Hennessy K.D. Battle of the Equine Brands (paper accepted) European Association of Sports Management Conference, Dublin, 2015.
  • Doyle, L., Madigan, P. Hennessy, K.  An Investigation into how Public Relations is used by National Governing Bodies of Sports in Ireland (paper accepted) European Association of Sports Management Conference, Dublin, 2015.
  • Hennessy K.D. Profiling Fallers in National Eventing Competition (submitted for Review) Journal of Human Sport and Exercise.
  • Hennessy K. D. (2014) Profiling risk factors of falls in one-day eventing (horse trials). INSHS International Christmas Sport Scientific Conference, Hungary.
  • Hennessy K. D. (2014) Multivariate analysis of international level (CIC***) eventing competition. World Conference on Performance Analysis of Sport Crotia 2014.
  • Hennessy K.D. Quinn, K. And Lambkin, M. (in press) An Analysis of the Influence of Auction Catalogue Data on Sport Horse Sale Price. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology.
  • Hennessy K.D. and Lambkin, M. (2012). UK sport horse market requirements. British Society for Animal Science, University of Nottingham Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. and Lambkin, M. (2012). International brand representation of competition horses in the UK. British Society for Animal Science, University of Nottingham Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. and Lambkin, M. (2012). Brand associations of International sport horse brands in the UK. British Society for Animal Science, University of Nottingham Conference Proceedings
  • Hennessy K.D. and Lambkin. (2012). The value of the Irish Sport Horse brand within the UK market. Irish Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. and Quinn. K. (2012).Irish Sport Horse market requirements. Irish Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Conference Proceedings
  • Fardy, E. and Hennessy K.D. (2012). The influence of catalogue recorded variables on foal prices.  Irish Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Conference Proceedings
  • Hennessy K.D. (2009). The reality of event horse production. International Society for Equitation Science, University of Sydney, Australia. Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2009). International competition success: dictating market share. International Society for Equitation Science, University of Sydney, Australia. Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D., Quinn, K.M., & Murphy, J. (2008).  Producer or Purchaser: Different expectations may lead to equine wastage and welfare concerns. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. Special Issue: Equine Science. Vol. 11, No.3. July – September.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M., Lambkin, M., & Murphy, J. (2008). Vendor and purchaser expectations: Differential market segment requirements for sport horses. International Society for Equitation Science, UCD, Dublin. Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M. Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M. (2008). Equestrian participation: A case study of the Irish Sport Horse Industry.  International Society for Equitation Science, UCD, Dublin. Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M. (2008). The changing nature of sport horse ownership: A case study of the Irish Sport Horse Industry. International Society for Equitation Science, UCD, Dublin. Conference Proceedings.
  • Ponsonby, E., & Hennessy, K.D. (2008). Horse trials: Fence design and cross-country falls.  International Society for Equitation Science, UCD, Dublin. Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M. (2007). An Overview of the Irish Sport Horse Industry.  European Association of Animal Production, UCD, Dublin, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M. (2007). Factors Affecting the Sale Price of Sport Horse Foals at Auction. European Association of Animal Production, UCD, Dublin, Conference Proceedings.
  • Quinn K.M., Hennessy K.D.  MacHugh D.E., Feely D. and Brophy P.O. (2007). Sport horse and pony breeding in Ireland. European Association of Animal Production, UCD, Dublin, Conference Proceedings.
  • Quinn K.M., Hennessy K.D.  MacHugh D.E., Feely D. and Brophy P.O. (2007).Genetic parameters for show jumping ability in young horse competitions in Ireland. European Association of Animal Production, UCD, Dublin, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M., Murphy, J., (2007). Different expectations between producers (vendors) and purchasers may lead to wastage and welfare concerns for the horse. International Society for Equitation Science, Conference Proceedings.
  • Murphy, J., Hennessy K.D. (2007). Weight distribution of the rider and anatomical variation of the equine thoracolumbar dorsal surface make effective saddle fitting far from simple. International Equitation Science Symposium, Michigan State University, USA, Conference Proceedings.
  • Murphy, J., Hennessy K.D. (2007), Trailers for Horses: Some transport systems may be less problematic for the naïve horse during loading. International Equitation Science Symposium, Michigan State University, USA, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D., Quinn K.M., and Brophy P.O. (2007). The importance of the Irish Sport Horse Industry in the development of social capital within a changing rural Ireland. Agricultural Research Forum, Conference Proceedings, Tullamore.
  • Ponsonby, E., Hennessy, K.D. (2007) Factors influencing cross-country falls at International Equestrian Eventing competitions held in Ireland in 2005. Agricultural Research Forum, Conference Proceedings, Tullamore, Ireland.
  • Quinn K.M., Brophy P.O. and Hennessy K.D., (2007). Irish Sport Horse Breeders. Factors determining their involvement. Agricultural Research Forum, & Conference Proceedings, Tullamore.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2006). The real cost of producing Event Horses, BSAS, Applying Equine Science Research into Business, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M. (2006). Some price determinants of sport horse foals at auction’. British Society for Animal Science, York, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M. (2006). The influence of catalogue recorded variables on the prices achieved by 3-year old sport horses at auction. Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn K.M. (2006). The influence of catalogue recorded variables on the prices achieved by 4-year old, sport horses at auction.  Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Conference Proceedings.
  • Quinn K.M., Brophy P.O. and Hennessy K.D., (2006). The influence of breeding on the prices achieved by sport horse foals at auction.  Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D., Murphy, J. & Brophy P. (2005). A preliminary investigation of the Economics of Event horse production. Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Murphy, J., (2005). The Commercial Reality of Event Horse Production, BSAS, Applying Equine Science Research into Business, Circencester, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Hennessy P. (2005). Volunteering and gender in equestrian sport: a sport with a difference, NASSM, Regina, Canada, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2005). Female power in equestrian sport: a sport with a difference, EASM, Newcastle. Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2005). Female representation in Sports Leadership (A case study of Irish Sport), NASSM, Regina, Canada, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2005). Curriculum innovation, meeting needs in a changing society EASI, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2005) Building a framework for the study of Youth Sport Participation in Ireland, Enssee, Limerick, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2004). The Brighton Declaration, its Impact on Irish Sport: 10 years on. EASM, Conference Proceedings.
  • Hennessy K.D. and Hooper A.C.B. (2003). The effects of a 12-week endurance training programme on some cardiovascular, morphometric and metabolic parameters in sedentary males. Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Section of Biomedical Sciences, Conference Proceedings.

Invited Presentations

  • Hennessy K.D. (2009). The present situation in breeding: Possible ways forward (Focus on Ireland, UK and France). EU Equus Forum, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn, K. (2007). The Future of the Sport Horse Industry. Presentation in Leinster House.
  • Hennessy K.D. (2007). Factors influencing the sales prices of sport horse foals. Teagasc Seminar Series Countrywide.
  • Hennessy K.D. & Quinn, K. (2007). The Future of the Sport Horse Industry. Presentation to the Board of Directors of the Irish Horse Board.