Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Menu Search

Trinity College Dublin By using this website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the Trinity cookie policy. For more information on cookies see our cookie policy.

Profile Photo

Professor Shane Allwright

Fellow Emeritus (Public Health & Primary Care)


Shane Allwright is a Pro-Chancellor of the University of Dublin; adjunct professor of epidemiology in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin; Fellow emerita of Trinity College Dublin; and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland. Her research interests include health effects of active and passive smoking and of alcohol misuse; evaluation of tobacco and alcohol control policies; and prisoner health. She was the lead investigator on a study of the impact of the ban on the respiratory health of bar workers (All Ireland Bar Study) and chaired the report to the Minister for Health and Children entitled "Report on the health effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in the workplace" that was critical to the introduction of the Irish smokefree workplace legislation.
  Addiction and substance abuse   Alcohol / drug services evaluation   ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE   ALCOHOL-ABUSE   Community health and general practice   Confinement   Epidemiology   Evaluation of tobacco control policy   Health attitudes and behaviour   Health effects of second hand smoke   Health outcomes   Population based intervention trials   Prison   Prisoner health   Public health   RESPIRATORY DISEASES   SMOKERS   SMOKING   Smoking Behavior   Suicide   Surveys & Survey Research   Virology and viral pathogenesis
 Evaluation of an alcohol intervention programme in a sporting setting
 A telephone survey of parental attitudes and behaviours regarding underage drinking
 All Ireland Bar Study

Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Medium Basic Basic
Details Date From Date To
Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (UK) 2003 present
Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2011 present
Mullin, M., Shane Allwright, S., McGrath, D.,Hayes, CB. , Use of a Living Lab approach to implement a smoke-free campus policy, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, (7), 2023, p5354-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  Handle
Darker CD, Moore E, Flynn E, O'Neill M, Doherty L, McMahon J, McLoughlin O, Rouine E, Ivers J, Allwright S, McGrath D, Seery A, McAndrew M, Barrett E, Tanner M, Bennett AE, Brennan S, Mullin M, Barry JM. , Development and proposed evaluation of an eHealth learning tool for undergraduate university students in Ireland, Health Promotion International, 2022, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Joanna E. Cohen, Suzanne Zhou, Mark Goodchild, Shane Allwright, Plain packaging of tobacco products: Lessons for the next round of implementing countries, Tobacco Induced Diseases, 94, 2020, Notes: [DOI:], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ann O'Farrell, Melanie Kingsland, Susan Kenny, Nazih Eldin, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden, Shane P A Allwright, A multi-faceted intervention to reduce alcohol misuse and harm among sportspeople in Ireland: a controlled trial, Drug and Alcohol Review, 2018, p9 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  Handle
Gabrielle McKee, Joe Barry, Martina Mullin, Shane Allwright, Catherine Hayes, Predictors of Daily and Occasional Smoking and Quitting in Irish University Students, Health, 9, 2017, p435 - 450, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  Handle
Susan M Smith , Gráinne Cousins , Barbara Clyne , Shane Allwright and Tom O'Dowd , Shared care across the interface between primary and specialty care in management of long term conditions, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, February, 2017, Review Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
From colonisation to collaboration: challenges of repositioning Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, within its community. in, editor(s)John Goddard, Ellen Hazelkorn, Louise Kempton and Paul Vallance , The Civic University, The Policy and Leadership Challenges , UK, Edward Elgar, 2016, pp160 - 179, [Simone Cameron-Coen and Shane Allwright], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Karin Hummel, Gera E. Nagelhout, Marc C. Willemsena, Pete Driezen, Linda Springvloet, Ute Mons, Anton E. Kunst, Romain Guignard, Shane Allwright, Bas van den Puttei, Ciska Hovinga, Geoffrey T. Fong, Ann McNeilll, Mohammad Siahpushm, Hein de Vries, Trends and socioeconomic differences in policy triggers for thinkingabout quitting smoking: Findings from the International TobaccoControl (ITC) Europe Surveys, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2015, p9 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
L. Springvloet, M. C. Willemsen, U. Mons, B. van den Putte, A. E. Kunst, R. Guignard, K. Hummel, S. Allwright, M. Siahpush, H. de Vries, and G. E. Nagelhout, Educational differences in associations of noticing anti-tobacco information with smoking-related attitudes and quit intentions: findings from the International Tobacco Control Europe Surveys, Health Education Research, 2015, p12 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Gera E. Nagelhout, Bas van den Putte, Shane Allwright, Ute Mons, Ann McNeill, Romain Guignard, François Beck, Mohammad Siahpush, Luk Joossens, Geoffrey T. Fong, Hein de Vries & Marc C. Willemsen, Socioeconomic and country variations in cross-border cigarette purchasing as tobacco tax avoidance strategy. Findings from the ITC Europe Surveys., Tobacco Control, 2014, Notes: [TC Online First, published on May 3, 2013 as 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050838], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

Page 1 of 7
Shane Allwright, The Irish experience, European Journal of Public Health, European Union Public Health Association, Oslo, 8 October, 14, Supplement, (4), 2004, pp52 - 52, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Allwright S, Barry J, Bradley F, Long J, Thornton L, Hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV in Irish Prisoners: prevalence and risk, Dublin, The Stationery Office, 1999, 1, 67, Report, PUBLISHED


Award Date
All Ireland Institute of Public Health Leadership Programme 2003-05
Elected to fellowship of Faculty of Public Health, UK 2003
Awarded Noel Hickey medal by the All Ireland Social Medicine Meeting 2001
Elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 2007
Admitted to the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland as an Honorary Fellow 2011
Population health, epidemiology and public health with particular interest in the health effects of smoking (active and passive), alcohol and illicit drugs, in respiratory disease including asthma, and in health inequalities.