Bláthín graduated from the University of Limerick (UL) in 2013 with a BSc, honours degree in physiotherapy. She was awarded a scholarship from Multiple Sclerosis Ireland in 2014 to enter a structured PhD programme at UL and graduated in August 2018. Her PhD used behaviour change theory and through a body of work entitled ‘Activity Matters’ aimed to develop a web-based physical activity resource to enable people with MS to become more active.
Currently, Bláthín is a Post-Doctoral researcher with the Health Behaviour Change Research Group (HBCRG) at NUI Galway. She is working on a project that aims to develop and pilot a complex intervention to improve health outcomes among young adults with Type 1 Diabetes in Ireland. This body of work, entitled, ‘D1-Now’, has a strong patient-public involvement (PPI) focus and has developed a Young Adult Panel (YAP) of young adults with T1D. Although early in her research career, Bláthín has 11 peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work orally at both a national and international level.