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Dr Conor Buggy


Conor Buggy

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
University College Dublin, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Woodview House Belfield Dublin 4


I am an Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies. I am the Programme Director for the Masters on Occupational Safety and Health and the Programme Director for the Professional Certificate in Environmental Management. I hold a degree in Environmental Science from TCD (1997 to 2001) and a PhD from DCU (2001 to 2006).I have always been very interested in the natural world and human interactions with it ranging from global to micro scale. In particular I am interested in how the pollution humanity generates can interact with the public to our own detriment through various environmental pathways. In 1999 I travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesa as part of an expedition from TCD. While there I studied the pollution impacts to coral reefs utilised for fishing by the native bajau sea gypsy community which is how I became interested in societal impacts on minority groups. Prior to UCD I worked for five years in the private sector as a project environmental scientist working on a wide variety of national and regional construction and planning projects ranging from ports to airports, motorways to power plants, regional plans to environmental licensing. Through my work in the private sector, my interests in environmental science and my work in Health and Safety at UCD, I now have an active interest in the interactions between the environment and the public. My main areas of scientific interest include occupational risk awareness and safety culture and the impact communication has on organisations and society. I also have a significant research interest in teaching as an impactful mechanism of individual, organisational and societal change. My current research projects focus in particular on the impact education and training can have on behavioural change e.g. concussion training in athletes and the advancement of professional education for public health practitioners.Through my voluntary role as a researcher with the National LGBTI Federation I have become more involved in social research regarding minority groups and migrants here in Ireland. Aside from my Programme Diretor roles I also lecture and supervise research theses as part of the Masters in Occupational Safety and Health and as part of the TCD Masters in Development Practice (Adjunct Lecturer). I am also an active member of university community promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion in all our activities on campus. I am currently an editor for Cogent Environmental Science Journal.


  • Chair of the EDI LGBTI Sub Group
    University College Dublin, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Group, Ireland5 Sep 2016 - 6 Sep 2019
  • Gender Identity and Expression Policy Working Group Member
    University College Dublin, University Management Team, Ireland12 Sep 2016 - 22 Feb 2018


  • Adjunct Lecturer
    University of Dublin Trinity College, Georgraphy, Ireland31 Jan 2012


  • Project Environmental Scientist
    Arup Consulting Engineers21 Aug 2006 - 14 Jul 2010
  • Environmental Consultant
    Malone O'Regan Environmental Services1 Aug 2005 - 1 May 2006
  • Environmental Technician
    Wexford County Council4 Jun 2001 - 6 Oct 2001


  • BA (Mod)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Dublin City University (DCU) IRL
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin
  • Professional Diploma (Level 9)
    University College Dublin


  • Prof Diploma in Entrepreneurial Education
    University College Dublin, Innovation Academy