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Dr Conor Buggy

Dr

Conor Buggy

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
017163454
University College Dublin, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Woodview House Belfield Dublin 4

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My main research focus at present is on the impact education and training can have in organisational settings to change behaviour in particular cohorts. One study focuses on the occupational health management of professional athletes and how occupational health awareness training can lead to better decision making for athletes long-term wellbeing. Another study focuses on the impact CME can have on public healthcare professionals who are addressing major global phenomena issues and the demands placed on public health arising from them, e.g. the impact climate change will have on disease vectors - how will public healthcare professionals learn what they need to know to adequately those challenges. Another current research project is linked to the TCD Masters in Development Practice. The project in collaboration with Dr. Gayle McGlynn (TCD) involves a staged evaluation of climate change awareness in the education system of a developing nation. The project is run in partnership with DUCE (Dar Es Salaam University College of Education) in Tanzania and aims to assess student teacher climate change knowledge and awareness as well as secondary school students over a four year period. The ultimate aim is to prepare an educational package to ensure secondary school teachers of all disciplines can understand climate change and introduce to secondary school students effectively. I have a keen interest in the development of conceptual frameworks to meet the needs of continuous professional education and development.

GRANTS

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Action to Include Migrants Study - The Far From Home Report
The Community Foundation for Ireland
31 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
First national study on life as an LGBT Migrant in Ireland
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Structured Population and Health Services Research Education Programme (SPHeRE)
Health Research Board (HRB)
2 Oct 2017 - 1 Oct 2021