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UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work

Lárionad Slándála agus Sláinte san Ionad Oibre UCD

Centre Manager

UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Sciences   
Tel: +353 1 716 3423   


Professional Experience:
Chartered Safety Practitioner

Experienced Safety and Security Manager Lecturer in Security and Risk Management in Dublin Institute of Technology, 2000-2003.  College Lecturer and Programme Coordinator at UCD, 2004-2007.


Present responsibilities and main research interests:
Responsible for the administrative management and development of the UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work. Promotion and development of the Certificate in Safety and Health at Work and other Occupational Safety and Health programmes. David is also Manager of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. Research interests include violence at work, occupational stress, safety in sports management and safety and health issues affecting emergency workers.


Selected Publications:

Book Chapter

Drummond, A. and O'Dwyer, D. (2017) 'College Kowledge: Helping Mature Students Transition to College' In: Padden,L., O'Connor, J. and Barrett, T (eds). Universal Design for Curriculum Design: Case Studies from University College Dublin. Access and Lifelong Learning UCD. pp 90-101 Details

Violence against emergency workers requires more than legal reform. Health and Safety Review.

Safety in Sports Stadia: Health and Safety Review.

Occupational Stress a growing concern for teachers, Health and Safety Review.

ATM robberies pose severe threat to safety and health of workers, Health and Safety Review.

Violence in the retail sector, Study article, Health and Safety Review.

Several articles for ‘Risk Management’, Magazine of the Association of Irish Risk Management.