Geary Research Conference: Health at Work

20 November 2015

The Geary Institute held a conference on health in the workplace.  Most adults spend a substantial part of their lives at work, so the workplace is a significant environment that directly influences health and safety as well as a promising setting in which to implement policies to improve the health and wellbeing of the working age population. The conference drew on leading edge research on workplace interventions in the United States as well as emerging research on workplaces in Ireland.

Venue: UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy

Friday November 20th 9.30am to 1.00.

Programme

Time: Title Speaker Presentation
9:30 Welcome Philip O’Connell, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy  
9.40 Session 1: Lessons from Work in the United States    
  Returns on Investment in Workplace Wellbeing Programmes Jeremy Bray, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Powerpoint
  Evaluating Workplace Wellbeing Programs Georgia Karuntzos, RTI International, North Carolina Powerpoint
11.00 Coffee    
11.20 Session 2: Health and wellbeing at Work in Ireland    
  Workplace Risks and Worker Wellbeing in Ireland from a Comparative European Perspective  Dorothy Watson, Bertand Maître and Helen Russell, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin Powerpoint
  The workplace as a setting for Health Protection and Health Promotion in Ireland  Anne Drummond, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science Powerpoint
12.40 Conference close    

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