School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
I am an Environmental Scientist currently working as Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies and the Programme Coordinator for the Masters on Occupational Safety and Health and the Programme Coordinator for the Professional Certificate in Environmental Management. I hold a degree in Environmental Science from TCD (1997 to 2001) and a PhD in Environmental Engineering 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.
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 environmental pollution and public health.
My main areas of scientific interest include environmental risk assessment, occupational hygiene, public health impact assessment, environmental awareness and climate change education.
Aside from my Programme Coordinator roles I also lecture and supervise research theses as part of the Masters in Occupational Safety and Health and as part of the joint UCD TCD Masters in Development Practice.
I am currently an editor for Cogent Environmental Science Journal.
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2017.
Title: Global Ingenuity Challenge - 1st Runner Up
| Year: 2017.
Title: Teaching Excellence Award
|Buggy, C.J. (2017) UCD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group - Student Engagement. [Invited Oral Presentation], UNICA Student Engagement Conference Towards a student centred university, Rome, Sapienza University , 04-OCT-17 - 07-OCT-17.|
|C.J. Buggy (2017) Debating ¿ How to advance your students¿ communication abilities. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCD Access Symposium, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 09-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17.|
|C.J. Buggy (2017) Online Teaching - Levelling the playing field to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. [Keynote Address], 1st International Conference on Gender Issues in Higher Learning Institutes, Dar Es Salaam University College of Education, Tanzania , 26-APR-17 - 28-APR-17.|
|Conor J Buggy (2016) Workplace Wellbeing - Making the Workplace Work for You. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Third Level Technical Officer Annual Conference, UCD , 08-JUN-16 - 08-JUN-16.|
|Carr P., Buggy C. McGlynn G. (2015) Climate Change Awareness and Education. [Oral Presentation], DSA Ireland Annual Conference, Education and Research Centre, Harolds Cross, Dublin , 19-NOV-15 - 20-NOV-15.|
|Buggy C. (2015) [Chaired Session], HSR Annual Environmental Conference, Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin , 12-NOV-15 - 12-NOV-15.|
|Carr P., Buggy C., McGlynn P., Mwita E. (2015) Climate change awareness and education in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania . [Oral Presentation], United Nations Sustainable Development Network 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development Practic, Columbia University, New York City, United States , 23-SEP-15 - 25-NOV-15.|
|Lawless, M., Buggy, C.J., Codd, M.B. (2014) Chronic disease as a predictor of disability retirement in the Third Age in a Developed Nation. [Oral Presentation], Uuniversitas 21 Health Sciences Group Meeting, Fudan University, Shanghai, China , 22-SEP-14 - 26-SEP-14.|
|Lawless, M., Buggy, C.J., Codd, M.B. (2014) Disease Co-morbidities as Predictors of Disability Retirement in the Third Age - Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing. [Poster Presentation], Faculty of Public Health Medicine 2014 Summer Scientific Meeting, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland , 22-MAY-14 - 22-MAY-14.|
|Lawless, M., Buggy, C.J., Codd, M.B. (2014) Educational Influences on Early Withdrawal from the Irish Labour Force by Reason of Disability. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], International Conference on Urban Health, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester , 07-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14.|
|Lawless, M., Buggy, C., Codd, M. (2013) Early Withdrawal from the Irish Labour Force by Reason of Disability in the Third Age. [Oral Presentation], Universitas 21 Health Sciences Doctoral Student Forum & Group Meeting, UCD , 02-SEP-13 - 03-SEP-13.|
|Lawless, M., Buggy, C., Codd, M. (2013) Early Retirement Through Disability in the 50+ Age Cohort in Ireland ¿ Findings from the TILDA and SHARE Databases. [Poster Presentation], Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Summer Scientific Meeting, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland , 22-MAY-13 - 23-MAY-13.|
|Buggy, C.J. (2011) Incorporating Health Impact Assessment (HIA) into the Planning and Construction of Major Projects ¿ Protecting the Public and the Worker. [Invited Oral Presentation], Engineers Ireland ICE Lecture Series, Engineers Ireland , 24-NOV-11 - 24-NOV-11.|
|Conor J. Buggy (2011) Public Safety Aspects of Infrastructure Projects. [Invited Oral Presentation], Health and Safety Law Association of Ireland Annual Lecture, Dublin , 20-APR-11 - 20-APR-11.|
|Conor J. Buggy, John M. Tobin (2003) Polarographic Analysis of Sediment in an Irish Estuary. [Poster Presentation], 2nd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediment, Quebec, Canada , 19-MAY-03 - 23-NOV-12.|
|Conor J. Buggy, John M. Tobin (2006) Seasonal and spatial distributions of tributyltin in surface sediment of the Tolka Estuary. [Oral Presentation], Environ, UCD , 27-JAN-06 - 29-JAN-06.|
|Conor J. Buggy; (2012) International conference on remediation, engineering and assessment of contaminated sediments worldwide. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 5th International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments, Montreal, Canada , 22-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12.|
|Conor J. Buggy; (2009) International Conference on remediation and assessment of contaminated sediments. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 4th International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments, Dublin, Ireland , 30-JUN-09 - 02-JUL-09.|
|Committee : International Organising Committee for the ASTM International Symposia on Contaminated Sediment|
| Employer: Arup Consulting Engineers
Position: Project Environmental Scientist
| Employer: Malone O'Regan Environmental Services
Position: Environmental Consultant
| Employer: Wexford County Council
Position: Environmental Technician
| Year 2001 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA (Mod) Subject: Environmental Science
| Year 2006 Institution: Dublin City University (DCU), IRL
Qualification: PhD Subject: Environmental Engineering
|Client: JG Munro and Associates|
|Client: Irish Rail|
| Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member and Chair of the LGBTI EDI Sub Group.
|Dignity and Respect Colleague|
|Co-chair of the UCD Staff LGBT Society and staff liaison to the UCD Student LGBT Society.|
|While conducting the research for my PhD at DCU, I also worked on the Pfizer Science Bus which is a mobile laboratory designed to introduce primary school children to the principles of science before they reach secondary level. The bus would tour primary schools across the country two to three times per week during the school year. I was one of the demonstrators on board for approximately three years.|
|C.J. Buggy (2017) 'Debating: How to advance your students' communication abilities' In: L. Padden, J. O'Connor, T. Barrett (eds). Universal Design for Curriculum Design. Dublin: Access and Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin. , pp.136-150 [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Lawless, M. and Buggy, C. J. and Codd, M. B. (2015) 'Educational influences on early retirement through disability in Ireland'. Journal of Occupational Medicine, 65 (4):303-308. [DOI] [Details]|
|Conor J. Buggy (2012) 'Incorporating Public Health Impact Assessment Into The Optioneering Process For A Dredge Licensing Application'. Journal of ASTM International, STP1554 . [Details]|
|Conor J. Buggy, John M. Tobin; (2009) 'Determination of spatial and seasonal distribution of surface sediment contamination in an Irish river and estuarine system'. Journal of ASTM International, . [Details]|
|Conor J. Buggy, John M. Tobin; (2008) 'Seasonal and spatial distributions of metal contaminants in surface sediment of an urban estuary'. Environmental Pollution, 155 :308-319. [Details]|
|Conor J. Buggy, John M. Tobin; (2006) 'Seasonal and spatial distributions of tributyltin in surface sediment of the Tolka Estuary, Dublin, Ireland'. Environmental Pollution, 143 :294-303. [Details]|
|Conor J. Buggy; (2006) 'Spatial distribution of nine metals in surface sediment of an urban estuary prior to a large scale reclamation project'. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 52 (18):969-974. [Details]|
|C.J. Buggy (2017) Online Learning - Levelling the playing field to achieve Sustainabel Development Goals 4 and 5 1st International Conference on Gender Issues in Higher Learning Institutions Dar Es Salaam University College of Education, Tanzania, , 26-APR-17 - 28-APR-17 Link to full text [Details]|
|C.J. Buggy (2017) Using Structured Debating for In Class Assessment UCD Access Symposium [Details]|
|Carr P., Buggy C., McGlynn G. (2015) Climate change awareness amongst secondary level students¿ in a Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) affiliated school in urban Tanzania United Nations Sustainable Development Network 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice Columbia University, New York, New York, USA, , 23-SEP-15 - 24-SEP-15 Link to full text [Details]|
|Lawless, M., Buggy, C.J., Codd, M.B. (2014) Chronic Disease as a Predictor of Disability Retirement in the Third Age in Ireland Ageing and Society Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester UK, , 07-NOV-14 - 08-NOV-14 [Details]|
|Conor J. Buggy, Gayle M. McGlynn (2014) Climate change awareness in a developing nations' second level education system - Tanzania United Nations Sustainable Development Network 2nd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice Columbia University New York, , 17-SEP-14 - 19-SEP-14 Link to full text [Details]|
|Conor J. Buggy, John M. Tobin; (2003) Polarographic Analysis of Sediment in an Irish Estuary 2nd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments Quebec, Canada, , 18-MAY-03 - 21-MAY-03 [Details]|
| My current principal research project is linked to the UCD 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.
My OSH focussed research relates to the aging workforce, in particular the effects of early retirement, and occupational health awareness in professional athletes.
I have a keen interest in the development of conceptual frameworks to meet the needs of continuous professional education and development.
My other areas of environmental interest lie in Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Hydrological Impact Assessment, Health Impact Assessment, Environmental Pollution, Water Pollution, Sediment Contamination, Environmental Risk Assessment, Occupational Hygiene, Environmental Awareness, Climate Change Awareness and Education.
Martin Lawless 2011 - 2016
MSc in Occupational Safety and Health
Derval Cumiskey 2011
Thomas Crosby 2011
Ann Bradley 2012
Louise Quinn 2012
Catherine Martin 2012
Aisling McMahon 2012
Francis Mangan 2012
Noeleen Warren 2012
Grainne O'Boyle 2013
Jason Nagle 2013
Aine Broderick 2013
Elizabeth O'Callaghan 2015
Sean Logue 2015
Stella Giblin 2015
Robert Dunne 2016
Nicola Coffey 2016
Seamus O'Brien 2017
Masters in Development Practice
Mohammad Modarres 2013
David Turley 2015
John Hennessey 2015
Paul Carr 2016
Vincent Browne 2017
Masters in Public Health
Michael McDermott 2016
Riana Clune 2016
Byron Cohen 2017
Matthew Robinson 2017
Current Postgraduate Students
|Thomas Roux, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Thesis Supervisor|
|Yanbing Chen, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Thesis Co-Supervisor|
|The teacher and the student must interact for their mutual learning.|
| Dr. Mary Codd - Associate Professor School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Dr. Seamus Kelly - Assistant Professor School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Dr. Mirjam Heinen - Assistant Professor School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
| Dr. Gayle McGlynn - Assistant Professor School of Natural Sciences TCD
Dr. Susan Murphy - Assistant Professor School of Natural Sciences TCD