Research Profile

Dervla Hogan

Biography

Since September 2014, Dervla has been Department Manager and Co-ordinator for the HRB Centre for Diet  & Health Research in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Dervla is also currently enrolled as a PhD Student in University College Cork. She holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics from National University of Ireland, Galway. Dervla has successfully completed a B.Sc (Hons) in Physiology from University College Cork and also successfully completed the NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a Health and Safety Consultant for three years. Her specialist area was ergonomics and this is where she developed her keen interest in the prevention and/or reduction of WRMSDs. Dervla’s PhD is in the area of Occupational Health and focuses on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) in Hand Intensive Healthcare Occupations. The data been used for this PhD comes from the HITS Study which was funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). She is a Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Member of the Irish Ergonomics Society and a Student Member of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. She is Communications Officer & Membership Secretary on the Irish Ergonomics Society Committee and Editor of the Society Newsletter.

Research Interests

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'Preparedness of Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland for an Influenza Pandemic, an Infection Control Perspective'
Reidy M, Ryan F, Hogan D, Lacey S, Buckley C (2015) 'Preparedness of Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland for an Influenza Pandemic, an Infection Control Perspective'. BMC Public Health,   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The effect of manual handling training on achieving training transfer, employee's behaviour change and subsequent reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review'
Hogan DA, Greiner BA, O'Sullivan L (2014) 'The effect of manual handling training on achieving training transfer, employee's behaviour change and subsequent reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review'. Ergonomics, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The effect of manual handling training on achieving training transfer, employee's behaviour change and subsequent reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review'
Hogan DA, Greiner BA, O'Sullivan L. (2014) 'The effect of manual handling training on achieving training transfer, employee's behaviour change and subsequent reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review'. Ergonomics, 57 (1):93-107   [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)1st Conference of Creating a Scientific Evidence Base for Practice - Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders,
Hogan, D., Greiner, B., O'Sullivan, L. (2012) Is Manual Handling Training effective in prevention and/or reduction of work related musculoskeletal disorders and if not, why not? – A Systematic Review. [Oral Presentation], 1st Conference of Creating a Scientific Evidence Base for Practice - Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, University College Cork , 27-NOV-12 - 27-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)1st Conference of Creating a Scientific Evidence Base for Practice - Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders,
Nolan, S., Hogan, D., Greiner, B. (2012) Preventing work-related upper-limb disorders in hand-intensive health care occupations. [Oral Presentation], 1st Conference of Creating a Scientific Evidence Base for Practice - Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, University College Cork , 27-NOV-12 - 27-NOV-12. [Details]

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K

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