Meet the Team

Dr Christie Godsmark

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Lecturer in Occupational Health

- Adjunct Staff-


Professor John gallagher

Dr John Gallagher M.Sc             



Dr Darius Whelan module coordinator and lecturer of LW6109 Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Law:




Dr Éilis O’Reilly module coordinator and lecturer of EH6093 Introduction to Epidemiology and Research Methods and EH6153 Quantitative Research and Epidemiology




Colette Cunningham module coordinator and lecturer of EH6159 Advanced Health Promotion (elective module)

 Colette Cunningham



Frank Power

Frank Power

Frank Power works with the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland as a Senior Ergonomist (Inspector). Since joining the Authority he has been involved in addressing Ergonomic and Manual Handling issues at a strategic and workplace level in Ireland and has acted as an Expert Witness in the Courts. His main areas of work include the development of regulations and guidance, completion of regulatory inspections to address ergonomic risk management issues, representing the HSA on NSAI, EU and National Disability Authority work groups.

He chaired the HSA Manual Handling Training Advisory Group which developed the Manual Handling Training Standards Framework in co-operation with QQI. He works closely with the professional bodies including the Irish Ergonomic Society to develop risk management workshops for external stakeholders.



Robert Lynch Module coordinator and lecturer of training and development Issues in occupational health – online (AD6073 and AD6008):

Robert Lynch

Robert graduated from the University of Limerick in 2015 with an MSc in Human Resource Management, attaining the Kemmy Business School Outstanding Scholar award. He has worked as a lecturer at the Cork Institute of Technology since 2015, and has recently commenced a research project management post. 

His specialist areas include Learning & Development, Risk Management in Transport & Logistics, & Human Resource Management. He has also provided training & development consultancy for training delivery companies, in the context of training instructors, commercial marketing, & developing lean service products. Robert focuses on the importance of linking customer needs to training design & development, ensuring that learning opportunities are relevant, & aligned with organisational goals.


Michael Muldoon coordinator and lecturer on Training and Development Issues – campus (AD6800)

Michael Muldoon

Michael is freelance consultant in Learning & Development and Project Management.  After a successful career in customer management, including a number of national and international awards, Michael returned to the world of academia in 2013, and has been lecturing at UCC and DBS since that time, exclusively at postgraduate level.

Michael sees Learning & Development as the key to unlocking organisational capability at all levels.

Current research projects Michael has undertaken include into effective employment capability skills for individuals who identify with Asperger's Syndrome; and the overuse of Project Management structures in expanding SME's.



Marion Kiely Tutor for EH6109 Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Workplace and contributor and tutor for EH6110 Risk Assessment and Implementation of Health and Safety Management programmes

Marion Kiely

BIO: Marion Kiely is a Health & Safety Consultant at Upstream, which she founded in 2016, with a view to helping clients navigate complex challenges and become more resilient. She is also Strategic Partner (Ireland) with Paradigm Human Performance, communications co-ordinator for the Ireland South IOSH Committee, part-time lecturer in UCC, and a Cynefin Authorised Trainer with Cognitive Edge.   She adopts a progressive, straight talking approach, and is an advocate of anthro-complexity and adaptive safety approaches.  She is particularly interested in the area of psychosocial risk factors and has co-developed a wellbeing pulse with Cognitive Edge with a view to bringing about positive change in this area.


Justina Hurley tutor on a range of MSc in Occupational Health modules

Justina Hurley

Justina spent many years working in Corporate Communications management in the UK and Ireland. She has written extensively for various business publications and continues a freelance role in coaching and communications. Justina holds a MA in English and her interest in medicine and health-related communications subsequently led to a Master of Public Health (MPH)

Justina joined the National Suicide Research Foundation in 2015 and worked with Professor Ella Arensman on the development of the WHO practice manual, for establishing and maintaining surveillance systems for suicide attempts and self-harm, as well as conducting research relating to institutional abuse in Ireland.

Currently, Justina works part time as a Senior Research Officer on the National Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Project. The project is responsible for the coordinated implementation and evaluation of DBT in Ireland. She also sits on the PSYCHED steering group, a collaborative initiative to promote and support better understanding of mental health in the workplace. Justina tutors on the MPH and MSc in Occupational Health courses.




-External Examiners-

Professor Gerard Zwetsloot 

Our external examiners assure highest academic standards within the national and international context. They advise our academic and administrative staff on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and confirm that the academic standards of programmes, modules and the MSc award is consistent with the academic outcomes specified, and are comparable to those achieved in the subject area in equivalent universities internationally. 

Our current external examiner is Professor Gerard Zwetsloot from the Netherlands.

Gerard Zwetsloot

Previous external examiners of the MSc Occupational Health were





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