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MSc Occupational Health Contacts

We want to ensure that all our existing and prospective students have access to assistance should they require it. We are very happy to answer any queries you may have. Simply email the relevant contact below:

Programme Director, Dr. Birgit Greiner, 

Programmes Manager, Ms. Michelle Syron,


Dr Christie Godsmark

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Lecturer in Occupational Health

Adjunct Team

Professor John gallagher

Dr John Gallagher M.Sc             


Dr Darius Whelan - Module Coordinator and Lecturer of LW6109 Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare 




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 - 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.

Frank Power

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 on 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.

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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