Dr John McNamara
Senior Specialist Advisor in Occupational Safety and Health
Teagasc – Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority .
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD.
Teagasc Head of Knowledge Transfer ( Advisory and Farmer Training) programme for occupational safety and health in Agriculture.
Recent and Current Project engagement
- PhD. Thesis entitled ‘A Study of the Effectiveness of Risk Assessment and Extension Supports for Irish Farmers to Improve Farm Safety and Health Management’. Available at https://t-stor.teagasc.ie/handl e/ 11019/1840
- Vice-Chairperson: EU COST Action. Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture. (Acronym: SACURIMA) (2018-2021).
- Final Report : Leppälä, J., Griffin, P., McNamara, J. & Rautiainen, R. (Eds.). 2021. Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture: Sacurima Cost Action CA16123 Highlights and Conclusions. Natural resources and bio economy studies 63/2021. Natural Resources Institute Finland. Helsinki. 81 pp.
Available at https://jukuri.luke.fi/handle/10024/547926
- European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Member of contracted group who prepared Review of the future of agriculture and implications for OSH (2020).Reference: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Jones, A., Jakob, M., McNamara, J. 2020: Review of the future of agriculture and occupational safety and health (OSH): foresight on new and emerging risks in OSH: https://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2802/769257
- EU HORIZONS Project (CL6-RCU-2022-00-00) (2023-2027): Title: Assessing and improving labour conditions and health and safety at work in farming (2023- 2027) (Value c €4.8m). Project Leader for Work Package 3: Risk and Risk Assessment (throughout Europe) (WP3 Budget €1.43m).
- Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Funded Research (2018-2023) (Value (c €0.6m). Title: Behaviours of Safer Farming. Project Leader for Task 4: Comparative assessment of knowledge transfer (farm extension services) and regulatory systems governing OHS practices among selected European Countries.
Co-Authored publications may be viewed at the following links: