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Dr Conor Buggy
Associate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies


Dr. Conor Buggy is a scientist and engineer with over a decade of academic experience at UCD. He is the Programme Director for the Masters in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) at the UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work and is an Adjunct Lecturer (Climate Change Science, Development and Justice) for the Masters in Development Practice at Trinity College Dublin. Conor has a number of college and university teaching awards and has a keen interest in teaching innovation. Prior to academia Conor worked in civil engineering project management with a significant focus on environmental impact assessment, sustainability and construction management. Conor’s recent research at UCD focuses on the impact COVID-19 is having on OSH professionals and their workloads, this research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Conor’s primary OSH research interest lies in the impact innovative education has on organisations to promote positive behavioural change and safety culture. His environmental research focuses on environmental sustainability and how people learn about it, particularly how young people learn about climate change. Additional public health research focuses on the health and wellbeing of marginalised communities and healthcare accessibility / management during emergency scenarios. Conor has also been heavily involved in initiatives supporting equality, diversity and inclusion in UCD as well as for the National LGBT Federation (NXF).

Research Expertise


My university research profile and interests can be located here: Emergency Management, Climate Change Education, Workplace / Worker Behavioural Change, Higher Education, Continuous Professional Education/Development


Awards and Honours

PDip Entrepreneurial Education, University College Dublin 2018

PCert University Teaching and Learning, University College Dublin 2016

PhD Environmental Engineering, Dublin City University 2006

BA Mod Environmental Science, Trinity College Dublin 2001