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Evaluation of decision making factors to facilitate effective safety behaviour of Irish farmers

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Research opportunity in IT Sligo - to examine behaviour and decision-making factors that influence unsafe actions or conditions on Irish farms with the aim of reducing injury, illness, and fatalities of farmers, and individuals working or living on farms.

The research will be used to conceptualise a suitable combination of strategies for an optimised safety behaviour programme that is compatible with the national policy objectives of the Farm Safety Partnership’s Safety Action Plan 2017-2020.

Funding will be initially for a maximum of 2 years of full-time Master’s registration. This research has the potential to transition into a PhD up to a maximum of 4 years.

Looking for motivated candidates with strong interests in occupational health & safety, behavioural management, and farm safety. Candidates must have a 1st Class honours B.Sc. (essential) and/or an M.Sc. (desirable) in relevant disciplines. Candidates with substantial experience in developing safety management systems and training systems will be considered favourably. ITSligo welcomes applications from eligible International candidates.

To Apply
Please send by email to Dr Rachel Nugent, ()
1) A detailed cover letter
2) A full curriculum vitae
3) Academic transcripts for each year of study
4) Contact details of two academic referees
Applicants whose first language is not English must submit the original certificate of completion of an English test.

Please insert the subject line ‘OHS - Farm safety MSc bursary’ with your electronic correspondence.

Funding Notes

FUNDING SOURCE: Presidents Bursary Fund, IT Sligo with a maintenance grant of €13,000 p.a. and upto €4,000 p.a. for expenses as approved. Tuition fees (currently €819 p.a.) will be paid by the Institute for all holders of student bursaries. Students are required to pay their registration fee. The registration fee for 2018-2019 is €3,000 p.a.

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