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Joe MacDonagh

TU, Tallaght

Joe MacDonagh is a lecturer in the School of Business & Humanities in Technological University Dublin (Tallaght). Professionally, he is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and former President of the Psychological Society of Ireland, the professional body for psychologists in Ireland. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Management and a Companion of the British Academy of Management.

His research concerns occupational psychology; the application of psychology to the world of work and organisations, including mental health amongst workers, clients and service users in health-based settings such as hospitals and clinics. His published research, and those whom he has supervised and is currently supervising to postgraduate degrees, concerns this and related areas such as worker engagement. He has been a “Research Expert” (EU registration number EX2002B027108) of the EU Commission’s Research Directorate since 2007.

In terms of community contributions, he has carried out voluntary and paid work for Tallaght University Hospital since it opened and he is a member of the joint Tallaght and St James’s Research Ethics Committee. He has worked as an “Athena Swan” assessor, evaluating research institutes’ and third level institutions’ applications for the Athena Swan equality diversity and inclusiveness award.

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