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Men's Health Research Group

Key research themes/interests

The NCMH was established in January 2008 with the aim of developing innovative and multi-disciplinary research and training programmes on men’s health. 
It is a national Centre in Ireland dedicated to men’s health research which has developed strong international links with similar Centres in Australia and the UK. The NCMH has a close working relationship with the HSE and the Department of Health and Children, and has also developed strong partnerships with the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, the European Men’s Health Forum, the Institute of Public Health in Ireland, the Irish College of General Practitioners and the National Office for Suicide Prevention.
The Centre is committed to expanding its research and training activities over the next 5 years in co-operation with the HSE.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Men’s Health Trainer ?

Engage was developed in response to the growing demand from service providers for support to improve their engagement and work with men. It was created via a partnership between the Institute of Technology Carlow, the Men’s Development Network, Waterford Institute of Technology and the Health Service Executive's Health Promotion Department.

The training content is based upon the partners' experience, evidence from academic and evaluation literature, and an extensive 24 month pilot phase. The Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) supported the production of resources for this training, and continues to assist with the resourcing of Trainers. 


Further Information

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Congratulations to IT Carlow Masters student Diana Von Doorn - finalist in the HEA 'Making an Impact' Competition 2014. Diana is currently studying at the National Centre for Men's Health and is supervised by Dr. Noel Richardson. Diana's research focuses on health promotion within the farming community.

Diana Von Doorn's presentation 'Making an Impact' Competition 2014

Researcher Profiles




Noel Richardson

Dr Noel Richardson, BA, MMS

T: 059-9175539
E: noel.richardson