Diana Van Doorn

BA(Hons) MA

Teagasc Walsh Fellow

National Centre for Men’s Health, Carlow Campus

e: Diana.vandoorn@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175964

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2007-2020     ResearchGate

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

My research interests include health science, men’s health, farmers health, sociology, health behaviour change and health promotion.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N., Storey, A., Osborne, A., Cunningham, C., Blake, C. and McNamara, J.   (2018). The impact of farming on self-reported health status of Irish farmers. Occupational Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy020.

van Doorn D., Richardson N. and Osborne A. Finding a space for health within the context of ‘occupational risk’ and farm policy: Ireland’s ‘farmers have hearts’ workplace cardiovascular screening programme. Occup Environ Med 74:A84-A85.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. The impact of an opportunistic cardiovascular health screening programme ’Farmers Have Hearts’ in prompting health behaviour change among Irish livestock farmers. (In review, WORK).

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. ‘Farmers Have Hearts: the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among a sub-group of Irish livestock farmers’. J Agromedicine. 2017;22(3):264-274.

Richardson, N., Osborne, A., O'Neill, B., Griffin, P., McNamara, J., G., Roche, C. and van Doorn, D. (2015). Staying Fit for Farming – A Health booklet designed for Irish Farmers. Journal of Agromedicine; 20(3):381-5

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. And Osboren, A. (2017). The impact of a workplace health screening programme on the health practices of Irish farmers. 10th European Public Health Conference ‘Sustaining resilient and healthy communities’ 1st – 4th November.

van Doorn D., Richardson N. and Osborne (2017). A. Finding a space for health within the context of ‘occupational risk’ and farm policy: Ireland’s ‘farmers have hearts’ workplace cardiovascular screening programme. 26th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference. Edinburgh 28th -31st August.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. (2017).  ‘Farmers have Hearts’: Using the Mart as a setting in which to engage male livestock farmers in a health screening intervention. Health Promotion Conference, Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace, NUI Galway June 15th.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and McNamara, J. (2016). “Your health is your wealth… are you looking after yourself?”. Teagasc National Dairy Conference. Technologies for success. Monaghan, 6th December.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and McNamara, J. (2016). Check up on Farmers’ Health. Teagasc National Dairy Conference. Technologies for success. Teagasc, Cork, p 71-73. Available: https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/publications/2016/National-Dairy-conference-Proceedings.pdf.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N., Osborne, A., Storey, A., McNamara, J., Cunningham, C. and Blake, C. (2016). Farmers’ health study. Men’s Health Conference. Dublin 30th November.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. (2016).  Farmers Have Hearts: the effectiveness of a cardiovascular workplace health promotion intervention for Irish farmers. Health Promotion Conference NUIG 15th June.

van Doorn, D. and Richardson, N. (2016). Young men and Suicide. Presentation for the Suicide Prevention Planning Group for Carlow. 4th May.

van Doorn, D., Osborne, A., Richardson, N. and Damery, M. (2016). Farmers Have Hearts. The impact of opportunistic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment among farmers. Sphere Network 2nd Annual conference. ‘Population health and health services research in Ireland: current trends and future directions’. Dublin, 29th February.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N and Osborne, A. (2015). ‘Farmers Have Hearts Programme Evaluation.’ Men’s Health Symposium. Dublin 15th April.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. (2014). ‘Health promotion and Irish farmers’. Making an Impact 2014 Finale. Higher Education Authority, Dublin City University, 12th March.

Published Reports

van Doorn, D. and Richardson, N. (2017). Irish Heart Mobile Health Unit Blood Pressure Check Service.  Evaluation Report. Institute of Technology Carlow. [Online]. Available: http://irishheart.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IH-MHU-Report-FINAL-040817-PDF.pdf

van Doorn, D. Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. (2015). Farmers Have Hearts. Irish Heart Foundation Heart Health Checks 2013/14. Evaluation Report. Institute of Technology Carlow.

Other Research Outputs

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N., Storey, A. and McNamara, J. (2018). Farmers’ Health for sustainable farming and lifestyle. TResearch. (In press).

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. (2014) ‘Farmers Have Hearts’. Radius, Research, Development & Innovation. Institute of Technology Carlow. Issue 4.

Research Supervision

Areas of interest as a supervisor include
  • Men’s health
  • Farmers health
  • Health services evaluation
  • Health promotion

Engagement and Collaboration

Currently, I am a Teagasc Walsh Fellow and involved in the ‘Farmers Have Hearts’ study. This study will assess the effectiveness of a gendered approach to a behaviour change programme designed to improve the health status of Irish farmers. This study is a collaboration between National Centre for Men’s Health at IT Carlow, Teagasc, UCD, HSE, Irish Heart and Glanbia.