Dr Noel Richardson

BA MMedSci PhD

Lecturer and Director of healthCORE

Department of Science and Health, Carlow Campus

e: Noel.richardson@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175539

ORCID ID:0000-0002-2060-2338    ResearchGate

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

Research Interests

Dr Noel Richardson has extensive experience in the area of men’s health at a research, policy and advocacy level.  He is principal author of the first ever National Policy on men’s health, which was published in Ireland in 2009, and follow up National Men’s Action Plan published in 2016. He has worked as a policy advisor on men’s health at the Health Service Executive since 2005. He is also co-author of the first European Union report on men’s health, published in 2011 and is currently collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the writing of Men’s Health Strategy for the WHO European Region. He completed a doctoral thesis on men’s health and masculinities in 2007. His research interests include men’s health policy, gender and health, mental health and suicide prevention in men, and health promotion targeted at ‘hard to reach’ population groups of men. He has presented at national and international conferences on men’s health and is a board member of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland and a member of Global Action on Men’s Health.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Carroll P., Harrison M., Richardson N., Robertson S., Keohane A., Kelly L., Donohoe A. A gender-sensitised community-based public health programme (MoM) for inactive men in Ireland: a pragmatic controlled trial. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (In review)

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N., Osborne, A. and Blake, C. ‘The role of opportunistic health screenings in prompting health behaviour change among Irish farmers’ Work. (In review)

Richardson N. & Carroll P.  It’s not rocket science - the case for a policy focus on men’s health (manuscript submitted for publication: International Journal of Men’s Health (In Press).

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N., Storey, A., Osborne, A., Cunningham, C., Blake, C. and McNamara, J.  Farming and self-reported health outcomes of Irish farmers. Occupational Medicine. (In press)

Keohane A. & Richardson N. (2017). Negotiating gender norms to support men in psychological distress. American Journal of Men’s Health DttOpsI://1d0o.i.1o1rg7/71/01.1515779/18585371987873137079330

van Doorn D., Richardson N. and Osborne A. (2017). 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., Osborne, A. and Richardson, N. (2017). Farmers have Hearts: the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among a sub-group of Irish livestock farmers. Journal of Agromedicine doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2017.1318728

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

Byrne, D.J., Browne, D.T., Byrne, P.J. and Richardson, N., (2016). The Inter-Day Reliability of Reactive Strength Index and Optimal Drop Height. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

Grace B., Richardson N. & Carroll P. (2016).  “…if you’re not part of the institution you fall by the wayside”: Service providers’ perspectives on moving young men from disconnection and isolation to connection and belonging. American Journal of Men’s Health; 1-13; doi 1557988316634088.

Lefkowich M. & Richardson N.  (2016). Men’s health in alternative spaces: Exploring Men’s Sheds in Ireland: International Health Promotion (In press; accepted for publication December 2016). doi 10.1093/heapro/daw091

Lefkowich, M., Richardson, N., Brennen, L., Lambe, B. and Carroll P. (2016). A process evaluation of a Training of Trainers (TOT) model of health training in Ireland.  Health Promotion International (Health Promot. Int.   doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw056    First published online: July 31, 2016)

McCarthy M., Richardson N. & Osborne A. (2016). The role of primary care: men’s perspectives on attempting to lose weight through a community-based dietician services. New Male Studies: 5(1):48-67.

Osborne A., Carroll P., Richardson N., Doheny M., Brennan L & Lambe B. (2016). From training to practice: the impact of ENGAGE, Ireland’s national men’s health training programme. International Health Promotion (doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw100).

Richardson, N., Osborne, A., O’Neill, B., Griffin, P., McNamara, J., Roche, C. and van Doorn. D. (2015). ‘Staying Fit for Farming: A health booklet designed for Irish Farmers’. J Agromedicine 20(3):381-5.

Books and Book Chapters

Shaw C., Lohan M. & Richardson N. (2015) Fathers and parenting. Learning on the job: Parenting in modern Ireland. Oak Tree Press

Smith J.A., Richardson N. & Robertson S. (2016) Applying a genders lens to public health discourses on men’s health. Handbook on Gender and Health. Edward Elgar Publishing

Richardson N., Smith J.A, Robertson, S. & Baker P. Global Men’s Health Policy. Handbook of Men’s Health Disparities. Routledge (In Press)

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Richardson N (2017). ‘Men’s Health: Looking beyond men as ‘the problem’. Keynote presentation at Nursing and Midwifery Conference UCC (Nov)

Kelly L, Richardson N, Carroll P, Harrison M, Keohane A, Donohoe A, and Robertson S. Physical Activity and its relationship to health; An investigation of a 12 week community based physical activity intervention for adult men. 2017 All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education. Institute of Technology Carlow, 21st April 2017

Kelly L, Richardson N, Carroll P, Harrison M, Keohane A, Donohoe A, and Robertson S. Physical activity and its relationship to Health: An investigation of a community based physical activity intervention for adult men, aka ‘Men on the Move’. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference 2017 Victoria, Canada, June, 2017

Kelly L, Richardson N, Carroll P, Harrison M, Keohane A, Donohoe A, and Robertson S. An investigation of a community based physical activity intervention for adult men, ‘Men on the Move’. 10th European Public Health Conference. Stockholm, Sweden, 1-4 November 2017

Kelly L, Richardson N, Carroll P, Harrison M, Keohane A, Donohoe A, and Robertson S. ‘Men on the Move’: A community-based physical activity programme for adult men in Ireland. 8th Conference of HEPA Europe 2017. Zagreb, Croatia. 15th – 17th November 2017

Van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. And Osborne, A.   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 2017,Stockholm, Sweden.

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. 26th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference, 28th -31st August 2017. Edinburgh UK.

van Doorn, D., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A.  ‘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, June 15th 2017, NUI Galway, Ireland

Grace, B., Richardson, N, Carroll (2016). 'Engaging Young Men Project: The design and evaluation of a training programme targeted at frontline service providers to engage young men' - 16th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour September 2016 (Oviedo, Spain)

Grace, B., Richardson, N, Carroll (2016). 'Engaging Young Men Project: The design of a training programme targeted at frontline service providers to engage more effectively with young men' - 20th Annual Health Promotion Conference Knowledge to Action: Using Research Evidence in Health Promotion Policy and Practice. June 2016 (Galway)

Kelly, L, Richardson, N, Carroll, P, Harrison, M, Keohane, A, Donohoe, A and Robertson, S. Men on the Move (MoM) a group community based physical activity intervention for sedentary Irish males – baseline characteristics. All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education, Waterford Institute of Technology, 29th April, 2016

Kelly, L, Richardson, N, Carroll, P, Harrison, M, Keohane, A, Donohoe, A and Robertson, S. Baseline characteristics of sedentary Irish males recruited to participate in a 12-week community based PA intervention programme; ‘Men on the Move’. PEPAYS Ireland Annual Forum “Charter for Change”, Institute of Technology Tralee, 30th May, 2016

Kelly, L, Richardson, N, Carroll, P, Harrison, M, Keohane, A, Donohoe, A and Robertson, S. Men on the Move (MOM) – The impact of a 12 week community based intervention on physical fitness and body morphology in sedentary Irish males. 20th Anniversary Health Promotion Conference, Knowledge to Action: Using Research Evidence in Health Promotion Policy and Practice, NUI Galway, 15th June, 2016

Kelly, L, Richardson, N, Carroll, P, Harrison, M, Keohane, A, Donohoe, A and Robertson, S ‘Men on the Move’ – An investigation of a community based physical activity programme for adult men. The International Congress on Physical Activity & Public Health, Bangkok, 16th – 19th November, 2016

O’Donnell S., Richardson, (2016). Community capacity building and suicide prevention targeted at young men - 16th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour September 2016 (Oviedo, Spain)

O’Donnell S., Richardson, N. (2016). Community capacity building in a disadvantaged rural community - 20th Annual Health Promotion Conference Knowledge to Action: Using Research Evidence in Health Promotion Policy and Practice. June 2016 (Galway)

Richardson, N., Men and mental health. Mental Health Summit. Aviva Stadium Dublin. 14th October 2016

Richardson, N., Lefkowich, M. & Robertson, S (2016). Engaging 'hard to reach' groups of men: Translating evidence into effective health promotion practice. Health Promotion Conference NUIG 15th June

Richardson, N. & Lefkowich, M. (2016). (2016). Men's health in alternative spaces: Exploring men's sheds in Ireland. Health Promotion Conference NUIG 15th June

Richardson, N., Lefkowich, M. & Robertson, S (2016). Engaging 'hard to reach' groups of men: Translating evidence into effective health promotion practice. Health Promotion Conference NUIG 15th June

Richardson, N. & Lefkowich, M. (2016). (2016). Men's health in alternative spaces: Exploring men's sheds in Ireland. Health Promotion Conference NUIG 15th June

Grace B, Richardson N, & Carroll, P. March 2015 (New York) - ‘Engaging Young Men Project’. International Conference on Masculinities:  Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality (Oral Presentation). ‘Engaging Young Men Project: The design and evaluation of a training programme targeted at frontline service providers to engage young men’. Oral Presentation.

Richardson N. (2015). Making Policy Real: national policy to local action. National Youth Council of Ireland National Conference. Dublin 7th December

Richardson N. (2015). Looking beyond young men as ‘the problem’: Opportunities for effectively engaging with young men. National Suicidology Conference. Naas October 8th

Richardson, N. (2015). Challenges and opportunities for men’s health. Men’s Health Symposium, Dublin, 15th April.

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

Richardson, N. (2015). Engage: Ireland’s national men’s health training programme. International conference on masculinities, engaging men and boys for gender equality, New York, 5th-8th March.

Keohane, A., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. (2015) “…sometimes the things that worry people the most is the last thing they will talk about…” applying a gender lens to inform national suicide prevention interventions. International conference on masculinities, engaging men and boys for gender equality, New York, 5th-8th March

Lefkowich, M., Richardson, N. and Robertson., S. (2015) “If we want to get men in, then we need to ask men what they want”. International conference on masculinities, engaging men and boys for gender equality, New York, 5th-8th March.

Lefkowich, M. and Richardson, N. (2015) “I come to the Shed, I feel better about myself, I go home and treat my family in a better way”: Exploring Masculinities & Men’s Sheds in Ireland. International conference on masculinities, engaging men and boys for gender equality, New York, 5th-8th March

Grace, B., Richardson, N. and Carroll, P. (2015) Engaging Young Men Project. International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality, New York, 5th – 8th March.

Richardson, R., Osborne, A., O’Neill, B., Griffin, P., McNamara, J., Roche, C. and van Doorn. D. (2014) ‘Staying Fit for Farming: A health booklet designed for Irish Farmers’. 7th International Symposium: Safety & Health in Agriculture & Rural Populations: Global Perspectives, Saskatoon, 19th-22nd of October.

Keohane, A., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. (2014) ‘Applying a gender lens to a national suicide prevention social marketing campaign’.  Men, Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights. Leeds Metropolitan University, 7th-8th of July.

Richardson, N. (2014) Engaging ‘hard to reach’ men. Men, Health and Wellbeing: a critical insights conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, 7th-8th of July.

Keohane, A., Richardson, N. and Osborne, A. (2014) Applying a gender lens to a national suicide prevention social marketing campaign.  Men, Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights. Leeds Metropolitan University, 7th-8th of July.

Richardson N. Tackling male obesity in the primary care setting. Royal College of General Practitioners Conference, London, 30th April 2014

Richardson N. Engaging ‘hard to reach’ men. Men, Health and Wellbeing: a critical insights conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, 7th-8th of July 2014.

Richardson N. Men’s Sheds: Laying the foundations for men’s health. Irish Men’s Sheds Association National Conference, Dublin City University, November 2014

Richardson N. The young men and suicide project. Report Launch, Dublin, 23rd January 2013

Richardson N. Why the excess burden of cancer in men? An overview, Men and Cancer Symposium. London 29th January 2013

Richardson N. Men’s health in the farming community. IOSH Conference, Dundrum, Co Tipperary 13th March 2013

Richardson N. Men’s Health Policy Context: The Irish Experience. Men’s Health Symposium EU Parliament. Brussels 19th March 2013

Richardson N. A report on the excess burden of cancer in men in the Republic of Ireland. Report Launch, Dublin, 11th June 2013

Richardson N. National Men's Health Policy: Key lessons learned in transitioning to policy implementation. National Men’s Health Conference. Dublin 13th June 2013

Richardson N. Young men and suicide. Irish College of General Practitioners Summer School. Kilkenny 20th June 2014

Richardson N. A report on the excess burden of cancer among men in Ireland Australian National Men’s Health Conference. Brisbane 22nd – 25th October 2013

Richardson N. An overview of ENGAGE – Ireland’s National Men’s Health training Programme. Australian National Men’s Health Conference. Brisbane 22nd – 25th October 2013

Richardson N. Investigating the Impact of a Men’s Health and Wellbeing Programme Targeted at Disadvantaged Men in Dublin’s Inner City. Australian national Men’s Health Conference. Brisbane 22nd – 25th October 2013

Richardson N. Overview of lifestyles and risk factors for Men’s Health and directions for Health Promotion – Concepts Research Projects and Best Practice Examples. European Public Health Conference, Brussels, 16th November 2013

Richardson N. Challenging times for men – challenging times for masculinity.  Profiling men’s health in the south-east. Men’s Development Network; 14th November 2012

Richardson N. Understanding men’s health from a social determinants perspective. International Conference on Gender and Health. Montreal, Canada, 29th October 2012

Richardson N. Turning the policy spotlight on men’s health – lessons learned from Ireland (Poster). International Conference on Gender and Health. Montreal, Canada, 28th - 30th October 2012

Richardson N. An overview o the Men’s Health and Wellbeing Programme in Dublin’s inner city. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada October 9th 2012

Richardson N. Is there a need for gendered health policies? Gender and Health through Life; Copenhagen, Denmark, 14th June 2012

Richardson N.  Inequalities and men's health? Turning the policy spotlight on men. Inequalities in Health Conference, UCD, 18th April 2012

Richardson N. Men’s health policy context in Ireland. Boys’ and Men’s Health Forum – hosted by Public Health Agency & Institute of Gender and Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada 22nd November 2011

Richardson N. The first EU Report on Men’s Health: What are the policy implications? Forum on EU Men’s Health Report. Leeds Metropolitan University 3rd November 2011

Richardson N. An overview of the current context of suicide incidence among young people in Northern Ireland. Suicide Prevention Conference; Queens University Belfast 20th October 2011

Richardson N. "Missing Men": Findings from "The State of Men´s Health in Europe" Report. World Congress on Men’s Health, Vienna, 2nd October 2011

Richardson N. Men and addiction - Fatal Attraction (Effective smoking cessation). World Congress on Men’s Health, Vienna, 3rd October 2011

Dunne N. & Richardson N. Male Minder: the impact of a specifically commissioned men’s health booklet in the workplace. National Men’s Health Conference, Perth, Australia; September 20th 2011

Richardson N. & Lambe B. Tackling male obesity in the primary care setting. Irish College of General Practitioners Summer School, Kilkenny 23rd June 2011

Richardson N. Counting the costs of accidents in men: Implications from the first EU report on men’s health. International Conference on Occupational Health and safety, Kilkenny, 15th June 2011

Richardson N.  Key findings of the first EU Report on Men’s Health. EU Parliament, Brussels, 14th June 2011

Richardson N. Best practice approaches to tailoring lifestyle interventions for obese men in the primary care setting. Weight to Men Conference, Safefood, Belfast, 8th June 2011

Richardson N. ‘The ‘buck’ stops with me’ – reconciling men’s lay conceptualisations of responsibility for health with men’s health policy. Men and Masculinities Conference Quebec, Canada, 12th March 2011

Richardson N.  Challenges to Engaging Men in Health Services. Man Matters Conference, Belfast, 18th May 2010

Richardson N. Men’s Health in Ireland: The first National Strategy, Andrology Australia Conference, Sydney, 5th June 2010

Richardson N.  Men’s health in Ireland: Key milestones to date, key challenges ahead. Health Promotion Summer School, University College Galway, 10th June 2010

Clarke N. & Richardson N.  An evaluation of the Larkin Centre’s Men’s Health & Wellbeing Programme. Health Promotion Summer School, University College Galway, 10th June 2010

McCarthy M. & Richardson N.  Best practice approaches to tailoring lifestyle interventions for obese men in the primary care setting. Health Promotion Summer School, University College Galway, 11th June 2010

Dunne N. & Richardson N.   Male Minder: the impact of a specifically commissioned men’s health booklet in the workplace. Health Promotion Summer School, University College Galway, 11th June 2010

Richardson N. Looking beyond the prostate: Reflecting on the paradoxes, dilemmas and challenges for men's health in the 21st Century. Inequalities and Health Forum; University of Limerick, 4th Dec 2009

Richardson N. Men’s Health in Ireland: The first National Strategy. Keynote presentation at 6th World Congress on Men’s Health; Vienna, 10th October 2009

Richardson N. ‘Men count too’: Harnessing strength through challenging times. Clare Mental Health Week; Ennis, 6th Oct 2009

Richardson N. What does a Male-Friendly Practice look like? Irish College of General Practitioners Annual Conference; Kilkenny, 23rd June 2009

Richardson N. National Men's Health Policy: Working with men in Ireland to achieve optimum health & wellbeing. Launch of men’s health policy, Department of Health and Children, 28th January, 2009

Richardson N. Men’s Health: A Community Development Approach. Wexford Area Partnership Conference, Talbot Hotel, Wexford, 8th November 2008

Richardson N. Tackling the challenges and opportunities in Irish men’s health. Keynote presentation at Pfizer Health Index – Exploring the Health Status, Needs and Challenges of Irish People; Royal College of Surgeons Ireland 29th September 2008

Richardson N. Getting men’s health onto a policy agenda – the development of a national men’s health policy in the Republic of Ireland. ‘Nowhere Man’ Seminar, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, 9th September 2008

Richardson N. Pull yourself together – masculinities and mental health, Keynote presentation at National Conference on Men and Mental Health, Dublin, June 06

Richardson N. & Carroll P. Getting men’s health onto a policy agenda – challenges and opportunities.  Keynote presentation at the 6th National Australian Men’s Health Conference, Melbourne, October 2005

Richardson N. Charting the development of a national men’s health in Ireland, Keynote presentation at Rural Men’s Health Conference, Adelaide; July 2005

Richardson N. Getting Inside Men’s Health, Keynote presentation at 1st National Conference on Men’s Health, Wexford; December 2004

Richardson N. Supporting men to be proactive about their own health, Presentation at National Conference for Prison Officers, Portlaoise, November 2004

Richardson N. Men’s health practices and the construction of masculinities

Presentation at British Sociology Association Medical Group Meeting, Bristol, November 2003

Published Reports

O’Donnell S. & Richardson N. Middle-Aged Men and Suicide in Ireland. A report commissioned by the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (due for publication 15th March 2018).

Richardson N. & Carroll P. (2016). Healthy Ireland Men 2017-21: National Men’s Health Action Plan. Health Service Executive

Grace B., Carroll P. & Richardson N. (2016). ‘CONNECTING WITH YOUNG MEN’ Engage Unit 6 - National Men’s Health Training Programme: An Evaluation REPORT NO. 2: ENGAGING YOUNG MEN PROJECT. The Men’s Health Forum in Ireland

Van Doorn D. Richardson N. Osborne A. (2015). Farmers Have Hearts Evaluation: A report commissioned by the Irish Heart Foundation. Institute of Technology Carlow

Grace B. Richardson N. Carroll P. (2014). Engaging Young Men: A report commissioned by the National Office for Suicide Prevention. Institute of Technology Carlow

Clarke C. Sharp L., O’Leary E. & Richardson N. (2013) An examination of the excess burden of cancer in men. A report commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society

Richardson N. Clarke C & Fowler C (2013). Young men and suicide project. A report from the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland

White A., de Sousa B., De Visser R., Madsen S.A., Makara P., Richardson N. & Zatonski W. (2011). The first state of men’s health in Europe report. European Union, Brussels

Richardson N & Carroll P (2009). Men’s Health in Ireland: In Men’s Health Around the World – A report from the European Men’s Health Forum. Available at: http://www.emhf.org/resource_images/11countries.pdf

Department of Health and Children (2009). National Men’s Health Policy 2008-2013: Working with men in Ireland to achieve optimum health and well-being. Hawkins House, Dublin 2. Authors: Richardson N & Carroll P

Richardson N. (2004) Getting Inside Men’s Health, Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children Available at: www.healthpromotion.ie/news/?id=36

McEvoy R. & Richardson N. (2004) ‘Men’s Health in Ireland’ – a report from the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, Men’s Health Forum in Ireland. Available at: www.mhfi.org

Other Research Outputs

Fowler C. Richardson N. Brennan L. & Carroll P. (2013). ‘Connecting with Young Men’; Unit 6 Engage’: National Men’s Health Training Programme & Resource Pack. Institute of Technology Carlow

Richardson N (2015). Social integration and risk of suicide in men (Commentary). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

http://www.nice.org.uk/Media/Default/newsletter/Eyes-on-Evidence-April-2015.pdf

Lefkowich M., Richardson N., Robertson S. (2015). Engaging men as partners and participants: guiding principles, strategies, and perspectives for community initiatives and holistic partnerships. Institute of Technology Carlow

Richardson N. Brennan L. Carroll P. & Lambe B (2013). ‘Engage’: National Men’s Health Training Programme & Resource Pack. Institute of Technology Carlow

Richardson N & Osborne A. (2013) “Staying fit for farming’ (A health booklet for farmmers (Sep)

Richardson N. Clarke N & Fowler C (2013) Young men and suicide. Modern Medicine (Mar)

Richardson N. (2012) Overweight or ‘just big-boned’ – tackling male obesity in primary care. Modern Medicine (Dec)

Richardson N. (2012) Engendering a new approach to men’s health. Modern Medicine Vol 44 No 1: 6-8

Richardson N. (2012) Health and Irish Men (Health Supplement; Issue 2); Federation of Irish Societies/National Cancer Action Team; Mar

Richardson N. & Clarke N. (2011) Men’s Health in Northern Ireland: Tackling the Root Causes of Men’s [ill]-Health. Man Matters Policy Briefing Paper No 1

Richardson N. & Lambe B. (2011). Tackling male obesity in the primary care setting. Forum (Journal of ICGP) Sept

McCarthy M & Richardson N (2011). Best practice approaches to tailoring lifestyle interventions for obese men in the primary care setting: A resource Booklet for Health Care Professionals working with obese men in the Primary Care Setting. Centre for Men’s Health, IT Carlow

Richardson N (2010) The Case for a Defence Forces role in promoting physical activity and supporting the delivery of Physical Education in Irish schools. Oireachtas Committee Report 15th Dec

Richardson N., Dunne N. & Clarke N. (2010). The Larkin Centre: Men’s Health and Wellbeing Programme Evaluation Report. Centre for Men’s Health, IT Carlow

Richardson N (2008). National Men's health policy 2008-2013: Working with men in Ireland to achieve optimum health and wellbeing. Forum (Journal of ICGP): Available at: http://www.icgp.ie/library_catalogue/index.cfm/id/46415/event/catalogue.item.view.html

Richardson N (2008) Dying for a Policy Focus on Men’s Health. European CanCer Organisation (ECCO). Available at: Patient Information > Spotlight on in the news:  http://www.ecco-org.eu/Patient-section/Spotlight-on/page.aspx/708 (posted September)

Research Supervision

Current Research Students
  • Aisling Keohane, Men on the Move: A qualitative study (Co-Supervisor)
  • Liam Kelly, Men on the Move: An investigation of a community based physical activity programme for adult men (Principal Supervisor).
  • Shane O’Donnell (MSc). Building community capacity in a disadvantaged rural area to engage young men (Principal Supervisor)
  • Diana van Doorn. Assessing the effectiveness of a gendered approach to a behaviour change programme designed to improve the health status of Irish livestock farmers. (Principal Supervisor)
Past Research Students

Research Student

Thesis Title

Year of Award

Fiona McManus

An examination of levels of stress in lecturers

2001

Majella McCarthy

Establishing best practice in tailoring lifestyle interventions for obese men in a primary care setting

2010

Niamh Dunne

Assessing the impact of a health promotion initiative targeted at male postal workers in Ireland

2011

Paula Kinsella

Investigating the impact of an intervention programme focused on the promotion of mental health and the prevention of

suicide in young men

2013

Neal Byrne

Investigating the impact of a men’s health and well-being programme targeted at disadvantaged men in Dublins inner city

2014

Aisling Keohane

Applying a gender lens to a national suicide prevention social marketing campaign

 

2015

Diana Van Doorn

Investigating the impact of a workplace health promotion initiative targeting Irish farmers.

2015

Billy Grace

Service providers’ perspectives on the factors that support or inhibit young men from engaging in services targeted at supporting their emotional and mental wellbeing

2016

Areas of interest as a supervisor include
  • Gender and health/health promotion
  • Health inequalities
  • Health policy

Engagement and Collaboration

International

Contributing author to two EU men’s health reports with a srong focus on health inequalities between Member States and between population groups of men within Member States.

Currently a partner on an Erasmus+ project with a focus on mentoring training for sports science students to support disadvantaged boys

National

A member of a number of National Steering Groups, including (i) the Health Service Executive’s National Men’s Health Policy Implementation Group; (ii) a Steering Group member tasked with developing Ireland’s suicide strategy (‘Connecting for Life’); (iii) the GAA’s Healthy Clubs National Steering Group; (iv) the National Farm Safety Partnership; (v) the HSE’s Alcohol Programme; (vi) board member of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland.

Working in partnership (i) with WIT, the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland and the Men’s Development Network), developed, implemented and evaluated ‘ENGAGE’ (A National Men’s Health Training programme); (ii) with the National Office for Suicide Prevention and the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, produced three significant research reports in the area of men and suicide; (iii) with the National Cancer Registry and the Irish Cancer Society, published the Men and Cancer report in 2013; (iv) with Teagasc, Irish Heart, the HSE and Glanbia, currently engaged in a large study on cardiovascular disease prevention in farmers; (v) with WIT, the HSE and the National Sports Partnerships, currently engaged in a large study evaluating a 12-week physical activity programme (‘Men on the Move’); (vi) with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association and the HSE, currently engaged in developing a large study on health promotion in Sheds.