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Conor Hammersley

Project Title: ‘On Feirm Ground’: A formative, process and outcome evaluation of a bespoke farmer’s health training programme targeted at agricultural advisors in Ireland.

Overview: Conor’s project focuses on the development, delivery and evaluation of a training programme that equips frontline agricultural advisors with the knowledge, and skills to engage farmers on health issues, to signpost farmers to health services, and to mainstream a health promotion and prevention focus into the routine activities of farming discussion groups.

This study aims to explore the area of farmer’s health and rural masculinity, inform the development of a training programme for agricultural advisors and evaluate the effectiveness of providing frontline agricultural advisors with the knowledge/skills/competencies to engage and signpost farmers on health issues.

I have a keen interest in sport and play hurling for both club and county. When I am not researching and playing sport, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family and drinking a nice cup of coffee (I am a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur/snob!!).

Programme Area: Rural Economy and Development

Professional platform: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13851242/

Supervisors: David Meredith, Teagasc and Dr. Noel Richardson, IT Carlow

Location: Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin

Funding Source: Teagasc and DAFM