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Mohammad Mohammadrezaei

Research Officer – Social/Behavioural Science

Research Interests

Mohammad is a research officer at the Teagasc Climate Centre with a focus on behaviour change and decision-making towards adaptation and mitigation strategies. His research interests encompass applying mixed methods to explain and model farmers’ (also other key actors in AKIS) behaviour change regarding the adoption of adaptation and mitigation strategies and practices, co-designing and evaluating the impact of participatory/multi-actor behaviour change interventions, and providing recommendations to accelerate the translation of policy to farm-level action.

He applies diverse Social Cognition Theories (TPB, VBN, etc.), Socio-Ecological theory, Social Learning theory, Construal Level Theory, etc., to predict/explain and model behaviours/decision making to inform the design of intervention and behaviour change policies, inactivates, and extension programmes.

Mohammad applies advanced quantitative (causal relationships) and qualitative (exploratory) research methods, ranging from Structural Equation Modelling (SEM), linear, multinomial, ordinal regressions, NLCCA, cluster analysis, factor analysis, indexing, etc., to the Delphi technique, focus groups, and in-depth interviews.


Current Projects

  • PI and lead researcher -Research on farm level behavioural change towards building climate change resilience funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – (2024)

    SafeHabitus (2023-2027)

    BeSAFE (2020-2023) 


  • 2022-2023 Certificate in Prof Dip Researcher Development (level 9), University College Dublin (UCD) (Ireland)
  • 2022 Certificate in QQI project management (level 9) (Ireland)
  • 2015-2019 PhD, Tarbiat Modares University (Iran)
  • 2011-2013 MAgrSc, Shiraz University (Iran) (fully funded research MSc) (1st class honours)
  • 2007-2011 BAgrSc, Shiraz University (Iran) (1st class honours)

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  • McNamara, J., Mohammadrezaei, M., Moran, B., & Dillon, E. (2024). Data Driven Identification of Injury Risk Factors during Expansion on Irish Dairy Farms. Journal of Agromedicine, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924x.2023.2293840 
  • Irwin, R., Short, I., Mohammadrezaei, M., & Dhubháin, Á. N. (2023). Increasing tree cover on Irish dairy and drystock farms: The main attitudes, influential bodies and barriers that affect agroforestry uptake. Environmental Science & Policy146, 76-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2023.03.022 
  • Mohammadrezaei, M., Meredith, D., & McNamara, J. (2023). Subjective norms influence advisors’ reluctance to discuss farm health and safety. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension29(5), 627-651. https://doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2022.2125410 
  • Mohammadrezaei, M., Meredith, D., & McNamara, J. (2023). Beyond age and cause: a multidimensional characterization of fatal farm injuries in Ireland. Journal of agromedicine28(2), 277-287. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2022.2116138 
  • Mohammadrezaei, M., Meredith, D., McNamara, J., Kinsella, J., & Flannery, S. (2023). Do social influences, awareness, or experience matter? Toward a better understanding of Farm-related Injury Risk Perception among agricultural science college students in Ireland. Frontiers in public health11, 1076332.
  • Meredith, D., Mohammadrezaei, M., McNamara, J., & O’Hora, D. (2023). Towards a better understanding of farm fatalities: identification and estimation of farming fatality rates. Journal of agromedicine28(2), 239-253.
  • McNamara, J., Mohammadrezaei, M., Moran, B., Dillon, E., (accepted). Data driven Identification of Injury Risk Factors during expansion on Irish Dairy Farms. Journal of Agromedicine.
  • Mohammadrezaei, M., Meredith, D., Flannery, S., Kinsella, J., & McNamara, J. (2023). Does farming experience matter? A comparison of farm health and safety attitudes, perceptions, and intentions of agricultural science students with and without farming experience. Rural and Remote Health23(1), 8165-8165.
  • McNamara, J., Mohammadrezaei, M., Dillon, E., & Meredith, D. (2023). Is presence of children or youth a farm workplace injury risk factor on Irish farms?. Frontiers in public health10, 1074673.
  • McNamara, J., Mohammadrezaei, M., & Griffin, P. (2022). Promoting childhood farm safety in Ireland. Frontiers in public health10, 1055082.
  • Mohammadrezaei, M., Chizari, M., Sadighi, H., & Mahmoudi, M. (2020). Transition of objective to subjective well-being in evaluation of farmers’ quality of life: Utilizing new epistemological approach among Iranian rice farmers. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology22(4), 935-951.
  • Mohammadrezaei, M., & Hayati, D. (2019). Multi-Dimensional Appraisal of Integrated Pest Management Adoption: Evidence of Pistachio Growers in Kerman Province, Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology21(4), 815-828.
  • Mohammad-Rezaei, M., & Hayati, D. (2018). Factors Affecting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Knowledge of Pistachio Growers in Kerman Province. Iranian Agricultural Extension and Education Journal14(1), 199-214.
  • Mohammadrezaei, M., & Hayati, D. (2015). The role of agricultural extension services in integrated pest management adoption by Iranian pistachio growers. International Journal of Agricultural Extension3(1), 47-56.
  • Rezaei, M. M., Hayati, D., & Rafiee, Z. (2014). Analysis of Administrative barriers to pistachio integrated pest management: a case study in Rafsanjan city. International Journal of Modern Management & Forest Journal1(1), 35-43.