Ms Deirdre Callanan


Contact Details

Dept. of Law & Centre for
Occupational Health & Safety
Room 308, Tower 2,
Arts/Science Building NUI Galway
T: Ext. 3843


Deirdre Callanan is a graduate of N.U.I., Maynooth, N.U.I. Galway and of the University of Salford, where she was awarded a Masters Degree in Health and Safety Law & Environmental Law. She is a staff member of N.U.I. Galway since July 2004, where she is teaching in the area of Health and Safety Law. She has worked in the public sector with R.T.É and Athlone Institute of Technology. She is also a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. Deirdre is currently undertaking a PhD under Prof. William Binchy in the area of Health and Safety Law at Trinity College, Dublin.  Her thesis title is "Protecting Employees' Rights to Health and Safety Law within the workplace.  A Substantive and Empirical Study of the Position in Ireland with recommendations for reform."

Research Interests

Health and Safety Law

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2011) Employment Law and Mental Health,
Callanan, D; Connolly, U (2011) Sections 8 & 22 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005: Privacy, Breach of Contract and Data Protection Issues. [Invited Oral Presentation], Employment Law and Mental Health, National University of Ireland, Galway , 19-NOV-11 - 19-NOV-11. [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
IOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Chartered Member /


  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland ¡V Galway Health & Safety Law Lecturer /
Athlone Institute of Technology,Co Westmeath Health & Safety Officer /
R.T.É. Network Division, R.T.É., Donnybrook, Dublin 4 Health, Safety & Compliance Manager 01-JAN-00 / 01-JUN-02

Teaching Interests

Health and Safety Law on the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Science Programme in Health and Safety Systems,
  • H. Dip. in Applied Science (Occupational Health and Hygiene)
  • M.Sc. in Occupational Health and Ergonomics
  • B. Corp. Law