Ms Deirdre Callanan


Contact Details

Room 415
Tower 2, School of Law,
College of Business, Public Policy and Law,
NUI Galway.

T: 00 353 91 493843


"Compliance, defence of prosecutions and how changes to European and Irish health & safety legislation governing this area affect the obligations imposed on all workplaces."
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 within the EU and pre-accession candidate countries at Trinity College, Dublin.

Research Interests

Health and Safety Law

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