Sara Boyd

Tel:+353 1 402 4490

Fax:+353 1 402 4495

e-mail: Sara.Boyd@dit.ie


Background

SaraBoyd

Sara Boyd obtained her BSc Environmental Health at the Dublin Institute of Technology following which she gained experience in Environmental Management with Aer Rianta.

She is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Her research experience includes participation in studies on safety behaviour in the construction industry undertaken for the Health and Safety Authority and the Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland; and an assessment of safety attitudes and climate in the catering sector.

She lectures in the Faculty in Occupational Safety Management, Risk Management,

Environmental Management and Food Safety/Hygiene incorporating HACCP to degree level students.

Research Interests

  • Safety Behaviour in the Food and Construction Sectors
  • Assessment of Safety Attitudes and Climate
  • Risk Management in Pre-School Facilities
  • Manual Handling in the Nursing Home Sector

Current Research Projects

  • Currently completing a PhD on the Impact of Safety Training on Safety Performance

Publications

Kelly, A., Boyd, S. & Henehan, G., 2014 Noise awareness training for amplified music venues: Focus group studies. Health Education Journal.

Kelly, A. et al, 2012. Occupational noise exposure of nightclub bar employees in Ireland. Noise and Health July/August.

Kelly, A., Boyd, S. & Henehan, G., 2010. Applying noise risk assessment techniques in Irish nightclubs. In: International Congress on Environmental Health Conference Proceedings, Vancouver, Canada, September 2010.

Kelly, A., Boyd, S. & Henehan, G., 2009 A risk assessment of employee noise exposure in nightclubs in Ireland. In: 8th European Conference on Noise Control, Institute of Acoustics Euronoise Conference Proceedings. Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2009. ISBN: 1901656985 (CD-ROM), file:///D:/pdf/EURONOISE2009_0149_paper.pdf.

Kelly, A., & Boyd, S., 2008. Amplified Music in the Entertainment Industry: Friend or Foe?
Conference proceedings In: EHOA Annual Conference 2008, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Kelly. A. and Boyd, S. “Amplified Music in the Entertainment Industry”. Oral presentation at The All Ireland Environmental Health Conference – Connecting Agendas, April 24th-25th, Killarney 2008.  Runner-Up Prize-winner at the 10th National Graduate / Postgraduate Research Conference on Environmental Health, Protection and Safety. 

Fox, P. and Boyd, S “Unpasteurised Milk- Friend or Foe?”. Environmental Health Officers Association Yearbook 2007-2008, pg 54-56. 

Fang, J. and Boyd, S. “An Assessment on Food Safety Attitude, Behaviour and Knowledge of Ethnic Groups in Dublin, Ireland”. Conference Paper presented at the 10th World Congress on Environmental Health, Brisbame, 12th -16th May 2008.

Fitzgerald, C., Abu-Ghannam, N. and Boyd, S. “An Investigation of Catering Food Safety Education in Ireland”. Conference Paper presented at the 10th World Congress on Environmental Health, Brisbane, 12th -16th May 2008.

Kelly, A., & Boyd, S., 2007. Amplified Music in the Entertainment Industry. International conference proceedings In: New Horizons in Environmental Health, 2007, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Fox, P. and Boyd, S “Consumption of Unpasteurised Milk and Use of Home Pasteurisation Systems in Ireland”. Poster Presentation at Zoonoses Conference: The Control and Prevention of Zoonoses; From Science to Policy, 5th-7th November, 2007. 

Fox, P. and Boyd, S “Consumption of Unpasteurised Milk in Ireland”. Oral Presentation at the Second World Congress in Food and Nutrition, Istanbul, October 23rd-26thth, 2007. 

Boyd, S. “Postgraduate Research Opportunities at the School of Food Science and Environmental Health”. Oral presentation at The First International Conference on Reducing Risks and Protecting Health, March 28th-30th, Galway 2007

Kelly. A. and Boyd, S. “Noise Monitoring in the Entertainment Industry”. Oral presentation at The First International Conference on Reducing Risks and Protecting Health, March 28th-30th, Galway 2007

Fox, P. and Boyd, S “Milk Consumption Practices on Dairy Farms in Co. Kilkenny”. Presentation to the Zoonotic Committee, Wexford, March 29th, 2007. 

Fox, P. and Boyd, S “A Study of Milk Consumption Practices and Home Pasteuriser Usage on Irish Dairy Farms”. Food Science and Technology Ireland, Vol.1, 2007. 

Fox, P. and Boyd, S. “An Evaluation of Milk Consumption Practices and Home Pasteuriser Usage on Dairy Farms in Co. Kilkenny”. Oral and poster presentation at the Agricultural Research Forum 2007, 12th and 13th March. 

Boyd, S.” An Integrated Risk Assessment Tool to Measure Safety Performance within an Irish Retail Food Organisation”. Conference Paper presented at the 9th World Congress on Environmental Health, 18th-23rd June 2006.  

Boyd, S. and Clohessy, E. “An Evaluation of the Relationship between the Food Safety Knowledge of Managers, Employees and Customers and the Food Safety Audit Results of the SPAR Stores”. Conference Paper presented at the 9th World Congress on Environmental Health, 18th-23rd June 2006. 

Boyd, S. and Convey, M. “An Investigation into Office Hygiene”. Poster Presentation at the 9th World Congress on Environmental Health, 18th-23rd June 2006. 

Boyd, S. and Fitzgerald, C. “Food Safety Training in Small Catering Businesses”. Poster Presentation at the 9th World Congress on Environmental Health, 18th-23rd June 2006. 

Boyd, S. and Mangan Scott, V. “Food Safety Training within a Psychiatric Day Care Facility”. Conference Paper presented at the 9th World Congress on Environmental Health, 18th-23rd June 2006. 

Boyd, S. “Environmental Health Undergraduate Students – An Insight”, Environmental Health Officers Yearbook, 2005, pg 53-56. 

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