Report NameCreating a Generation of Healthy, Young Trained Professionals in Irish Farming; Developing a progressive, formal CPD structure and a culture of engagement.
Aside from farming, Alison graduated from UCD with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2008 and an MSc Re-search (Physiotherapy) in 2010. She worked in the HSE and Sports Private Practice part time until 2016. Since this time she has been working as a clinical tutor in the School of Allied Health at the University of Limerick. She regularly presents to farming organisations as part of health promotion initiatives and is a strong advocate for activity participation and healthy living.
Alison’s Nuffield study is entitled, “Creating a Generation of Healthy, Young Trained Professionals in Irish Farming; Developing a progressive, formal CPD structure and a culture of engagement.” She plans to use her relevant previous experience to explore the role of continuing professional development and education in farming and how it can be utilised to progress practice and improve farmer health and wellbeing and the perception of farming as an attractive profession.
Alison intends to travel to Denmark, New Zealand and Canada during the course of her Nuffield scholarship.