Fergal O'HaganRAACWI Post-doctoral Fellow
In the fall of 2008, RAACWI awarded its third post-doc to Fergal O'Hagan. Fergal joined the RAACWI initiative in May 2009. He has been working in the field of occupational rehabilitation since 1988 following the completion of a BSc in physical education (Saskatchewan) and a MSc in adapted human biodynamics (McMaster).
Currently, Fergal is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Trent University. He recently completed a PhD at the University of Toronto on the subject of work adaptation
Fergal is working with Dr. Peri Ballantyne on the Injured Worker Health Survey, which is a large-scale survey undertaken within RAACWI's Health and Well-being Theme. He plans to conduct in-depth interviews with workers to explore how the system, particularly deeming, impacts their health.
O'Hagan, F., Thomas, S., Ballantyne, P. "Job strain and return to work with cardiac illness: envisioning an enhanced role for the clinical practitioner" (submitted for publication)
O'Hagan, F.T., Thomas, S.G. "Work Adjustment with Cardiovascular Disease: Job Characteristics and Social Support" (submitted for publication)
Kennett, D.J., O'Hagan, F.T., Cezer, D. (2008) Learned resourcefulness and the long-term benefits of a chronic pain management program. Journal of Mixed Methods Research 4(2):317-339.
O'Hagan, F.T., Steenstra, I., Ammendolia, C. Health Provider and Employer Communication Practices, Centre for Research Expertise on Improving Disability Outcomes, Young Investigator Grant, $7.000 over 1 year.