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Dr. Fergal O’Hagan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master’s of Science in Adapted Human Biodynamics from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Toronto. Dr. O’Hagan’s experience includes progressive positions in public and private sector health care as a Clinical Kinesiologist, program manager and private practice operator. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Trent University, Dr. O’Hagan teaches health psychology, behaviour modification and advanced statistics and research design. His research program focuses on self-regulation and adaptation in the face of chronic disease as it relates to health behaviour and work participation.
O’Hagan’s work as a postdoctoral fellow with the SSHRC CURA funded Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury Initiative examined mental health, stress and coping among injured workers with permanent impairments. Dr. O’Hagan’s work is dedicated to finding ways to help people adapt and heal so they can get back to work.