Dr Rachel O'Hara Publications

Papers

Mason S, O'Keefe C, Knowles E, Bradburn M, Campbell M, Coleman P, Stride C, O'Hara R, Rick J, Patterson M.
A pragmatic quasi-experimental multi-site community intervention trail (NEECaP) evaluating the impact of Emergency Care Practitioners in different UK health settings on patient pathways.
Emergency Medicine Journal
(2012) 29:47-53

O'Hara R, O'Keefe C, Mason S, Coster J and Hutchinson A.
Quality and Safety of Care Provided by Emergency Care Practitioners.
Emergency Medical Journal.
(2012) 29:327-332

Alonazi M, Hutchinson A, O'Hara R, Freeman J.
Cross cultural challenges in the use of patient safety climate questionnaires: a case study from Saudi Arabia.
Healthcare Systems, Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS) international Conference Proceedings, Oviedo, Spain.
(2011) June

Cooper R and O'Hara R.
Automated Telephone Services and Health: Patients and Staffs experiences of an automated telephone weather forecasting service.
Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
(2010) 15(Supplement 2): 41-46

Weyman A K, O'Hara R, Jackson J A
An investigation into issues of egress in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster.
Applied Ergonomics
(2005) Nov 36(6):739-48. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2005.05.010

Elms J, O'Hara R, Pickvance S, Fishwick S, Hazell, Frank T, Marlow P, Henson M, Harvey P, Evans G and Curran A.
The perceptions of occupational health in primary care.
Occupational Medicine.
(2005) Oct 55(7):523-7.

O'Hara R, Dickety N and Weyman A.
Good Practice in Assessing Workplace Risks by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Risk Management: An International Journal
(2005) 7(1)31-41

Williamson J and O'Hara R.
Can self-assessment improve compliance?
Occupational Health Review
(2003) Issue 102 March/April

O'Hara R.
Health and Safety in Homeworking.
European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference Proceedings Series, Vienna.
(2002) I-WHO Publications, December

Kidd J, Nestel D and O'Hara R.
Teaching and learning about sexual histories during undergraduate medical education: a comparison of two approaches.
Medical Teacher
(2001) 23 (3): 252-257

O'Hara R.
Psychosocial Factor in Musculoskeletal Disorders.
The Safety and Health Practitioner
(1995) July

Henderson P and O'Hara
Norming and Validation of SHLs Personnel Test Battery in Northern Ireland
Guidance and Assessment Review
1990 August

Fitzpatrick S, O'Hara R and Henderson P.
Monitoring Equality of Opportunity in Employment
Guidance and Assessment Review
(1989) February

Book Chapters

Lunt J, O'Hara R and Cummings R.
Changing Occupational Health Behaviour.
In Occupational Health Psychology: European Perspectives on Research, Education and Practice (Vol.2)
(2007) ISMAI Publishing: Portugal

Reports

Dibben P, Wood G, Nicolson R, O'Hara R.
Quantifying the effectiveness of interventions for people with common health conditions in enabling them to stay in or return to work.
(2011) Report to DWP, April.

Mason S, O'Keeffe C, Coleman P, O'Hara R, Dixon S, Rick J, Patterson M and Stride C.
A Multi-Centre Community Intervention  Trial to Evaluate the Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Emergency Care Practitioners.
Report for the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation programme.
(2009) March.  SDO Report

O'Hara R,  Cooper R, Maheswaran R, Pearson T.
Evaluation of COPD Weather Forecasting Service in Bradford and Airedale PCT.
(2008) December

O'Hara R.
Evaluation the 05/06 Safety and Health Awareness Days(SHAD) for motor vehicle paint sprayers.
(2007) HSL Report SOFS/07/01

O'Hara R, Davies T and Sandys V.
Evaluating the impact of the Pilot Bristol Safety & Health Awareness Day (SHAD) on motor vehicle repair bodyshops' control of health risks.
(2006) HSL Report SOFS/06/02

O'Hara
Evaluation of four pilot Safety & Health Awareness Days (SHADS) for motor vehicle paint sprayers.
HSL Report SOFS/05/01
(2005)

O'Hara R, Williamson J and Daniels C.
Review of regulators' approach to duty holders' management of health and safety.
HSL Report RAS/04/14
(2004)

Turner S, E Corbett E, O'Hara R and White J.
Health and safety effects of rail crowding - hazard identification.
HSL Report RAS/04/12
(2004)

O'Hara R, Williamson J, Collins A and Higginson D.
Health and Safety in Homeworking: Good practice case studies.
HSE Research Report 262, HMSO: Norwich
(2004) ISBN0 7176 2888 4.

O'Hara R, Elms J, Pickvance S, Fishwick S, Hazell, Frank T, Marlow P, Henson M, Harvey P, Evans G and Curran A.
The Profile of Patients' Occupational Health in Primary Care.
HSE Research Report 254.
(2004) HMSO: Norwich, ISBN 0 7176 2880 9

O'Hara R, Williamson J, Benjamin K, Marlow P, White J and Wright S.
E-COSHH Essentials Guidance Sheets: User Consultation Exercise.
HSL Report RAS/03/10
(2003)

Wright S, O'Hara R and Dickety N.
Risk Assessment: The Extent of Adoption by Industry.
HSL Report RAS/02/12
(2002)

Jackson J A, O'Hara R, Weyman A.
Exploring Barriers to Slip & Trip Enforcement - EHO Focus Groups.
HSL Report ERG/02/12
(2002)

O'Hara R
A Scoping Exercise for Research into the Health and Safety of Homeworkers.
HSL Report RAS/02/08
(2002)

Williamson J and O'Hara R.
Current Use of Self-Audit Questionnaires by Local Authorities.
HSL Report RAS/02/03
(2002)

O'Hara R and Dickety N.
Communicating Health and Safety Information in Small Firms Using Chemicals
HSL Report RAS/00/16
(2000)

O'Hara R, Weyman A and Dickety N.
Report to the EU on Good Practice by Small and Medium Enterprises in the Assessment of Workplace Risks
HSL Report RAS/00/12
(2000)

Weyman A K, Riley D B, O'Hara R and Dickety N.
Ladbroke Grove Incident, 5th October 1999: The Potential for driver error.
HSL Report ERG/00/05
(2000)

Weyman A K, O'Hara R and Jackson J A.
Ladbroke Grove Incident, 5th October 1999: Issues of Passenger Egress.
HSL Report ERG/00/06
(2000)

Conferences

O'Hara R
Director leadership of health and safety - a review of literature.
HSE Stakeholder Conference on Director resposibility for health and safety: What the evidence shows. Edinburgh, September 2005; London, October 2005.
(2005)

Elms J, O'Hara R, Pickvance S, Fishwick D, Hazell M, Frank T, Marlow P, Henson M, Harvey P, Evans G S, Curran A D.
The profile of patients' occupational health in primary care.
International Conference on Occupational Health Services, Helsinki.
(2005) January

Piney M, Maidment S, Garrod A, Llewelyn D, Lake A, Black N, O'Hara R, Daunton B and Du-Bisette P.
Reducing the risk of isocynate-induced occupational asthma in motor vehicle repair (MVR) bodyshops in the UK.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society Annual Conference, Manchester.
(2005) April

Williamson J and O'Hara RJ.
Health and Safety in Homeworking.
6th Internatinal Congress on Work Injuries Prevention, Rehabilitation & Compensation (WorkCongress6), Rome.
(2004) December

O'Hara R.
Risk Visualisation: A Risk Communicaton Tool.
European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Annual Conference Proceedings, Oporto.
(2004) November

O'Hara R, Dickety N and Weyman A.
Good practice in risks assessment by SMEs.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society Annual Conference,York.
(2004) April

O'Hara R, Weyman A, Wright S and Williamson J.,
Human Factors in controlling exposure to chemicals.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society Annual Conference, London.
(2003) April

Weyman A K, O'Hara R, Jackson J A.
Passenger egress, risk communication and the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster.
The International Ergonomics Conference, Seoul.
(2003) August

O'Hara R.
Health and Safety in Homeworking
European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Annual Conference Proceedings, Vienna.
(2002) December

O'Hara R.
Communicating Health and Safety Information in Small Firms Using Chemicals.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society Annual Conference, York.
(2001) March

O'Hara R.
To work or not to work, a question of adjustment
Health Psychology Section Conference
(1996) July

O'Hara R, Banks M and Winfield C.
Work Related Upper Limb Disorders and Vocational Rehabilitation
5th European Congress on Research in Rehabilitation, Helsink, Finland
(1995) May

O'Hara R.
The Management of Musculoskeletal Problems in the Workplace
Wellness Forum, Seminar, Imperial College, London
(1994) October Invited paper.

Vocational Assessment and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal conditions
Northern Ireland BPS Branch Conference, Virginia, Co. Cavan, N. Ireland.
(1993) April