Margaret Hodgins

Personal Profile

Dr. Hodgins is a Professor in the Discipline of Health Promotion and a principal investigator with the Health Promotion Research Centre. She has been at NUI Galway since 1995, first as Director of the Social Care programme and then as Director of the MA in Health Promotion, and was Head of the School of Health Sciences from January 2013 to November 2017. She worked previously at Waterford IT and in the private sector after completing her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Trinity College, Dublin.

Dr. Hodgins was Principal Investigator on the  ‘Irish Workplace Behaviour Study’ a national study on workplace bullying, violence and incivility, published in 2018. She is co-editor of a text book on Health Promotions Settings with Dr Angela Scriven from Brunel University, and has recently co-authored a text on Workplace Health Promotion with Professor Paul Fleming (University of Southhampton) and Mr John Griffith (Work2Health, Cardiff). She is co- editor, with Professor Mannix McNamara, of a special issue of the International Journal of Workplace Health Management entitled “Reframing Bullying” and Workplace Health Promotion: Workplace Bullying and Workplace Wellness.

Research Interests

Dr. Hodgins’ research interests currently include Workplace Health Promotion, in particular various forms of ill-treatment in the workplace for example workplace bullying and incivility. 

Selected Publications

O’Connor, P., Hodgins, M., Woods, D.R., Wallwaey, E., Palmen, R., VanDen Brink, M., Schmidt, E.K. (2021) Organisational Characteristics That Facilitate Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in Higher Education? Administrative Sciences, 11: 138

Hodgins, M. and O’Connor, P. (2021)  Progress, but at the Expense of Male Power? Institutional Resistance to Gender Equality in an Irish University, Frontiers in Sociology 6:696446. doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2021.696446  

Hodgins, M. and Mannix McNamara, P. (2021) The Neoliberal University in Ireland: Institutional Bullying by Another Name? Societies,  11 (2) 52  

Hodgins, M. (2021) Taking on the Institution: An Autoethnographic Account. Societies, Vol. 11 No. (2) 

Hodgins, M. and Mannix McNamara, P. (2020) Reframing Workplace Bullying; Guest Editorial,International Journal of Workplace Health Management Vol. 13 (3), 2020 pp. 241-244  

Hodgins, M., MacCurtain, S.,  Mannix McNamara, P. (2020) Power and inaction: why organizations fail to address workplace bullying, International Journal of Workplace Health Management Vol. 13 No. 3, 2020 pp. 265-290 

Hodgins, M., Lewis, D., Pursell, L., Hogan, V., MacCurtain, S.,  Mannix McNamara, P., (2020) Bullying and Ill-Treatment: Insights from an Irish Public Sector Workplace, Public Money & Management.

Cullinan, J., Hodgins, M., Hogan, V. and Pursell, L., (2020) The value of lost productivity from workplace bullying in Ireland. Occupational Medicine.

Hodgins, M., and Mannix McNamara, P., (2019) An Enlightened Environment? Workplace Bullying and Incivility in Irish Higher Education. Sage Open

Cullinan, J., Hodgins, M., Hogan, V., McDermott, M. and Walsh, S. (2019). Bullying and Work-Related Stress in the Irish Workplace. Societies, 9(1), p.15. 

Hogan, V., Hodgins, M., Pursell, L., MacCurtain, S., Mannix McNamara, P. and Lewis, D. (2018) ‘ Sectoral differences in workplace ill-treatment in Ireland’ Paper presented at 32nd Triennial Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).  

Hodgins, M. (2018).  Development of a postgraduate programme in workplace well being. Paper presented at 32nd Triennial Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) 

Hodgins, M., Pursell, L., Hogan, V., MacCurtain, S., Mannix-McNamara, P. and Lewis, D., (2018) ‘Irish Workplace Behaviour Study’,  IOSH Research Committee.  

Hodgins, M. and Mannix McNamara, P. (2017) ‘Bullying and incivility in higher education workplaces: Micropolitics and the abuse of power’, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 12(3), pp.190-206.  

Hodgins, M., Fleming, P. and Griffiths, J., (2016). Promoting Health and Well-being in the Workplace: Beyond the Statutory Imperative. Macmillan International Higher Education. 

Hodgins, M., McNamara, P., MacCurtain, S. (2013) ’Workplace Bullying and Incivility: A systematic Review of Interventions’ International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 7 (1,) 54-72,   

Hodgins, M. (2014). Workplace mistreatment: Health, working environment and social and economic factors. Health, 06(05), pp.392-403. 

Hodgins, M. (2008) ‘Taking a Health Promotion Approach to the Problem of Bullying’    International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 8 (1):13-23 

Hodgins, M. (2008) ”Shut up and put up’ Barriers to tackling workplace bullying in a public sector organisation’. National Institute Of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 

Hodgins, M. (2008). Workplace Bullying: Impact and Intervention. In: National Irish Safety Organisation.