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Animal Health Ireland provides tailored Conversations for Change communication training for those working in animal health.

Alison Burrell

Alison Burrell

Health Psychologist

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Alison Burrell is chartered health psychologist at Animal Health Ireland. She trained as a psychologist supporting patients to improve their physical health in a mental health setting in NHS Scotland. Here she delivered 1:1 and group interventions to in-patients and delivering behaviour change training to mental health practitioners. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher with Teagasc on the safefood project looking at farmers’ knowledge and attitudes towards AMR and developing behaviour change intervention recommendations. Since 2021 Alison has worked at Animal Health Ireland, adapting the principles of health psychology in a human healthcare setting to animal health research and embedding behaviour change theory and practice into AHI programmes and training.

Our Conversations for Change training is based on behaviour change theory, psychological practice, the MAP Model of Behaviour Change and the principles of motivational interviewing.

The MAP Model of Behaviour Change

Motivational Interviewing in Veterinary Practice

Movtivational Interviewing for Animal Health Professionals

Training

An eLearning module is available now to complete online and introduces the main principles of motivational interviewing and behaviour change.
1 CVE credit

Sign up for eLearning module

2-day in-person workshops are organised throughout the year
11 CVE credits

Expression of interest in training

In-house Training

Bespoke in-house training for organisations interested in upskilling their staff in behaviour change communication will include:

Conversations for Change Brochure

The AMU Farm Project

The AMU-FARM Project is a collaboration between AHI, Teagasc and Queen’s University Belfast to evaluate our Conversations for Change training delivered to farm advisors and veterinarians.

AMU-FARM Project

The programme is being evaluated by QUB PhD student Laura Gribben, using questionnaires, skills assessments, focus groups and interviews with learners. Results will be shared as they are published.

Bespoke in-house training for organisations interested in upskilling their staff in behaviour change communication will include:

Conversations for Change Brochure