Doherty, L. Wilson, I. (2020). ‘Protect your local traditional musician’, RTE, Ireland, 22 January. Available at:

Porter M, Wilson IM, Doherty L, Magee JDM (2018). ‘The extent of playing-related musculoskeletal problems (PRMDs) in the Irish traditional music community. A survey.’  Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 33(1):47-55. [Link]

Porter, M. (2017). Designing Out the Wicked Problem of Playing Related Musculoskeletal Disorders from Irish Traditional Fiddle Playing. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Ulster University. [Link]

McSharry, Jennifer, Doherty, Liz and Wilson, Iseult M (2015) ‘Psychosocial risks in a unique workplace environment: Safe Trad and traditional Irish musicians.’ European Health Psychologist, 17 (4). pp. 174-178. [PDF Journal article]

Wilson, I. M., Doherty, Liz and McKeown, LP (2014) ‘Perceptions of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PRMDs) in Irish Traditional Musicians: A Focus Group Study.’ WORK. A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 49 (4). [PDF Journal article]

Doherty L, Wilson IM, McKeown L. (2013). ‘Practicing Safe Trad: Why existing approaches to Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders may not help the Irish Traditional Music Community.’ Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 28(4):181-7. [PDF Journal article]

Conference papers

Wilson, I. M. and Doherty, Liz (2017) ‘Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in traditional Irish musicians: An Introduction.’ Traditional Arts Forum, ACNI, presentation at Cultúrlann, Derry

Porter, Mark, Wilson, Iseult M, Doherty, Liz and Magee, Justin (2016) ‘Playing-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PRMDs) in Irish traditional fiddle players.’ In: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy, Wexford, Ireland. N/A. 1 pp. [Conference contribution] Poster  PDF Download

Wilson, I. M., Doherty, Liz and McKeown, LP (2012) ‘Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in traditional Irish musicians: a focus group study’ In: Scientific Research for Practice in Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing – Creating a Scientific Evidence Base for Practice Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders. [Conference contribution] PDF Download

Information/Advice leaflets:

SafeTRAD flier [PDF]

Additional Resources [PDF]