Dr Jennifer Hayes, Principal Psychology Manager, HSE Cork, and winner of the Therese Brady Medal in Clinical Psychology

I would consider my training with the UCD School of Psychology as one of the key factors in launching my career as a clinical psychologist. This training equipped me with all the skills that I needed to work as a clinical psychologist in the health service and enabled me to contribute in a meaningful and significant way to the provision of clinical psychology services. The emphasis on evidence-based practice and research is palpable at every juncture and the high quality of teaching provided is at the cutting edge of national and international psychological knowledge. Teaching staff go about their work with enthusiasm, dedication and a determination to support and empower psychologists in training to develop into competent, confident and effective clinicians.