Postdoc researchers & Research assistants

Dr Ailbhe Benson   Dr Ailbhe Benson
Ailbhe is a Post-Doctoral Fellow on the ESBACE project, a pan European Study of the Burden and Cost of Epilepsy in Europe. This research is led by the UCD Centre for Disability Studies and funded by DG Sante, European Commission. Ailbhe holds BA and MPsychSci qualifications from UCD and a PhD from Dublin City University. Ailbhe’s doctoral study ‘Talking about Epilepsy’ was a mixed methods exploratory study of the disclosure experiences and behaviours of children living with epilepsy.
Dr Alex Gunko   Dr Alex Gunko
Alex is a Research Fellow on the ESBACE project, a pan European Study of the Burden and Cost of Epilepsy in Europe. This research is led by the UCD Centre for Disability Studies and funded by DG Sante, European Commission.   Alex is a Neurology Registrar at St James Hospital working with Dr Colin Doherty, HSE Lead for Epilepsy.
Martin O’Connor   Martin O’Connor
Development and evaluation of innovative Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-based interventions for health behaviour change and the investigation of the mechanisms through which such interventions operate.
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Dr Niki Nearchou is a Research Fellow and her current work focuses on investigating predictors of health and mental health in youth living with chronic conditions. She received her PhD and BSc in Psychological Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Surrey. Niki’s research interests also expand in diverse strands such as the investigation of risk and protective factors of resilience and the promotion of sexual health by preventing Sexual Transmitted Infections spread in youth and adults. @NikiNearchou
 Caroline Rawdon headshot   Caroline Rawdon
Attention Bias Modification Training for Socially Anxious Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial
     
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 ‌Louise Dolphin headshot   Louise Dolphin
Analysing and disseminating data from the My World Survey: Ireland's National Study of Youth Mental Health
 Emma Nicholson heat shot   Emma Nicholson
An Evaluation of Novel and Innovative Respite Services in Intellectual Disability Services in Ireland
 Nancy Stenson   Nancy Stenson
nancy.stenson.@ucd.ie
Nancy Stenson is Professor Emerita in Linguistic at the University of Minnesota, and is currently a Marie Curie Sklodowska International Incoming Fellow in the School of Psychology, conducting research on literacy in Irish