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Suzanne Guerin

Associate Professor

School of Psychology
F210
UCD School of Psychology
Newman Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4

Tel: +353-1-7168490
Email: suzanne.guerin@ucd.ie

Biography

I am Associate Professor in Research design and Analysis with the School of Psychology at University College Dublin. Having completed my PhD in the School I joined the staff team as a lecturer in 2000. A significant proportion of my teaching is in the area of applied psychology and research methods and I am involved in the delivery of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I supervise postgraduate research students on the MLitt and PhD programmes. I am Deputy Director of the UCD Centre for Disability Studies and jointly coordinate the MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.

My research interests include Applied Health and Wellbeing, Applied Research and Evaluation, and Teaching & Learning, and I am involved in a number of projects in these areas. I was awarded a UCD Fellowship in Teaching and Academic Development for 2011-2013. I was appointed by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, as their National Designated Expert in Research Methods in Intellectual Disability Research and have previously served as Interim Head of Research at the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care.

In addition to my teaching and research activities I serve on a number of Boards and Committees in UCD and other organisations. I am Chair of the Board of the Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: UCD Fellow in Teaching & Academic Development
Year: 2010.
Title: Massey University New Zealand, Visiting Scholar
Year: 2009.
Title: UCD College Of Human Sciences Teaching Award

Associations

Association: Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), Function/Role: Member
       

Committees

Committee : Board of Tallaght West Child Development Initiative (CDI)
Committee : Barretstown Childcare Advisory Committee
 

Education

Year 2001 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1995 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
       

Other Activities

Member of the Editorial Team, The Irish Psychologist. This is the official pprofessional periodical of The Psychological Society of Ireland. See www.psychologicalsociety.ie

Publications

Books

Guerin, S. & Hennessy, E.; (2002) Aggression and Bullying. Oxford: Blackwell & British Psychologicl Society. [Details]

Book Chapters

Kirby, K., Guerin, S., Moran, A., & Matthews, J. (2016) 'Doping in elite sport: Linking behaviour, attitudes and psychological theory' In: Barkoukis, V., Lazuras, L., & Tsorbatzoudis, H (eds). The Psychology of Doping in Sport. London: Routledge. , pp.3-17 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Nixon, E. & Guerin, S. (2016) 'Understanding bullying' In: R. Gillibrand, V. Lam, V.L. O'Donnell (eds). Developmental Psychology 2nd Edition. Harlow, UK: Pearson Higher Education. Available Online [Details]
Ryan, K., Guerin, S. & Larkin, P. (2014) 'Loss and end-of-life care' In: Read, S (eds). Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement: Theory and Compassionate Practice. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley. [Details]
Suzanne Guerin (2013) 'Communicating with research ethics committees' In: Elizabeth Curtis & Jonathan Drennan (eds). Quantitative Health Research: Issues and Methods. Birkshire, England: Open University Press. Available Online [Details]
Nixon, E & Guerin S; (2011) 'Understanding bullying' In: Gillibrand, R., Lam, V. & O'Donnell, V.L (eds). Developmental Psychology. Harlow, UK: Pearson Education Limited. , pp.418-451 [Details]
Guerin, S. & Kiernan, G.; (2005) 'Child development during primary school' In: E. Gaire & O. Mahon (eds). Primary Options: What every parent needs to know about primary school in Ireland. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., Sharry, J., Guerin, S. & O'Hanlon, K; (2004) 'Learning from young people who have recovered from depression' In: Fitzpatrick, C., Sharry, J., Guerin, S. & O'Hanlon, K; (eds). Coping with Depression in Young People: A Guide for Parents. Chicester: Wiley. [Details]
Guerin, S. & Hennessy, E.; (1998) 'Student perceptions and definitions of bullying: A question of methodology' In: D. Hogan & R. Gilligan (eds). Researching Children's Experiences: Qualitative Approaches. Dublin: Children's Research Centre, Trinity College. , pp.41-44 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Hurley DA, Hall AM, Currie-Murphy L, Pincus T, Kamper S, Maher C, McDonough SM, Lonsdale C, Walsh NE, Guerin S, Segurado R, Matthews J, SOLAS Trial Team (2016) 'Theory-driven group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain in primary care physiotherapy: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial (SOLAS)'. BMJ Open, 6 (1):e010728. [DOI] [Details]
Mac Giolla Phadraig C, Ho JD, Guerin S, Yeoh YL, Mohamed Medhat M, Doody K, Hwang S, Hania M, Boggs S, Nolan A, Nunn J (2016) 'Neither basic life support knowledge nor self-efficacy are predictive of skills among dental students'. European Journal of Dental Education, . [DOI] [Details]
Mac Giolla Phadraig C, Nunn J, Guerin S, Normand C (2016) 'Should we provide oral health training for staff caring for people with intellectual disabilities in community based residential care? A cost-effectiveness analysis'. Evaluation and Program Planning, 55 :46-54. [DOI] [Details]
Dodd P, Doherty A, Guerin S (2016) 'A systematic review of suicidality in people with intellectual disabilities'. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 24 (3):202-213. [DOI] [Details]
Vaughan RM, McGee C, Guerin S, Tyrrell J, Dodd P (2016) 'The challenges of diagnosis and treatment of dementia in Down¿s syndrome'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 33 (3):151-158. [DOI] [Details]
Toomey E, Matthews J, Guerin S, Hurley DA (2016) 'Development of a feasible implementation fidelity protocol within a complex physiotherapy-led self-management intervention'. Physical Therapy, 96 (8):1287-1298. [DOI] [Details]
Hurley DA, Currie-Murphy L, Hayes D, Hall AM, Toomey E, McDonough SM, Lonsdale C, Walsh NE, Guerin S, Matthews J (2016) 'Using intervention mapping to develop a theory-driven, group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS)'. Implementation Science, 11 (56). [DOI] [Details]
Mac Giolla Phadraig, C. and Guerin, S. and Nunn, J. (2015) 'Should we educate care staff to improve the oral health and oral hygiene of people with intellectual disability in residential care? Real world lessons from a randomized controlled trial'. Special Care in Dentistry, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Mac Giolla Phadraig C, Dougall A, Stapleton S, McGeown D, Nunn J, Guerin S (2015) 'What should dental services for people with disabilities in Ireland be like? Agreed priorities from a focus group of people with learning disabilities'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, . [DOI] [Details]
O'Neill, G., Guerin, S. (2015) 'Working with the challenge of designing and implementing a stand-alone learning to learn module in a large Arts programme'. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), 7 (3):2401-24014. Available Online [Details]
Matthews J, Hall AM, Hernon M, Murray A, Jackson B, Taylor I, Toner J, Guerin S, Lonsdale C, Hurley DA. (2015) 'A brief report on the development of a theoretically-grounded intervention to promote patient autonomy and self-management of physiotherapy patients: face validity and feasibility of implementation'. BMC Health Services Research, 15 (260). [DOI] [Details]
Prihodova, L., Guerin, S. & Kernohan, W.G. (2015) 'Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Frameworks in Health and their Applicability to Palliative Care: Scoping Review Protocol'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 (7):1717-1725. [Details]
Tatlow-Golden, M & Guerin, S (2015) 'Who I Am - The Meaning of Early Adolescents¿ Most Valued Activities and Relationships, and Implications for Self-Concept Research'. Journal of Early Adolescence, . [Details]
Larkin, F., Guerin, S., Hobson, JA. & Gutstein, SE (2014) 'The Relationship Development Assessment - Research Version: Preliminary validation of a clinical tool and coding schemes to measure parent-child interaction in autism'. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, . [Details]
Jennings, C. & Guerin S. (2014) 'Therapeutic Recreation Models of Practice: A Synthesis of Key Elements and Examination of Children¿s Narratives of a Camp Experience for Evidence of These Elements'. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48 (4):303-319. [Details]
Mac Giolla Phadraig, C., Nunn,J., Dougall, A., O'Neill, E., McLoughlin, J. & Guerin, S. (2014) 'What Should Dental Services for People with Disabilities Be Like? Results of an Irish Delphi Panel Survey'. PLoS ONE, . [Details]
Carballedo, A., Doran, A., Doyle, M., Flavin, S., Tyrrel, J., Kelly, F., Guerin, S., & Dodd, P. (2014) 'Assessing metabolic syndrome in people with ID (intellectual disabilities) on antipsychotic medication'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 31 (4):245-251. [Details]
Ryan, K., Guerin, S. & McEvoy, J. (2014) 'The nature and importance of quality of therapeutic relationships in the delivery of palliative care to people with intellectual disabilities'. Palliative & Supportive Care, . [Details]
Casey H, Brady N & Guerin S (2013) 'Is Seeing Perceiving? Exploring issues concerning access to public transport for people with sight loss'. British Journal of Visual Impairment, . [DOI] [Details]
Barry M, Moran A, Anglim M, Conway EM, Guerin S (2013) 'Examining IQ among a clinical sample of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder over time'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 31 (3):217-227. [DOI] [Details]
Morgan S, Rickard E;Noone M;Boylan C;Carthy A;Crowley S;Butler J;Guerin S;Fitzpatrick C (2013) 'Parents of young people with self-harm or suicidal behaviour who seek help - a psychosocial profile'. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 7 (1). [DOI] [Details]
Humphreys, M. & Guerin, S. (2013) 'Reflections on the role of the Psychology Society of Ireland in the consolidation of academic psychology in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 34 (3-4):169-175. [Details]
Phadraig, CMG,Guerin, S,Nunn, J (2013) 'Train the trainer? A randomized controlled trial of a multi-tiered oral health education programme in community-based residential services for adults with intellectual disability'. Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 41 (2):182-192. [DOI] [Details]
A Harnett, E Bettendorf, E Tierney, S Guerin, M O'Rourke, JOB Hourihane (2013) 'Evidence-based training of health professionals to inform families about disability'. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98 (6):413-418. [Details]
C Fitzpatrick, A Conlon, D Cleary, M Power, F King, S Guerin (2013) 'Enhancing the mental health promotion component of a health and personal development programme in Irish schools'. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6 (2):122-138. [Details]
Fay, D., Carr, A., O'Reilly, K., Cahill, P., Dooley, B., Guerin, S., & Stratton, P. (2013) 'Irish norms for the SCORE-15 and 28 from a national telephone survey'. Journal of Family Therapy, 35 (1):24-42. [DOI] [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., Nwanolue-Abayomi, N., Kehoe, A., Devlin, N., Glackin, S., Power, L. & Guerin, S (2012) 'Do we miss depressive disorders and suicidal behaviours in clinical practice?'. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 17 (3):449-458. [Details]
Ryan, K., Guerin, S., Dodd, P., McEvoy, J. (2011) 'Exploring the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities when service users die'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39 (4):259-265. [Details]
Merriman, B., Guerin, S., Horgan, F & Maguire, B.; (2011) 'Developing a brief tool for anger assessment in a clinical setting'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 28 (1). [Details]
Ryan, K., Guerin, S., Dodd, P. & McEvoy, J.; (2011) 'Communication contexts about illness, death and dying for people with intellectual disabilities and life-limiting illness'. Palliative & Supportive Care, 9 (2):201-208. [Details]
Connon, G., Crooks, A., Carr, A., Dooley, B., Guerin, S., Deasy, D., O'Shea, D., Ryan, I. & O'Flaherty, A.; (2011) 'Child sex abuse and the Irish criminal justice system'. Child Abuse Review, 20 (2):102-119. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Kirby, K., Moran, A., and Guerin, S.; (2011) 'A qualitative analysis of the experiences of elite athletes who have admitted to doping for performance enhancement'. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 3 (2):205-224. Available Online [Details]
Ridge, K,Guerin, S; (2011) 'Irish clinicians' views of interventions for children with autistic spectrum disorders'. Autism, 15 (2):239-252. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, K,Guerin, S,Dodd, P,McEvoy, J; (2011) 'End-of-Life Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Paid Carer Perspectives'. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 24 (3):199-207. [DOI] [Details]
Kilroy, S., Sharry, J., Flood, C., Guerin, S.; (2011) 'Parenting training in the community: Linking process to outcome'. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 16 (3):459-473. [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., Kehoe, A., Devlin, N., Glackin, S., Power, L. & Guerin, S (2011) 'Who attends outpatient adolescent mental health services?'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 28 (3). [Details]
Tatlow-Golden, M. & Guerin, S.; (2010) ''My favourite things to do' and 'My favourite people': Using draw-and-write to discover salient aspects of children's self-concept'. Childhood, 17 (4):545-562. [Details]
Dodd, P., Craig, S., Kelly, F. & Guerin, S.; (2010) 'An Audit of the Irish National Intellectual Disability Database'. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31 (2):446-451. [Details]
Griffin, C., Guerin, S., Sharry, J. & Drumm, M.; (2010) 'A multicentre controlled study of an early intervention parenting programme for young children with behavioural and developmental difficulties'. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 10 (2):279-294. [Details]
McEvoy, J., Guerin, S., Dodd, P. & Hillery, J; (2010) 'Supporting adults with an Intellectual Disability during experiences of loss and bereavement: Staff views, experiences and suggestions for training'. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (6):585-596. [Details]
Fahey, A., Walsh, P.N., Emerson, E. & Guerin, S.; (2010) 'Characteristics, supports and quality of life of Irish adults with intellectual disabilities in lifesharing residential communities'. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 35 (2):66-76. [Details]
Lockhart, K., Guerin, S., Shanahan, S. & Coyle, K.; (2010) 'Expanding the test of Counterfeit Deviance: Are Sexual Knowledge, Experience and Needs a factor in the Sexualised Challenging Behaviour of Adults with Intellectual Disability?'. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31 :117-130. [Details]
Brady, E. & Guerin, S.; (2010) 'Not the Romantic, All Happy, Coochy Coo Experience: Exploring Interactions on an Irish Parenting Website'. Family Relations, 59 (1):14-27. [Details]
McCausland, D., Guerin, S., Tyrell, J., Donoghue, C., O'Donoghue, I. & Dodd, P.; (2010) 'Self-reported needs among older persons with intellectual disabilities in an Irish community-based service'. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31 (2):381-387. [Details]
McKiernan, A., Steggles, A., Guerin, S. & Carr, A.; (2010) 'A controlled trial of group cognitive behaviour therapy for Irish breast cancer patients'. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 28 (2):143-156. Link to full text [Details]
Meyler, E., Guerin, S. & Kiernan, G.; (2010) 'Review of Family-Based Psychosocial Interventions for Childhood Cancer'. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35 (10):1116-1132. [Details]
Kiernan, G,Meyler, E,Guerin, S; (2010) 'Psychosocial Issues and Care in Pediatric Oncology Medical and Nursing Professionals' Perceptions'. Cancer Nursing, 33 (5):E12-E20. [DOI] [Details]
Guerin, S,Devitt, C,Redmond, B; (2010) 'Experiences of Early-Career Social Workers in Ireland'. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (8):2467-2484. [DOI] [Details]
McMorrow, E., Walsh, R., O'Keefe, D., Dooley, B., Guerin, S. & Carr, A. (2010) 'Differential outcomes to a pain management programme based on coping style'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 31 (1). [Details]
Conlon, A., Power, M., Cleary, D., Guerin, S. & Fitzpatrick, C (2010) 'Help-seeking among Irish adolescents: Where would they turn?'. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 3 (3):5-13. [Details]
Hurley DA, Eadie J, O'Donoghue G, Kelly C, Lonsdale C, Guerin S, Tully MA, van Mechelen W, McDonough SM, Boreham CA, Heneghan C, Daly L (2010) 'Physiotherapy for sleep disturbance in chronic low back pain: a feasibility randomised controlled trial'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11 . [DOI] [Details]
Ryan K., McEvoy J., Guerin S., Dodd P. (2010) 'An exploration of the experience, confidence and attitudes of staff to the provision of palliative care to people with intellectual disabilities'. Palliative Medicine, 24 (6):566-572. [Details]
Ryan K., Leonard M., Guerin S., Donnelly S., Conroy M., Meagher D. (2009) 'Validation of the Confusion Assessment Method in the Palliative Care Setting'. Palliative Medicine, 23 (1):40-45. [Details]
Power L, Morgan S;Byrne S;Boylan C;Carthy A;Crowley S;Fitzpatrick C;Guerin S (2009) 'A pilot study evaluating a support programme for parents of young people with suicidal behaviour'. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 3 (1). [DOI] [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., Power, M., Brosnan, E., Cleary, D., Conlon, A. & Guerin, S.; (2009) 'Working things out through SPHE - A journey from community to clinic and back'. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2 (3):38-45. [Details]
Guerin, S., Buckley, S., McEvoy, J., Hillery, J. & Dodd, P.; (2009) 'The psychometric properties of the Attention Distractibility, Inhibition Excitation Classroom Assessment Scale (ADIECAS) in a sample of children with moderate and severe Intellectual Disabilities'. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30 (4):727-734. [DOI] [Details]
Dodd, P., Guerin, S., Mulvaney, F., Tyrell, J. & Hillery, J.; (2009) 'Assessment and characteristics of older adults with intellectual disabilities who are not accessing specialist intellectual disability services'. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22 (1):87-95. [Details]
Coughlin, M., Sharry, S., Fitzpatrick, C., Guerin, S. & Drumm, M.; (2009) 'A controlled clinical evaluation of the Parents Plus Children's Programme: A video-based programme for parents of children aged six to eleven with behavioural and developmental problems'. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 14 (4):541-558. [Details]
Coughlin, M., Sharry, J., Guerin, S., & Beattie, D.; (2009) 'The Parents Plus Children's Programme- a qualitative study assessing parents' experience of participation and psychological factors mediating outcome'. Child Care in Practice, . [Details]
Guerin, S., Dodd, P., Tyrell, J., McEvoy, J., Buckley, S. & Hillery, J.; (2009) 'An initial assessment of the psychometric properties of the Complicated Grief Questionnaire for People with Intellectual Disabilities (CGQ-ID)'. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30 :1258-1267. [Details]
Dodd, P. & Guerin, S.; (2009) 'Grief and bereavement in people with Intellectual Disabilities'. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 22 (5):442-446. [Details]
Lockhart, K., Guerin, S., Shanahan, S. & Coyle, K.; (2009) 'Defining sexualised challenging behaviour in adults with Intellectual Disabilities'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 6 (4). [Details]
Harnett, A,Tierney, E,Guerin, S (2009) 'Convention of hope-communicating positive, realistic messages to families at the time of a child's diagnosis with disabilities'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 37 :257-264. [DOI] [Details]
Buckley, S,Hillery, J,Guerin, S,McEvoy, J,Dodd, P; (2008) 'The prevalence of features of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in a special school in Ireland'. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52 :156-162. [DOI] [Details]
Byrne S, Morgan S;Fitzpatrick C;Boylan C;Crowley S;Gahan H;Howley J;Staunton D;Guerin S (2008) 'Deliberate self-harm in children and adolescents: a qualitative study exploring the needs of parents and carers'. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 13 (4):493-504. [DOI] [Details]
Reynolds, S., Guerin, S., McEvoy, J. & Dodd, P.; (2008) 'Evaluation of a bereavement training programme for staff in an intellectual disability service'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 5 (1):1-5. [Details]
Redmond, B., Guerin, S. & Devitt, C. ; (2008) 'Attitudes, perceptions and concerns of student social workers: First two years of a longitudinal study'. Social Work Education, 27 (8):868-882. [DOI] [Details]
Dodd, P., Guerin, S., McEvoy, J., Buckley, S., Tyrrell, J. & Hillery, J. ; (2008) 'A study of complicated grief symptoms in people with intellectual difficulties'. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52 (5):415-425. [DOI] [Details]
Hardiman, S., Guerin, S. & Fitzsimons, E.; (2008) 'A comparison of the social competence of children with moderate intellectual disability in inclusive versus segregated school settings'. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30 :397-407. [DOI] [Details]
Byrne, S., Morgan, S., Fitzpatrick, C., Boylan, C., Crowley, S., Gahon, H., Howley, J., Saunton, D. & Guerin, S.; (2008) 'Deliberate self-harm in children and adolescents: A qualitative study exploring the needs of parents and carers'. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 13 :493-504. [Details]
Merriman, B. & Guerin, S.; (2007) 'Exploring the asperations of Kolkatan (Calcuttan) street children living on and off the street using drawings'. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 7 (2):269-283. [Details]
Hurley, O.A., Moran, A. & Guerin, S.; (2007) 'Exploring athletes' experiences of their injuries: A qualitative investigation'. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 3 (2):14-22. [Details]
Guerin, S.; (2006) 'Understanding young people's experiences of bullying: The contribution of the child-centred approach'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 27 (1-2):37-47. [Details]
Buckley, S. Dodd, P. Burke, A. Guerin, S. McEvoy, J. & Hillery, J.; (2006) 'A study of the diagnosis and management of symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.) in children and adults, with and without a Learning Disability (L.D.)'. Psychiatric Bulletin, 30 :251-253. [Details]
Merriman, B. & Guerin, S.; (2006) 'Using children's drawings as data in child-centred research'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 27 (1-2):48-57. [Details]
Hickey, D, Carr, A, Dooley, B, Guerin, S, Butler, E, Fitzpatrick, L, ; (2005) 'Family and marital profiles of couples in which one partner has depression or anxiety'. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31 (2):171-182. Link to full text [Details]
Mills, C., Guerin, S., Daly, I., Lynch, F. Fitzpatrick, C.; (2005) 'The relationship between bullying, depression, and suicidal thoughts/behaviours in Irish adolescents'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 22 (1):112-116. [Details]
Kiernan, G; Guerin, S; MacLachlan, M; ; (2005) 'Children's voices: Qualitative data from the 'Barretstown studies''. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42 (7):733-741. [Details]
Sharry, J., Guerin, S., Griffin, C. Drumm, M.; (2005) 'An evaluation of the Parents Plus Early Years programme: A video-based early intervention for parents of preschool children with behavioural and developmental difficulties'. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 10 (3):319-336. [Details]
Dodd, P,McEvoy, J,Guerin, S,McGovern, E,Smith, E,Hillery, J; (2005) 'Attitudes to bereavement and intellectual disabilities in an Irish context'. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 18 :237-243. [DOI] [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A., and McCaffrey, N.; (2004) 'Creatine use in elite team sports in Ireland: Exploring prevalence, knowledge and attitudinal patterns'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 25 (1-4):65-75. [Details]
McEvoy, J,Reid, Y,Guerin, S; (2002) 'Emotion recognition and concept of death in people with learning disabilities'. British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 48 :83-89. [Details]
Guerin, S,Hennessy, E; (2002) 'Pupils' definitions of bullying'. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 17 :249-261. [Details]
Guerin, S. & Hennessy, E.; (2001) 'Examining reported involvement in bullying in Irish primary schools'. Journal of Child Centred Practice, 8 (1):55-68. [Details]

Other Journals

Davidson, R. & Guerin, S.; (2008) 'Child first, sibling second: The experience of children with a chronically ill brother or sister' The Irish Psychologist 35 (3) :56-61. [Details]
Dowling, M., Kiernan. & Guerin, S.; (2007) 'Responding to the needs of children who have been bereaved: A focus on services in Ireland' The Irish Psychologist 33 (10) :259-262. [Details]
Regan, P. & Guerin, S.; (2007) 'A qualitative study of the factors that affect return to work following cardiac rehabilitation' Irish Journal of Occupational therapy 35 (1) :18-25. [Details]
McKiernan, A., Guerin, S., Steggles, S. & Carr, A.; (2007) 'Finding a balance in the mix: Examining the merits of mixed-methods designs' The Irish Psychologist 33 (11) :279-282. [Details]
Kirby, K. Moran, A., and Guerin, S.; (2006) 'Breaking the rules: Sporting misbehaviour in an Irish context' The Irish Psychologist 32 (11) :298-301. [Details]
Merriman, B & Guerin, S.; (2006) 'Issues in the assessment of anger in a clinical setting' The Irish Psychologist 33 (5-6) :123-125. [Details]
McCausland, D. Guerin, S. Dodd, P. Tyrrell, J. O'Donoghue, I. Donohue, C. & Keogh, S. ; (2006) 'An overview of issues regarding the service needs of older adults with intellectual disabilities' The Irish Psychologist 33 (4) :92-94. [Details]
Meyler, E. Guerin, S. & Kiernan, G.; (2006) 'Conceptualising recreation and leisure as a therapeutic intervention: The Irish context' The Irish Psychologist 33 (2) :298-301. [Details]
Griffin, S., Sharry, J., Guerin, S., & Drumm, M.; (2006) 'I'm not alone: The importance of the group in a parent education training programme' Eisteach: Journal of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy 6 (2) :4-7. [Details]
Griffin, C., Guerin, S., Drumm, M. & Sharry, J; (2005) 'Evidence-based practice in parent training: The search for sound evidence of effectiveness' The Irish Psychologist 31 (7) :196-199. [Details]
Guerin, S. & Sharry, J.; (2000) 'Feedback from survey of Eisteach readers' Eisteach: Journal of the Irish Association of Counselling and Therapy 2 (13) :40-41. [Details]
 

Published Reports

O'Sullivan, S., Gibney, A., Guerin, S., Staunton, M. & Kalaitzake, M. (2015) Mapping Existing Research Output Focused on Higher Education Teaching and Learning in Ireland 1990-2015, Focused Research Report No. 5 2015. National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Ireland. [Details]
Ryan, K., Guerin, S., O¿Brien, N., Nixon, E., Cooney, F.m Fitzpatrick, S., Foley, S., Larkin, P., Lee, B., Newnham, P., O¿Leary, E., Peelo Kilroe, L., Rayner, S., & Reaper Reynolds, S. (2014) Report of the First National Palliative Care Support Bed Review. Health Service Executive, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Buckley, S; Gavin, B; Noctor, C; Devitt, C; Guerin, S (2012) Mental Health services: The Way Forward. Perspectives of Young People and Parents. ESB Electric Aid Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
Redmond, B., Guerin, S., Nolan, B (2012) The Retention of Social Workers in the Health Services: An Evidence-Based Assessment. University College Dublin, Dublin Ireland. [Details]
Guerin, S., Jennings,A., McElvaney,M., Dodd,P.,Quin,S. and O'Connor,J.; (2010) A Pilot for a National Study on People with Disabilities in Ireland who have been abused: Their experiences of systems of Protection, Prevention and Redress. Submitted to NDA, UCD Centre for Disability Studies / Scholl of Applied Social Science/ DIT/ St Michaels House. [Details]
Moran, A., Guerin, S., Kirby, K., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) The development and validation of a a Doping Attitudes and Behaviour Scale: Final Report to World Anti-Doping Agency. School of Psychology, UCD, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A.,Langan, E., Lyons, D., Ringland, A., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) The Performance Environment: A Study of the Enviromental Factors Influencing the Experiences of Elite Irish Athletes. Irish Institute of Sport, Dublin. [Details]
Harnet, A., Dolan, B., Guerin, S., Tierney. & Walls, M.; (2007) Informing Families of their Child's Disability: National Best Practice Guidelines Consultation and Research Report. National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, Galway, Ireland. [Details]
Guerin, S., Jennings,A.,Redmond, B. and Egan, A. ; (2007) Mapping the Personal Experiences of Individuals with Vision impairment. Submitted to National Council for the Blind of Ireland, Dublin. School of Applied Social Science/ School of Psychology. [Details]
Timms, M., Guerin S. O'Farrell, L.; (2006) Talking About Choice: Developing the Dialogue for Individual Recovery & Partnership. Schizophrenia Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Guerin,S. Jennings, A. Redmond, B. and Devitt, C.; (2005) Exploring the needs of Children and Young People with Sight Impairment attending Mainstream Schools. Dept of Social Policy and Social Work / Dept of Psychology. UCD, Dublin. Submitted to National Council for the Blind of Ireland. [Details]
                                         

Invited Lectures

Guerin, S.; (2006) PSI Presidential Address 'Real world research: Pathways and partners'. The Irish Psychologist: Invited Lectures [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Given my interest and expertise in applied methodology I am involved in a wide range of projects, all with a very strong focus on using research to inform practice.

A major theme in my research is the impact of research and how knowledge transfer and exchange activities can support the ability of research to have an impact in practice.

My research activities can be framed as having three main strands:
  • Applied health and wellbeing: Specific research topics include palliative care, bereavement in adults with intellectual disabilities, services for older adults with intellectual disabilities, child and adolescent mental health, and the impact of childhood illness and disability on the family.
  • Applied research and evaluation: Specific interests include knowledge transfer and exchange, research synthesis (including systematic reviews), interventions in real world settings (outcome and process), research with challenging groups, mixed methods and child-centred research.
  • Teaching and academic development: Specific research topics include teaching research skills in undergraduate psychology, using small group workshops in large class groups and enquiry-based learning in developmental psychology.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin Foundation Ltd.
Title : Additional evaluation of GENIO¿s projects facilitating personalised living and respite care models for people with disabilities and their families
Start Date / End Date : 03-FEB-14 / 30-JUN-17
Sponsor : All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC)
Title : Developing and Implementing a System of Structured Network-Wide Dissemination and Knowledge Transfer Activities
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-13 / 30-JUN-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Exploring the relevance and contribution of an evidence-based model of knowledge transfer and exchange in health services research
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Dept. of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
Title : In the Field: a research project to further the awareness of architecture and the built environment in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-14 / 14-NOV-14
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Alison Harnett, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Shazia Neelofur, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Marion Mernagh, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Central to my philosophy is supporting students to develop their awareness and understanding of psychology in the world around them, and to become skilled in evaluating aspects of that world. A common goal is that students become curious about conducting enquiries, and confident in the skills needed to do so.
 

Enhancement of Teaching

For me, teaching enhancement is an ongoing process and I constantly reflect on my own practice. As a member of the School of Psychology Teaching & Learning Committee I value the opportunity to discuss teaching with colleagues. I review my own modules based on student feedback and peer observation, and draw on peer reviewed publications and conferences to identify new ideas. I am a member and currently co-Chair of the Psychological Society of Ireland's Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology, which acts as a national forum for those interested in teaching practice. I believe that enhancement must be driven by evidence and informed by international practice. I am actively involved in research on teaching, which provides an important opportunity to examine the impact and implications of my practice. Two significant experiences have been my Fellowship in Teaching and Academic Development (2011 - 2013) and my contribution to the development of a learning to learn module for 1st Year BA Students (PSY10110 Learning for Success @ University and HUM1003 Introduction to Arts). These experiences have both involved significant multi-disciplinary research on teaching, and the learning from these projects is invaluable. Research methods and design is a significant aspect of my teaching and I regularly link with colleagues teaching in this area in my school and in other psychology schools in Ireland. During my recent sabbatical at the School of Psychology in Massey University (New Zealand) I had the opportunity to examine teaching practices there, which provided an insight into international practice.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

As Head of Teaching and Learning in the School of Psychology I was involved in yearly module enhancement activities and chaired a major review of the psychology programme in 2010/2011. The review examined the programme in the context of the Psychological Society of Ireland's (PSI) Guidelines for the Accreditation of Undergraduate Programmes. The aim was to ensure that the degree addressed the core areas required by PSI, while also embracing the principles of UCD's Horizon programme such as ensuring student choice. My contribution to the development of a learning to learn module for 1st Year BA Students (PSY10110 Learning for Success @ University and HUM1003 Introduction to Arts) has also given me an insight into curriculum at a programme level. This project has developed a mandatory module delivered in the first semester of 1st year, which aims to support students in the transition to university. Working with colleagues on this module has helped me to develop an understanding of the BA programme, particularly the gaps that a transitional module may help to bridge. I have also been involved in curriculum review at a postgraduate level. I am Co-Director of the MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, with responsibility for First Year. The course team review the course each year, drawing on feedback from students, teaching colleagues, our external examiner, staff from the disability sector, and relevant international literature. My aim in reviewing this course has been to ensure that the content is relevant to the demands of working in the sector, while also supporting students' learning and experience of the course. Content changes have sought to increase the coherence within and across modules, focusing on defining introductory modules, core skill-based modules, and finally specialist modules.

Developing as a Teacher

I draw on a range of resources and experiences to support my development as a teacher. For example, the resources provided by UCD Teaching and Learning have been incredibly valuable and I have attended events on assessment and feedback and the design and delivery of graduate teaching assistant modules. Documents on topics such as assessment and large group teaching have also contributed to my development. I have also had the opportunity to take part in events in a national context and I have presented on the development of a learning to learn module to colleagues in IT Tallaght and on my research on teaching research methods and large group teaching at events organised by the Psychological Society or Ireland Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology. I have attended specialist conferences including the Annual AISHE Conference (Dublin, 2012) and 4th International Conference on Psychology Education (Sydney, Australia, 2010). My involvement in research on teaching has been another import influence. Collaboration with the other UCD Fellows in Teaching and Academic Development, and with colleagues in UCD Teaching and Learning and my school has provided a opportunity to draw on best practice in my own and other disciplines to inform my own practice.

Innovation & Leadership

In recent years I have had a number of opportunities to develop leadership skills and explore innovative teaching practices. Key experiences include: - Head of Teaching and Learning in the School of Psychology - Contribution to the development of a learning to learn module for 1st Year BA Students (PSY10110 Learning for Success @ University and HUM1003 Introduction to Arts). - UCD Fellow in Teaching and Academic Development (2011 - 2013).

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

  • Prof. Phil Larkin - UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
  • Dr Deirdre Hurley-Osing - UCD School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science
  • Ms Anna Jennings - UCD School of Applied Social Science
  • Prof. Aidan Moran - UCD School of Psychology
  • Dr Geraldine O'Neill - UCD Teaching and Learning
  • Prof. Bairbre Redmond - UCD Deputy Registrar for Teaching and Learning

External Collaborators

  • Dr Philip Dodd - Consultant Psychiatrist, St Michael's House & Senior Lecturer UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science
  • Prof. George Kernohan - School of Nursing, University of Ulster
  • Dr Gemma Kiernan - School of Nursing, Dublin City University
  • Dr John McEvoy - Clinical Psychologist Midway Services & School of Nursing Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Dr Karen Ryan - Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Mater Hospital & St Francis Hospice