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Geraldine Moane

Senior Lecturer

School Of Psychology
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168284
Email: ger.moane@ucd.ie

Biography

I  attended University of California from 1979-1985, where I completed my PhD, specializing in personality development in adulthood.  I took a position in UCD in 1989, and became involved in women's studies as well as in psychology.  I was Head of Department from 2002-2005, and am currently Director of the Higher Diploma in Psychology.  I am also an Affiliate with the School of Social Justice. The red thread running through my interests is the question of how people can grow and flourish across the lifespan.  I believe that the social context plays a vital role and have specialized in diversity, oppression and liberation.  I have trained and have extensive experience in groupwork and counselling with diverse groups.  I have published a book, several articles and an edited collection on liberation psychology and diversity, receiving a Distinguished Publication Award in 2010.  My current interests focus on LGBT psychology and on postcolonial psychology and the Irish psyche. I am a member of the Equality and Inclusive Practice Working Group of the Psychological Society of Ireland, and Chair of the Sexual Diversity and Gender Issues Special Interest Group. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: Distinguished Publication Award
Year: 2008.
Title: Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Fellowship
Year: 2006.
Title: President's Fellowship University College Dublin
Year: 1992.
Title: President's Fellowship, University College Dublin
Year: 1988.
Title: Senior Fulbright Scholarship
Year: 1983.
Title: Regent's Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
Year: 1982.
Title: International Peace Scholarship
Year: 1979.
Title: Fellowship, Economic and Social Research Institution
Year: 1977.
Title: Scholars Award, UCD
Year: 1999.
Title: Health Research Board
Year: 1994.
Title: National Council for the Elderly
Year: 1987.
Title: Health Research Board

Associations

Association: International Feminist Mental Health Network, Function/Role: *
Association: Irish Fulbright Alumni Association, Function/Role: *
Association: Psychological Society of Ireland, Function/Role: *
Association: United Kingdom Womens Studies Network, Function/Role: *
Association: American Psychological Association, Function/Role: *
Association: British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section, Function/Role: *
               

Consultancy

Client: National Council for the Elderly
Client: National Carers Association
Client: National Women's Health Council
Client: National Network of Rape Crisis Centres
Client: National Women's Council of Ireland
Client: Women's Aid
Client: European Observatory on Violence against Women
Client: Irish Institute for Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies

Outreach Activities

Workshops and presentations on pornography
Workshops on liberation psychology
 

Other Activities

Contributions to national media, including Irish Times, Sunday Tribune, Irish Examiner, Morning Ireland, Pat Kenny Show, Liveline, Sunday Show, Not so Different, Prime Time, and TV3 News.
Reviewer: Feminism and Psychology, Irish Journal of Psychology, Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, Irish Journal of Sociology; Women’s Studies International Forum; Annual Review of Critical Psychology
External Examiner: State University of New York; American School of Professional Psychology; Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; University of Queensland Australia; Queens University Belfast; Sligo Institute of Technology

Publications

Books

Moane, Geraldine; (2011) Gender and Colonialism: A Psychological Analysis of Oppression and Liberation. 2nd Edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1999) Gender and colonialism: a psychological analysis of oppression and liberation. London: Macmillan. [Details]
Finucane, P., Tiernan, J.,& Moane G.; (1994) Support services for carers of elderly people in the community. Dublin: National Council for the Elderly. [Details]
Blackwell, J., OShea, E., Moane G., & Murray, P.; (1992) Care provision and cost measurement: Dependent elderly people in institutions and in the community. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute. [Details]

Book Chapters

Moane,G. (2014) 'Liberation Psychology, feminism and social justice psychology' In: In C. Johnson, H. Freedman, J. Diaz, B. Nastasi & V. Franco (Eds) (eds). Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology. Santa Barbara CA: Praeger. [Details]
Moane, G. (2014) 'Postcolonial Legacies and the Irish Psyche' In: Tom Inglis (eds). Are the Irish Different?. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Geraldine Moane and Christopher Sonn (2014) 'Postcolonial Psychology' In: Thomas Teo (eds). Enclycopedia of Critial Psychology. New York: Springer. [Details]
Geraldine Moane (2014) 'Liberation Psychology' In: Thomas Teo (eds). Enclycopedia of Critical Psychology. New York: Springer. [Details]
Moane, Geraldine; (2009) 'Reflections on liberation psychology in action in an Irish context' In: Maritza Montero and Christopher Sonne (eds). The psychology of liberation: Theory and practice. New York: Springer. [Details]
Moane, G.; (2000) 'Living with States of Fear: A Liberation Psychology Perspective' In: In L. MacAodha (Ed.), Dublin: National Conference of Priests of Ireland (eds). Child Abuse in Institutional Care: Learning from the Past and Hoping for the Future. [Details]
Moane, G.; (2002) 'Colonialism and the Celtic Tiger: Legacies of history and the quest for vision' In: In Peadar Kirby, Luke Gibbons and Michael Cronin (eds.) (eds). Reinventing Ireland: Culture, society and the global economy. [Details]
Moane, G.; (2000) 'Psychic liberation: Irish Feminist Practices for Transformation' In: In Sarah Hoagland and Marilyn Frye (Eds.), Pennsylvania State University Press (eds). Feminist Interpretations of Mary Daly. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1998) 'Violence' In: In John Kremer and Karen Trew (Eds.), London: Arnold (eds). Gender and Psychology. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1997) 'Lesbian politics and community' In: In Anne Byrne and Madeleine Leonard (eds.), Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications (eds). Women and Irish society: A sociological reader. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1997) 'Research on pornography and sexual violence' In: In A.Smyth (Ed.), Dublin: WERRC. (eds). Feminism, politics, community. [Details]
Blackwell, J., OShea, E., Moane, G., & Murray, P.; (1995) 'Care provision for the dependent elderly: Implications of recent research for policy development' In: In F.J. Convery & A. McCashin (Eds.) by John Blackwell. Dublin: Institute for Public Administration (eds). Reason and Reform: Studies in Social Policy. [Details]
Moane, G. ; (1995) 'Living visions' In: In I. OCarroll and E. Collins (Eds.), London:Cassells (eds). Lesbian and gay visions of Ireland in the 21st Century. [Details]

Edited Books

M Brinton Lykes and Geraldine Moane (Ed.). (2009) Feminist Liberation Psychology: Special Issue of Feminism & Psychology. London: Sage Publications. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Reygan, G. & Moane,G. (2014) 'Religious homophobia: Religious homophobia: The experiences of a sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland'. Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal, . [Details]
Georgina Mullen and Geraldine Moane (2013) 'Transgender identity affirmation: A qualitative study'. International Journal of Transgenderism, 14 (3):140-154. [Details]
Geraldine Moane (2013) 'The Sexual Diversity and Gender Issues Special Interest Group'. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 34 (3-4):163-168. [Details]
Moane, G; (2013) 'Critical Psychology in Ireland: Diversity challenges unitary discourses about the irish'. Annual Review of Critical Psychology, 10 :577-594. Available Online [Details]
Moane, G. Quilty, A. ; (2012) 'Feminist Education and Feminist Community Psychologies: Experiences from an Irish Context'. Journal of Community Psychology, 40 (1):145-159. [Details]
Moane, G; (2010) 'Sociopolitical development and activism: Synergies between feminist and liberation psychology'. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34 :521-529. [Details]
M. Brinton Lykes and Geraldine Moane; (2009) 'Whither Feminist Liberation Psychology? Critical Explorations of Feminist and Liberation Psychologies for a Globalizing World'. Feminism & Psychology, 19 (3):283-287. [Details]
Geraldine Moane; (2008) 'Applying psychology in contexts of marginalization and oppression: The role of liberation psychology'. Irish Journal of Psychology, . [Details]
Moane, G; (2006) 'Exploring activism and change: Feminist psychology, liberation psychology, political psychology'. Feminism & Psychology, 16 :73-78. [DOI] [Details]
Moane, Geraldine; (2007) 'Building Strength: Liberation workshops with younger and midlife Irish lesbians'. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 20(1/2) . [Details]
Moane, G.; (2006) 'Exploring Activism and Change: Feminist Psychology, Liberation Psychology, Political Psychology'. Feminism & Psychology, 16 (1):73-78. [Details]
Moane, Geraldine; (2003) 'Bridging the personal and the political: practices for a liberation psychology'. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, 31 (1/2):91-101. [Details]
Moane, G; (2003) 'Bridging the personal and the political: Practices for a liberation psychology'. American Journal of Community Psychology, 31 :91-101. [Details]
Moane, G.; (2001) 'The cycle of liberation and the community psychologist'. The Community Psychologist, 34 :18-21. [Details]
Greene, S. & Moane, G.; (2000) 'Growing up Irish: Changing children in a changing society'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 21 :122-137. [Details]
Moane, G.; (2000) 'Making connections: Systems of resistance'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 4 :99-101. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1999) 'Mary Daly: A Review Article'. Womens Studies International Forum, 22 :573-576. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1997) 'A womb not a tomb: Goddess symbols and ancient Ireland'. Canadian Womens Studies, 17 (3):7-11. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1996) 'Legacies of colonialism for Irish women: Oppressive or Empowering?'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 1 :100-118. [Details]
MOANE, G; (1993) 'DEPENDENCY AND CARING NEEDS AMONG THE ELDERLY'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 14 :189-203. [Details]
MOANE, G; (1994) 'A PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF COLONIALISM IN AN IRISH CONTEXT'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 15 :250-265. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1994) 'A psychological analysis of colonialism in an Irish context. Special Issue on 'The Irish Psyche''. Irish Journal of Psychology, 15 :250-265. [Details]
Moane, G.; (1993) 'Dependency and caring needs in the elderly'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 14 :189-203. [Details]
Buss, D., Moane, G. et al.; (1990) 'International preferences in mate selection'. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 21 :5-47. [Details]
Helson, R., & Moane, G.; (1987) 'Personality changes in women from college to midlife'. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 53 :176-186. [Details]
Helson, R., Mitchell, V., & Moane, G.; (1984) 'Personality and patterns of adherence and non-adherence to the social clock'. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46 :1079-1096. [Details]

Other Journals

Moane, G.; (2006) 'Colonialism matters for counselling and psychotherapy' Eisteach, Counselling and psychotherapy journal 10 (4) :8-12. [Details]
Madden, S. & Moane, G.; (2006) 'Critical Psychologies in Ireland: Transforming Contexts and Political Possibilities' Annual Review of Critical Psychology 5 (1) :1-24. Available Online [Details]
Moane, G.; (2000) 'Childhood sexual abause: impact and survival' Studies, An Irish Quarterly review 41 :339-346. [Details]
Moane, G.; (2000) 'The concept of a liberation psychology' The Thornfield Journal 21 :1-7. [Details]

Conference Publications

Moane, G.; (1986) Orienting assumptions for a feminist theory of personality American Psychological Association Annual Convention Los Angeles, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1987) Reconceptualising the unconscious: The concept of Background in Mary Daly and John Searle Third International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women Dublin, [Details]
Moane, G. ; (1987) Sex typing and life situation: A longitudinal study American Psychological Association Annual Convention New Yorrk, USA, [Details]
Moane, G. ; (1987) Personality and social predictors of social networks American Psychological Association Annual Convention New York, USA, [Details]
Moane, G. & Crone, J.; (1987) The philosophy of Mary Daly Womens Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1987) Implications of research on community care of the mentally ill in Ireland Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Cork, November Cork, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1989) What is a Womens Studies conference? First European Womens Studies Conference, Brussels, February Brussels, [Details]
Moane, G. ; (1990) Feminist analyses and disability Fifth European Regional Conference of Rehabilitation International Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1990) The theory and practice of Womens Studies conferences Fifth International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women New York, USA, [Details]
Moane, G. ; (1990) The elderly and their carers living in the community Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference Westport, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1990) Domination, subordination, and the psychology of women American Psychological Association Annual Convention Boston, USA, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1991) Gender and the psychology of colonialism: A theoretical analysis British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference Edinburgh, Scotland, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1992) Feminism and Psychology: opportunities for theoretical integration Twenty-third Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference Waterford, Ireland, [Details]
Moane, G. ; (1993) Colonialism as a metaphor for womens oppression American National Womens Studies Association Annual Conference Washington, D.C., [Details]
McKenna, A. & Moane, G.; (1994) The phenomenology of caring: affect, stress and support needs Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference Killarney, Ireland, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1994) Colonialism and the psychology of gender in an Irish context Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference Killarney, Ireland, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1995) Decolonisation as a model for a feminist psychology of liberation British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference Bradford, England, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1995) Colonialism as a paradigm for understanding inter-group relations Fourth European Congress of Psychology Athens, Greece, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1999) Towards an Irish Feminist Psychology British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference Manchester, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1999) Organising Womens Worlds, Dublin, 1987 Seventh International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women Tromso, Norway, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1999) Attaining Equality in the New Millennium - Changing the Person, changing the Workplace, Changing Society British Psychological Society Annual Conference Belfast, [Details]
Moane, G.; (1999) Feminist Psychology and Liberation Psychology Association of Women in Psychology Annual Conference Rhode Island, USA, [Details]
Moane, G. ; (1999) Liberation Psychology and Health Care Second International Interdisciplinary Conference on Women and Health Edinburgh, [Details]
Moane, G. ; (1999) Liberation Psychology and Psychological Practice Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference *, , 10-NOV-99 - 12-NOV-99 [Details]
Moane, G.; (1999) Liberation Psychology and the Irish Womens Liberation Movement UK Womens Studies Network, Annual Conference Warwick, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2010) Current Debates in LGBT Psychology Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference Athlone, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2010) Critical Explorations of Feminist and Liberation Psychologies for a Globalizing World. Distinguished Publication Award Address Annual Conference Association of Women in Psychology Philadelphia, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2010) Developing a policy for Equality and Inclusive Practice The Irish Experience International Congress of Applied Psychology [Details]
Moane, G.; (2010) Critical Community Psychology Emancipatory Practice in Communities Keynote Address International Congress of Applied Psychology [Details]
Ni Chaolain, S. Moane, G.; (2010) 'Just having the Craic?' An Investigation of the Phenomenology of Binge Drinking Behaviour of Irish Undergraduate College Students Northern Ireland British Psychological Society Coleraine, [Details]
Moane, G. ; (2010) Critical Explorations of Feminist and Liberation Psychlogies for a Globalising World. Distinguished Publication Award Address Annual Conference Association of Women in Psychology Philidelphia, [Details]
McDonnell, T & Moane, G. (2011) Internalised colonisation, past, present and future Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference [Details]
Moane, G.; (2011) Current Debates in LGBT Psychology Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference [Details]
Moane, G.; (2011) Sociopolitical Development and Political Activism Annual Conference, Association of Women in Psychology Philadelphia, [Details]
Geraldine Moane (2012) Liberation psychology as a critical framework for considering debates about national characteristics International Congress of Community Psychology [Details]
Geraldine Moane (2012) Liberation psychology: challenges and prospects International Congress of Community Psychology [Details]
Geraldine Moane (2012) Liberation psychology as a critical framework for considering debates about national characteristics International Congress of Community Psychology [Details]
Geraldine Moane (2012) The emerging field of liberation psychology European Association of Social Psychology [Details]
Moane, G.; (2010) Developing a policy for equality and inclusive practice:the Irish experience. Invited paper International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia [Details]
Ni Chaolain, S. & Moane, G.; (2010) An investigation of the phenomenology of binge drinking behaviour of Irish undergraduate college students Annual Conference British Psychological Society Northern Ireland Branch, Bangor, Northern Ireland [Details]
Reygan, F. & Moane, G.; (2009) The meaning of spirituality among a sample of Irish LGBT people Annual Conference Psychological Society of Ireland, Tullow, Ireland [Details]
Moane, G. & Cullen, C. ; (2009) Sexual Orientation and Professional Practice Psychological Society of Ireland Workshop, Tullow, Ireland [Details]
Moane, G; (2010) Critical Community Psychology; Emancipatory Practice in Communities Keynote Speech International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia [Details]
Geraldine Moane; (2009) Liberation psychology as a framework for sociopolitical development International Society of Political Psychology [Details]
Geraldine Moane; (2009) Feminist liberation psychology: Emerging insights for practice British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section [Details]
Moane, G.; (2008) Challenges and contradictions in feminist psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference , 12-APR-08 - 15-APR-08 [Details]
Fine-Davis, M. & Moane, G. ; (2008) Developments in Women's Studies in Ireland since the Third International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women Tenth International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women Barcelona, Spain, , 03-JUL-08 [Details]
Moane, G.; (2008) Healing the past, building the future: An exploration of liberation psychology British Psychological Society and Psychological Society of Ireland Divisons of Counselling Psychology , 23-JUN-08 - 28-JUN-08 [Details]
Moane, G.; (2007) Contextualizing the develoment of psychology in Ireland CHEIRON History of Psychology annual conference [Details]
Moane, G.; (2007) Addressing social justice issues in counselling International Association of Counseling [Details]
Moane, G.; (2007) Consciousness-raising revisited: Feminist psychology and liberation psychololgy British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Division Annual Conference [Details]
Moane, G.; (2001) Gender and the psychological legacies of colonialism: Some paradoxes European Congress of Psychology London, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2006) Exploring homophobia, activism and change through liberation psychology British Psychological Society Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section Annual Conference London, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2005) Theorizing liberation psychology and postcolonial psychology International Society for Theroetical Psychology Annual Conference Cape Town, South Africa, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2004) Liberation psychology and mental healthissusin a South African context International Conference: Gender and Health in South Africa Fort Hare, South Africa, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2004) Pornography and violations of women's human rights EU Presidency Conference on Violence against Women Dublin, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2002) Recent Irish research on sex offenders Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference [Details]
Moane, G.; (2003) Links beetwen pornography and sexual aqsssault and violence: Recent research findings European Observatory Conference on Violence against Women Dublin, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2004) A post-colonial reading of cultural and psychological patterns in Irish society Princess Grace Irish LIbrary Biannual Symposium Monaco, [Details]
Moane, G.; (2000) Postcolonial psychology and Irish psychological and cultural patterns American Congress of Irish Studies Annual Conference Limerick, , 26-JUN-00 - 30-JUN-00 [Details]
Moane, G.; (2000) Post-colonial Psychology and Liberation Psychology European Association of Psychotherapy Annual Conference Dublin, , 23-JUN-00 - 25-JUN-00 [Details]
Moane, G. ; (2000) Debates on Pornography in the Republic of Ireland Euroconference: Women, Violence and Reconciliation Trinity College Dublin, , 10-MAR-00 - 12-MAR-00 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

  • Liberation and post-colonial psychology
  • Irish psyche and colonization
  • Lesbian and gay psychology
  • Pornography and sexual violence

Research Projects

Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : The measurement of treatment effects on denial in a sample of sex offenders using the ICD (Inventory of Cognitive Distortion)
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-99 / 30-SEP-02
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : positive development and well-being over the life course
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-DEC-08
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Liberation Psychology and Community Psychology
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : International development of liberation psychology
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11

Recent Postgraduates

  • Loren Duffy: Cultural Change and the Irish Psyche - A Case Study of the Irish Famine
  • Edward McManus: Religion, Spirituality, Mental Health and Political Activism among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People.
  • Niall Muldoon: An Analysis of the Theory and Practice of Psychotherapy with Sex Offenders

  • Sinead NiChaolain: Just "having the craic": A study of Irish student problematic and binge drinking culture
  • Tina O'Carroll: Working through the Arts in Cultural Awareness and Antiracism Education.
  • Sean Ruth: Destructive Reactions to Leaders: the Attack-Isolation Dynamic

Current Postgraduate Students

John McMahon, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Wayne Dykstra, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor