UCD Doctorate in Educational Psychology graduate Dr Hugh Donlon wins Prof. Desmond Swan Award for thesis research
Posted 10 November, 2023
Pictured: Hugh Donlon, Prof. Desmond Swan, and fellow UCD DEd Psych graduate Lauren Haire
Congratulations to Dr Hugh Donlon, a 2023 graduate of the Doctorate in Educational Psychology degree at the UCD School of Education, who won the Professor Desmond Swan Award for Contribution to Research In Educational Psychology at the Psychological Society of Ireland's annual conference, on 10th November 2023.
Hugh's research, supervised by Dr Seaneen Sloan, focused on the relationally-focused practices of teachers in Nurture Groups in Ireland. Through interviews with teachers, Hugh proposed an attachment-informed model of Nurture Group practice, that extends the literature on the application of attachment theory within education.
Hugh is now working as a Child and Educational Psychologist in the Dublin/Louth region.