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2022 Welcome

2022 Welcome to the UCD School of Psychology

We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to the School in September 2022.

As we continue to deal with the effects of the global pandemic, faculty may, at short notice, be unable to attend campus for health reasons. Thus, alternative arrangements may need to be made at short notice. We will endeavour to inform you of any changed arrangements as soon as possible via email or via Brightspace. Please check your emails regularly.

Most of all, we look forward to meeting you at lectures and classes shortly and to the start of a great new academic year!

Staff Contacts

 If you have a query relating to registration, please send an email to psychology@ucd.ie

For detailed information on School staff visit https://www.ucd.ie/psychology/ourpeople/

Our Head of School is Prof. Suzanne Guerin (suzanne.guerin@ucd.ie). Key staff for our programmes are listed below:

BSc/BSc International in Psychology Higher Diploma in Psychology
Tanja Junghenn  tanja.jugnhenn@ucd.ie
Tanja Junghenn  tanja.jugnhenn@ucd.ie

Dr Mick O’Connell – Programme Director


Dr Ciara Greene – Programme Director


Dr Islam Borinca - Year One Coordinator



Dr Alan McAuliffe - Year Two Coordinator



Dr Brendan Rooney - Year Three Coordinator


Masters in Psychological Science MSc in Mindfulness-based Interventions

Ms Mary Boyle – Programme Administrator


Ms Mary Boyle – Programme Administrator


Dr Patricia Gough – Programme Director


Dr Paul D’Alton – Programme Director


Dr Sonya Deschenes  – Programme Director


Prof. Louise McHugh – Programme Director


Masters in Behavioural Neuroscience MSc in Disability

Ms Mary Boyle – Programme Administrator


Ms Mary Boyle – Programme Administrator


Dr Nuala Brady – Programme Director


Dr Christine Linehan – Programme Director



Dr Flavia Santos – Programme Director


MLitt/PhD Programme Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology

Ms Muriel Keegan – Programme Administrator


Ms Muriel Keegan – Programme Administrator


Dr Brendan Rooney – Programme Director


Prof. Alan Carr - Programme Director



Prof. Gary O'Reilly - Programme Director


Information on Teaching and Assessment in Psychology

Your timetable information for the Autumn Trimester will be made available via SISWeb following registration. We aim to deliver our programmes in the most effective way with modules using different types of assessment, with staggered deadlines over the course of the trimester. It is important to review module information in your online learning environment, Brightspace, to ensure that you are aware of tasks/assessments associated with each module.

Supports in UCD

One of the most important points of contact for students is your Student Adviser. They offer practical and emotional support for students within the College. Our dedicated Adviser in the College of Social Sciences and Law is Kieran Moloney, kieran.moloney@ucd.ie  For Graduate Research students, your Student Adviser is Carita Bramhill, carita.bramhill@ucd.ie

We are also aware that students can face huge financial burdens while attending college. Information on financial supports available to students within UCD can be found here.

UCD School of Psychology

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