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Judith Bek

Assistant Professor - Visiting Research Fellow
Motor cognition (n ageing and Parkinson's, motor-cognitive processes in dance and music, emotion recognition and embodiment.

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Islam Borinca

Assistant Professor
Intergroup Relations, Social Identity, Prejudice and Discrimination, Prosocial Behaviors, Intergroup Apologies and Conflictual Societies, Dehumanization

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Sarah Cooney

Assistant Professor - Ad Astra Fellow
Cognitive neuroscience, Educational neuroscience, Body perception in health and disorder,Individual differences in perception and cognition

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Grania Clarke

Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
Qualitative and Inclusive research in the areas of Clinical Psychology & Systemic Psychotherapy. She is interested in the areas of therapeutic change & supervision process & effect

Sonya Deschênes

Assistant Professor -Ad Astra Fellow
Health psychology; comorbidity between mental and physical health conditions and the biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying these associations; mental health epidemiology

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Barbara Dooley

Professor & Dean of Graduate Studies and Deputy Registrar
Adolescent Mental Health; Body Image in Adolescents; Clinical evaluation of CBT programmes; Eating Disorders; First episode


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Michelle Downes

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Paediatric neuropsychology, executive functioning, preschool, task development, childhood disorders, sleep, early brain and behaviour development, sickle cell

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Amanda Fitzgerald

Associate Professor
Youth mental health, risk and resilience factors related to mental health, appearance-related issues in adolescents, cognitive training programmes for adolescence

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Maximilian Friehs

Assistant Professor
Cognitive neuroscience & specifically the modulation of (prefrontal) neural processes via external influences such as acute stress, medication or non-invasive brain stimulation.

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Ciara Greene

Associate Professor
Cognitive processes of attention and working memory; Neuroimaging techniques such as functional MRI and processes by factors, including genetic variants and emotional state.

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Kathy Looney

Assistant Professorr in Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor Child and adolescent mental health, paediatric obesity, stigma, mechanisms of change in clinical interventions

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Cliódhna O' Connor

Assistant Professor
SOCIAL RELATIONS; IDENTITY AND SELF-CONCEPT; PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS; PUBLIC BELIEFS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS; PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WITH SCIENCE; BIOLOGICAL ESSENTIALISM;

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Brendan Rooney

Assistant Professor
The interaction of (social) cognitive and emotional processes. Specifically in the context of media, technology, and entertainment; Issues in research design, me

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Laura K. Taylor

Assistant Professor
POLITICAL CONFLICT, PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOURS, INTERGROUP RELATIONS, SOCIAL IDENTITY, HELPING, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, RISK AND RESILIENCE PROCESSES, SHARED EDUCATION.

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Aidan Moran RIP

FULL PROFESSOR OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY & DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH LABORATORY
EXPERT-NOVICE DIFFERENCES; MENTAL/MOTOR IMAGERY; SPORT PSYCHOLOGY; ATTENTION & EYE-TRACKING

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