PhD researchers

Investigating a brief intervention model of youth mental health support
Neil Mac Dhonnagáin
Supervised by: Barbara Dooley

The experience of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood
Juwayriyah Nayyar
Supervised by: Cliódhna O'Connor

Problematic rule-following: A longitudinal and cross-cultural investigation
Alison Stapleton
Supervised by:Louise McHugh

Parental Help-Seeking for Adolescent Mental Health Concerns.
Daráine Murphy
Supervised by: Eilis Hennessy

The development and evaluation of contextual CBT interventions and measures.
Martin O'Connor
martin.o-connor.5@ucdconnect.ieSupervised by:Louise McHugh

Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Gillian Motyer
Supervised by: Amanda Fitzgerald

Discrepant Selves: Online vs Offline Personality Differences.
Nicole Strimbu
Supervised by: Michael O'Connell

The contribution of sensory processing problems to the relation between sleep and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in high-risk infants.
Jennifer Keating
Supervised by: Michelle Downes

What does It Really Mean? Towards an Evidence Based Model of Perceived Realism in Virtual Reality and Television.
Lauren Christopher
lauren.christophers@ucdconnect.ieSupervised by: Brendan Rooney

Living in localities: do people with intellectual disabilities really belong in their neighbourhoods? Examining social inclusion and neighbourhood connectedness of adults with intellectual disabilities.
Geraldine Boland
Supervised by:Suzanne Guerin

 Working memory training and its effects on executive functions
Jose A. Rodas
Supervised by: Ciara Greene 

 Developing and Evaluating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Interventions to Promote Well-Being and Mitigate the Deleterious Effects of Shame and Self-Stigma in Individuals Experiencing Homelessness.
Varsha Eswara Murthy
Supervised by: Louise McHugh

Investigating the cognitive mechanisms that make music listening interventions for pain reduction work
Claire Howlin
Supervised by: Brendan Rooney

Addressing Serious Violence and Disruption in the Irish Prison Service: The Experiences of Prisoners and Prison Officers
Orla Gallagher
Supervised by: Gary O'Reilly

Promoting sexual health: Exploring the role of school-based sex education programmes in sexual health behaviours of young adults in Ireland.
Rachel Niland
Supervised by: Niki Nearchou


Evaluation of the Jigsaw brief intervention service.
Neil Mac Dhonnagáin
niall.mac-dhonnagain@ucdconnect.ieSupervised by: Barbara Dooley

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