Current Staff and Postgraduate Students

 


 

Dr. Grainne Hickey
Centre Leader and Research Programme Manager (ENRICH)
Dr. Grainne Hickey is a post-doctoral researcher with the ENRICH research programme.
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Prof. Sinéad McGilloway
Director
Prof. Sinéad McGilloway is Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research at Maynooth University.
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Dr. Mairead Furlong
Centre Leader and Research Programme Co-ordinator (PRIMERA)
Dr. Mairead Furlong is a postdoctoral researcher with the PRIMERA research programme (and formerly a member of the ENRICH research team).
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Dr. Carol Murphy
Dr. Carol Murphy is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology with research interests and expertise in working with children with learning disabilities and in conducting experimental work in socially sensitive domains, including mental health and stigma in schoolchildren.
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Dr. Brenda O'Connell
Dr. Brenda O’Connell is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology with research expertise in positive psychology and wellbeing. Her research explores how positive psychological interventions can be used to optimise individual and community health and wellbeing.
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Dr. Rebecca Maguire
Dr Rebecca Maguire (CPsychol.) is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology with research experience in the fields of Health Psychology and Cognitive Science. Rebecca is particularly interested in ways of fostering physical and mental health and well-being in those suffering from chronic illness, and their caregivers.
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Yvonne Leckey
Yvonne Leckey is a Researcher and Fieldwork Coordinator on the ENRICH research programme.
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Dr. Ann Stokes
Dr. Ann Stokes is a postdoctoral researcher with the ENRICH research programme and is Lead on the evaluation of the ChARM service model.
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Shane Leavy
Shane Leavy is Research Assistant/Data Manager on the ENRICH research programme.
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Pádraic Fleming
Pádraic Fleming is a PhD scholar on the SPHeRE (Structured Population Health Services Research Education) programme and is investigating the utility and implementation of personalised budgets for people with disabilities (Principal Supervisor, Prof. Sinéad McGilloway; Co-supervisor, Dr Sarah Barry, Trinity College Dublin).
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Nuala Whelan
Nuala Whelan is an Irish Research Council Employment-based Scholar conducting research on the effectiveness of Ireland’s labour market policy on the well-being and employability of long term unemployed job seekers (Principal Supervisor, Prof. Sinéad McGilloway; Co-Supervisor, Dr Mary Murphy, MU Department of Sociology).
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Siobhan O'Connor
Siobhan O'Connor is a PhD student on the ENRICH research programme and the Lead on the Knowledge Translation work package, the focus of her PhD (Principal Supervisor, Prof. Sinéad McGilloway; Co-Supervisors Dr. Grainne Hickey and Dr. Melanie Barwick, University of Toronto, Canada).
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Fionnola Kelly
Fionnola Kelly is a PhD scholar on the SPHeRE (Structured Population Health Services Research Education) programme and her research focuses on aspects of children’s mental health, including risk factors and an online parenting intervention (Co-supervisor Professor Sinéad McGilloway, Professors Kathleen Bennett and Ann Hickey, RCSI)
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Fiona Flynn
Fiona Flynn joins the Centre in September 2017 as an Irish Research Council Employment-based Scholar to undertake research in social media influence in young adolescents (Principal Supervisor, Prof. Sinéad McGilloway; Co-supervisor, Dr Catriona O’Toole, MU Department of Education).
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Penny Quinn
Penny Quinn is a Research Assistant leading on the ‘Buddy Bench’ research project (a mental health and well-being intervention in schoolchildren).
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Maria Gialama
Maria Gialama joins the Centre as a PhD student, following the award of a Maynooth University Graduate Teaching PhD Scholarship (2017). Maria’s research will focus on non-pharmacological interventions in dementia (Principal Supervisor, Prof. Sinéad McGilloway).
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Shane Owen
Shane Owen is a PhD student whose research is exploring non-cognitive and well-being interventions in schools (Principal Supervisor, Prof. Sinéad McGilloway; Co-Supervisor, Dr Jonathan Murphy, Dublin Business School).
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Christine Mulligan

Christine Mulligan is a Doctoral Fellow on the HSE-funded PRIMERA project and is investigating family-focused interventions for parents and their children experiencing mental illness (Principal Supervisor, Prof. Sinéad McGilloway; Co-Supervisor, Dr Mairead Furlong).  

 
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Affiliate Members


 

Dr. Kathleen McLoughlin
Dr. Kathleen McLoughlin is an Affiliate Member of the Centre (and Senior Research Fellow in University College Cork) and Principal Investigator of the INSPIRE study. She is also working with Christine Mulligan and Professor Sinead McGilloway on research exploring communication skills training in palliative care health professionals.
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Dr. Andy Cochrane
Dr. Andy Cochrane is an Affiliate Member of the Centre and a research psychologist/independent research consultant who has been involved in health-related research for over ​10 years, with a particular focus on ageing and disability.
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Dr. Aiden Carthy
Dr. Aiden Carthy is Director of the National Research Centre for Psychology, Education and Emotional Intelligence at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown. His primary area of research is applied education with a specific focus on using emotional intelligence to help students and educators reach their maximum potential.
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