Research Student Members
2012 - 2021


O'Connor, M.  Psychopathology in adolescence: How does pubertal timing relate to psychological wellbeing?  (BA Applied Psychology) 

Kearney, M. Let’s agree to agree: Developing processes to support agreements for online behaviour for children, families and schools.  (BA Applied Psychology)

Moore, M. The Influence of the Student-Faculty Relationship on the Undergraduate Learning Experience: The Student Perspective (MA Applied Psychology- Positive Psychology & Coaching)


Murphy, D. Investigating Mediating Pathways Between Anxiety and Coping Mechanisms in Irish Adolescents  . (MA Applied Psychology- Mental Health)


Casey, C. The mediating role of self-concept in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and mental health in Irish adolescents(MA Applied Psychology- Mental Health)



Trihy, L. Adolescent stress and behaviour: The associations between cortisol reactivity and internalising and externalising behaviours. (MA Applied Psychology- Mental Health)

O'Rourke, J. The Effect of Motus, a Social and Emotional Learning Workshop, on Emotion Regulation and Well-Being in Irish Children. (MA Applied Psychology- Mental Health)

Lynch, P. The Effect of Pubertal Timing on Substance Use in Adolescence and Early Adulthood Student:  (MA Applied Psychology) 

Komer, L. Obesity-Related Inflammation and its Impact on Depression and Anxiety Traits in Adolescents. (B Medicine, School of Medicine, UCC) 

McGettigan, R.  The Effect of Self-Compassion on Stress Recovery. (BA Applied Psychology)


Ní Chearbhaill , F.P. Building on the dual-hormone hypothesis: assessing the predictive capacity of dual-hormone interactions regarding aggressive behaviours in adolescents. (BA Applied Psychology)


Hanratty, D.Does a universal, school-based, emotional intelligence intervention impact emotional regulation in 10-13 year olds? (BA Applied Psychology)


McCullough, K. Adolescent Anxiety and Stress Resilience. (BA Applied Psychology)



Cooney, J. Is the Relationship between Obesity and Anxiety Mediated by Systemic Inflammation? (MA Applied Psychology- Mental Health)

Cullinane. D. Eye Contact as a Means of Stress Recovery in Romantic Dating Couples. (BA Applied Psychology)

Marron. T. Mental Toughness: A Way of Dealing with Stress for Professional Rugby Players? (BA Applied Psychology)

O'Rourke. J. The relationship between pubertal timing and symptoms of anxiety and depression in Irish adolescents. (BA Applied Psychology)

Mullery, A. Systemic Inflammation and the Link between Depression and Obesity in Adolescence. BA Applied Psychology)



Kearney.I. Investigating the relationship of parenting and resilience. (MA Applied Psychology).


O’Byrne, E. Naturalistic assessment of sleep and stress utilising N-of-1 actigraphic measurement: A Pilot Study. (MA Applied Psychology)

Mulkeen, S.M. Real Bodies and Ideal Bodies: The Accuracy of Body Size Estimation in Young American Adolescents (BA Applied Psychology)

Murphy, J. Substance Use and Timing of Puberty (BA Applied Psychology)

Cooney, J.L. Systemic inflammation mediates the relationship between obesity and anxiety.  (BA Applied Psychology)

Healy, D.A. An examination of the mediating effects of stress on the relationship between health status and depression.(BA Applied Psychology)

Harrington, R. Effects of psychological stress on emotional and cognitive empathy. (BA Applied Psychology)

Lydon, A. MC. The effect of colouring on stress recovery: A RCT.(BA Applied Psychology)



Cadogan, E. Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions for Psychobiological Stress: A RCT. (MA Applied Psychology)

Warner, N. The Effectiveness of “Stress Control” in an Irish, Self-Referred Community Sample. (MA Applied Psychology)


Mangan, M. An Exploration of Intergenerational Transmission of Resilience: A Mixed Method Study. (MA Applied Psychology) CoSupervised with Dr Angela Veale

Delea, S. Impulsivity in Psychobiological Stress Reactivity in Young Adults in Ireland. (BA Applied Psychology)

Galvin, S.B. Psychobiological Stress Reactivity: Cardiac Responsivity and Anger. (BA Applied Psychology)

Purkiss, E. Early life adversity and cardiovascular reactivity to stress. (BA Applied Psychology)

Ni Shuilleabhain, N.S. Orthorexia: Social Media and food-related beliefs and behaviours. (BA Applied Psychology)


Concannon, L. Social and emotional experiences following bariatric surgery. Context and (MA Applied Psychology)


McGrath, N. Exploring the prevalence of internalised weight bias and its impact on body size estimation accuracy. (BA Applied Psychology)

Cadogan, E. Use Gratefulness or Mindfulness to Destress?: The Physiological Impact of Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions on Stress. (BA Applied Psychology)

O’Connor, S. Parental body self-image and perceptions of child weight status (BA Applied Psychology)

Walsh, S. Self-perceived body size in children. (BA Applied Psychology)


O’Byrne, S. Assessing the Efficacy of a 7-Week Psychoeducation Group for Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression and Stress in Patients with Substance Use Disorder. (MA Applied Psychology)

O’Brien, R. Effect of ambivalent relationships on psychological and physical well-being. (MA Applied Psychology)

Logan Buckley, T. Bariatric surgery and relationship satisfaction. (MA Applied Psychology


O’Reilly, I. Achieved and postponed life aspirations and wellbeing in emerging adulthood. (BA Applied Psychology)

Buckley, O. Premature sexualisation of girls in Ireland. (BA Applied Psychology)

O’Callaghan, A. Self-efficacy and cardiovascular stress reactivity and recovery. (BA Applied Psychology)

Lyne, P.J. The associations among compassion and cardiovascular reactivity and recovery within a laboratory stress paradigm. (BA Applied Psychology)

Pyrz, K. Resilience Resources in Cardiovascular Recovery from Laboratory Stress. (BA Applied Psychology)

Waugh, D. Mental toughness, Grit and cardiovascular reactivity and recovery from stress. (BA Applied Psychology)


Geraghty, K. The use of plethysmography for the detection of sexual arousal in males and females. (MA Applied Psychology)

Deegan, J. Circumscribed Interests in High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. (MA Applied Psychology)

O’Brien, S. Body size estimation in children: degree of discrepancy (BA Applied Psychology)

Gleeson, A. Body size estimation in children: Parental contributions and perceptions of body size estimation in children. (BA Applied Psychology)