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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Behaviour Analysis

The PhD in ABA combines the taught components and supervised work experience of the existing MSc programme with high-level training in research. Graduates from the PhD programme are qualified to work across the full spectrum of applied settings (educational, clinical, and academic) as certified practitioners, researchers, and educators. Graduates will make important and lasting contributions to the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis by contributing substantially to the availability of evidence-based treatments for persons with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental conditions, and by contributing to the improvement and dissemination of such treatments through research and the education of others.

PhD Students

Student  Supervisor
Helena Lydon Dr. Olive Healy
Clodagh Murray Dr. Olive Healy
Michelle Kelly Dr. Geraldine Leader
Aoife Wymess Dr. Olive Healy
Aoife McTiernan Dr. Geraldine Leader
Amanda Nally Dr. Olive Healy
Ciara Foody Dr. Geraldine Leader
Jennifer Hayes Dr. Ian Stewart
Siri Ming Dr. Ian Stewart






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      pdf McGarrell et al (2009)
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      pdf Reed et al (2009)
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Conference Keynote Speakers



ICAN, in partnership with Autism Speaks and The American Ireland Fund, hosted Ireland's first International Autism Conference, 'Autism Spectrum Disorder: from Clinical Practice to Educational Provision' on January 12th - 13th, 2012.

Speakers from left to right: Lynn Brennan, Connie Kasari, Nancy Jones, Richard Foxx, Geraldine Leader, Laura Klinger, Joe McAllister.


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Students on the MSc in ABA are placed in Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention programmes, ASD Units and Adult Services.

  Researcher with Child We conduct research which will lead to best outcomes for all individuals with ASD.    teaching_photo We provide high-level research-led education and training for practitioners in the diagnosis of ASD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
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