Dr Geraldine Leader

BA, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
School of Psychology
Room 1048
Arts Millennium Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3434
E: geraldine.leader@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Geraldine is a graduate of University College Cork where she obtain her B.A. (Hons) and Ph.D. in Psychology.  Geraldine is a behavioural psychologist with expertise in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Geraldine is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology and in this role established Ireland first M.Sc. in Applied Behaviour Analysis in 2006.  This programme provides professional-level education in the field of applied behaviour analysis to practitioners and researchers seeking carers in the area of autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.  To date 120 students have graduates from this programme and are employed in a range of services.  Geraldine is Director of the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research which is dedicated to disseminating evidence-based research in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental conditions.  Currently 5 post-doctoral fellows are conducting research at the Centre.  Geraldine is Associate Director of the Doctrid Research Institute.  Doctrid was established in 2010 by the charity RESPECT and the Daughters of Charity Disability services.  The institute is committed to evidence-based research in autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability with a special emphasis on technology.  Geraldine was appointed Adjunct Professor to Michigan State University in 2013.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Gastrointestinal Disorders'
Leader, G,Mannion, A,Matson, JL (2016) 'Gastrointestinal Disorders'. Assistive Technologies For People With Diverse Abilities, :257-281 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'An investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A two year follow-up'
Mannion, A,Leader, G (2016) 'An investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A two year follow-up'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 22 :20-33 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'An investigation of anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder'
William, S,Leader, G,Mannion, A,Chen, J (2015) 'An investigation of anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 10 :30-40 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Defining social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: an ecological model of social networks and community participation'
Simplican SC, Leader G, Kosciulek J, Leahy M (2015) 'Defining social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: an ecological model of social networks and community participation'. Research In Developmental Disabilities, 38 :18-29 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'An analysis of challenging behavior, comorbid psychopathology, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Fragile X Syndrome'
Newman I, Leader G, Chen JL, Mannion A (2015) 'An analysis of challenging behavior, comorbid psychopathology, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Fragile X Syndrome'. Research In Developmental Disabilities, 38 :7-17 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Trends in employment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a review of the research literature'
Chen, J.,Leader, G.,Sung, C.,& Leahy, M. (2014). (2015) 'Trends in employment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a review of the research literature'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1 :1-14 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Parenting Stress, Salivary Biomarkers, and Ambulatory Blood Pressure: A Comparison Between Mothers and Fathers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'
Foody, C,James, JE,Leader, G (2015) 'Parenting Stress, Salivary Biomarkers, and Ambulatory Blood Pressure: A Comparison Between Mothers and Fathers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'. Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, 45 :1084-1095 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Counting inclusion with Chantal Mouffe: a radical democratic approach to intellectual disability research'
Simplican, SC,Leader, G (2015) 'Counting inclusion with Chantal Mouffe: a radical democratic approach to intellectual disability research'. Disability & Society, 30 :717-730 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Stimulus Over-Selectivity and Extinction-Induced Recovery of Performance as a Product of Intellectual Impairment and Autism Severity'
Kelly, MP,Leader, G,Reed, P (2015) 'Stimulus Over-Selectivity and Extinction-Induced Recovery of Performance as a Product of Intellectual Impairment and Autism Severity'. Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, 45 :3098-3106 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Comorbid psychopathology in autism spectrum disorder'
Mannion, A., Brahm,M.,& Leader, G. (2014) 'Comorbid psychopathology in autism spectrum disorder'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2 :124-134 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Gastrointestinal symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review'
Mannion, A., & Leader, G. (2014) 'Gastrointestinal symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Parenting stress, salivary biomarkers, and ambulatory blood pressure in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'
Foody, C,James, JE,Leader, G (2014) 'Parenting stress, salivary biomarkers, and ambulatory blood pressure in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8 :99-110 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Epilepsy in Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Mannion, A. & Leader, G. (2014) 'Epilepsy in Autism Spectrum Disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, :354-361 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Attention Deficit-/Hyperactivity (AD/HD) in Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Mannion, A. & Leader, G. (2014) 'Attention Deficit-/Hyperactivity (AD/HD) in Autism Spectrum Disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, :432-439 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Comorbid psychopathology in autism spectrum disorder'
Mannion, A. & Leader, G. (2014) 'Comorbid psychopathology in autism spectrum disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, :115-127 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Parenting stress, salivary biomarkers, and ambulatory blood pressure in mothersof children with autism spectrum disorders'
Foody, C., James, J. & Leader, G. (2013) 'Parenting stress, salivary biomarkers, and ambulatory blood pressure in mothersof children with autism spectrum disorders'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, :99-110 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Comorbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review'
Arlene Mannion & Geraldine Leader (2013) 'Comorbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, :1593-1616 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'An analysis of the predictors of comorbid psychopathology, gastrointestinal symptoms and epiplepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder'
Mannion, A., & Leader, G. (2013) 'An analysis of the predictors of comorbid psychopathology, gastrointestinal symptoms and epiplepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7 (12):1663-1671 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Assessment of Rituals and Stereotypy'
Healy, O,Leader, G,Matson, JL,Sturmey, P (2011) 'Assessment of Rituals and Stereotypy'. Assistive Technologies For People With Diverse Abilities, :233-246 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'A comparison of Video Modeling and Pivotal Response Training to teach pretend play skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Lydon, H., Healy, O., & Leader, G. (2011) 'A comparison of Video Modeling and Pivotal Response Training to teach pretend play skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5 :872-884 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior'
Devlin S, Healy O, Leader G, Hughes BM (2011) 'Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior'. Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, 41 (10):1303-1320 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Applied Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Republic of Ireland'
Healy, O,Leader, G,Reed, P,Berhardt, LV (2010) 'Applied Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Republic of Ireland'. Advances In Medicine And Biology, Vol 8, 8 :191-210 [Details]
(2009) 'The effect of stimulus salience on over-selectivity'
Leader G, Loughnane A, McMoreland C, Reed P (2009) 'The effect of stimulus salience on over-selectivity'. Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, 39 (2):330-338 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'EARLY INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS'
Leader, G,Healy, O,O'Connor, J,Reed, P (2009) 'EARLY INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS'. Behavioral Theories And Interventions For Autism, :103-131 [Details]
(2009) 'Using a Time Timer to increase appropriate waiting behavior in a child with developmental disabilities'
Grey I, Healy O, Leader G, Hayes D (2009) 'Using a Time Timer to increase appropriate waiting behavior in a child with developmental disabilities'. Research In Developmental Disabilities, 30 (2):359-366 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'The effects of daily tact instruction on the emission of pure mands, tacts and conversational units in non-instructional settings by two preschool children with Autism'
Lydon, H., Healy, O., Leader, G, & Keohane, D.D. (2008) 'The effects of daily tact instruction on the emission of pure mands, tacts and conversational units in non-instructional settings by two preschool children with Autism'. Journal Of Speech And Language Pathology And Applied Behavior Analysis, 3.2-3.3 :35-46 [Details]
(2013) 'A comparison of experimental functional analysis and the Questions About Behavioral Function (QABF) in the assessment of challenging behavior of individuals with autism'
Healy, O,Brett, D,Leader, G (2013) 'A comparison of experimental functional analysis and the Questions About Behavioral Function (QABF) in the assessment of challenging behavior of individuals with autism'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7 :66-81 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'An investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Mannion, A,Leader, G,Healy, O (2013) 'An investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7 :35-42 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Response re: Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior'
Healy, O., Hughes, B. M., Leader, G., & Devlin, S. (2011) 'Response re: Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior'. Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, 41 :1439-1441 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Response to a letter to the editors re: Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior'
Healy, O., Hughes, B.M., Leader, G., Devlin, S. (2011) 'Response to a letter to the editors re: Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior'. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41 (10):1439-1441 [Details]
(2011) 'Analysis of risk factors and early predictors of challenging behavior for children with autism spectrum disorder'
McTiernan, A,Leader, G,Healy, O,Mannion, A (2011) 'Analysis of risk factors and early predictors of challenging behavior for children with autism spectrum disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5 :1215-1222 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Six reports of children with autism spectrum disorder following intensive behavioral intervention using the Preschool Inventory of Repertoires for Kindergarten (PIRK (R))'
McGarrell, M,Healy, O,Leader, G,O'Connor, J,Kenny, N (2009) 'Six reports of children with autism spectrum disorder following intensive behavioral intervention using the Preschool Inventory of Repertoires for Kindergarten (PIRK (R))'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3 :767-782 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Risk factors for challenging behaviors among 157 children with autism spectrum disorder in Ireland'
Murphy, O,Healy, O,Leader, G (2009) 'Risk factors for challenging behaviors among 157 children with autism spectrum disorder in Ireland'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3 :474-482 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'The effects of stimulus salience on overselectivity'
Leader, G., Loughnane, A., McMoreland, C., Reed, P. (2009) 'The effects of stimulus salience on overselectivity'. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 39 (2):330-338 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Risk factors for challenging behaviour for 157 children with autism spectrum disorder in Ireland'
Murphy, O., Healy, O., Leader, G. (2009) 'Risk factors for challenging behaviour for 157 children with autism spectrum disorder in Ireland'. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3 :474-482 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of self-injurious behavior'
Devlin, S,Leader, G,Healy, O (2009) 'Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of self-injurious behavior'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3 :223-231 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Using a Time Timer (TM) to increase appropriate waiting behavior in a child with developmental disabilities'
Grey, I,Healy, O,Leader, G,Hayes, D (2009) 'Using a Time Timer (TM) to increase appropriate waiting behavior in a child with developmental disabilities'. Research In Developmental Disabilities, 30 :359-366 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of self-injurious behaviour'
Devlin, S., Healy, O., Leader, G. (2009) 'Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of self-injurious behaviour'. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3 :223-231 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Extinction of Over-selected Stimuli Causes Emergence of Under-selected Cues in Higher-functioning Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders'
Reed, P,Broomfield, L,McHugh, L,McCausland, A,Leader, G (2009) 'Extinction of Over-selected Stimuli Causes Emergence of Under-selected Cues in Higher-functioning Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders'. Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, 39 :290-298 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Three years of intensive applied behavior analysis: A case study'
Healy, O., Leader, G., O' Connor, J., Kenny, N. (2008) 'Three years of intensive applied behavior analysis: A case study'. Journal of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, :4-22 [Details]
(2008) 'The analysis and treatment of problem behavior evoked by auditory stimulation'
Devlin, S,Healy, O,Leader, G,Reed, P (2008) 'The analysis and treatment of problem behavior evoked by auditory stimulation'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2 :671-680 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Statistical Outcomes and Best Practice: A Reply'
Healy, O., Leader, G., Honan, R., Leslie, J. & Cullinan, V. (2007) 'Statistical Outcomes and Best Practice: A Reply'. The Irish Psychologist, [Details]
(2004) 'Relational frame theory and stimulus equivalence: Conceptual and procedural issues'
Barnes-Holmes, D., Barnes-Holmes, Y., Smeets, P.M., Cullinan, V., Leader, G. (2004) 'Relational frame theory and stimulus equivalence: Conceptual and procedural issues'. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 4 :181-214 [Details]
(2001) 'Matching-to-sample and respondent-type training as methods for producing equivalence relations: Isolating the critical variable'
Leader, G,Barnes-Holmes, D (2001) 'Matching-to-sample and respondent-type training as methods for producing equivalence relations: Isolating the critical variable'. Psychological Record, 51 :429-444 [Details]
(2001) 'Establishing fraction-decimal equivalence using a respondent-type training procedure'
Leader, G., Barnes-Holmes, D. (2001) 'Establishing fraction-decimal equivalence using a respondent-type training procedure'. The Psychological Record, 51 :151-165 [Details]
(2000) 'Establishing equivalence relations using a respondent type training procedure III'
Leader, G., Barnes-Holmes, D. (2000) 'Establishing equivalence relations using a respondent type training procedure III'. The Psychological Record, 50 :63-78 [Details]
(1997) 'Establishing stimulus classes in adults and children using a respondent-type training procedure: A follow-up study'
Smeets, PM,Leader, G,Barnes, D (1997) 'Establishing stimulus classes in adults and children using a respondent-type training procedure: A follow-up study'. Psychological Record, 47 :285-308 [Details]
(1996) 'Establishing equivalence relations using a respondent-type training procedure'
Leader, G., Barnes, D., Smeets. P.M. (1996) 'Establishing equivalence relations using a respondent-type training procedure'. The Psychological Record, 46 :685-706 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Assessment of Challenging Behaviour'
Leader, G., & Mannion, A (2016) 'Assessment of Challenging Behaviour' In: Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. New York: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Gastrointestinal Disorders'
Leader, G., & Mannion, A (2016) 'Gastrointestinal Disorders' In: Comorbid Conditions Among Children with Autism Spectrum DIsorders. New York: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Assessment of Rituals and Stereotypy'
Healy, O., & Leader, G. (2010) (2010) 'Assessment of Rituals and Stereotypy' In: International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental DIsorders. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2009) 'Applied Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Dsorders in the Republic of Ireland'
Healy, O., Leader, G., & Reed, P (2009) 'Applied Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Dsorders in the Republic of Ireland' In: Advances in Medicine and Biology. London: Nova Science. [Details]
(2008) 'Early intensive behavioural intervention in the treatment of autism'
Leader, G., Healy, O. & OÕ Connor, J. (2008) 'Early intensive behavioural intervention in the treatment of autism' In: Behavioral Theories and Interventions for Autism. Arnold: London. [Details]
(1996) 'New Procedures for Establishing Emergent Matching Performances in Children and Adults:'
Leader, G., Barnes, D. (1996) 'New Procedures for Establishing Emergent Matching Performances in Children and Adults:' In: Stimulus Class Formation in Humans and Animals. North Holland: Elsevier. [Details]
(1996) '9 New Procedures for Establishing Emergent Matching Performances in Children and Adults: Implications for Stimulus Equivalence'
Barnes,D., Smeets, P. & Leader, G. (1996). (1996) '9 New Procedures for Establishing Emergent Matching Performances in Children and Adults: Implications for Stimulus Equivalence' In: Advances in Psychology. North Holland: Elsevier. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2007) Third European Association for Behaviour Analysis Conference
Truzoli, R., Leader, G., & Read, P. (2007) Behaviour Analysis in Europe Third European Association for Behaviour Analysis Conference Milan: University of Milan Press, [Details]
(2007)
Truzoli, R., Leader, G., & Read, P. (2007) Behaviour Analysis in Europe: Proceedings of the Third European Association for Behaviour Analysis Conference. Edited Volume [Details]
(2001) Establishing fraction-decimal equivalence using a respondent-type training procedure
Leader, G,Barnes-Holmes, D (2001) PSYCHOLOGICAL RECORD Establishing fraction-decimal equivalence using a respondent-type training procedure , pp.151-165 [Details]
(2000) Establishing equivalence relations using a respondent-type training procedure III
Leader, G,Barnes-Holmes, D,Smeets, PM (2000) PSYCHOLOGICAL RECORD Establishing equivalence relations using a respondent-type training procedure III , pp.63-78 [Details]