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Current Research Students
Postgraduate Student Profiles
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|Name||Research Topic & Funding||Supervisor(s)|
|||Sophia Arndt||Cognition in Two Languages: Bilingualism and Second Language Competency as Determinants of Cognitive Performance||Dr Mark Elliott|
|||Elaine Byrnes||The role of Social Norms and the Communication of Consent to Sexual Activity in the Hooking Up Sexual Script when mediated by Gender and Alcohol in an Emerging Adulthood Population|
|Sinead Bracken||Physical Activity for Successful Ageing. The role of physical activity in maintaining subjective wellbeing, the hallmark of successful ageing, from early midlife.||Dr Gerry Molloy & Professor Molly Byrne|
|Davide Cannata||Decision making in job interviews: Understanding and replicating interviewers' use of non-verbal and para-verbal clues||Dr Denis O'Hora|
|||Emma Carr||Reducing the patient interval for breast cancer: the developmen of a theory-, evidence- and person-based digital health intervention||Dr AnnMarie Groarke & Dr Jane Walsh|
|||Sarah Carthy||Countering online youth radicalisation: Developing evidence-based counter-narratives and inoculation techniques||Dr Kiran Sarma|
|Emer Conneely||Improving youth participation in mental health service development & delivery||Dr Padraig MacNeela & Dr Caroline Heary|
|||Kate Dawson||Developing an attitudinal change intervention for adolescent pornography use||Dr Pádraig Mac Neela|
|Colm Doody||Developing a pre-deployment resilience building programme for Irish Defence Forces personnel prior to serving on UN peacekeeping and humanitarian missions||Dr Kiran Sarma|
|Rossella Di Domenico||The role of Behaviour Change in Hydrology and Climate change responses: identifying behaviour sources to encourage sustainable agriculture and improve water quality||Dr Denis O'Hora, Dr Jenny McSharry, Professor Cathal O'Donoghue, Dr Mary Ryan (Teagasc)|
|Louise Foley||Multimorbidity, treatment burden and medication adherence: prevalence, predictors and intervention approaches - funded by a Health Research Board Collaborative Doctoral Award||Dr Gerry Molloy & Professor Andrew Murphy|
|Emma Frawley||Cognitive Remediation & Social Recovery in Early Psychosis, the CReSt-R study - funded by the Health Research Board as part of the YOULEAD Doctoral Program in Youth Mental Health Leadership||Professor Gary Donohue|
|||Santiago Garcia-Guerrero||The Price of Fear: Developing a behavioural assessment of fear-related avoidanceincorporating dynamic response measures - Funded by Hardiman Scholarship||Dr Denis O'Hora|
|||Ciara Gunning||An exploration of the impact of peer, teacher and child interventions to improve social inclusion of children with additional needs within preschool services - Funded by the Irish Research Council, Government of Ireland Scholarship||Dr Jennifer Holloway|
||Choosing while losing: Investigating the effects of valence and relative magnitude on decision making dynamics||Dr Denis O'Hora|
|||Marita Hennessy||Obesity prevention during early life: Establishing the evidence base to maximise the effectiveness of interventions delivered by health professionals||Dr Caroline Heary, Dr Molly Byrne & Dr Rachel Laws (Deakin University)|
|||Jessica Holland||Social Cognition in schizophrenia: Effects of Genetic and Environmental risk factors related to Immune Function - with funding by the Galway Doctoral Scholarship Scheme||Professor Gary Donohoe|
|||Jennifer Keane||Attention, Distraction and the Effective Control of Paediatric Procedural Pain and Distress||Dr Jane Walsh & Dr Caroline Heary|
|Dearbhaile Mahon||Evaluation of staff training methodologies to increase implementation of behavioural interventions for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Funded by the Galway Doctoral Scholarship Scheme||Dr Helena Lydon, co-supervisor: Dr Jennifer Holloway|
||The effect of moderate alcohol use on human brain structure and function and the differential effects in bipolar disorder||Professor Gary Donohoe|
|||Josh Moran||An investigation into the role of perceived injustice in adjusting to chronic pain||Dr Brian McGuire|
||Evaluating the role of digital health interventions to support adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in young adults living with asthma (15-30 years) - Funded by the Galway Doctoral Scholarship/Irish Research Council, Government of Ireland Scholarship||Dr Gerry Molloy & Dr Jenny McSharry|
|||Éamonn Ó Dochartaigh||Development and evaluation of an online cognitive-behavioural treatment programme for social anxiety: A mixed-methods study - NUI Galway Student Project Fund and NUI Galway Further Education Policy scheme||Dr Brian McGuire|
|Grace O'Sullivan||The influence of social context on 'everyday' pain experiences (eg. bumps and scrapes): investigating the psychological and neurobiological components of social aspects of pain||Professor Brian McGuire, Dr Michelle Roche (Physiology), Dr Line Caes (University of Stirling)|
|Cressida Pacia||Exploring the impact of a family-mediated social communication intervention for children with autism||Dr Jennifer Holloway|
|Karolina Rokita||Childhood trauma and social ognition in schizophrenia - Hardiman Scholarship||Professor Gary Donohoe|
|||Kristin Ruane||The role of parent-child interactions on the development of verbal behaviour and the impact that technology has on these interactions||Dr Jennifer Holloway & Dr Denis O'Hora|
|Christie Tetreault||Resilience and Susceptibiliy: A Pre-emptive Approach to Extremism - Hardiman Scholarship||Dr Kiran Sarma|
|Eric Van Lente||Exploring temporary and persistent changes in oneness self-representations ('non dual awareness') as mechanisms of mindfulness||Dr Michael Hogan|
|Luke Van Rhoon||Building the evidence base for the development and implementation of an Irish national digital type 2 diabetes prevention programme||Professor Molly Byrne & Dr Jenny McSharry|
|Nikolett Warner||The Psychological impact of being tested for the breast cancer (BRCA 1/2) gene||Dr AnnMarie Groarke|
|||Hazel Wolstenholme||Family experiences and management of childhood picky eating behaviours||Dr Caroline Heary & Dr Colette Kelly (Health Promotion)|