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
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 Sarah Carthy 
Countering online youth radicalisation: Developing evidence-based counter-narratives and inoculation techniques
Dr Kiran Sarma
Kate Dawson Developing an attitudinal change intervention for adolescent pornography use Dr Pádraig Mac Neela
 Colm Doody 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 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
Santiago Garcia-Guerrero
The Price of Fear: Developing a behavioural assessment of fear-related avoidance
incorporating 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
Avril Hand Avril Hand
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
  Fiona Martyn
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
  Jane Murphy  
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 Cressida Pacia    Exploring the impact of a family-mediated social communication intervention for children with autism  Dr Jennifer Holloway
 Karolina Rokita 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
Luke Van Rhoon 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
Hazel Wolstenholme
Family experiences and management of childhood picky eating behaviours
Dr Caroline Heary & Dr Colette Kelly (Health Promotion)