EARA 2018, Ghent, Belgium, 12th-15th September 2018


Isabella Muscolino presenting her work in a poster presentation at the European Association for Research on Adolescence Conference in Ghent, Belgium, in September 2018.


EHPS 2018, Galway, Ireland, 22nd-25th August 2018


Kathleen Ryan presented her work in an oral presentation at the European Health Psychology Society Conference in Galway, Ireland, in August 2018. The work involved conducting a content analysis of tailored feedback videos, delivered as part of an eHealth weight loss intervention, in collaboration with Lisa Murphy and Dr Samantha Dockray. They examined the strategies used by remote health coaches to support individual-level behaviour change. The work adds to our understanding of the role remote health coaches play in eHealth interventions, and provides insights into how theory is applied in practice.



Isabella Muscolino presenting her work in a poster presentation at the European Health Psychology Society Conference in Galway, Ireland, in August 2018.


PSI Conference 2014


Lisa Murphy presented her research at the Psychological Society of Ireland Conference 2014. Her presentation was titled ‘Thinking Ahead: The Appearance Consequences of Smoking.’


ACAMH Conference 2014


Samantha Dockray presented her research on the influence of puberty and self-esteem, titled ‘Pubertal transition and the development of self-perceived competencies’ at the 2014 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference.



Owen presented his research on suicide, self-harm and help-seeking behaviour in young men today at the ACAMH Conference. The title of Owen’s presentation was ‘A study of the barriers to help seeking in a cohort of young males working in construction’.


The Boolean 2014


Karen recently had her work published in The Boolean (2014). Karen’s paper was titled ‘Bundle of Joy: Improving Parental Well-being with Gratitude and Mindfulness’ and can be viewed at this link:




Gillian recently had her work published in The Boolean (2014). Gillian’s paper was titled ‘Easily Distracted? Take A Load Off’ and can be viewed at this link:



30th September 2014


Siobhan recently presented her research on genes and sleep behaviour at the European Sleep Research Society Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Siobhan’s presentation was titled: ‘Chronotype, Genotype and Sleep Behaviours in Adolescents; The Effect of Technology Access on Preferred and Actual Behaviour’


20th September 2014


The School of Applied Psychology recently opened its doors for Cork Culture Night. Hundreds of people of all ages came to see the school and participate in ongoing research. BEATS research on cortisol, mindfulness, gratitude, posture, stress and driving was all on display. Vistors could take a drive in the simulator, test their nerve on a stress task, practice mindulness or write on our Gratitude Wall.

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10th September 2014


Karen was recently awarded an O’Connor Scholarship for academic merit by UCC. Congratulations Karen!


15th August 2014


Gillian recently presented her research at the 2014 International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris. Her presentation was titled ‘Feature vs Conjunction Searches: a robust manipulation of perceptual load?’.