I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, University College Dublin.Previous to this I was a Research Assistant with the Center for Innovative Human Systems at the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin. I obtained my PhD in Psychology funded by the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD Programme (PRTLI Cycle 5), based at University College Cork.
My research resides within Psychology and Human Computer Interaction. I am particularly interested in working with vulnerable groups within the community, finding ways to empower and air their voices. My PhD focused on supporting positive interactions within dementia relationships of care. This saw me in the role of researcher, advocate, and educator. While at Trinity College Dublin, I researched the areas of emergency management, and law enforcement agency processes, exploring what can motivate and facilitate change within them. Presently, my work at UCD is on an Enterprise Ireland-funded research project examining user attitudes towards health technologies and care. I am involved in the qualitative investigation of patients’ attitudes/cognitions, for subsequent inclusion within a patient-focused psychometric tool.
I’m passionate about people, their stories and how our material environment allows us to express these stories and/ or indeed shape them; experience, identity, design, and health are my usual vernacular.
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