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Alan Carr

Full Professor Of Clinical Psychology, Head Of School

School of Psychology

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01 716 8740
alan.carr@ucd.ie
University College Dublin, School of Psychology, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

Professor Alan Carr, BA, MA, PhD, C Clin Psychol FPsI, C Psychol FBPsS, Reg FT (FTAI), ECP - is Head of the UCD School of Psychology (1999-2000, 2012-2015, 2016-2019). He has a personal chair in clinical psychology at UCD and is director of the doctoral programme in clinical psychology. He has a family therapy clinical practice at the Clanwilliam Institute, Dublin where he treats individuals couples and families with a range of psychological challenges across the lifespan. He has produced over 20 volumes and 200 papers and presentations in the areas of clinical psychology, family therapy and positive psychology. He has held research grants from the SSRC, the HRB, the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Crosscare Teen Counselling, Archways Families First, and the Daughters of Charity. In addition he has co-ordinated a sponsorship programme involving the Irish Health Service and agencies which since 1997 has supported the training of over 100 doctoral students in clinical psychology and involved funding of over 10 million Euro. He received the Award of Special Merit from the Psychological Society of Ireland in 2001 for his contribution to the development of clinical psychology training and research and was made a Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland in 2002. He was a visiting professor at the University of Aarhus in 2005 and was awarded a personal chair at UCD in 2006. In 2009 he was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and received the International Research Promotion Council, Eminent Scientist of the Year, Europe, award in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health. In 2011 he received an award from the European Family Therapy Association for his contribution to family therapy research.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Staff member
    University College Dublin, D Psych Science Department of Psychology1 Sep 1997 - 1 Sep 2003
  • Consultant Psychologist
    Clanwilliam Institute Dublin30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Clinical psychology Intern
    Queen's University, Kingston30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Senior tutor
    Maynooth University, Social Psychology30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Visiting Professor
    University of Aarhus, Denmark1 Sep 2005 - 1 Jul 2018
  • Head of School of Psychology
    University College Dublin, Psychology, Dublin, Ireland2016 - 2019
  • Head of School of Psychology
    University College Dublin, Psychology, Dublin, Ireland2012 - 2015
  • Full Professor of Clinical Psychology
    University College Dublin, Psychology, Dublin, Ireland2006 - present
  • Associate Dean for Research
    University College Dublin, Faculty of Human Sciences, Dublin, Ireland2004 - 2005
  • Professor of Clinical Psychology
    University College Dublin, Psychology, Dublin, Ireland2003 - 2006
  • Head of Psychology Department
    University College Dublin, Psychology, Dublin, Ireland1999 - 2000
  • Associate Professor (senior lecturer)
    University College Dublin, Psychology, Dublin, Ireland1997 - 2003
  • Assistant Professor
    University College Dublin, Psychology, Dublin, Ireland1992 - 1997

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Senior communications consultant
    Carr Communications Ltd1991 - 1992
  • Clinical psychologist
    Thurlow House Child and Family Centre1984 - 1991
  • Clinical psychologist
    Mater Hospital Child Guidance Clinic1980 - 1980
  • Clinical psychologist
    National Drug Advisory and Treatment Centre, Department of Psychology1977 - 1979

DEGREES

  • AFBPsS
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  • AFPsSI
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  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    Queen's University Kingston Ontario