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Dr Brendan Rooney


Brendan Rooney

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Psychology
01 716 8392
University College Dublin, School of Psychology, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


My research interests include social cognition, (visual) perception and how cognitive and emotional processes interact in the context of media, arts and entertainment. I have a strong interest in research design, methods and analysis and I currently teach on the research methods and statistics modules in the UCD School of Psychology. Through my research and teaching, I have worked in a number of interdisciplinary and international research teams, with creative and entertainment industry experts (such as animators, filmmakers, and designers), philosophers, computer scientists and engineers, film and humanities scholars, and cognitive neuroscientists.I previously lectured in the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, the National College of Art and Design, and the National Film School. I founded and currently chair the Psychological Society of Ireland's Special Interest Group for Media, the Arts and Cyberpsychology, and I am a member of the Society for the Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image( )


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • M Litt
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • LIN Certificate in Learning and Teaching for 3rd Level
    Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland
  • Research Supervisor Support & Development Programme
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland