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Joyce Senior

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Education
01 716 7980
University College Dublin, School of Education, Roebuck Castle Belfield Dublin 4

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Dr. Joyce Senior is Director of the Professional Doctorate in Educational Psychology. She was previously programme director for the Master of Education (Additional Support Needs) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs. Her work as a primary teacher and educational psychologist traversed all sectors of the Irish education system including primary, post-primary and third level. Her research interests focus on educational provision for children with complex behavioural and learning phenotypes associated with genetic and neurological conditions. She has published nationally and internationally in peer reviewed journals in the areas of genetic and neurological conditions (epilepsy, ADHD, Williams Syndrome, fragile x syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome) and factors influencing inclusion and belonging in school, in particular for children with additional needs and disabilities.


  • College Lecturer
    University College Dublin30 Dec 1999


  • BEd
    Trinity College Dublin
  • MEd
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin