I am Associate Professor in Research Design and Analysis with the School of Psychology at University College Dublin. Having completed my PhD in the School I joined the staff team as a lecturer in 2000. My research interests cluster under the heading of Applied Health Research and Evaluation and I am involved in a number of projects in areas including intellectual disability, palliative care and health services research. The main focus of my teaching is in the area of research methods, including qualitative and quantitative approaches, and I am involved in the delivery of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I supervise postgraduate research students on the MPsychSc, MLitt, DPsychSc and PhD programmes. I was awarded a UCD Fellowship in Teaching and Academic Development for 2011-2013. I am Deputy Director of the UCD Centre for Disability Studies and jointly coordinate the MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. I was appointed by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, as their National Designated Expert in Research Methods in Intellectual Disability Research and have previously served as Interim Head of Research at the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care. I serve on a number of Boards and Committees in UCD and other organisations. I am Chair of the Board of the Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative.
- Associate ProfessorUniversity College Dublin, School of Psychology, Ireland1 Jan 2014
- College LecturerUniversity College Dublin, School of Psychology, Ireland2 Sep 2002 - 31 Dec 2013
- Assistant LecturerUniversity College Dublin, School of Psychology, Ireland1 Sep 2000 - 31 Aug 2002
- BAUniversity College Dublin
- PhDUniversity College Dublin