I am a research assistant on the Early Intervention Ethics in Psychosis project (Psychosis: EIE). This project investigates the conceptualization and enactment of 'good practice' in early intervention in psychosis services, from the perspectives of service users and clinicians. A primary aim of the study is to contribute young people's voices to the examination of sensitive ethical issues in the implementation of early intervention services for psychosis.
Psychosis: EIE is a subproject under BeGOOD, a flagship research project held within the Neuroscience Ethics & Society team in the department of psychiatry, and funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award to Professor Ilina Singh. The project is highly interdisciplinary, bringing together expertise in empirical ethics, developmental psychopathology, anthropology and neuroscience.
I hold a Masters in Psychological Science (MPsychSc.) from University College Dublin (UCD), where I also obtained my BA in Psychology (Hons) in 2013.
Previous projects I have conducted include: Examining the Neurological Distinction between the Self as Content and the Self as Context, based on the teachings of Acceptance Commitment Therapy using EEG methods; and Exploring Stigma towards Individuals with Schizophrenia across Generation and Gender.
Throughout my studies, I worked as an assistant psychologist in the Dublin East Treatment and Early Care Team (DETECT, an early intervention service for psychosis.
My main research interests lie in psychopathology and lifespan development. During my postgraduate studies, I became passionate about the psychology of oppressed and impoverished communities and the movement within Liberation Psychology to conceptually and practically address the oppressive sociopolitical structure in which these individuals exist.