Research Team

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Dr. Philip Hyland

Maynooth University

Philip is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University. Philip is the Principal Investigator on the HRB/IRC funded project 'Assessing and protecting the mental health of the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic'. Read more about Philip here.


Dr. Frédérique Vallières

Trinity College Dublin

Frédérique is the Director of the Trinity Centre for Global Health at Trinity College Dublin. Frédérique's research focuses on the application of Psychology to Global Health, with a focus on Global Mental Health, Health System Strengthening, and Human Resources for Health. Read more about Frédérique here.

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Dr. Michael Daly

Maynooth University

Michael is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University. Michael's research focuses on the health and economic outcomes of childhood traits including self-control as gauged in large scale longitudinal research studies. Read more about Michael here.


Dr. Rebecca Maguire

Maynooth University

Rebecca is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University. Rebecca's primary research agenda focuses on health and wellbeing including examining the quality of life of cancer survivors and their caregivers, and how cognitive appraisals and representations of health influence people's wellbeing. Read more about Rebecca here.


Dr. Joanna McHugh-Power

Maynooth University

Joanna is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Maynooth University. Joanna's research area is focused on loneliness and social functioning in later life. She is particularly interested in formulating definitions of loneliness, understanding its impact on health outcomes such as cognitive aging and physical health, and evaluating interventions designed to reduce loneliness. Read more about Joanna here.

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Professor Mac MacLachlan

Maynooth University and the Health Service Executive

Malcolm “Mac” MacLachlan is Professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion, and Co-director of the ALL (Assisting Living & Learning) Institute at Maynooth University, Ireland. He is also the National Clinical Lead for Disability Services in the HSE (Irish Health Service). Read more about Mac here​.


Professor Mark Shevlin

Ulster University

Mark is a Professor of Psychology at Ulster University and an Honorary Professor of Psychological Research Methods and Statistics at the Southern University of Denmark. He is the Statistical Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and leader of the C19PRC in the UK. Read more about Mark here.


Dr. Eric Spikol

Maynooth University

Eric is an early career researcher with an interest in large population mental health and conspiratorial ideation. He is currently working as a Research Assistant for the Irish branch of the COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium study.