Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search



You are here News > Archive > Earlier

News Archive : Pre 2013

2012

TCD Psychology Alumni Dinner – 14th September 2012.

The School hosted an alumni dinner on 14 September 2012 in the College Dining Hall. This was the first time such a dinner had been held since the 30th anniversary in 1992. The dinner was attended by the Provost and graduates from as long ago as 1969, as well as a number of former staff. Attendees found it to be a wonderful opportunity to reunite with former classmates and teachers. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening – and the kind of occasion that we must ensure occurs on a more regular basis in future.

- Psychology 50 Masterclass: Professor Paul Kennedy, 5th December 2012, 4-5pm

- Psychology 50 Master Class: Professor David Lewkowicz, , Florida Atlantic University, 25th June 2012

-Psychology 50 Master Class: Professor Aidan Moran, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UCD ‘ Imagination in Action: Mental Practice and Skilled Performance in Sport and Surgery’

-Psychology 50 Master Class: Prof. Sheila Greene, "Developmental Psychology: Enduring issues, problematic responses" 28th March 2012

- Psychology 50 Master Class: Professor Richard Carson, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience of Ageing, (Neurobehavioural Enhancement), TCD.

- Five Psychology students awarded Scholarships

- Happy? Lab features in Science Direct

- Science Gallery launches Happy? Lab

-Interview with best-selling author Oliver James on his book Affluenza; conducted by Prof Ian Robertson

-Research by Prof Ruth Byrne, Prof Shane O Mara, and Prof Ian Robertson is featured in an art exhibition at the RHA

-Research by HDip student Brian McIntyre featured in Irish Times article

-Dragon’s Den of Mental Health

- Growing Up in Ireland - First Results from Qualitative Child Cohort

- Irish Times interview with Prof Sheila Greene

- CRC Children and Young Adults e-zine

2011

- H.Dip. Psychology Student receives award for 'Best Paper' in the Journal of Postgraduate Research

- Prof. Fiona Newell receives SFI Principal Investigator Award

- Psychology Students included on the inaugural Dean of Students' Roll of Honour

- Four Psychology students awarded Scholarships

- Prof. Shane O'Mara elected member of the Royal Irish Academy

- Irish Times interview with Prof Shane O'Mara

- ADDUP Project featured as a case study in high impact research

- Dr. Elizabeth Nixon guest lecturer at Anti-Bullying Conference

- Prof. Shane O'Mara guest lecturer Innovation Dublin 2011

32nd ISPA Conference 20th - 24th July, TCD

Applications invited for the Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Ageing (Now Closed)

TSM Psychology Student Darren Allen co-winner of 2010 Trinity Annual Fund Student Award

Psychology student, Darren Allen, was announced as one of two overall winners of the 2010 Trinity Annual Fund Student Awards. The winners, chosen from a shortlist of five finalists, were recognised for their achievements at a ceremony in TCD this week (8th April).

The purpose of the awards is to recognise students who have made an outstanding contribution to Trinity life in the past year through contributing to sports clubs, societies and other areas of College life. Speaking at the event John Dillon, Alumni Director said: “It never ceases to amaze me how students commit themselves to improving the College experience for others. These awards are a great way of recognising these students and their contributions each year. All five finalists have set an excellent example not only to their peers but to the entire College community.”

Since his first year in College Darren Allen has acted as a Trinity Access Programmes Ambassador, volunteering and speaking at events and taking part in the TAP shadowing days. He is also heavily involved in the Dublin University Judo Club and has competed at inter-varsity level, acted as a coach to other club members and has served in the position of Public Relations Officer, Safety Officer and is currently Vice-Captain of the Club. Darren has also started volunteering as a lab assistant in the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience.

Psychology undergraduate student receives gold medal at the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland

Psychology student Clíodhna O’Connor (senior sophister 08/09) received one of the 13 gold medals presented to Trinity College students at the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland recently (20th October). The awards, which are open to undergraduates from Irish universities, aim to recognise and reward Ireland’s most innovative young minds and were presented by President McAleese.

The winners were selected through an academic review process by 33 separate panels made up of leading figures from across Irish academia, the public, private and citizen sector. This year over 1,600 submissions were received made up of papers, essays and dissertations produced as part of normal course work during each academic year. In addition to receiving a gold medal for their submissions each students winning essays will be published in an annual journal.

During her presentation President McAleese said: “These awards encourage our top undergraduates to believe in the validity of their work and in their entitlement to a public place of respect within scholarly discourse.” President McAleese also acknowledged the role played by undergraduates in advancing Ireland’s ambition to be not just a smart economy but a just, decent and sophisticated society.

The Undergraduate Awards of Ireland were established on 29th October 2008 and in its inaugural year it received submissions from disciplines as diverse as chemistry, economics, linguistics, drama and business to name but a few. The winners included 13 students from TCD, 11 from UCD, six from NUI Galway, five from UCC, three from UL, two from NUI Maynooth and one from QUB. They were each commended for their achievement at an award ceremony in the Royal Irish Academy.

TCIN 10th Anniversary Symposium 9 November 2010

Growing Up in Ireland Infant Cohort Data Archived

'Parenting Styles and Discipline' Reports Launched

Growing Up in Ireland Child Cohort Data Archived

PhD Programme in Child & Youth Research Launched

2010

Research Assistant Positions - external

Eastern Vocational Enterprises Limited (EVE Limited) is anticipating the receipt of a Health Service Executive grant to assist in the development of Stage 4 development of its mental health research project: ‘The Recovery Context Inventory’.

On this basis, E.V.E. limited wishes to appoint a two Research Assistants on a full-time, 6-month fixed purpose contract basis, subject to confirmation of funding.

The successful candidate will possess: an Honours degree in Psychology or Social Science; good research and report writing skills, I.T. skills and competence in SPSS.
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a particular understanding of the factors that influence mental health recovery.

This position is now closed.

Applications invited for the Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Ageing

This position is now closed.

32nd ISPA Conference 20th - 24th July, TCD

TSM Psychology Student Darren Allen co-winner of 2010 Trinity Annual Fund Student Award

Psychology student, Darren Allen, was announced as one of two overall winners of the 2010 Trinity Annual Fund Student Awards. The winners, chosen from a shortlist of five finalists, were recognised for their achievements at a ceremony in TCD this week (8th April).

The purpose of the awards is to recognise students who have made an outstanding contribution to Trinity life in the past year through contributing to sports clubs, societies and other areas of College life. Speaking at the event John Dillon, Alumni Director said: “It never ceases to amaze me how students commit themselves to improving the College experience for others. These awards are a great way of recognising these students and their contributions each year. All five finalists have set an excellent example not only to their peers but to the entire College community.”

Since his first year in College Darren Allen has acted as a Trinity Access Programmes Ambassador, volunteering and speaking at events and taking part in the TAP shadowing days. He is also heavily involved in the Dublin University Judo Club and has competed at inter-varsity level, acted as a coach to other club members and has served in the position of Public Relations Officer, Safety Officer and is currently Vice-Captain of the Club. Darren has also started volunteering as a lab assistant in the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience.

Psychology undergraduate student receives gold medal at the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland

Psychology student Clíodhna O’Connor (senior sophister 08/09) received one of the 13 gold medals presented to Trinity College students at the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland recently (20th October). The awards, which are open to undergraduates from Irish universities, aim to recognise and reward Ireland’s most innovative young minds and were presented by President McAleese.

The winners were selected through an academic review process by 33 separate panels made up of leading figures from across Irish academia, the public, private and citizen sector. This year over 1,600 submissions were received made up of papers, essays and dissertations produced as part of normal course work during each academic year. In addition to receiving a gold medal for their submissions each students winning essays will be published in an annual journal.

During her presentation President McAleese said: “These awards encourage our top undergraduates to believe in the validity of their work and in their entitlement to a public place of respect within scholarly discourse.” President McAleese also acknowledged the role played by undergraduates in advancing Ireland’s ambition to be not just a smart economy but a just, decent and sophisticated society.

The Undergraduate Awards of Ireland were established on 29th October 2008 and in its inaugural year it received submissions from disciplines as diverse as chemistry, economics, linguistics, drama and business to name but a few. The winners included 13 students from TCD, 11 from UCD, six from NUI Galway, five from UCC, three from UL, two from NUI Maynooth and one from QUB. They were each commended for their achievement at an award ceremony in the Royal Irish Academy.

2009

Lecture by Prof. Theodora Duka, University of Sussex

Prof. Theodora Duka of the University of Sussex will give a lecture on Thursday 23rd April at 4pm in Theatre 11 in the Lloyd Building titled "The impact of repeated ethanol exposure on cognitive and emotional competence: Evidence from alcoholic patients and binge drinkers."

For further information about Prof. Duka's research interests, please see the following website:

www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/8980

Joint Research Seminar

The School of Social Work and Social Policy and the School of Psychology will be holding a Joint Methodology Seminar on 6th May 2009 at 1pm in RM 3080 in the Arts Building.

Professor John W Berry (Queen's University, Ontario) will be presenting a paper entitled; "Issues and challenges in large scale multinational and quantitative research".

Professor John W. Berry (PhD., University of Edinburgh) is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Queen's University, Canada. He received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Athens, and the Université de Geneve in 2001. He has published over 30 books in the areas of cross-cultural, social and cognitive psychology. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His main research interests are in the areas of acculturation and intercultural relations, with an emphasis on applications to immigration, multicultural, educational and health policy.

31st Annual Psychology Student Congress

This year's 31st Annual Psychology Student Congress will be hosted by Trinity's Psychological Society (PsychSoc) on the 17th and 18th of April. Undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited to give either an oral or poster presentation of their research. The deadline for submission of registration forms is Friday the 13th of March (Thursday the 12th of March for TCD students). For more information, please see our website http://psychsoc.csc.tcdlife.ie

Metropolis: Crowd Control @ the Science Gallery

The event runs from Tuesday March 24th until Sunday March 29th and will feature a big-screen stereo demonstration of the Metropolis system, interactive demos, experiments, movie screenings and talks. For further information please see: http://www.sciencegallery.com/

2008

Wellcome Trust And New Scientist Essay Competition 2008

November 2008

Retirement Of Professor Ray Fuller

September 2008