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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.

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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.

Last updated 28 October 2011 School of Psychology (Email).