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Dr. Meg Ryan
Research Fellow, Psychology


Dr. Meg Ryan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Missing Link Project. This is a global initiative conducted in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross to develop supervision guidelines for use within mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming within humanitarian emergencies. This project uses action research approaches and involves collaboration with multiple NGOs and stakeholders in the MHPSS community.

Meg received a BA(Hons) in Psychology from TCD, where she also completed the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Her doctoral research was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Frédérique Vallieres, and explored the experience of providing crisis pregnancy counselling in Ireland during a period of legislative changes regarding abortion provision.

Meg currently works in private practice as a Counselling Psychologist where she specialises in trauma-informed care. Her research interests include psychotraumatology, feminist informed psychotherapy, global mental health, reproductive health and crisis pregnancy counselling.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ryan, M., Nolan, A., & Vallières, F., Lifting the cloak of secrecy: Experiences of providing crisis pregnancy counselling in a changing legislative context in Ireland, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 22, (1), 2021, p22 - 31 Journal Article, 2021

Research Expertise


My research interests include global mental health, psychotraumatology and feminist informed psychotherapy.


Clinical psychology; Counselling Psychology ; Feminist Psychotherapy ; Health, Clinical and Counselling; Psychology of women and perspectives on personhood; Psychotherapy Research ; Psychotraumatology; Qualitative Methodology ; Reproductive Health


Awards and Honours

Ray Fuller Prize in Psychology 2016


Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland 2017

Founding member of the PSI Special Interest Group in Human Rights & Psychology 2021