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Eileen Doyle-Walsh

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Dr Eileen Doyle-Walsh
BA (Hons), MLitt, PhD in Psychology
 
Lecturer on BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education & Care, BA in Applied Social Studies (Social Care)
 
Research Experience
 
I completed a research masters and a PhD in psychology. These pieces of research focused on children’s ability to be reliable witnesses in Court. The research also used child-centred methods of exploring children’s perceptions and experiences of the court system. My research has used both qualitative and quantitative methods with child participants. I have presented my research at various conferences around Ireland.
 
Conference Presentations - Oral Presentations
- Doyle, E. & O Connell, M. (2000).  Urban Size Differences in Altruistic Behaviour & Attitudes to Schizophrenia using the Lost-Letter Technique.  Paper presented at the 21st Annual Congress of Psychology Students in Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland.  
- Doyle, E. & O Connell, M. (2000).  Urban Size Differences in Altruistic Behaviour & Attitudes to Schizophrenia using the Lost-Letter Technique.  Paper presented at the 31st Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Galway, Ireland.
- Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O Connell, M. (2004).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish Legal System.  Paper presented at the 35th Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Cork, Ireland.
- Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O Connell, M. (2005).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish Legal System.  Paper presented at the 27th Annual Congress of Psychology Students in Ireland, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O Connell, M. (2005).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish Legal System.  Paper presented at the 36th Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Derry, Northern Ireland.
 
Poster Presentations
- Doyle, E. & O Connell, M. (2002).  Factors Influencing Children’s Suggestibility: Implications for their Eyewitness Reports.  Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Waterford, Ireland.
 
Published Abstracts
- Doyle, E. & O’Connell, M. (2000).  Urban Size Differences in Altruistic Behaviour & Attitudes to Schizophrenia using the Lost-Letter Technique.  The Irish Psychologist, 26(8), 108. 
- Doyle, E. & O’Connell, M. (2000).  Urban Size Differences in Altruistic Behaviour & Attitudes to Schizophrenia using the Lost-Letter Technique.  The Irish Psychologist, 27(4), 54. 
- Doyle, E. & O’Connell, M. (2002).  Factors Influencing Children’s Suggestibility: Implications for their Eyewitness Reports.  The Irish Psychologist, 29(4), 62. 
- Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O’Connell, M. (2004).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish legal System.  The Irish Psychologist, 31(4) 122. 
- Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O’Connell, M. (2005).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish legal System.  The Irish Psychologist, 31(9), 258.
 
Research Interests
Child Psychology, child-centred research, qualitative research, children and the law and the influence of the media.
Current Research Projects
Research on student’s perceptions of rape and the attribution of blame in collaboration with Dr Suzanne Egan, Mary Immaculate, Limerick.