Maeve Murphy

BA (Hons) MA Pg Dip

Assistant Lecturer

D506, Department of Humanities, Carlow Campus

e: maeve.murphy@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175319

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8809-4528

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Following completion of my degree in psychology, I went on to complete my Masters in Addiction Studies. My postgraduate research was conducted in The Dochas Centre looking at addiction and criminality in women. Following this I went to work as an ABA tutor for children with Autism and gained a PgDip in Applied Behaviour Analysis. During this time I undertook research projects on augmentative communication aids with a child with autism. I have been involved in data collection for studies on bystander effect and bullying and also for the Ulster University Student Wellbeing Study as part of the WHO Mental Health International College Student Project. Currently, I am undertaking my PhD in Unemployment and Mental Health with Ulster University. This involves data collection from the Republic of Ireland and secondary data analysis from the Northern Ireland Study of Health and Stress as part of the World Mental Health Surveys. Some of these early findings have been presented at the Northern Ireland Psychological Society conferences.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Murphy, M. & Raftery, D. (2020) “Tweet tweet”. Evaluating applied social care students opinions of engaging with contemporary research and debate through Twitter, Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning 5(1) https://doi.org/10.22554/ijtel.v511.55

 

Conference Presentations: Oral

McEvoy, N. Wemyss, A. Doyle, M. & Healy O. (2009). Augmentative and Alternative Communication as a teaching aid to verbal behaviour acquisition in autism spectrum disorder and developmental verbal dyspraxia.  Paper presented at the Division of Behaviour Analysis Annual Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Doyle, M. & Healy, O. (2010). To assess the clarity and intelligibility of speech using a vocal output  communication aid in a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presented at the Division of Behaviour Analysis Annual Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Doyle, M. O’ Neill, S. Murphy, S. & Bunting, B. (2014). Unemployment and mental health in Northern Ireland. Paper presented at the Northern Ireland British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Conference Presentations: Poster

Doyle, M. O’ Neill, S. Murphy, S. & Bunting B. (2013) Unemployment and Mental Health. Presented at the Northern Ireland British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Doyle, M. McLaughlin, C. Prentice, G & Harris-Byrne, S. (2014). Bystander effect and bullying: An application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Presented at the Northern Ireland British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Research Supervision

Current undergraduate research students include:
  • Inclusion in early childhood settings
  • Technology aids for children with additional needs
  • Gender specific play
  • Benefits of creative art therapy
  • Bilingualism in early childhood settings
Areas of Interest
  • Mental health – particularly mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Substance dependency and suicide
  • Unemployment
  • Autism
  • ABA
  • Classroom responses systems
  • Technology aids to teaching
  • Quantitative research

Engagement and Collaboration