Dr Maeve Doyle
PhD MA PgDip AFHEA BA
- Research Interests
- Research Supervision
- Engagement and Collaboration
Dr Doyle’s PhD research focused on unemployment and mental health in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This included analysis of data from the Northern Ireland Study of Health and Stress. It also examined the role of suicidal ideation for people who are unemployed. Mental health is a research area of significance for Dr Doyle, and she was interviewed for two mental health podcasts, Laois Connects and Mind Your Loaf in 2020. While working with Autistic children through Applied Behaviour Analysis, she completed a PgDip in ABA and examined the role of alternative communication aids for autistic children. As current project manager for Athena SWAN in the Dept. of Humanities her interest in research examining gender and broader equality, diversity and inclusion has increased. This has included research looking at student parents during COVID-19. Another area of interest for her is teaching and learning. In 2018, she received gold, silver and bronze awards from the Social Policy Education: Enhancing Digital Skills (SPEEDS) project. This continues to be an area she is extremely interested in.
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
Murphy, M., McDonnell, D.P., & Joyce, K. (2021, May 27-28). The Student Voice - A Student, a Parent [Conference Presentation]. EdTech 2021: Shaping Education Post Pandemic: Pockets of Innovation for ‘Building Back Better'. Online Conference, Ireland. https://ilta.ie/
McDonnell, D. P. & Murphy, M. (2021, May 27-28). Education 4.0 – Practical Considerations for Learning at Home [Conference Presentation]. EdTech 2021: Shaping Education Post Pandemic: Pockets of Innovation for ‘Building Back Better’. Online Conference, Ireland. https://ilta.ie
Murphy M., & Raftery, D. (2018, June 21-22). “It’s a learning curve” developing digital competency in educators alongside appropriate use of technology for students. [Conference Presentation]. Dariah Ireland 2018, Ireland. https://dariah.ie
Murphy, M., & Raftery, D. (2018, May 31st -June 1st). Gasta Presentation – Psychology Twittering’s for Applied Social Care [Conference Presentation]. EdTech 2018 Conference, Ireland. https://ilta.ie
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
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
- Substance dependency and suicide
- Classroom responses systems
- Technology aids to teaching
- Quantitative research