Conor Mc Guckin graduated from the University of Ulster with a B.Sc. (Hons.: First Class) in Psychology and Organizational Science, and from the Open University with a B.Sc. (Open) degree. He gained his Ph.D. in Psychology for his research exploring bully/victim problems among the Province's school pupils. This thesis explored the prevalence of bully/victim problems from a multiple indicator approach, explored differential psychometric measurement issues, and the association between involvement in bully/victim problems and various individual difference variables (e.g., psychological health, physical health, depression, happiness, self-esteem, religiosity, personality).
Conor is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with The British Psychological Society), a Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol.Ps.S.I.) with The Psychological Society of Ireland, and a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with The British Science Council.
Conor is also an Associate Fellow of both The British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and The Psychological Society of Ireland (A.F.Ps.S.I.).
Conor's research interests are in the areas of psychology applied to educational policy and processes, educational psychology, bully/victim problems among children and adults, special educational needs, disability, intellectual disability, rare disease, and psychometrics.
Publications and Further Research Outputs
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Adolescent Psychology; Adult & Continuing Education; Adult Education; Alternative Modes Education; ANTI-BULLYING POLICY; Applied Psychology; Basic Skills Education; Behavioral Science Education; Behavioural Psychology; BEREAVEMENT; Bereavement studies; BULLY; BULLY-VICTIM; BULLY/VICTIM PROBLEMS; Bullying; bullying in healthcare; Bullying, Harassment and Violence in School & the Workplace; Child & Educational Psychology Issues; Child Health Psychology; Child Psychology/Development; Children with an Intellectual Disability; Computer Education/Literacy; Computers & Education; CONTINUING-EDUCATION; Counseling/Guidance Education; Cyberbullying; Death, Dying and Bereavement; Developmental Psychology; DISTANCE EDUCATION; Early childhood education; Early Years Education; EDUCATION; Education and training; Education and Work; education intervention; EDUCATION LEVEL; Education policy; Education research; Educational Administration and Policy; Educational assessment of Students; educational differentiation; Educational Disadvantage; Educational disadvantage in children; Educational Evaluation/Assessment; educational inequality; EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION; Educational Leadership and Management; EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT; Educational Modes/Psychology/Theory; Educational Planning/Policy; Educational Psychology; Educational Testing/Measurement; EDUCATIONAL-ATTAINMENT; Elementary Education; Elementary/Secondary Education; Emotionally Disturbed Education; Genetic Psychology; Gifted or Talented Education; Handicapped Education; Heritage language education; High School Education; Higher Education; Higher education access; Higher education student mental health; Inclusive Education; Infant Psychology; Initial Teacher Education; Intellectual Disability; Learning Disabled Education; Orphan/Rare Diseases; Parent Education; Pre-School Education; Precollegiate Education--Special Education; prevention of bullying; Primary education; Professional Education; Professional education and development; PSYCHOEDUCATION; Psychology; Psychology of Exceptional Children; Psychometrics; Public Education; rare diseases; rare diseases ; Remedial Education; RETURNS TO EDUCATION; School Bullying; SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES; Social Psychology; special educational needs; Special Needs Education; SPECIAL-EDUCATION; teacher education; Teacher Education Issues; THE BULLYING PLAY; Traditional Bullying; Transition from primary to post-primary education; Values/Moral Education
Publications and Further Research Outputs
Chartered Scientist (CSci): The Science Council (UK).
Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol): The British Psychological Society.
Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.): The Psychological Society of Ireland.
Registered Psychologist (Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I.): The Psychological Society of Ireland.
Visiting Research Fellow, Glyndwr University, Wales.
British Psychological Society: Verified Assessor for Level A and B (Occupational) Psychometric Training.
Master in Arts jure officii (TCD).
Recognition for work (founding member) regarding the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology (Psychological Society of Ireland).
Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of The British Psychological Society.
Associate Fellow (A.F.Ps.S.I.) of The Psychological Society of Ireland.
Founding Member of the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Founding Member of the Coaching Special Interest Group of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Member of PSI Standing Committee on Psychometric Testing of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Member of the Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology of The British Psychological Society.
Member of the Psychology of Education Section of The British Psychological Society.
Member of Division of Work and Organizational Psychology of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Member of the Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Committee Member of The British Psychological Society (Northern Ireland Branch). Various roles - e.g., Editor of Branch Newsletter, Press and Media Representative, and Post-graduate Representative.
Committee Member of The Psychological Society of Ireland. Various roles - e.g., Psychometrics Committee, Joint Secretary of External Relations Panel, Member of Conference Committee, Press and Media Representative, Presidential Advisory Group on the Public Understanding of Psychology, Committee Member of the Division of Teachers and Researchers, and Treasurer of the Division of Teachers and Researchers.
Committee Member and Ireland Representative of The British Psychological Society Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PSYPAG).
Trustee and Board Member of "22q 11 Europe" - a supranational European network of 14 national organizations.
Trustee and Board Member of the national charity "22q11 Ireland" (CHY17647).
Chairperson of Board of Management (Ministerial appointment): Citywest and Saggart Community National School.
External Reviewer (Psychology) for The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia: FCT).
Founding Editor of the International Journal of Inclusion in Education and Society (IJIES).
Editorial Board of Societies (ISSN: 2075-4698).
Editorial Board of PRACTICE - Contemporary Issues in Practitioner Education (2018 - present) (ISSN: 2578-3858 [Print] 2578-3866 [Online]).
Editorial Board of The Welsh Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 2045-7820).
Editorial Board of The Irish Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 0191-8869).
Member of the Scientific Committee for the Journal of Quantitative Psychological Research (JQPR: Senior Editor - Division of Educational Psychology) (ISSN: 2009-454X).
Book Reviewer for PsycCRITIQUES - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
Consulting Reader for Psychological Reports (ISSN: 0033-2941).
Special Book Reviewer for PsycCRITIQUES - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
Special Reviewer for McGraw-Hill Publishers.
Reviewer for Aggressive Behavior (ISSN: 1098-2337).
Reviewer for the Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (previously Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling) (ISSN: 2055-6365 [Print], 2055-6373 [Online]).
Reviewer for British Journal of Developmental Psychology (ISSN: 0261-510X [Print], 2044-835X [Online]).
Reviewer for Child Welfare Journal.
Reviewer for Childcare in Practice (ISSN: 1357-5279 [Print], 1476-489X [Online]).
Reviewer for Current Issues in Education (ISSN: 1099-839X).
Reviewer for Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace (ISSN: 1802-7962).
Reviewer for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (ISSN: 2152-2715).
Reviewer for Educational Psychology.
Reviewer for Educational Research (ISSN: 0013-1881).
Reviewer for First Monday (ISSN: 1396-0466).
Reviewer for the International Journal of Bullying Prevention (ISSN: 2523-3653 [Print], ISSN: 2523-3661 [Online]).
Reviewer for the International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (IJHRDM) (ISSN: 1465-6612 [Print], 1741-5160 [Online]).
Reviewer for the International Journal of Inclusive Education (ISSN: 1360-3116 [Print], 1464-5173 [Online]).
Reviewer for the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (ISSN: 1746-725X [Print], 1746-7268 [Online]).
Reviewer for the International Journal of Manpower (ISSN: 0143-7720).
Reviewer for the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion (ISSN: 1462-3730 [Print], 2049-8543 [Online]).
Reviewer for the International Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention (ISSN: 2497-2495).
Reviewer for Irish Educational Studies (ISSN: 0332-3315).
Reviewer for the Irish Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 0303-3910 [Print], 2158-0812 [Online]).
Reviewer for the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (ISSN: 1052-9284).
Reviewer for the Journal of Emotional and Behavioural Disorders (ISSN: 1063-4266).
Reviewer for the Journal of Technology in Human Services (ISSN: 1522-8991 [Print], 1522-8835 [Online]).
Reviewer for Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (ISSN: 1752-4520).
Reviewer for Psychological Reports (ISSN: 0033-2941).
Reviewer for Psychiatria Danubina (ISSN: 0353-5053 [Print], 1849-0867 [Online]).
Reviewer for Psychology, Health and Medicine (ISSN: 1354-8506 [Print], 1465-3966 [Online]).
Reviewer for Sage Open.
Reviewer for Social, Behaviour and Personality (ISSN: 0301-2212 [Print], 1179-6391 [Online]).
Reviewer for Youth and Society (ISSN: 0044-118X).
External Examiner for the Postgraduate Professional Certificate / Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education: Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE) and the Dublin City University.
External Examiner for suite of programmes (Level 8 & Level 9) related to Social Science, Social Studies, Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalytic Studies: Dublin Business School.
External Examiner for Psychological Society of Ireland Recognised Undergraduate Degree in Applied Psychology: Athlone Institute of Technology.
External Examiner for Diploma in Social and Psychological Health Studies: University College Cork.
External Examiner for Psychological Society of Ireland Recognised Undergraduate Degree in Psychology: National College of Ireland.
External Examiner for Postgraduate Certificate Special Education and Additional Needs / Postgraduate Diploma Special Education and Additional Needs / Masters in Arts Special Education and Additional Needs (including online): Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE) and the University of East London.
External Examiner for Masters in Coaching Practice: University College Cork.
External Examiner for Masters in Applied Psychology (Coaching): University College Cork.
External Examiner for Masters in Applied Psychology (Guidance Counselling): University College Cork.
Member of QQI expert panel conducting a reengagement approval process of the internal quality assurance procedures of St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI).
External Reviewer for the Level 8 Award in Applied Psychology at Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland.
External Reviewer for the Level 8 Joint Honors Award in English and Psychology at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland.
External Reviewer for the Postgraduate Certificate Special Education and Additional Needs / Postgraduate Diploma Special Education and Additional Needs / Masters in Arts Special Education and Additional Needs, a collaborative programme between the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE) and the CASS School of Education and Communities at the University of East London.
External Expert for Oscail in relation to the development of the programme documentation for their Psychology undergraduate programme.
External Examiner for HETAC Level 6 programmes (Certificate in International Business, Certificate in Sales & Management, Certificate in Tourism & Event Management, Certificate in Marketing and Media) for the International School of Business.
Member of Validation Panel for the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) in respect of BA (Hons) Arts degree programme (Level 8: National Framework of Qualifications) proposed by Independent Colleges.
External Reviewer for the Advanced Diploma in Professional Development (Adv. Dip. PD) Inclusive Education, a collaborative programme between the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE) and The School of Education at Queen's University Belfast.
Member of the Evaluation Panel for the CertHE in Combined Social and Behavioural Sciences (a level 1 programme: equivalent to Year One of a Degree course) at the Portadown Campus of Southern Regional College, a Partner College of University of Ulster.
Member of the Mid Life Review Panel for the Open University programmes: DSE212 Exploring Psychology, DXR222 Exploring Psychology Residential School [Project], and DZX222 Exploring Psychology [Online Project] programmes.
Visiting Research Fellow. Glyndwr University, Wales.
External Subject Expert for the review of the "M.Sc. Applied Psychology with Professional Experience". Collaborative partnership between Coventry University and the National Institute of Business Management, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Sri Lanka.
External Subject Expert for the review of the "B.Sc. Psychology" programme. Collaborative partnership between Coventry University and the University of Cairo, Egypt.
External Examiner for Mubarak Alshamsi (Ph.D.: 2020): Ulster University. "Development and reform of technical and vocational education in the UAE: the role and vision of the UAE leadership".
External Examiner for Lloyd Hughes (Ed.D.: 2020): Canterbury Christ Church University. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the ecological interface between teacher and disruptive student.
External Examiner for Brian Devitt (Ph.D.: 2019): University of Limerick. Exploring the influence of Irish post primary teachers' profession on their perceived stress.
External Examiner for Warren Symes (Ed.D.: 2019): Canterbury Christ Church University. Personalised learning in gifted education: Students' and teachers' perceptions of challenge in mathematics.
External Examiner for Clara O'Byrne (Ph.D.: 2018): University of Limerick. "Being special": Intellectual disability, stigma and special education.
External Examiner for Niels Jacobs (Ph.D.: 2015): Open University of the Netherlands. Online Pestkoppenstoppen: Development and evaluation of an online computer-tailored intervention for low-educated cyberbullying victims.
External Examiner for Theresa Cleary (Ph.D.: 2013): University of Ulster. Music performance anxiety in children within the context of practical music exams.
External Examiner for Justin Rami (Ph.D.: 2012): Dublin City University. The influence of Europe's education policies on the development of learning & assessment in the context of a higher education Institution in Ireland.
External Examiner for Margaret Denny (Ph.D.: 2008): University College Cork. Exploring how teaching for multiple intelligence using a multiple intelligence teaching approach affected student achievement in an undergraduate nursing education programme in Ireland.