Biography

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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Research Expertise

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).2007

    Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol): The British Psychological Society.2005

    Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.): The Psychological Society of Ireland.2017

    Registered Psychologist (Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I.): The Psychological Society of Ireland.2006

    Visiting Research Fellow, Glyndwr University, Wales.2009

    British Psychological Society: Verified Assessor for Level A and B (Occupational) Psychometric Training.2010

    Master in Arts jure officii (TCD).2016

    Recognition for work (founding member) regarding the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology (Psychological Society of Ireland).2011

Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of The British Psychological Society.2007 – Present

Associate Fellow (A.F.Ps.S.I.) of The Psychological Society of Ireland.2007 – Present

Founding Member of the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology of the Psychological Society of Ireland.2008 – Present

Founding Member of the Coaching Special Interest Group of the Psychological Society of Ireland.2008 – Present

Member of PSI Standing Committee on Psychometric Testing of the Psychological Society of Ireland.2010 – 2013

Member of the Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology of The British Psychological Society.2008 – Present

Member of the Psychology of Education Section of The British Psychological Society.2013 – Present

Member of Division of Work and Organizational Psychology of the Psychological Society of Ireland.2008 – Present

Member of the Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group of the Psychological Society of Ireland.2016 – Present

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.2000 – 2004

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.2003 – 2013

Committee Member and Ireland Representative of The British Psychological Society Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PSYPAG).2000 – 2002

Trustee and Board Member of "22q 11 Europe" - a supranational European network of 14 national organizations.2017

Trustee and Board Member of the national charity "22q11 Ireland" (CHY17647).2016

Chairperson of Board of Management (Ministerial appointment): Citywest and Saggart Community National School.2017

External Reviewer (Psychology) for The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia: FCT).2009

Founding Editor of the International Journal of Inclusion in Education and Society (IJIES).2019

Editorial Board of Societies (ISSN: 2075-4698).2020

Editorial Board of PRACTICE - Contemporary Issues in Practitioner Education (2018 - present) (ISSN: 2578-3858 [Print] 2578-3866 [Online]).2015

Editorial Board of The Welsh Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 2045-7820).2011

Editorial Board of The Irish Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 0191-8869).2006

Member of the Scientific Committee for the Journal of Quantitative Psychological Research (JQPR: Senior Editor - Division of Educational Psychology) (ISSN: 2009-454X).2008

Book Reviewer for PsycCRITIQUES - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.2013

Consulting Reader for Psychological Reports (ISSN: 0033-2941).2008

Special Book Reviewer for PsycCRITIQUES - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.2013

Special Reviewer for McGraw-Hill Publishers.2014

Reviewer for Aggressive Behavior (ISSN: 1098-2337).2004

Reviewer for the Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (previously Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling) (ISSN: 2055-6365 [Print], 2055-6373 [Online]).2010

Reviewer for British Journal of Developmental Psychology (ISSN: 0261-510X [Print], 2044-835X [Online]).2015

Reviewer for Child Welfare Journal.2015

Reviewer for Childcare in Practice (ISSN: 1357-5279 [Print], 1476-489X [Online]).2008

Reviewer for Current Issues in Education (ISSN: 1099-839X).2017

Reviewer for Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace (ISSN: 1802-7962).2012

Reviewer for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (ISSN: 2152-2715).2010

Reviewer for Educational Psychology.2018

Reviewer for Educational Research (ISSN: 0013-1881).2010

Reviewer for First Monday (ISSN: 1396-0466).2017

Reviewer for the International Journal of Bullying Prevention (ISSN: 2523-3653 [Print], ISSN: 2523-3661 [Online]).2018

Reviewer for the International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (IJHRDM) (ISSN: 1465-6612 [Print], 1741-5160 [Online]).2015

Reviewer for the International Journal of Inclusive Education (ISSN: 1360-3116 [Print], 1464-5173 [Online]).2019

Reviewer for the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (ISSN: 1746-725X [Print], 1746-7268 [Online]).2017

Reviewer for the International Journal of Manpower (ISSN: 0143-7720).2017

Reviewer for the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion (ISSN: 1462-3730 [Print], 2049-8543 [Online]).2017

Reviewer for the International Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention (ISSN: 2497-2495).2017

Reviewer for Irish Educational Studies (ISSN: 0332-3315).2015

Reviewer for the Irish Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 0303-3910 [Print], 2158-0812 [Online]).2005

Reviewer for the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (ISSN: 1052-9284).2014

Reviewer for the Journal of Emotional and Behavioural Disorders (ISSN: 1063-4266).2015

Reviewer for the Journal of Technology in Human Services (ISSN: 1522-8991 [Print], 1522-8835 [Online]).2015

Reviewer for Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (ISSN: 1752-4520).2015

Reviewer for Psychological Reports (ISSN: 0033-2941).2006

Reviewer for Psychiatria Danubina (ISSN: 0353-5053 [Print], 1849-0867 [Online]).2017

Reviewer for Psychology, Health and Medicine (ISSN: 1354-8506 [Print], 1465-3966 [Online]).2017

Reviewer for Sage Open.2016

Reviewer for Social, Behaviour and Personality (ISSN: 0301-2212 [Print], 1179-6391 [Online]).2008

Reviewer for Youth and Society (ISSN: 0044-118X).2008

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.2019

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.2018

External Examiner for Psychological Society of Ireland Recognised Undergraduate Degree in Applied Psychology: Athlone Institute of Technology.2018

External Examiner for Diploma in Social and Psychological Health Studies: University College Cork.2016

External Examiner for Psychological Society of Ireland Recognised Undergraduate Degree in Psychology: National College of Ireland.2015

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.2014

External Examiner for Masters in Coaching Practice: University College Cork.2013

External Examiner for Masters in Applied Psychology (Coaching): University College Cork.2013

External Examiner for Masters in Applied Psychology (Guidance Counselling): University College Cork.2012

Member of QQI expert panel conducting a reengagement approval process of the internal quality assurance procedures of St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI).2020

External Reviewer for the Level 8 Award in Applied Psychology at Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland.2017

External Reviewer for the Level 8 Joint Honors Award in English and Psychology at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland.2017

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.2014

External Expert for Oscail in relation to the development of the programme documentation for their Psychology undergraduate programme.2013

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.2010

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.2010

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.2010

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.2008

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.2005

Visiting Research Fellow. Glyndwr University, Wales.2009

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.2020

External Subject Expert for the review of the "B.Sc. Psychology" programme. Collaborative partnership between Coventry University and the University of Cairo, Egypt.2020

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".2020

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.2020

External Examiner for Brian Devitt (Ph.D.: 2019): University of Limerick. Exploring the influence of Irish post primary teachers' profession on their perceived stress.2019

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.2019

External Examiner for Clara O'Byrne (Ph.D.: 2018): University of Limerick. "Being special": Intellectual disability, stigma and special education.2019

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.2015

External Examiner for Theresa Cleary (Ph.D.: 2013): University of Ulster. Music performance anxiety in children within the context of practical music exams.2013

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.2012

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.2008

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