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The Discipline welcomes two new PhD students funded by Provost’s PhD Project Awards.

PhD candidates Rachel McCauley and Shalaleh Karkon have commenced their scholarships under the supervision of PIs Dr Geraldine Foley and Dr Deirdre Connolly respectively. The PI-led work under Dr Geraldine Foley will focus on mechanisms of support exchange between patients and family caregivers in palliative care. The PI-led work under Dr Deirdre Connolly will test the effectiveness of a fatigue management intervention for work.

 

Rachel McCauley (PhD candidate) holds a BSc in Applied Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. Shalaleh Karkon (PhD candidate) holds a BSc in Biology and Psychology and an MSc in Applied Psychology.

4th October, 2019


Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, co-applicant on HRB funded award in health services research study for people with Parkinson’s Disease

A HSR project to map out Parkinson’s Disease needs and services in Ireland in which Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, is a co-investigator, has been awarded full funding by the HRB. The Lead PI is Dr Suzanne Timmons (UCC).

18th July, 2019


PhD conferrals for student and staff in the Discipline

Congratulations to Dr Lauren Boland and to Dr Catherine Elliott O’Dare who were both conferred with a PhD on the 21st June. Dr Boland’s PhD was supervised by Dr Deirdre Connolly, Associate Professor, Discipline of Occupational Therapy. Dr Catherine Elliott O’Dare, Assistant Professor in Social Policy, completed her PhD in the School of Social Work & Social Policy at TCD. Her PhD was supervised by Professor Virpi Timonen and by Dr Catherine Conlon at the School of Social Work & Social Policy.

21st June, 2019


Graduating Occupational Therapy Students 2019

Congratulations to the Occupational Therapy final year class of 2019 who graduated on the 21st June. Congratulations also to our 4th year Singapore students who graduated in absentia. The Discipline of Occupational Therapy wishes all the graduates the very best in their future careers.

20th June, 2019


Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, invited speaker at AIIHPC All Ireland Seminar on Designing and Developing Technologies for Palliative Care

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, was an invited speaker at an AIIHPC All Ireland Seminar on Designing and Developing Technologies for Palliative Care, June 12th. Dr Foley provided an overview of the complexities within the micro and macro contexts of palliative care and end-of-life care, and how technology use shapes or is shaped by complexities in care. The AIIHPC All Ireland Seminar on Designing and Developing Technologies for Palliative Care was funded by the AIIHPC with support from the HRB and the HSC Public Health Agency (Research and Development).

12th June, 2019


Dr Catherine Elliott O'Dare, Assistant Professor in Social Policy speaks to her social-gerontology research on intergenerational friendship (IGF)

Congratulations to Dr Catherine Elliott O'Dare, Assistant Professor in Social Policy, who in the Irish Times, speaks to her social-gerontology research on intergenerational friendship (IGF). See link for further details.

4th May 2019


Dr Catherine Elliott O’Dare, Assistant Professor in Social Policy, publishes in Journal of Aging Studies

Congratulations to Dr Catherine Elliott O’Dare, Assistant Professor in Social Policy, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, on her recent publication in Journal of Aging Studies (Impact Factor: 1.228, 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.965) The publication can be accessed here

4th February 2019


 


Seeking to appoint a fully-funded PhD candidate under the Provost’s PhD Project Award

Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor Dr. Geraldine Foley, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, is seeking to appoint a fully-funded PhD candidate under the Provost’s PhD Project Awards. The PhD Scholarship covers tuition fees (EU or non-EU) and an annual stipend of €16,000 for four years. The research is focused within palliative care and the project lends itself to a candidate from one of many research areas/disciplines or cognate fields: Allied Healthcare (including the therapy-based professions and Social Work), Nursing, Health Services Research, Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare Policy, Research methods, Psychology, Medical Sociology, and Social Sciences. See Provost’s PhD Project Award for full details.

4th February 2019

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