Ms Áine Ní Ghráda
Research assistant, Get Wise About Your Health
Qualifications: BA (Irish and Journalism) Dublin City University, Hdip (Psychology) University College Dublin, MSc (Forensic Psychology) Cardiff Metropolitan University
Research interests: mental health, social inclusion, gender equality, language development, developmental conditions
Áine is the Research Assistant for the 'Get Wise About Your Health' team at TCAID.
She works as part of the team to co-create and deliver an innovative online platform in conjunction with people with intellectual disability (ID).
Prior to joining TCAID, Áine worked as a Research Assistant with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, on a nationwide Randomised Control Trial, measuring the effectiveness of social prescribing for people with multimorbidity in socially deprived areas. Áine has also worked as an Assistant Psychologist in a HSE life span service where she supported young people and their families with a wide range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural needs.
She has co-authored two published peer-reviewed systematic reviews on the use of psychotherapies among different populations. A third journal article co-authored by Áine, a feasibility study of parent led CBT for children with autism spectrum conditions, is currently in press. Áine regularly presents and discusses her MSc thesis research, on image-based sexual abuse among bystanders, at conferences and in the media.
Publications'The application and adoption of four ‘third wave’ psychotherapies for mental health difficulties and aggression within correctional and forensic settings: A systematic review’ in Journal of Aggression and Violent Behaviour
‘Revenge Porn: An exploration of young males’ attitudes and perceptions towards Image-based sexual abuse’ PSI Early Graduate Conference, Galway , 2018
‘Technology & Me: technology's role in the inclusion of adults with intellectual disabilities’ 6th IASSID Europe Congress, 2021
‘Digi-ID: Digital skills education to support better health, well-being and social inclusion outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities’ 6th IASSID Europe Congress, 2021