Project Collaborators

Alan Carr, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr. Alan Carr is the Chair of Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, as well as the Head of School of Psychology in UCD. He is a prestigious researcher in Clinical Psychology, with expertise on psychological adjustment of survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland. From 2005-2010 he led the Government funded research project on institutional abuse in Ireland and published several high-impact journal articles on the topic. He is regarded as a leading expert on positive psychology and adjustment.

Gerard Leavey, Prof. Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Gerard Leavey is a professor at Ulster University, Northern Ireland, as well as the Director of the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing. He has a long-standing background in mental health research, with his principal areas of interest predominantly focusing on mental illness, help-seeking behaviour, and service use in minorities and disadvantaged populations.

Philip Hyland, Dr. 

Dr. Philip Hyland is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the National College of Ireland, in Dublin, Ireland, as well as a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. His research primarily focuses on studying psychological responses to traumatic life events and disorders associated with stress (Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Complex-PTSD). His research interests also include the areas of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), and criminal psychology.

Research Assistants

Grainne McGinty, MSc.

Grainne McGinty is a Research Assistant on this study ‘Health and Resilience Following Stress or Adversity’. She is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Philip Hyland, at the University of Ulster, in Coleraine, UK. Her research interests include the structure of psychopathology and latent variable modelling.

David Murphy, MSc.

Roy Fox, MSc.