PSI Early Graduate Group Conference, 27-28 February 2015
Conference Organising Committee

Sarah Summerville

I am a Psychology graduate of Coventry University, 2014. Presently I am on the Health Psychology MSc program at NUI Galway. My interests lie in eating behaviour and cognitive processes of cravings. In the future I hope to get involved with intervention design.


Bronagh Reynolds

I graduated in 2014 from the Health Psychology MSc programme at NUI Galway. I am currently working as a research assistant in the Centre for Pain Research here in NUIG. Here I am involved in several projects, one of which aims to improve decision-making skills in medical students regarding chronic pain patients.


Emma Carr

I completed a BA in history and geography before doing the H.Dip.Psych(Full) at NUIG.  I am currently doing the MSc in Health Psychology at NUIG.  My research interests lie in

health behaviour change in particular in mobile health and public health.


 Ciara Gunning

I graduated in 2013 from the Psychology (Denominated) programme at NUI Galway. I am currently in my final year of the MSc in ABA and working in Galway City and County Childcare Committee. I'm really interested in early intervention and preventive applications of ABA.


Sophia Arndt

I completed my undergraduate degree at the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg, Austria in 2013. I then returned to Galway to do an internship with Assessment Innovation. In September 2014 I began a Ph.D under supervision of Dr. Mark Elliott and in cooperation with Dr. Chris Dwyer and Dr. Stanislava Antonijevic. My research focuses on bilingualism and its influence on cognition in adults with a special focus on managers.


Elaine Byrnes

I am a 2nd year Child and Youth Research PhD here in NUI, Galway. My research areas of interest are in sexual behaviour, especially in the negotiation of consent. I'm also looking at how this is mediated by gender and alcohol with a focus on an Emerging Adulthood population. I am also really interested in self-regulation and control and how this may provide protection from risky behaviours.


Hannah Durand

I completed my BA and Hdip Psych in NUIG. I am currently undertaking the MSc in Health Psychology and working as a research assistant in the Centre for Pain Research. My current research relates to the effects of parental catastrophic thinking on child pain experiences in acute pain contexts.


Corinna Stewart

I am PhD student at NUI Galway under the supervision of Dr. Ian Stewart. My research interests are in contextual behavioural science, relational frame theory, and mental health. For the past few years I have volunteered with "commit and act", an NGO dedicated to providing psychotherapeutic support in low and middle income countries, including Sierra Leone and Uganda.


Stephen McIntyre

I graduated in 2012 from the Psychology course at Trinity College Dublin. I'm currently part of the MSc Health Psychology programme at NUI Galway. My main research interests are chronic illness management and sexual health.


Chris Noone

I am a graduate of NUI Galway and the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. I am currently completing my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Michael Hogan. My research focuses on investigating the mechanisms linking mindfulness and critical thinking. I am the conference coordinator for the PSI Early Graduate Group and have previously served on the Student Affairs Group committee and the Board of Management and Social Impact Task Force of the European Federation of Psychology Studentsí Associations.