Department of Psychology

Seminar Series – 2021/2022



Semester 2

 Seminars take place on Fridays from 1pm-2pm


Date Speaker Department/ Institution  Preliminary title
18th February   Dr. Katriona O’Sullivan Maynooth University Psychological well-being of families during the COVID-19 pandemic
25th February     Dr Anne Kehoe  Senior Clinical Psychologist & PSI President Elect Researching Gender Diversity and Identity 
4th March    Dr. Michael Daly Maynooth University Are pandemic policies or COVID-19 infection rates associated with population distress levels? 
11th March  Prof. Marc Jones  Manchester Metropolitan University Stress, Health and Performance in Sport, Space and Work
25th March  Dr. Shane Timmons ESRI Using climate science to encourage support for climate change mitigation 
1st April Prof. Giovanna Calogiuri University of South Eastern Norway  Virtual Nature: Real Benefits for Mental Health and Well-Being 
8th April Dr. Unai Diaz-Orueta  Maynooth University Serious videogames for health and psychological well-being
29th April  Dr Tadhg MacIntyre  Maynooth University Nature-Based Interventions and Solutions: Re-Naturing Cities for human health. 

 (seminars are either in-person in the Psychology Teaching Room or virtual/remote) 



Semester 1


Date Speaker Department/ Institution  Preliminary title & whether seminar is in-person or virtual
8th October   Dr. Dermot Lynott Maynooth University Examining the link between temperature change and behaviour (in-person seminar)
15th October    Dr Elaine Gallagher University of Limerick Environmental Psychology 2.0: Addressing Global challenges (in-person seminar) 
22nd October   Dr. Kristin Hadfield Trinity College Dublin Impact of war and displacement on educational trajectories among Syrian refugees in Jordan (in-person seminar)
12th November  Dr Annalisa Setti  University College Cork Virtual Reality and Nature: Possibilities for Healthcare (in-person seminar)
26th November Dr Mary Doherty Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan /
Autistic Doctors International
Autism & Neurodiversity in Healthcare (in-person/virtual tbc)
3rd December Professor Carol Linehan University College Cork Inaugural Athena SWAN (public) lecture (in-person/virtual tbc)