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I am a chartered psychologist (BPS) specialising in applying Positive Psychology in Education and Leadership. My mission is to help people live a better life.

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Here are some of the enjoyable things I do in life, apart from spending time with my family and friends:

  • Assistant Professor at Maynooth University, Department of Education specialising in Psychology of Leadership
  • Acknowledged by the Irish Times as one of 30 people who make life better


with the Republic of Ireland President Mary Robinson, who presented me with my PhD
  • Received many Teaching Excellence Awards
  • Graduated with a PhD in Positive Psychology from Trinity College Dublin
  • Past editor of the Journal of Postgraduate research and  Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology and Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.
  • Past representative for Ireland in the International Positive Education Network
  • Featured on escapethecity for an inspirational career-change story
  • Used to host a radio show on Dublin City FM about the Psychology of Wellbeing
  • Senior lecturer and programme leader for Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) at the University of East London.
  • The academic link between the school of psychology, MAPPCP programme at the University of East London and the Metropolitan College in Athens, Greece.
  • Adjunct Teaching Fellow in the Trinity Business School, at the University of Dublin, where I designed a module for Psychology of Management (Managing a Thriving Organisation) for Masters in Management that has ranked as No 1 Management Masters in Western Europe.
  • Guest lecturer at the MBA programme for many years running

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