Getting in Touch

Getting in Touch

Join our Team: PhD studentship: Groups processes, social identity and cardiovascular health

The Centre for Social Issues Research at the Department of Psychology, University of Limerick has an exciting opportunity for a well-motivated and capable psychology graduate.  The successful student will be awarded a scholarship to support their study towards their PhD degree.  The area of research is at the interface of health and social psychology and builds on the work of Centre members that has demonstrated that how people understand themselves and others as members of social groups and associated identity processes can impact on cardiovascular reactivity to stress (see Gallagher, Meaney & Muldoon, 2014).  As such, candidates will require good experimental and statistical knowledge. 

Candidates interested in this position should forward a CV, an example of their written work and a supporting statement to on or before the end of May 20th. The supporting statement should outline how their skills and experience make them a suitable candidate for this award.  Candidates must have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in psychology or related discipline and demonstrable research potential. 

A maintenance stipend of  €6800-8200 plus fees is available to support the successful candidate for 1 year in the first instance.  This award will be renewable for a subsequent three years given satisfactory progress.

Informal inquiries can be addressed  to Prof Orla Muldoon at



Centre for Social Issues Research

We regularly need participants to get involved in our research.  Sometimes this involves completing a questionnaire or an interview.  Sometimes we have experiment or interventions we are pilot testing.  if you would be interested in givng us some of your time to participate in research please do get in touch.  All of our experiements and trials have full ethical approval.  Your participation will be entirely voluntary and if you dont like the study, you can opt out at any time. Most of our research participants find the experience interesting and rewarding.  Some even find it enjoyable!

if you would like to be added to our pool of potential participants please email us at




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