Sarah Jay, PhD Researcher

UL’s Dept of Psychology seeks Participants for Research Project

Wednesday, 14th January 2015 Tags: University of Limerick, UL, UL Research, research, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,

Study Title: Taking part in protests: Exploring experiences and actions

Ireland has seen a large rise in the number of protests taking place in recently.  Researchers at the UL's Department of Psychology are interested in the way these protests are experienced by those taking part, and the recent use of modern technologies to recruit likeminded others and also to hold authorities accountable to their actions and are conducting a confidential interview study on this topic.

Should you wish to take part in an interview, questions will centre on your experiences at protests including your view of the situation you were in and your thoughts about those around you. This research is being conducted by Dr. Aisling O’Donnell and Sarah Jay in the Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick.   The interview would require approximately 45-60 minutes of your time.

The researchers are keen to hear from all kinds of people, the only  requirement being that you are at least 18 years of age, have attended at least one protest, and have a good grasp of English.  This study has received ethical approval from the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee (ethical approval number: 2014_02_19_EHS).  Those interested in participating in this research can should contact the researcher ( to discuss further.

The interview  is anonymous and confidential.  Please note that even if you ask for more information, there is no obligation to take part – participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any stage. Appointments for interviews should be made with Sarah ( but you are also welcome contact the Principal Research Investigator (