Adam O'Riordan

Adam O'Riordan

Name: 
Adam O'Riordan
email: 
adam.oriordan@ul.ie
Role: 
PhD Student
course: 
Structured Ph.D.
department: 
Psychology
profile: 

Qualifications:  Bachelor of Arts (1st Hons) in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Limerick.

Project Title: Type D Personality and Cardiovascular Reactivity to Acute Psychological Stress.

Project Supervisors: Professor Stephen Gallagher & Dr Siobhán Howard.

Project Description: The current research project examines the cardio-toxic personality known as Type D. This personality trait has been consistently associated with adverse health outcomes in cardiac populations. This research examines cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress as a potential mechanism facilitating this association.

 

Awards and Honours:

  • Education Health Science PhD Fee Waiver Bursary (2018)
  • Most Outstanding Academic Performance Award for obtaining top QCA in my course, from the Department of Psychology, August 2017.
  • University of Limerick’s Presidential List for Outstanding QCA Spring Semester 2015/2016 (QCA: 3.60)
  • University of Limerick’s Presidential List for Outstanding QCA in Spring Semester 2016/2017 (QCA: 3.76)

 

Conference/academic presentations:

  • O' Riordan, A., Howard, S. & Gallagher, S. (2018). Social context and sex moderate the association between Type D personality and cardiovascular reactivity. Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference, Mary Immaculate College, 24th May 2018.
  • O' Riordan, A., & Gallagher, S. (2017). Type D Personality and Cardiovascular Reactivity to Acute Psychological Stress. 14th Annual Psychology, Health, and Medicine Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, 3rd March 2017.
  • O' Riordan, A., Howard, S. & Gallagher, S. (2018). Social context and sex moderate the association between Type D personality and cardiovascular reactivity. Thesis in Three Competition, University of Limerick, 24th March 2018.
  • O' Riordan, A., & Gallagher, S. (2017). Type D Personality is associated with blunted cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress. 4th Annual All-Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of Limerick, 23rd March 2017.

 

Publications:

  • Gallagher, S., O'Riordan, A., McMahon, G., & Creaven, A. M. (2018). Evaluating personality as a moderator of the association between life events stress and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology126, 52-59.
  • Howard, S., O’Riordan, A., & Nolan, M. (2018). Cognitive Bias of Interpretation in Type D Personality: Associations with Physiological Indices of Arousal. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 1-9.

 

Memberships:

  • Member of Health Research Institute, University of Limerick.
  • Member of the Study of Anxiety, Stress and Health Laboratory (SASH Lab), University of Limerick : http://www.sashlab.com/