Bachelor of Science (1st Hons) in Psychology, University of Limerick.
Master of Science (1st Hons) in Health Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway
Proposed PhD title: Loneliness in Young Adulthood: Identification of Risk Factors using a Mixed Methods Approach.
Dr Ann-Marie Creaven
Dr Páraic Ó Súilleabháin
Dr Annette Burns (Institute of Public Health)
Contrary to the belief that loneliness is a problem of older age, young adults also experience relatively high levels of loneliness. Loneliness represents a serious issue that may be associated with a wide spectrum of negative physical and mental health outcomes. Although we know quite a bit about loneliness in older adult populations, young adults are in a critical period of their lives, and appear to have very different social needs to older adults. What might contribute to loneliness for older age groups may not work in the same way for young adults.
Therefore, my research aims to identify what contributes to the risk of loneliness in young adults. I hope to advance the research in this field by conducting a survey study that is informed by multi-disciplinary approaches to loneliness, complemented by the perspectives of young adults in Ireland.
PhD Studentship Award, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick, 2020
Tutor and teaching assistant on undergraduate modules, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick
PS4031 Psychology and Everyday Life
PS4045 Advanced Research Methods
Centre for Social Issues Research http://www.ul.ie/csi-r/
i-Teach Lab https://www.i-teach.ie/
Study of Anxiety, Stress and Health Laboratory (SASH Lab) http://www.sashlab.com/
Course: Structured Ph.D.
Role: PhD Student