Ó Súilleabháin, Páraic, Dr.

Ó Súilleabháin, Páraic, Dr.

Name: 
Dr Páraic Ó Súilleabháin
Email: 
Paraic.OSuilleabhain@ul.ie
Role: 
Clinical Co-Ordinator
Address: 
Psychology Department E1-038 University of Limerick
Room: 
E1-038

Dr Páraic Ó Súilleabháin is a Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Limerick, Ireland. Páraic also serves as the Research Coordinator on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme. Prior to this appointment, Páraic was employed as Lecturer in Psychology (part-time) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has also held several appointments as Postdoctoral Researcher on a variety of projects; examining the role of the genome, environment, microbiome and metabolome in the development of autism; building an integrated understanding, classification, and monitoring of cardiovascular and immune system responsivity to stress; and a randomised controlled trial seeking to improve symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Páraic completed his PhD in Psychology, Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, and BA (Hons) in Psychology (1.1) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to beginning his third level education, he worked for several years in medtech and information technology industries.

Páraic’s research is primarily focused on the biobehavioural processes underlying disease and mortality. Páraic examines the associations between biobehavioural factors (such as personality traits, loneliness, stress) on the accumulative lifespan development and progression of disease (such as cardiovascular disease) and resulting mortality trajectories across the lifespan. Following his successful attainment of a Royal Irish Academy Grant for his research in this area, he now holds a Visiting Research Fellow position at Florida State University. Páraic also conducts research on the interaction between humans and domestic dogs (canis familiaris). He has received several awards, and both national and international recognition for his research. Páraic is interested in supervising PhD projects in some of the areas or related areas described above. Contact Páraic via e-mail for possible opportunities.

 

Publications

Published (peer-reviewed)

O’Súilleabháin, P.S., Hughes, B.M., Oommen, A.M., Joshi, L., Cunningham, S. (2019). Vulnerability to stress: Personality facet of vulnerability is associated with cardiovascular adaptation to recurring stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology.   

O’Súilleabháin, P.S., Gallagher, S., & Steptoe, A. (2019). Loneliness, living alone, and all-cause mortality: Emotional and social loneliness effects over 19-years of follow-up in old age. Psychosomatic Medicine, 81(6), 521-526.

Soye, A. & O’Súilleabháin, P.S. (2019). Underlying facets of openness to experience and cardiovascular responsivity across active and passive stress exposures. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 140, 26-32.

O’Súilleabháin, P.S., & Hughes, B.M. (2018). Neuroticism predicts all-cause mortality over 19-years: The moderating effects on functional status, and the angiotensin-converting enzyme. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 110, 32-37.

O’Súilleabháin, P.S., Howard, S., & Hughes, B.M. (2018). Openness to experience and stress responsivity: An examination of cardiovascular and underlying hemodynamic trajectories within an acute stress exposure. PLoS ONE, 13(6): e0199221.

Donaghey, C., Egan, J. & O’Súilleabháin, P.S. (2018). Psychological factors related to intrusive thoughts. Clinical Psychology Today, 1 (1):24-41.

Ó Súilleabháin, P.S., Howard, S., & Hughes, B.M. (2018). Openness to experience and adaptation to change: Cardiovascular habituation to change in acute stress exposures. Psychophysiology, 55, e13023.

Creedon, N., & Ó Súilleabháin, P.S. (2017). Dog bite injuries to humans and breed-specific legislation: A comparison of legislated and non-legislated dog breeds. Irish Veterinary Journal, 70, 23.

Sesker, A., Ó Súilleabháin, P,  Howard, S., & Hughes, B.M. (2016). Conscientiousness and mindfulness in midlife coping: An assessment based on MIDUS II. Personality and Mental Health, 10(1), 29-42.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. (2015). Human hospitalisations due to dog bites in Ireland, 1998-2013: Implications for current breed specific legislation. The Veterinary Journal, 204(3), 357-359.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. & Doherty, N. (2015). Epidemiology of dog bite injuries: Dog-breed identification and dog-owner interaction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 68(8), 1157-1158.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. (2015). Training methods and dog-owner interaction as a public health risk factor for dog bites. Zoonoses and Public Health, 62, 489.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. (2014). Experimental stress methodology, personality and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis associations: A commentary on ‘Global stress response during a social stress test: impact of alexithymia and its subfactors'. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50, 209.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. (2014). Personality – at the heart of health. The Psychologist, 27(4), 550-551.

 

Edited Volumes

Sesker, A., Howard, S., Creaven, A-M., Ó Súilleabháin, P., & Gallagher, S. (Eds.) (2014). 11th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference – Book of Abstracts. Limerick, Ireland.

 

Unpublished reports

O’Súilleabháin, P.S. (2018). Report on the Control of Dogs Act 1998 Regulations. Presented to the Department of Rural & Community Development, Dáil Éireann.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. S. (2016). Control of Dogs Act 1998 Regulations. Presented to the Law Reform Commission of Ireland, for recommendation to Dáil Éireann.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. S. (2016). Review of the Dangerous Dogs Act. Presented to the Law Commission, United Kingdom for recommendation to UK Parliament.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. (2015). Review of the Control of Dogs Act 1998 Regulations. Presented to the sub-Committee on the Environment, Community and Local Government, Dáil Éireann.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. (2014). Control of Dogs Act 1998 Regulations Review: Public health and policy. Presented to the Department for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Dáil Éireann.

 

Abstracts (Peer-reviewed)

Hughes, B.M., O’Súilleabháin, P. S., & Howard, S. (2018). Openness to Experience and cardiovascular stress responsivity: A novel examination of hemodynamic trajectories during acute stress exposure. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 131, S82-S83.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. S., Howard, S. & Hughes, B.M. (2017). Openness to experience and stress responsivity: An examination of cardiovascular and underlying hemodynamic trajectories within an acute stress exposure. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79(4), 26-27.

 

Additional Publications

Ó Súilleabháin, P. (2014). Psychosomatic influences on health. The Irish Psychologist, 41(2), 49-50.

Ó Súilleabháin, P. (2014). Review of the 11th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference Public Talks. The Irish Psychologist, 40(11), 265.

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