Biography

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Liverpool in 2005. From there, I moved to the University of Exeter where I was awarded an MSc in Social and Organisational Psychology in 2007. My PhD was completed in October 2009, also at Exeter, and successfully defended in the December of that year. Immediately after completing my PhD I began a postdoctoral position at the University of Limerick, followed by another at the University of Liverpool, UK. My current position is with the University of Limerick as a Lecturer.

I typically lead undergraduate and masters level modules on social psychology. I have also taught and led undergraduate and Masters level modules on the social identity approach, political psychology, professional skills in psychology, and qualitative methods.

In the past I have served my Department as MA Psychology Course Director, EHS sPhD Course Board representative, Ethics Committee Representative and CoOp Officer. I also served on the university-level Marketing and External Relations Committee.

Research Interests

I am interested in social identity processes, including relationships within and between groups, how identity is constructed and understood, and how it relates to well-being. This broad focus on social identities and on how self-categorisation and social structure impact people's lives is something that underpins all my past and present research.My PhD research focused upon how social identity relates to surveillance, leadership, power, and social influence. In my first postdoctoral position, I worked on an IRCHSS funded project investigating participation in crowd events in Ireland, and the consequences for Irish national identity. Next I took another postdoc funded by a European Commission grant, where I worked on projects examining the impact of power and status relations on inter- and intra-group relations. Currently, my research centres on social identity and well-being, with a particular focus on the effect of stigmatised identities on people's social, psychological and physical well-being.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2013 Education and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee (EHSREC),
  • 2012 BA Psychology & Sociology Course Board,
  • 2012 MA Psychology Course Board,
  • 2010 Applied Social Issues Internship Award Committee , I served on this committe from 2010-2015, including serving as Chair from 2013-2015. The committee is related to the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Employment

  • 2012 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Psychology
  • 2011 University of Liverpool, UK - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 2009 University of Limerick - Postdoctoral Researcher

Education

  • 2010 University of Exeter - PhD
  • 2007 University of Exeter - MSc
  • 2005 University of Liverpool - BSc (Hons)

Association

  • Full member, European Association of Social Psychology

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Affiliative identity, well-being and eating disorder symptoms during the transition to university

Foran A.M.;O'Donnell A.T.;Muldoon O.T. (2023) Affiliative identity, well-being and eating disorder symptoms during the transition to university. Journal Of Community &Amp; Applied Social Psychology

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2022

Health literacy among self-help leprosy group members reduces stereotype endorsement and stigma-related harm in rural Nepal.

Muldoon OT;Jay S;O'Donnell AT;Winterburn M;Moynihan AB;O'Connell BH;Choudhary R;Jha K;Sah AK; (2022) Health literacy among self-help leprosy group members reduces stereotype endorsement and stigma-related harm in rural Nepal.. Health & social care in the community

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2021

From social curse to social cure: A self-help group community intervention for people affected by leprosy in Nepal

Jay S.;Winterburn M.;Choudhary R.;Jha K.;Sah A.K.;O'Connell B.H.;O'Donnell A.T.;Moynihan A.B.;Muldoon O.T. (2021) From social curse to social cure: A self-help group community intervention for people affected by leprosy in Nepal. Journal Of Community &Amp; Applied Social Psychology

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2020

Stigma of eating disorders and recovery-related outcomes: A systematic review

Foran A.M.;O'Donnell A.T.;Muldoon O.T. (2020) Stigma of eating disorders and recovery-related outcomes: A systematic review. European Eating Disorders Review

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2019

When and How Video Games Can Be Good: A Review of the Positive Effects of Video Games on Well-Being

Halbrook Y.;O’Donnell A.;Msetfi R. (2019) When and How Video Games Can Be Good: A Review of the Positive Effects of Video Games on Well-Being. Perspectives On Psychological Science :1096-1104

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2019

Working hard and playing hard: multiple group membership, exercise and cognitive performance in boys and girls

Beadleston L.;O’Donnell A.;McMahon J.;McMahon G.;Kinsella E.;Kearns M.;Jay S.;Muldoon O. (2019) Working hard and playing hard: multiple group membership, exercise and cognitive performance in boys and girls. Social Psychology Of Education

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2018

Stigma predicts health-related quality of life impairment, psychological distress, and somatic symptoms in acne sufferers

Davern, J;O'Donnell, AT (2018) Stigma predicts health-related quality of life impairment, psychological distress, and somatic symptoms in acne sufferers. SAN FRANCISCO : PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE Plos One

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2018

Young people¿s Constructions of their Experiences of Parental Domestic Violence: A Discursive Analysis¿

Naughton C.;O¿Donnell A.;Muldoon O. (2018) Young people¿s Constructions of their Experiences of Parental Domestic Violence: A Discursive Analysis¿. Journal Of Family Violence

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2018

Internalized Stigma and Stigma-Related Isolation Predict Women's Psychological Distress and Physical Health Symptoms Post-Abortion

O'Donnell, AT;O'Carroll, T;Toole, N (2018) Internalized Stigma and Stigma-Related Isolation Predict Women's Psychological Distress and Physical Health Symptoms Post-Abortion. LONDON : SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD Psychology Of Women Quarterly :220-234

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2018

Restricted reproductive rights and risky sexual behaviour: How political disenfranchisement relates to women's sense of control, well-being and sexual health

Msetfi, R,Jay, S,O'Donnell, AT,Kearns, M,Kinsella, EL,McMahon, J,Muldoon, OT,Naughton, C,Creaven, AM (2018) Restricted reproductive rights and risky sexual behaviour: How political disenfranchisement relates to women's sense of control, well-being and sexual health. Journal of health psychology :252-262

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2017

Parents' and children's understanding of their own and others' national identity: The importance of including the family in the national group

Muldoon, OT,O'Donnell, AT,Minescu, A (2017) Parents' and children's understanding of their own and others' national identity: The importance of including the family in the national group. Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology :347-357

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2017

Exposure to Domestic Violence and Abuse: Evidence of Distinct Physical and Psychological Dimensions

Naughton C.;O¿Donnell A.;Muldoon O. (2017) Exposure to Domestic Violence and Abuse: Evidence of Distinct Physical and Psychological Dimensions. Journal Of Interpersonal Violence

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2016

"Something That Unites Us All': Understandings of St. Patrick's Day Parades as Representing the Irish National Group

O'Donnell, AT,Muldoon, OT,Blaylock, DL,Stevenson, C,Bryan, D,Reicher, SD,Pehrson, S (2016) "Something That Unites Us All': Understandings of St. Patrick's Day Parades as Representing the Irish National Group. Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology :61-74

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2015

The impact of anticipated stigma on psychological and physical health problems in the unemployed group

O'Donnell, AT,Corrigan, F,Gallagher, S (2015) The impact of anticipated stigma on psychological and physical health problems in the unemployed group. Frontiers in psychology

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2015

Family identification: a beneficial process for young adults who grow up in homes affected by parental intimate partner violence

Naughton, CM,O'Donnell, AT,Muldoon, OT (2015) Family identification: a beneficial process for young adults who grow up in homes affected by parental intimate partner violence. Frontiers in psychology

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2015

'Ordinary decent domestic violence': A discursive analysis of family law judges' interviews

Naughton, CM,O'Donnell, AT,Greenwood, RM,Muldoon, OT (2015) 'Ordinary decent domestic violence': A discursive analysis of family law judges' interviews. Discourse & Society :349-365

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2013

The hidden costs of surveillance for performance and helping behaviour

O'Donnell, AT,Ryan, MK,Jetten, J (2013) The hidden costs of surveillance for performance and helping behaviour. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations :246-256

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2013

A commentary on 'The effects of identification with a support group on the mental health of people with multiple sclerosis'

Gallagher, S,O'Donnell, AT,Minescu, A,Muldoon, OT (2013) A commentary on 'The effects of identification with a support group on the mental health of people with multiple sclerosis'. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research :294-294

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2012

'Running' an introductory module.

Muldoon O.T. & O'Donnell, A.T. (2012) 'Running' an introductory module.. Psychologist

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2012

'Running' an introductory module

Muldoon O.;O'Donnell A. (2012) 'Running' an introductory module. Psychologist :828-829

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2010

Who is watching over you? The role of shared identity in perceptions of surveillance

O'Donnell, Aisling T., Jetten, Jolanda, Ryan, Michelle K. (2010) Who is watching over you? The role of shared identity in perceptions of surveillance. European Journal Of Social Psychology :135-147

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2010

Watching over your own: How surveillance moderates the impact of shared identity on perceptions of leaders and follower behaviour

O'Donnell, Aisling T., Jetten, Jolanda, Ryan, Michelle K. (2010) Watching over your own: How surveillance moderates the impact of shared identity on perceptions of leaders and follower behaviour. European Journal Of Social Psychology :1046-1061

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2008

When is it ok to watch over your own? Power, surveillance and social identity

O'Donnell, Aisling, Jetten, Jolanda, Ryan, Michelle (2008) When is it ok to watch over your own? Power, surveillance and social identity. International Journal Of Psychology :439-439

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Conference Contributions

2018

International Conference on Social Identity and Health

O'Donnell, A. T., O'Carroll, T., & Toole, N. (2018) International Conference on Social Identity and Health.

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2016

International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

Naughton, C., O'Donnell, A. T., & Muldoon, O. T. (2016) International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference.

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2016

Final COST action IS1205 conference

O'Donnell, A. T., Muldoon, O. T., & Minescu, A. (2016) Final COST action IS1205 conference.

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2016

Final COST action IS1205 conference

Muldoon, O. T., O'Donnell, A. T., & Minescu, A. (2016) Final COST action IS1205 conference.

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2016

British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Section Annual Conference

O'Donnell, A. T., & Jay, S. (2016) British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Section Annual Conference.

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2016

Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research

O'Donnell, A. T. (2016) Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research.

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2015

1st European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV)

Naughton, C., O'Donnell, A., Muldoon, O. (2015) 1st European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV).

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2015

British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference

Naughton, C., O'Donnell, A. T., & Muldoon, O. T. (2015) British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference.

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2014

2nd International Conference on Social Identity and Health

Naughton, C., O'Donnell, A. T., & Muldoon, O. T. (2014) 2nd International Conference on Social Identity and Health.

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2014

11th Annual Health, Psychology and Medicine Conference

Naughton, C., O'Donnell, A. T., & Muldoon, O. T. (2014) 11th Annual Health, Psychology and Medicine Conference.

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2014

Domestic Abuse Service Providers in the Mid-West

Naughton, C., O'Donnell, A., & Muldoon, O. (2014) Domestic Abuse Service Providers in the Mid-West.

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2014

Knowledge Exchange Forum ‘Stigma and its impact on the design and delivery of services in relation to HIV/AIDS'

O'Donnell, A. T., Muldoon, O. T., Quayle, M., & Nicholson, T. (2014) Knowledge Exchange Forum ‘Stigma and its impact on the design and delivery of services in relation to HIV/AIDS'.

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2014

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality

Muldoon, O.T., Naughton, C. M., & O'Donnell, A. T. (2014) The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality.

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2014

European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 17th General Meeting

O'Donnell, A. T. (2014) European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 17th General Meeting.

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2014

European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 17th General Meeting

Minescu, A., O'Donnell, A., & Muldoon, O. (2014) European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 17th General Meeting.

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2013

Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law

Naughton, C., O'Donnell, A. T., & Muldoon, O. T. (2013) Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law.

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2013

British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Section Annual Conference

Muldoon, O. T., O'Donnell, A. T., & Minescu, A. (2013) British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Section Annual Conference.

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2013

British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Section Annual Conference

Naughton, C., O'Donnell, A. T., & Muldoon, O. T. (2013) British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Section Annual Conference.

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2013

15th Jena Workshop on 'The puzzle of "me" and "I": Individual and Collective Perspectives on Self and Identity'

Minescu, A., O'Donnell, A., & Muldoon, O. (2013) 15th Jena Workshop on 'The puzzle of "me" and "I": Individual and Collective Perspectives on Self and Identity'.

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2013

British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section Annual Conference

O'Donnell, A. T. (2013) British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section Annual Conference.

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2012

'Security, ethics and justice: Towards a more inclusive security design'

O'Donnell, A. T. (2012) 'Security, ethics and justice: Towards a more inclusive security design'.

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2011

2nd Conference on Social Psychology in Ireland (C-SPI)

O'Donnell, A. T., Muldoon, O. T., Blaylock, D. L., Reicher, S. D., Stevenson, C., & Bryan, D. (2011) 2nd Conference on Social Psychology in Ireland (C-SPI).

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2011

European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 16th General Meeting

O'Donnell, A. T., Blaylock, D. L., Reicher, S. D., Muldoon, O. T., Stevenson, C., & Bryan, D. (2011) European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 16th General Meeting.

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2011

British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section Annual Conference

O'Donnell, A. T., Stott, C., Ryan M. K., & Jetten, J. (2011) British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section Annual Conference.

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2010

Centre for Social Issues Research

O'Donnell, A. T. (2010) Centre for Social Issues Research.

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2010

British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section Annual Conference

O'Donnell, A. T., Blaylock, D. L., Stevenson, C., Muldoon, O. T., Reicher, S. D., & Bryan, D. (2010) British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section Annual Conference.

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2009

Social, Economic and Organizational Research Group (SEORG) Seminar Series

O'Donnell, A. T., Ryan, M. K., & Jetten, J. (2009) Social, Economic and Organizational Research Group (SEORG) Seminar Series.

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2009

International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting

O'Donnell, A. T,. Ryan, M. K., & Jetten, J. (2009) International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting.

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2008

Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Annual Conference

O'Donnell, A. T., Jetten, J., & Ryan, M. K. (2008) Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Annual Conference.

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2008

School of Psychology Social Seminar Series

O'Donnell, A. T., Jetten, J., & Ryan, M. K. (2008) School of Psychology Social Seminar Series.

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2008

European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP) 15th General Meeting

O'Donnell, A. T., Jetten, J., & Ryan, M. K. (2008) European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP) 15th General Meeting.

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2008

Social Psychology Seminar Series

O'Donnell, A. T., Jetten, J., & Ryan, M. K. (2008) Social Psychology Seminar Series.

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2007

British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section Annual Conference

O'Donnell, A. T., Jetten, J., & Ryan, M. K. (2007) British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section Annual Conference.

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