BiographyDr. Elayne Ahern is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick. Her primary research area adopts a neuropsychological lens to investigate the conceptualisation, treatment, and recovery outcomes for mood disorders, with a particular focus on major depression. Having recently completed her interfaculty Ph.D. in psychology with health economics at the University of Limerick (December 2020), funded under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme, Elayne's research efforts continue to be directed towards strategies to maximise health outcomes for the costs associated with mental health conditions. This has resulted in work into novel, psychological treatment approaches, incorporating complementary perspectives of neuro- and/or social- psychology to optimise functional recovery.
Elayne is a member of the GroWTH lab, where she works in collaboration with Professor Orla Muldoon and her team on the ERC-funded project awarded to Professor Muldoon on social identity and trauma.
Research InterestsNeuropsychological function associated with mood disorders and brain injury | cognitive remediation | functional recovery | social identity, trauma, and recovery outcomes | cost-effectiveness of psychological treatment | systematic review and meta-analysis
- 2022 - Evidence Synthesis Ireland Fellowship
- 2018 - Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
- 2021 Department of Psychology, University of Limerick - Lecturer Below the Bar
- 2020 Department of Psychology, University of Limerick - Module Leader (Lecturer)
- 2020 School of Psychology, Dublin City University - Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
- 2020 University of Limerick - Ph.D., Interfaculty Psychology with Health Economics
- 2012 University of Limerick - First Class Honours, B.Sc. Psychology