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Dr. Paraic O Suilleabhain

Biography

Dr Páraic Ó Súilleabháin is Lecturer in Psychology and the Research Coordinator on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme. Prior to this appointment, Páraic was employed as Lecturer in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has also held several appointments as Postdoctoral Researcher on a variety of projects in differing areas; 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 at the NUI Galway. Prior to beginning his third level education, he worked for several years in med-tech and information technology industries.

Research Interests

Páraic's research is primarily focused on the bio-behavioural processes underlying health and mortality. Páraic examines the associations between bio-behavioural factors (such as personality traits, loneliness, stress) on the accumulative lifespan development and progression of mental health challenges, psychophysiological health processes, and resulting mortality risk trajectories across the lifespan. His research has been recognised both nationally and internationally with several awards; most recently being successfully awarded the prestigious Charlemont Grant from the Royal Irish Academy. He has published his research in leading international journals in his research specialism and is currently involved in a number of projects with international collaborators, from Florida State University, Humboldt University Berlin, West Virginia University, and University College London.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

The cardiovascular response to acute psychological stress is related to subjectively giving and receiving social support
Gallagher, S.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; Smith, M.
(2021) The cardiovascular response to acute psychological stress is related to subjectively giving and receiving social support
In International Journal Of Psychophysiology;
[ULIR]

2021

Is Neuroticism Differentially Associated with Risk of Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia?
Terracciano, A.; Aschwanden, D.; Passamonti, L.; Toschi, N.; Stephan, Y.; Luchetti, M.; Lee, J.H.; Sesker, A.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; Sutin, A.R.
(2021) Is Neuroticism Differentially Associated with Risk of Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia?
In Journal Of Psychiatric Research;

2021

Personality pathways to mortality: Interleukin-6 Links Conscientiousness to Mortality Risk.
O'Súilleabháin, P.S., Turiano, N.A., Gerstorf, D., Luchetti, M., Gallagher, S., Sesker, A.A., Terracciano, A., & Sutin, A.R.
(2021) Personality pathways to mortality: Interleukin-6 Links Conscientiousness to Mortality Risk.
In Brain, behavior, and immunity;
[ULIR]

2021

Clinicians' experience of collaboration in the treatment of suicidal clients within the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) framework
Fogarty, B; Houghton, S; Galavan, E; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.
(2021) Clinicians' experience of collaboration in the treatment of suicidal clients within the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) framework
In Omega-Journal Of Death And Dying;

2021

Pathways from early life SES to dementia risk in old age: The role of personality
Sesker, A. A.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; Hyun Lee, J.; Aschwanden, D.; Luchetti, M.; Stephan, Y.; Terracciano, A.; Sutin, A.R.;
(2021) Pathways from early life SES to dementia risk in old age: The role of personality
In Journals Of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences And Social Sciences;
[ULIR]

2021

Familial sleep and autism spectrum disorder: A pilot actigraphy study of sleep quality, quality of life, and psychological distress.
Leader, G.; Glynn, C.; Kirkpatrick, B.; Chen, J.L.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; Mannion, A.
(2021) Familial sleep and autism spectrum disorder: A pilot actigraphy study of sleep quality, quality of life, and psychological distress.
In Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine;

2021

Self-reported and mother-rated personality traits at age 16 are associated with cognitive function measured concurrently and 30 years later
Sutin, A. R., Stephan, Y., Luchetti, M., Aschwanden, D., Sesker, A., O'Súilleabháin, P. S., & Terracciano, A.
(2021) Self-reported and mother-rated personality traits at age 16 are associated with cognitive function measured concurrently and 30 years later
In Psychological Medicine;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721000672

2021

Allostatic load and mental health during COVID-19: The moderating role of neuroticism
Gallagher, S.; Sumner, R.; Creaven, A-M.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; Howard, S.
(2021) Allostatic load and mental health during COVID-19: The moderating role of neuroticism
In Brain Behavior And Immunity;
[ULIR]

2021

An integrative network analysis framework for identifying molecular functions in complex disorders examining major depressive disorder as a test case
Oommen, A; Cunningham, S; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; Hughes, B.M.; Joshi J;
(2021) An integrative network analysis framework for identifying molecular functions in complex disorders examining major depressive disorder as a test case
In Scientific Reports;
[ULIR]

2020

Relationship between parent-reported gastrointestinal symptoms, sleep problems, autism spectrum disorder symptoms, and behavior problems in children and adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
Leader, G., Murray, M., O'Súilleabháin, P.S., Arndt, S., Maher, L., Naughton, K., & Mannion, A.
(2020) Relationship between parent-reported gastrointestinal symptoms, sleep problems, autism spectrum disorder symptoms, and behavior problems in children and adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
In Research In Developmental Disabilities;
[ULIR]

2020

Body mass index, waist circumference, and mortality risks over 27 years of follow-up in old age
O'Súilleabháin, P.S., Sutin, A.R., & Gerstorf, D.
(2020) Body mass index, waist circumference, and mortality risks over 27 years of follow-up in old age
In Annals Of Epidemiology;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.04.008

2019

Vulnerability to stress: Personality facet of vulnerability is associated with cardiovascular adaptation to recurring stress
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
In International Journal Of Psychophysiology;
[ULIR]

2019

Loneliness, living alone, and all-cause mortality: The role of emotional and social loneliness in the elderly during 19 years of follow-up
O'Súilleabháin, P.S., Gallagher, S., & Steptoe, A.
(2019) Loneliness, living alone, and all-cause mortality: The role of emotional and social loneliness in the elderly during 19 years of follow-up
In Psychosomatic Medicine;
[ULIR]

2019

Facets of openness to experience are associated with cardiovascular reactivity and adaptation across both active and passive stress exposures
Soya, A & O'Súilleabháin, P. S.
(2019) Facets of openness to experience are associated with cardiovascular reactivity and adaptation across both active and passive stress exposures
In International Journal Of Psychophysiology;

2018

Openness to experience and adapting to change: Cardiovascular stress habituation to change in acute stress exposure
O'Súilleabháin, P. S, Howard, S., & Hughes, B. M.
(2018) Openness to experience and adapting to change: Cardiovascular stress habituation to change in acute stress exposure
In Psychophysiology;
[ULIR]

2018

Neuroticism predicts all-cause mortality over 19-years: The moderating effects on functional status, and the angiotensin-converting enzyme
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
In Journal Of Psychosomatic Research;

2018

Openness to experience and stress responsivity: An examination of cardiovascular and underlying hemodynamic trajectories within an acute stress exposure
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
In Plos One;

2017

Dog bite injuries to humans and the use of breed-specific legislation: a comparison of bites from legislated and non-legislated dog breeds
Creedon, N., & O'Súilleabháin, P. S.
(2017) Dog bite injuries to humans and the use of breed-specific legislation: a comparison of bites from legislated and non-legislated dog breeds
In Irish Veterinary Journal;

2016

Conscientiousness and mindfulness in midlife coping: An assessment based on MIDUS II
Sesker, A. A., O'Súilleabháin, P.S., Howard, S., & Hughes, B. M.
(2016) Conscientiousness and mindfulness in midlife coping: An assessment based on MIDUS II
In Personality And Mental Health;

2015

Human hospitalisations due to dog bites in Ireland (1998--2013): Implications for current breed specific legislation
O'Súilleabháin, P.S.
(2015) Human hospitalisations due to dog bites in Ireland (1998--2013): Implications for current breed specific legislation
In Veterinary Journal;

2015

Training Methods and Dog--Owner Interaction as a Public Health Risk Factor for Dog Bites
O'Súilleabháin, P.S.
(2015) Training Methods and Dog--Owner Interaction as a Public Health Risk Factor for Dog Bites
In Zoonoses And Public Health;

2015

Epidemiology of dog bite injuries: Dog-breed identification and dog--owner interaction
O'Súilleabháin, P.S., & Doherty, N.
(2015) Epidemiology of dog bite injuries: Dog-breed identification and dog--owner interaction
In Journal Of Plastic Reconstructive And Aesthetic Surgery;

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¿
O'Súilleabháin, P.S.
(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¿
In Psychoneuroendocrinology;

2014

Personality-at the heart of health
O'Súilleabháin, P.S.
(2014) Personality-at the heart of health
In Psychologist;

Other Journals

2020

Personality Pathways to Mortality: Interleukin-6 Links Conscientiousness to Mortality Risk
O'Súilleabháin, P.S., Turiano, N.A., Gerstorf, D., Luchetti, M., Gallagher, S., Sesker, A.A., Terracciano, A., & Sutin, A.R.
(2020) Personality Pathways to Mortality: Interleukin-6 Links Conscientiousness to Mortality Risk
In PsyArXiv;

2018

Psychological Factors of Intrusive Thoughts in an Irish Student Population
Donaghey, C, Egan, J., & O'Súilleabháin, P.S.
(2018) Psychological Factors of Intrusive Thoughts in an Irish Student Population
In Clinical Psychology Today;

Review Articless

2021

Loneliness in young adulthood: A protocol for a scoping review of the Quantitative and Qualitative Literature
Kirwan, E; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; Burns, A.; McMahon, J.; Summerville, S.; Creaven, A-M
(2021) Loneliness in young adulthood: A protocol for a scoping review of the Quantitative and Qualitative Literature