Biography

Dr Páraic Ó Súilleabháin is an Associate Professor of Psychology. He is also the Research Coordinator on the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. Páraic is also the Founder and Director of the Personality, Individual Differences, and Biobehavioural Health Laboratory (PathLab). 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 prior to that on a variety of projects in diverse areas within the broader area of biobehavioural health and psychophysiology.

Páraic completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (2018), PhD in Psychology (2017), and BA (Hons) in Psychology (2012) 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 personality and individual differences in underlying health across the lifespan, and resulting mortality risk. More specifically, he is interested in how factors such as personality traits, loneliness, and adversity are associated with health processes across the lifespan, the underlying biological processes underpinning these associations, and their interactions with other biobehavioural factors leading to increased or reduced risk of mortality. His research has been recognised both nationally and internationally with several awards. Most recently, Páraic was nominated and subsequently awarded the prestigious designation of 'Rising Star' by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). He has published his research in leading international journals in his research specialism and is currently involved in a number of projects with both national and also international collaborators, from Florida State University, Humboldt University Berlin, West Virginia University, Northwestern University, and University College London.

Professional Activities

Other

  • Editorial Board Member: Health Psychology
  • Editorial Board Member: Journals of Gerontology Series B
  • Early-Career Editorial Board Member: Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Editorial Board Fellow: Psychological Bulletin

Peer Reviewed Journals

2024

Lifetime trauma and mortality risk: A systematic review

Buckley,L: Turiano, N; Sesker, A.; Butler, M.; O'Súilleabháin, PS; (2024) Lifetime trauma and mortality risk: A systematic review. Health Psychology

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2024

Self-acceptance and Purpose in life are Mechanisms Linking Adverse Childhood Experiences to Mortality Risk

O'Súilleabháin P.S.; D'Arcy-Bewick, S; Fredrix, M; McGeehan, M; Kirwan, E; Willard, M; Sesker, A.A.; Sutin, A.R.; Turiano, N.; (2024) Self-acceptance and Purpose in life are Mechanisms Linking Adverse Childhood Experiences to Mortality Risk. Psychosomatic Medicine

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2023

Loneliness, social isolation, and living alone associations with mortality risk in individuals living with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression

Long, R.M.; Terracciano, A.; Sutin, A.R.; Creaven, A-M.; Gerstorf, D.; D'arcy-Bewick, S.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S. (2023) Loneliness, social isolation, and living alone associations with mortality risk in individuals living with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression. Psychosomatic Medicine

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2023

Personality trait associations with quality-of-life outcomes following bariatric surgery: a systematic review.

Summerville S;Kirwan E;Sutin AR;Fortune D;O'Súilleabháin PS; (2023) Personality trait associations with quality-of-life outcomes following bariatric surgery: a systematic review.. Health And Quality Of Life Outcomes

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2023

Exploring Loneliness in Emerging Adulthood: A Qualitative Study

Kirwan, E; O'Súilleabháin, PS; Burns, A; Ogoro, M; Allen, E; Creaven, AM; (2023) Exploring Loneliness in Emerging Adulthood: A Qualitative Study. Emerging Adulthood (Print)

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2023

Neuroticism facets and mortality risk in adulthood: A systematic review and narrative synthesis

Butler, M; Turiano, N; Buckley, L; McGeehan, M; O'Súilleabháin PS; (2023) Neuroticism facets and mortality risk in adulthood: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research

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2023

Adverse Childhood Experiences and All-Cause Mortality Risk in Adulthood

D'Arcy-Bewick, S; Turiano, N.; Sutin, A.R.; Terracciano, A.; O'Súilleabháin P.S.; (2023) Adverse Childhood Experiences and All-Cause Mortality Risk in Adulthood. Child Abuse & Neglect

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2023

Personality traits and mediating pathways to mortality risk: A systematic review

Grogan, C.S.; Turiano, N.; Habennicht, A.; McGeehan, M.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.;. (2023) Personality traits and mediating pathways to mortality risk: A systematic review. Health Psychology

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2023

Trends in in-hospital discharges due to dog bites in Ireland from 2012-2021

Ryan, E; O'Farrell, A; O'Súilleabháin, PS; McKeown, D; (2023) Trends in in-hospital discharges due to dog bites in Ireland from 2012-2021. Irish Medical Journal

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2022

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.; (2022) Pathways from early life SES to dementia risk in old age: The role of personality. Journals Of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences And Social Sciences

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2022

Childhood abuse and neglect, and mortality risk in adulthood: A systematic review and meta-analysis

D'arcy-Bewick, S.; Terracciano, A.; Turiano, N.; Sutin, A.R.; Long R.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; (2022) Childhood abuse and neglect, and mortality risk in adulthood: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect

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2022

The Bite is Worse than the Bark: Associations of Personality and Depressive Symptoms with Memory Discrepancy

Aschwanden, D.; Sutin, A.R.; Luchetti, M.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; Stephan, Y.; Sesker, A.A.; Lee, J.H.; Terracciano, A. (2022) The Bite is Worse than the Bark: Associations of Personality and Depressive Symptoms with Memory Discrepancy. Psychology And Aging

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2022

Anxiety following Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review of Psychological Interventions

Ryan, E.M.; Creaven, A-M.; Ní Néill, E.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; (2022) Anxiety following Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review of Psychological Interventions. Health Psychology

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2022

Actor and Partner Effect of Loneliness on Episodic Memory and Verbal Fluency: A Dyadic Multilevel Analysis of Romantic Couples across 28 Countries.

Luchetti M;Ledermann T;Aschwanden D;Nikitin J;O'Súilleabháin PS;Stephan Y;Terracciano A;Sutin AR; (2022) Actor and Partner Effect of Loneliness on Episodic Memory and Verbal Fluency: A Dyadic Multilevel Analysis of Romantic Couples across 28 Countries.. Journals Of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences And Social Sciences

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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. Psychological Medicine

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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?. Journal Of Psychiatric Research

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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. Omega-Journal Of Death And Dying

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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. . Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine

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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. Brain Behavior And Immunity

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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. Scientific Reports

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2021

Protocol for a qualitative study: Exploring Loneliness and Social Isolation in Emerging adulthood (ELSIE)

Creaven, A-M.; Kirwan, E.; Burns, A; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.; (2021) Protocol for a qualitative study: Exploring Loneliness and Social Isolation in Emerging adulthood (ELSIE). International Journal Of Qualitative Methods

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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. International Journal Of Psychophysiology

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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. . Brain, behavior, and immunity

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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. Research In Developmental Disabilities :103698-

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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. Annals Of Epidemiology :20-23

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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. International Journal Of Psychophysiology :34-39

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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. International Journal Of Psychophysiology :26-32

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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. Psychosomatic Medicine :521-526

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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. Psychophysiology :e13023-

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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. Plos One :e0199221-

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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. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research

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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. Irish Veterinary Journal :25-

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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. Personality And Mental Health :29-42

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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. Zoonoses And Public Health :489-

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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. Journal Of Plastic Reconstructive And Aesthetic Surgery :1157-1158

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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. Veterinary Journal :357-359

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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¿. Psychoneuroendocrinology :209-

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2014

Personality-at the heart of health

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

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Other Journals

2023

Lifetime Trauma and Mortality Risk: A Systematic Review

Buckley,L: Turiano, N; Sesker, A.; Butler, M.; O' Súilleabháin, P.S.; (2023) Lifetime Trauma and Mortality Risk: A Systematic Review. Psyarxiv

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2023

Adverse Childhood Experiences and All-Cause Mortality Risk in Adulthood

D'Arcy-Bewick, S; Turiano, N.; Sutin, A.R.; Terracciano, A.; O'Súilleabháin P.S.; (2023) Adverse Childhood Experiences and All-Cause Mortality Risk in Adulthood. Psyarxiv

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2023

Neuroticism facets and mortality risk in adulthood: A systematic review and narrative synthesis

Butler, M; Turiano, N; Buckley, L; McGeehan, M; O'Súilleabháin PS; (2023) Neuroticism facets and mortality risk in adulthood: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Psyarxiv

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2023

Personality traits and mediating pathways to mortality risk: A systematic review

Grogan, C.S.; Turiano, N.; Habennicht, A.; McGeehan, M.; O'Súilleabháin, P.S.;. (2023) Personality traits and mediating pathways to mortality risk: A systematic review. Psyarxiv

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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. PsyArXiv

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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. Clinical Psychology Today :24-41

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Other Publications

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.

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