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Dr. Siobhan Griffin

Biography

Dr Siobhán Griffin is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Dept of Psychology at the University of Limerick. Her work involves research on a social identity model of trauma and identity change (SIMTIC) as part of an ERC grant awarded to Prof Orla Muldoon. Prior to this Siobhán worked as a Lecturer below the bar (Sept 2019 - Feb 2020) and a teaching assistant in the Dept of Psychology, UL (2018), as a Departmental Assistant in the Dept of Psychology, Mary Immaculate College (MIC; 2015-2017), as a research assistant (2016-2019), and as a primary school teacher (2016-2019). Siobhán completed her PhD in Psychology in the University of Limerick in 2020, under the supervision of Dr Siobhán Howard. She graduated from the B.Ed in Education and Psychology programme in MIC in 2015. Her PhD research examined the relationship between emotion regulation and cardiovascular reactivity to stress.

Siobhán is particularly interested in how psychological factors can influence physical health. She is a member of the Health Research Institute (HRI), the Centre for Social Issues in Research (CSI-R), and the Study of Anxiety, Stress, and Health Laboratory (SASHLab) in UL. She is open to potential collaborations with other researchers.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2021 University of Limerick - Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 2019 University of Limerick - Lecturer below the bar

Education

  • 2020 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2015 Mary Immaculate College - B.Ed

Award

  • 2015 - Departmental Assistantship
  • 2015 - Presidents Scholarship Award

Association

  • Psychological Society of Ireland , Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Division of Health Psychology, Division of Health Psychology (DHP), PSI
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology , Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  • Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science , Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)
  • Society for Psychophysiology Research, Society for Psychophysiology Research (SPR)
  • APA, American Psychological Assoication (APA)

Committee

  • Departmental Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team,

Publications

Book Chapters

2019

Effects of Trait Emotion Regulation on Stress Responsivity.
Griffin, S. M.; Howard, S.
(2019) Effects of Trait Emotion Regulation on Stress Responsivity.
In Stress and Anxiety ; P. Buchwald, K. Krzysztof, K. A. Moore, & P. Arenas-Landgrave(Ed.) Berlin : Logos Verlag
[ULIR]

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Instructed reappraisal and cardiovascular habituation to recurrent stress
Griffn, S. M.; Howard, S.
(2021) Instructed reappraisal and cardiovascular habituation to recurrent stress
In Psychophysiology;
DOI: https://doi.org/doi/10.1111/psyp.13783

2021

Individual differences in emotion regulation prospectively predict early COVID-19 related acute stress.
Tyra AT;Griffin SM;Fergus TA;Ginty AT;
(2021) Individual differences in emotion regulation prospectively predict early COVID-19 related acute stress.
In Journal Of Anxiety Disorders;
DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2021.102411

2020

Establishing the validity of a novel passive stress task
Griffin, S. M.; Howard, S.
(2020) Establishing the validity of a novel passive stress task
In Psychophysiology; USA :
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13555

Other Publications

2020

Emotion regulation style and cardiovascular reactivity to active and passive stress: cross-sectional and experimental analyses 
Siobhán M Griffin
(2020) Emotion regulation style and cardiovascular reactivity to active and passive stress: cross-sectional and experimental analyses 
Limerick : University of Limerick