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BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Psychology (University of Birmingham)
PhD Psychology (University of Birmingham)
CPsychol, Chartered Psychologist
AFBPsS, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Recent research has looked at the impact of mindful awareness on problem-solving. Other projects have included how interface design can support people’s cognition in real-world situations. These include: older adults and memory loss; design of flight displays to help pilots respond rapidly and accurately to emergencies; helping visually impaired children who experience reading difficulties with reading braille. In general, this research aims to reveal how unconscious processes in people’s cognition can be made visible using technological and psychological tools.
Awarded 3rd Prize at the MobileHCI Design Competition, Stockholm, September 2011.
Currently teaching modules in Transpersonal and Positive Psychology, Information Design and Multimedia, together with research supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Current Postgraduate supervision of Derek Laffan (MSc by research): Investigating User Experience and Positive Affect of Non Instructional Online Happiness Booster Interventions.
O’Cleirigh, D. and Greaney, J. (2013). Mindfulness and group performance: An exploratory investigation into the effects of a brief mindfulness intervention on group task performance. Mindfulness (peer-reviewed journal article in press).
O’Brien, M. Greaney, J. And Barton, H. (2013). Exploring psychological factors for contributing to online recommendation sites. In Writings in the Psychology of New Media Edited by Andrew Power, Grainne Kirwan. To Be Published 1st September 2013 by Routledge.
Greaney, J. (2011). First Contact: Encouraging use of emergency contact details on mobile phones. In the Proceedings of MobileHCI 2011 the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, August – September 2011, Stockholm Sweden.
Greaney, J. (2012). Psychological perspectives on using technology to enhance wellbeing: promises and pitfalls. In Proceedings of DIS 2012 (Design of Interactive Systems), ACM Press.
Freeman, R. and Greaney, J. (2011). North-South Dialectics in Ireland. Symposium: Psychological Approaches to Social Responsibility in North-South Dialectics. 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul.
O’Cleirigh, D. and Greaney, J. (2012). Mindfulness and Group Work. Paper presented to British Psychological Society (BPS) Transpersonal Psychology Section Conference, Scarborough, 28-30 September 2012.
Greaney, J. and O’Cleirigh, D. (2013) Mindfulness, creativity and problem solving. First International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM). Rome, Italy. 8-12 May 2013.