Dr Olivia A. Hurley

Lecturer in Psychology [@DrOliviaHurley]

Dr Olivia A.  Hurley

e mail: olivia.hurley@iadt.ie
phone: 087 2954533

Qualifications and Professional Bodies

Undergraduate
B.Sc. (Psychology). UCD. 1997.

Postgraduate
M.Sc. (Research – Sport/Cognitive Psychology). UCD. 2000.

PhD (Psychology of Sports Injuries: Research funded by the IRCHSS and UCD Open Postgraduate Scholarship). UCD 2003.

Membership of Professional Bodies
Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Full graduate member.

British Association for Sport and Exercises Sciences (BASES). Full member.

Irish Institute of Sport (IIS)- Sport Psychology Consultant-Full Technical Service Provider.

Secretary of the New Division of Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology (DSEPP) in PSI.

Committee member of the Division of Teachers and Researchers (DTRiP) in PSI (2010-2012).

Member of the Quality Enhancement Committee in IADT

back to top

Area of Expertise

Sport Psychology (Mental Skills Training and Injury management)
Research Methodology and Statistics
Cognitive Psychology

back to top

Teaching and Research

Teaching:

Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). 2004 to present:
Roles: Undergraduate Lecturer; Year tutor; Department of Learning Sceinces Seminar Co-ordinator; Special Purpose Awards Co-ordinator, and Certificate in Sport Psychology Programme Co-ordinator and lecturer.

University College Dublin (UCD). 2002 to present. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Guest Lecturer.

Trinity College Dublin (TCD). 2002 to present. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Guest Lecturer.

Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI). 2004 to present. Undergraduate Guest Lecturer.


Research Grants/Scholarships:

Subject Area: Sport Psychology.
Grant/Aid: Open Postgraduate Scholarship.
Post-graduate: PhD.
Commencement: 2000-2001.
Duration: 1 year.

Subject Area: Sport Psychology.
Grant/Aid: IRCHSS.
Post-graduate: PhD.
Commencement: 2001-2003.
Duration: 2 years.

Subject Area: Sport Psychology.
Grant/Aid: IADT Seed Fund.
Commencement: 2010-2011.
Duration: 1 year.


Consultancy:

Area: Sport Psychology.
Grant/Aid: NCTC
Consultancy work from 2000-2008.

Area: Sport Psychology.
Grant/Aid: IIS
Consultancy work: 2009-To date.


Journal Reviews:

Paper Reviewer for the Irish Journal of Psychology, and the International Review of Sport & Exercise Psychology


Conference Attendance as a delegate:

Conference: Preparing to Perform [Sporttracker]
Date: July 2009
Purpose: Teaching and Research Training; Course promotion [DL115S-Special Purpose Award: Certificate in Sport Psychology]
Supported by: IADT

back to top

Publications

Publications

Rooney, B., Connolly, I., Hurley, O., Kirwan, G., & Power, A. (In Press). Social Media and Networking Behaviour. In A. Attrill. Cyberpsychology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Hurley, O. (2013). Mental preparation in Rugby: What do the players say? Perspectives, 1.

McCabe, D., Hurley, O. & Flood, C. (2013). The influence of gendered web design on female science career motivation. In A. Power & G. Kirwan(eds), Cyberpsychology & New Media: a thematic reader (pp. 60-71). UK: Psychology Press.

Hurley, O., Moran, A., & Guerin, S. (2007). Exploring athletes’ experience of their injuries: A qualitative investigation. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 3(2), 14-22.

Hurley, O. (2002). The impact of injury: Is it ever a good thing? The Irish Medical Times, 36, p.28.

Hurley, O. (2000). Conference Review of the 21st Annual Congress of Psychology Students of
Ireland, University College Dublin, 23rd-25th March 2000. PsyPAG, 35, 2-3.

Hurley, O. & Moran, A. (1999). Mental preparation in rugby: A study of elite participants. The Thornfield Journal, 21, 43-46.



Conference Communications

Hurley, O. (2013). Social Media in the World of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Paper presented at the Annual PSI conference, 8th November, Sligo, Ireland.

Hurley, O. (2013). Careers in Sport Psychology. Presentation made at the PSI/NIBPS Careers Fair, 23rd Feb, NUI Maynooth.

Hurley, O. (2012). Twitter & Sport Psychology: What do Tweeps want? Paper presented at the Annual PSI conference, 10th November, Cork, Ireland.

Hurley, O. (2012). Careers in Sport Psychology. Presentation made at the PSI/NIBPS Careers Fair, 3rd March, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Hurley, O. (2011). Mental preparation in rugby:What do the players say? Paper presented at the Annual PSI conference, 12th November, Galway, Ireland.

Hurley, O. (2010). Feedback provision for literature reviews within Psychology: A practical way to tackle the challenges this task presents for academics. Paper presented at the PLAT2010 conference, 1st July, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Hurley, O. (2008). Teaching ethics and research skills using proposal writing in pre-award years. Paper presented at the Annual PSI conference, 23rd November, Carlow, Ireland.

Hurley, O. (2008). Teaching ethics and research skills using proposal writing in pre-award years. Paper presented at the PLAT2008 conference, 2nd July, University of Bath, UK.

Hurley, O. (2008). Careers in Sport Psychology. Presentation made at the PSI/NIBPS Careers Fair, 9th February, Trinity College, Dublin.

Hurley, O., Power, A. & Montayne, J. (2006). Team building in an online environment. Paper presented at the Annual PSI conference, 9th November, Galway, Ireland.

Hurley, O., Moran, A. & Guerin, S. (2005). Exploring athletes experiences of their injuries: A qualitative investigation. Paper presented at the Annual PSI conference, November 18, Derry, Ireland.



Published Abstracts


Hurley, O. (2013). Social Media in the World of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. The Irish Psychologist.

Hurley, O. (2012). Twitter & Sport Psychology: What do the Tweeps want? The Irish Psychologist.

Hurley, O. (2011). Mental preparation for rugby:What do the players say? The Irish Psychologist, 38(4).

Hurley, O. (2010). Feedback provision for literature reviews within Psychology: A practical way to tackle the challenges this task presents for academics. The Irish Psychologist, 37(4).

Hurley, O. (2008). Teaching ethics and research skills using proposal writing exercises. The Irish Psychologist, 35(4), p. 98.

Hurley, O. (2008). Teaching ethics and research skills using proposal writing in pre-award years. PLAT2008 Conference Handbook, 2008, p. 39.

Hurley, O., Power, A. & Montayne, J. (2006). Team building in an online environment. The Irish Psychologist, 33, p.61.

Hurley, O., Moran, A., & Guerin, S. (2005). Exploring athletes’ mental models of their injuries. The Irish Psychologist, 32, 106-107.

Hurley, O., Moran, A., & Guerin, S. (2004). Psychological responses to sports injuries-A longitudinal study. The Irish Psychologist, 31, p. 125.

Hurley, O., & Moran, A. (2002). Why me, why now: exploring athletes mental models of injury, a qualitative approach. The Irish Psychologist, 29, p.52.



Poster Presentations

Hurley, O. (2010). Special Purpose Awards: What is their purpose? Poster presented at the PLAT 2010 Conference, July 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Hurley, O. (2010). Special Purpose Awards: What is their purpose? Poster presented at the Teaching and Learning Showcase, May 2010, IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Hurley, O., Guerin, S. & Palmer, M. (2008). E-learning in an elite sports setting. Poster presented at the PSI 2008 conference, 20-23 Nov, Carlow, Ireland.

Hurley, O., Guerin, S. & Palmer, M. (2008). E-learning in an elite sports setting. Poster presented at the PLAT2008 conference, 1-3 July, University of Bath, UK.

Hurley, O. (2000). Perceptions of sport psychology and cognitive strategy use in Track and Field athletes. Award winning poster presented at Exercise and Sport Sciences Association of Ireland conference, 5th May, DCU, Ireland.

Malone, M. & Hurley, O. (2008). A study of Flow States. Poster presented at the PSI 2008 conference, 20-23 November, Carlow, Ireland.

von Bergen, S. & Hurley, O. (2008). A study examining the use of e-learning tools compared to a more traditional method of teaching in a college setting. Poster presented at the PSI 2008 conference, 20-23 November, Carlow, Ireland.

von Bergen, S. & Hurley, O. (2008). A study examining the use of e-learning tools compared to a more traditional method of teaching in a college setting. Poster presented at the PLAT2008 conference, 1-3 July, University of Bath, UK.

back to top