Dr. Irene Connolly

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr. Irene Connolly

e mail: irene.connolly@iadt.ie
phone: 01 2394963

Qualifications and Professional Bodies

Undergraduate
BA in Psychology (Hons). NUI. 1995.

Postgraduate
M.Litt in Educational Psychology (Hons). NUI. 1999.

PhD in Educational Psychology (Hons). NUI. 2003.

Membership of Professional Bodies
Psychological Society of Ire.
By paid subscription.

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Area of Expertise

Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology:
Specifically Bullying & Cyberbullying,
Dyslexia and Learning difficulties
Motivation in the classroom
E-Learning
M-Learning
Psychometric Testing and Assessment
Working with children.

Irish representative of European Federation of Psychologists Associations EFPA
Consultation Group ‘Psychology and Internet’:

Coalition to make the internet a safer place for children.http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-11-1485_en.htm.

Chairperson of organising committee of "Dealing with cyberbullying: A practical approach" conference. www.cyberpsychology.ie. March 23rd. 2013.

Affiliated researcher with the National Anti-Bullying Centre. Dublin City University (DCU).

https://www4.dcu.ie/abc/index.shtml


External examiner for PhDs Trinity College Dublin & Dublin City University.

Panel Member of Educational Psychologists for National Educational Psychological Services (NEPS) for 2 years, assessing children with Learning Difficulties.

Co-chair of conference "Bullying at School: Sharing Best Practice in Prevention and Intervention". Trinity, College Dublin. November 9, 2011.


Academic Reviewer:

Academic Reviewer for Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking; Sage Open; Aggressive Behaviour; Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS).

Academic book reviewer for Routledge/Psychology Press.

Internal examiner for the HETAC award of higher degree by research (2014). "The effect of information provided on a Facebook profile on romantic attraction".

Internal examiner for the HETAC award of higher degree by research (2011) “Evaluation of Cognitive Improvements Using Technological and Text-based Training Tools”.

Reviewed Module 7, Working with Children and Young People for EU-funded project “CyberTraining – a research-based training manual for trainers on cyberbullying”. http://www.cybertraining-project.org/ (2010)

Reviewer for Psychological Society of Ireland Conference in the area of Psychology and Technology.





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Teaching and Research

Lecturing on the BSc in Applied Psychology in Developmental and Lifespan Psychology &
Educational Psychology.

Research Masters supervision in the following ares of Educational Psychology.

MSc in Cyberpsychology dissertation supervision.

Cyber-bullying in Ireland; an examination from execution to resolution

Cyberbullying
A New Dimension to an Old Problem.

Dyslexia
The application of design strategies to develop interactive digital educational aids for 3rd level dyslexic students.

E-Learning
iscoil: Re-engaging young early school leavers in education using online learning and digital technology.

Motivation
Motivation and Self Efficacy of third Level students.


Psychology of Attitudes.
Persuasion and Attitudes
Advertising and Captology influence on attitudes and behavioural intent to same-sex marriage.


Teaching experience:
Ballyfermot College of Further Education. 1998-1999. (Part-Time). NCVA Level 11.

Ballyfermot College of Further Education. 1999-2000. (EPT, lecturer and Course Co-ordinator). NCVA Level 11 and BTEC.

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. 2000-Present (AL, 2000-2003; Lecturer, 2003-present). HETAC Level 8.

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. HETAC level 9 Masters supervision (2006-present).

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Publications

Checkley, M., Connolly, I., & Plamer, M. (2015). The Potential of the iScoil Online Learning Model
as an Alternative Educational Programme for Young
Early School Leavers. In "Perspectives: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Staff Anthology, Vol 2.

Connolly, I. (2014). Cyberbullying in Ireland: Methods, Rates and Outcomes for Cybervictims. The Irish Psychologist, October, Volume 40, Issue 12, p. 304-309.

Connolly, I., Hurley, O., Power, A., Kirwan, G & Rooney, B. (March 2015). Social Media & Networking Behaviour. In Cyberpsychology edited by Alison Attrill. Oxford University Press.

http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198712589.do

Dunne, C., Kenna, H., Montayne, J. & Connolly, I. (2013).Dyslexia, Digital Technology and College. Improving the accessibility of course material for students with dyslexia In "Perspectives: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Staff Anthology".

Challenor, L., Connolly, I. and Barton, H. (2013). Persuasion and Attitudes: Advertising and Captology influence on attitudes and behavioural intent towards Lesbians, Gay men and Same-sex marriage in "Perspectives: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Staff Anthology".

Connolly, I., Horn, C. and Rossiter, C. (2013). Motivation and Self Efficacy of first year students at third level in "Perspectives: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Staff Anthology".

Connolly, I. (2013). An exploration of traditional and cyber bullying in children and adolescents. psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. The Psychological Society of Ireland/Northern Ireland, British Psychological Society public lecture series. November 6, Sligo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziggMNwG-CA


Dalton, G., Palmer, M. and Connolly, I. (2013). Capturing Lectures: Using Multimedia Lecture Captures To Promote Learning. In Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader edited by Andrew Power and Grainne Kirwan. Psychology Press.

Corcoran, L. Connolly, I and O’ Moore, M. (2012). Cyberbullying in Irish Schools: An investigation of Personality and Self Concept. Irish Journal of Psychology,33, 153-165.


Conferences:
Connolly (2015). An exploration of bullying and cyberbullying in both children and adolescents. Irish Learning Support Association Annual conference.

Connolly, I (2015). An exploration of traditional and cyberbullying. Northern Ireland British Psychological Society, in Queens University, Belfast.

Corcoran, C., & Connolly, I. (2014). School climate and willingness to seek help for bullying. Psychological Society of Ireland, Annual Conference.

Checkley, M., Connolly, I. & Palmer, M. (2014). Reengaging early school leavers in a virtual learning environment. Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference April 12th.

Checkley, M., Connolly, I. & Palmer, M. (2014). Perspectives on what creates an effective online learning experience. Real world views from teachers and students. Computers in Education Society of Ireland Annual Conference(CESI) on March 1st.


Connolly, I. (2013). An exploration of traditional and cyberbullying in children and adolescents. Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)/Northern Ireland British Psychological Society (NIBPS)Public lecture at the 43rd Annual PSI Conference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziggMNwG-CA

Connolly,I. (2013). Cyberbullying and the role of bystanders. Dealing with cyberbullying : A practical approach conference. March 23rd. IADT.

Connolly, I, Horn, C and Rossiter, C. (2012). Motivation and Self-Efficacy at third level. Poster presented at the DHREA first year experience conference. University College Dublin.

Connolly, I, Horn, C and Rossiter, C. (2012). Motivation and Self-Efficacy at third level. Poster presented at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Teaching and Learning Annual Showcase. June 16th.

Connolly, I, Horn, C and Rossiter, C.(2012). Motivation: The first year experience at third level. Poster presented at the Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Annual Conference. NUI Maynooth.

Connolly, I. (2011). Step into the world of Dyslexia: An experiential approach. Poster presented at Learning Innovation Network Conference (LIN). Oct 27. Dublin.

Connolly, I.(2011). Rates of Cyberbullying. Paper presented at CyberPsych Summer School. Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Dublin.

Connolly, I. (2011). Step into the World of Dyslexia. Poster presented at Teaching and Learning Showcase. Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Dublin

Corcoran, L. Connolly, I and O’ Moore, M (2010). Cyberbullying in Irish Schools: An investigation of Personality and Self Concept. Poster presented at “The Always-on Generation: Risks and Benefits of New Technologies” Conference in Florence, Italy. Oct 21.

Connolly, I. (2010). International and National rates of Cyberbullying. Department of Learning Sciences seminar series. Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Co. Dublin.
Connolly, I (2009). Prevalence Rates of Cyberbullying: National versus International. Paper presented at Psychological Society of Ireland’s 39th Annual Conference. Wexford.

Corcoran, L., Connolly, I and O’Moore (2008). Cyberbullying: A New Dimension to an Old Problem. Paper presented at Psychological Society of Ireland’s Annual Conference. Tullow. Co.Carlow.

Connolly, I and O’ Moore (2008). A Longitudinal Study of Victimization across the Lifespan. Poster presented at Psychological Society of Ireland’s Annual Conference. Tullow. Co.Carlow.

Connolly, I and O’ Moore (2006). A Longitudinal Study of Victimization across the Lifespan. Paper presented at 5th International Workplace Bullying Conference. Trinity College Dublin.

Connolly, I and O’Moore, M. (2003) Personality and Family Relations of Children who Bully. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 559-567.

Connolly, I and O’ Moore, M. (2003) Personality and Family Relations of Children who Bully. Reviewed in The Irish Psychologist November 2003.






Media:
Connolly, I.(2014) Stellar Magazine. (April. Online Trolling.

Connolly, I. (2013). The Irish Times. Trolls, bullies and fake names. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/trolls-bullies-and-fake-names-1.132018

Connolly, I. (2013). Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN).http://www.ippn.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2086:bullying-shifts-from-texts-to-websites-irishtimes&catid=50:education-news.

Connolly, I. (2012) Cyberbullying and Trolling. Sile Seoige show on Newstalk. http://media.newstalk.ie/podcast/66399/?uniqueID=3686

Connolly, I. (2011). Bullying and Cyberbullying. The Irish Times August 9. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/2011/0809/Pg058.html#Ar05800:78026C7B227A7E82F681930378E3D27BF3E07934857C449276026C77D27A

Connolly, I (2009). Prevalence Rates of Cyberbullying: National versus International. The Irish Times. November 6th.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1106/1224258189165.html

Connolly, I (2009). Prevalence Rates of Cyberbullying: National versus International. The Irish Examiner. November 6th.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cyber-bullies-using-social-network-sites-104962.html

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