Dr. Nicola Porter

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr. Nicola  Porter

e mail: nicola.porter@iadt.ie
phone: (01) 2394769

Qualifications and Professional Bodies


BA (Hons) Psychology. NUI (UCD). 1998.


PhD (Psychology). Trinity College. 2004.

Postgrad. Dip. in Statistics. Trinity College. 2001.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Chair of the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology (DTRiP) in the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)

Member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association)

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Area of Expertise

Cognitive psychology, Cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience, Applied psychology.

Other Interests

FETAC Level 5 Component Certificate in Computer Illustration Graphics (E20132)

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Teaching and Research

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. 2003 to present.

Trinity College, Dublin. 2000 to 2001.

University College, Dublin. 1999.

Subject Area: Older adults, memory & technology.
Grant/Aid: Strand 1.
Post-graduate: Yes.
Commencement: 2005.
Duration: 2 years.
Student: Yes.

Subject Area: Older adults, memory.
Grant/Aid: HRB Post-graduate Scholarship.
Post-graduate: Yes.
Commencement: 1999.
Duration: 3 years.
Student: PhD studies.

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Porter, N. (2008, January). Development of a psychology short course for senior cycle students in Ireland. Poster session presented at the 30th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St Pete Beach, FL.

Caprani, N., Porter, N., & Greaney, J. (2007, September). Methods used to predict older adult use of technology mediated memory aids. Paper presented at the British HCI Conference, Lancaster, England.

Caprani, N., Greaney, J., & Porter, N. (2006). A review of memory aid devices for an aging population. PsychNology Journal, 4(3), 205-243.

Caprani, N., Porter, N., & Greaney, J. (2006, September). The development of a technology mediated memory aid for older adults with early AD. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the British Society of Gerontology, Bangor, Wales.

Porter, N. & Palmer, M. (2006, June). Psychology applied to information technology. Poster session presented at the third biennial Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference, York, England.

Porter, N. & Robertson, I.H. (2002). The highs and lows of sustained attention: An ERP study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 45, 129.

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