About me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

There I teach on Trinity’s Bachelor in Medicine, being the Director of the 1st year Behavioural Science course and the 3rd year Psychology and Psychiatry as Applied to Medicine course.

All views on my blog are, of course, my own.

My research focuses on two topics. The first is the experience of hearing voices other people cannot (‘hearing voices’ or auditory verbal hallucinations). The second is, the often related, problem of child sexual abuse.

My research is currently funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations grant, a NARSAD Independent Investigator Award, and a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund award from Trinity College Dublin.

Qualification-wise, I have a Ph.D. in Psychology (Durham University), an M.A. in Research Methods (Durham University), a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Nottingham University) and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Durham University). To be fair though, I have learnt most from talking to people who themselves hear voices and survivors of sexual abuse.