Institute of Mental Health Sciences PhD Researchers

Find out more about our PhD researchers.

  • Miss Amy Doherty

    Title: Epigenomic Profiling of Young Adults with Mental Health Disorders in Northern Ireland

    Supervisors: Dr Rachelle Irwin, Dr Elaine Murray, Dr Dominic McSherry

    Advisor: Prof Siobhan O’Neill

    Start Date: September 2020

    Host School: School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Mr Gavin Meek

    Title: Mental Health in Sport: Development and validation of a measure of mental health in athletes

    Supervisors: Dr Kyle Paradis, Prof Mark Tully, Dr Gavin Breslin

    Start Date: September 2020

    Host School: School of Sport

  • Mr. Stefan Deery

    Title: ‘I get by with a little help from my friends’ Assessing the social environment in sport and the influence of group dynamics on mental health and well-being in athletes

    Supervisors: Dr Kyle Paradis, Dr Lee Ann Sharp, Dr Ben Fitzpatrick, Dr Noel Brick

    Start Date: September 2020

    Host School: School of Sport

  • Mr. Christopher Knowles

    Title: The Mental Health Impact of Sport and Physical Activity Engagement across the Life Span

    Supervisors: Dr Kyle Paradis, Dr Stephen Shannon, Dr Angela Carlin, Dr Gavin Breslin

    Start Date: September 2020

    Host School: School of Sport

  • Mr. Michael Cooke

    Title: Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety in the Sporting Environment:
    Development and Validation of a Measure of Psychological Safety in Sport

    Supervisors:  Dr Kyle Paradis, Dr Paul Kitchin, Dr David Woods, Dr Lee Ann Sharp

    Start Date: September 2020

    Host School: School of Sport

  • Miss Rachel Creighton

    Title: Developing enjoyable and engaging group-based exercise programmes for older adults: a feasibility study

    Supervisors: Prof Mark Tully, Dr Nicole Blackburn, Dr Kyle Paradis, Dr Paul Best

    Start Date: September 2020

    Host School: School of Health Sciences

  • Ngozi Anyadike-Danes

    Title: Sexual consent and unwanted sexual experiences, perceptions, understanding and mental health impact among university students

    Supervisors:  Dr Susan Lagdon, Dr Orla McBride

    External Advisors: Prof Bill Flack, Bucknell University, Prof Cherie Armour, Queen’s University Belfast

    Start Date: October 2019

    Host School: School of Psychology

  • Elaine Mathieson

    Title: Sedentary behaviour and mental wellbeing in older adults

    Supervisors:  Prof Mark Tully, Dr Nicole Blackburn

    External Advisors: Prof Suzanne McDonough, Royal Colle of Surgeons Ireland, Prof Cherie Armour, Queen’s University Belfast

    Start Date: January 2019

    Host School: School of Health Sciences