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Research Statement

Dean O'Driscoll is a trainee educational and child psychologist on the Doctorate in Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology (DECAP) at Queen's University Belfast. His research explores the role of self-compassion as a protective factor for the development of psychopathology among children and adolescents, the use of compassion-based interventions for young people experiencing difficult emotions, and risk and resilience processes for youth living amid protracted intergroup conflict. 


Professional Affiliations

British Psychological Society (BPS): Postgraduate member (2016 - present)


Funding and Grants

School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast: Summer Research Student Scholarship (SRSS) (£1,050)

Department of Education, Northern Ireland: Educational Psychology Training Scholarship (£45,000)

The Graduate School, Queen’s University Belfast: Student-led Initiatives (£750) (with P Fletes-Houston, L O’Hagan and B Allison)



Written and verbal fluency in English and German 



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