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    United Kingdom

20052020

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Personal profile

Particulars

I have completed all my higher education at Queen’s University Belfast; graduating in 1999 with BSc (1st Class Hons) Psychology and again in 2004 with a PhD in Psychology and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching.

I have been employed as a lecturer since 2005 and was appointed research coordinator for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015.

 

I have expertise in the measurement and modelling of a range of psychological constructs as well as the design and statistical analysis of research projects.

 

I have made media appearances on a number of television shows including the Afternoon Show, the Daily show and You’re a Star.

 

Other

School of Psychology Administrative Roles

  • DClin Psych Research Director
  • Module coordinator: PSY9015 Applied Research 1
  • Module coordinator: PSY9021 Applied Research 2
  • Module coordinator: PSY9026 Applied Research 3

Research Interests

My primary research interest is mental health including the measurement and modelling of psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, psychosis and related constructs.  Specific areas of interest include:

  • Attentional biases

  • OCD

  • Psychometric properties of Mental Health Measures

  • PTSD & complexPSTD

  • Self-conscious emotions (especially shame) & mental health

  • Trauma (from the troubles, natural disasters or childhood adversity)

I have been teaching research methods and analysis for ten years. Martin Dempster and I have co-written two books on statistics & research methods and I have published research looking at the problems students have in this area.

Teaching

PSY3001 Thesis

PSY7059 Psychological Assessment

PSY7062 Dissertation

PSY9012 Psychological Assessment and Formulation

PSY9015 Applied Research 1

PSY9021 Applied Research 2

PSY9026 Applied Research 3

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Research Output

A meta-analytic review of the relationship between alienation appraisals and PTSD symptoms in trauma-exposed adults

McIlveen, R., Curran, D., Mitchell, R., DePrince, A., O'Donnell, K. & Hanna, D., 08 May 2020, In : Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Phase-Oriented Treatment Models for PTSD-A Meta-Analysis

    Corrigan, J. P., Fitzpatrick, M., Hanna, D. & Dyer, K. F. W., 01 Jun 2020, (Accepted) In : Traumatology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The association between sleep quality and attenuated psychotic symptoms

    Clarke, S., Hanna, D., Davidson, S., Shannon, C. & Mulholland, C., 2020, In : Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of digital health technologies effects on psychotic symptoms in adults with psychosis

    Clarke, S., Hanna, D., Mulholland, C., Shannon, C. & Urquhart, C., 08 Nov 2019, In : Psychosis. 11, 4, p. 362-373

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse as a Predictor of Reoffending: A Systematic Review

    Dalsklev, M., Cunningham, T., Dempster, M. & Hanna, D., 22 Aug 2019, In : Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Prizes

    QUB teaching award

    Hanna, Donncha (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Team of the Year: DClin Psychology QUB

    Hanna, Donncha (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 5 Other examination
    • 5 Invited talk
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 UG external examination

    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology External Examiner

    Donncha Hanna (Examiner)

    2019

    Activity: Examination typesOther examination

    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Thesis External Examiner

    Donncha Hanna (Examiner)

    Jun 2019

    Activity: Examination typesOther examination

    Natural disasters & Mental Health: effects of the Christchurch earthquakes.

    Donncha Hanna (Advisor)

    19 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology External Examiner

    Donncha Hanna (Examiner)

    Aug 2019

    Activity: Examination typesOther examination

    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology External Examiner

    Donncha Hanna (Examiner)

    2018

    Activity: Examination typesOther examination

    Thesis

    Childhood trauma as a predictor of reoffending

    Author: Dalsklev, M., Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Dempster, M. (Supervisor) & Hanna, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Correlates of Posttraumatic Growth Following a Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review AND The Lived Experience of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Religiosity: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

    Author: Hegarty, G., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Hanna, D. (Supervisor), Storey, L. (Supervisor) & Dempster, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Delineating Trauma Mechanisms and Interventions: How Psychological Trauma Difficulties Develop and how they can be Treated Effectively

    Author: Corrigan, J., May 2018

    Supervisor: Hanna, D. (Supervisor) & Dyer, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    File

    Investigation of Attentional Bias in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Author: Harper, R., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: O'Hare, E. (Supervisor) & Hanna, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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