Emily McGlinchey

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Dr Emily McGlinchey is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Stress Trauma and Related Conditions (STARC) Research Lab, based in the Psychology Department of Queen’s University (QUB). Emily is also a BPS accredited Low-Intensity CBT (LI-CBT) therapist with over 3 years of clinical experience working across a range of both statutory and non-statuary mental health services. Emily has a research interest in the area of applied mental health, particularly in the areas of trauma, internalising disorders (such as anxiety or depression) and emotional dysregulation. Emily is currently involved in a number of high profile mental health research projects based in QUB.

Emily completed an MSc in Applied Psychology and Psychological Therapies at Ulster University in 2015. More recently, Emily was awarded her PhD on the 9th of October 2019. This thesis was titled, ‘The role of emotional regulation in anxiety and depression symptom interplay and expression among school-aged females in Northern Ireland’. This project sought to use sophisticated statistical models to explore how symptoms of anxiety and depression are expressed among adolescents within the general population and unpack the complex mechanisms that underlie the frequent co-occurrence of these two phenomena, namely emotional dysregulation. Variable-centred, person-centered, and symptom-based statistical approaches were applied to data gathered by Emily as part of the project.

Emily has presented her work at several national and international conferences (as well as public impact events) and was awarded the Irish Association of Suicidology Award in October 2015 in relation to her work on adolescent self-harm. She has also published work in the area of mental ill-health, particularly internalising disorders such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety across both adult and adolescent populations.

In relation to teaching, Emily has been awarded the Associate Fellowship of the HEA. She also has completed B.P.S accredited Case Management Supervision Training in order to supervise trainee LI-CBT students on placement. Emily has experience teaching across several applied mental health undergraduate and postgraduate psychology modules. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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