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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

- Mental Health Research (General)
- Social Work
- Digital Mental Health
- Interventions within Health and Social Care
- Dementia Care
- School Based Interventions
- Help-seeking
- Coproduction/participatory research
- Virtual reality and immersive technologies


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research Interests

I'm currently the Director of the Centre for Technological Innovation in Mental Health and Education (TIME Centre) within QUB. My main areas of interest include the use of immersive and digital technologies, such as Virtual Reality and 360 video to support therapeutic practice as well as support the training health and social care professionals. I also have an interest in cognitive behavioural therapy and the treatment of conditions, such as PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Depression. I've recently co-developed a new approach to participatory analysis of qualiative data (known as Participatory Theme Elicitation) and welcome applications for PhD or MSc study in any of the areas listed above.    

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
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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