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Dr Deaglan Page

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Level 1 Laboratory Supervisor



Room 01.527, David Keir Building
School of Psychology
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK


+44 (0)28 9097 4284


I studied Psychology at Queen’s graduating with a B.Sc. in 2000. I obtained my Masters (2001) and Doctorate (2005) from the University of Ulster and have been Level 1 Laboratory Supervisor in the School of Psychology since 2004. I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Training in 2005 and am currently a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).  

My PhD supervisors were Dr Eun-Mee Kim (Ulster) and Dr Eugene O’Hare (Ulster/QUB) and the title of my doctoral thesis was ‘Various Pharmacological Interventions in an Animal Model of Amyloidosis’   

My primary teaching responsibilities are to organize, co-ordinate and teach Level 1 Laboratory Classes in the School of Psychology and to provide assistance to students in all elements of their statistics and methods training. These laboratory Classes are a required component of the modules PSY1001 and PSY1002.

In addition, I am a member of the teaching group for the level 1 Modules PSY1004 and PSY1005 as well as undertaking supervision of level 2 Group Projects (PSY2051) and Final Year theses (PSY3001)  

My PhD investigated various pharmacological interventions in an animal model of amyloidosis, for use as a potential intervention in Alzheimer’s disease.  I have continued with this field of research

Lately, I have developed an interest in the effect of a peer-mentoring program in undergraduate students along with other ways in which the undergraduate learning experience can be improved. To this end, I have acted for three years as a reviewer for the HEA Teaching Development Grant Scheme


Awarded (as Principal Investigator)

Amount: £5,592 Awarding Body: Higher Education Academy, Psychology Network   

Title of Project: Evaluating the effect of a peer mentoring project on attendance, retention and academic performance in undergraduate psychology students. 

Publications ?

Bell, R., Gilmore, P. and Page, D. Pending ‘Anxiolytic-like effects observed in ratstested in the elevated-zero maze following treatment with selective 5- HT 2, 5- HT 3 and 5- HT4 antagonists’.  

Page, D. & Hanna, D. (2008) ‘'Peer mentoring; the student’s Perspective’ in ‘Psychology Learning and Teaching 7, 2 34-37

Reid, R.E., Kim, E-M., Page, D., O’Mara, S. & O’Hare, E. (2007) ‘Effects of Thyroxine Replacement on Spatial Learning and Memory in an Animal Model of Congenital Hypothyroidism’ in Physiology and Behaviour 91, 299-303

Page, D., Kim, E-M. & O’Hare, E. (2004) ‘Cox-2 inhibition ameliorates learning and memory deficits in an animal model of amyloidosis’ in

The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology  (7) P02 312?

Conference Presentations

O’Hare, E., Ardis, T., Page, D., Courtney, M., Shephard, R.A., Leslie, J.C., Cleary, J., Richardson, R.L and Kim, E-M (2002) ‘Effects of Aβ oligomers and Aβ plaques on Learning and Memory in the rat’. The 8th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, P2 889

Conferences Attended?

            2009     York HEA Psychology Network Conference

            2007     Maynooth. AISHE Conference.

            2006     York Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference.