The School of Psychology welcomes new member of staff, Dr Aideen McParland
Dr Aideen McParland - Lecturer (Education)
Aideen graduated from QUB with a BSc in Psychology (Hons) in 2011, and MSc in Atypical Child Development in 2012. Aideen was awarded her PhD in Psychology from Ulster University in 2018. Having completed post-doctoral work also at Ulster University, Aideen was appointed Assistant Professor at University College Dublin where she worked before joining the School of Psychology here at QUB.
Aideen’s research interests reside in the fields of developmental and behavioural Psychology. Her research uses scientific principles of applied behaviour analysis and the latest eye-tracking technology to develop gaze behaviour training for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Aideen has tested and implemented this novel operant training tool extensively across primary schools in Northern Ireland and remains committed to improving behavioural outcomes using technology with atypical populations.
Aideen is a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Registered Behaviour Technician with QUB. In 2019, Aideen was awarded a professional certificate in Entrepreneurial Education with UCD Innovation Academy and continues to work closely with the academy to promote innovation in University teaching.