Emma Kirwan

Emma Kirwan
University of Limerick | UL · Department of Psychology

PhD Candidate in Psychology

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Introduction
I am a PhD candidate at the University of Limerick interested in loneliness in young, or "emerging", adulthood. Using a mixed-methods approach, my PhD research aims to investigate the risk factors associated with loneliness in young adulthood, drawing on multidisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of young adults.
Education
September 2019 - August 2020
University of Galway
Field of study
  • Health Psychology
September 2015 - May 2019
University of Limerick
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (4)
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Background This article describes a protocol for a qualitative study to explore experiences and views and experiences of loneliness and social isolation in young adults, in Ireland. Methods A youth Research Advisory Group will be consulted on the development of study materials. Our data collection methods will be guided by participant preferences,...
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Background Loneliness refers to the distressing feeling that accompanies the experience of perceiving the quantity or quality of one’s social relationships as inadequate (1). There is increasing recognition of the prevalence of loneliness in young adults. Despite this, there is no existing scoping review on loneliness in young adulthood. Young adul...
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Background Loneliness refers to the distressing feeling that accompanies the experience of perceiving the quantity or quality of one’s social relationships as inadequate (1). There is increasing recognition of the prevalence of loneliness in young adults. Despite this, there is no existing scoping review on loneliness in young adulthood. Young adul...
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Although inadequate sleep among young people is well documented in the literature, anomalous sleep experiences, such as the parasomnia termed exploding head syndrome (EHS), have received little empirical attention. The current study examined the association of sleep quality, symptoms of psychological distress and other unusual sleep experiences wit...

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