Moya o brien

Moya o brien
Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe | ICEP · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy


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Publications (6)
Discussing the role of nature connectedness in fortifying psychological resilience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
School leaders experience firsthand how the local community and community events impact on the school (Harris and Jones, 2020). As far back as the 1970's (Bronfenbrenner and Morris, 1998), theories of the interaction between systems, school, family and the wider community have been identified but have failed to capture the complexity of the dynamic...
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Perspectives on, and experiences of, gender stereotypes, gender roles and gender-based violence in Irish primary schools: Results from the European Commission Justice Programme SAFER Project
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Background: Recent research has shown that Irish early school leavers (ESLs) report elevated levels of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including abuse, neglect, deprivation and familial mental health difficulties and separation. Methods: A mixed-methods, inquiry-based evaluation, incorporating an online survey of second chance educators (n =...
The importance of establishing contact and, subsequently, a deeper connection with nature has long been underestimated in terms of the maintenance of wellbeing and boosting of resilience. Increases in urbanization and the digital colonization of humans’ daily lives has resulted in people becoming more and more detached from this essential fount of...



Projects (3)
How can digital technology help foster a health-supportive and sustainable human-nature relationship among city dwellers? The EU-funded GO GREEN ROUTES project (H2020-EU.3.5.2. ID: 869764), and specifically the members of its Technology Cluster, will answer this question. GO GREEN ROUTES' transdisciplinary consortium will pioneer a unique approach to nature-based solutions by creating green corridors and cultivating a positive human-nature relationship. Advancing mental health and well-being, the project's components will focus on nature-based enterprise, sustainable physical activity and digital, cultural and knowledge innovation. The project includes a set of inter-lapping clusters with the purpose of encouraging knowledge-sharing and creating a learning ecosystem. The Technology Cluster gathers partners with expertise in Virtual Reality, Sensing, Online education, App Development, Technological Nature, Digital placemaking, and other technological solutions that aim to reconnect citizens with nature.
The overarching aim of this proposed research is to systematically evaluate the processes and conditions which influence the implementation and outcomes of the Bridge to Work Programme, which was developed by Ruhama to support women impacted by sexual exploitation and prostitution. We will explore how the programme works, identify facilitators of, and barriers to, programme success in order to help build an understanding of the sustainability and potential transferability of the programme.
Archived project
The ALS (Adaptive Learning System) project aims at providing children presenting with learning disabilities a technology based adaptive learning approach, allowing a better inclusion and easier access to education and basic skills.