Dr Sinead Smyth (BA Hons Psychology, PhD., PGCHEP) is a lecturer in psychology at the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University. She completed her BA and PhD studies in Psychology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (now Maynooth University). Following this, Sinead worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London on an ESRC funded project overseen by Prof Michael Eysenck. She then worked as a Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis in the School of Psychology at the University of Ulster for four years before taking up her current role.
Sinead’s research interests are in the area of experimental behaviour analysis and include investigation of language and learning, anxiety, implicit attitudes as well as the application of behaviour analysis in educational and community settings. Current projects include: Exploring the use of equivalence based instruction to teach categorisation to young children (funded by a SNHS Postdoctoral Staff Award). Using group contingencies to encourage behaviour change in adolescent school goers (funded by a DCU Career Enhancement grant).