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Special Interest Group in Paediatric Psychology


Welcome to the page of the 


Special Interest Group in Paediatric Psychology




“Paediatric psychology is concerned with the psychological aspects of illness, injury, and the promotion of health behaviors in children, adolescents and families"


This group will be of interest to you if:

You are or hope to be a psychologist working clinically with paediatric populations (e.g. in hospital, rehabilitation, community services, early-intervention, school-age, CAMHS, and PCCC).

You are interested in or are currently conducting research in the fields of paediatric and/or health psychology.

You are or may be in a position in the future to supervise individuals conducting audits or research in the fields of paediatric and/or health psychology.

For clinicians and researchers the tremendous benefit of the group will be the sharing of knowledge, materials, and resources through a paediatric psychology listserv (email), the establishment of a paediatric psychology research hub and the running of paediatric psychology training events and conferences with international paediatric psychologists as guest speakers. The group will also facilitate the forging of links between clinicians and researchers to allow for the exciting prospect of opening up awareness of areas for paediatric psychology research, access to paediatric populations, and developing clinically meaningful research based on the experiences of paediatric clinicians.

If you are interested in becoming a member of SIGPeP please download the membership form from the left hand side of this webpage, complete it and email it to can also follow us on twitter using the handle @SIGPeP.

Your SIGPeP Committee Members for 2015-2016 are:

Chairperson: Mr. Vincent Mc Darby, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin 

Vice-Chairperson: Dr. Claire Crowe, Senior Clinical Psychologist 
The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght 

Research Officer: Dr. Caroline Heary Lecture in Psychology & 
Co-Director of the PhD in Child & Youth Research, NUI Galway 

Secretary: Ms. Lisa Hynes, Research Psychologist 
NUI, Galway 

Treasurer: Dr. Laura Gallagher, Senior Clinical Psychologist 
The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght 

Communications Officer:
 Dr. Claire Conlon, Senior Clinical Psychologist 
Central Remedial Clinic 

Policy Development Officer: Dr. Gillian Fortune, Principal Clinical Neuro Psychologist, Head of Psychology, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin 

Membership Officer: Ms. Cynthia Ebere-Anaba, Psychology Student, 
Dublin Business School 

Student Officer: Ms. Carolina Concialdi, Assistant Psychologist 
The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght 

Ordinary Members:

Ms. Mairead Dempsey, Senior Clinical Psychologist 
Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street 

Ms. Fiona Mc Darby, Health Psychologist 
St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown 

Dr. Line Case, Lecture of Psychology 
NUI, Galway 

Dr. Sarah Carroll, Senior Clinical Psychologist 
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin



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