The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) is governed by its Council, which is composed of elected and co-opted members of the Society.

The election process is governed by the PSI Memorandums and Articles of Association, which clearly state the terms of office and the process of election.


The key role of the PSI Council is to identify and direct policy of the PSI and to represent its members.


The responsibilities of the Council include:

  • To collectively represent members and to act in the best interest of the members;
  • To ensure good governance and to adhere to current legislative and financial obligations under the Companies Acts;
  • To develop and maintain policies in relation to psychologists in Ireland;
  • To further the aims and objectives of the Society in-keeping with the Memorandums and Articles and the PSI Strategic Plan;
  • To hold regular meetings and to act as the strategic decision-making body for the Society.


To contact the PSI President please email 


Council Members 2023

Biographies for Council members can be viewed by clicking here.

President Dr Anne Kehoe
President-elect Dr Odhrán Mc Carthy
Past President Dr Vincent McDarby
Honorary Secretary Dr Damien Lowry
Honorary Treasurer Dr Michael Drumm
Membership Secretary  Dr Dean McDonnell
International Liaison Officer Dr John Francis Leader
Ordinary Members

Dr Sarah Casey

Dr Sarah Cassidy

Dr Alvina Grosu

Dr Andrew Kennedy

Dr Cal McDonagh

Mr Ian O'Grady

Dr Albert Osthoff

Mr Mark Smyth

Co-opted members

Dr Mitchel Fleming

Dr Grainne Kirwan

Dr Gillian O'Brien

Caroline Wheeler