Current University: National University of Ireland
Discipline: Health Psychology
Research Supervisor: Dr. Jane Walsh & Dr. Caroline Heary
PICH Mentor: Allen Finley
Member since: October 2012
My primary research interest is in the area of paediatric procedural pain and distraction. My current research aims to examine children’s engagement with distraction when used as an acute pain management technique in a hospital outpatient setting and to explore factors which may contribute to the effectiveness of distraction in such a setting. This includes investigation of factors such as the nature of the distraction type used and individual child variables including negative emotional constructs such as anxiety.