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Dr. Therese Brophy

Following the completion of her initial degree in Applied Psychology at U.C.C. in 1998, Therese worked in a number of schools as a resource teacher in the Mid-West. She then completed her professional training on the MAEP in UCD in 2005. Therese went on to work with the Co. Dublin VEC to provide a psychological support service to post-primary schools, youthreach centres and a range of adult education centres.

In 2008, Therese joined the Test 2R team as a research project worker, and contributed to the data-gathering phase of the project, the aim of which was the development of a teacher-administered early screening tool for literacy.

Following sessional work with Early Intervention services in the Mid-West, Therese joined the National Educational Psychological Service. During her time there, Therese completed her Doctorate in Educational Psychology at University College London. Her doctoral research focused on school breaktime within the framework of self-determination theory.

Publications and conference presentation topics include: mentoring in early career psychology, school breaktime and teacher-administered cognitive assessment. Her research interests include executive functioning, green exercise, emotional regulation and the application of self-determination theory to the context of education.

Publications and Conference Papers

Brophy, T. (2017) Time to tend our own Garden? Toward a culture of mentoring in Irish Psychology. The Irish Psychologist, 43, 4.

ISPA Conference 2016, Amsterdam: School breaktime: A self-determination theory perspective.

NEPS National Business meeting 2013, Portlaoise: ‘Plain English’ in report writing.

PSI Conference 2007, Killarney: Teacher Administered Cognitive Assessment (TACA).



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