Meadhbh has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Child and Language Development (2009) and an MSc (Hons) in Applied Behaviour Analysis (2010) from the University of Wales, Bangor.
Meadhbh has worked as an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Tutor with children with autism and intellectual disabilities. Whilst in her ABA role Meadhbh conducted research into the use of computer-delivered instruction in teaching reading skills to children with autism and special educational needs.
Meadhbh has also worked as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist in a number of different service areas including Child and Adolescence Mental Health Services (C.A.M.H.S.), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Services and Disability Services.
Meadhbh has a keen interest in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Psychology and her current research interests include the area of postnatal depression and its impact on child development.
Meadhbh joined INFANT in November 2015 and works as a Research Psychologist on the COMBINE study and is involved in the neurodevelopmental follow-up assessments of infants aged 4 to 24 months.
- 2015-Present Research Psychologist, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research, UCC
- 2014-2015 Assistant Clinical Psychologist, Saint Joseph’s Foundation, Charleville, Cork.
- 2013-2014 Assistant Clinical Psychologist, Health Service Executive (HSE) Child and Adolescents Mental Health Service, North Cork.
- 2012-2013 Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Home Tutor, Department of Education and Skills, Cork
- 2010-2011 ABA Tutor, CABAS, Jigsaw School, Surrey, England
- 2009-2010 MSc (Hons) Applied Behaviour Analysis, University of Wales, Bangor.
- 2006-2009 BSc (Hons) Psychology with Child and Language Development, University of Wales, Bangor.
- 2015 Tyler, E.J., Hughes, J.C., Wilson, M.M., Beverley. M. (2015) Teaching Early Reading Skills to Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Using Computer-Delivered Instruction: A Pilot Study. Journal of International Special Needs Education. 18, 1-11.
- The Psychology Society of Ireland, Graduate Member
- Irish Association for Infant Mental Health, Member