Tríona graduated with a B.Ed in Education and Psychology (PSI-recognised) in 2011. She completed her M.Sc in Developmental Psychology in 2013.
Tríona is a fully qualified and registered Primary Teacher and taught in various schools throughout Ireland since 2011. This included working in Mainstream, Learning Support and Special Education settings; supporting children with typical development and those with neurodevelopmental disorders.
She began working as an Assistant Psychologist at Surrey County Council in 2015. This role included assessment and intervention for children and young people (0-25 years), in addition to setting up and coordinating a pilot early intervention service for children with ASD. She joined the University of Oxford in 2016, working as a Research Assistant on a large scale RCT looking at Mental Health and resilience in adolescence (MYRIAD). Tríona joined the INFANT Centre in September 2018, primarily conducting neurodevelopmental assessments for the COMBINE study.
2018-Present: Research Support Officer (Research Psychologist), INFANT Centre, UCC
2016-2018: Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
2015-2016: Assistant Psychologist, Surrey County Council
2011-2015: Primary Teacher, Various Schools in Ireland
2012-2013: MSc in Developmental Psychology, University of Dundee
2007-2011: B.Ed in Education and Psychology, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
2018: Award for Excellence; Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
2011: Registered Primary Teacher; Full Registration Status with Teaching Council of Ireland