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Department of Humanities

Dr Aiden Carthy

 Lecturer in Psychology/Director of the Research Centre for Psychology, Education and Emotional Intelligence


    E021, Eolas
    Aiden.Carthy@itb.ie
   
     01 8851117

Overview 

I am an experienced educator and researcher and enjoy high levels of responsibility and challenge in my work environment. I joined ITB as a psychology lecturer in 2003 prior to which I had a varied and satisfying career in the private sector. It was my love of learning which led me to return to education as a mature student in 1999 and subsequently drew me to work in higher education. I am interested in both teaching and research, and consequently since I joined ITB I have pursued a research agenda focused on the areas of applied education and mental health.  

Qualifications 

Ph. D. (Psychology), Higher Education Training and Awards Council  
M. Sc. (Science) – Medical Science, Open University 
B. A.  (Hons) Psychology, University College Dublin

Academic administration responsibilities 

Acting Head of Department of Humanities (2007-2008)
Course Co-ordinator – Applied Social Studies in Social Care (2005-2007) 
Work Placement Co-ordinator (2005/06 and 2011-2014)


Modules taught 


  Psychology
  Group dynamics
  Research methods









 





 


Research & Innovation interests/passions 


My research primarily focuses on the areas of applied education and mental health.  My doctoral research was in the field of emotional intelligence (EI), which examined barriers to student engagement with EI coaching.  


I am currently acting as principal investigator for a number of projects in the fields of EI and mental health. However, I am passionate about all aspects of educational and psychological theory and research.  I am always interested and willing to hear from researchers, students or organisations who are interested in my work or may wish to collaborate on future research projects.


Publications


  • Carthy, A. (2011) Encouraging engagement with the provision of emotional competency coaching for first year undergraduate students Presentation at the Irish Association of Social Care Educators annual conference, April 2011, Athlone, Ireland.
  • Carthy, A. (2014) Promoting social and academic attainment through emotional and social skills development Presentation at the World Conference on Educational Science, February 2014, Valetta, Malta.
  • Carthy, A. (2016) The Emotionally Intelligent College: Transforming Third Level Education to help Students and Educators Reach Their Maximum potential Cambridge Scholars Press: UK. http://www.cambridgescholars.c....
  • Carthy, A. (2016) Creating Emotionally Intelligent Colleges Keynote address at the International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy, Maynooth, Ireland, December 2016.
  • Carthy, A. (2017) A Whole New Ballgame: Does engagement with a walking football club lead to increased levels of social engagement? Presentation at the Football Association of Ireland National Stakeholders Conference, October 2017, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Carthy, A. (2017) Building Emotionally Intelligent Colleges Presentation at the International Conference on Educational Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain, November 2017.
  • Carthy, A., McCann, C. and McGilloway, S. (2010) Exploring the differences in emotional competency across subject domains for Irish undergraduate students ITB Journal Issue 19: 58-71.
  • Carthy, A., McCann, C., McGilloway, S. and McGuinness, C. (2012) A qualitative study of Irish first year undergraduate students’ reasons for non-engagement with the provision of emotional competency coaching The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Volume 4(2): 75.1-75.24. Available online at http://ojs.aishe.org/index.php...
  • Carthy, A., McCann, C., McGilloway, S. and McGuinness, C. (2013) Enhancing the academic and social learning of Irish undergraduates through emotional and social skills development The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Volume 5(3): 1231-12311 Available online at http://ojs.aishe.org/index.php...
  • Carthy, A. and McGilloway, S. (2015) ‘Thinking outside the box’ – Engaging students and promoting learning through emotional and social skills development Procedia Social and Behavioural Sciences Volume 191c: 2655-2600 Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/s...
  • Carthy, A. and Slattery, K. (2015) Peer Mentoring and the First Year Experience Presentation at the European First Year Experience Conference, June 2015, Bergen, Norway.
  • Gray, G., McGuinness, C., Owende, P. and Carthy, A. (2014) A review of psychometric data analysis and applications in modelling of academic achievement in tertiary education Journal of Learning Analytics Volume 1(1): 75-106.
  • Jameson, A. and Carthy, A. (2012) The quest for inclusion: A study of the impact of cultural inclusion on learning in a primary school in Dublin, Ireland.  Presentation at the Ireland International Conference on Education, April 2012, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Jameson, A. and Carthy, A. (2012) Diversity and Inclusion – Challenges and issues in an Irish educational setting International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education Volume 1(2): 60-69.
  • Jameson, A., Carthy, A, McGuinness, C. and McSweeney, F. (2015) The 21st Century Graduate: Delivering a tailored approach to social and emotional competency training for final year students to enhance graduate attributes and increase employability Presentation at the International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy, December 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Jameson, A., Carthy, A, McGuinness, C. and McSweeney, F. (2016) Emotional Intelligence and Graduates – Employers’ Perspectives Presentation at the International Conference on Higher Education Advances, June 2016, Valencia, Spain.
  • Jameson, A., Carthy, A, McGuinness, C. and McSweeney, F. (2016) Emotional Intelligence and Graduates – Employers’ Perspectives Procedia Social and Behavioural Sciences Volume 228: 515-522 Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/s....
  • Jameson, A., Carthy, A, McGuinness, C. and McSweeney, F. (2017) Employability and graduate work readiness: Developing a tailored approach to social and emotional competency development in final year undergraduate students Presentation at the University-Industry Interaction Conference, May 2017, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Jameson, A., Carthy, A, McGuinness, C. and McSweeney, F. (2017) Emotional Intelligence and Graduate Employability: Employer’s perspectives Presentation at the annual conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 2017, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Keegan, P. and Carthy, A. (2015) Crime Prevention Strategies: Can children be better served by directing public policy to the real causes of crime?  Presentation at the Social Care and Social Policy in Ireland conference, February 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Lawless, L. and Carthy, A. (2016) A survey of emotional wellbeing among Irish third level educators Presentation at the Higher Education in Transformation conference in Oshawa, Canada, November 2016.
  • McCormack, A., Carthy, A. and Doran, C. (2015) The Pursuit of Civic Engagement: Youth civic engagement and the role of higher education. Presentation at the Higher Education in Transformation conference, April 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Webb, N., Carthy, A. and Cox, D. (2016) You’ve got a friend in me – peer mentoring and the first year experience Presentation at the Higher Education in transformation conference, November 2016, Oshawa, Canada.

Research Supervision


PhD -  Ailish Jameson
The 21st Century Graduate: Delivering a tailored approach to social and emotional competency training for final year students to enhance graduate attributes and increase employability (working title). 


PhD - David Byrne 
An assessment of the effectiveness of second level educational policies and curricula at promoting students’ emotional and social wellbeing (working title). 


PhD - Angelo Simoes                                                                                         An analysis of the impact of emotional intelligence coaching to second level students on educational attainment. 


PhD - Eoghan Guiry                                                                                           An assessment of the impact of the provision of emotional intelligence coaching to third level lecturers on perceived levels of work-related stress and self-efficacy.


MA - Juan Fernandez  
Can fitness communities and facilities provide ‘a third place’ which will encourage participation and improved wellbeing for participants?


Postgraduate Theses Previously Supervised 


MA - Ailish Jameson 
Cultural Inclusion – A study of the issues and challenges in a primary school located in a disadvantaged area of Dublin, from the perspectives of staff, students and parents. 


MA - Pauline Keegan  
A qualitative analysis of the Garda Youth Diversion Projects from the perspectives of the young people involved.


MA - Aideen McCormack 
Understanding youth civic engagement in the 21st century from the perspectives of young people in higher education. 


PhD - Geraldine Gray  (thesis committee member – principal supervisor, Dr Colm McGuinness)  
Psychometric data analysis and applications in modelling of academic achievement in tertiary education.


 


                       





 






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External Positions 


Founder/Director of the Research Centre for Psychology, Education and Emotional Intelligence.


Associate Member of the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, Maynooth University.


Associate Member of the Centre for Higher Education Research, Policy and Practise, University of Ontario Institute of Technology/ITB.


Committee/Panel Activities 


External Examiner for the Institute of Technology Tralee.                      


Member of the board of the Graduate Research School, DIT.                       


Member of Academic Council, ITB.


Editorial responsibilities 


Reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Psychology.
Reviewer for the journal of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE).
Reviewer for the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education.


Conferences and Invited lectures/presentations


Creating Emotionally Intelligent Colleges Keynote address at the International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy, Maynooth, Ireland, December 2016.


Workshops and conferences organised


Programme committee member for the International Conference on Higher Education Advances 2017.


Consultancy


Irish Adoption Agency (IAA).  Design and delivery of a range of workshops for prospective and newly adoptive parents pertaining to various aspects of psychological development and developmental delay. 


Institute of Technology Tralee (School of Health & Social Studies): Educational consulting -assessment strategy.












 







 





 




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