Vivienne Howard

PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin

Biography: My undergraduate degree was in Psychology and I have an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and an MSc in Health Psychology, as well as various other post-grad diplomas that bridge these two areas of interest. Most recently I have worked as a human factors researcher, which sparked an interest in socio-technical systems and highlighted the potential for researchers to make contributions that promote positive outcomes in people’s lives through the implementation of human-centred design.

I have two overarching areas of interest, firstly in the potential for health psychology to be integrated into primary healthcare systems, utilising evidence-based strategies within a biopsychosocial framework to manage chronic health conditions and secondly, in carrying out psychological research in the health domain that utilises the principle of public and patient involvement (PPI), where the pursuit of new knowledge and its application are directed by insights from patients, end users and key stakeholders.


Project: Nocturnal Caregiving for Juveniles with Type 1 Diabetes

Supervisors: Dr. Siobhan Corrigan (TCD) and Dr. Rebecca Maguire (Maynooth)