Dr Paraic Scanlon
Senior Lecturer in Development Psychology, Course Director Foundation in Psychology
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Paraic completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Following this he worked in a centre for special education with children on the Autistic Spectrum before returning to NUI Maynooth for his PhD research. His project, entitled 'Behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of source memory in normal ageing' examined changes in memory function in young, middle-aged and older adults using a variety of tasks and high-density ERP recording. During his PhD he also worked as an adjunct lecturer in psychology at Limerick Institute of Technology.
On completion of his PhD in 2010, he took up a two-year post-doctoral research assistant position at University College London, examining language and sound processing in children with mild to moderate hearing loss, again utilising a number of tasks including ERP recording.
At the end of that project he returned to Ireland to lecture for a year at All Hallows College Dublin, teaching developmental psychology, biological psychology and research methods. He also supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. He joins Birmingham City University in the capacity of Lecturer in Developmental Psychology.