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Dr Candice E. Condon, Chartered Psychologist, C. Psychol, Ps. S.I

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Research Expertise

My research experience spans across many diverse areas, such as psychology, psychiatry, social cognition, memory, health, medicine, gerontology, human behaviour, and the arts. As part of my research, I work with psychiatrists, gerontologists, psychologists (social and forensic), GPs, computer scientists, and public health professionals. I enjoy interdisciplinary collaboration and have published and presented papers spanning across these diverse research areas. I have a passion for research, specifically in the areas of applied psychology, social cognition, cognitive impairment, mental health and related behaviours.

As my part of my research, I apply for funding to multiple funding bodies, spanning across diverse applied health and psychological research areas. For my PhD research, I successfully secured highly competitive funding from the Irish Research Council (IRC) for the Humanities and Social Sciences. I have undertaken research in old age cognitive function, as part of the Cognitive Impairment Research Group (CIRG) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical School and Department of Psychology at University of Limerick (UL) and University Hospital Limerick (UHL). As part of my Post-Doctoral research in the Medical School, I applied for and secured funding from the Irish Health Research Board (HRB) for the eyetracking technology project in UL and UHL. I have also secured research funding from University of Limerick from the Plassey Campus Scholarship fund. Furthermore, I have applied for and was successful in securing ethical approval for all the above mentioned research projects and have assisted other members of my research teams and faculty colleagues secure funding and ethical approval for various research projects.

I have experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods; in constructing research materials, data collection, data analysis and interpretation. I have worked with large data sets during my role as a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Cognitive Impairment Research Group (CIRG) at UL and UHL, as well as during my PhD, Masters, and undergraduate degrees. In my Post-Doctoral position, I was lead researcher for the eyetracking project, investigating cognitive function (attention, memory, comprehension, and vigilance) in cognitively intact and cognitively impaired individuals. I applied for and secured ethical approval for this project separately, from UL and the HRB, in order to recruit participants from both the student body and patients from UHL. The main focus of the CIRG group is researching delirium in dementia in hospitalised in-patient populations and I was involved with two such projects as well as my main project. My current and past research has involved working alone, as well as being a collaborator with other members of research teams. This involves interdisciplinary collaboration, across diverse areas of research. My present research is focused on the effects of depression and anxiety on memory.

Published blog

2020: ‘Covid 19 and Mental Health: What Lurks in the Shadows’ Condon, C. E. (2020). Carlow College, St. Patrick’s.

Journal article under review

2019: Leonard, M., Condon, C. E., McInerney, S., McFarland, J., Long, V., O’Connor, M., Reynolds, P., Meaney, A., Adamis, D., Dunne, C., Cullen, W., Trzepacz, P. T., Meagher, D. J. (2019). A comparison of depressive symptomatology using the Cornell scale for depression in dementia in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia, comorbid delirium-dementia, and cognitively intact controls. Under review.

2018Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D., and Igou, E. R. Flashbulb memory conformity: Effects of familiarity on shared dyadic retrieval for the events of September 11th, 2001.Memory, under review.

Monograph (published book)

2017: Condon, C. E. (2017). Effects of Interpersonal Relationships on Shared Reminiscence: Whose Memory is it? Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Peer-reviewed journal article

2016: Leonard, M., McInerney, S., McFarland, J., Condon, C., Awan, F., O’Connor, M., … and Cullen, W. (2016). Comparison of cognitive and neuropsychiatric profiles in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia and comorbid delirium–dementia. British Medical Journal, (3), e009212.

2015Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D., and Igou, E. R. (2015). How dyads’ reminiscence interactively moderates the relations between familiarity, trust, and memory conformity. Social Psychology46 (2), 65-75. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000222.

2012: Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D., and Igou, E. R. (2012). How much of that memory is really mine? Shared memory among dyads. Irish Psychologist, 38 (6).

Journal article

2015Condon, C. E., Leonard, M., Meagher, D. J., Adamis, D. Comparing motor subtypes in elderly patients with delirium, dementia, comorbid delirium-dementia in an in-patient setting. Unpublished Manuscript

Working paper

2014: Condon, C. E., and Exton, C. Using eyetracking technology to assess visual attention in gamers versus non-gamers. Manuscript to be submitted.

2014Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D., and Igou, E. R. Image recording technology and memory conformity: Effects of dyadic trust on shared memory. Manuscript to be submitted

2013Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D., and Igou, E. R. Investigating memory esteem and its effect on ordinary and flashbulb memory recognition. Manuscript to be submitted

2011: Condon, C. E., and Ritchie, T. D. (2011). Effects of familiarity and interpersonal trust on memory conformity.

Thesis

2010: Condon, C. E. (2010). “Darkness after birth”: An investigation into the link between emergency caesarean section and postnatal depression.

Other

Published on the cover page of the Irish Research Council’s website and annual review:

2012: Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D. (2012). Transactive memory and memory conformity in familiar versus unfamiliar dyads. Research Showcase-Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Irish Research Council (IRC) for the Humanities and Social Sciences,

Health Research Board (HRB) of Ireland,

Cognitive Impairment Research Group (CIRG), Medical School, University of Limerick.

European Delirium Association (EDA),

Irish Delirium Society (IDS).

An Chomhdháil Muinteoiri le Rincí Gaelacha

Media interactions

2020: Invited Speaker-Radio Interview (RTE Radio 1) Mental Health Effects on Children and Adolescents, as a result of Covid 19 Restrictions (Interview with Joe Duffy on Liveline)

Blog

2010: Carlow College, St. Patrick’s Staff Blog ‘Covid 19 and Mental Health: What Lurks in the Shadows’ Condon, C. E. (2020)

Invited speaker

2019: Public Colloquia Series, Carlow ‘Coping and Resilience in your Life: The Latest Insights from Psychology’ Condon, C. E. and Ni Chuileann, S. (2019).

2015: Mensana Mental Health Week Condon, C. E. (2015). Diagnosing and distinguishing cognitive impairment in the older person. Invited speaker for Mensana Mental Health Week, Carlow (October, 2015).

2015: Nominated for the Best Paper Award for Research Condon, C. E. and Leonard, M. (2015). Comparison of cognitive and neuropsychiatric profiles in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia and comorbid delirium–dementia.

ESCON 2-Transfer of Knowledge Conference, Lithuania, 2015

2013: Condon, C. E. (2013). Shared memory: Effects of dyadic familiarity and interpersonal trust. Invited Speaker, Department of Psychology Colloquium.

Book launch

2017: Presentation Condon, C. E. (2017). Effects of Interpersonal Relationships on Shared Reminiscence: Whose Memory is it? Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. Location of launch: Carlow College

Seminars

2016: Seminar in Statistics for Psychologists Statistics workshop and seminars for psychology students (1st -3rd year students) at Waterford Institute of Technology

Conferences

2014: Presentation (Oral) Condon, C. E. (2014). A comparison of cognitive and neurocognitive profiles in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia, comorbid delirium-dementia, and cognitively intact controls. University Hospital Limerick Research Symposium, Limerick, October, 2014.

2014: Presentation (Oral) Condon, C. E. (2014): iTracker project: Using customized eye-tracking technology in the healthy volunteer and cognitively-impaired subject setting. Oral presentation at Limerick-Midwest and Midlands Psychiatry Services Bi-Annual Symposium, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, May, 2014.

2012: Poster Presentation Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D., and Igou, E. R. (2012). I remember that, but is it my memory? Shared dyadic memory. Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, May, 2012. Poster presentation.

2012: Winner of best postgraduate poster presentation Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D., and Igou, E. R. (2012). How much of that memory is really mine? Shared memory among dyads. Conference for Psychology Students Ireland (CPSI), Queens, Belfast, February, 2012. Winner of best postgraduate poster presentation.

 

My Post-Doctoral Research was funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) of Ireland, University Hospital Limerick and The Medical School, University of Limerick. I completed this Post-Doctoral research with the Cognitive Impairment Research Group (CIRG), Department of Psychiatry, Graduate Entry Medical School, and University of Limerick.

I secured highly competitive funding from the Irish Research Council (IRC) for the Humanities and Social Sciences for my Psychology PhD research into Shared Memory Conformity in Dyads (Social Cognition) in the Department of Psychology, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick. I was also awarded the Plassey Campus PhD Scholarship for my results on the Masters (MSc) of Psychological Science at University of Limerick.

I was nominated as the only psychology researcher in Ireland for ‘Best Research Paper’ at the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON) conference in Vilnius, Lithuania (August 2013). I have presented at numerous psychology conferences in the United States, Europe, and Ireland, including the annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Chicago, British Psychological Society (BPS) and Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and won the Best Postgraduate Poster (2012) at the Annual Congress of Psychology Students Ireland (PSI) at Queens University Belfast.

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