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DCP Committee 2017


Office holding:

BIO for Division of Clinical Psychology

Name: Dr. Andrea Higgins D.Clin.Psy., M.Sc., C.Psychol, AFBPsS, Reg. Psychol Ps.S.I, A.F.Ps.S.I

Job title and place of work: Senior Neuropsychologist, Bloomfield Hospital

Years on committee: 2015 - Present

Close to heart issue(s) (with regard to Clinical Psychology/DCP): Older Adults; Rare Neurological Conditions; Clinical Neuropsychology



Name: Aoife Menton, D Psych Sc, PhD, Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I

Secretary/ Vice Chair 

Day job:

Clinical Psychologist, Enable Ireland Meath Early Services

Close-to-heart issue:

I am passionate about the promotion of Clinical Psychology and its important role in Irish society in addition to the promotion of the wellbeing of DCP members. I also have a big interest in the area of Perinatal Psychology and promoting positive experiences from the earliest stages of life.

Something you should know about me:

Dr. Seuss is an important role model for me… A man who can rhyme and extol the virtues of perseverance and resilience is someone to be admired!



Name Dr John Bogue

Office holding: Committee Member

Day Job: Head, School of Psychology and Director, DPsychSc Programme, NUI Galway

Close-to-heart issue: Clinical Psychology Training Programmes should be funded in accordance with national workforce planning requirements to enable training programmes to maintain consistent staffing levels.

Something you should know about me: I can’t resist buying DIY stuff in Aldi and Lidl and I now need a warehouse to store everything.

Dr. Pauline Moloney B.A., D.Clin.Psych., C. Psychol., Ps.S.I.

Job title and place of work:
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Adult Mental Health, DNC

Years on committee:
2016 - Present

Current office held on committee:
Committee member

Close to heart issue(s) (with regard to Clinical Psychology/DCP):
Clinical: Enhancing services for individuals with eating disorders in Ireland.
Professional: Promoting the unique skills of the profession of clinical psychology and
supporting Clinical Psychologists throughout their development.

Something you should know about me:
I have a keen interest in the arts and volunteer with the charity First Fortnight who work to change people’s perceptions about mental health through the creative arts.

Dr. Amy Watchorn, B.A. (Mod), MSc, DClinPsych, C.Psychol.Ps.S.I., HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist

Job title and place of work: Senior Clinical Psychologist, St John of God Hospital

Years on committee: 2017 - Present
Current office held on committee: Membership Secretary

Close to heart issue(s) (with regard to Clinical Psychology/DCP): Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD & ASD); Addictions; Personality Disorders and Complex Presentations; Clinical Neuropsychology

Other Committee Members of the Division of Clinical Psychology - bios and pics to follow

Chair: Andrea Higgins,
Secretary/ Vice Chair: Aoife Menton
Membership Secretary: TBC
Treasurer & Events organiser: Paul Horgan
Miriam Ryan, Communications/PR officer
Aisling White, Council Liaison
Ruth Buckmaster, Trainee Rep. 1
Sarah Lynch, Trainee Rep. 2
John Bogue, Ordinary Member
Pauline Moloney, Ordinary Member
Suzanne McHugh, Ordinary Member


*DCP Chair would like to reassure any ‘uncool’ visitors to this page that our Rep. for Psychologists in Clinical Training does not promote and is not complicit in the use of air-based incendiaries for recreational or other purposes. Rather, Cian is a fan of the American-based rock band known for their elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals and their enthusiastic and emotional live shows. Cian’s views are definitely his own.


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Speakers: Dr Kate Kirby, Dr Tadhg MacIntyre, Jessie Barr & Niamh Briggs

21st September


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