Community Activites and Events

As a community of applied academic psychologists, we view knowledge generation and knowledge exchange as situated both within and outside the boundaries of the University. We are committed to implementing UCC’s Civic Engagement Plan 2017-2022 ‘Together, With and For Community’.  Staff of the School have established strong interpersonal relationships over time with key personnel in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based and statutory services (in particular clinical psychology) resulting in partnerships related to teaching and community-based learning, a significant number of substantial placements on a number of our postgraduate programmes, and collaborative research and civic engagement.

In 2018-2019, staff of the School engaged in research partnership with many community organisations.  Examples of research include research on homelessness, older adults with dementia, chronic pain, drug and related deaths, neuropsychological outcomes in congenital heart disease, addiction, children with acquired brain injury, refugee and migrant resettlement and integration,  creating connected communities in European small islands. This research has significant community impact.

Outreach Events


Psych Slam is a science communication competition for Transition Year Students run by the School of Applied Psychology at University College Cork.

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Peter Dempsey Lecture and Student Awards Night

The Inaugural Annual Peter Dempsey Lecture and School of Applied Psychology Student Awards Ceremony takes place each year in the School.

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Transition Year Event

Each year, School of Applied Psychology welcomes over 40 transition years students from schools all over Ireland for a three day Transition Year Event

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A Symposium of the Design Potential of the PTMF

In June 2022, the School of Applied Psychology hosted a symposium on the design potential of the Power Threat Meaning Framework. The Framework seeks to de-professionalise and de-medicalise understandings of emotional distress so that everyone's narrative and meaning-making abilities are respected within and across cultures.

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