Peter Dempsey Lecture and Student Award Ceremony

2018 Event

The Inaugural Annual Peter Dempsey Lecture and School of Applied Psychology Student Awards Ceremony 2018 took place on the 20th of February in the Enterprise Centre, UCC.

The evening began with a talk by Professor John Groeger at 6pm, followed by the Student Awards at 7pm.

Congratulations to Louise Foley, this year's winner of the Peter Dempsey Award, and Jennifer White, this year's winner of the Ann Moloney Bursary.

Thank you for everyone involved and to all those that attended for a fantastic evening.

You can view the lecture given by Prof Groeger and some photographs from the night below:


SoAP Student Awards


Rev. Professor Peter Dempsey, OFM, Cap., retired from the Chair of Applied Psychology in 1982 having been a full-time member of the staff of University College Cork for thirty-one years. During that time he successfully brought his chosen subject to a position of eminence not alone in UCC but in Ireland. He was the first Professor of Applied Psychology in UCC and many of his former students and colleagues felt that they wished to mark the work of Professor Dempsey permanently by the institution of an award to enable a student to pursue postgraduate studies in Applied Psychology. The current value of the award is c. €1,000, and is awarded to the student who receives the highest marks in their final year of the BA in Applied Psychology.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipient of the Peter Dempsey award, Louise Foley.



The Ann Moloney Bursary, sponsored by Enable Ireland, acknowledges the contribution made by Ann Moloney in linking UCC psychology graduates to the applied work setting. Ann worked for over 30 years as a lecturer in the Applied Psychology Department at UCC and also as Principal Psychologist at Enable Ireland Cork. Enable Ireland is a national organisation that provides a range of services including therapy, intervention and support services for children and adults with a physical disability. The Bursary, to the value of €1,000, will provide an opportunity for a psychology graduate to avail of a part-time work placement in the psychology department at Enable Ireland Cork.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipient of the Ann Moloney Bursary, Jennifer White.

School of Applied Psychology

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Cork Enterprise Centre, North Mall, Cork.