Martina Di Renzo-Buckley


Martina Di Renzo Buckley graduated in Applied Psychology, UCC and is currently studying for a PHD with a research on Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome and on-line communication, focusing on the construction of on-line identities, both in one-to-one synchronous and asynchronous communication settings and Internet communities. She is also exploring the narrative within blogs and websites authored by people with autism and Asperger Syndrome.

She has a mixed background in IT, language studies, theories on bilingualism and literary criticism. Her research is framed within discursive psychology, with the use of discourse and narrative analysis, and social constructionism. The website for the first stage of the research is



Martina Di Renzo-Buckley

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Research Area:

Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome and on-line communication


Research, Postgraduates

Wellbeing and Social Engagement

Department of Applied Psychology, University College Cork