Caoimhe Ryan has been appointed as a part time postdoctoral research fellow to help work on the project, starting in May 2016. A small pilot grant is supporting our initial interview study looking at Specialists in Emergency Medicine and Oncology.
Caoimhe has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of St Andrews (2016) and MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics (LSE, 2007).
Caoimhe is interested in questions of self, identity, and wellbeing. Her doctoral thesis investigated the role identity and representation in grassroots anti-deportation campaigns. Prior to her doctoral training she worked on two consecutive research projects (CSO-funded) at the University of Stirling (2007-2010) and the University of Strathclyde (2011-2012) investigating psychological factors associated with suicidal behaviour and repeated self-harm.
Caoimhe also currently works as a qualitative research associate at the Institute of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, where she carries out research under the Incorporating Perspectives and Experiences (IPE) research theme within the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) unit.