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School of Psychology
Academic Staff
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Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr. Lorraine Boran, BA (Psych.), LL.B., Ph.D (Neuropsych), Advanced Dip. (Data Protection Law; Medical Law), Dip. (Law), Dip. (Statistics) is associate professor of Psychology and lectures Cognitive Psychology; Law and Neuroscience in the School of Psychology, DCU, Programme co-ordinator of the BSc in Psychology and Disruptive Technologies (BPDT), and Teaching Convenor for the School of Psychology.  She completed her psychological training at the School of Psychology/TCIN, Trinity College Dublin; and her legal training at the Honorable Society of Kings Inns and University of West of England, UK.   She is also a LLM candidate in the DCU School of Law and Government in the field of Neuroscience and the Law. She was programme co-ordinator of the BSc. Psychology degree programme (June 2016-July 2018).  In 2013-14 she received the DCU President’s innovation and excellence in teaching and learning award in the academic category.  She also held the role as chair from 2013-2015 of the DCU Research Ethics Advisory Committee in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences.    Her research in applied areas of cognitive psychology includes cognitive assessment, enhancement, prehabilitation and rehabilitation, and reserve; critical reasoning; mental health and the Law, and neuroethics. She has published in the field of serious games and cognitive function (reasoning) in the healthy elderly, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; children with Dyslexia and pain in children.  Additionally, her more recent research has been on prehabilitation and cancer; neuroethics; law and neuroscience.   https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lorraine_Boran

Research interests

Cognitive assessment, enhancement, rehabilitation and reserve; Law and neuroscience; Neuroethics; Mental Health Law; Prehabilitation and Psycho-oncology