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Dr Lorraine Boran

Nursing and Human Sciences

Name: Dr Lorraine Boran
Department: Nursing and Human Sciences
Role: Academic Staff - Psychology, law and neuroscience
Phone Number: 01 700 7923
Email Address:
Room: H221
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Dr. Lorraine Boran, BA (Psych.), LL.B., Ph.D (Neuropsych), Advanced Dip. (Data Protection Law), Dip. (Law), Dip. (Statistics) is assistant professor of Psychology and lectures Cognitive Psychology; Law and Neuroscience in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU.  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).  Prior to joining DCU in 2010, she worked as programme director of  Psychology in a number of institutions with HETAC/PSI accreditation. 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, 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 neuroethics; law and neuroscience.

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