Gemma Kiernan (B.A., Ph.D. PostGrad. Dip. Psychotherapy Cert Child Psychotherapy) is an Associate Professor in Psychotherapy in the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health at Dublin City University. Gemma is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and an accredited Psychotherapist with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Gemma lectures on the Psychotherapy programmes in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences. Her research is predominantly concerned with understanding and improving children’s psychosocial health and development in the areas of illness, disability, and loss.She has published and presented her work at both national and international levels.