Kathryn O'Mahony

Doctoral Researcher

Email: KMO656@student.bham.ac.uk

kathryn omahonyCurrent Status

1st Year p/t

Research Topic

Evaluating impact of Autism education standards and competencies.

Research Summary

The research will focus on teacher efficacy in the education of learners on the autism spectrum with learning disabilities in the Irish context and evaluate impact of whole school tiered professional development.


  • Bachelor of Arts (International; Psychology and French)
  • Higher Diploma in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Research Interests

  • evidence informed practice
  • autism and learning disabilities
  • assessment
  • applied behaviour analysis
  • inclusive practice
  • teacher professional development.

Research Supervisors

Dr Lila Kossyvaki

Professor Karen Guldberg

Membership of Research and Professional Organisations

Psychological Society of Ireland ( Division of Behaviour Analysis)