- 2001-2005: BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Trinity College, Dublin.
- 2005-2006: MSc in Philosophy of Mental Disorder from King’s College, London.
- 2007-2008: MSc in Child Development from Institute of Education, University of London.
- 2009-2012: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DPsychSc) in University College Dublin.
Fionnuala is a HCPC-registered, practising clinical psychologist with an interest in developmental psychology and psychopathology. She conducts research on parent-child interaction in typical and atypical development (especially autism-spectrum disorders), as well as service-based research in clinical psychology.
- 2017 – Present: Clinical Psychologist at The Retreat, York.
- 2016 – Present: Associate Lecturer, University of York.
- 2014 – 2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of York.
Maternal Mind-mindedness: Transmission mechanisms & predicting development into early adulthood (2018 – 2021).
Assessments of social cognition and emotion understanding for 2-year-olds (2017).
Baby and Me – an intervention study that aims to use new technology to improve the quality of infant–mother interaction in mothers (2014 – 2017).
- Elizabeth Meins, University of York
- Jessica Hobson, University College London and Sonoma State University
- Suzanne Guerin, University College Dublin
- Katja Osswald, The Retreat, York.