TCDI am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Here I teach on Trinity’s Bachelor in Medicine, being the Director of the 1st year Behavioural Science course and the 3rd year Psychology and Psychiatry as Applied to Medicine course.


Can't You Hear ThemMy research focuses on two topics. The first is the experience of hearing voices other people cannot (‘hearing voices’ or auditory verbal hallucinations).

My latest book on this topic, to be published on 21st April 2017, is Can’t You Hear Them? The Science and Significance of Hearing Voices. You can see more about this book here.

I also undertake research into child sexual abuse.

My research is currently funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations grant and a NARSAD Independent Investigator Award.

My other roles include:


DurhamI have a Ph.D. in Psychology, an M.A. in Research Methods, and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Natural Sciences from Durham University.

I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from Nottingham University.



Bookcover2My first book, “Hearing Voices” can still be bought on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

I also have two blogs.

Please get in touch with me via the Contact Me tab.