Hyland, Dr Philip

Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Room 2.22)




  • Dr. Philip Hyland is a senior lecturer in psychology at NCI and a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Philip's research primarily focuses on studying psychological responses to traumatic life events and disorders associated with stress (Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Complex-PTSD). Philip is extensively published in this area and is a member of the measurement development team for stress-related disorders for the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11) produced by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Philip's research also covers the areas of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and criminal psychology. Philip has received a number of international awards for his research and is the co-founder and Associate Editor of the Journal of Criminal Psychology.


Key Responsibilities at NCI

  • Module Leader - Introduction to Statistics, Applied Statistics, Abnormal Psychology, and Criminal Psychology.
  • Programme director for second year full time psychology students
  • Chair of the research committee.



  • Ph.D in Psychology  - University of Ulster
  • BA Hons (1.1) in Psychology - Dublin Business School


Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology, National College of Ireland, Ireland (2015 to present)
  • Lecturer in Psychology, National College of Ireland, Ireland (2014 - 2015)
  • Adjunct member of the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2015 to present)
  • Associate Member (International Expert), Quantitative Research Methods Training Unit (QRM-TU) at the University of Huddersfield, UK (2014 to present)




Professional Body Membership

  • Chartered Psychologist - British Psychological Society
  • Graduate Member - Psychological Society of Ireland
  • Member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)


Successful Research Grants

  • €3,316,177 awarded from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 scheme - European Industrial Doctorate (2016 -2020). Role: Research Coordinator. Project title: The Collaborative Network for Training and Excellence in Psychotraumatology (CONTEXT) http://www.psychotraumanetwork.com/
  • €2,000 awarded from the University of Ulster and Queen's University Belfast. Confirmatory factor analysis training. 
  • €1,300 awarded from the Psychology Research Unit at the University of Ulster. Latent variable modelling training. 
  • €10,155 awarded from the Polish Prison Service (2010 -2013). Role: Co-investigator. Project title: Criminal thinking styles and recidivistic behaviour. 


PhD Supervision

  • Robert Fox - Loneliness, Social Isolation, PTSD, and Psychosis among Older Adults. Commenced 09/16. 
  • Gary Treacy - Exploring Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Social Asymmetry as predictors of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Commenced 09/16. 
  • Marie-Sklowdska Curie Action, CONTEXT Fellows. Commencing 02/17.


Research Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals


Papers under Review

Conference Presentations

Invited Presentations



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