O'Brien, Fearghal

Assistant Professor in Psychology



Key Responsibilities at NCI

  • Module Leader - Introduction to Research Methods, Introduction to Statistics (Part-Time), Cyberpsychology, Personality and Individual Differences (Part-Time)


  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Trinity College, Dublin 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics - Trinity College, Dublin 
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology - Trinity College, Dublin 

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Research Assistant at the Centre for Human Innovative Systems, Trinity College, Dublin 

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Risk-Taking
  • Driver Behaviour
  • Social Influences on Health Behaviour

Recent Funding

  • $250,000 from the Division of Intramural Population Health Research to develop and test a smartphone application for naturalistic driving research (2015)
  • $1,000 in travel funding from the National Institutes of Health for the Fellows Award for Research Excellence (2015)

Research Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Publications under review

Conference Abstracts


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