Nolan, Dr Conor

Assistant Professor in Psychology

Key Responsibilities at NCI

  • Assistant Professor on the full time and part time BA Psychology course
  • Supervising final year project students on the BA Psychology course
  • Master's dissertation supervision
  • NCI Autism Friendly Initiative committee member


  • Doctorate in Psychological Science (Behaviour Analysis and Therapy) - Maynooth University
  • PGDip in Child and Adolescent Mental Health - UCD
  • BA Hons in Psychology - UCD

Industrial Experience

  • Behaviour Support Manager - Early Intervention Unit for children with autism at Tiddlywinks, Maynooth
  • Private referral work in behaviour support and ABA therapy
  • Parent training programmes - HSE, Tallaght Autism Parent Support
  • Support worker - school completion programmes for at risk children at St Marks SNS, Tallaght


Dr Conor Nolan is a graduate of the B.A (Hons) Psychology degree at UCD. He then went on to carry out postgraduate studies in child and adolescent mental health with the UCD School of Psychiatry. Following this, Conor completed his Doctorate of Psychological Science in behaviour analysis and therapy at Maynooth University. Conor has experience working with children and adolescents, as well as providing training for parents and support workers. He joined NCI in 2017 and currently lectures on the psychology degree programmes. Additionally, he collaborates with and provides supervision for the Trinity College Dublin M.Sc in applied behaviour analysis. Conor is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and sits on the Division of Behaviour Analysis and Undergraduate Accreditation committees.

Research Publications

Research Interests

  • Behavioural psychology and applied behaviour analysis, relational frame theory (RFT), contextual behavioural science, child mental health, stigma, implicit attitudes, autism, developmental psychology, intellectual disabilities

Professional Body Memberships

  • Graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland

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