Fox, Dr Robert

Assistant Professor in Psychology

Key Responsibilities at NCI

  • Module Leader – modules including Applied Statistics (part-time), Applied Research Methods (part-time), and Business Mathematics and Statistics (full-time)


  • PhD in Psychology – Maynooth University
  • Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning - Maynooth University
  • BA Hons (1.1) in Psychology – National College of Ireland

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer in Psychology, National College of Ireland, Ireland (2021)
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, University College Dublin (2020 – 2021)
  • Associate Faculty, National College of Ireland (2017 – 2021)
  • Final year project supervisor, Dublin Business School (2021)
  • Tutor in Psychology, Maynooth University (2016 – 2020)
  • Research assistant, Trinity College Dublin (2019 – 2020)

Research Interests

  • Psychotraumatology
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex PTSD
  • Loneliness
  • Psychosis
  • Psychiatric comorbidity
  • Psychopathology
  • Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) model
  • Public health
  • Health systems

Research Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Fox, R., Hyland, P., McHugh Power, J., & Coogan, A. N. (2019, June). Validating the structure of PTSD among older adults: Assessing the differential item functioning of ICD-11 PTSD and DSM-5 PTSD. 16th European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Fox, R., Hyland, P., McHugh Power, J., & Coogan, A. N. (2018, August). Childhood Maltreatment and Poorer Physical Health in Later Life: The Moderating Role of Social Isolation. 32nd European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) conference, Galway, Ireland.
  • Fox, R., Hyland, P., McHugh Power, J., & Coogan, A. N. (2017, April). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Psychosis Symptomatology in Older Adults: The Mediating Effect of Loneliness and Social Isolation. Irish Gerontological Society’s Postgraduate Study Day, Dublin, Ireland.

Computer Software

  • Fox, R. (2021). BF & cmP Calculator: A Web App for Calculating Bayes Factors and Approximate Correct Model Probability Values [Computer software].

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