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Hargreaves, Dr April

Lecturer in Psychology



General Information

Key Responsibilities at NCI

  • Modules covered - Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Coaching Psychology, Workplace Psychology, Research Methods.
  • Member of the research committee.
  • Programme director for third year full time psychology students.



  • Ph.D in Neuropsychology (2010-2013) - Trinity College Dublin
  • MSc in Neuroscience (1997-1998) - Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London
  • BA Hons in Psychology (1994-1997) - University College Dublin


Academic Experience

  • Lecturer in Psychology, National College of Ireland, Ireland (2015 to present)
  • Lecturer in the following fields: Cognitive Genomics, Cognitive Development, Intelligence and Attainment, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin (2014-2016)
  • Tutor in Behavioural Sciences, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin (2010-2012)


Research Interests

  • Psychosis
  • Cognitive Genomics
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • The role of Co-Enzyme Q10 in cognitive, psychological and clinical deficits in Schizophrenia
  • April's research primarily focuses on studying the neuropsychology of psychosis; from investigating associations between GWAS genes and cognition to assessing the impact of Cognitive Remediation Therapy on cognitive defects. April's current work looks at the potential impact of orally administered Co-Enzyme Q10 on cognitive, psychological and clinical variables associates with schizophrenia.


Recent Funding

  • Trinity College Dublin (2011) €400 (travel grant for conference attendance and presentation)
  • Trinity College Dublin (2016) €150,000 Department of Psychiatry (A randomised control trial of CoQ10 in patients with schizophrenia)
  • Pharma Nord (2016) €50,000 worth of CoQ10 and placebo capsules for research purposes.


Research Publications

Published International Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Corvin, Aiden, Donohoe, Gary, Hargreaves, April, Gallagher, Louise and Gill, Michael (2012) "The Cognitive Genetics of Neuropsychiatric Disorders". In: Behavioral Neurogenetics. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, pp. 579-613. ISBN 9783642278594.



  • Hargreaves, Iain and Hargreaves, April (2015) "Coenzyme Q10: From Fact to Fiction". Pharmacology - Research, Safety Testing and Regulation. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 9781634828413.

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