Maeve Doyle

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Dr Doyle has a Degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Behavioural Analysis, a Masters in Addiction Studies and a PhD in psychology examining unemployment, mental health and suicide. Her PhD involved data collection from the Republic of Ireland and secondary data analysis from the World Mental Health Survey Northern Ireland dataset. 

She recieved an Irish Research Council Research Ally award in 2023. She was also an Irish Research Council Ulysses Scheme Laureate in 2022. This award allowed her to travel with colleague Noelle Reilly to France to investiage links for research examining suicide in residential social care settings. 

She is the Athena Swan project manager for the Department of Humanities Carlow campus, successfully gaining a Bronze Departmental Award in 2022. She has been awarded SETU EDI funding for projects on a number of occasions and in 2024 recieved N-Tutorr funding to bring a day of guest talks called 'EDI at the Heart of Humanities' to SETU staff and students. She is a member of the SETU EDI committee and sits on the Data Collection and Analysis sub group of this committee. She was invited to join the EDI strategic working group to support the development of SETU's first stategic plan Connecting for Impact. 

She was elected to Academic Council of SETU in 2024 and sits on the Student Experience sub committe.

She completed the Aurora Women in Leadership programme in April 2024.


Dr Doyle currently lectures psychology on the Professional Social Care Practice on the Carlow Campus. She has also lectured on the Early Childhood Education and Practice degree and the Masters in Child Youth and Family Studies on the Carlow campus. She has previously worked with the Extended campus lecturing in organisational behaviour. 

She recieved a Teaching Hero award in 2020. 

Research Interests

Dr Doyle's research interests span a number of areas:


Mental Health and Suicide

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Teaching, Learning and Student Support

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Psychology , Ulster University


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