Dr Conor Mc Guckin

B.Sc. (Hons), B.Sc. (Open), Ph.D., M.A. (Jure Officii)
CPsychol (BPS), C.Psychol., Ps.S.I. (PSI), CSci, AFBPsS, A.F.Ps.S.I.
Assoc. Professor in Educational Psychology
School of Education, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.


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Based in the School of Education at Trinity College Dublin, Conor’s research interests are in the areas of bully/victim problems among children and adults, psychology applied to educational policy and processes, and the need for a fully inclusive education environment for all children and young people (e.g., special educational needs, disability).  Conor has a long track record of involvement in, and management of, collaborative research projects.  Conor gained his Ph.D. in Psychology for his research exploring bully/victim problems among Northern Ireland’s school pupils.  This thesis explored the prevalence of bully/victim problems from a multiple indicator approach, explored differential psychometric measurement issues, and the association between involvement in bully/victim problems and various individual difference variables, such as:

  • Psychological Health
  • Physical Health
  • Depression
  • Happiness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Religiosity
  • Personality


Conor is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with The British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.) with The Psychological Society of Ireland, and a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with The U.K.’s Science Council.  Conor is also an Associate Fellow of both The British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and The Psychological Society of Ireland (A.F.Ps.S.I.).  Conor is a member of the Project Management Institute.

Conor is the founder and Co-Director of Behavioural Insights, an innovative and solution focused consultancy that designs and delivers highly effective solutions to those working in the areas of applied psychology, education, and marketing.

Conor was also a founder and a Co-Director of Selection by Design, the leading provider of psychometric training, assessment, and consultancy solutions to the academic and business communities.  Selection by Design (SxD) is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to provide training in relation to the Society’s Test User: Occupational, Ability and Test User: Occupational, Personality standards.