conor-mccuckinDr Conor Mc Guckin

Asst. Professor in Education
School of Education, Trinity College Dublin


Conor McGuckin gained his Ph.D. in Psychology for his research exploring bullying victim problems among Northern Ireland’s school pupils.  The 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 McGuckin is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with The British Psychological Society, a Registered Psychologist (Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I.) with The Psychological Society of Ireland, and a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with The 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 Visiting Research Fellow of Glyndŵr University (Wales).

Based in the School of Education at Trinity College Dublin, Conor’s research interests are in the area of psychology applied to educational policy and processes, educational psychology, bully/victim problems among children and adults, special educational needs, and the scientific study of religiosity.  Conor has a long track record of involvement in, and management of, collaborative research projects.  Conor has recently co-managed the Irish research teams involved in three EU funded research projects exploring issues such as cyber-bullying, democracy, and violence in schools.