Barry is a psychology graduate with an interest in autism spectrum disorder, attachment theory and child mental health. Previously, Barry was an assistant psychologist in the Health Service Executive in Ireland working in child and adolescent primary care and early intervention.
A major focus of Barry’s PhD is concerned with how GP’s, psychologists, and allied health professionals make sense of developmental differences in children. In particular, he is interested in how these professionals consider autism, ADHD, and attachment-related conditions. He is being supervised by Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Prof Marinus van IJzendoorn, and Dr Matt Woolgar (Kings College London).
Barry is a recipient of a NIHR School of Primary Care Research PhD Studentship with the Primary Care Unit.
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Turner, M., Beckwith, H., Duschinsky, R., Forslund, T., Foster, S. L., Coughlan, B., … & Carloe Schuengel, P. (2019). Attachment difficulties and disorders. InnovAiT, 1755738018823817
Grey, I., Coughlan, B., Lydon, H., Healy, O., & Thomas, J. (2017). Parental satisfaction with early intensive behavioral intervention. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 1744629517742813.