Reanna joined the Primary Care Unit in 2022 shortly after graduating with an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Galway, Ireland. Her thesis “Exploring predictors of cervical cancer preventive behaviours amongst young women in Ireland” examined the role of health literacy, online misinformation susceptibility and maternal influences on young women’s intentions to engage with HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening.
Reanna’s research interests lie within psycho-oncology and cancer prevention.
Reanna is currently a research assistant in the Prevention Group working alongside Becky Dennison, Juliet Usher-Smith and Jo Waller (Kings College London) on the RIBBONs project. This is a Cancer Research UK funded project, examining public receptiveness to risk-based innovations in cancer prevention and early diagnosis.
Leader, G., Moore, R., Chen, J. L., Caher, A., Arndt, S., Maher, L., Naughton, K., Clune, R. & Mannion, A. (2022). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, comorbid psychopathology, behaviour problems and gastrointestinal symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 39(3), 240-250. https://doi.org/10.1017/ipm.2020.135.