Dr. Deirdre Desmond
- Dr. Deirdre Desmond
Deirdre Desmond, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and member of the Assisting Living & Learning (ALL) Institute at Maynooth University in Maynooth, Ireland. She is also co-director of the Dublin Psychoprosthetics Group.
Deirdre is currently a member of the ISPO Scientific Committee and was formerly an associate editor for the Prosthetics and Orthotics International (POI) journal. Her research focuses on psychological adjustment to illness, injury, and disability as well as rehabilitation, self-management, and psychosocial aspects of assistive technology. She completed BA and PhD degrees in psychology at Trinity College Dublin before joining the academic staff? at Maynooth University.