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Lorraine Boran

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Biography

Dr. Lorraine Boran, BA (Psych.), LL.B., Ph.D (Neuropsych), Advanced Dip. (Data Protection Law), Dip. (Law), Dip. (Statistics) is assistant professor of Psychology and lectures Cognitive Psychology; Law and Neuroscience in the School of Psychology, DCU.  She completed her psychological training at the School of Psychology/TCIN, Trinity College Dublin; and her legal training at the Honorable Society of Kings Inns and University of West of England, UK.   She is also a LLM candidate in the DCU School of Law and Government in the field of Neuroscience and the Law. She was programme co-ordinator of the BSc. Psychology degree programme (June 2016-July 2018).  Prior to joining DCU in 2010, she worked as programme director of  Psychology in a number of institutions with HETAC/PSI accreditation. In 2013-14 she received the DCU President’s innovation and excellence in teaching and learning award in the academic category.  She also held the role as chair from 2013-2015 of the DCU Research Ethics Advisory Committee in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences.    Her research in applied areas of cognitive psychology includes cognitive assessment, enhancement, rehabilitation and reserve; critical reasoning; mental health and the Law, and neuroethics. She has published in the field of serious games and cognitive function (reasoning) in the healthy elderly, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; children with Dyslexia and pain in children.  Additionally, her more recent research has been on neuroethics; law and neuroscience.   https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lorraine_Boran

Research Interests

Cognitive assessment, enhancement, rehabilitation and reserve; Law and neuroscience; Neuroethics; Mental Health Law

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Mc Grady , Laura MSc Supervisor

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Prof. Alan Smeaton INSIGHT DCU
Dr. Yvonne Daly School of Law and Government, DCU
Dr. Graham Healy INSIGHT DCU

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Dr. Arun Bokde Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Dr. Joanna Connolly Trinity Institute of Neuroscience IRELAND
Dr. Paul Dockree School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Jonathan McNulty School of Medicine, University College Dublin
Dr. Richard Roche School of Psychology, Maynooth University
Dr. David Delany Waterford Institute of Technology

Books

  Year Publication
2013 The Essential Brain Injury Guide: Test Bank. Irish Edition 1.0.
Eds. C. Rogan, P. Bradley, L. Boran, S. Kolakovsky-Hayer (2013) The Essential Brain Injury Guide: Test Bank. Irish Edition 1.0. : Brain Injury Association of America. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Cognitive Activity within a Dementia Prevention Hierarchy: The potential Roles of Cognitive Reserve in Detecting, Modifying and Managing Disease Expression'
McGarrigle, L; Irving K., Boran L (2018) 'Cognitive Activity within a Dementia Prevention Hierarchy: The potential Roles of Cognitive Reserve in Detecting, Modifying and Managing Disease Expression' In: New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research. London: Routledge. [Details]
2011 'Enhancing self-control: Insights from neuroscience'
Boran L.;Delany D. (2011) 'Enhancing self-control: Insights from neuroscience' In: Affect and Legal Education: Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Cognitive Reserve Capacity: Exploring and Validating a Theoretical Model in Healthy Ageing'
McGarrigle L.;Irving K.;Van Boxtel M.;Boran L. (2019) 'Cognitive Reserve Capacity: Exploring and Validating a Theoretical Model in Healthy Ageing'. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'A conceptual Analysis of Brain Pathology and Reserve in Determining the Legal Pathology-Mental State-Behaviour Relationship: An Examination of Criminal Responsibility and Sentencing in a Case Study of Acquired Paedophilia'
Boran, Lorraine; Daly, Yvonne (2019) 'A conceptual Analysis of Brain Pathology and Reserve in Determining the Legal Pathology-Mental State-Behaviour Relationship: An Examination of Criminal Responsibility and Sentencing in a Case Study of Acquired Paedophilia'. Frontiers in Psychology, [Details]
2018 'Inhibition and Updating, but Not Switching, Predict Developmental Dyslexia and Individual Variation in Reading Ability'
Doyle, C;Smeaton, AF;Roche, RAP;Boran, L (2018) 'Inhibition and Updating, but Not Switching, Predict Developmental Dyslexia and Individual Variation in Reading Ability'. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions'
Cantwell M;Walsh D;Furlong B;Moyna N;McCaffrey N;Boran L;Smyth S;Woods C; (2017) 'Healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions'. European Journal of Cancer Care, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Identification of Resting State Networks Involved in Executive Function'
Connolly, J;McNulty, JP;Boran, L;Roche, RAP;Delany, D;Bokde, ALW (2016) 'Identification of Resting State Networks Involved in Executive Function'. Brain Connectivity, 6 :365-374 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Reducing dementia risk by targeting modifiable risk factors in mid-life: Study protocol for the Innovative Midlife Intervention for Dementia Deterrence (In-MINDD) randomised controlled feasibility trial'
O'Donnell C.;Browne S.;Pierce M.;McConnachie A.;Deckers K.;van Boxtel M.;Manera V.;Köhler S.;Redmond M.;Verhey F.;van den Akker M.;Power K.;Irving K.;Woods K.;Boran L.;McGarrigle L.;Barry S.;de Vugt M.;Schiepers O.;Vos S.;Bourgeois J.;Cauvin A.;Robert P.;Roantree M.;O'Kelly N.;O'Donoghue J.;Smeaton A.;Ward N.;O'Brien K.;Clissman C. (2015) 'Reducing dementia risk by targeting modifiable risk factors in mid-life: Study protocol for the Innovative Midlife Intervention for Dementia Deterrence (In-MINDD) randomised controlled feasibility trial'. Pilot And Feasibility Studies, 1 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Neural patterns of the implicit association test'
Healy G.;Boran L.;Smeaton A. (2015) 'Neural patterns of the implicit association test'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9 (NOV) [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Virtual reality simulation for reducing pain in children'
Lambert V.;Matthews A.;Hicks P.;Boran L.;Devane D. (2013) 'Virtual reality simulation for reducing pain in children'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (8) [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Preliminary analysis of structural and functional neural substrates underlying stroop task in older healthy subjects'
J Connolly, Balsters JH, McNulty J, Roche R, Boran L, O'Neill D, Delaney D, Bokde ALW (2011) 'Preliminary analysis of structural and functional neural substrates underlying stroop task in older healthy subjects'. IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 180 [Details]
2011 'Education modulates white matter structural integrity in older healthy subjects: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study'
Connolly, J., McNulty, J., Roche, R., Boran, L., Delany, D., & Bokde, A (2011) 'Education modulates white matter structural integrity in older healthy subjects: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study'. ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA, 7 :S419-S419 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2012 'Executive function training in ADHD: a cognitive endophenotype approach'
Boran L., Delany D. (2012) 'Executive function training in ADHD: a cognitive endophenotype approach' ADHD in practice, invited review . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 International Academy of Law and Mental Health,
Boran, L; Daly Y (2019) Oral Presentation on Short Role of Brain and Cognitive Reserve in Determining the Legal Pathology-Behaviour-Mental State Relationship. [Oral Presentation], International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Rome, Italy [Details]
2016 Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society,
Lisa McGarrigle , Lorraine Boran , Kate Irving , Martin van Boxtel , Sebastian Kohler , Frans Verhey (2016) A VALIDATION STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COGNITIVE RESERVE CAPACITY, MEMORY AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN HEALTHY MIDLIFE TO SENIOR ADULTS. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, US , 02-APR-16 - 05-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Brain systems and legal systems: setting translational research agendas for law, neuroscience and cognitive sciences,
Boran L (2016) Brain systems and legal systems: setting translational research agendas for law, neuroscience and cognitive sciences. [], Brain systems and legal systems: setting translational research agendas for law, neuroscience and cognitive sciences, British Academy, London, UK [Details]
2016 Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society,
Caoilainn Doyle , Lorraine Boran , Alan Smeaton , Geraldine Scanlon (2016) EXECUTIVE FUNCTION PREDICTS READING AND SOCIO-EMOTIONAL OUTCOMES IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA. [], Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, US , 02-APR-16 - 05-APR-16 [Details]
2015 Annual Conference of The European Society of Cognitive Psychology,
Doyle, C., Smeaton, A., & Scanlon, G, Boran, L. (2015) An Examination of Domain Specific and General Executive Function in Developmental Dyslexia. [], Annual Conference of The European Society of Cognitive Psychology, Paphos Cyprus [Details]
2015 9th Neuroscience Ireland conference: Law and Neuroscience Symposium,
Local Organising Committee: Prof. J. Oliver Dolly (Chair) Dr. Stella Vlachou (Co-ordinator) Dr. Ahmed Al-Sabi Dr. Lorraine Boran Mr. Patrick Boylan Prof. Teresa Burke Prof. Alan Harvey Dr. Mchael Keane Dr. Gary Lawrence Mr. Marc Nugent Dr. Jiafu Wang Mrs. Sharon Whyte (2015) Co-organiser of Law and Neuroscience Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 9th Neuroscience Ireland conference: Law and Neuroscience Symposium, DCU, Dublin, Ireland , 01-SEP-15 - 02-SEP-15 [Details]
2014 2014 Annual Meeting - International Neuroethics Society,
Boran L, Delany D, O'Brolchain F, O'Connell-Kent J (2014) Neuroscience of self-regulation: Ethical and legal implications for criminal culpability, prediction and rehabilitation of criminal behavior. [], 2014 Annual Meeting - International Neuroethics Society, Washington, US , 13-NOV-14 - 14-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 Law and Neuroscience: Revising the Legal Standard of Insanity,
Boran L, Delany D (2014) Law and Neuroscience: Revising the Legal Standard of Insanity. [], Law and Neuroscience: Revising the Legal Standard of Insanity, European University Institute, Italy , 06-JUN-14 - 07-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 International Neuroethics Society,
Boran L, Delany D, O'Brolchain F, O'Connell-Kent J (2014) Neuroscience of self-regulation: Ethical and legal implications for criminal culpability, prediction and rehabilitation of criminal behavior. [], International Neuroethics Society, Washington, US , 13-NOV-14 - 14-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 Modeling Cognitive Reserve: Investigating Construct Validity and the Impact of Age on Model Fit,
McGarrigle, L;Boran, L;Irving, K;Van Boxtel, M;Verhey, F;Kohler, S (2014) Irish Gerontological Society. [], Modeling Cognitive Reserve: Investigating Construct Validity and the Impact of Age on Model Fit, Irish Gerontological Society [Details]
2013 23rd Alzheimer Europe Conference “Living well in a dementia-friendly society”,
Boran L, McGarrigle L, Irving K, Verhey F, von Boxtel M, Kohler S (2013) Sword or shield?: Modelling the predictive relationship between cognitive activity and dementia. [Invited Oral Presentation], 23rd Alzheimer Europe Conference “Living well in a dementia-friendly society”, St. Julian’s, Malta , 10-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13 [Details]
2013 Validation of a Model of Cognitive Reserve Based on Risk and Protective Factors in Dementia,
McGarrigle, L;Boran, L;Irving, K;Verhey, F;van Boxtel, M;Kohler, S (2013) Irish Gerontological Society. [], Validation of a Model of Cognitive Reserve Based on Risk and Protective Factors in Dementia, Irish Gerontological Society [Details]
2013 10th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference,
Boran, L., Delany, D., Dockree, P (2013) Psychological Predictors of Placebo Analgesia. [], 10th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAY-13 - 01-MAY-13 [Details]
2012 CNS Summit: Shaping the Future of Drug Development,
Delany, D., Boran, L. (2012) Placebo Response Predictor. [Invited Oral Presentation], CNS Summit: Shaping the Future of Drug Development, Florida, US , 16-NOV-12 - 18-NOV-12 [Details]
2011 No Mind Left Behind: an international conference on Autism, ADHD and Other early onset neurodevelopmental disorders,
Delany D., Boran L. (2011) Integrated Executive Function Training in Autism Spectrum Disorder. [], No Mind Left Behind: an international conference on Autism, ADHD and Other early onset neurodevelopmental disorders, Glasgow, Scotland , 29-MAR-11 - 30-MAR-11 [Details]
2011 No Mind Left Behind: an international conference on Autism, ADHD and Other early onset neurodevelopmental disorders,
Boran L., Delany D., O'Sullivan, C. (2011) Executive Function and Creativity in Autism Spectrum Disorder. [], No Mind Left Behind: an international conference on Autism, ADHD and Other early onset neurodevelopmental disorders, Glasgow, Scotland , 29-MAR-11 - 30-MAR-11 [Details]
2008 1st Annual Learning Innovation Networks (LIN) Conference,
Delany D. & Boran L. (2008) Advanced learning and adaptive problem solving techniques: practical lessons from cognitive science. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], 1st Annual Learning Innovation Networks (LIN) Conference, Athlone, Ireland , 10-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08 [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
2017 Cancer Survivors' Experiences Of Physical Activity: Exercise As A Vehicle For Recovery?.
Cooney, M;Moyna, N;Walsh, D;Furlong, B;Loughney, L;Boran, L;Smyth, S;Woods, C (2017) Cancer Survivors' Experiences Of Physical Activity: Exercise As A Vehicle For Recovery?. PHILADELPHIA: Abstract [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 DCU President's Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award (academic category) DCU

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2001 Trinity College Dublin B.A. (Psych.)
2012 Dublin City University Post Grad OVPLI DCAD Stand Alone Module DCAD Teaching Online
2018 Honorable Society of Kings Inns Advanced Diploma Data Protection Law Data Protection Law
2002 Trinity College Dublin Graduate Diploma Statistics Statistics
2005 The Honorable Society of Kings Inns Graduate Diploma Law Law
2006 Trinity College Dublin Ph.D. Neuropsychology Neuropsychology
2011 University of West of England L.L.B. Law

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include Cognitive psychology; Law and Neuroscience; Research Methods; Psychology of Self-Control.

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Description of 2019_NS236 NS236Subject of 2019_NS236
2019 Description of 2019_NS5041 NS5041Subject of 2019_NS5041
2019 Perception NS147Perception
2019 Description of 2019_NS4540A NS4540ASubject of 2019_NS4540A
2019 Psychology of Self Control NS4541Psychology of Self Control
2019 Cognition NS124Cognition
2019 Description of 2019_NS4540 NS4540Subject of 2019_NS4540
2019 Cognition across the Lifespan NS333Cognition across the Lifespan

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