Dr. John Greaney

Currently teaching modules in Transpersonal and Positive Psychology, Information Design and Multimedia, together with research supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Current Postgraduate supervision of Eavan McCarthy (MSc by research): Development of an app to support mindful eating.

Publications

Projects have included how interface design can support people’s cognition in real-world situations. These include: older adults and memory loss; design of flight displays to help pilots; helping visually impaired readers.

Year
Greaney, J. Attention and Distraction online. In "An Introduction to Cyberpsychology". Psychology Press.2016
O’Cleirigh, D. and Greaney, J. Mindfulness and Group Performance: An exploratory investigation into the effects of a brief mindfulness intervention on group performance. Mindfulness, 6, 601-609.2015
McCarthy, E., Greaney, J. and Paz Berrios, S. (2015). Feasibility study of an online mindful eating intervention. British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, London, September2015
Greaney, J. Psychological perspectives on using technology to enhance wellbeing: promises and pitfalls. In Proceedings of DIS 2012 (Design of Interactive Systems), ACM Press.2012
Greaney, J. First Contact: Encouraging use of emergency contact details on mobile phones. In the Proceedings of MobileHCI 2011 the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, August – September 2011, Stockholm Sweden. 2011

Research projects

Research in Applied Psychology particularly how mindfulness, attention, problem solving can be enhanced through interface design.

Year
Current Postgraduate supervision of Eavan McCarthy (MSc by research): Development of an app to support mindful eating. Awarded IOTi research grant scholarship for the above research2014-2016
Supervision of Derek Laffan (MSc by research awarded). Video games in relation to positive psychology.2015
Design of interfaces to support quick and accurate responses to emergency situations.

Lectures/Conferences

Lectures in Transpersonal and Positive Psychology, Interface Design and Carrying out Psychological Research

Year
Greaney, J. and O’Cleirigh, D. Mindfulness, creativity and problem solving. First International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM). Rome, Italy. 8-12 May2013
Freeman, R. and Greaney, J. North-South Dialectics in Ireland. Symposium: Psychological Approaches to Social Responsibility in North-South Dialectics. 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul.2011
Greaney, J. First Contact: Encouraging use of emergency contact details on mobile phones. In the Proceedings of MobileHCI 2011 the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, August – September 2011, Stockholm Sweden.2011

Awards + Achievements

Year
Awarded IOTi research grant scholarship for research into the development of a mindful eating app2014-2016
Awarded 3rd Prize at the Mobile HCI International Design Competition, Stockholm, September2011