Nicola Porter

I am a lecturer on the BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology. My current responsibilities include teaching Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology, coordination and supervision of 3rd year projects, and supervision of 4th year projects. I am also a Year Tutor. I recently acted as lead on our application to PSI for re-accreditation of our degree.

Publications

Year
Somers, E., Rooney, B., + Porter, N. (2015, June). Viewer versus film: Exploring the role of cognitive function in emotion regulation during film viewing. Poster session presented at the annual Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image, London, England.2015
Somers, E., Porter, N., + Rooney, B. (2014, November). Exploring the role of cognitive function in emotion regulation during film viewing. Paper presented at the meeting of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland.2014
Lyddy, F. + Porter, N. (2013). Not purely academic! Supporting teachers and researchers in psychology. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 34(3-4), 137-146.2013
Porter, N. (2011, November). “The Brain Game”: A novel learning and assessment tool for neuropsychology. Paper presented at the meeting of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.2011
Porter, N. (2010, July). Information just went into my head: Making games as a tool for teaching, learning and assessment. Paper presented at the fifth biennial Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.2010

Research projects

2014 to present
Investigating the cognitive aspects of emotion regulation during film viewing in collaboration with Dr Brendan Rooney (University College Dublin) and Mr Eric Somers.

2006 to 2008
The development of a technology-mediated memory aid for older adults called Multiminder. This project was funded by the R + D Skills Training Programme (Strand 1) to supervise Dr Niamh Caprani's work towards an MSc by Research with my colleague Dr John Greaney.

Other

Leaving Certificate Short Course in Psychology
I acted as lead on the psychology team's work with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) on the proposed Leaving Certificate short course in Psychology. The draft syllabus is available to view here.