ICEP EUROPE. Institute of Child Education and Psychology

Dr Deirdre MacIntyre

Dr Deirdre MacIntyre, PhD, C. Psychol. is a co-founder of ICEP Europe and has over 25 years experience consulting with families and professionals in the areas of mental health, special educational needs, inclusion and wellbeing. Before joining ICEP Europe, Deirdre was principal clinical psychologist in the Eastern Regional Health Authority. Deirdre is also the co-author of the Stay Safe Programme, a nationally implemented child protection programme. Deirdre has developed a range of online undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including an MA with the University of East London. Among Deirdre’s special interests are inclusion, resilience and wellbeing and applied positive psychology. Deirdre lectures on special needs and psychology for ICEP Europe and teaches on collaborative programmes with Dublin City University, Leeds Beckett and the University of East London. She is involved in research on resilience and wellbeing, complex needs and inclusion. 

Paul O’Raw
Paul O'Raw is currently working with ICEP Europe as Programme and Research Manager. He holds a BA (Hons) and MLitt. (Hons) degree in research psychology from University College Dublin, and has presented research in the area of rehabilitation and special needs at national conferences. Paul's role involves the research and development of ICEP Europe’s CPD and University accredited online programmes. Paul also manages and coordinates ICEP Europe’s research activities, and numerous collaborative projects, at a national and European level, carrying out original and innovative research in the area of educational psychology, special needs, and positive psychology. Paul was also ICEP Europe’s lead partner on ‘Project IRIS’, a five year longitudinal study exploring the effectiveness of inclusive
education in Irish schools, and the largest project of its kind in Ireland.