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IRINSTITUTES is a global leader in research, evaluation and grant development consulting.

The company has offices internationally including the U.S.

IRINSTITUTES Associates draw on years of academic and global experience in research, evaluation and grant development consulting to provide a superior insight for clients.

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Dr. Roisin Corcoran
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Dr. Roisin P. Corcoran

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Education Professor

    (The Johns Hopkins School of Education was the number 1 ranked graduate school of education in the United States by U.S. News and World Report in 2014 and 2015)

  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) & Fellow (FBPsS) of British Psychological Society

  • Completed postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at Yale University

    (Yale University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the United States)

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Education Faculty Development Committee Award

  • Association for Psychological Science Rising Star, 2016 http://www.psychologicalscience.org/pdf/Rising_Stars_Observer_AD.pdf
  • First-preference EB-1, Green Card Category: Outstanding Professor / Researcher, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), I-140 Outstanding Professor Petition of Johns Hopkins University on behalf of Dr. Corcoran, 2015
  • Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), 2014
  • Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, Educational Psychology, 2013
  • Visiting Fellow, NIMH, Harvard/MGT/MIT Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 2013
  • U.S. H1-B Visa Petition of Johns Hopkins University on behalf of Dr. Corcoran, 2013
  • New Ideas Award, IRCHSS, 2012
  • J-1 Visa sponsored by Yale University, 2011
  • Creator of the Emotional Competencies Program (ECP)

Roisin P. Corcoran, Ph.D., is Founder of IRINSTITUTES and an Associate Professor of Education at the School of Education, UCD. She is a chartered psychologist (CPsychol) and was named a fellow (FBPsS) of the British Psychological Society. Fellow is the highest title, reserved for individuals who demonstrate the highest standards of knowledge and expertise in psychology. Prior to her appointment at UCD, she worked at Yale University and Johns Hopkins University, two of America’s premier universities.  She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in psychology at Yale University. She was an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. The Johns Hopkins School of Education was the number 1 ranked graduate school of education in the United States by U.S. News and World Report in 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Corcoran is module coordinator and teaches advanced research methods at PhD level at UCD. She also contributes to teaching on the Professional Doctorate in Educational Psychology and the Graduate Program in School Leadership, and supervises PhD students. Dr. Corcoran’s research interest lies in the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based educational programs and competency-based tools for children and adults. She is principal investigator of a Campbell systematic review of effective programs for social and emotional learning that is funded by the Jacobs Foundation.

She has designed and led a series of multiyear, multisite projects—funded by the U.S. Department of Education I3 and foundations—focusing on school-based interventions and the mechanisms by which they have their impact on social, psychological and academic outcomes (e.g., randomized studies of McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders, Success For All, English Language Literacy Acquisition Validation, National Institute of School leadership Validation).

Dr. Corcoran is the recipient of numerous scholarships, grants and awards for her research. She is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s faculty development committee award and the American Psychological Association’s early career award in educational psychology. She was named the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star in 2016. Her research in this area has been published nationally and internationally through peer-reviewed articles and books. She consults and speaks regularly in corporate, educational and public settings. She is a frequent reviewer for peer-reviewed journals in psychology and education, and is the elected chair of the American Educational Research Association’s social and emotional learning special interest group. Dr. Corcoran holds national medals in volleyball and camogie. She also played on the UL team that won three Ashbourne Cup titles in a row in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

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