Teresa graduated in 2011 from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology and went on to pursue a Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis in the National University of Ireland, Galway, graduating with this degree in 2013. During this time, she also practiced as an Applied Behaviour Analyst across multiple settings with individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioural disorders. Teresa graduated with a PhD in Applied Behaviour Analysis in April 2018 from the National University of Ireland, Galway and has worked as a full-time lecturer in Psychology since January 2018.
Teresa’s research interests are broadly located in the behavioural psychology field, but is particularly focused on the utilisation of Relational Frame Theory protocols to teach specific behavioural repertoires. Current research areas include applying behaviour analytic procedures and Relational Frame Theory approaches to learning with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
To date, Teresa has published a total of 11 peer-reviewed articles and one book chapter.
McLoughlin, S., Tyndall, I., Mulhern, T., & Ashcroft, S. (2019). Basic research in relational frame theory and the utility of notation. The Psychological Record.
Stewart, I., McLoughlin, S., Mulhern, T.,Ming, S., & Kirsten, A. (In press). Assessing and teaching complex relational operants: Analogy and hierarchy. Cited in: Rehfeldt, R., Tarbox, J., Fryling, M., & Hayes, L. (Eds.). Applied Behavior Analysis of Language and Cognition. New Harbinger.
Mulhern, T.,Stewart, I., & McElwee, J. (2018). Facilitating relational framing of categorization in young children. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.
Mulhern, T.,Stewart, I., & McElwee, J. (2017). Investigating relational framing of categorization in young children. The Psychological Record, 67 (4). DOI: 10.1007/s40732-017-0255-y
Ming, S., Mulhern, T.,Stewart, I., Moran, L., & Bynum, K. (2018). Training class inclusion responding in typically developing children and individuals with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,51, 53 – 60. DOI: 10.1002/jaba.429
Mulhern, T.,Lydon, S., Healy, O., Mollagahn, G., Ramey, D., & Leoni, M. (2016). A systematic review and evaluation of procedures for the induction of speech among persons with developmental disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2016.1150360
Lydon, S., Moran, L., Healy, O., Mulhern, T., & Enright Young, K. (2016). A systematic review and evaluation of inhibitory stimulus control procedures as a treatment for stereotyped behavior among individuals with autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2016.1265604
Ramey, D., Lydon, S., Healy, O., McCoy, A., Holloway, J., & Mulhern, T.(2016). A systematic review of the effectiveness of precision teaching for individuals with developmental disabilities. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, DOI: 10.1007/s40489-016-0075-z
Lydon, S., Healy, O., Mulhern, T., & Hughes, B. (2015). Heart rate measurement during stereotyped motor behavior in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 27, doi: 10.1007/s10882-015-9445-1
Lydon, S., Healy, O., Roche, M., Henry, R.,Mulhern, T., & Hughes, B. M. (2015). Salivary cortisol levels and challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 10, 78 – 92.
Lydon, S., Healy, O., Reed, P., Mulhern, T., Hughes, B. M., & Goodwin, M. S. (2014). A systematic review of physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 1 – 21.
Lydon, S., Healy, O., O’Callaghan, O., Mulhern, T., & Holloway, J. (2014). A systematic review of the treatment of fears and phobias among children with autism spectrum disorders. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1 – 14.
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway
- Masters of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis, National University of Ireland, Galway
- PhD in Applied Behaviour Analysis, National University of Ireland, Galway
- Teresa is also a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.