The Research Achievement Awards are based on three criteria, which are:
- The advancement of the field
- Impact of the research on culture, society or the economy
- Evidence of peer esteem and recognition of innovative thinking
Professor Philip Hyland is the 2023 winner for the Faculty of Science and Engineering award and the overall winner of the Maynooth University Early Career Achievement Award 2023.
Philip’s research focuses on understanding the nature, predictors, and outcomes of psychological responses to trauma. He is a leader in his field. His research was integral to the WHO’s decision to include PTSD and Complex PTSD in the recently published 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases which is the diagnostic manual used by clinicians and researchers.
Dr Michael Daly, Department of Psychology is the 2023 winner for the Faculty of Science and Engineering
This award recognises Michael’s exceptional contribution to the field of stress, mental health and well-being research, in particular the effects of major social factors. This work has been particularly important and impactful during the COVID-19 pandemic, importantly helping guide our understanding of the psychological impact of that challenging time.
This is an outstanding achievement and everyone in the Psychology Department is extremely proud of these exceptional colleagues.