Faculty

D'Alton, Paul, MPhil, Dip Psy, DClin Psy, MSc, FPsSI

Principal Clinical Psychologist, St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Head and Clinical Lead of the Psycho-oncology Department, St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Adjunct Associate Professor, The School of Psychology, University College Dublin

Biography

Dr. Paul D’Alton is Principal Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Clinical Lead of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Associate Professor at The School of Psychology, University College Dublin. Paul is former President of The Psychological Society of Ireland, the professional body for psychology in Ireland representing over 3000 psychologists nationally. He is founder and co-director of the MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions in UCD having himself trained in Mindfulness based interventions at the Oxford Centre of Cognitive Therapy and at the University of Massachusetts (USA) where mindfulness-based interventions in healthcare originated. Paul completed his clinical psychology training in Trinity College, Dublin in 2004 and has worked as a clinical psychologist, educator, and researcher since this time. Paul has taught and presented at a number of national and international universities including several post-graduate programmes at University College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, and UCLA. He is principal investigator on several ongoing research projects and has presented and published research both nationally and internationally and is regular contributor to a number of national newspapers. In 2016 Paul chaired the World Congress in Psycho-oncology. He is the current Chair of the Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network and on the board of the European Federation of Psychology Association of Human Rights. Paul lives in Dublin, is a committed cyclist and a reasonable cook.

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