Press (The i): On attitudes to Long Covid
Quoted in article in the i, 9 September 2021:
“Attitudes to long Covid are straight out of the ME playbook – history must not be allowed to repeat itself”


Press (Irish Independent): On using nostalgia to cope with Covid
Quoted in article in the Irish Independent, 30 July 2021:
“How the pandemic has sparked wave of cultural reflection–and why nostalgia is back in fashion”


Press (Sydney Morning Herald): On political tribalism and social acrimony
Quoted in article in the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), 16 July 2021:
“The new parochialism stifling Australia”


Press (Irish Times): On risk perception and Covid-19 vaccines
Quoted in article in the Irish Times, 24 April 2021:
“If the vaccine clot risk is tiny, why is it scaring people?”


Press (Coda, US): On discredited treatments for chronic illness
Quoted in article in Coda (US), 20 April 2021:
“Chronic fatigue syndrome patients, long victimized by discredited research, turn to a dubious self-help program”


Podcast (PSI): From Lockdowns to Vaccines: Where are we with COVID?
Interview with host Breda Brown and contributor Professor Luke O’Neill for the PSI Podcast, 26 March 2021


Press (New York Times): On stress and coping during COVID-19
Quoted in article in The New York Times, 18 February 2021:
“If winter feels extra hard this year, you’re not alone”


Radio (RTÉ Radio 1): On improving vaccine uptake with COVID-19
Interview with Bryan Dobson on the News at One, RTÉ Radio 1, 11 December 2020


Radio (Galway Bay FM): On the psychological aspects of COVID-19 vaccines
Interview with Dave O’Connell on Galway Talks, Galway Bay FM, 11 December 2020


Press (Connacht Tribune): On the new COVID-19 vaccine
Subject of article in the Connacht Tribune, 11 December 2020:
“NUI Galway Professor Says Psychology Key To Successful Vaccine Roll Out”


Press (Irish Independent): On attitudes to vaccination
Quoted in article in the Irish Independent, 10 December 2020:
“Vaccine roll out: How problems from super cooling to scepticism will have to be solved”


Press (Sunday World): On the psychology of successful vaccination programmes
Quoted in article in the Sunday World, 10 December 2020:
“COVID CONCERN: Thousands may be told they cannot have new Covid-19 vaccine due to allergic reaction risk”


Press (ExBulletin): On vaccine hesitancy and COVID-19
Quoted in article in ExBulletin, 10 December 2020:
“Vaccine Deployment: How to Solve Problems From Supercooling to Skepticism”


Press (Sunday Times): On Christmas during the COVID-19 pandemic
Quoted in article in the Sunday Times, 1 November 2020:
“Public demand comes early for Ireland’s Christmas tree farms”


Op-Ed (Irish Examiner): On COVID-19 narcissism
Op-Ed in the Irish Examiner, 22 October 2020:
“You’re so vain, you probably think this pandemic is about you”


Press (Monitor on Psychology): On rapid social change in Ireland
Quoted in article in Monitor on Psychology [Washington, DC], March 2020:
“A new day in Ireland”


Press (Galway Daily): Calling on election candidates to reject racism, discrimination, and hate speech
Quoted in article in Galway Daily, 5 February 2020:
“Nine Galway election candidates sign anti-racism pledge”


Op-Ed (Irish Times): ‘Why the British really voted for Brexit’
Op-Ed in The Irish Times, 30 January 2020:
“Why the British really voted for Brexit”


Press (O Globo): On the psychology of Brexit
Feature article in O Globo, 27 January 2020:
“Mudanças demoram um ano, mas Brexit nesta semana aumenta estresse dos britânicos”


Press (STAT): On flawed CFS research
Quoted in STAT, 13 December 2019:
“BMJ should retract flawed research paper on chronic fatigue syndrome”


Press (The Psychologist): ‘We must turn the tide of Brexit psychodrama’
Interview in The Psychologist [British Psychological Society], 30 October 2019:
“We must turn the tide of Brexit psychodrama”


Press (The Herald [Scotland]): ‘Public is fed up with Brexit delays’
Quoted in The Herald, 26 October 2019:
“Public is fed up with Brexit delays”


Podcast (PSI): The Psychology of Brexit
Interview with host Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh and contributor Professor Ian Robertson for the PSI Podcast, 17 September 2019


Press (Irish Times): Could Brexit be bad for your mental and physical health?
Quoted in article in the Irish Times, 7 August 2019:
“Could Brexit be bad for your mental and physical health?”


Press (Monitor on Psychology): Brexit blues
Quoted in article in Monitor on Psychology [Washington, DC], July/August 2019:
“Brexit Blues”


Podcast (Medical Error Interviews): Psychology in Crisis
Interview with Scott Simpson for the Medical Error Interviews podcast [Canada], 18 July 2019


Press (The Psychologist): Evidence-based social justice
Coverage of BPS Annual Conference collaborative lecture in The Psychologist [UK], July 2019:
“Towards justice with team science”


Press (Irish Independent): What are the odds of having your mind blown?
Review of Futureproof documentary in the Irish Independent, 25 May 2019:
“What are the odds of having your mind blown?”


Radio (Newstalk FM): The Psychology of Chance
Contribution to special episode of Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea, Newstalk FM, 18 May 2019


Radio (Today FM): The Psychology of the Brexiteers
Interview with Matt Cooper on The Last Word, Today FM, 15 May 2019


Press (Irish Times): Brexit stress
Quoted in article in the Irish Times, 15 May 2019:
“Britain suffering ‘enormous stress’ over Brexit, psychologist warns”


Press (Irish Times): Nostalgia can be oppressive
Quoted in article in the Irish Times, 21 December 2018:
“Beware the ghost of Christmases past: Nostalgia can be oppressive”


Press (Metro, UK): Why you don’t feel Christmassy
Quoted in article in the Metro.co.uk, 20 December 2018:
“Experts explain why you don’t feel Christmassy”


Press (Irish Independent): On the stress of Christmas
Quoted in article in the Irish Independent, 17 December 2018:
“The psychology of Christmas: the most wonderful time of the year…and how to survive it”


Radio (Dublin City FM): Christmas is good for you
Interview with Olivia Crinion on Good For You, Dublin City FM, 11 December 2018


Radio (Newstalk FM): The Psychology of Christmas
Interview with Ivan Yates on The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk FM, 6 December 2018


Radio (KFM): The Psychology of Christmas
Interview with Ciara Plunkett, KFM, 6 December 2018


Op-Ed (TheJournal.ie): What is the impact of Christmas?
Op-Ed in TheJournal.ie, 6 December 2018:
“What is the psychological impact of Christmas?”


Press (Irish Times): Terminating pregnancy does not damage mental health
Quoted in article in the Irish Times, 11 May 2018:
“Terminating pregnancy does not ‘damage mental health'”


Radio (Newstalk FM): Fake health news
Interview with Sarah McInerney on Newstalk Drive, Newstalk FM, 28 March 2017


Radio (Today FM): Fake news and bad science
Interview with Gavan Reilly on The Last Word, Today FM, 1 December 2016


Press (Irish Independent): On alternative therapies
Quoted in article in the Irish Independent, 12 October 2016:
“Alternative therapies: What’s fact, what’s fiction?”


Press (Sunday Independent): On psychics and psychologists
Quoted in article in the Sunday Independent, 14 August 2016:
“Are psychics the new psychologists?”


Radio (Newstalk FM): Rethinking Psychology
Interview with Jonathan McCrea on Futureproof, Newstalk FM, 7 May 2016


Radio (Galway Bay FM): Rethinking Psychology
Interview with Keith Finnegan, Galway Bay FM, 25 April 2016


Radio (RTÉ Radio One): On the evolution of religion
Contribution to documentary series Life Matters, RTÉ Radio One, 22 March 2015


Press (Irish Times): On creativity and rule-breaking
Quoted in article in the Irish Times, 10 April 2014:
“You don’t have to be eccentric to make respected art but it helps”


Press (Irish Times): On the perception of success
Quoted in article in the Irish Times, 9 August 2012:
“How to make a modern superhero”


Radio (Newstalk FM): On the psychology of crowd behaviour
Interview with Sean Moncrieff, Newstalk FM, 21 May 2012


Press (Irish Times): On crowd behaviour and solidarity
Quoted in article in the Irish Times, 17 May 2012:
“Far from the madding crowd”


Radio (Newstalk FM): Could your personality be making you sick?
Interview with Jonathan McCrea on Futureproof, Newstalk FM, 18 February 2012