BA(Psych),MSc(Applied Psych),PhD(Psych)

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychology
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5715
E: kiran.sarma@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am a graduate (BA, PhD) of the Department of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, and the School of Psychology, University of Leicester (MSc Applied Forensic Psychology). Prior to taking up post at NUI Galway, I worked with An Garda Síochána as a lecturer in forensic psychology and crime and policy analyst (2000-2004). I joined the team at NUI, Galway in 2007, as a Lecturer in Psychology and Research Director on the D.Psych.Sc in Clinical Psychology training programme. At undergraduate level I lecture in the areas of social, forensic, clinical and abnormal psychology. 

I lead the Risky and Extreme Behaviours Research Group (REX-GROUP) at the School of Psychology. We conduct research on an range of forms of risky and violent behaviour. In the area of risk-taking, we have received funding from, and consult for, the Road Safety Authority of Ireland and industry. In 2018 our work for National Vehicle Distribution formed part of the organisations BRAKE award for road safety. 

In the area of violent behaviour, we have a special interest in violent radicalisation into terrorism. As part of this work, I am a Senior Consultant to the European Commission (via the Radicalisation Awareness Network Centre of Excellence) and a member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENet). My papers on the psychology of terrorism have been published in leading journals, including most recently in the American Psychologist. 

I am also research active in the area of clinical and clinical forensic psychology. I am leading a collaboration with Defense Forces Ireland (DFI) on trauma and resilience that seeks to design, develop and pilot a pre-deployment resilience-building programme for Irish military personnel going on peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. I am also interested in trauma responses to critical incidents (e.g. following childbirth or road traffic collisions). 

I work as a counselling psychotherapist (though training at Dublin City University) one day per week in a counselling service.  

Research Interests

Area 1: Social Forensic Psychology. Kiran is the lead investigator on the Risky and Extreme Behaviour Research Group (REX-Group) at the School of Psychology. The group explores the basic psychological science that can inform risky and violent behaviour. In the applied area of risk mitigation, he is lead investigator on projects funded by the Road Safety Authority, Irish Water Safety and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. In the area of violence and aggression, he is a senior consultant for the European Commission's Radicalisation Awareness Network Centre of Excellence (RAN-CoE) and a member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENeT). He has collaborated with statutory bodies in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on issues relating to security and counter-terrorism. His research on counter-terrorism has been funded by the Irish Research Council and Enterprise Ireland. Kiran is interested in hearing from potential PhD candidates who may wish to pursue research in these areas (risk-taking and terrorism/support for terrorism) at doctoral level.

Area 2: Clinical and Clinical-Forensic Psychology. Through his role as Research Director on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Kiran is involved in research on a range of clinical and clinical forensic topics (see publication page for examples). Kiran is a member of the Mental Health Tribunals as administered by the Mental Health Commission (2007-2019).

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2016 SARAH CARTHY - Countering online youth radicalisation: Developing evidence-based counter-narratives and inoculation techniques 01-OCT-16 30-SEP-19
EI Proposal Prep Support -Developing a comprehensive approach to biolent radicalisation: Understanding and improving Protection 15-FEB-16 14-NOV-16
Royal National Lifeboat Institution 01-JUN-15 30-APR-17
IDENTIFYING COLLECTIVES TRANSITIONING INTO TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS KIRAN SARMA 23-JUL-14 12-NOV-15
GENESIS KIRAN SARMA 01-MAR-14 14-JAN-15
ADDRESSING RADICAL COGNITIONS UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO THE RISK OF VIOLENT RADICALISATION INTO TERRORISM K SARMA 02-DEC-13 31-AUG-15
MF07-P34 RISK FOR FIREARMS ASSISTED SUICIDE IN EU 03-DEC-07 19-JUN-09
IRCHSS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD KIRAN SARMA CORMAC O BEAGLAOICH 01-SEP-10 31-AUG-13
ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY BURSARY AWARDS RSA DR KIRAN SARMA 01-OCT-10 31-DEC-13
MILLENNIUM FUND 2009 MF10-P06 KIRAN SARMA 28-JAN-10 30-APR-12
RSA USING MOBILE PHONE APPLICATIONS AS IN VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR DRIVING BEHAVIOUR RISK MONITOR KIRAN SARMA 01-JAN-12 31-DEC-15
THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM IN HOMELESS SERVICE GSC KIRAN SARMA 01-JUL-12 21-MAR-13
CS2012553_SECURITY SOCIAL COGNITIONS IMPLICATED IN PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL PROCESSES OF RADICALISATION EI KIRAN SARMA 26-JUL-12 14-JUN-13

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Cognitive impairment in patients with chronic neuropathic or radicular pain: An interaction of pain and age'
Moriarty, O; Ruane, N; O’Gorman, D; Maharaj, C. H; Mitchell, C; Sarma, K. M; Finn, D. P; McGuire, B. E. (2017) 'Cognitive impairment in patients with chronic neuropathic or radicular pain: An interaction of pain and age'. Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience, [Details]
(2017) 'Impact of daylight saving time on road traffic collision risk: a systematic review'
Carey, R. E; Sarma, K. M. (2017) 'Impact of daylight saving time on road traffic collision risk: a systematic review'. BMJ Open, [Details]
(2017) 'What about me? The Loss of Self through the experience of Traumatic Childbirth'
Byrne, V; Egan, J; MacNeela, P; Sarma, K. M. (2017) 'What about me? The Loss of Self through the experience of Traumatic Childbirth'. Midwifery, 51 (1):1-11 [Details]
(2017) 'Risk Assessment and the Prevention of Radicalization from Nonviolence Into Terrorism'
Sarma, K.M (2017) 'Risk Assessment and the Prevention of Radicalization from Nonviolence Into Terrorism'. American Psychologist, 72 (3):278-288 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Threat appeals in health communication: messages that elicit fear and enhance perceived efficacy positively impact on young male drivers'
Carey RN;Sarma KM; (2016) 'Threat appeals in health communication: messages that elicit fear and enhance perceived efficacy positively impact on young male drivers'. BMC Public Health, 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Establishing an evidence base for drowning interventions in the Republic of Ireland'
Kervick, Aoife Dix, Dani Walters, Thomas Sweeney, Roger Sarma, Kiran (2016) 'Establishing an evidence base for drowning interventions in the Republic of Ireland'. Injury Prevention, 22 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Design and evaluation of novel irish drowning data taxonomies for a fatalities database'
Kervick, Aoife Summerville, Sarah Dix, Dani Walters, Thomas Sweeney, Roger Sarma, Kiran (2016) 'Design and evaluation of novel irish drowning data taxonomies for a fatalities database'. Injury Prevention, 22 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Examining coastal drowning fatalities in the Republic of Ireland, 2010–2013'
Kervick, Aoife Dix, Dani Walters, Thomas Sweeney, Roger Sarma, Kiran (2016) 'Examining coastal drowning fatalities in the Republic of Ireland, 2010–2013'. Injury Prevention, 22 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'
Kilroy, S; Egan, J; Walsh, M; McManus, S; Sarma K (2015) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'. Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, 40 (1):68-77 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Chronic Pain in Irish Prison Officers: Profile and Predictors of Pain-Related Disability and Depression'
Costello, E,Bogue, JE,Sarma, K,McGuire, BE (2015) 'Chronic Pain in Irish Prison Officers: Profile and Predictors of Pain-Related Disability and Depression'. Pain Medicine, 16 :2292-2301 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Pretreatment anxiety and pain acceptance are associated with response to trigger point injection therapy for chronic myofascial pain'
Healy, GM,Finn, DP,O'Gorman, DA,Maharaj, C,Raftery, M,Ruane, N,Mitchell, C,Sarma, K,Bohacek, M,McGuire, BE (2015) 'Pretreatment anxiety and pain acceptance are associated with response to trigger point injection therapy for chronic myofascial pain'. Pain Medicine, 16 :1955-1966 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'When Parents Separate and One Parent 'Comes Out' as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual: Sons and Daughters Engage with the Tension that Occurs When Their Family Unit Changes'
Daly SC;MacNeela P;MacNeela P;Sarma KM; (2015) 'When Parents Separate and One Parent 'Comes Out' as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual: Sons and Daughters Engage with the Tension that Occurs When Their Family Unit Changes'. Plos One, 10 (12) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Comparison of an online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention with online pain management psychoeducation: A randomized controlled pilot study'
Dowd H, Hogan M, McGuire BE, Sarma K, Fish R, Davis M, Zauta A. (2015) 'Comparison of an online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention with online pain management psychoeducation: A randomized controlled pilot study'. Clinical Journal Of Pain, :517-527 [Details]
(2015) 'Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake Smartphone Driver Support Systems'
Kervick AA;Hogan MJ;O'Hora D;Sarma KM; (2015) 'Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake Smartphone Driver Support Systems'. Accident Analysis And Prevention, 83 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Pre-treatment anxiety and pain acceptance are associated with responses to trigger point injection therapy for chronic myofascial pain'
Healy GM, Finn DP, O'Gorman DA, Raftery M, Ruane N, Sarma K, McGuire BE. (2015) 'Pre-treatment anxiety and pain acceptance are associated with responses to trigger point injection therapy for chronic myofascial pain'. Pain Medicine, :1955-1966 [Details]
(2014) 'Working in partnership to develop, implement and evaluate a skills based group for people with bipolar disorder/schizoaffective disorder'
Olive, B., McGlinchey, A., Sardinha, S., Sarma, K. M (2014) 'Working in partnership to develop, implement and evaluate a skills based group for people with bipolar disorder/schizoaffective disorder'. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 17 (2):15-34 [Details]
(2014) 'Evaluation of a group based cognitive behavioural therapy programme for menstrual pain management in young women with intellectual disabilities: Protocol for a mixed methods controlled clinical trial'
22. Kennedy S, O’Higgins S, Sarma K, Willig C, McGuire BE. (2014) 'Evaluation of a group based cognitive behavioural therapy programme for menstrual pain management in young women with intellectual disabilities: Protocol for a mixed methods controlled clinical trial'. BMC Womens Health, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'
Kilroy, S., Egan, J., Walsh, M., McManus, S., Sarma, K. M. (2014) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'. Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, (AHEAD OF PRINT) [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Systemic trauma: The impact on parents whose children have experienced sexual abuse'
Kilroy, S. J., Egan, J., Maliszewska, A., Sarma, K. M. (2014) 'Systemic trauma: The impact on parents whose children have experienced sexual abuse'. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23 (5):481-503 [Details]
(2014) 'Comparison of an online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention with online pain management psychoeducation: A randomized controlled pilot study'
Dowd H, Hogan M, McGuire BE, Sarma K, Fish R, Davis M, Zautra A. (2014) 'Comparison of an online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention with online pain management psychoeducation: A randomized controlled pilot study'. Clinical Journal Of Pain, [Details]
(2014) 'Evaluation of a group based cognitive behavioural therapy programme for menstrual pain management in young women with intellectual disabilities: protocol for a mixed methods controlled clinical trial'
Kennedy, S,O'Higgins, S,Sarma, K,Willig, C,McGuire, BE (2014) 'Evaluation of a group based cognitive behavioural therapy programme for menstrual pain management in young women with intellectual disabilities: protocol for a mixed methods controlled clinical trial'. BMC Womens Health, 14 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The psychological impact of infertility and fertility treatment on the male partner'
Dooley, M,Dineen, T,Sarma, K,Nolan, A (2014) 'The psychological impact of infertility and fertility treatment on the male partner'. Human Fertility, 17 :203-209 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Psychological factors associated with indices of risky, reckless and cautious driving in a sample of drivers in the Republic of Ireland'
Sarma, K.M., Carey, N. R., Kervick, A. A & Bimpeh, Y. (2013) 'Psychological factors associated with indices of risky, reckless and cautious driving in a sample of drivers in the Republic of Ireland'. Accident Analysis And Prevention, 50 (January):1226-1235 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'New directions in gender role conflict research'
O Beaglaoich, C., Sarma, K. M., & Morrison, T. G. (2013) 'New directions in gender role conflict research'. International and Cultural Psychology, 4 :17-51 [Details]
(2013) 'Theory of Planned Behaviour as a predictor of referrals to psychology departments from social workers in Ireland'
Ryan, S., Sarma, K. M., & Bryne, M (2013) 'Theory of Planned Behaviour as a predictor of referrals to psychology departments from social workers in Ireland'. The Irish Social Worker Journal, 2013 :32-35 [Details]
(2013) 'A real-time study of psychologists' work activities in the Republic of Ireland'
Murphy, S., Sarma, K. M., & Byrne, M (2013) 'A real-time study of psychologists' work activities in the Republic of Ireland'. Clinical Psychology Forum, 248 :30-34 [Details]
(2013) 'The Impact of Threat Appeals on Fear Arousal and Driver Behavior: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Research 1990–2011'
Carey, RN., McDermott, DT., Sarma, KM (2013) 'The Impact of Threat Appeals on Fear Arousal and Driver Behavior: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Research 1990–2011'. Plos One, 8 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The potential for mobile phone applications to measure and improve young driver behaviour'
Kervick, A. A & Sarma, K. M (2012) 'The potential for mobile phone applications to measure and improve young driver behaviour'. Irish Ergonomics Review, [Details]
(2012) 'Factors influencing perceived effectiveness in dealing with self-harming patients in a sample of emergency department staff'
Egan, R., Sarma KM., O Neill, M (2012) 'Factors influencing perceived effectiveness in dealing with self-harming patients in a sample of emergency department staff'. Journal Of Emergency Medicine, 43 (6):1084-1090 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Predicting intention to uptake H1N1 influenza vaccine in a university sample'
Byrne, C., Walsh, J., Kola, S. and Sarma, K. (2012) 'Predicting intention to uptake H1N1 influenza vaccine in a university sample'. British Journal Of Health Psychology, [Details]
(2012) 'An interpretative phenomenological account of the experiences of family carers of the elderly'
Kenny, C., Sarma, K. M & Egan, J (2012) 'An interpretative phenomenological account of the experiences of family carers of the elderly'. Irish Journal Of Psychology, [Details]
(2012) 'Psychological stress associated with diabetes during pregnancy: A pilot study'
Lydon K, Dunne FP, Owens L, Avalos G, Sarma KM, O Connor C, Nestor L McGuire BE (2012) 'Psychological stress associated with diabetes during pregnancy: A pilot study'. Irish Medical Journal (Supplement), 105 (5):26-28 [Details]
(2011) 'An examination of the quality of life and level of anxiety in youths with Inflammatory Bowel'
Kilroy, S., Nolan, E., Sarma, K. M. (2011) 'An examination of the quality of life and level of anxiety in youths with Inflammatory Bowel'. Journal Of Pediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition, 53 (3):275-279 [Details]
(2011) 'Chronic pain in the Republic of Ireland-Community prevalence, psychosocial profile and predictors of pain-related disability: Results from the Prevalence, Impact and Cost of Chronic Pain (PRIME) study, Part 1'
Raftery, MN,Sarma, K,Murphy, AW,De la Harpe, D,Normand, C,McGuire, BE (2011) 'Chronic pain in the Republic of Ireland-Community prevalence, psychosocial profile and predictors of pain-related disability: Results from the Prevalence, Impact and Cost of Chronic Pain (PRIME) study, Part 1'. Pain, 152 :1096-1103 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'A profile of psychologists' workload in Ireland'
Dowd, H., Sarma, K., Byrne, M. (2011) 'A profile of psychologists' workload in Ireland'. Clinical Psychology Forum, :42-46 [Details]
(2011) 'The psychological impact of male factor infertility and fertility treatment on men: A qualitative study. Irish Journal of Psychology'
Dooley, M., Nolan, A., & Sarma, K. M. (2011) 'The psychological impact of male factor infertility and fertility treatment on men: A qualitative study. Irish Journal of Psychology'. Irish Journal Of Psychology, 32 (2):14-24 [Details]
(2011) 'The impact of threat appeal messages on risky driving intentions: A Terror Management Theory perspective'
Carey, R., & Sarma, K. M. (2011) 'The impact of threat appeal messages on risky driving intentions: A Terror Management Theory perspective'. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 22 (4):51-57 [Details]
(2010) 'Firearm-assisted suicide: Legislative, policing and clinical concerns'
Sarma, K,Griffin, D,Kola, S (2010) 'Firearm-assisted suicide: Legislative, policing and clinical concerns'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 17 :33-37 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'A psychosocial perspective on support for terrorism'
Sarma, K. (2010) 'A psychosocial perspective on support for terrorism'. Probing The Boundaries Series: War, Virtual War And Terrorism, [Details]
(2010) 'A comparison of socio-demographic characteristics of firearm suicide deaths and other suicide deaths in the Republic of Ireland'
Sarma, K. (2010) 'A comparison of socio-demographic characteristics of firearm suicide deaths and other suicide deaths in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal Of Crisis Intervention And Suicide Prevention, [Details]
(2010) 'Firearm suicide decedents in the Republic of Ireland, 1980-2005'
Sarma, K,Kola, S (2010) 'Firearm suicide decedents in the Republic of Ireland, 1980-2005'. Public Health, 124 :278-283 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Firearms, Hanging, and Drowning Suicides in the Republic of Ireland'
Sarma, K,Kola, S (2010) 'Firearms, Hanging, and Drowning Suicides in the Republic of Ireland'. Crisis-The Journal Of Crisis Intervention And Suicide Prevention, 31 :69-75 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'The socio-demographic profile of hanging suicides in Ireland from 1980 to 2005'
Sarma, K,Kola, S (2010) 'The socio-demographic profile of hanging suicides in Ireland from 1980 to 2005'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 17 :374-377 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Mental Disorder and access to firearms in Ireland'
Sarma, K. (2008) 'Mental Disorder and access to firearms in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychology, :3-4 [Details]
(2007) 'Defensive propaganda and IRA political control in republican communities'
Sarma, K (2007) 'Defensive propaganda and IRA political control in republican communities'. Studies In Conflict & Terrorism, 30 :1073-1094 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Drug use among LGBT young adults: Results of an exploratory study'
Sarma, K. (2007) 'Drug use among LGBT young adults: Results of an exploratory study'. Youth Studies Ireland, 2 (2):35-48 [Details]
(2007) 'Drug use among LGBT young adults'
Sarma, K. (2007) 'Drug use among LGBT young adults'. Dublin: Pobal, [Details]
(2005) 'Informers and the Battle against republican terrorism: A review of 30 years of struggle'
Sarma, K. (2005) 'Informers and the Battle against republican terrorism: A review of 30 years of struggle'. Policing Revolutionary and Secessionist Violence [Special Issue], Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 6 (2):165-180 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Informers and the Battle against republican terrorism: A review of 30 years of struggle, Policing Revolutionary and Secessionist Violence [Special Issue], Police Practice and Research: An International Journal'
Sarma, K. (2005) 'Informers and the Battle against republican terrorism: A review of 30 years of struggle, Policing Revolutionary and Secessionist Violence [Special Issue], Police Practice and Research: An International Journal'. 6 (2):165-180 [Details]
(2004) 'Crime after crime : Repeat victimsiation in Ireland'
Sarma, K. (2004) 'Crime after crime : Repeat victimsiation in Ireland'. Communique: The Garda Management Journal, :34-43 [Details]
(2004) 'Measuring the immeasurable? Victimisation and the gay and lesbian community in Ireland'
Sarma, K. (2004) 'Measuring the immeasurable? Victimisation and the gay and lesbian community in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 51 :110-118 [Details]
(2004) 'Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Waterford/Kilkenny and Kerry Garda Divisions'
Sarma, K., Walker, M., Ryan, W., Brown, C. (2004) 'Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Waterford/Kilkenny and Kerry Garda Divisions'. Irish Journal of Education, 1 :80-87 [Details]
(2003) 'Repeat Victimisation in Ireland'
Sarma, K. (2003) 'Repeat Victimisation in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 24 (3-4):87-117 [Details]
(1999) 'Towards a Psychology of Surveillance (April-June)'
Horgan, J., Taylor, M., Sarma, K. (1999) 'Towards a Psychology of Surveillance (April-June)'. The Police Journal, 2 :161-170 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'How to practice ethically sound research: Guide for practice'
McGuire BE, Byrne M, Burke L, Sarma K. (2015) 'How to practice ethically sound research: Guide for practice' In: How to conduct research for service improvement: A guidebook for Health & Social Care Professionals. Dublin: Health Service Executive. [Details]
(2014) 'The use of informants in counter terrrorism operations: Lessons from Northern Ireland'
Sarma, Kiran. M (2014) 'The use of informants in counter terrrorism operations: Lessons from Northern Ireland' In: Examining Political Violence: Studies of Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Internal War. London: Taylor and Francis. [Details]
(2014) 'Postscript: Future directions in Evil'
Sarma, Kiran. M (2014) 'Postscript: Future directions in Evil' In: Evil and the State. Witney, UK: Interdisciplinary Press. [Details]
(2014) 'Evil beneath? What we know and don't know about public support for violent extremism'
Sarma, Kiran. M (2014) 'Evil beneath? What we know and don't know about public support for violent extremism' In: Evil and the State. Witney, UK: Interdisciplinary Press. [Details]
(2014) 'New Directions in Gender Role Conflict Research'
O'Beagloaich, C., Sarma, K. M., Morrison, T. G (2014) 'New Directions in Gender Role Conflict Research' In: Masculinities in a Global Era. New York: Spinger. [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'How to practice ethically sound research'
McGuire BE, Byrne M, Sarma K. (2013) 'How to practice ethically sound research' In: How to conduct research for service improvement: A guidebook for Health & Social Care Professionals. Dublin: Health Service Executive. [Details]
(2011) 'Policing terrorism through informers: Lessons from Northern Ireland'
Sarma, K. (2011) 'Policing terrorism through informers: Lessons from Northern Ireland' In: Policing Terrorism. Belfast: [Details]
(2010) 'A psychosocial perspective on support for terrorism in the wake of an attack'
Sarma, K. (2010) 'A psychosocial perspective on support for terrorism in the wake of an attack' In: The New Order of War. Rodopi: NL. [Details]
(2009) 'Informers and the battle against the IRA: The plight of the Informer in Northern Ireland'
Sarma, K. (2009) 'Informers and the battle against the IRA: The plight of the Informer in Northern Ireland' In: Inside and Outside of the Law. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2012) Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference
Kervick, A., & Sarma, K.M (2012) The potential for mobile phone applications to measure and improve young driver behaviour Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) Designing mortality data user guidance for drowning prevention.
Kervick, A., Ryan, D and Sarma, K. (2017) Designing mortality data user guidance for drowning prevention. Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Pool UK. [Details]
(2017) Developing a user guidance template for multi-country, mortality datasets.
Kervick, A., Ryan, D and Sarma, K. (2017) Developing a user guidance template for multi-country, mortality datasets. Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Pool, UK. [Details]
(2017) Conducting a systematic search for multi-country mortality data sources – A short report.
Kervick, A., Ryan, D and Sarma, K. (2017) Conducting a systematic search for multi-country mortality data sources – A short report. Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Pool, UK. [Details]
(2017) The impact of cycle infrastructure on road safety.
Sarma, K and Doody, C (2017) The impact of cycle infrastructure on road safety. Road Safety Authority of Ireland, Ballina, Ireland. [Details]
(2016) The impact of the Brighter Evenings Bill on road safety in Ireland.
Sarma, K and Carey, R (2016) The impact of the Brighter Evenings Bill on road safety in Ireland. Road Safety Authority of Ireland, Ballina, Ireland. [Details]
(2016) Understanding Terrorism: Research of relevance to Health and Social Care Professionals.
Sarma, K and Conway, R (2016) Understanding Terrorism: Research of relevance to Health and Social Care Professionals. European Commission RAN CoE, Brussels, Be. [Details]
(2014) Awareness raising actions and materials for health workers in the area of radicalisation and violent radicalisation.
Sarma, K.M (2014) Awareness raising actions and materials for health workers in the area of radicalisation and violent radicalisation. European Commission RAN CoE, Brussels, Belgium. [Details]
(2013) Information Sharing and Confidentiality: Guidance for health workers in the area of radicalisation and violent radicalisation.
Sarma, K and Conway, R (2013) Information Sharing and Confidentiality: Guidance for health workers in the area of radicalisation and violent radicalisation. European Commission RAN CoE, Brussels, Belgium. [Details]
(2013) Policies and Procedures: Guidance for health professionals when working with individuals at risk of violent radicalisation.
Sarma K (2013) Policies and Procedures: Guidance for health professionals when working with individuals at risk of violent radicalisation. European Commission RAN CoE, Brussels, Belgium. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Evil and the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
Sarma, Kiran; Livings, Ben (Ed.). (2014) Evil and the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Evil and the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Inter-Disciplinary Press. [Details]
(2011) Psychology in Action, Special Issue of the Irish Journal of Psychology.
McGuire, B., Sarma, K., O Hora, D (Ed.). (2011) Psychology in Action, Special Issue of the Irish Journal of Psychology Psychology in Action, Special Issue of the Irish Journal of Psychology. UK: Taylor and Francis. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) International Conference,
Carthy, S., Sarma, K., O’Hora, D. & Doody, C. (2017) Counter-narratives for the prevention of violent radicalization: A systematic review. [Oral Presentation], Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) International Conference, Swansea, Wales , 05-JUN-17 - 07-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) Comparative approaches to understanding violent and non-violent online extremism,
Carthy, S., Sarma, K. M., O'Hora, D & Doody, C (2017) Counter-narratives for the prevention of violent radicalization: A systematic review. [Invited Oral Presentation], Comparative approaches to understanding violent and non-violent online extremism, London, UK , 29-MAY-17 - 31-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017) C-Pen (Collaborating to Prevent Extremist Narratives) Opening Seminar,
Carthy, S., Sarma, K., O’Hora, D. & Doody, C (2017) Counter-narratives for the prevention of violent radicalization: A systematic review. [Oral Presentation], C-Pen (Collaborating to Prevent Extremist Narratives) Opening Seminar, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland , 08-MAR-17 - 10-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017) 40th Annual International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) Conference,
Carthy, S., Sarma, K., O’Hora, D. & Doody, C (2017) Counter-narratives for the prevention of violent radicalization: A systematic review. [Oral Presentation], 40th Annual International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) Conference, RCSI, Dublin , 01-JUN-17 - 02-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology,
ick, A., O’Hora, D. & Sarma, K. (2016) An evaluation of Smartphone Driver Support Systems for young drivers: Acceptance, efficacy and driver distraction. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Brisbane, Australia , 23-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) VOX-Pol's Mid-Project Conference,
Sarma, K., Carthy, S., Madden, S., O’Hora, D., Horgan, J. & Egan, V (2016) Moral disengagement and moral identity: An investigation into the impact of justifications for violent extremism on support for extremists. [Oral Presentation], VOX-Pol's Mid-Project Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 08-JUN-16 - 09-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016) European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Graduate Student Conference,
Sarma, K., Carthy, S., Bowman, S. (2016) How effective are school-based counter-radicalisation interventions in reducing propensity towards extremism in 1st and 2nd level education?. [Oral Presentation], European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Graduate Student Conference, Tartu, Estonia , 18-AUG-16 - 20-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) Meeting of the Word Psychiatric Association Taskforce on Extremist Violence,
Sarma, K. M. (2016) Early childhood experiences and violent radicalisation into terrorism. [Invited Oral Presentation], Meeting of the Word Psychiatric Association Taskforce on Extremist Violence, London , 25-OCT-16 - 26-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016) European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues,
Sarma, K. M. (2016) Mental Illness and Terrorism. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues, Milan, Italy , 02-NOV-16 - 04-NOV-16. [Details]
(2015) European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues,
Sarma, K. M. (2015) Early childhood experiences and transitioning from non-violence into violence. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues, Stockholm , 02-NOV-15 - 04-NOV-15. [Details]
(2014) European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues,
Sarma, K. M (2014) Risk assessment and Terrorism. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues, Avila, Spain , 12-NOV-14 - 14-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) Contemporary Forms of Protest in the Euro-Asian space,
Sarma, K. M (2014) Indicators of transitioning of non-violent actors into terrorism: A systematic review of research that can guide screening, assessment and the identification of high-risk individuals. [Invited Oral Presentation], Contemporary Forms of Protest in the Euro-Asian space, Hamburg , 22-OCT-14 - 23-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014) International Congress of Applied Psychology,
Kervick, A., Hogan, M., O’Hora, D., & Sarma, K. (2014) Will they adopt? Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake phone application driver monitors. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France , 04-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014) Society for Terrorism Research 8th Annual International Conference,
Sarma, K. M. (2014) Risk assessment and indicators of transitioning into terrorism (GENESIS). [Oral Presentation], Society for Terrorism Research 8th Annual International Conference, Boston, USA , 17-SEP-14 - 19-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology,
Kervick, A., O’Hora, D. & Sarma, K. (2014) Considering phone app’ driver monitor potential - A systematic review of monitoring acceptance and effectiveness. [Oral Presentation], 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014) International Congress of Applied Psychology,
Kervick, A., Hogan, M., O’Hora, D., & Sarma, K. (2014) Will they adopt? Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake phone application driver monitors. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) Radicalisation Awareness Network (HEALTH),
Sarma, K. M (2013) Policies and Procedures: Guidance for health professionals when working with individuals at risk of violent radicalization. [Invited Oral Presentation], Radicalisation Awareness Network (HEALTH), Copenhagen, Denmark , 27-SEP-13 - 29-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) Radicalisation Awareness Network (HEALTH),
Sarma, K. M (2013) Information Sharing and Confidentiality: Guidance for health professionals when working with individuals at risk of violent radicalisation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Radicalisation Awareness Network (HEALTH), Barcelona, Spain , 28-JUN-13 - 30-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Radicalisation Awareness Network (HEALTH),
Sarma, K. M (2013) Awareness raising actions and materials for health workers in the area of radicalisation and violent radicalization. [Invited Oral Presentation], Radicalisation Awareness Network (HEALTH), Amsterdam , 03-NOV-13 - 04-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) European Conference on Human Centred Design for Intelligent Transport Systems,
Kervick, A., O’Hora, D. & Sarma, K. (2013) Considering the potential of phone application driver monitors for young people - A systematic review of monitoring acceptability and effectiveness. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on Human Centred Design for Intelligent Transport Systems, Vienna, Austria , 14-AUG-13 - 17-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013) European Conference on Human Centred Design for Intelligent Transport Systems,
Kervick, A., Hogan, M., O’Hora, D., & Sarma, K. (2013) Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake phone application driver monitors. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on Human Centred Design for Intelligent Transport Systems, Vienna, Austria , 15-AUG-13 - 17-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013) European Consortium for Political Research,
Sarma, K. M. (2013) Social Cognition, Moral Disengagement and Radicalisation into Violent Extremism. [Oral Presentation], European Consortium for Political Research, Bordeaux, France , 05-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13. [Details]
(2011) Road Safety Authority Annual Lecture,
Sarma, K. M (2011) Understanding risky driving. Road Safety Authority of Ireland Annual Lecture. [Plenary Lecture], Road Safety Authority Annual Lecture, Dublin Castle , 20-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2016) Vox-Pol mid-project conference.
Carthy, S & Sarma, K (2016) Vox-Pol mid-project conference. Abstract [Details]
(2016) 46th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
O’Donnell, M., Bogue, J., Gormley, & Sarma, K. (2016) 46th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology.
Kervick, A., O'Hora, D., & Sarma, K (2016) International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology. Abstract [Details]
(2015) 29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.
Fox, L., Bogue, J., Sarma , K. & McGuire, B. (2015) 29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Abstract [Details]
(2014) 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.
Bogue, J., Costello, E., Sarma, K. & McGuire, E. (2014) 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Abstract [Details]
(2013) 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology.
Rolfe, J., Roche, D., Sarma, K., & Bogue, J. (2013) 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology. Abstract [Details]
(2013) European Consortium for Political Research.
Sarma, K. M (2013) European Consortium for Political Research. Abstract [Details]
(2013) 27th European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference.
Kervick, A., O'Hora, D., & Sarma, K (2013) 27th European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference. Abstract [Details]
(2012) Psychological factors associated with indices of risky driving in a sample of drivers in Ireland.
Sarma, K,Carey, R,Kervick, A,Bimpeh, Y (2012) Psychological factors associated with indices of risky driving in a sample of drivers in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2012) International Association for the Study of Pain World Conference.
Dowd, H., Hogan, M.J., McGuire, B. & Sarma, K. (2012) International Association for the Study of Pain World Conference. Abstract [Details]
(2011) 25th International Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.
Walsh, J.C., Byrne, C., Kola, S., & Sarma, K. (2011) 25th International Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Crete: Abstract [Details]
(2011) Psychology & Health.
Walsh, J.C., Byrne, C., Kola, S. & Sarma, K. (2011) Psychology & Health. Abstract [Details]
(2011) EASD.
Lydon K, McGuire B, Owens L, Sarma K, Avalos G, Carmody L, O Connor C, Nestor L, Dunne F (2011) EASD. Abstract [Details]
(2011) Pilot testing of an online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention for a chronic pain population. European Health Psychology Conference. Crete.
Dowd, H., Hogan, M., McGuire, B., & Sarma, K. M. (2011) Pilot testing of an online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention for a chronic pain population. European Health Psychology Conference. Crete. Abstract [Details]
(2011) Online mindfulness and chronic pain: development and testing of a computerised mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention for a chronic pain population. Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway.
Dowd, H., Hogan, M., McGuire, B., & Sarma, K.M. (2011) Online mindfulness and chronic pain: development and testing of a computerised mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention for a chronic pain population. Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway. Abstract [Details]
(2011) The impact of threat appeals on driver behaviour: A meta-analysis of experimental research 1990-2011. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Social Psychology branch of the British Psychological Society, Cambridge, UK.
Carey, R. N., McDermott, D. T. & Sarma, K. M. (2011) The impact of threat appeals on driver behaviour: A meta-analysis of experimental research 1990-2011. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Social Psychology branch of the British Psychological Society, Cambridge, UK. Abstract [Details]
(2011) Examining the impact of mortality salient fear/threat appeals on intention to takre driving risks: A Terror Management Theory perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Social Psychology branch of the British Psychological Society, Cambridge, UK.
Carey, R. N., Cashman, E. & Sarma, K. M. (2011) Examining the impact of mortality salient fear/threat appeals on intention to takre driving risks: A Terror Management Theory perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Social Psychology branch of the British Psychological Society, Cambridge, UK. Abstract [Details]
(2011) 6th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.
Sarma, K., Carey, R., Cashman, E., O'Sullivan, A & Bogue, J. (2011) 6th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Abstract [Details]
(2011) Annual conference of The European Health Psychology Society.
Sarma, K. et al., (2011) Annual conference of The European Health Psychology Society. Abstract [Details]
(2011) Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway.
Dowd, H., Hogan, M.J., McGuire, B. & Sarma, K. (2011) Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway. Abstract [Details]
(2011) European Health Psychology Conference.
Dowd, H., Hogan, M.J., McGuire, B. & Sarma, K. (2011) European Health Psychology Conference. Abstract [Details]
(2011) Irish Pain Society11th Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dowd, H., Hogan, M.J., McGuire, B. & Sarma, K. (2011) Irish Pain Society11th Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstract [Details]
(2010) Exploring the impact of mortality salience and personality on dangerous driving intentions: A Terror Management Theory perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Athlone, Ireland.
Carey, R. N. & Sarma, K. M. (2010) Exploring the impact of mortality salience and personality on dangerous driving intentions: A Terror Management Theory perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Athlone, Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2009) An epidemiological study examining the prevalence and psychological impact of chronic pain in Ireland. Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.
Raftery M, McGuire BE, Murphy A, Sarma K, Normand C, De la Harpe D. (2009) An epidemiological study examining the prevalence and psychological impact of chronic pain in Ireland. Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Pisa, Italy: Abstract [Details]
(2008) Annual conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland.
Lonergan, E; Bogue, J. and Sarma, K. (2008) Annual conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2008) Executive Functioning and Insight in a Forensic Inpatient Population With Psychotic Disorders. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference.
Oliver, B., Bogue, J., Sarma, K. (2008) Executive Functioning and Insight in a Forensic Inpatient Population With Psychotic Disorders. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. Stockholm: Abstract [Details]
(2008) Sleep dysfunction and executive impairment in schizophrenia. Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Clarke, S., McGuire, BE, Donoghue, G., Sarma, K, & McDonald, C. (2008) Sleep dysfunction and executive impairment in schizophrenia. Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Carlow: Abstract [Details]
(2008) Executive functioning and insight in a forensic population with psychotic disorders. The Psychological Society of Ireland, 39th Annual Conference; The Irish Psychologist.
Oliver, B., Bogue, J., McAuliffe, C., Sarma, K. (2008) Executive functioning and insight in a forensic population with psychotic disorders. The Psychological Society of Ireland, 39th Annual Conference; The Irish Psychologist. Glasgow, Scotland: Abstract [Details]
(2008) An exploratory study of problem behaviours, cognitive distortions, and criminal thinking styles in a sample of incarcerated juvenile offenders in Ireland. The Psychological Society of Ireland, 39th Annual Conference; The Irish Psychologist.
Lonergan, E., Bogue, J., Sarma, K. (2008) An exploratory study of problem behaviours, cognitive distortions, and criminal thinking styles in a sample of incarcerated juvenile offenders in Ireland. The Psychological Society of Ireland, 39th Annual Conference; The Irish Psychologist. Nottingham, England: Abstract [Details]
(2008) Clinical Psychologist Caseloads: A Survey of Clinicians in Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference.
Dowd, H., Byrne, M., Sarma, K. (2008) Clinical Psychologist Caseloads: A Survey of Clinicians in Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. Abstract [Details]
(2008) Sleep disruption and neurocognitive impairment among individuals with schizophrenia. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference.
Clarke, S., McGuire, M., Donohoe, G., Sarma, K. (2008) Sleep disruption and neurocognitive impairment among individuals with schizophrenia. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. Abstract [Details]
(2008) 38th Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Lonergan, E., Bogue, J. & Sarma, K. (2008) 38th Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2008) 38th Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Oliver, B., Bogue, J., McAuliffe, C., & Sarma, K. (2008) 38th Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2010) Pain self-efficacy and pain catastrophising predict depression in people with painful diabetyic neuropathy. EASD 2010. Diabetoliogia.
McGuire B, Treacy M, Sarma K, Dinneen S, O Brien T, Dunne F. (2010) Pain self-efficacy and pain catastrophising predict depression in people with painful diabetyic neuropathy. EASD 2010. Diabetoliogia. Abstract [Details]
(2010) Pain self-efficacy and pain catastrophising predict depression in people with painful diabetic neuropathy.
McGuire, BE,Treacy, M,Sarma, K,Dinneen, S,O'Brien, T,Dunne, F (2010) Pain self-efficacy and pain catastrophising predict depression in people with painful diabetic neuropathy. Abstract [Details]
(2010) ATLANTIC DIP: psychological stress associated with diabetes during pregnancy. IJMS.
Lydon K. McGuire B. Owens L. Avalos G. Sarma K. O Connor C. Nestor L. Dunne F. (2010) ATLANTIC DIP: psychological stress associated with diabetes during pregnancy. IJMS. Abstract [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) Exploring the impact of mortality salience and personality on dangerous driving intentions: A Terror Management Theory perspective.Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Northern Ireland branch of the British Psychological Society, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Carey, R. N. & Sarma, K. M. (2011) Exploring the impact of mortality salience and personality on dangerous driving intentions: A Terror Management Theory perspective.Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Northern Ireland branch of the British Psychological Society, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Mood, pain acceptance and pain beliefs differentiate treament responders from non-responders to trigger point therapy for myofascial pain, Irish Pain Conference, Dublin.
Healy, G. M., Finn, D. P., O Gorman, D. A., Raftery, M., Ruane, N., Sarma, K., McGuire, B. E. (2010) Mood, pain acceptance and pain beliefs differentiate treament responders from non-responders to trigger point therapy for myofascial pain, Irish Pain Conference, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Atlantic DIP: Stress and anxiety associated with pregnancy: A comparision of women with established disbetes, gestational diabetes, and those without diabetes. CROI national conference.
Lydon, K., McGuire, B., Owens, L., Avalos, G., Sarma, K., O Connor, C., Nestor, L., & Dunne, F. (2010) Atlantic DIP: Stress and anxiety associated with pregnancy: A comparision of women with established disbetes, gestational diabetes, and those without diabetes. CROI national conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Development and Piloting of a CBT Group Intervention for Bereaved Spouses with Complicated Grief. Paper presented at the Irish Association of Palliative Care Conference (PRIZE BEST PAPER).
Brady, C., Bates, U., Sarma, K., Byrne, M., Greggan, P. (2009) The Development and Piloting of a CBT Group Intervention for Bereaved Spouses with Complicated Grief. Paper presented at the Irish Association of Palliative Care Conference (PRIZE BEST PAPER). Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The influence of pain self-efficacy and pain catastrophizing on depression in painful diabetic neuropathy. Paper presented at the The Irish Pain Society Conference.
Treacy, M., MGuire, B., Sarma, K., O'Brien, T., Dinneen, S., Dunne, F., Finn, D. (2008) The influence of pain self-efficacy and pain catastrophizing on depression in painful diabetic neuropathy. Paper presented at the The Irish Pain Society Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Using psychological theory to inform the developement of an intervention for bereaved spouses with complicated grief. Paper presented at the Irish Association for Palliative Care Annual Education and Research Seminar.
Brady, C., Bates, U., Sarma, K., Byrne, M., Greggan, P. (2008) Using psychological theory to inform the developement of an intervention for bereaved spouses with complicated grief. Paper presented at the Irish Association for Palliative Care Annual Education and Research Seminar. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) An Exploratory Study of Problem Behaviours, Cognitive Distortions, and Criminal Thinking Styles in a Sample of Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders in Ireland. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference.
Lonergan, E., Bogue, J., Sarma, K. (2008) An Exploratory Study of Problem Behaviours, Cognitive Distortions, and Criminal Thinking Styles in a Sample of Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders in Ireland. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The burden of disease in painful diabetic neuropathy: Psychological and functional consequences. Paper presented at the 44th Annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
McGuire, B., Treacy, M., Sarma, K., O'Brien, T., Dinneen, S., Dunne, F., Finn, D. (2008) The burden of disease in painful diabetic neuropathy: Psychological and functional consequences. Paper presented at the 44th Annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Counterfactual Thinking and Blame Assignment. Paper presented at the 15th Meeting of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology.
Egan, S., Sarma, K., McGann, M., Breen, M., Doyle, E. (2007) Counterfactual Thinking and Blame Assignment. Paper presented at the 15th Meeting of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Experiences of involuntary committals in Ireland: Themes emerging from an exploratory study. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland Branch.
Sarma, K. (2006) Experiences of involuntary committals in Ireland: Themes emerging from an exploratory study. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland Branch. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Popular Support for Terrorism: Moral Disengagement as a product of paramilitary propaganda. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland Branch.
Sarma, K. (2006) Popular Support for Terrorism: Moral Disengagement as a product of paramilitary propaganda. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland Branch. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Terrorism and the Social Sciences: An Agenda for Research. Paper presented by invitation at Terrorism: An Agenda for Research, the Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science Seminar Series.
Sarma, K. (2006) Terrorism and the Social Sciences: An Agenda for Research. Paper presented by invitation at Terrorism: An Agenda for Research, the Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science Seminar Series. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Justifying violence through defensive propaganda: The Provisional IRA and political and social repression. Stockholm Criminology Symposium.
Sarma, K. (2006) Justifying violence through defensive propaganda: The Provisional IRA and political and social repression. Stockholm Criminology Symposium. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Backlash: A psychosocial perspective on support for terrorism in the wake of attacks. Stockholm Criminology Symposium.
Sarma, K. (2006) Backlash: A psychosocial perspective on support for terrorism in the wake of attacks. Stockholm Criminology Symposium. Waterford: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Public Attitudes Towards the Garda Siochana: Key Findings of the Public Attitudes Survey 2002. Paper Presented at the Psychological Society of Irelands Thirty-Third Annual Conference.
Sarma, K., O Dwyer, K. (2002) Public Attitudes Towards the Garda Siochana: Key Findings of the Public Attitudes Survey 2002. Paper Presented at the Psychological Society of Irelands Thirty-Third Annual Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Victim’s Experiences of Restorative Justice Events: Some Preliminary Findings. Paper Presented at the Psychological Society of Irelands Thirty-Third Annual Conference.
Sarma, K., O Dwyer, K. (2002) Victim’s Experiences of Restorative Justice Events: Some Preliminary Findings. Paper Presented at the Psychological Society of Irelands Thirty-Third Annual Conference. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2011) The effectiveness of an on-line, mindfulness-based, cognitive behaviour intervention for a heterogeneous chronic pain population. Irish Pain Society11th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin 2011. Prize winner.
Dowd, H., Hogan, M., McGuire, B & Sarma, K. M (2011) The effectiveness of an on-line, mindfulness-based, cognitive behaviour intervention for a heterogeneous chronic pain population. Irish Pain Society11th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin 2011. Prize winner. Conference Poster [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2013) The impact of threat appeals on psychophysiological fear arousal responses and risky driving behaviour.
Carey, R,Sarma, K (2013) The impact of threat appeals on psychophysiological fear arousal responses and risky driving behaviour. Meeting [Details]
(2013) The psychiatric diagnostic screening questionnaire is an effective screening measure for co-morbidity within addiction services.
Rolfe, J,Roche, D,Sarma, K,Bogue, J (2013) The psychiatric diagnostic screening questionnaire is an effective screening measure for co-morbidity within addiction services. Meeting [Details]
(2013) Examining young driver willingness to uptake phone application driver monitors: Testing a structural model.
Kervick, A,Sarma, K,O'Hora, D (2013) Examining young driver willingness to uptake phone application driver monitors: Testing a structural model. Meeting [Details]
(2013) Phone application driver monitor acceptance and effectiveness in reducing young driver risk-taking: A systematic review.
Kervick, A,Sarma, K,O'Hora, D (2013) Phone application driver monitor acceptance and effectiveness in reducing young driver risk-taking: A systematic review. Meeting [Details]
(2012) Chronic pain: Predicting quality of life and pain status at 12 month follow-up.
Raftery, M,Mcguire, B,Murphy, A,Delaharpe, D,Normand, C,Sarma, K (2012) Chronic pain: Predicting quality of life and pain status at 12 month follow-up. Meeting [Details]
(2012) The impact of illness invalidation on pain disability and pain acceptance in fibromyalgia.
Kenny, C,Sarma, K,Egan, J,McGuire, B (2012) The impact of illness invalidation on pain disability and pain acceptance in fibromyalgia. Meeting [Details]
(2011) Atlantic DIP: Diabetes in Pregnancy: a comparative study of stress and wellbeing in women with established diabetes, gestational diabetes, and those without diabetes.
Lydon, K,McGuire, B,Owens, LA,Sarma, K,Avalos, G,Carmody, L,Connor, CO,Nestor, L,Dunne, F (2011) Atlantic DIP: Diabetes in Pregnancy: a comparative study of stress and wellbeing in women with established diabetes, gestational diabetes, and those without diabetes. Meeting [Details]
(2010) Atlantic DIP: psychological stress associated with diabetes during pregnancy.
Lydon, K,McGuire, B,Owens, L,Avalos, G,Sarma, K,Connor, CO,Nestor, L,Dunne, F (2010) Atlantic DIP: psychological stress associated with diabetes during pregnancy. Meeting [Details]
(2009) An epidemiological study examining the prevalence and psychological impact of chronic pain in Ireland.
Raftery, M,McGuire, B,Murphy, A,Sarma, K,Normand, C,Delaharpe, D (2009) An epidemiological study examining the prevalence and psychological impact of chronic pain in Ireland. Meeting [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2007) Drug use among LGBT young adults.. Dublin: Pobal.
Sarma, K. (2007) Drug use among LGBT young adults.. Dublin: Pobal. Non Published Reports [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Mood, pain acceptance and pain beliefs differentiate treament responders from non-responders to trigger point therapy for myofascial pain. Irish Pain Conference ( PRIZE BEST PAPER).
Healy, G. M., Finn, D. P., O Gorman, D. A., Raftery, M., Ruane, N., Sarma, K., McGuire, B. E. (2010) Mood, pain acceptance and pain beliefs differentiate treament responders from non-responders to trigger point therapy for myofascial pain. Irish Pain Conference ( PRIZE BEST PAPER). Dublin: Workshops [Details]
(2010) Advising young risk-takers against actions. Irish Medical Times.
Carey, R & Sarma, K. (2010) Advising young risk-takers against actions. Irish Medical Times. Workshops [Details]
(2010) Atlantic DIP: Stress and anxiety associated with pregnancy: A comparision of women with established disbetes, gestational diabetes, and those without diabetes. CROI national conference (PRIZE BEST PAPER).
Lydon, K., McGuire, B., Owens, L., Avalos, G., Sarma, K., O Connor, C., Nestor, L., & Dunne, F. (2010) Atlantic DIP: Stress and anxiety associated with pregnancy: A comparision of women with established disbetes, gestational diabetes, and those without diabetes. CROI national conference (PRIZE BEST PAPER). Workshops [Details]
(2009) An epidemiological study examining the prevalence and psychological impact of chronic pain in Ireland.
Raftery M, McGuire BE, Murphy A, Sarma K, Normand C, De la Harpe D. (2009) An epidemiological study examining the prevalence and psychological impact of chronic pain in Ireland. Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Pisa, Italy: Workshops [Details]
(2009) The PRIME Study: Preliminary results of a national study of the prevalence, impact and cost of chronic non-malignant pain in Ireland. Annual Conference of the Irish Pain Society.
McGuire BE, Raftery M, Murphy A, Sarma K, Normand C, De la Harpe D. (2009) The PRIME Study: Preliminary results of a national study of the prevalence, impact and cost of chronic non-malignant pain in Ireland. Annual Conference of the Irish Pain Society. Killarney: Workshops [Details]
(2009) The psychology of support for terrorism. Psychologie des Terrorismus, July 21-25, Bonn, Germany. Brady, C., Bates, U., Sarma, K., Byrne, M., & Greggan, P. (2008). Using psychological theory to inform the developemnt of an intervention for bereaved spouses with complicated grief. Paper presented at the Irish Association for Palliative Care Annual Education and Research Seminar ( PRIZE BEST PAPER). .
Sarma, K. (2009) The psychology of support for terrorism. Psychologie des Terrorismus, July 21-25, Bonn, Germany. Brady, C., Bates, U., Sarma, K., Byrne, M., & Greggan, P. (2008). Using psychological theory to inform the developemnt of an intervention for bereaved spouses with complicated grief. Paper presented at the Irish Association for Palliative Care Annual Education and Research Seminar ( PRIZE BEST PAPER). . Workshops [Details]
(2009) The psychology of support for terrorism. Psychologie des Terrorismus: Using psychological theory to inform the developemnt of an intervention for bereaved spouses with complicated grief. Irish Association for Palliative Care Annual Education and Research Seminar ( PRIZE BEST PAPER).
Sarma, K. (2009) The psychology of support for terrorism. Psychologie des Terrorismus: Using psychological theory to inform the developemnt of an intervention for bereaved spouses with complicated grief. Irish Association for Palliative Care Annual Education and Research Seminar ( PRIZE BEST PAPER). Bonn, Germany: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Drug use among LGBT young adults. The Waterford Drugs Information Conference.
Sarma, K. (2008) Drug use among LGBT young adults. The Waterford Drugs Information Conference. Waterford: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Clinical Psychologist Job Satisfaction: How Satisfied Are They and What Are They Satisfied With?. Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference.
Dowd, H., Byrne, M & Sarma, K. (2008) Clinical Psychologist Job Satisfaction: How Satisfied Are They and What Are They Satisfied With?. Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. Workshops [Details]
(2007) Attitudes towards Justice and Equality in Ireland. Unpublished report commissioned by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dublin.
Sarma, K., Doyle, E., & Mc.Mahon, M. (2007) Attitudes towards Justice and Equality in Ireland. Unpublished report commissioned by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dublin. Workshops [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENeT) Member /
Radicalisation Awareness Network Centre of Excellence (RAN CoE) Senior Consultant to the EC /
British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist /
Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Research Sub-Committee, D.Psych.Sc Programme Member /
Research Strategy Committee, Schoo of Psychology Member /
Teaching and Learning Committee Member /
Taught Post-Graduate Committee Member /
Operational Plan Working Group Member /
Strategic Planning Committee Member /
School Executive (School of Psychology) Member /
Student Complaints Committee College Nominee /
School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee Member /
University Research Ethics Committee Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
An Garda Siochana Instructor Forensic Psychology 01-SEP-00 / 30-AUG-02
An Garda Siochana Crime Analyst and Policy Advisor 01-SEP-02 / 30-AUG-04
Mary Immaculate College/University of Limerick Lecturer in Psychology 01-SEP-04 / 30-AUG-07
NUI Galway Lecturer in Psychology and Research Director D.Psych.Sc 01-SEP-07 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1996 University College Cork Bachelor of Arts Psychology
2012 University of Leicester MASTERS OF SCIENCE Forensic Psychology
2002 University College Cork PhD Applied Psychology