BComm, MAcc

Contact Details

LECTURER BELOW THE BAR
J.E. CAIRNES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
NUI Galway
E: CATHAL.OCURRAOIN@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

I completed a B Comm and Master of Accounting degree at NUI Galway before joining KPMG's audit practice in Galway. During my training I worked on a variety of audit engagements ranging from small Irish companies to large PLCs.
After qualifying as a chartered accountant I joined NUI Galway as a lecturer in accounting and finance in 2015. Since then I have also completed a H Dip in Psychology in NUI Galway. 
My research interests include ethical decision making of accountants, burnout and stress, and financial decision making. 

Research Interests

My research interests include ethical decision making of accountants, burnout and stress, and financial decision making.

As part of my MAcc I completed a qualitative study on the work placement experiences of business students, examining the link between classroom learning and work experiences, and students' perceptions of the skills they have developed on placement.

My H Dip thesis examined the prevalence of dissociative experiences in an undergraduate sample and how this relates to childhood trauma, attachment style and self-compassion. 

I have supervised a number of postgraduate projects which examined burnout in accountants, ethical decision making of accountants, and personality profiles of accounting trainees.





Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2018) BPS Division of Health Psychology 2018 Conference, Newcastle
Ó Curraoin, C., Egan, J. (2018) Feeling Unreal: Depersonalisation and somatic complaints in young Irish adults BPS Division of Health Psychology 2018 Conference, Newcastle [Details]
(2018) European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference
Ó Curraoin, C., Egan, J. (2018) Uncomfortably Numb: Depersonalisation, childhood trauma, attachment style, self-compassion and somatic complaints in young Irish adults European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference [Details]
(2018) 48th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Ó Curraoin, C., Egan, J. (2018) Transitioning from childhood trauma to recovery: The role of depersonalisation and self-compassion 48th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland [Details]
(2018) PSI Early Graduate Group Conference 2018
Ó Curraoin, C., Egan, J. (2018) Self-Compassion as a Protective Factor against Psychological Distress in Young Adults PSI Early Graduate Group Conference 2018 [Details]
(2018) British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Annual Conference 2018, University of Oxford
Ó Curraoin, C., Egan, J. (2018) Psychological and Physical Wellbeing of University Students: The Role of Depersonalisation, Self-Compassion, Attachment, and Childhood Trauma British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Annual Conference 2018, University of Oxford [Details]

Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting
Finance

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2019/2020 Business Finance 2 AY314
2019/2020 Business Finance 1 AY208
2019/2020 Advanced Corporate Finance AY5109
2019/2020 Corporate Finance AY5105
2019/2020 Introduction to Financial Accounting AY104