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Dr. Maria McEvoy has been a lecturer in psychology at WIT since 2004 and has taught psychology modules including social psychology, psychological disorder and mental health and lifespan developmental psychology, across a number of undergraduate degree programmes ncluding psychology, arts, social care, early childhood studies and criminal justice. In 2012, she graduated from WIT with a Master of Arts in Adult Teaching & Learning in Further & Higher Education. She has also delivered guest lectures to postgraduate students at Dublin City University on her research areas, vaginismus in the Irish context and grounded theory methodology.
Dr. Maria McEvoy was enrolled in Dublin City University’s part time PhD Programme from 2014-2022 under the supervision of Dr. Rosaleen McElvaney and Dr. Rita Glover in the Department of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health. Her area of research interest is the experience of vaginismus for Irish women and couples. This study is the first known study of vaginismus in Ireland for almost forty years and was the first study to build a theoretical model of vaginismus within an Irish context from the perspective of couples and health care providers. She completed her PhD in 2022 and continues to advocate for greater awareness of vaginismus and for more sensitive and ethical approaches to treatment. Her website www.vaginismusresearchireland.com and Twitter feed @Irishvaginismus provides information about vaginismus and details of support services for women and couples.
McEvoy, M., McElvaney, R. & Glover, R. (2021). Vaginismus: A Biopsychosocial Perspective. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/14681994.2021.2007233
MEDIA INTEREST IN THE DCU STUDY OF VAGINISMUS IN IRELAND
The Irish Independent
Dunne, L. (2022) The many myths around vaginismus stop women from seeking help. The Irish Independent (28 Feb)
The Times Online
Tutty, S. (2022). Condition preventing women having intercourse linked to poor sex education. The Times (8 Feb)
Independent.ie Article on Vaginismus
Dunne, L. (2021). Overcoming vaginsimus inspired me to become a sexual health educator. Independent.ie Online (5 Jul)
Interview with Irish Country Magazine on the DCU Study of Vaginismus
Moynihan. M. (2019). No-Go Area. Irish Country Magazine, March Edition, p.70-73
Newstalk Interview with Sean Moncrieff on the DCU Study of Vaginismus
RTE Brainstorm Article on the DCU Study of Vaginismus
McEvoy, M., McElvaney, R. & Glover, R. (2018) What’s the impact of vaginismus on Irish relationships? RTE Brainstorm Online (4 Sep)
Herald Health Supplement on the DCU Study of Vaginismus
O’Keefe, D. (2018) We Need to Talk About Vaginismus. Herald, Health Supplement (29 Aug): 26-27
Independent.ie Article on the DCU Study of Vaginismus
O’Keefe, D. (2018) Vaginismus: The second most prevalent female sexual difficulty presenting at clinics. Independent.ie Online (29 Aug).
HSE Sexual Health News Article on the DCU Study of Vaginismus
McEvoy, M, McElvaney, R., Glover, R. (2018) Capturing the Experiences of Vaginismus for Irish Couples: A Dublin City University Study. HSE Sexual Health News, Issue 6 (Spring): 9-10
Psychological Society of Ireland Conference Paper
McEvoy, M, McElvaney, R., Glover, R. (2017, November). Living with Uncertainty: The Experience of Vaginismus in the Irish Context. Individual paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Limerick.
In 2000, Dr. Maria McEvoy graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA Honours Degree in Psychology. In the same year, she began her postgraduate research at the psychology department in Trinity College. Her area of interest was the role of persistent primitive reflexes in learning difficulties. She graduated in 2002 with a Masters of Science in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics.
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, Dublin City University
01 Sep 2014 → 05 Aug 2021
Award Date: 25 Mar 2022
01 Sep 2010 → 20 Jun 2012
Award Date: 07 Jan 2013
01 Sep 2000 → 01 Aug 2002
Award Date: 28 Oct 2002
01 Sep 2000 → 29 Oct 2001
Award Date: 29 Oct 2001
01 Sep 1996 → 30 Oct 2000
Award Date: 30 Oct 2000
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