Kieran is a Senior Research Fellow and chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol). Kieran currently is supported by an NIHR School for Primary Care Research Post-Doctoral Launching Fellowship which focuses on optimising and testing a brief psychological intervention to enhance vaccination outcomes in older adults.
Kieran completed a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology on The Open University in 2010 before completing an MSc. in Psychological Research at The University of Sheffield in 2012. Between 2012 and 2013, Kieran worked as a Research Assistant on a collaborative project between CLAHRC South Yorkshire and The University of Sheffield focused on the development and evaluation of a complex intervention for young adults with type 1 diabetes. Kieran then moved to The University of Nottingham completing an NIHR School of Primary Care Research funded PhD studentship in 2017, focusing on psychological and behavioural influences on immunity and vaccination outcomes, with a view towards the development of brief primary care interventions.
Between 2012 and 2016, Kieran sat on the Early Career Network Committee for the UK society of Behavioural Medicine, acting as Chair during 2015 and 2016.