Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Dr Niamh Merriman

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: niamhmerriman@rcsi.ie

Biography

Niamh Merriman

Dr Niamh Merriman is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology. She is working on a Health Research Board (HRB)-funded project called StrokeCog, which aims to model and modify the consequences of stroke-related cognitive impairment through intervention.

Prior to this, Niamh worked as a Senior Research Associate in Disney Research, Los Angeles. This research investigated factors which may improve the experience of guests in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts through the use of behavioural and virtual reality techniques.

Niamh holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience in Trinity College Dublin. Her doctoral research investigated factors that mediate spatial navigation abilities in older adults, with the over-arching aim of developing and testing a multicomponent training intervention to improve spatial navigation abilities in healthy and fall-prone older adults.

Niamh obtained a BA in Psychology from NUI Maynooth in 2009. Research interests include ageing, cognitive impairment, spatial navigation, cognitive interventions, multi-sensory integration, and balance control.

Publications

View Niamh's ResearchGate profile