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Professor Daragh McDermott Inaugural Lecture

From Prejudice and Discrimination to Resilience, Health and Wellbeing – A journey working with and for marginalised populations

Daragh McDermott
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In this lecture, Daragh McDermott will provide an overview of the breadth and range of research that he has been involved with over the course of his career and how life events have have shaped and driven his research focus. Commencing with his earliest work examining prejudice and discrimination towards gay men and lesbian women in the Republic of Ireland to his current work examining the ways in which sexual and gender minority youth populations use and engage with the internet and social media as a source of support to promote their resilience and wellbeing. The talk will also explore a number of other projects including his work on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and population based health outcome studies.

  • From: Monday 27 February 2023, 5.30 pm
  • To: Monday 27 February 2023, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Newton Building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Monday 20 February 2023, 12.00 am
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Daragh McDermott is the Associate Dean for Psychology in the School of Social Sciences. He was appointed as a Professor of Social & LGBTQ psychology within Nottingham Trent University in 2021 and his expertise is in prejudice, discrimination and LGBTQ population's wellbeing. He is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Daragh's research focusses on sexual and gender minorities and has included examinations of the prevalence prejudice and discrimination, sexual health, conceptual understandings of prejudice and the development and validation of both psychometric measures and interventions aimed at improving attitudes and enhancing psychological wellbeing. Daragh was awarded a B.A (Hons) Psychology and a PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from NUI Galway and a PGCert (Learning & Teaching) from ARU Cambridge.


5.30 pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6.00 pm

Welcome from member of the University Executive Team

6.05 pm

Lecture begins

6.50 pm

Close and thanks from member of the School Executive Team

7.00 pm

Drinks reception

Location details


Newton Building
Goldsmith Street


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