Geraldine is a senior psychology lecturer specialising in teaching developmental psychology. Having started her academic career studying Human Geography with Sociology and International Relations at Staffordshire University, Geraldine spent two years researching adolescent homelessness and working with the homeless in Cork and Dublin. This work led to many years of involvement in community projects promoting the well-being and welfare of children. Geraldine studied psychology as a mature student and is committed to the application of developmental psychology in education, the workplace and personal life planning. Driven by an interest in contextual models of development, Geraldine researches motivation and learning goals in secondary school students. Further research interests include evaluating reattribution training and investigating children’s understanding of complex narratives.