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

Annette Burns

PhD Scholar


Annette Burns


Annette Burns is a scholar on the HRB SPHeRE PhD Programme under the supervision of Dr Frank Doyle in the Department of Psychology. Annette has a first class honours degree in Psychology (NUI, Galway) and a first class honours MSc in Applied Social Research (Trinity College Dublin).

Her research interests include psychometric measurement, smoking cessation and behaviour change. She gained practical experience in the area of behaviour change while employed at a specialist research company, where she worked on national and European-level projects employing interventions to change behaviour in the areas of travel, sustainability and physical activity. More recently, she worked as a Research Assistant within the General Practice department of RCSI assisting with a study on multimorbidity in a general practice setting by interviewing older patients about medicine management and adverse events. Annette has also worked with the Tobacco Free Research Institute, assisting with funding applications, survey design and analysis.