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As­soc of Mor­gan is the academi ead in psy­chol­ogy and be­haviou al sciences and head of stu­den sup­port and per­sonal de­vel­opm nt at the Per­dana Univer­sity Royal Col­lege of Sur­geons n Ire­land School of Medicine ( PU- RCSI).

As­soc Prof Mor­gan is a health and or­gan­i­sa­tional psy­chol­o­gist. She has a mas­ter’s in so­cial and or­gan­i­sa­tional psy­chol­ogy

niver­sity Col­lege Dublin, I land) and a PhD in health s chol­ogy ( Royal Col­lege of eons in Ire­land). soc Prof Mor­gan joined - CSI in 2011 when the o ramme was es­tab­lished. Prior to this, she worked in the Depart­ment of Psy­chol­ogy in RCSI Dublin teach­ing medicine, phys­io­ther­apy and phar­macy to un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate stu­dents.

She has also taught at the RCSI cam­pus in Bahrain and is the cur­rent pres­i­dent elect of the Euro­pean Health Psy­chol­ogy So­ci­ety.

As­soc Prof Mor­gan’s re­search in­ter­ests in­clude qual­ity of care, age­ing and pop­u­la­tion health.

She works closely with Malaysian col­lab­o­ra­tors in the Univer­sity Malaya- based Age­ing and Age- As­so­ci­ated Dis­or­ders Re­search group on projects that aim to im­prove the health of Malaysia’s age­ing pop­u­la­tion.

These projects fo­cus on ar­eas such as fall pre­ven­tions and the pro­mo­tion of in­de­pen­dence in pa­tients with arthri­tis.

As­soc Prof Mor­gan also works with PU col­leagues on re­search re­lated to HPV vac­ci­na­tion.

Stu­dents in PU- RCSI are en­cour­aged to be­come in­volved in re­search. In 2012, As­soc Prof Mor­gan led the devel­op­ment of the PU- RCSI Sum­mer Re­search Pro­gramme, which has fa­cil­i­tated stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in a wide range of lab­o­ra­tory, com­mu­nity and hospital/ clin­icbased re­search projects lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

On­go­ing stu­dent projects in­clude stud­ies on or­gan do­na­tion, health risk be­hav­iours, dengue, child in­jury and abuse and the trans­fer of dis­ease be­tween an­i­mals and hu­mans.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit per­danau­ni­ver­sity. edu. my/ purcsi/.

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