Expert Speaker

Paul D Alton

Paul D Alton

Organisation: Equality and Inclusive Practice Group (EQuIP)
Expertise: Chaired EQuIP of the Psychological Society of Ireland for the last 4 years

Biography

Dr Paul D’Alton is a clinical psychologist; he is head of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Lecturer at The School of Psychology, University College Dublin. Paul is former President of The Psychological Society of Ireland. He is founder and director of the MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions in UCD having himself trained in Mindfulness based interventions at the Oxford Centre of Cognitive Therapy and at the University of Massachusetts (USA).  Paul completed his clinical psychology training in Trinity College, Dublin in 2004 and has worked as a clinical psychologist, educator, and researcher since this time. Paul has chaired the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Equality and Inclusive Practice Group(EQuIP) for the last 4 years.  He was actively involved the world’s first Marriage Equality referendum (May 2015) and is committed to using psychology to advance equality and social justice. In October 2016 Paul will chair the World Congress in Psycho-oncology.