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Orla Parslow-Breen


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Orla Parslow-Breen is a Teaching Fellow in the School of Psychology at Ulster University where she is the Course Director for the BSc Psychology programme.  She also teaches developmental psychology, applied social psychology, and qualitative research methods. 

Orla's research interests are focused on the intersection of LGBT lifespan development, social identity, relationships, and minority stress. In particular she is interested in how the changing discourse in relation to marriage and the family impacts sexual minority identities since the introduction of civil partnerships and same-sex marriage accross the UK and Ireland, and the relationship between the disclosure of sexual orientation and self-esteem over the lifespan, in particular in respect of coming out as lesbian or gay in later life, and minority stress.

Orla is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton where she is a research tutor and supervisor to Counselling PsychD Practitioner Doctorate students.

External positions

External PsychD Research Supervisor, University of Roehampton

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