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Dr. John Doody is a Chartered Psychologist. He works as a clinician and part-time lecturer. John is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holds a PhD (Psychology) from the University of York, UK. His doctoral research examined Asperger’s Syndrome and nonverbal communication.

John is on the Dept. of Education & Skills NEPS' (SCPA) panel of psychologists and on the panel of supervisors and examiners for the M.Ed in Trinity College Dublin. He is also on the Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland's (ASPIRE) list of diagnostic professionals.

John works with children and adults. In addition to Asperger's Syndrome, his areas of interest include classic autism, anxiety disorders, dyslexia, giftedness, attention/behavioural problems, and psychometrics. 

John is a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland (C.Psychol AFPsSI), and a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol AFBPS).

Publications and Conference Presentations

Doody, J. P. & Bull, P. (2011). Asperger's Syndrome and the decoding of boredom, interest, and disagreement from body posture. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 35(2), 87-100.

Doody, J. P. & Bull, P. (2013). Evidence for impaired verbal identification but intact nonverbal recognition of fearful body postures in Asperger's Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(7), 1652-1661.

Bull, P. & Doody, J. P. (2013). Gesture and Body Movement. In J. A. Hall & M. L. Knapp (Eds.), Handbook of Nonverbal Communication (pp. 205-227). Boston, MA, USA: Mouton de Gruyter.

Doody, J. P. (2011, September). Asperger’s Syndrome and the decoding of boredom, interest, and disagreement from body posture. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society: Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK.

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