Lana Ireland


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Dr Lana Ireland is Deputy Head of the Department of Psychology at GCU, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and was previously Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology degree. She has teaching and research interests in social, forensic and political psychology, and is the creator of the ‘Stats in 5’ research analysis video resource. A founding member of the Substance Use Research Group at GCU, recent research has included the UNITING project, which studied barriers and facilitators for immunisations among Traveller and Gypsy groups; the GLASS project, looking at normal drinking patterns among LGBT groups in Scotland; and the SCOTIA project, which involved an investigation into the roles of alcohol in domestic abuse. Dr Ireland is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy/Advance HE.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Psychology - Psychosocial functions of music across the lifespan: a qualitative investigation, Glasgow Caledonian University

Award Date: 30 Jan 2009


  • Social Psychology
  • Substance Use
  • Marginalised Groups
  • Identity
  • Qualitative research
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Political Psychology


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