Dr Corry is a lecturer and researcher in psychology. She has taught at undergraduate and Masters levels at Ulster University in Northern Ireland in the areas of Counselling-, Clinical-, Health-, and Developmental Psychology, as well as in Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods. She has designed and taught a blended module “Wellbeing in Childhood”, and teaches on an online Masters of Psychology of Religion course at Wrexham Glyndŵr University in Wales. Dr Corry is a regular participant at national and international conferences, e.g., of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR), and the European Conference on Religion, Spirituality, and Health. She is a Chartered member of the BPS, a member of the APA (Div. 36), and IAPR, a Chartered Psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She regularly peer-reviews for academic journals, and is engaged in collaborative research at national and international level.
Her research interests include positive mental health across the lifespan; young people’s mental health; living well with dementia; resilience and strengths-based coping; spirituality and creativity in coping; psychology of spirituality and religion; cultural and individual differences; lifespan development; qualitative research; and mixed methods research designs. Recent / current projects at the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing at Ulster University include: 1) The evaluation of a healthcare passport for people living with dementia and their carers (EQUIP). 2) A voluntary sector study, which aims to investigate the help-seeking behaviour of young people in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland (NISAW). 3) A programme evaluation of the Dementia Friendly Communities initiative by the Alzheimer’s Society (DFC).