DAI is always keen to engage in and promote research on dyslexia and related topics. Below are some open research calls on dyslexia and related topics being undertaken in Irish universities.


Open Research Calls


Research on the Implementation of New Ways of Working (NWW) and its Effect on Neurodivergent Thinkers in the Workplace

As part of her PhD research at the University of Limerick, Nada Musleh is interested in hearing your voice to better understand the lived experience of neurodivergent employees after the implementation of New Ways of Working which includes flexible working arrangements, remote working, opened spaces, virtual teams, and changes in work processes.

She is inviting neurodivergent adults who are employed in Ireland to participate in individual interviews to hear about their experiences in the workplace. This study is being undertaken under the supervision of Prof. Christine Cross and Dr. Sarah Kieran.

If you are interested in adding your voice and experience to this research please contact the researcher Mrs. Nada Musleh for more information. Email or phone Nada on 085 212 7998.


Research on the everyday experiences of technology and dyslexia as an independent postgraduate researcher

As part of her PhD research in the University of Limerick, Eileen Healy is interested in hearing your voice to better understand the lived experience of using mainstream technology in assistive ways for independent postgraduate researchers with dyslexia.

She is inviting fellow independent postgraduate researchers with dyslexia (including doctoral students with dyslexia) over 18 years of age to take part in an online survey. The questions mainly focus on how you use technology and your experiences and choices as an academic with dyslexia. It aims to unpack the “Everyday experiences of technology and dyslexia as an independent postgraduate researcher”.

The survey will take approx. 15 minutes to complete. Informed consent is embedded in the online survey. Participants’ anonymity and confidentiality will be protected, UL ethic Ref: 2023.01.01 S&E. Completion of the survey is completely voluntary, and participants can withdraw at any time.

If you choose to take part, you can access the survey at The survey is open until the 17th March 2023.

The Participant Information Leaflet can be accessed at

The Research Privacy Notice can be accessed at

If you have queries about the research, you can contact Eileen directly at or Dr Mikael Fernstrom at


Research on the experience of pain for neurodivergent and neurotypical people.

Do you have pain? This research aims to explore if our current experience of pain is related to our experiences of relationships in the past and our experience of emotions. The researchers are particularly interested to see if this relationship is the same for people with and without a developmental disability, or people who are Neurodivergent and Neurotypical.

They are asking people who identify as Neurotypical as well as people diagnosed with Autism, ADHD or Dyslexia to consider taking part in this research.

Find out more at or contact Sarah Lawson at

This research is being conducted within the School of Psychology in the University of Galway.


Research on Dyslexia and Online Security

Are you interested in taking part in research on dyslexia and online security? DCU researchers are seeking adults with dyslexia to interview for a project on “Dyslexia impact on online privacy and security – a case study focused on phishing attacks”. The interviews with people with dyslexia aim to develop an understanding of the impact of dyslexia on online privacy and security. The project ultimately aims to design guidelines to be considered in building accessibility into security and privacy mechanisms.

Adults will be asked to participate in an interview which can be done online (e.g. on Zoom) or over the phone. The interviews are expected to take around 20 minutes. The questions are mainly related to your experience with using various devices and online services and the security and privacy mechanisms in place (e.g. passwords, privacy policies).

If you are interested in taking part you can contact Dr Irina Tal at or you can read more info at


Research on “To What Extent is the Government achieving its obligation under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities when it comes to Employment Services?”

As part of a Master’s in Public Policy in Dublin City University, Tina O’Rahilly is researching the experience of people with disabilities and the services available to them when it comes to employment. She is looking for adults with various disabilities, including dyslexia, to complete a short online survey. The survey consists of 10 questions and should take approx. 10 minutes to complete. Your replies will be anonymous and there is no option on the survey for you to put in any of your personal details. Completion of this survey is completely voluntary. Returning the survey through the submit link at the end of the survey indicates your consent for use of the answers you supply.

If you would like to take part you can access the survey at

If you have queries about the research you can contact Tina directly at