Dr Colman Noctor is a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and an Assistant Professor in University College Dublin. Colman is the resident Child Psychotherapist on the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTE Radio One, a columnist with the Irish Examiner, the best-selling author of ‘Cop On’, a parenting book for the technological age and host of the very successful podcast series, ‘Asking for a Parent’.
Colman has a wealth of national and international clinical experience of treating young people with mental health problems, specialising in the treatment of Eating Disorders and Anxiety Related Disorders.
His specialist area of research interest is ‘the impact of technology on our mental lives’, which was an interest that emerged primarily from his work as a child psychotherapist, secondly as a self-critical friend of technology and thirdly, as a father of 3 children. Colman has presented widely at academic conferences on this concept and is internationally renowned for his expertise in this growing field.
Colman is a regular speaker and has been keynote speaker at the Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit a number of times. He is also a regular contributor to the broadcast and print media and was the consulting psychotherapist on the Virgin Media One documentary, Big Year, Big School.