Maeve Moran

University of Stirling Postgraduate Award, University of Stirling - Psychology

Maeve recently graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from Temple University. Maeve’s time as a geriatric unit hospital volunteer, EMT, rural housing organisation volunteer, and home health aide alerted her to the failures of the US healthcare model in serving the elderly. Maeve’s work as a public health research assistant on NIH-funded projects cemented her interest in geriatric care issues such as end-of-life ethics, health literacy, and the socioeconomic determinants of healthy aging. Maeve will pursue an MSc in Health Psychology, investigating how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical and mental health within geriatric populations. Maeve is particularly looking forward to studying in Scotland, where legislative provisions for geriatric care are prioritised, and to her work placement in an NHS setting, where healthcare is a right. Maeve’s hope is that her time as a Fulbrighter will inform her future work advocating for geriatric interests and universal healthcare back in the US. In her free time, Maeve enjoys hiking, playing pub trivia, and rooting for her hometown Philadelphia sports teams – she cannot wait to explore the Scottish Highlands, find a new trivia team, and become Celtic FC’s newest supporter!