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Board Certified Behaviour Analyst – Doctoral


Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis
USW Academic Intervention Service Coordinator


Gunning, C., Breathnach, Ó., Holloway, J., Mc Tiernan, A., & Malone, B. (2018). A Systematic Review of Peer-Mediated Interventions for Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inclusive Settings. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-23.

Greene, I., Mc Tiernan, A., & Holloway, J. (2018). Cross-Age Peer Tutoring and Fluency-Based Instruction to Achieve Fluency with Mathematics Computation Skills: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Behavioral Education, 27, 145-171.

Mc Tiernan, A., Holloway, J., Leonard, C., & Healy, O. (2018). Employing precision teaching, frequency-building, and the Morningside Math facts curriculum to increase fluency with addition and subtraction computation: A randomised-controlled trial. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 1-15.

O’Brien, M., Mc Tiernan, A., & Holloway, J. (2018). Teaching Phonics to Preschool Children with Autism Using Frequency-Building and Computer-Assisted Instruction. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 30, 215-237.

McTiernan, A., Holloway, J., Healy, O., & Hogan, M. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of the morningside math facts curriculum on fluency, stability, endurance and application outcomes. Journal of Behavioral Education, 25, 49-68.

McTiernan, A., Leader, G., Healy, O., & Mannion, A. (2011). Analysis of risk factors and early predictors of challenging behavior for children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1215-1222.


Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Standard Celeration Society (SCS)
European Association for Behaviour Analysis (EABA)
UK Society for Behaviour Analysis (UK-SBA)
Psychological Society of Ireland, Division of Behaviour Analysis (DBA)


Member of the ABAI Precision Teaching SIG – Science and Academic Affairs Committee
Chair of the UKSBA ABA in Mainstream Educational Settings SIG
Member of ABAI Precision Teaching SIG: SCS international relations subcommittee


  • Effective behaviour analytic interventions in mainstream educational settings
  • Instructional approaches for teaching reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Precision teaching and behavioural fluency



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