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Division of Health Psychology

Welcome to the Division of Health Psychology

The Division's primary aims are to promote awareness of Health Psychology, to facilitate empirical research, to influence Health Service policy formation and to contribute to the education, training and career development of Health Psychologists in Ireland.

2015/2016 Division of Health Psychology Committee

Gerry Molloy, NUIG (

Hon. Treasurer:
Lisa Hynes, NUIG (

Hon. Secretary:
Lisa Mellon, RCSI (

Past Chair:
Frank Doyle, RCSI (


Ordinary Members:  

Membership Secretary: Mary Ivers, UCD,

Public Relations Officer: Teresa Corbett, NUIG,

Molly Byrne, NUIG,

Catherine Darker, TCD,

Sally Doherty, RCSI,

Stephen Gallagher, UL,

Jenny McSharry, NUIG,


Past Chairpersons

Frank Doyle 2013/2015
Philippa Coughlan 2012/2013
Anne Hickey 2010 / 2011
Sinead Ni Mhurchadha 2009/2010
Suzanne Allen 2008/2009
Deirdre Desmond 2007/2008
Jane Walsh 2006/2007
Molly Byrne 2005/2006
David Hevey 2004/2005
Brian hughes 2003/2004 (Founding Chair)

Contact the Division

To contact the Division please email:

Membership Information

We would strongly encourage PSI members to apply for DHP membership. We have a modest yearly subscription rate (≤25), which provides several benefits including the following:
• Eligibility to apply for conference travel support
• Eligibility to apply for career awards
• Access to our network of members working in Health Psychology
• Support with organising training events at our annual scientific meetings
• Access to our continuous notification of relevant job opportunities, research funding schemes and training events

The Division rules and application forms are located in the download section of the page.

Details of the Divisions new Travel Bursary Fund are available to download from the 'Downloads' section to the left of this page.

b. Twitter: @PSI_DHP

The 13th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference will be held in University College Cork in 2016

Conference chair: Samantha Dockray (
Further information to follow .

2016 DHP Awards – this now includes a postgraduate and Early Career Award:
a. The Hannah McGee Early Career Investigator Research Excellence Award
To be eligible to apply for this award, applicants must be:
a) full members of the Division of Health Psychology;
b) Nominees should be no more than 7 years post-doctoral degree

a. The Ruth Curtis Postgraduate Excellence in Research Practice Award
To be eligible to apply for this award, applicants must be:
a) graduate members of the Division of Health Psychology for at least 1 year; and
b) are currently enrolled on a PhD or Masters programme


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