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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

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.

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 .

PSI DHP Early Career Award

The award will be based on the excellence of the breadth of contribution to advancing the science and/or profession of health psychology nationally and internationally.

The deadline for applying for this award is 31st March 2015. 

To view full details of this award and how to apply please click


Related Upcoming Events

Are You Really 'So, OCD'? - An Overview of What OCD Is and Isn't
A lecture on obsessive compulsive disorder by Jeff Szymanski, PhD, Executive Director, International OCD Foundation

28th August


Explaining the Unexplained: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) or ‘functional’ symptoms are one of the most commonly encountered symptoms across the health care setting (one third of all presentations). This full -day event will cover the conceptual and diagnostic challenges and treatment in the management of MUS.

28th August


Working Alongside Clients with OCD: Improving Your Assessment Skills and Treatment Outcomes
A 2-Day training event on obsessive compulsive disorder by Jeff Szymanski, PhD, Executive Director, International OCD Foundation.

29th August


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