Dr. DEIRDRE WALSH

B.A., M.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

D1 Now Programme Manager
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G-062
School of Psychology,
Arts Millenium Buidling,
NUI Galway

T: 091492731
E: deirdre.m.walsh@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Deirdre is funded through the HRB Definitive Interventions and Feasibility Awards (DIFA). She is currently involved in the D1 Now study which includes the development, feasibility and piloting of a complex intervention to improve outcomes for young adults with type 1 diabetes in Ireland.
Deirdre completed an MSc in Positive Psychology (University of East London) where her interest in psycho-oncology and well-being emerged. Deirdre’s PhD in NUI Galway subsequently focused on post traumatic growth and cancer survivorship.
Following her PhD, Deirdre worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University. She worked across three funded programmes (H2020, Science Foundation Ireland and AAL) focusing on health behaviour change, eHealth and chronic illness. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, eHealth, PPI and intervention design.

Research Interests

Diabetes self-management, health behaviour change, psycho-oncology, qualitative research methods, eHealth, physical activity, intervention development and evaluation.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Electronic Health Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention to Self-Manage Cardiovascular Disease: Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Health Professional Requirements'
Deirdre Walsh, Kieran Moran, Veronique Cornelissen, Roselien Buys, Nils Cornelis, Catherine Woods (2018) 'Electronic Health Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention to Self-Manage Cardiovascular Disease: Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Health Professional Requirements'. Journal of Medical Internet Research, [Details]
(2018) 'Computerized Decision Support for Beneficial Home-based Exercise Rehabilitation in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease'
Triantafyllidis, A., Filos, D, Buys, R, Claes, J, Cornelissen, V, Kouidi, E, Chatzitofis, A, Zarpalas, D, Daras, P, Walsh, DMJ, Woods, C. Moran, K., Maglaveras, N, Chouvarda, I. (2018) 'Computerized Decision Support for Beneficial Home-based Exercise Rehabilitation in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease'. Computer Methods And Programs In Biomedicine, [Details]
(2018) 'Measuring a new facet of post traumatic growth: Development of a scale of physical post traumatic growth in men with prostate cancer'
DMJ Walsh, AM Groarke, TG Morrison, G Durkan, E Rogers, FJ Sullivan (2018) 'Measuring a new facet of post traumatic growth: Development of a scale of physical post traumatic growth in men with prostate cancer'. Plos One, [Details]
(2018) 'Embedding a user-centred approach in the development of complex behaviour change intervention to improve outcomes for young adults living with type 1 diabetes: The D1 Now Study'
Walsh DMJ, Hynes L, O'Hara MC, Mc Sharry J, D1 Now Young Adult Panel, Dinneen SF and Byrne M (2018) 'Embedding a user-centred approach in the development of complex behaviour change intervention to improve outcomes for young adults living with type 1 diabetes: The D1 Now Study'. HRB Open Research, [Details]
(2018) 'What predicts emotional response in men awaiting prostate biopsy?'
A Groarke, R Curtis, DMJ Walsh, FJ Sullivan (2018) 'What predicts emotional response in men awaiting prostate biopsy?'. BMC Urology, [Details]
(2018) 'MedFit App, a Behavior Changing, Theoretically Informed Mobile App for Patient Self-Management of Cardiovascular Disease: User-Centered Development'
O Duff,D MJ Walsh, S Malone,L McDermott, B Furlong, N O'Connor, K Moran,C B Woods (2018) 'MedFit App, a Behavior Changing, Theoretically Informed Mobile App for Patient Self-Management of Cardiovascular Disease: User-Centered Development'. JMIR Formative Research, [Details]
(2018) 'The development and co-design of the PATHway intervention: a theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease'
Walsh, D, Moran, K, Cornelissen, V, Buys, R, Claes, J, Zampognaro, P, Melillo, F, Maglaveras, N., Chouvarda, I., Triantafyllidis, A., Filos, D., Woods, C. (2018) 'The development and co-design of the PATHway intervention: a theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease'. Translational Behavioral Medicine, [Details]
(2018) 'A model to predict psychological and health related adjustment in men with prostate cancer: The role of post traumatic growth, physical post traumatic growth, resilience and mindfulness'
Walsh DMJ, Morrison TG, Conway RJ, Rogers E, Sullivan FJ, Groarke A. (2018) 'A model to predict psychological and health related adjustment in men with prostate cancer: The role of post traumatic growth, physical post traumatic growth, resilience and mindfulness'. Frontiers in psychology, [Details]
(2017) 'Healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions'
Cantwell, M., Walsh, D., Furlong, B., Moyna, N., McCaffrey, N., Boran, L., Smyth, S., Woods, C. (2017) 'Healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions'. European Journal Of Cancer Care, [Details]
(2017) 'Using the Intervention Mapping and Behavioral Intervention Technology Frameworks: Development of an mHealth Intervention for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Change'
Artur Direito, Deirdre Walsh, Moohamad Hinbarji, Rami Albatal, Mark Tooley, Robyn Whittaker, Ralph Maddison (2017) 'Using the Intervention Mapping and Behavioral Intervention Technology Frameworks: Development of an mHealth Intervention for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Change'. Health Education & Behavior, [Details]
(2017) 'Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review'
Duff, OM;Walsh, DMJ;Furlong, BA;O'Connor, NE;Moran, KA;Woods, CB (2017) 'Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review'. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'PATHway I: design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform'
Claes, J;Buys, R;Woods, C;Briggs, A;Geue, C;Aitken, M;Moyna, N;Moran, K;McCaffrey, N;Chouvarda, I;Walsh, D;Budts, W;Filos, D;Triantafyllidis, A;Maglaveras, N;Cornelissen, VA (2017) 'PATHway I: design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform'. BMJ Open, 7 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Cardiac patients show high interest in technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation'
Buys, R;Claes, J;Walsh, D;Cornelis, N;Moran, K;Budts, W;Woods, C;Cornelissen, VA (2016) 'Cardiac patients show high interest in technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation'. BMC Medical Informatics And Decision Making, 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Happiness and health across the lifespan in five major cities: The impact of place and government performance'
Hogan, MJ;Leyden, KM;Conway, R;Goldberg, A;Walsh, D;McKenna-Plumley, PE (2016) 'Happiness and health across the lifespan in five major cities: The impact of place and government performance'. Social Science & Medicine, 162 :168-176 [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 HRB Conference and Event Sponsorship Scheme Health Research Board
2018 Quality Innovation Corridor [QIC programme] eHealth Ireland
2015 Fujitsu Award for Innovation Dublin City University
2010 NUIG PhD Scholarship College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
eHealth Research and Innovation Network Member /
International Society of Critical Health Psychology Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Cross-Border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN) Steering Committee Member /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2015 NUI Galway PhD Psychology and Health
2009 NUI Maynooth Bachelor of Arts Psychology
2010 University of East London Msc Applied Positive Psychology

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Consultancy (Pro-bono) Community based chronic illness rehabilitation 23-MAR-15 / 04-AUG-17

Teaching Interests

Health behaviour change, psycho-oncology, qualitative research methods, eHealth, exercise consultations and physical activity, intervention development and evaluation.