Dr. Deirdre Walsh

B.A., M.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

D1 Now Programme Manager
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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
(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'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, 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
2017 Vizier - The Elderly Friendly Interface to Modern Online Services and Internet of Things Appliances Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
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 /

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.