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Dr Gerard Molloy B.Sc.,Ph.D.
| Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, since 2012
Lecturer in Psychology, Division of Psychology, University of Stirling, 2009-2012
Honorary Research Fellow, Psychobiology Group, UCL, 2009-present
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, since 2010
Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL, 2006-2009
Health Psychologist, Health Professions Council, since 2009
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society, since 2007
ESRC/MRC Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, 2004-2006
PhD, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, 2001-2004
BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, University of Ulster, 1997-2001
| Gerry’s primary research interests focus on the health effects of providing and receiving social support including informal care for older adults in the community. Much of this research is linked by the over-arching question, 'How does the immediate social environment influence health and illness across the lifespan?' In this work self-regulation models from behavioural sciences are used to understand how aspects of social relationships influence health and illness throughout life. The two core research areas that provide the context to much of this work are Behavioural Medicine and Health Psychology. Specific current research questions and interests include:
This methodologically diverse programme of research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the British Academy and the British Heart Foundation. Gerry was Chair of the Scientific Committee for the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in 2011, which was held at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is also currently an elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) and sits on the Editorial Board of Psychology & Health. From 2011-2012 he was an associate board member of the National Institute of Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research programme.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Molloy GJ, Perkins-Porras L, Strike PC, Steptoe A (2008) 'Social networks and partner stress as predictors of adherence to medication, rehabilitation attendance, and quality of life following acute coronary syndrome'. Health Psychology, 27 (1):52-58. [Details]|
|Molloy GJ, Stamatakis E, Randall G, Hamer M (2009) 'Marital status, gender and cardiovascular mortality: behavioural, psychological distress and metabolic explanations'. Social Science And Medicine, 69 (2):223-228. [Details]|
|Molloy GJ, McGee HM, O'Neill D, Conroy RM (2010) 'Loneliness and emergency and planned hospitalizations in a community sample of older adults'. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, 58 (8):1538-1541. [Details]|
|Steptoe A, Molloy GJ, Messerli-Bürgy N, Wikman A, Randall G, Perkins-Porras L, Kaski JC. (2011) 'Fear of dying and inflammation following acute coronary syndrome'. European Heart Journal, 32 (19):2405-2411. [Details]|
|Molloy GJ, Randall G, Wikman A, Perkins-Porras L, Messerli-Burgy N, Steptoe A (2012) 'Type D Personality, self-efficacy, and medication adherence following an acute coronary syndrome'. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74 :100-106. [Details]|