Dr Gerard Molloy

B.Sc.,Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
School of Psychology
AMBE - Room 1037
Arts Millennium Building Extension
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5123
E: gerry.molloy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Chair of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Division of Health Psychology, since 2015
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 and Care 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
                      

Research Interests

Gerry’s primary research interests focus on the question, 'How does the immediate social environment and one's personality 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 interact with individual differences to influence health and illness throughout life. Gerry leads the MEDication Adherence across the Lifespan (MEDAL) research group at NUIG and is currently linked to several leading health psychology research groups in Europe including The Psychobiology Group at University College London, the Health Psychology Group in Aberdeen, the Newcastle Health Psychology Group and the Centre for Health and Behaviour Change  at the University of Stirling. Gerry was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) between 2010 and 2014 and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Psychology & Health. In 2013 he became an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology and in 2015 he became an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. He is currently the co-director of the Health and Well-Being cluster of the Whitaker Institute at NUI, Galway. 
                      

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MILLENIUM FUND GERARD MOLLOY 01-DEC-12 30-SEP-15
ADHERENCE AND UPTAKE OF HORMONAL AND LONG ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES IN IRELAND BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS G MOLLOY 02-DEC-13 30-NOV-15
CAN MHEALTH INTERVENTIONS ENHANCE MEDICATION ADHERENCE AND INCREAS WALKING IN AT RISK POPULATIONS G MOLLOY 01-OCT-14 30-SEP-18

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'A randomized controlled multimodal behavioral intervention trial for improving antiepileptic drug adherence'
Pakpour, AH,Gholami, M,Esmaeili, R,Naghibi, SA,Updegraff, JA,Molloy, GJ,Dombrowski, SU (2015) 'A randomized controlled multimodal behavioral intervention trial for improving antiepileptic drug adherence'. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 52 :133-142 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A Qualitative Study of Prescription Contraception Use: The Perspectives of Users, General Practitioners and Pharmacists'
Sweeney, LA,Molloy, GJ,Byrne, M,Murphy, AW,Morgan, K,Hughes, CM,Ingham, R (2015) 'A Qualitative Study of Prescription Contraception Use: The Perspectives of Users, General Practitioners and Pharmacists'. Plos One, 10 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Conscientiousness and adherence to the oral contraceptive pill: A prospective study'
Leahy, D,Treacy, K,Molloy, GJ (2015) 'Conscientiousness and adherence to the oral contraceptive pill: A prospective study'. Psychology & Health, 30 :1346-1360 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Prescription contraception use: a cross-sectional population study of psychosocial determinants'
Molloy, G. J., Sweeney, L.-A., Byrne, M., Hughes, C. M., Ingham, R., Morgan, K., & Murphy, A. W. (2015) 'Prescription contraception use: a cross-sectional population study of psychosocial determinants'. BMJ Open, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Psychological coping and recurrent major adverse cardiac events following acute coronary syndrome'
Messerli-Burgy, N,Molloy, GJ,Poole, L,Wikman, A,Kaski, JC,Steptoe, A (2015) 'Psychological coping and recurrent major adverse cardiac events following acute coronary syndrome'. British Journal Of Psychiatry, 207 :256-261 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Optimism and Recovery After Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Clinical Cohort Study'
Ronaldson, A,Molloy, GJ,Wikman, A,Poole, L,Kaski, JC,Steptoe, A (2015) 'Optimism and Recovery After Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Clinical Cohort Study'. Psychosomatic medicine, 77 :311-318 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Behaviour Change Techniques in Apps for Medication Adherence: A Content Analysis'
Morrissey, E., Corbett, T., Walsh, JC, Molloy, GJ. (2015) 'Behaviour Change Techniques in Apps for Medication Adherence: A Content Analysis'. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, [Details]
(2014) 'Medication adherence, depression and the ongoing interpersonal context: a comment on Kronish et al'
Molloy GJ (2014) 'Medication adherence, depression and the ongoing interpersonal context: a comment on Kronish et al'. Annals Of Behavioral Medicine, 47 (2):135-136 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Intentional and unintentional non-adherence to medications following an acute coronary syndrome: A longitudinal study'
Molloy, GJ,Messerli-Burgy, N,Hutton, G,Wikman, A,Perkins-Porras, L,Steptoe, A (2014) 'Intentional and unintentional non-adherence to medications following an acute coronary syndrome: A longitudinal study'. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research, 76 :430-432 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The psychosocial predictors of long-term distress in partners of patients with acute coronary syndrome'
Leigh ES, Wikman A, Molloy GJ, Randall G, Steptoe A (2014) 'The psychosocial predictors of long-term distress in partners of patients with acute coronary syndrome'. Psychology & Health, 29 (7):737-752 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Intention and planning predicting medication adherence following coronary artery bypass graft surgery'
Pakpour, AH,Gellert, P,Asefzadeh, S,Updegraff, JA,Molloy, GJ,Sniehotta, FF (2014) 'Intention and planning predicting medication adherence following coronary artery bypass graft surgery'. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research, 77 :287-295 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of couple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial'
Robertson, JM,Molloy, GJ,Bollina, PR,Kelly, DM,McNeill, SA,Forbat, L (2014) 'Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of couple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial'. Trials, 15 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Conscientiousness and Medication Adherence: A Meta-analysis'
Molloy, GJ,O'Carroll, RE,Ferguson, E (2014) 'Conscientiousness and Medication Adherence: A Meta-analysis'. Annals Of Behavioral Medicine, 47 :92-101 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Inflammation and symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with acute coronary heart disease'
Steptoe, A,Wikman, A,Molloy, GJ,Messerli-Burgy, N,Kaski, JC (2013) 'Inflammation and symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with acute coronary heart disease'. Brain Behavior And Immunity, 31 :183-188 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Behavioral science and reasons for nonadherence to medication'
Molloy GJ (2013) 'Behavioral science and reasons for nonadherence to medication'. Medical care, 51 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Symptom experience during acute coronary syndrome and the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms'
Wikman, A; Messerli-Burgy, N; Molloy, GJ; Randall, G; Perkins-Porras, L; Steptoe, A (2012) 'Symptom experience during acute coronary syndrome and the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms'. Journal Of Behavioral Medicine, 35 :420-430 [Details]
(2012) 'The effects of perceived social support on quality of life in patients awaiting CABG and their partners: testing dyadic dynamics using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model'
Thomson, P; Molloy, GJ; Chung, M. (2012) 'The effects of perceived social support on quality of life in patients awaiting CABG and their partners: testing dyadic dynamics using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model'. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 17 :35-46 [Details]
(2012) 'Type D Personality, self-efficacy, and medication adherence following an acute coronary syndrome'
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]
(2012) 'Adherence to the oral contraceptive pill: a cross-sectional survey of modifiable behavioural determinants'
Molloy, GJ,Graham, H,McGuinness, H (2012) 'Adherence to the oral contraceptive pill: a cross-sectional survey of modifiable behavioural determinants'. BMC Public Health, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Anaemia and the development of depressive symptoms following acute coronary syndrome: Longitudinal clinical observational study'
Steptoe, A; Wikman, A; Molloy, GJ; Kaski JC (2012) 'Anaemia and the development of depressive symptoms following acute coronary syndrome: Longitudinal clinical observational study'. BMJ Open, 2 [Details]
(2012) 'Cortisol levels and history of depression in acute coronary syndrome patients'
Messerli-Burgy, N; Molloy, GJ; Wikman, A; Perkins-Porras, L; Randall, G; Steptoe A. (2012) 'Cortisol levels and history of depression in acute coronary syndrome patients'. Psychological Medicine, 42 :1815-1823 [Details]
(2011) 'Cognitive predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms six months following acute coronary syndrome'
Wikman, A; Molloy, GJ; Randall, G; Steptoe, A (2011) 'Cognitive predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms six months following acute coronary syndrome'. Psychology & Health, 26 :974-988 [Details]
(2011) 'Do brief online planning interventions embedded in a lifestyle survey increase physical activity amongst university students: A randomised controlled trial'
Skår, S; Sniehotta, FF; Molloy, GJ; Araújo-Soares, V; Prestwich A (2011) 'Do brief online planning interventions embedded in a lifestyle survey increase physical activity amongst university students: A randomised controlled trial'. Psychology & Health, 26 :399-417 [Details]
(2011) 'Emotional triggering and low socioeconomic status as determinants of depression following acute coronary syndrome'
Steptoe, A; Molloy, GJ; Messerli-Burgy, N; Wikman, A; Randall, G; Perkins-Porras, L; Kaski JC (2011) 'Emotional triggering and low socioeconomic status as determinants of depression following acute coronary syndrome'. Psychological Medicine, 41 :1857-1866 [Details]
(2010) 'Loneliness and emergency and planned hospitalizations in a community sample of older adults'
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]
(2010) 'Social support and regular physical activity: does planning mediate this link?'
Molloy GJ, Dixon D, Hamer M, Sniehotta FF (2010) 'Social support and regular physical activity: does planning mediate this link?'. British Journal Of Health Psychology, 15 (Pt 4):859-870 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Association of C-reactive protein and muscle strength in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing'
Hamer M, Molloy GJ (2009) 'Association of C-reactive protein and muscle strength in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing'. Age (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 31 (3):171-177 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Persistent depressive symptomatology and inflammation: to what extent do health behaviours and weight control mediate this relationship?'
Hamer M, Molloy GJ, de Oliveira C, Demakakos P (2009) 'Persistent depressive symptomatology and inflammation: to what extent do health behaviours and weight control mediate this relationship?'. Brain Behavior And Immunity, 23 (4):413-418 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Adherence to angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors and illness beliefs in older heart failure patients'
Molloy GJ, Gao C, Johnston DW, Johnston M, Witham MD, Struthers AD, McMurdo ME (2009) 'Adherence to angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors and illness beliefs in older heart failure patients'. European Journal Of Heart Failure, 11 (7):715-720 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Leisure time physical activity, risk of depressive symptoms, and inflammatory mediators: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing'
Hamer M, Molloy GJ, de Oliveira C, Demakakos P (2009) 'Leisure time physical activity, risk of depressive symptoms, and inflammatory mediators: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing'. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34 (7):1050-1055 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between anemia and depressive symptoms in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing'
Hamer M, Molloy GJ (2009) 'Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between anemia and depressive symptoms in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing'. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, 57 (5):948-949 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Two alternative models of health behaviour and recovery from activity limitations due to acute injury: A prospective study'
Molloy GJ, Sniehotta F, Johnston M (2009) 'Two alternative models of health behaviour and recovery from activity limitations due to acute injury: A prospective study'. Psychology & Health, 24 (3):271-285 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Psychological distress and cancer mortality'
Hamer M, Chida Y, Molloy GJ (2009) 'Psychological distress and cancer mortality'. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research, 66 (3):255-258 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Marital status, gender and cardiovascular mortality: behavioural, psychological distress and metabolic explanations'
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]
(2008) 'Using the demand-control model of job strain to predict caregiver burden and caregiver satisfaction in the informal caregivers of heart failure patients'
Molloy GJ, Johnston DW, Johnston M, Gao C, Witham MD, Struthers AD, McMurdo ME (2008) 'Using the demand-control model of job strain to predict caregiver burden and caregiver satisfaction in the informal caregivers of heart failure patients'. British Journal Of Health Psychology, 13 (Pt 3):401-417 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Social networks and partner stress as predictors of adherence to medication, rehabilitation attendance, and quality of life following acute coronary syndrome'
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]
(2008) 'Marital status and cardiac rehabilitation attendance: a meta-analysis'
Molloy GJ, Hamer M, Randall G, Chida Y (2008) 'Marital status and cardiac rehabilitation attendance: a meta-analysis'. European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology, 15 (5):557-561 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Practical support predicts medication adherence and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation following acute coronary syndrome'
Molloy GJ, Perkins-Porras L, Bhattacharyya MR, Strike PC, Steptoe A (2008) 'Practical support predicts medication adherence and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation following acute coronary syndrome'. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research, 65 (6):581-586 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Type-D personality and cortisol in survivors of acute coronary syndrome'
Molloy GJ, Perkins-Porras L, Strike PC, Steptoe A (2008) 'Type-D personality and cortisol in survivors of acute coronary syndrome'. Psychosomatic medicine, 70 (8):863-868 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Depression is associated with flatter cortisol rhythms in patients with coronary artery disease'
Bhattacharyya MR, Molloy GJ, Steptoe A (2008) 'Depression is associated with flatter cortisol rhythms in patients with coronary artery disease'. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research, 65 (2):107-113 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Psychological distress as a risk factor for cardiovascular events: pathophysiological and behavioral mechanisms'
Hamer M, Molloy GJ, Stamatakis E (2008) 'Psychological distress as a risk factor for cardiovascular events: pathophysiological and behavioral mechanisms'. Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology, 52 (25):2156-2162 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Spousal caregiver confidence and recovery from ambulatory activity limitations in stroke survivors'
Molloy GJ, Johnston M, Johnston DW, Pollard B, Morrison V, Bonetti D, Joice S, MacWalter R (2008) 'Spousal caregiver confidence and recovery from ambulatory activity limitations in stroke survivors'. Health Psychology, 27 (2):286-290 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'The cortisol awakening response in relation to objective and subjective measures of waking in the morning'
Dockray S, Bhattacharyya MR, Molloy GJ, Steptoe A (2008) 'The cortisol awakening response in relation to objective and subjective measures of waking in the morning'. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33 (1):77-82 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Personality and heart disease'
Steptoe A, Molloy GJ (2007) 'Personality and heart disease'. Heart, 93 (7):783-784 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Role of personality in coronary heart disease: implications for behavioral cardiology'
Molloy GJ (2007) 'Role of personality in coronary heart disease: implications for behavioral cardiology'. Future cardiology, 3 (5):477-479 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Effects of an exercise intervention for older heart failure patients on caregiver burden and emotional distress'
Molloy GJ, Johnston DW, Gao C, Witham MD, Gray JM, Argo IS, Struthers AD, McMurdo ME (2006) 'Effects of an exercise intervention for older heart failure patients on caregiver burden and emotional distress'. European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology, 13 (3):381-387 [Details]
(2005) 'Family caregiving and congestive heart failure. Review and analysis'
Molloy GJ, Johnston DW, Witham MD (2005) 'Family caregiving and congestive heart failure. Review and analysis'. Heart, 7 (4):592-603 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Extending the demand-control model to informal caregiving'
Molloy GJ, Johnston DW, Johnston M, Morrison V, Pollard B, Bonetti D, Joice S, MacWalter R (2005) 'Extending the demand-control model to informal caregiving'. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research, 58 (3):243-251 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'The SHEL model: a useful tool for analyzing and teaching the contribution of Human Factors to medical error'
Molloy GJ, O'Boyle CA (2005) 'The SHEL model: a useful tool for analyzing and teaching the contribution of Human Factors to medical error'. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 80 (2):152-155 [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2015) OPTIMISM AND RECOVERY FOLLOWING ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME: A CLINICAL COHORT STUDY.
Ronaldson, A,Molloy, GJ,Wikman, A,Poole, L,Kaski, JC,Steptoe, A (2015) OPTIMISM AND RECOVERY FOLLOWING ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME: A CLINICAL COHORT STUDY. Abstract [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2014) Medication Adherence, Depression and the Ongoing Interpersonal Context: a Comment on Kronish et al.
Molloy, GJ (2014) Medication Adherence, Depression and the Ongoing Interpersonal Context: a Comment on Kronish et al. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Letter

  Year Publication
(2013) Behavioral Science and Reasons for Nonadherence to Medication.
Molloy, GJ (2013) Behavioral Science and Reasons for Nonadherence to Medication. Letter [DOI] [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2013) A systematic review with meta-analysis of the association between conscientiousness and medication adherence.
Molloy, GJ,O'Carroll, RE,Ferguson, E (2013) A systematic review with meta-analysis of the association between conscientiousness and medication adherence. Meeting [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Chair of the Scintific Committee 01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-11
European Health Psychology Society Member of the Executive Committee 01-SEP-10 / 22-AUG-14

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
PSI Division of Health Psychology Chair 01-APR-15 /
European Health Psychology Executive Committee Committee Member 01-SEP-10 / 23-AUG-14

Reviews

  Journal Role
International Journal Of Behavioral Medicine Editor
British Journal Of Health Psychology Editor
Psychology And Health Editoral Board

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
External Collaborators
Professor Andrew Steptoe, University College London                        Professor Derek Johnston, University of AberdeenProfessor Ronan O'Carroll, University of Stirling  Dr Miles Witham, University of Dundee Dr Falko Sniehotta, Newcastle University  Professor Marion McMurdo, University of Dundee