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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Dr. Deirdre Walsh
School of Psychology,
Arts Millenium Buidling,
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.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(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'. 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
|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|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|eHealth Research and Innovation Network||Member||/|
|International Society of Critical Health Psychology||Member||/|
|2015||NUI Galway||PhD||Psychology and Health|
|2009||NUI Maynooth||Bachelor of Arts||Psychology|
|2010||University of East London||Msc||Applied Positive Psychology|
|Title||Type||From / To|
|Consultancy (Pro-bono)||Community based chronic illness rehabilitation||23-MAR-15 / 04-AUG-17|