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Psychology, Health and Medicine conference took place in RCSI

31 March 2010

The Department of Psychology, RCSI, hosted the 7th annual conference of the Division of Health Psychology, Psychological Society of Ireland.  Entitled “Psychology, Health and Medicine”, the conference showcased important research in health psychology in Ireland and the UK, and was a key event for people working in the areas of psychology and health in Ireland


Pictured (L-R) are Professor Hannah McGee; Dean; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Professor Marie Johnston; University of Aberdeen; keynote speaker; Professor Cathal Kelly; Registrar / CEO of RCSI; Dr. Anne Hickey; Department of Psychology; RCSI and Conference Chair.

Keynote speakers at the conference included Dr. Niall Pender from Beaumont Hospital and President of the Psychological Society of Ireland who gave a talk on “Psychology in the Acute Hospital Environment: Opportunities and Challenges”.   Professor Lucy Yardley from the University of Southampton gave a lecture on “Re-modelling Health-care Interventions for the Internet: Opportunities and Challenges” and Professor Marie Johnston from the University of Aberdeen combined biomedical and behavioural models in health outcomes research in her lecture on “Is it impairments, or thoughts about impairments, that limit functioning?”


Pictured from (l-r) are Professor Hannah Mc Gee; Dean; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Professor Marie Johnston; University of Aberdeen; Dr. Anne Hickey; Department of Psychology; RCSI; Dr. Karen Morgan; Dept. of Psychology RCSI; Dr. Frank Doyle; Dept. of Psychology RCSI; Dr. Mary Clarke; Dept. of Psychology RCSI and Professor Cathal Kelly; Registrar / CEO of RCSI.

Dr. Anne Hickey, Conference President and Head of the Psychology Department said “We are delighted to be hosting this event in RCSI this year. The quality and quantity of presentations is excellent, with a higher number of submissions to the conference this year than ever before”.

For further information visit: http://www.rcsi.ie/phm2010