B.A., H.Dip., M.Sc., Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer
School of Psychology
T: +353 91 495754
E: jenny.mcsharry@nuigalway.ie
Twitter @jenmcsharry
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Jenny Mc Sharry is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology with responsibility for the teaching and research interface between the Departments of Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and
Occupational Therapy.
Jenny is the Deputy Director of the MSc in Health Psychology and Co-Director of the PhD in Health Psychology Practice.

Jenny is a chartered Health Psychologist and completed a PhD in Health Psychology Research and Professional Practice at the University of Southampton in 2013. 

Jenny leads a research programme in health behaviour change, implementation science and diabetes. She is the Assistant Director of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, an internationally recognised centre of excellence in health behaviour research, and founder of the Irish Research Council funded IMPlementation science Research NeTwork (IMPRNT).

Jenny’s research aims to take a systematic approach to behaviour change to address current health priorities and healthcare challenges. Jenny has a particular interest in implementation science, and the application of behaviour change to promote the uptake of research into practice. 

Research Interests

Research Interests
Implementation science
Interventions to change health-related behaviours and the use of behaviour change techniques.
Experiences of health and illness
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Understanding and managing health in the context of multiple illnesses
Adherence to medication

Methodological Knowledge
Systematic review and evidence-synthesis
Qualitative methods
Questionnaire design

 
 


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'A collaborative approach to developing sustainable behaviour change interventions for childhood obesity prevention: Development of the Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) intervention and implementation strategy'
Toomey, E;Matvienko-Sikar, K;Doherty, E;Harrington, J;Hayes, CB;Heary, C;Hennessy, M;Kelly, C;McHugh, S;McSharry, J;O'Halloran, J;Queally, M;Heffernan, T;Kearney, PM;Byrne, M (2020) 'A collaborative approach to developing sustainable behaviour change interventions for childhood obesity prevention: Development of the Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) intervention and implementation strategy'. British Journal Of Health Psychology, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Prevalence and predictors of adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in young adults (15-30 years) with asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis'
Murphy, J;McSharry, J;Hynes, L;Matthews, S;Van Rhoon, L;Molloy, GJ (2020) 'Prevalence and predictors of adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in young adults (15-30 years) with asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. Journal Of Asthma, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Effectiveness of a Mobile Health Behavior Change Intervention for Cancer Survivors with Overweight/Obesity: Randomized Controlled Trial'
Walsh JC, Richmond J, McSharry J, Groarke A, Glynn L, Kelly MG, Harney O, Groarke JM (2020) 'Effectiveness of a Mobile Health Behavior Change Intervention for Cancer Survivors with Overweight/Obesity: Randomized Controlled Trial'. JMIR mHealth and uHealth (JMU), [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Investigating and evaluating evidence of the behavioural determinants of adherence to social distancing measures - A protocol for a scoping review of COVID-19 research'
Noone C;Warner N;Byrne M;Durand H;Lavoie KL;McGuire BE;Mc Sharry J;Meade O;Morrissey E;Molloy G;O'Connor L;Toomey E; (2020) 'Investigating and evaluating evidence of the behavioural determinants of adherence to social distancing measures - A protocol for a scoping review of COVID-19 research'. HRB Open Research, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Identifying and addressing psychosocial determinants of adherence to physical distancing guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic – project protocol'
Durand, H; Bacon, SL; Byrne, M; Kenny, E; Lavoie, KL; McGuire, BE; Mc Sharry, J; Meade, O; Mooney, R; Noone, C; O'Connor, LL; O'Flaherty, K; Molloy, GJ (2020) 'Identifying and addressing psychosocial determinants of adherence to physical distancing guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic – project protocol'. HRB Open Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Acceptability of a Mobile Health Behavior Change Intervention for Cancer Survivors with Obesity/Overweight: A Nested Mixed-Methods Study within a Randomised Controlled Trial'
Groarke JM, Richmond J, McSharry J, Groarke A, Harney O, Kelly MG, Walsh JC (2020) 'Acceptability of a Mobile Health Behavior Change Intervention for Cancer Survivors with Obesity/Overweight: A Nested Mixed-Methods Study within a Randomised Controlled Trial'. JMIR mHealth and uHealth (JMU), [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Supporting care for suboptimally controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus in general practice with a clinical decision support system: a mixed methods pilot cluster randomised trial'
Murphy, ME;McSharry, J;Byrne, M;Boland, F;Corrigan, D;Gillespie, P;Fahey, T;Smith, SM (2020) 'Supporting care for suboptimally controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus in general practice with a clinical decision support system: a mixed methods pilot cluster randomised trial'. BMJ Open, 10 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Understanding hand hygiene behaviour in the intensive care unit to inform interventions: an interview study'
Lambe, K,Lydon, S,Madden, C,McSharry, J,Marshall, R,Boylan, R,Hehir, A,Byrne, M,Tujjar, O,O'Connor, P (2020) 'Understanding hand hygiene behaviour in the intensive care unit to inform interventions: an interview study'. BMC Health Services Research, 20 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'A core outcome set for trials of infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity'
Matvienko-Sikar, K;Griffin, C;Kelly, C;Heary, C;Pedersen, MLP;McGrath, N;Toomey, E;Harrington, J;Hennessy, M;Queally, M;Hayes, C;McSharry, J;Devane, D;Byrne, M;Kearney, PM (2020) 'A core outcome set for trials of infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity'. International Journal Of Obesity, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Behaviour change in diabetes: behavioural science advancements to support the use of theory'
McSharry, J;Byrne, M;Casey, B;Dinneen, SF;Fredrix, M;Hynes, L;Lake, AJ;Morrissey, E (2020) 'Behaviour change in diabetes: behavioural science advancements to support the use of theory'. Diabetic Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Behaviour change in diabetes: behavioural science advancements to support the use of theory'
McSharry, J,Byrne, M,Casey, B,Dinneen, SF,Fredrix, M,Hynes, L,Lake, AJ,Morrissey, E (2020) 'Behaviour change in diabetes: behavioural science advancements to support the use of theory'. Diabetic Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Understanding hand hygiene behaviour in the intensive care unit to inform interventions: an interview study'
Lambe, K;Lydon, S;Madden, C;McSharry, J;Marshall, R;Boylan, R;Hehir, A;Byrne, M;Tujjar, O;O'Connor, P (2020) 'Understanding hand hygiene behaviour in the intensive care unit to inform interventions: an interview study'. BMC Health Services Research, 20 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Supporting care for suboptimally controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus in General Practice with a clinical decision support system: A mixed methods pilot cluster randomised trial'
Murphy M, McSharry J, Byrne M, Boland F, Corrigan D, Gillespie P, Fahey T, Smith S (2020) 'Supporting care for suboptimally controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus in General Practice with a clinical decision support system: A mixed methods pilot cluster randomised trial'. BMJ Open, [Details]
(2020) 'A core outcome set for trials of infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity'
Matvienko-Sikar, K,Griffin, C,Kelly, C,Heary, C,Pedersen, MLP,McGrath, N,Toomey, E,Harrington, J,Hennessy, M,Queally, M,Hayes, C,McSharry, J,Devane, D,Byrne, M,Kearney, PM (2020) 'A core outcome set for trials of infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity'. International Journal Of Obesity, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'An international, Delphi consensus study to identify priorities for methodological research in behavioral trials in health research'
Byrne M;McSharry J;Meade O;Lavoie KL;Bacon SL; (2020) 'An international, Delphi consensus study to identify priorities for methodological research in behavioral trials in health research'. Trials, 21 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study'
Matvienko-Sikar, K;Toomey, E;Queally, M;Flannery, C;Neill, KO;Dinan, TG;Doherty, E;Harrington, JM;Hayes, C;Heary, C;Hennessy, M;Kelly, C;Mc Hugh, SM;McSharry, J;Stanton, C;Heffernan, T;Byrne, M;Kearney, PM (2019) 'Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study'. BMJ Open, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Barriers and facilitators to attendance at Type 2 diabetes structured education programmes: a qualitative study of educators and attendees'
Mc Sharry, J., Dinneen, S. F., Humphreys, M., O'Donnell, M., O'Hara, M. C., Smith, S. M., ... & Byrne, M. (2019) 'Barriers and facilitators to attendance at Type 2 diabetes structured education programmes: a qualitative study of educators and attendees'. Diabetic Medicine, 36 (1):70-79 [Details]
(2019) 'Barriers and facilitators to attendance at Type 2 diabetes structured education programmes: a qualitative study of educators and attendees'
Mc Sharry, J,Dinneen, SF,Humphreys, M,O'Donnell, M,O'Hara, MC,Smith, SM,Winkley, K,Byrne, M (2019) 'Barriers and facilitators to attendance at Type 2 diabetes structured education programmes: a qualitative study of educators and attendees'. Diabetic Medicine, 36 :70-79 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Behaviour Change Techniques and Theory Use in Healthcare Professional-Delivered Infant Feeding Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review'
Matvienko-Sikar, K., Toomey, E., Delaney, L., Flannery, C., McHugh, S., McSharry, J., Byrne, M., Queally, M., Heary, C. & Kearney, P. M. (2019) 'Behaviour Change Techniques and Theory Use in Healthcare Professional-Delivered Infant Feeding Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review'. Health Psychology Review, [Details]
(2019) 'Comparing Written Versus Pictorial Asthma Action Plans to Improve Asthma Management and Health Outcomes Among Children and Adolescents: Protocol of a Pilot and Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial'
Hynes, L;Durkin, K;Williford, DN;Smith, H;Skoner, D;Lilly, C;Kothari, VD;Mc Sharry, J;Duncan, CL (2019) 'Comparing Written Versus Pictorial Asthma Action Plans to Improve Asthma Management and Health Outcomes Among Children and Adolescents: Protocol of a Pilot and Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial'. JMIR research protocols, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Childhood obesity prevention: Priority areas for future research and barriers and facilitators to knowledge translation, co-produced using the Nominal Group Technique'
Hennessy, M; Byrne, M; Laws, R; Mc Sharry, J; O’Malley, G; Heary, C (2019) 'Childhood obesity prevention: Priority areas for future research and barriers and facilitators to knowledge translation, co-produced using the Nominal Group Technique'. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9 (4):759-767 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Childhood obesity prevention: priority areas for future research and barriers and facilitators to knowledge translation, coproduced using the nominal group technique'
Hennessy, M,Byrne, M,Laws, R,Mc Sharry, J,O'Malley, G,Heary, C (2019) 'Childhood obesity prevention: priority areas for future research and barriers and facilitators to knowledge translation, coproduced using the nominal group technique'. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9 :759-767 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Behaviour change techniques and theory use in healthcare professional-delivered infant feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity: a systematic review'
Matvienko-Sikar, K;Toomey, E;Delaney, L;Flannery, C;McHugh, S;McSharry, J;Byrne, M;Queally, M;Heary, C;Kearney, PM (2019) 'Behaviour change techniques and theory use in healthcare professional-delivered infant feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity: a systematic review'. Health Psychology Review, 13 :277-294 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Behavior change techniques associated with changes in postintervention and maintained changes in self-efficacy for physical activity: A systematic review With meta-analysis'
Tang, M. Y., Smith, D. M., Mc Sharry, J., Hann, M., & French, D. P. (2019) 'Behavior change techniques associated with changes in postintervention and maintained changes in self-efficacy for physical activity: A systematic review With meta-analysis'. Annals Of Behavioral Medicine, [Details]
(2019) ''It's an important part, but I am not quite sure that it is working': educators' perspectives on the implementation of goal-setting within the 'DAFNE' diabetes structured education programme'
Fredrix, M,Byrne, M,Dinneen, S,McSharry, J (2019) ''It's an important part, but I am not quite sure that it is working': educators' perspectives on the implementation of goal-setting within the 'DAFNE' diabetes structured education programme'. Diabetic Medicine, 36 :80-87 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study'
Matvienko-Sikar, K; Toomey, E; Queally, Michelle; Flannery, C; O' Neill, K; Dinan, TG; Doherty, E; Harrington, JM; Hayes, C; Heary, C; Hennessy, M; Kelly, C; McHugh, S; Mc Sharry, J; Stanton, C; Heffernan, T; Byrne, M; Kearney, PM (2019) 'Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study'. BMJ Open, 9 (8) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) 'Examining the Impact of a Personalized Self-Management Lifestyle Program Using Mobile Technology on the Health and Well-Being of Cancer Survivors: Protocol and Rationale for a Randomized Controlled Trial (The Moving On Study)'
Groarke, JM;Richmond, J;Kelly, MG;McSharry, J;Groarke, A;Kerr, T;Singaroyan, N;Harney, O;Haughey, C;Psych, DC;Glynn, L;Masterson, E;Donnell, AO;Duffy, K;Walsh, J (2019) 'Examining the Impact of a Personalized Self-Management Lifestyle Program Using Mobile Technology on the Health and Well-Being of Cancer Survivors: Protocol and Rationale for a Randomized Controlled Trial (The Moving On Study)'. JMIR research protocols, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Translating a walking intervention for health professional delivery within primary care: A mixed-methods treatment fidelity assessment'
Williams, SL;McSharry, J;Taylor, C;Dale, J;Michie, S;French, DP (2019) 'Translating a walking intervention for health professional delivery within primary care: A mixed-methods treatment fidelity assessment'. British Journal Of Health Psychology, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'An international, Delphi consensus study to identify priorities for methodological research in behavioural trials: A study protocol [version 1; referees: 2 approved]'
Byrne M, Mc Sharry J, Meade O., Lavoie, K. & Bacon, S. (2018) 'An international, Delphi consensus study to identify priorities for methodological research in behavioural trials: A study protocol [version 1; referees: 2 approved]'. HRB Open Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Health psychology education and training in countries represented in the EHPS'
Mc Sharry, J., Chater, A.M., Despot Lucanin, J., Hofer, S., Paschali, A., & Warner, L. (2018) 'Health psychology education and training in countries represented in the EHPS'. The European Health Psychologist, 19 (6):375-380 [Details]
(2018) 'Barriers and facilitators to implementation of menu labelling interventions to support healthy food choices: a mixed methods systematic review protocol'
Kerins, C., Mc Sharry, J., Hayes, C., Perry, I., Geaney, F., &Kelly, C. (2018) 'Barriers and facilitators to implementation of menu labelling interventions to support healthy food choices: a mixed methods systematic review protocol'. Systematic Reviews, 7 [Details]
(2018) 'The CHARMS pilot study: a multi-method assessment of the feasibility of a sexual counselling implementation intervention in cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland'
Murphy P, Noone C, D’Eath M, Casey D, Doherty S, Jaarsma T, Murphy A, O’Donnell M, Fallon N, Gillespie P, Jalali A, Mc Sharry J, Newell J, Toomey E, Steinke E, Byrne M (2018) 'The CHARMS pilot study: a multi-method assessment of the feasibility of a sexual counselling implementation intervention in cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland'. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, [Details]
(2018) 'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'
Walsh, KA,Fleming, A,Byrne, S,McSharry, J,Browne, J,Sinnott, C,Timmons, S (2018) 'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'. Journal Of The American Medical Directors Association, [Details]
(2018) 'Adolescent girls’ perception of physical activity: a systematic review of qualitative studies'
Corr, M., Mc Sharry, J., & Murtagh, E. (2018) 'Adolescent girls’ perception of physical activity: a systematic review of qualitative studies'. American Journal Of Health Promotion, [Details]
(2018) 'Parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding: a qualitative evidence synthesis'
Matvienko-Sikar, K,Kelly, C,Sinnott, C,McSharry, J,Houghton, C,Heary, C,Toomey, E,Byrne, M,Kearney, PM (2018) 'Parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding: a qualitative evidence synthesis'. Obes Rev, 19 :501-517 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Embedding a user-centred approach in the development of complex behaviour change intervention to improve outcomes for young adults living with type 1 diabetes: The D1 Now Study'
Walsh DMJ, Hynes L, O'Hara MC, Mc Sharry J, D1 Now Young Adult Panel, Dinneen SF and Byrne M (2018) 'Embedding a user-centred approach in the development of complex behaviour change intervention to improve outcomes for young adults living with type 1 diabetes: The D1 Now Study'. HRB Open Research, [Details]
(2018) 'Participants’ experiences of a sexual counseling intervention during cardiac rehabilitation: A nested qualitative study within the CHARMS pilot randomized controlled trial'
D’Eath, M., Byrne, M., Murphy, P., Jaarsma, T., McSharry, J., Murphy, A., Doherty, S., Noone, C., & Casey, D. (2018) 'Participants’ experiences of a sexual counseling intervention during cardiac rehabilitation: A nested qualitative study within the CHARMS pilot randomized controlled trial'. Journal Of Cardiovascular Nursing, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Embedding a user-centred approach in the development of complex behaviour change intervention to improve outcomes for young adults living with type 1 diabetes: The D1 Now Study'
Walsh, D.M.J., Hynes, L., O’Hara, M.C., Mc Sharry, J., D1 Now Young Adult Panel, Dinneen, S.F., & Byrne, M. (2018) 'Embedding a user-centred approach in the development of complex behaviour change intervention to improve outcomes for young adults living with type 1 diabetes: The D1 Now Study'. HRB Open Research, [Details]
(2018) 'Goal-setting in diabetes self-management: A systematic review and meta-analysis examining content and effectiveness of goal-setting interventions'
Fredrix, M;McSharry, J;Flannery, C;Dinneen, S;Byrne, M (2018) 'Goal-setting in diabetes self-management: A systematic review and meta-analysis examining content and effectiveness of goal-setting interventions'. Psychology & Health, 33 :955-977 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'
Walsh, KA,Sinnott, C,Fleming, A,Mc Sharry, J,Byrne, S,Browne, J,Timmons, S (2018) 'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'. Journal Of The American Medical Directors Association, 19 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'The CHARMS pilot study: A multi-method assessment of the feasibility of a sexual counselling implementation intervention in cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland'
Murphy, P; Noone, C; D’Eath, M; Casey, D; Doherty, S; Jaarsma, T; Murphy, A; O’Donnell, M; Fallon, N; Gillespie, P; Jalali, A; McSharry, J; Newell, J; Toomey, E; Steinke, E; Byrne, M (2018) 'The CHARMS pilot study: A multi-method assessment of the feasibility of a sexual counselling implementation intervention in cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland'. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, [Details]
(2017) 'Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence'
Walsh, K. A., Dennehy, R., Sinnott, C., Browne, J., Byrne, S., McSharry, J., ... & Timmons, S. (2017) 'Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence'. Journal Of The American Medical Directors Association, 18 (10):e1-e12 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'You feel like your whole world is caving in': A qualitative study of primary care patients' conceptualisations of emotional distress'
Geraghty, AWA,Santer, M,Williams, S,Mc Sharry, J,Little, P,Munoz, RF,Kendrick, T,Moore, M (2017) 'You feel like your whole world is caving in': A qualitative study of primary care patients' conceptualisations of emotional distress'. Health, 21 :295-315 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance in the ICU: A Systematic Review'
Lydon, S; Power, M; McSharry, J; Byrne, M; Madden, C; Squires, JE; O'Connor, P (2017) 'Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance in the ICU: A Systematic Review'. Critical Care Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding: a qualitative evidence synthesis'
Matvienko-Sikar, K., Kelly, C., Sinnott, C., McSharry, J., Houghton, C., Heary, C., Toomey, E., Byrne, M., and Kearney, P. M. (2017) 'Parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding: a qualitative evidence synthesis'. Obesity Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Exploring student experiences of UK MSc Health Psychology courses: Outcomes of an EHPS Tandem Grant'
Tonkin-Crine, S. & Mc Sharry, J, (2016) 'Exploring student experiences of UK MSc Health Psychology courses: Outcomes of an EHPS Tandem Grant'. The European Health Psychologist, 18 (6):253-257 [Details]
(2016) 'Implementing international sexual counselling guidelines in hospital cardiac rehabilitation: development of the CHARMS intervention using the Behaviour Change Wheel'
Mc Sharry, J,Murphy, PJ,Byrne, M (2016) 'Implementing international sexual counselling guidelines in hospital cardiac rehabilitation: development of the CHARMS intervention using the Behaviour Change Wheel'. Implementation science : IS, 11 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Prioritising target behaviours for research in diabetes: Using the nominal group technique to achieve consensus from key stakeholders'
Mc Sharry, J., Fredrix, M., Hynes, L., & Byrne, M (2016) 'Prioritising target behaviours for research in diabetes: Using the nominal group technique to achieve consensus from key stakeholders'. Research Involvement And Engagement, 2 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Perceptions and experiences of taking oral medications for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta‐synthesis of qualitative studies'
McSharry, J., McGowan, L., Farmer, A. J., & French, D. P. (2016) 'Perceptions and experiences of taking oral medications for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta‐synthesis of qualitative studies'. Diabetic Medicine, [Details]
(2016) 'Effects of interventions promoting monitoring of medication use and brief messaging on medication adherence for people with Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of randomized trials'
Farmer, AJ; Mc Sharry, J; Rowbotham, S; McGowan, L; Ricci-Cabello, I; French, DP (2016) 'Effects of interventions promoting monitoring of medication use and brief messaging on medication adherence for people with Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of randomized trials'. Diabetic Medicine, [Details]
(2016) 'Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention'
Murphy PJ;Mc Sharry J;Casey D;Doherty S;Gillespie P;Jaarsma T;Murphy AW;Newell J;O'Donnell M;Steinke EE;Toomey E;Byrne M; (2016) 'Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention'. BMJ Open, 6 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Psychosocial Risks in a Unique Workplace Environment: Safe Trad and Traditional Irish Musicians'
Mc Sharry, J., Doherty, L. & Wilson, I. (2015) 'Psychosocial Risks in a Unique Workplace Environment: Safe Trad and Traditional Irish Musicians'. The European Health Psychologist, 17 (4):174-178 [Details]
(2015) 'Do Single and Multiple Behavior Change Interventions Contain Different Behavior Change Techniques? A Comparison of Interventions Targeting Physical Activity in Obese Populations'
Mc Sharry, J., French, D.P. & Olander, E.K. (2015) 'Do Single and Multiple Behavior Change Interventions Contain Different Behavior Change Techniques? A Comparison of Interventions Targeting Physical Activity in Obese Populations'. Health Psychology, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Blame the Patient, Blame the Doctor or Blame the System? A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Patient Safety in Primary Care'
Daker-White, G,Hays, R,McSharry, J,Giles, S,Cheraghi-Sohi, S,Rhodes, P,Sanders, C (2015) 'Blame the Patient, Blame the Doctor or Blame the System? A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Patient Safety in Primary Care'. Plos One, 10 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'A New Measure of Multimorbid Illness and Treatment Representations: The Example of Diabetes and Depression'
Mc Sharry, J,Bishop, FL,Moss-Morris, R,Holt, RIG,Kendrick, T (2015) 'A New Measure of Multimorbid Illness and Treatment Representations: The Example of Diabetes and Depression'. Journal Of Affective Disorders, 174 :192-200 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Which Behaviour Change Techniques Are Most Effective at Increasing Older Adults’ Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity Behaviour? A Systematic Review'
French, D. P.;Olander, E. K.; Chisholm, A.; Mc Sharry, J. (2014) 'Which Behaviour Change Techniques Are Most Effective at Increasing Older Adults’ Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity Behaviour? A Systematic Review'. Annals Of Behavioral Medicine, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Challenges in managing multiple conditions: The patient experience of multimorbidity'
Mc Sharry, J. (2014) 'Challenges in managing multiple conditions: The patient experience of multimorbidity'. The European Health Psychologist, [Details]
(2014) 'Delay in Seeking Medical Help following Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or Mini-Stroke: A Qualitative Study'
Mc Sharry, J,Baxter, A,Wallace, LM,Kenton, A,Turner, A,French, DP (2014) 'Delay in Seeking Medical Help following Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or Mini-Stroke: A Qualitative Study'. Plos One, 9 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Experience of Breast Cancer Burden, Benefit, or Both?'
Curtis, R,Groarke, A,McSharry, J,Kerin, M (2014) 'Experience of Breast Cancer Burden, Benefit, or Both?'. Cancer Nursing, 37 :21-30 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Barriers and facilitators associated with attendance at hospital diabetes clinics among young adults (15-30 years) with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review'
Hynes, L. Byrne, M. Dinneen, S. F. McGuire, B. E. O'Donnell, M. Mc Sharry, J. (2014) 'Barriers and facilitators associated with attendance at hospital diabetes clinics among young adults (15-30 years) with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review'. Pediatric Diabetes, [DOI] [Details]
(2013) ''The Chicken and Egg Thing': Cognitive Representations and Self-management of Multimorbidity in People with Diabetes and Depression'
Mc Sharry J, Bishop FL, Moss-Morris R, Kendrick T (2013) ''The Chicken and Egg Thing': Cognitive Representations and Self-management of Multimorbidity in People with Diabetes and Depression'. Psychology & Health, 28 (1):103-119 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Illness Perceptions and Glycaemic Control in Diabetes: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis'
Mc Sharry J, Moss-Morris R, Kendrick T (2011) 'Illness Perceptions and Glycaemic Control in Diabetes: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis'. Diabet Med, 28 (11):1300-1310 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'How to apply for research funding'
Byrne, M. & Mc Sharry, J. (2015) 'How to apply for research funding' In: How to Conduct Research for Service Improvement: A Guidebook for Health and Social Care Professionals 2nd Edition. Ireland: Health and Social Care Professions Education and Development Advisory Group Research Sub-group. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'History of health psychology in Ireland'
Corbett, T., Hynes, L., & Mc Sharry, J. (2015) 'History of health psychology in Ireland' The Irish Psychologist, 41 (12) :271-271. [Details]
(2017) 'Increasing impact in health psychology: Working in multi-disciplinary research teams'
Tonkin-Crine, S. & Mc Sharry, J. (2017) 'Increasing impact in health psychology: Working in multi-disciplinary research teams' Health Psychology Update, 26 (1) :24-29. [Details]
(2017) 'Increasing impact in health psychology: Engaging with healthcare users, healthcare challenges and future health psychologists'
Mc Sharry, J. & Tonkin-Crine, S. (2017) 'Increasing impact in health psychology: Engaging with healthcare users, healthcare challenges and future health psychologists' Health Psychology Update, 26 (1) :30-34. [Details]
(2017) 'Showcasing health psychology research: How do we get impact and why does it matter?'
Gillison, F., Mc Sharry, J., McGowan, L., Morrison, V. & Shaw, R. (2017) 'Showcasing health psychology research: How do we get impact and why does it matter?' Health Psychology Update, 26 (2) :2-9. [Details]
(2014) 'Multiple Medical Conditions: Implications for Health Psychology Research'
Mc Sharry, J (2014) 'Multiple Medical Conditions: Implications for Health Psychology Research' Health Psychology Update, . [Details]
(2014) 'Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2) Supervisor Training'
Mc Sharry, J. (2014) 'Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2) Supervisor Training' Irish Psychologist, . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2020) A Toolkit for Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance in Intensive Care.
Lambe, K., Lydon, S., Byrne, M., McSharry, J., Squires, J., Power, M., Domegan, C., O’Connor, P. (2020) A Toolkit for Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance in Intensive Care. NUI Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) Psychology, Health and Medicine
Toomey, E; Kearney, P; Matvienko-Sikar, K; Queally, M; Hayes, C; Doherty, E; Harrington, J; McHugh, S; Kelly, C; McSharry, J; Delaney, L; Heary, C; Byrne, M. (2017) The implementation fidelity of infant feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity: a systematic review. Psychology, Health and Medicine 2017 Psychology, Health and Medicine [Details]
(2017) SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference
Toomey E, Kearney P, Byrne M, Doherty E, Hayes C, Harrington J, McHugh S, Matvienko-Sikar K, Queally M, Heary C, Hennessy M, McSharry J, Kelly C (2017) Using an infant feeding intervention to target childhood obesity: Background, rationale and impact of the HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Childhood Obesity project SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference [Details]
(2018) AOSI: Environmental determinants of food consumption and obesity. May 14th, RCSI, Dublin
Kerins, C., McSharry, J., Hayes, C., Perry IJ., Geaney, F. & Kelly, C. (2018) Barriers and facilitators to implementation of calorie menu labelling interventions in food service establishments: a mixed methods systematic review AOSI: Environmental determinants of food consumption and obesity. May 14th, RCSI, Dublin [Details]
(2018) ISBNPA: Advancing Behaviour Change Science
Kerins, C., McSharry, J., Hayes, C., Perry IJ., Geaney, F. & Kelly, C. (2018) Barriers and facilitators to implementation of calorie menu labelling interventions in food service establishments: a mixed methods systematic review ISBNPA: Advancing Behaviour Change Science [Details]
(2018) International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25(S1), S177-S177
Hennessy, M., Byrne, M., Laws, R., Mc Sharry, J., & Heary, C. (2018) Setting the agenda in childhood obesity prevention: co-production of research priorities and facilitators and barriers to knowledge translation International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25(S1), S177-S177 , pp.s177-s177 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) The 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Murphy J, Van Rhoon L, Mc Sharry J, Molloy GJ (2019) Prevalence and predictors of adherence to inhaled corticosteroids among young adults with asthma: Systematic review The 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society Dubrovnik, Croatia, , pp.194-194 [Details]
The Lancet, 392, S1-S97
Toomey, E., Byrne, M., Houghton, C., Kelly, C., Matvienko-Sikar, K., McSharry, J., Queally, M., Doherty, E., Hayes, C., Hennessy, M., McHugh, S., Kearney, P.M. and Heary, C. on behalf of the CHErIsH study Health-care professional and parental views and experiences of implementing infant feeding interventions: A qualitative evidence synthesis The Lancet, 392, S1-S97 [Details]
(2014) 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Mc Sharry,J., White,G.D., Bower,P. & French, D. (2014) Older Adults' Experiences and Management of Multiple Conditions: a Systematic Review and Qualitative Meta-synthesis 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2012) 26th European Health Psychology Conference
Groarke, A., Curtis,R., & McSharry, J. (2012) Exploring the experience of stress through diary keeping in women with breast cancer 26th European Health Psychology Conference Prague, [Details]
(2012) 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Mc Sharry, J.; Bishop, F.; Moss-Morris, R.; Kendrick, T. (2012) Illness representations in diabetes and depression: validation of a new measure 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2013) 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
McSharry, J.; Bishop, F. Moss-Morris, R.; Kendrick, T. (2013) Diabetes management in the context of multiple illnesses: A qualitative analysis 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation,
Murphy, P.J., Byrne, M., & Mc Sharry, J. (2016) The Cardiac Health and Assessment of Relationship Management and Sexuality Study. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Dublin, Ireland , 27-FEB-16 - 27-FEB-16. [Details]
27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society,
Hynes, L., Byrne, M., Dinneen, S.F., McGuire, B. E., O’Donnell, M., & Mc Sharry, J. Barriers and facilitators associated with hospital clinic attendance among young adults with type 1 diabetes: a systematic review. [Oral Presentation], 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Bordeaux, France . [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2017) Using an infant feeding intervention to target childhood obesityBackground, rationale and aims of the HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Childhood Obesity project. SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference 2017.
Toomey, E; Byrne, M; Matvienko-Sikar, K; Queally, M; Hayes, C; Doherty, E; Heary, C; Harrington, J; McHugh, S; McSharry, J; and Kearney, P. (2017) Using an infant feeding intervention to target childhood obesityBackground, rationale and aims of the HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Childhood Obesity project. SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference 2017. Conference Paper [Details]
(2017) Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Pilot Complex Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity by Improving Early Infant Feeding.SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference.
Matvienko-Sikar, K., Kearney, K., Harrington, J., McHugh, S., Byrne, M., Toomey, E., Heary, C., McSharry, J., Queally, M., Doherty, E. & Hayes, C. (2017) Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Pilot Complex Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity by Improving Early Infant Feeding.SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference. Conference Paper [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2016) Barriers and facilitators associated with attendance at hospital diabetes clinics among young adults (15-30 years) with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review.
Hynes, L;Byrne, M;Dinneen, SF;McGuire, BE;O'Donnell, M;Mc Sharry, J (2016) Barriers and facilitators associated with attendance at hospital diabetes clinics among young adults (15-30 years) with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. HOBOKEN: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016) Perceptions and experiences of taking oral medications for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies.
McSharry, J;McGowan, L;Farmer, AJ;French, DP (2016) Perceptions and experiences of taking oral medications for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. HOBOKEN: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016) Effects of interventions promoting monitoring of medication use and brief messaging on medication adherence for people with Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of randomized trials.
Farmer, AJ;McSharry, J;Rowbotham, S;McGowan, L;Ricci-Cabello, I;French, DP (2016) Effects of interventions promoting monitoring of medication use and brief messaging on medication adherence for people with Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of randomized trials. HOBOKEN: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2017) Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance in the ICU: A Systematic Review.
Lydon, S;Power, M;McSharry, J;Byrne, M;Madden, C;Squires, JE;O'Connor, P (2017) Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance in the ICU: A Systematic Review. PHILADELPHIA: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2017) Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence.
Walsh, KA;Dennehy, R;Sinnott, C;Browne, J;Byrne, S;McSharry, J;Coughlan, E;Timmons, S (2017) Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence. NEW YORK: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2018) Barriers and facilitators to implementation of menu labelling interventions to support healthy food choices: a mixed methods systematic review protocol.
Kerins, C;McSharry, J;Hayes, C;Perry, IJ;Geaney, F;Kelly, C (2018) Barriers and facilitators to implementation of menu labelling interventions to support healthy food choices: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2019) Behavior Change Techniques Associated With Changes in Postintervention and Maintained Changes in Self-Efficacy For Physical Activity: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis.
Tang, MY;Smith, DM;Mc Sharry, J;Hann, M;French, DP (2019) Behavior Change Techniques Associated With Changes in Postintervention and Maintained Changes in Self-Efficacy For Physical Activity: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis. CARY: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2019) Adolescent Girls' Perceptions of Physical Activity: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies.
Corr, M;McSharry, J;Murtagh, EM (2019) Adolescent Girls' Perceptions of Physical Activity: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. THOUSAND OAKS: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2020) Focusing on fidelity: narrative review and recommendations for improving intervention fidelity within trials of health behaviour change interventions.
Toomey, E;Hardeman, W;Hankonen, N;Byrne, M;McSharry, J;Matvienko-Sikar, K;Lorencatto, F (2020) Focusing on fidelity: narrative review and recommendations for improving intervention fidelity within trials of health behaviour change interventions. ABINGDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2020) Barriers and facilitators to implementation of menu labelling interventions from a food service industry perspective: a mixed methods systematic review.
Kerins, C;McHugh, S;McSharry, J;Reardon, CM;Hayes, C;Perry, IJ;Geaney, F;Seery, S;Kelly, C (2020) Barriers and facilitators to implementation of menu labelling interventions from a food service industry perspective: a mixed methods systematic review. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2020) A systematic review of the behaviour change techniques and digital features in technology-driven type 2 diabetes prevention interventions.
Van Rhoon, L;Byrne, M;Morrissey, E;Murphy, J;McSharry, J (2020) A systematic review of the behaviour change techniques and digital features in technology-driven type 2 diabetes prevention interventions. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2020) Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people: a rapid review.
Noone, C;McSharry, J;Smalle, M;Burns, A;Dwan, K;Devane, D;Morrissey, EC (2020) Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people: a rapid review. HOBOKEN: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Travel Scholarship International Behavioural Trials Network
2017 Hannah McGee Excellence in Research/Practice Award Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology
2015 Early Career Researcher Travel Award Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group
2015 Early Career Award European Health Psychology Society

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology Chair 28-JUN-18 /
Psychological Society of Ireland Registered Member /
Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology Full Member /
British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist /
British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Full Member /
UK Health and Care Professions Council Registered Health Psychologist /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
European Health Psychology Society National Delegate for Ireland /
Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology Committee Member /

Teaching Interests





 
 
 

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2015/2016 MSc in Health Psychology PS 584 Health Promotion and Behaviour Change (Module Coordinator)
2015/2016 MSc in Health Psychology PS 6116 Research and Professional Skills