BA, MSc.

 
researcher
 

Biography

Eimear is a post-doctoral researcher with the D1Now study team under Prof Sean Dineen and Prof Molly Byrne at the HBCRG and School of Medicine at NUI Galway. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Gerry Molloy and Dr. Jane Walsh at NUI Galway in 2018, focusing on developing the evidence base for digital interventions to enhance adherence to medication in people with hypertension. Prior to this she completed an MSc in Health Psychology at NUI Galway and a BA in Applied Psychology at UCC. Following submission of her PhD, Eimear worked as a postdoctoral researcher on an IRC funded project entitled “Comparing the effectiveness of behaviour change interventions versus new medical treatments: Movement and medicine” which uses a network meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness of first line anti-hypertensive medications to physical activity interventions to reduce blood pressure values in people with hypertension. She has extensive experience in teaching, having delivered lectures and workshops to undergraduate and postgraduate psychology and nursing. She is actively involved in the wider health psychology community, having served as treasurer on the CREATE (early career research network within the European Health Psychology Society) for two years and is currently PRO of the Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology. Eimear’s research interests include self-management of chronic disease, treatment adherence, digital interventions and behaviour change science.

Research Interests

Health behaviour change, treatment adherence, self-management of chronic disease, eHealth, digital health, preventive cardiology 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Smartphone apps for improving medication adherence in hypertension: patients’ perspectives'
Morrissey, E.C., Casey, M., Glynn, L.G., Walsh, J. & Molloy, G.J. (2018) 'Smartphone apps for improving medication adherence in hypertension: patients’ perspectives'. Patient Preference And Adherence, 12 :813-822 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Getting started with network meta-analysis in health psychology'
Noone, C., Leahy, J., Morrissey, E.C., Ngouanfo, L., Navarro, T., Nieuwlaat, R., Molloy, G.J. (2018) 'Getting started with network meta-analysis in health psychology'. The European Health Psychologist, 20 (1):474-483 [Details]
(2017) 'Cancer-Related Fatigue in Post-Treatment Cancer Survivors: Theory-Based Development of a Web-Based Intervention'
Corbett, T.K., Groarke, A.M., Walsh, J.C., Moss-Morris, R., Morrissey, E.C., McGuire, B.E. (2017) 'Cancer-Related Fatigue in Post-Treatment Cancer Survivors: Theory-Based Development of a Web-Based Intervention'. JMIR Cancer, 3 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Medication non-adherence among patients with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension: systematic review and meta-analysis'
Durand, H., Hayes, P., Morrissey, E.C., Newell, J., Casey, M., Murphy, A.W. & Molloy, G.J. (2017) 'Medication non-adherence among patients with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension: systematic review and meta-analysis'. Journal Of Hypertension, 35 (12):2346-2357 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'New self-management technologies for the treatment of hypertension: general practitioners’ perspectiveS'
Morrissey, E.C., Glynn, L.G., Casey, M., Walsh, J.C., & Molloy, G.J. (2017) 'New self-management technologies for the treatment of hypertension: general practitioners’ perspectiveS'. Family Practice, 35 (3):318-322 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Effectiveness and content analysis of interventions to enhance adherence in hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis'
Morrissey, E.C., Durand, H., Nieuwlaat, R., Navarro, T., Haynes, R.B., Walsh, J.C. & Molloy, G.J. (2017) 'Effectiveness and content analysis of interventions to enhance adherence in hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Psychology & Health, 32 (10):1195-1232 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Effectiveness and content analysis of interventions to enhance adherence in hypertension: A systematic review and meta analysis protocol'
Morrissey, E.C., Durand, H., Nieuwlaat, R., Navarro, T., Haynes, R.B., Walsh, J.C. & Molloy, G.J. (2016) 'Effectiveness and content analysis of interventions to enhance adherence in hypertension: A systematic review and meta analysis protocol'. Systematic Reviews, 5 (96) [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Behavior change techniques in apps for medication adherence: a content analysis'
Morrissey, E.C., Corbett, T.K., Walsh, J.C. & Molloy, G.J. (2016) 'Behavior change techniques in apps for medication adherence: a content analysis'. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50 (5):e143-e146 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The effectiveness of information and communication technology-based psychological interventions for paediatric chronic pain: Protocol for a systematic review, metaanalysis and content coding of behaviour change techniques'
Traynor, A., Morrissey, E.C., Egan, J. & McGuire, B.E. (2016) 'The effectiveness of information and communication technology-based psychological interventions for paediatric chronic pain: Protocol for a systematic review, metaanalysis and content coding of behaviour change techniques'. Systematic Reviews, 5 (175) [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Psychological principles and behaviour change: applications to eHealth'
Walsh J.C. & Morrissey E.C. (2018) 'Psychological principles and behaviour change: applications to eHealth' In: eHealth Technology: Theory, Development & Evaluation. UK: Taylor & Francis. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Ruth Curtis Postgraduate Excellence in Research & Practice Award Psychological Society of Ireland - Division of Health Psychology

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Psychological Society of Ireland Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
School of Applied Psychology, UCC Research Assistant 01-OCT-13 / 01-MAY-14
School of Medicine, NUIG Postdoctoral Researcher /
School of Psychology, NUIG Postdoctoral Researcher /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2012 UCC Bachelor of Arts Applied Psychology
2013 NUIG MSc in Health Psychology Health Psychology
2018 NUIG PhD Psychology & Health

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2019 Behavioural Medicine PS339