Health Psychology is concerned with the application of psychological theory, research, and practice to the promotion and maintenance of health; the identification and amelioration of psychological factors contributing to physical illness and the improvement of the health care system and formulation of health policy.
The School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway is a central hub of research in the area, with strong links to the Divisions of Health Psychology in both the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Many of our group are also involved in the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS).
Our aim is to give our students and colleagues a forum to disseminate information about their projects and their thoughts on current issues in Health Psychology. Graduates of the programme are welcome to share their experience or give some advice about life during the MSc including working during the course, career opportunities, workload and so on! Let us know in the comments if there’s anything else you’re keen for us to post about. And get in touch by message to help us post information that you think is worth sharing.
You can see more on the NUIG Health Psychology Facebook page . The group is associated with the Health and Wellbeing research cluster in the School of Psychology at NUIG. Click here if you want to read more on the work of the Health Behaviour Change Group in Galway. The school has also recently established the M-Health Research Group.