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 this 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 both students and colleagues a forum to disseminate information about their research and their thoughts on current issues in Health Psychology. To reach a broader audience, we encourage colleagues to translate their research into simple and clear blog posts. Graduates of the Health Psychology MSc programme are also 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! If you are active within the area of Health Psychology or a similar field, and you would like to write a blog, feel free to contact us! If there’s anything you’re keen for us to post about, let us know in the comments. We are always open to new suggestions!
You can see more on the NUIG Health Psychology Facebook page, and be sure to follow us on Twitter as well! This group is located within the Health and Wellbeing research cluster in the School of Psychology at NUIG. Also, the group is closely affiliated with the Health Behaviour Change Research Group and the M-Health Research Group in Galway.