Health psychology is the study of psychological and behavioural processes in health, illness, and healthcare (Johnston, 1994).
Health Psychology in Ireland has grown in parallel with international developments in the UK, Europe and the USA. In the two decades since the foundation of the PSI DHP, Health Psychologists have taken a lead role in the development, promotion and policy implementation of health and well-being in Ireland, including but not limited to Healthy Ireland. The discipline of Health Psychology has relevance to diverse topics and issues within health and healthcare including prevention of common long-term conditions (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease), self-management of long-term conditions, improvement of health systems, and training of health service providers. As appreciation for the role of behaviour in our health and wellbeing grows, across settings from healthcare to popular culture, the influence of Health Psychology and recognition of its potential to enhance health and healthcare also grows.
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Studying Health Psychology in Ireland
These are the only PSI accredited Health Psychology courses in Ireland
MSc Health Psychology at NUIG: Here
Structured PhD in Psychology and Health at NUIG: Here
Structured PhD in Health Psychology Practice at NUIG: Here
Contact Us: Health@psychologicalsociety.ie