Division of Health Psychology

Membership of the Division is open only to graduate members of the Society. There are two categories of membership of the Division; these are as follows:

Full Membership

An applicant for full membership must fulfil one of the following conditions:

Hold a postgraduate professional qualification in Health Psychology recognised by the Council of the Society;


Hold a postgraduate qualification in Psychology and have such training and/or experience as may be regarded by the Division Committee as equivalent to 3.2

(a), above (see Division of Health Psychology Membership Application Decision Rules document).

Associate Membership

This is open to Graduate Members, or other members, of the Society. Associate members of the Division are not entitled to hold office or to vote. An applicant for Associate Membership must fulfil one of the following conditions:
be  studying  a  relevant  postgraduate Health Psychology course  leading  to  eligibility  for Full Membership


Be engaged in an area of work related to Health Psychology recognised for this purpose by the Division Committee

Supporting Documentation

CV and or proof of qualification should be attached to the application below.


Who we are: Aims and Objectives

To promote ...

  • Best practice in, and lead in the development and application of, Health Psychology.
  • Awareness of Health Psychology in Ireland as a distinct specialism of psychology in its own right.
  • Develop Health Psychology in Ireland as a clear and well-defined career pathway for students to follow.
  • Enhance employment prospects for graduating Health Psychologists in Ireland.
  • Enhance the recognition of the psychological aspects of health and illness.
  • Promote the delivery of a multidisciplinary approach to health services.
  • Promote high standards of professionalism among members by establishing, maintaining and developing a register of Health Psychologists.
  • Promote and encourage scientific research in Health Psychology.
  • Contribute to the ethos of Continuing Professional Development in the Society.
  • Collaborate with other national and international bodies for the development of the field.


To contact the Division of Health Psychology: 



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Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference

This year's annual DHP conference, Psychology, Health and Medicine conference will be held in Cork. See here for more details here.

2019 - Maynooth

2018 – Ulster University, Coleraine

2017 – RCSI

2016 – UCC

2015 – Stranmillis University College, Belfast

2014 –UL

2013 – DCU

2012 – Queens, Belfast

2011 – NUIG

2010 – RCSI

2009 – TCD

Studying Health Psychology 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



Jenny McSharry


Lisa Hynes

Incoming Chair

Emma Carr

Honorary Secretary

Karen Matvienko-Sikar

Membership Secretary

Eimear Morrissey

Public Relations Officer

Catherine Darker

Ordinary member

Caroline Kelleher

Ordinary member

Patrick Murphy

Ordinary member

Noirin Nealon-Lennox

Ordinary member

Maria Pertl

Ordinary member

Niamh Mc Grath

Ordinary member

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