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Prof. Donal Fortune

Biography

Prof. Dónal G. Fortune is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Limerick. He also retains a clinical role with the Health Service Executive. Dónal holds both clinical psychology practitioner doctorate (Clin.PsyD), and a research doctorate in clinical psychology (Ph.D.), and, in keeping with necessary dualities, is both a clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist. He has worked as a clinical psychologist in the UK's National Health Service with University attachment, and in both the voluntary sector and the HSE in Ireland.

Research interests
The ambit of Dónal's research is informed by his clinical work and his research interests concern the application of psychological knowledge to improve outcomes for people with mental health challenges particularly in the context of an additional enduring medical or surgical condition, social or psychological adversity across the life span. He has an interest in strengths-based interventions and the factors that enable people to construe benefits from adversity in terms of growth experiences. He is also interested in research that aims to enhance how clinicians assess, formulate, intervene, and monitor change with people experiencing stress, distress or other mental health challenges. His research has been cited by researchers in over 5000 individual scientific publications and yields a current H-index of 34.

Research Interests

Research interests
The ambit of Dónal's research is informed by his clinical work and his research interests concern the application of psychological knowledge to improve outcomes for people with mental health challenges particularly in the context of an additional enduring medical or surgical condition, social or psychological adversity across the life span. He has an interest in strengths-based interventions and the factors that enable people to construe benefits from adversity in terms of growth experiences. He is also interested in research that aims to enhance how clinicians assess, formulate, intervene, and monitor change with people experiencing stress, distress or other mental health challenges. His research has been cited by researchers in over 5000 individual scientific publications and yields a current H-index of 34.

Current funded projects I manage include:

HRB COVID-19 Pandemic rapid response
An investigation of psychological responses to COVID-19 in health care workers during the delay and mitigation phase of disease management: longitudinal and nested qualitative study.


HSE National Office
National Evaluation of Primary Care Psychology Service Enhancement

Amalgam RX LLC
Usability and Feasibility of an m-Health delivered positive stress management for treatment of Psoriasis..


Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Collective influences on individual functioning: Multiple group memberships, self-regulation, and depression after acquired brain injury
Elaine L. Kinsella;Orla T. Muldoon;Dónal G. Fortune;Catherine Haslam;
(2020) Collective influences on individual functioning: Multiple group memberships, self-regulation, and depression after acquired brain injury
In Neuropsychological Rehabilitation;
DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2018.1546194

2020

The man who used to shrug - one man's lived experience of TBI
Walsh R.S.;Crawley L.;Dagnall N.;Fortune D.G.
(2020) The man who used to shrug - one man's lived experience of TBI
In Neurorehabilitation; pp. 11-24
DOI: 10.3233/NRE-203079

2020

Facilitating a return to productive roles following acquired brain injury: The impact of pre-injury work level, current abilities, and neuropsychological performance
Fortune D.G.;Walsh R.S.;MacConaill S.;Harte M.;Richards H.L.
(2020) Facilitating a return to productive roles following acquired brain injury: The impact of pre-injury work level, current abilities, and neuropsychological performance
In Neuropsychological Rehabilitation;
DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2020.1746674

2020

Exploding head syndrome, chronotype, parasomnias and mental health in young adults
Kirwan E.;Fortune D.G.
(2020) Exploding head syndrome, chronotype, parasomnias and mental health in young adults
In Journal Of Sleep Research;
DOI: 10.1111/jsr.13044

2017

Assessing Cognitive Estimation and Its Effects on Community Integration in People with Acquired Brain Injury Undergoing Rehabilitation
Fortune, DG,Richards, HL
(2017) Assessing Cognitive Estimation and Its Effects on Community Integration in People with Acquired Brain Injury Undergoing Rehabilitation
In Biomed Research International;
DOI: 10.1155/2017/2874819

2017

A Longitudinal Study of Relationships between Identity Continuity and Anxiety Following Brain Injury
Walsh, RS,Muldoon, OT,Fortune, DG,Gallagher, S
(2017) A Longitudinal Study of Relationships between Identity Continuity and Anxiety Following Brain Injury
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00648
[ULIR]

2016

Cognitive reserve and preinjury educational attainment: effects on outcome of community-based rehabilitation for longer-term individuals with acquired brain injury
Fortune, DG,Walsh, RS,Richards, HL
(2016) Cognitive reserve and preinjury educational attainment: effects on outcome of community-based rehabilitation for longer-term individuals with acquired brain injury
In International Journal Of Rehabilitation Research; pp. 234-239
DOI: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000175

2016

A structured multicomponent group programme for carers of people with acquired brain injury: Effects on perceived criticism, strain, and psychological distress
Fortune, DG,Rogan, CR,Richards, HL
(2016) A structured multicomponent group programme for carers of people with acquired brain injury: Effects on perceived criticism, strain, and psychological distress
In British journal of health psychology; pp. 224-243
DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12159

2015

Post-traumatic growth following acquired brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Grace, JJ,Kinsella, EL,Muldoon, OT,Fortune, DG
(2015) Post-traumatic growth following acquired brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01162

2015

Changes in aspects of social functioning depend upon prior changes in neurodisability in people with acquired brain injury undergoing post-acute neurorehabilitation
Fortune, DG,Walsh, RS,Waldron, B,McGrath, C,Harte, M,Casey, S,McClean, B
(2015) Changes in aspects of social functioning depend upon prior changes in neurodisability in people with acquired brain injury undergoing post-acute neurorehabilitation
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01368

2015

Post-traumatic growth following acquired brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Grace JJ;Kinsella EL;Muldoon OT;Fortune DG;
(2015) Post-traumatic growth following acquired brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01162

2015

Affiliative and "self-as-doer" identities: Relationships between social identity, social support, and emotional status amongst survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI)
Walsh, RS,Muldoon, OT,Gallagher, S,Fortune, DG
(2015) Affiliative and "self-as-doer" identities: Relationships between social identity, social support, and emotional status amongst survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI)
In Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; pp. 555-573
DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2014.993658

2014

Schools-Based Interventions for Reducing Stigmatization of Acquired Brain Injury: The Role of Interpersonal Contact and Visible Impairment
Irwin, LG,Fortune, DG
(2014) Schools-Based Interventions for Reducing Stigmatization of Acquired Brain Injury: The Role of Interpersonal Contact and Visible Impairment
In Archives Of Clinical Neuropsychology; pp. 194-205
DOI: DOI 10.1093/arclin/act118

2014

Acquired brain injury: combining social psychological and neuropsychological perspectives
Walsh, RS,Fortune, DG,Gallagher, S,Muldoon, OT
(2014) Acquired brain injury: combining social psychological and neuropsychological perspectives
In Health Psychology Review; pp. 458-472
DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2012.733914

2013

Post-traumatic growth, illness perceptions and coping in people with acquired brain injury
Rogan, C,Fortune, DG,Prentice, G
(2013) Post-traumatic growth, illness perceptions and coping in people with acquired brain injury
In Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; pp. 639-657
DOI: DOI 10.1080/09602011.2013.799076

Other Publications

2016

Editorial: Better Together: A Joined-Up Psychological Approach to Health, Well-Being, and Rehabilitation
Fortune, DG,Kinsella, EL,Muldoon, OM
(2016) Editorial: Better Together: A Joined-Up Psychological Approach to Health, Well-Being, and Rehabilitation
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00974

2014

Risk Factors for Psychosis Secondary to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Systematic Review
Irwin, LG,Fortune, DG
(2014) Risk Factors for Psychosis Secondary to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Systematic Review
In Journal Of Neuropsychiatry And Clinical Neurosciences; pp. 5-23

2014

Different identities, different correlates: Stigmatized identity, survivor identity, anxiety and depression following acquired brain injury
Walsh, RS,Fortune, DG,Gallagher, S,Muldoon, OT
(2014) Different identities, different correlates: Stigmatized identity, survivor identity, anxiety and depression following acquired brain injury
In Brain Injury; pp. 666-667

2014

Active and affiliative identities: A mediation model investigating relationships between identity, social support and psychological well-being amongst survivors of brain injury and the general population
Walsh, RS,Fortune, DG,Muldoon, OT,Gallagher, S
(2014) Active and affiliative identities: A mediation model investigating relationships between identity, social support and psychological well-being amongst survivors of brain injury and the general population
In Brain Injury; pp. 666-666