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Dr. James Green

BA (Hons) PhD


I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer with the School of Allied Health, University of Limerick. I use insights from psychology to explore health related behaviours and communication.

Previously I spent 12 years teaching communication skills and health behaviour change at the University of Otago, New Zealand. I retain an interest in social pharmacy research, interprofessional education, communication between health professionals, adherence to medicines, and understanding how people respond to symptoms in everyday life. Despite a strong quantitative background, I also use qualitative and mixed methods in my research, much of which has been culturally located, looking at experiences of ethnic minorities or in low and middle income countries.

Teaching Interests

  • Health behaviour change
  • Health communication
  • Lay perceptions of illness
  • Research methods (mostly quantitative)

Professional Activities


  • 2018 Member, Society for Improving Psychological Science
  • 2015 Member, European Association on Communication in Healthcare
  • 2009 Member, European Health Psychology Society
  • 2006 Member, Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association
  • 1999 Member, Linguistics Society of New Zealand


  • Education and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee,