Biography

Prof. Dónal G. Fortune is the Full 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..


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Peer Reviewed Journals

Brain Imaging in Patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review.

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2021
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Glass ceilings, sticky floors and sideways sexism as barriers to equality in clinical psychology: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis.

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2022
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Exploding head syndrome, chronotype, parasomnias and mental health in young adults

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2020
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Assessing Cognitive Estimation and Its Effects on Community Integration in People with Acquired Brain Injury Undergoing Rehabilitation

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2017
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Schools-Based Interventions for Reducing Stigmatization of Acquired Brain Injury: The Role of Interpersonal Contact and Visible Impairment

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2014
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Contributions of working memory and sustained attention to children's reading achievement: A commonality analysis approach

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2021
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The man who used to shrug - one man's lived experience of TBI

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2020
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Collective influences on individual functioning: Multiple group memberships, self-regulation, and depression after acquired brain injury

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2020
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Breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma: Evaluating the impact of parental adverse childhood experiences on parenting group outcomes using a mixed-methods approach

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2021
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Facilitating a return to productive roles following acquired brain injury: The impact of pre-injury work level, current abilities, and neuropsychological performance

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2020
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Changes in aspects of social functioning depend upon prior changes in neurodisability in people with acquired brain injury undergoing post-acute neurorehabilitation

Prof. Donal Fortune
2015
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Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma: Evaluating The Impact of Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences on Parenting Group Outcomes Using A Mixed-Methods approach.

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2021
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Post-traumatic growth, illness perceptions and coping in people with acquired brain injury

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2013
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A structured multicomponent group programme for carers of people with acquired brain injury: Effects on perceived criticism, strain, and psychological distress

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2016
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Cognitive reserve and preinjury educational attainment: effects on outcome of community-based rehabilitation for longer-term individuals with acquired brain injury

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2016
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An investigation of psychological responses to COVID-19 in Irish healthcare workers: longitudinal quantitative and nested qualitative study

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2021
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Popular interventions to enhance sustained attention in children and adolescents: A critical systematic review

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2022
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'Picture this'-Patients' Drawings of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Novel Method to Help Understand How Patients Perceive Their Condition

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2021
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