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..


Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

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

' Reynolds, R., Rogers, D., Crawley, L. Richards, H.L. & Fortune, D.G. (2022) Glass ceilings, sticky floors and sideways sexism as barriers to equality in clinical psychology: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis.. Professional Psychology-Research And Practice

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2022

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

' Slattery E., O'Callaghan, E; Ryan, P., Fortune, D.G., McAvinue, L. (2022) Popular interventions to enhance sustained attention in children and adolescents: A critical systematic review . Neuroscience And Biobehavioral Reviews

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2021

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

Najt,P., Richards,HL., Fortune DG (2021) Brain Imaging in Patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review.. Brain Behavior And Immunity

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2021

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

Fortune, D. G., Richards, H. L., Wormald, A., Connor, K. O., McKiernan, M., Najt, P., ... & Eustace, J. (2021) An investigation of psychological responses to COVID-19 in Irish healthcare workers: longitudinal quantitative and nested qualitative study. Hrb Open Research

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2021

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

Burke, J;Fitzhenry, M;Houghton, S;Fortune, DG (2021) Breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma: Evaluating the impact of parental adverse childhood experiences on parenting group outcomes using a mixed-methods approach. OXFORD : PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD Children And Youth Services Review

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2021

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

Burke, J., Fitzhenry, M., Houghton, S., & Fortune, D. G. (2021) Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma: Evaluating The Impact of Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences on Parenting Group Outcomes Using A Mixed-Methods approach. . Children And Youth Services Review

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2021

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

Richards, H. L., Sweeney, P., Corscadden, R., Carr, C., Rukundo, A., Fitzgerald, J., ... & Fortune, D.G. (2021) 'Picture this'-Patients' Drawings of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Novel Method to Help Understand How Patients Perceive Their Condition. British J. Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery :149-159

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2021

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

Slattery, Ryan, Fortune,, & McAvinue (2021) Contributions of working memory and sustained attention to children's reading achievement: A commonality analysis approach. Cognitive Development

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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. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

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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. Journal Of Sleep Research

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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. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

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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. Neurorehabilitation :11-24

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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. Biomed Research International

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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. International Journal Of Rehabilitation Research :234-239

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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. British journal of health psychology :224-243

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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. Frontiers in psychology

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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. Archives Of Clinical Neuropsychology :194-205

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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. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation :639-657

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