Biography

Associate Professor in Health Psychology. Stephen Gallagher is a health psychologist and a Professor in the Psychology Department here in UL and has been here since August 2010. My main research interests focus on the impact of stress on health and well-being (see google scholar). I am particularly interested in the impact of psychosocial factors on health via interactions between the neuroendocrine and immune systems. My current research is looking at the psychological and social factors that are associated with caregiver health as well as those experiencing unemployment, both of who are under chronic stress. We are also involved with designing and delivery of number interventions (e.g. stress management, positive psychology, and physical activity) to improve health and well-being for carers, the general population as well those with chronic illnesses. I am also using laboratory-based research to examine the buffering role of social support on cardiovascular reactivity and immunity. I am also a member of the Centre for Social Issues Research and the Health Research Institute and Director of the Study of Anxiety, Stress & Health Laboratory here in UL, www.sashlab.com. Stephen has published extensively in the areas described above, with national and international research teams and his research has been funded by the Irish Research Council, Health Research Board, and Research Institutes in the USA. He would be interested in supervising Postdoctoral or PhD projects in some of the areas described above. Please send an e-mail to Stephen for possible opportunities.

Research Interests

My main research interests are on stress and health, with a particular focus on how stress gets inside the body via biobehavioural pathways including immune, hormonal and cardiovascular biomarkers. In terms of stress, I use a variety of paradigms including life events stress (e.g. bereavement), chronic (e.g, caregiving, unemployment and long-term conditions) and acute stress (e.g,. exams and maths tasks) as well as conduct both observational and experimental studies including psychosocial and positive psychology interventions. My lab group (sashlab.com) and our health and psychophysiology laboratory have two experimental testing rooms and a wet-lab. These are equipped with full cardiovascular monitoring equipment with several Dinamaps, and a Finometer Pro which allows for beat-to-beat continuous hemodynamic monitoring. The labs also have plate readers, incubators, centrifuge and the capability to assess a range of hormonal and immune biomarkers and we tend to look at cortisol, DHEA, and secretory immunoglobulin A. Some of the projects I am currently involved with include examining the biological correlates of caregiving and unemployment as well as the stress of bullying in the workplace; other projects are looking at how loneliness and social relationships affect our health via cardiovascular and hormonal interactions. While our interventions focus on improving social relations via gratitude and benefit finding with other studies investigating health behaviour interventions to those managing and living with long-terms conditions (e.g, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis). In terms of collaborations, my group has several local (UL), and national (NUI-G, UCC, MIC, UCD), and international projects (UK, US) that are on-going and we would be keen to develop other collaborations if they fit with our agenda. Thus, feel free to get in touch with me if you think we have shared interests.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2010 Affilation and support for psychologists in Ireland, Psychological Society of Ireland
  • 2005 Support and network for Health Psychologists, Division of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society, UK
  • 2003 Professional body for psycholgist, British Psychological Society, UK

Award

  • - Ratcliffe Prize, 2009,
  • - Deanery Prize Winner

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

State, but not trait gratitude is associated with cardiovascular responses to acute psychological stress

Gallagher S.;Solano A.C.;Liporace M.F. (2020) State, but not trait gratitude is associated with cardiovascular responses to acute psychological stress. Physiology & behavior

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2020

Cardiovascular stress reactions in recent- and long-retired rugby players when watching a game

Howard S.;Fitzgerald G.;Gallagher S. (2020) Cardiovascular stress reactions in recent- and long-retired rugby players when watching a game. Physiology & behavior

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2020

Type D personality and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress: The mediating effects of social support and negative social relationships

O’Riordan A.;Howard S.;Brown E.;Gallagher S. (2020) Type D personality and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress: The mediating effects of social support and negative social relationships. Psychophysiology

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2020

Personality, cardiovascular, and cortisol reactions to acute psychological stress in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study

Coyle D.;Howard S.;Bibbey A.;Gallagher S.;Whittaker A.;Creaven A. (2020) Personality, cardiovascular, and cortisol reactions to acute psychological stress in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study. International Journal Of Psychophysiology :67-74

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2020

Type D personality and life event stress: the mediating effects of social support and negative social relationships

O’Riordan A.;Howard S.;Gallagher S. (2020) Type D personality and life event stress: the mediating effects of social support and negative social relationships. Anxiety Stress And Coping

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2020

Stressful life events and adolescent well-being: The role of parent and peer relationships

McMahon G.;Creaven A.;Gallagher S. (2020) Stressful life events and adolescent well-being: The role of parent and peer relationships. Stress And Health

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2020

Building Resources in Caregivers: Feasibility of a Brief Writing Intervention to Increase Benefit Finding in Caregivers

Gallagher S.;O’Sullivan L.;Hughes Z.;O’Connell B. (2020) Building Resources in Caregivers: Feasibility of a Brief Writing Intervention to Increase Benefit Finding in Caregivers. Applied Psychology-Health And Well Being

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2020

How to improve recruitment, sustainability and scalability in physical activity programmes for adults aged 50 years and older: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives.

O'Regan A;García Bengoechea E;Clifford AM;Casey M;Gallagher S;Glynn L;Doyle C;Woods C; (2020) How to improve recruitment, sustainability and scalability in physical activity programmes for adults aged 50 years and older: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives.. Plos One

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2020

Social support, social participation, and cardiovascular reactivity to stress in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study

Creaven A.M.;Higgins N.M.;Ginty A.T.;Gallagher S. (2020) Social support, social participation, and cardiovascular reactivity to stress in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study. Biological psychology

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2019

An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.

O'Regan A;Glynn L;Garcia Bengoechea E;Casey M;Clifford A;Donnelly A;Murphy AW;Gallagher S;Gillespie P;Newell J;Harkin M;Macken P;Sweeney J;Foley-Walsh M;Quinn G;Ng K;O'Sullivan N;Balfry G;Woods C; (2019) An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.. Pilot And Feasibility Studies

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2019

Loneliness, living alone, and all-cause mortality: The role of emotional and social loneliness in the elderly during 19 years of follow-up

O'Súilleabháin P.;Gallagher S.;Steptoe A. (2019) Loneliness, living alone, and all-cause mortality: The role of emotional and social loneliness in the elderly during 19 years of follow-up. Psychosomatic medicine :521-526

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2019

Perceived social support mediates the association between attachment and cardiovascular reactivity in young adults

McMahon G.;Creaven A.;Gallagher S. (2019) Perceived social support mediates the association between attachment and cardiovascular reactivity in young adults. Psychophysiology

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2019

Loneliness and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress in younger adults

Brown, EG;Creaven, AM;Gallagher, S (2019) Loneliness and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress in younger adults. AMSTERDAM : ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV International Journal Of Psychophysiology :121-125

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2019

Social Context and Sex Moderate the Association Between Type D Personality and Cardiovascular Reactivity

Riordan A.;Howard S.;Gallagher S. (2019) Social Context and Sex Moderate the Association Between Type D Personality and Cardiovascular Reactivity. Applied Psychophysiology And Biofeedback

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2019

The effects of exercise interventions on health and fitness of firefighters: A meta-analysis.

Andrews KL;Gallagher S;Herring MP; (2019) The effects of exercise interventions on health and fitness of firefighters: A meta-analysis.. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine And Science In Sports

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2019

Loneliness, living alone, and all-cause mortality: The role of emotional and social loneliness in the elderly during 19 years of follow-up

O'Súilleabháin, P.S., Gallagher, S., & Steptoe, A. (2019) Loneliness, living alone, and all-cause mortality: The role of emotional and social loneliness in the elderly during 19 years of follow-up. Psychosomatic Medicine :521-526

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2019

Unemployment, employment precarity, and inflammation

Sumner R.;Bennett R.;Creaven A.;Gallagher S. (2019) Unemployment, employment precarity, and inflammation. Brain, behavior, and immunity

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2018

Prior depressive symptoms and persistent child problem behaviours predict future depression in parents of children with developmental disabilities: The growing up in Ireland cohort study

Gallagher, S;Pilch, M;Hannigan, A (2018) Prior depressive symptoms and persistent child problem behaviours predict future depression in parents of children with developmental disabilities: The growing up in Ireland cohort study. OXFORD : PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD Research in developmental disabilities :170-179

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2018

Evaluating personality as a moderator of the association between life events stress and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress

Gallagher, S;O'Riordan, A;McMahon, G;Creaven, AM (2018) Evaluating personality as a moderator of the association between life events stress and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress. AMSTERDAM : ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV International Journal Of Psychophysiology :52-59

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2018

Sources of Variability in Physical Activity Among Inactive People with Multiple Sclerosis

Uszynski, MK,Herring, MP,Casey, B,Hayes, S,Gallagher, S,Motl, RW,Coote, S (2018) Sources of Variability in Physical Activity Among Inactive People with Multiple Sclerosis. International journal of behavioral medicine :259-264

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2018

Examining Psychosocial Pathways Underlying Gratitude Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

O'Connell, B. H., O'Shea, D. & Gallagher, S. (2018) Examining Psychosocial Pathways Underlying Gratitude Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial. . Journal Of Happiness Studies :2421-2444

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2018

Do Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Moderate the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity in People With Multiple Sclerosis?

Casey, B,Uszynski, M,Hayes, S,Motl, R,Gallagher, S,Coote, S (2018) Do Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Moderate the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity in People With Multiple Sclerosis?. Rehabilitation Psychology :104-110

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2018

Social cognitive theory correlates of physical activity in inactive adults with multiple sclerosis

Uszynski M.;Casey B.;Hayes S.;Gallagher S.;Purtill H.;Motl R.;Coote S. (2018) Social cognitive theory correlates of physical activity in inactive adults with multiple sclerosis. International Journal Of Ms Care :129-135

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2017

Unemployment as a chronic stressor: A systematic review of cortisol studies

Sumner R.;Gallagher S. (2017) Unemployment as a chronic stressor: A systematic review of cortisol studies. Psychology & Health :289-311

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2017

Randomised controlled pilot trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the Step it Up study

Hayes, S,Uszynski, MK,Motl, RW,Gallagher, S,Larkin, A,Newell, J,Scarrott, C,Coote, S (2017) Randomised controlled pilot trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the Step it Up study. BMJ open

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2017

Developing a recovery college: a preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs

Kelly, Joy, Gallagher, Stephen, McMahon, Jennifer (2017) Developing a recovery college: a preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs. Journal Of Mental Health :150-155

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2017

Community-based intervention to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis (CIPPA-RA): a study protocol for a pilot randomised control trial

Larkin, L,Gallagher, S,Fraser, A,Kennedy, N (2017) Community-based intervention to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis (CIPPA-RA): a study protocol for a pilot randomised control trial. Rheumatology international :2095-2103

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2017

Feeling Thanks and Saying Thanks: A Randomized Controlled Trial Examining If and How Socially Oriented Gratitude Journals Work

O'Connell, BH,O'Shea, D,Gallagher, S (2017) Feeling Thanks and Saying Thanks: A Randomized Controlled Trial Examining If and How Socially Oriented Gratitude Journals Work. Journal of clinical psychology :1280-1300

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2017

Optimism and benefit finding in parents of children with developmental disabilities:. The role of positive reappraisal and social support

Slattery, E,McMahon, J,Gallagher, S (2017) Optimism and benefit finding in parents of children with developmental disabilities:. The role of positive reappraisal and social support. Research in developmental disabilities :12-22

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2017

Parents' concerns about future pregnancy after stillbirth: a qualitative study

Meaney, S,Everard, CM,Gallagher, S,O'Donoghue, K (2017) Parents' concerns about future pregnancy after stillbirth: a qualitative study. Health Expectations :555-562

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2017

"It might hurt, but still it's good': People with rheumatoid arthritis beliefs and expectations about physical activity interventions

Larkin, L,Kennedy, N,Fraser, A,Gallagher, S (2017) "It might hurt, but still it's good': People with rheumatoid arthritis beliefs and expectations about physical activity interventions. Journal of health psychology :1678-1690

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2017

Feeling thanks and saying thanks: A randomized controlled trial examining if and how socially-oriented gratitude journals work.

O'Connell, B. H., Gallagher, S. & O'Shea, D. (2017) Feeling thanks and saying thanks: A randomized controlled trial examining if and how socially-oriented gratitude journals work. . Journal Of Clinical Psychology :1280-1300

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2017

Developing a recovery college: a preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs

Kelly, J,Gallagher, S,McMahon, J (2017) Developing a recovery college: a preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs. Journal Of Mental Health :150-155

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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. Frontiers in psychology

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2017

Optimism and benefit finding in parents of children with developmental disabilities: The role of positive reappraisal and social support

Slattery, Eadaoin,McMahon, Jennifer,Gallagher, Stephen (2017) Optimism and benefit finding in parents of children with developmental disabilities: The role of positive reappraisal and social support. Res Dev Disabilres Dev Disabil :12-22

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2017

If a joint is hot it's not the time: health professionals' views on developing an intervention to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis

Larkin, L,Gallagher, S,Fraser, A,Kennedy, N (2017) If a joint is hot it's not the time: health professionals' views on developing an intervention to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis. Disability And Rehabilitation :1106-1113

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2017

'if a joint is hot it's not the time': Health professionals' views on developing physical activity interventions for people who have rheumatoid arthritis

Larkin L., Gallagher S., Fraser A., Kennedy N. (2017) 'if a joint is hot it's not the time': Health professionals' views on developing physical activity interventions for people who have rheumatoid arthritis. Disability And Rehabilitation :1106-1113

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2017

Effect of exercising at minimum recommendations of the multiple sclerosis exercise guideline combined with structured education or attention control education - secondary results of the step it up randomised controlled trial

Coote, S,Uszynski, M,Herring, MP,Hayes, S,Scarrott, C,Newell, J,Gallagher, S,Larkin, A,Motl, RW (2017) Effect of exercising at minimum recommendations of the multiple sclerosis exercise guideline combined with structured education or attention control education - secondary results of the step it up randomised controlled trial. BMC neurology

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2016

Unemployment is associated with lower cortisol awakening and blunted dehydroepiandrosterone responses

Gallagher, S,Sumner, RC,Muldoon, OT,Creaven, AM,Hannigan, A (2016) Unemployment is associated with lower cortisol awakening and blunted dehydroepiandrosterone responses. Psychoneuroendocrinology :41-49

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2016

Developing a recovery college: A preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs

Kelly, J., Gallagher, S. & McMahon J. (2016) Developing a recovery college: A preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs. Journal Of Mental Health

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2016

Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: a randomised controlled trial

O'Connell, BH,O'Shea, D,Gallagher, S (2016) Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Positive Psychology :149-162

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2016

A Commentary on 'Positive Psychology Interventions for Patients With Heart Disease: A Preliminary Randomized Trial'

Creaven, A-M., O'Connell, B.H., & Gallagher, S. (2016) A Commentary on 'Positive Psychology Interventions for Patients With Heart Disease: A Preliminary Randomized Trial'. Psychosomatics

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2016

Mediating effects of loneliness on the gratitude-health link.

O'Connell, B. H., Gallagher, S. & O'Shea, D. (2016) Mediating effects of loneliness on the gratitude-health link.. Personality And Individual Differences

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2016

Relationship between self-efficacy, beliefs, and physical activity in inflammatory arthritis.

Larkin, L., Gallagher, S, Fraser, A, Kennedy, N. (2016) Relationship between self-efficacy, beliefs, and physical activity in inflammatory arthritis. . Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal

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2016

Social support mediates the association between benefit finding and quality of life in caregivers

Brand, C,Barry, L,Gallagher, S (2016) Social support mediates the association between benefit finding and quality of life in caregivers. Journal of health psychology :1126-1136

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2016

Relationship between self-efficacy, beliefs, and physical activity in inflammatory arthritis

Larkin, L,Gallagher, S,Fraser, AD,Kennedy, N (2016) Relationship between self-efficacy, beliefs, and physical activity in inflammatory arthritis. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal :33-40

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2016

Randomized controlled trials in WOHP interventions: A review and guidelines for use

O'Shea, D., O'Connell, B. H. & Gallagher, S. (2016) Randomized controlled trials in WOHP interventions: A review and guidelines for use. Applied Psychology-An International Review-Psychologie Appliquee-Revue Internationale :190-222

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2016

It might hurt, but still it's good': people who have rheumatoid arthritis beliefs and expectations about physical activity interventions

Larkin L., Kennedy N., Fraser A., Gallagher S. (2016) It might hurt, but still it's good': people who have rheumatoid arthritis beliefs and expectations about physical activity interventions. Journal Of Health Psychology

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2016

Mediating effects of loneliness on the gratitude-health link

O'Connell, BH,O'Shea, D,Gallagher, S (2016) Mediating effects of loneliness on the gratitude-health link. Personality And Individual Differences :179-183

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2015

A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol

Coote, S,Gallagher, S,Msetfi, R,Larkin, A,Newell, J,Motl, RW,Hayes, S (2015) A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol. BMC neurology

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2015

The impact of anticipated stigma on psychological and physical health problems in the unemployed group

O'Donnell, AT,Corrigan, F,Gallagher, S (2015) The impact of anticipated stigma on psychological and physical health problems in the unemployed group. Frontiers in psychology

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2015

'Soft and fluffy': Medical students' attitudes towards psychology in medical education

Gallagher, S., Wallace, S., Nathan, Y., McGrath, D. (2015) 'Soft and fluffy': Medical students' attitudes towards psychology in medical education. Journal of Health Psychology :91-101

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2015

Promoting physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a narrative review of behaviour change theories

Larkin, L,Kennedy, N,Gallagher, S (2015) Promoting physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a narrative review of behaviour change theories. Disability And Rehabilitation :2359-2366

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2015

How Does Bereavement Get Under the Skin? The Effects of Late-Life Spousal Loss on Cortisol Levels

Richardson, VE,Bennett, KM,Carr, D,Gallagher, S,Kim, J,Fields, N (2015) How Does Bereavement Get Under the Skin? The Effects of Late-Life Spousal Loss on Cortisol Levels. Journals Of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences And Social Sciences :341-347

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2015

Behaviour change interventions to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review

Larkin L., Gallagher S., Cramp F., Brand C., Fraser A., Kennedy N (2015) Behaviour change interventions to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology International :1631-1640

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2015

A Cluster Analysis of Reported Sleeping Patterns of 9-Month Old Infants and the Association with Maternal Health: Results from a Population Based Cohort Study

Hughes, A,Gallagher, S,Hannigan, A (2015) A Cluster Analysis of Reported Sleeping Patterns of 9-Month Old Infants and the Association with Maternal Health: Results from a Population Based Cohort Study. Maternal And Child Health Journal :1881-1889

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2015

The Association Between Spirituality and Depression in Parents Caring for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Social Support and/or Last Resort

Gallagher, S,Phillips, AC,Lee, H,Carroll, D (2015) The Association Between Spirituality and Depression in Parents Caring for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Social Support and/or Last Resort. Journal of religion and health :358-370

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2015

Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: A randomized controlled trial.

O'Connell, B., O'Shea, D. & Gallagher, S. (2015) Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: A randomized controlled trial.. Journal of Positive Psychology

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2015

Child problem behaviours are associated with obesity in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities

Gallagher, S,Hannigan, A (2015) Child problem behaviours are associated with obesity in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities. Research in developmental disabilities :358-365

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2015

Differential hemodynamic effects during the provision of active and passive support in the laboratory

Gallagher, S,Howard, S,Heffernan, M (2015) Differential hemodynamic effects during the provision of active and passive support in the laboratory. Psychology & Health :1088-1102

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2015

Parental decision making around perinatal autopsy: a qualitative investigation

Meaney, S,Gallagher, S,Lutomski, JE,O'Donoghue, K (2015) Parental decision making around perinatal autopsy: a qualitative investigation. Health Expectations :3160-3171

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2015

'Soft and fluffy': Medical students' attitudes towards psychology in medical education

Gallagher, S,Wallace, S,Nathan, Y,McGrath, D (2015) 'Soft and fluffy': Medical students' attitudes towards psychology in medical education. Journal of health psychology :91-101

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2015

Anticytomegalovirus antibody titres are not associated with caregiving burden in younger caregivers

Vitlic, A,Phillips, AC,Gallagher, S,Oliver, C,Lord, JM,Moss, P (2015) Anticytomegalovirus antibody titres are not associated with caregiving burden in younger caregivers. British journal of health psychology :68-84

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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). Neuropsychological Rehabilitation :555-573

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2015

A randomised controlled trial of benefit finding in caregivers: The Building Resources in Caregivers Study Protocol

Brand C.;O’Connell B.;Gallagher S. (2015) A randomised controlled trial of benefit finding in caregivers: The Building Resources in Caregivers Study Protocol. Health Psychology Open

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2015

The influence of self-esteem and social support on the relationship between stigma and depressive symptomology in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities

Cantwell, J,Muldoon, O,Gallagher, S (2015) The influence of self-esteem and social support on the relationship between stigma and depressive symptomology in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities. Journal Of Intellectual Disability Research :948-957

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2015

Promoting physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A narrative review of behaviour change theories

Larkin, L., Kennedy, N., Gallagher, S (2015) Promoting physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A narrative review of behaviour change theories. Disability And Rehabilitation :2359-2366

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2014

Happy but unhealthy: The relationship between social ties and health in an emerging network

Howell, JL,Koudenburg, N,Loschelder, DD,Weston, D,Fransen, K,De Dominicis, S,Gallagher, S,Haslam, SA (2014) Happy but unhealthy: The relationship between social ties and health in an emerging network. European Journal Of Social Psychology :612-621

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2014

Social support and mastery influence the association between stress and poor physical health in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities

Cantwell, J,Muldoon, OT,Gallagher, S (2014) Social support and mastery influence the association between stress and poor physical health in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities. Research in developmental disabilities :2215-2223

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2014

Depression and chronic health conditions in parents of children with and without developmental disabilities: The growing up in Ireland cohort study

Gallagher, S,Hannigan, A (2014) Depression and chronic health conditions in parents of children with and without developmental disabilities: The growing up in Ireland cohort study. Research in developmental disabilities :448-454

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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. Health Psychology Review :458-472

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2014

Social identity influences stress appraisals and cardiovascular reactions to acute stress exposure

Gallagher, S,Meaney, S,Muldoon, OT (2014) Social identity influences stress appraisals and cardiovascular reactions to acute stress exposure. British journal of health psychology :566-579

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2013

A commentary on 'The effects of identification with a support group on the mental health of people with multiple sclerosis'

Gallagher, S,O'Donnell, AT,Minescu, A,Muldoon, OT (2013) A commentary on 'The effects of identification with a support group on the mental health of people with multiple sclerosis'. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research :294-294

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2013

A commentary on ‘The effects of identification with a support group on the mental health of people with multiple sclerosis

Stephen Gallagher, Aisling T. O' Donnell, Anca Minescu and Orla T. Muldoon (2013) A commentary on ‘The effects of identification with a support group on the mental health of people with multiple sclerosis. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research :294-295

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2013

How Does Bereavement Get Under the Skin? The Effects of Late-Life Spousal Loss on Cortisol Levels.

Richardson VE, Bennett KM, Carr D, Gallagher S, Kim J, Fields N (2013) How Does Bereavement Get Under the Skin? The Effects of Late-Life Spousal Loss on Cortisol Levels.. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences

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2013

'Happy and a bit Nervous': the experiences of children with autism in physical education

Healy, S,Msetfi, R,Gallagher, S (2013) 'Happy and a bit Nervous': the experiences of children with autism in physical education. British Journal Of Learning Disabilities :222-228

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2013

The association between stress and physical health in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities is moderated by children's challenging behaviours

Gallagher, S,Whiteley, J (2013) The association between stress and physical health in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities is moderated by children's challenging behaviours. Journal Of Health Psychology :1220-1231

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2012

Experiences of adolescent participation in community-based workshops designed to improve psychosocial skills: What are the key benefits?

Gallagher, S., Randall, J., Punnett, G., Li, E., Buckley, E., & Grogan, S. (2012) Experiences of adolescent participation in community-based workshops designed to improve psychosocial skills: What are the key benefits? . Community, Work And Family

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2012

Social support is associated with blood pressure responses in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities

Gallagher, S,Whiteley, J (2012) Social support is associated with blood pressure responses in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities. Research in developmental disabilities :2099-2105

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2010

Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities.

Gallagher S, Phillips AC, Carroll D (2010) Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities.. Journal of pediatric psychology :728-737

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2010

Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research.

Burns VE, Gallagher S (2010) Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research.. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews :122-126

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2009

Caregiving for children with developmental disabilities is associated with a poor antibody response to influenza vaccination.

Gallagher S, Phillips AC, Drayson MT, Carroll D (2009) Caregiving for children with developmental disabilities is associated with a poor antibody response to influenza vaccination.. Psychosomatic medicine :341-344

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2009

Social support, social intimacy, and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress.

Phillips AC, Gallagher S, Carroll D (2009) Social support, social intimacy, and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress.. Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine :38-45

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2009

Symptoms of depression in non-routine caregivers: the role of caregiver strain and burden.

Phillips AC, Gallagher S, Hunt K, Der G, Carroll D (2009) Symptoms of depression in non-routine caregivers: the role of caregiver strain and burden.. The British journal of clinical psychology / the British Psychological Society :335-346

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2009

Parental caregivers of children with developmental disabilities mount a poor antibody response to pneumococcal vaccination.

Gallagher, S; Phillips, AC; Drayson, MT; Carroll, D (2009) Parental caregivers of children with developmental disabilities mount a poor antibody response to pneumococcal vaccination.. Brain Behav. Immun. :338-346

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2008

Preliminary evidence that morning vaccination is associated with an enhanced antibody response in men.

Phillips AC, Gallagher S, Carroll D, Drayson M (2008) Preliminary evidence that morning vaccination is associated with an enhanced antibody response in men.. Psychophysiology :663-666

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2008

Caregiving is associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva.

Gallagher, S; Phillips, AC; Evans, P; Der, G; Hunt, K; Carroll, D (2008) Caregiving is associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva.. Brain Behav. Immun. :565-572

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2008

Psychosocial factors are associated with the antibody response to both thymus-dependent and thymus-independent vaccines.

Gallagher S, Phillips AC, Ferraro AJ, Drayson MT, Carroll D (2008) Psychosocial factors are associated with the antibody response to both thymus-dependent and thymus-independent vaccines.. Brain, behavior, and immunity :456-460

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2008

Social support is positively associated with the immunoglobulin M response to vaccination with pneumococcal polysaccharides.

Gallagher S, Phillips AC, Ferraro AJ, Drayson MT, Carroll D (2008) Social support is positively associated with the immunoglobulin M response to vaccination with pneumococcal polysaccharides.. Biological psychology :211-215

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2008

Predictors of psychological morbidity in parents of children with intellectual disabilities.

Gallagher S, Phillips AC, Oliver C, Carroll D (2008) Predictors of psychological morbidity in parents of children with intellectual disabilities.. Journal of pediatric psychology :1129-1136

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2006

A comparison of acute and long-term health-care personnel's attitudes towards older adults.

Gallagher S, Bennett KM, Halford JC (2006) A comparison of acute and long-term health-care personnel's attitudes towards older adults.. International journal of nursing practice :273-279

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2006

Determinants of older adults' intentions to vaccinate against influenza: a theoretical application.

Gallagher S, Povey R (2006) Determinants of older adults' intentions to vaccinate against influenza: a theoretical application.. Journal of public health (Oxford, England) :139-144

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Books

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Book Chapters

2012

Religion/Spirituality

Gallagher, Stephen and Tierney Warren (2012) Religion/Spirituality. New York : Springer Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

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2012

Religiousness/Religiosity

Gallagher, Stephen and Warren Tierney (2012) Religiousness/Religiosity. New York : Springer Encyclopedia of behavioral medicine

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2012

Spirituality

Gallagher, S & Tierney, W (2012) Spirituality. United States : Springer Publishing Encyclopedia of Behavioural Medicine

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

2020

Personality Pathways to Mortality: Interleukin-6 Links Conscientiousness to Mortality Risk

O'Súilleabháin, P.S., Turiano, N.A., Gerstorf, D., Luchetti, M., Gallagher, S., Sesker, A.A., Terracciano, A., & Sutin, A.R. (2020) Personality Pathways to Mortality: Interleukin-6 Links Conscientiousness to Mortality Risk. PsyArXiv

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2016

Relationship between, Self-Efficacy, Beliefs, and Physical Activity in Inflammatory Arthritis

Larkin L., Gallagher S., Fraser A., Kennedy N. (2016) Relationship between, Self-Efficacy, Beliefs, and Physical Activity in Inflammatory Arthritis. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal :33-40

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2015

Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: A randomised controlled trial.

O'Connell, B. H., O'Shea, D. & Gallagher, S (2015) Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: A randomised controlled trial. . KBS Research Bulletin

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2014

The role of positive social interactions in improving wellbeing: A randomised controlled pilot trial.

O'Connell, B. H., O'Shea, D. & Gallagher, S. (2014) The role of positive social interactions in improving wellbeing: A randomised controlled pilot trial. . European Health Psychologist

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Conference Publications

2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health

Woods, C;O'Regan, A;Glynn, L;Casey, M;Clifford, A;Donnelly, A;Murphy, AW;Gallagher, S;Coote, S;Gillespie, P;Harkin, M;Macken, P;Sweeney, J;Foley-Walsh, M;Quinn, G;Ng, K;O'Sullivan, N;Garcia, E (2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health. :133-134

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2016

13th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine (PHM) Conference

Slattery E., Ryan L., McMahon J. & Gallagher S (2016) 13th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine (PHM) Conference.

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2016

13th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, (PHM)

Ryan L., Slattery E., McMahon J. & Gallagher S (2016) 13th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, (PHM).

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2016

European League Against Rheumatism

Larkin, L., Kennedy, N., Fraser, A., Gallagher, S. (2016) European League Against Rheumatism.

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2016

European League Against Rheumatism

Larkin, L., Kennedy, N., Fraser, A., Gallagher, S. (2016) European League Against Rheumatism.

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2015

17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology

MacIntyre. T., O'Shea, D. Butler, C., MacIntyre, D., O'Brien, M., Igou, E., Gallagher, S., Creaven, A. M., DeLooze, C., Kenny, G. (2015) 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

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2010

BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference,

Gallagher, S. Whiteley, J., Shandley, L., Dixon, K & Lee, H.A.N (2010) BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference,.

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2010

BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference

Whiteley, J., Shandley, L., Sheffield, D., & Gallagher, S. (2010) BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference.

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2010

BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference

Bould, K & Gallagher, S. (2010) BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference.

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2010

BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference,

Massey, A., Sheffield, D & Gallagher, S. (2010) BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference,.

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

2010

Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research. Burns VE, Gallagher S. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Sep;35(1):122-6

Burns, V; Gallagher, S (2010) Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research. Burns VE, Gallagher S. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Sep;35(1):122-6. :122-126

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Other Publications

2019

The effects of exercise interventions on health and fitness of firefighters: A meta-analysis

Andrews K.;Gallagher S.;Herring M. (2019) The effects of exercise interventions on health and fitness of firefighters: A meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine And Science In Sports

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2019

Caregiving alters immunity and stress hormones: a review of recent research

Whittaker A.;Gallagher S. (2019) Caregiving alters immunity and stress hormones: a review of recent research. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences :93-97

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2018

Exercise Effects On Health, Fitness, And Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Firefighters: A Meta-analysis

Andrews, KL;Gallagher, S;Herring, MP (2018) Exercise Effects On Health, Fitness, And Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Firefighters: A Meta-analysis. PHILADELPHIA : LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS Medicine and science in sports and exercise :486-486

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2018

Making the leap and finding your feet: A qualitative study of disclosure and social support in university students with type 1 diabetes

Habenicht A.;Gallagher S.;O’Keeffe M.;Creaven A. (2018) Making the leap and finding your feet: A qualitative study of disclosure and social support in university students with type 1 diabetes. Journal of health psychology

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2018

Changing Physical Activity Behavior in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Casey, B;Coote, S;Hayes, S;Gallagher, S (2018) Changing Physical Activity Behavior in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PHILADELPHIA : W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation :2059-2075

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2018

TYPE D PERSONALITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR REACTIVITY TO STRESSORS

Dillon, M;Gallagher, S (2018) TYPE D PERSONALITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR REACTIVITY TO STRESSORS. OXFORD : OXFORD UNIV PRESS Age and ageing

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2018

Loneliness and acute stress reactivity: A systematic review of psychophysiological studies

Brown, EG;Gallagher, S;Creaven, AM (2018) Loneliness and acute stress reactivity: A systematic review of psychophysiological studies. HOBOKEN : WILEY Psychophysiology

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2017

Psychological Antecedents and Consequences of Maximal Fitness Testing Among Firefighters

Andrews, KL,Carson, BP,Gallagher, S,Herring, MP (2017) Psychological Antecedents and Consequences of Maximal Fitness Testing Among Firefighters. Medicine and science in sports and exercise :855-855

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2017

LONELINESS, CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROENDOCRINE REACTIVITY TO ACUTE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Brown, EG,Creaven, AM,Gallagher, S (2017) LONELINESS, CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROENDOCRINE REACTIVITY TO ACUTE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Psychosomatic medicine :55-55

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2017

SOCIAL SUPPORT IN REAL LIFE IS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR RECOVERY FOLLOWING ACUTE STRESS EXPOSURE

Gallagher, S,Brown, E,McMahon, G,Creaven, AM (2017) SOCIAL SUPPORT IN REAL LIFE IS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR RECOVERY FOLLOWING ACUTE STRESS EXPOSURE. Psychosomatic medicine :43-43

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2017

ATTACHMENT, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

McMahon, GM,Gallagher, S,Brown, E,Creaven, AM (2017) ATTACHMENT, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH. Psychosomatic medicine :54-54

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2017

PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: DEVELOPING A THEORY-BASED BEHAVIOUR CHANGE INTERVENTION

Larkin, L,Fraser, A,Gallagher, S,Kennedy, N (2017) PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: DEVELOPING A THEORY-BASED BEHAVIOUR CHANGE INTERVENTION. Annals of the rheumatic diseases :1482-1483

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2017

A Commentary on "Positive Psychology Interventions for Patients With Heart Disease: A Preliminary Randomized Trial"

Creaven, AM;O'Connell, BH;Gallagher, S (2017) A Commentary on "Positive Psychology Interventions for Patients With Heart Disease: A Preliminary Randomized Trial". NEW YORK : ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC Psychosomatics :329-330

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2017

Effect of a 10-week MS exercise programme on muscle strength and aerobic capacity in inactive people with MS

Uszynski, MK,Hayes, S,Gallagher, S,Motl, RW,Coote, S (2017) Effect of a 10-week MS exercise programme on muscle strength and aerobic capacity in inactive people with MS. Multiple Sclerosis Journal :884-884

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2017

Unemployment as a chronic stressor: A systematic review of cortisol studies

Sumner, RC,Gallagher, S (2017) Unemployment as a chronic stressor: A systematic review of cortisol studies. Psychology & Health :289-311

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2016

Randomised Controlled Trials in WOHP Interventions: A Review and Guidelines for Use

O'Shea, D,O'Connell, BH,Gallagher, S (2016) Randomised Controlled Trials in WOHP Interventions: A Review and Guidelines for Use. Applied Psychology-An International Review-Psychologie Appliquee-Revue Internationale :190-222

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2016

"IT MIGHT HURT, BUT STILL IT'S GOOD": PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BELIEFS AND EXPECTATIONS ABOUT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS

Larkin, L,Kennedy, N,Fraser, A,Gallagher, S (2016) "IT MIGHT HURT, BUT STILL IT'S GOOD": PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BELIEFS AND EXPECTATIONS ABOUT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS. Annals of the rheumatic diseases :1283-1283

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2016

Energy expenditure in inactive adults with multiple sclerosis - social cognitive theory and symptom correlates

Uszynski, MK,Casey, B,Hayes, S,Gallagher, S,Motl, RW,Coote, S (2016) Energy expenditure in inactive adults with multiple sclerosis - social cognitive theory and symptom correlates. Multiple Sclerosis Journal :825-826

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2016

"IF A JOINT IS HOT IT'S NOT THE TIME": HEALTH PROFESSIONALS' VIEWS ON DEVELOPING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Larkin, L,Gallagher, S,Fraser, A,Kennedy, N (2016) "IF A JOINT IS HOT IT'S NOT THE TIME": HEALTH PROFESSIONALS' VIEWS ON DEVELOPING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. Annals of the rheumatic diseases :1308-1308

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2015

Promoting physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A narrative review of behaviour change theories

Larkin L.;Kennedy N.;Gallagher S. (2015) Promoting physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A narrative review of behaviour change theories. Disability And Rehabilitation :2359-2366

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2015

Behaviour change interventions to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review

Larkin, L,Gallagher, S,Cramp, F,Brand, C,Fraser, A,Kennedy, N (2015) Behaviour change interventions to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology international :1631-1640

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2015

Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: A randomized controlled trial.

O'Connell, B., O'Shea, D. & Gallagher, S. (2015) Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: A randomized controlled trial. . Journal of Positive Psychology

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2014

PERCEIVED MATERNAL STRESS AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AS RISK FACTORS FOR MISCARRIAGE

Meaney, S,Corcoran, P,Lutomski, JE,Gallagher, S,Spillane, N,O'Donoghue, K (2014) PERCEIVED MATERNAL STRESS AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AS RISK FACTORS FOR MISCARRIAGE. Journal Of Epidemiology And Community Health :31-32

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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. Brain Injury :666-667

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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. Brain Injury :666-666

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2014

Are symptoms of post-traumatic stress in patients experiencing nasal fractures reduced following surgery? A pilot study

Gallagher, S,O'Rourke, C,Oosthuizen, JC,Wijaya, C,Muldoon, OT,Fenton, JE (2014) Are symptoms of post-traumatic stress in patients experiencing nasal fractures reduced following surgery? A pilot study. Irish journal of medical science :30-31

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2013

AN EXAMINATION OF SELF-REPORT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS

Larkin, L,Kennedy, N,Gallagher, S,Fraser, AD (2013) AN EXAMINATION OF SELF-REPORT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS. Rheumatology :103-103

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2012

Religion/Spirituality

Gallagher, S & Tierney, W (2012) Religion/Spirituality.

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2012

Religiousness/Religiosity

Gallagher, S & Tierney, W (2012) Religiousness/Religiosity.

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2010

Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research. Burns VE, Gallagher S. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Sep;35(1):122-6

Burns, V; Gallagher, S (2010) Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research. Burns VE, Gallagher S. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Sep;35(1):122-6. :122-126

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