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Dr. David Hevey

Associate Prof Research Methodology (Psychology)

Head of School (School Office - Psychology)

After his undergraduate (B.A. [Hons] Psychology) and masters (M.A. Applied Psychology) in UCD, David Hevey completed his PhD in Trinity College Dublin in 2000. He subsequently worked as a Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychology (RCSI) and research psychologist in the Department of Cardiology in Beaumont Hospital, before taking up his current post as Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin. He has published on a wide variety of issues in health psychology and has represented health psychology on both national and international professional committees.
  Applied Psychology   CARDIAC REHABILITATION   Cognitive Development/Processes   CORONARY HEART-DISEASE   Psychobiology   PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS
 The development of a Mental Health Information and Support Programme both for people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties and also their carers
 The influence of cognition and emotion on decision-making
 Mechanisms underlying a psychological intervention for cancer-related fatigue
 Social sharing among cardiac patients
 Causal Attributions for Eating Disorders

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I was a committee member of PSI Special Interest Group in Health Psychology (March 1999 - March 2004). I served as secretary for 2003-2004. I was the inaugural Chair of the Division of Health Psychology (DHP) and am still on the committee. I a currently Secretary of the PSI Division of Teachers, representing Trinity College Dublin. I am currently involved in the PSI Accreditation Quality Assurance Group, which is developing guidelines for the accreditation of postgraduate training programmes in psychology. I am on the PSI Health Psychology Accreditation Review Sub-group, which is developing guidelines specifically in relation to postgraduate training in health psychology. I am on the PSI Expert Validation Committee (EVC), which requires examination of applications for eligibility to be placed on the PSI register of professional psychologists and to determine eligibility to work in the HSE. 1999-
I was elected to being a member of EHPS executive committee. In addition to the general duties on the committee, I was a member of the publications committee, which oversaw the emergence of the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the reviews in health psychology. Furthermore I was the Education and training officer with a responsibility for a) organising pre and post-conference workshops b) awarding EHPS grants 2006-2008
Council member of the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (IACR).I served as treasurer of the IACR and editor of IACR Newsletter. I was the IACR delegate responsible for developing national audit tool for cardiac rehabilitation. I was part of the committee responsible for publishing the first IACR National Standards and Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation (2000). I have been involved in organizing the scientific programme of the national IACR annual general conferences. I chaired the review group of the National Standards and Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation. 1998-2008
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Psychological Society of Ireland 1998
British Psychological Society 1998
European Health Psychology Society 2000
Association for Psychological Science 2008
Fogarty, C., Hevey D, McCarthy O, Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: Long-Term Benefits and Aftercare, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2019, p1 - 13, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Moylett S, Hevey D , Testing threat-to-efficacy ratios in health communications about cardiovascular disease among an older population, Health Promotion International, 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  URL
Hevey D, Wilson O'Raghallaigh, J, O Doherty, V, Lonergan K and the members of the CDSMP Ireland Research Group, Pre-post effectiveness evaluation of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) participation on Health, Well-Being and Health Service Utilization. , Chronic Illness, 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Lawler, M., Hickey, A., Hevey, D., Doyle, F., Nixon, E., Darker, C., Barry, M., & Field, C. , Effects of a peer-led motivational interviewing intervention on physical activity levels of adolescents in low SES communities, Psychology Health and Medicine Conference 2019, Maynooth University , 22nd March, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Lawler, M., Hickey, A., Doyle, F., Nixon, E., Darker, C., Barry, M., Field, C., & Hevey, D. , Effectiveness of a peer-led motivational interviewing intervention for increasing physical activity among at-risk adolescents, 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychological Society, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 3 - 7 September 2019, 2019, Poster, PUBLISHED  URL
Hickey, A., Lawler, M., Doyle, F., Nixon, E., Darker, C., Barry, M., Field, C., & Hevey, D. , The effects of training low-SES adolescents in Motivational Interviewing for health behaviour change among peers., 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychological Society, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 3 - 7 September 2019, 2019, Poster, PUBLISHED
Hevey D. , Network analysis: a tutorial., Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 6, (1), 2018, p301 - 328, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sheill, G., Guinan, E., O Neill L, Hevey, D., & Hussey, J., Physical activity and advanced cancer: the views of chartered physiotherapists in Ireland , Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 34, 2018, p1747 - 1754, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Cuppage J, Baird K, Gibson J, Booth R, Hevey D , Compassion focused therapy: Exploring the effectiveness with a transdiagnostic group and potential processes of change, British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2018, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Higgins A, Hevey D, Gibbons P, O'Connor C, Boyd F, McBennett P., & Monaghan M, Outcomes of a co-facilitation skills training programme for mental health service users, family members and clinicians: the EOLAS project., International Journal of Mental Health, 27, (2), 2018, p911 - 921, Notes: [DOI: 10.1111/inm.12388], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Hevey D, Cradock K, Kingston C, Fallon N, Horgan JH., ). Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation guidelines (2nd edition), Dublin, IACR, October, 2007, Report, PUBLISHED
D Lavin, D Hevey, H McGee, D De La Harpe, M Kiernan, & E Shelley, CRIS: Cardiac Rehabilitation information system. Data standards for cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland , Dublin, RCSI, 2005, Report, PUBLISHED
Barry J, Hevey D, Hogan G, Murray E, O'Sullivan N, Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation guidelines., Dublin, IACR, 2000, Report, PUBLISHED


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Winner of European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology Diploma for best poster presentation at annual conference 1999
Winner of the Sheppard Trust prize, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for best postgraduate poster and oral summary presentation 1999
Winner of the Sheppard prize, Beaumont Hospital for best non-medical postgraduate research 1999
Research Interests: Psychological aspects of Coronary Heart Disease, Health psychology, Quality of life assessment, Psychological models of health behaviour, Stress, Emotional expression and health.