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Dr. Jan De Vries

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
DOLIER STREET - SCHOOL OF NURSING


Dr. de Vries is a psychologist who specialises in clinical and health psychology, stress management, cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology. He holds a PhD in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc and BSc from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Dr. de Vries started his research career in the Netherlands at Utrecht University where he was a researcher in the Theatre, Film and Television Department. The research focussed on emotions in spectators of theatre and film. At that time he also started his research on stress management in performers, which was the topic of his Masters thesis in the Netherlands and later his PhD in Ireland. The research included a survey of performers, semi-structured interviews, design and evaluation of an intervention for performers in training (including follow-up), and led to the design of stress management workshops. He moved to Ireland in 1994 to extend and complete the research started in the Netherlands. While in Ireland he got involved in a variety of projects including a feasibility study for TCD and DIT on setting up of an Arts Therapies programme. This included focus groups. Later he set up, coordinated, and evaluated an extensive programme of dialogue, healing and reconciliation at the Glencree Centre of Reconciliation (Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow). In 2000 he was offered a visiting professorship at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He stayed in the USA for six year combining teaching of a variety of psychology classes with research on dating services. At present he is lecturing in psychology in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in TCD and involved in a variety of research programmes originating in the School. He is a reviewer for Family and Marriage review and was a member of the Stress Management Policy Development group for the Health Service Executive (HSE). This present research activities include the Cognitive Neuroscience of Cognitive Dissonance; Applications of Cognitive Dissonance (to Hand Hygiene and Conflict Management); Psychology Teaching in Nursing; Various Evaluations of Mental Health Programmes and other training programmes; Leadership in Nursing; Accident Proneness and Functional Health Patterns, and Community Integration in People with and Intellectual Disability.
  Applied Psychology   Behavior Modification   Behavioural Neuroscience   care erosion   Clinical psychology   Cognitive science   CONFLICT   Conflict Management and Resolution   Creative music education   Crisis Counseling   Development, prevention and treatment of mental disease or disorder   Developmental Psychology   Emotional, behavioural and cognitive disorders   Health attitudes and behaviour   Health Communication   Health psychology   Information technology in education   Innovation in learning   Leadership in nursing   Mental health nursing   Mental health promotion   Neuropsychology   Neuroscience and Cognition   Nursing   Peace Psychology   Peace Studies   Performance practice   Psychosomatic Disorders   Rehabilitation   Research issues specifice to any health profession   Social Psychology   Stress   Stress Management   Trauma   Violence Prevention
 NETHATE - Network of Excellence of Training on Hate 2
 NETHATE - Network of Excellence of Training on Hate
 Depression and inner conflict: the neuroscience of cognitive dissonance
 Cognitive Dissonance: foundations and applications
 Narratives of Nursing Leadership

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Department of Health: Advisor. Then Minister of Health Leo Varadkar responded to publications (De Vries & Timmins; Timmins & De Vries) on Care Erosion and Cognitive Dissonance. Subsequently we were invited to share our insights and had two meetings with senior staff in the Department of Health to advise the department on these issues. We were also invited to present our findings at the Department of Health conference: Nursing and Midwifery Values in Practice., Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday 16th May, 2017. 2017
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI): Acknowledged advisor. When new standards and regulations for nursing and midwifery education were developed, I played a leadership role in the consultation process. My contribution as psychology advisor is acknowledged in the resulting new Standards and Requirements for Nursing Education (p. 138): https://www.nmbi.ie/nmbi/media/NMBI/Publications/nurse-registration-education-programme.pdf?ext=.pdf 2014
Glencree Centre for Reconciliation: Member of advisory group for L.I.V.E. programme (Let's Involve the Victims Experience). This followed my role as coordinator or the programme (1998/2000). In 2007 I proposed an on-line International Peace Studies programme to support peace makers across the globe. I would be part of the leadership of this programme. It was going to be accredited and validated by Griffith College Dublin. Broadband limitations at Glencree prevented the programme from going ahead. 2000
Health Service Executive (HSE): I was part of a committee that generated a Stress Management Policy for the HSE. This included a series of meetings, spanning almost a year and the development of a policy that was eventually adopted by the HSE. As expert on Stress and Trauma I played an active role in this process. The policy, which has been updated since, can be found here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/healthsafetyand%20wellbeing/policy%20for%20prevention%20and%20management%20of%20stress%20in%20the%20workplace%202018.pdf 2010
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT): external examiner PhD Sept 2020
International Journal of Nursing Sciences and Clinical Practices (IJNSCP): Editorial Board Member, peer reviewed open access journal 2020
Sage Publisher/ Learning Matters, London, UK: Reviewer of books due for publication: Health Psychology text (new edition) (05/05/2020) 2020
Sage Publisher/ Learning Matters, London, UK: Reviewer of books due for publication: Health Psychology text (09/12/2019) 2019
Frontiers of Psychology: peer reviewed journal reviewer 2019
Nursing Education in Practice: peer reviewed journal reviewer 2016
Nurse Education Today: peer reviewed journal reviewer 2016
Marriage and Family Review Editorial Board: I was a member of this peer reviewed journal's editorial board for three years and reviewed papers 2009
Department of Education: external advisor for interview of representative of the Department in Brussels. My role was to evaluate the Language Skills of the candidate. Normally this role is performed by someone in the Germanics Department, but due to their being unavailable I was asked to provide this service. 2017
International Journal of Nursing Sciences and Clinical Practices (IJNSCP): two reviews July 2020
International Dental Journal: one review of peer-reviewed paper theme: Cognitive Dissonance / reviewing manuscript # IDJ-Apr-20-OA-0193 entitled "THE INFLUENCE OF DISSONANCE INDUCTION AND ASSESSMENT REACTIVITY IN IMPROVING ADHERENCE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: A CLUSTER-RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL July 2020
Sage Publisher - Reviewer Anisman Health Psychology textbook August 2020
International Dental Journal Second Review Theme Cognitive Dissonance manuscript # IDJ-Apr-20-OA-0193.R1 entitled "THE INFLUENCE OF DISSONANCE INDUCTION AND ASSESSMENT REACTIVITY IN IMPROVING ADHERENCE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: A CLUSTER-RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL" for International Dental Journal. Oct 2020
International Journal of Nursing Sciences and Clinical Practices (IJNSCP): one review Nov 2020
Frontiers in Psychology, section Organizational Psychology Reviewer paper, Theme: Cognitive Dissonance Article type: Original Research Title: Social Media Performance: From the Perspective of Social Media Apathetic Behavior Oct 2020
Cortex: Reviewer Theme: Cognitive Dissonance Manuscript number: CORTEX-D-20-00245R1 Article title: Cognitive dissonance resolution depends on executive functions and frontal lobe integrity Journal title: Cortex Nov 2020
Nurse Education Today Reviewer Manuscript Number: NET-D-20-00503 PORTABLE SIMULATION TRAINING TO DEVELOP COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN THE CARE OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA IN CARE HOMES: A MIXED METHODS EVALUATION OF FEASIBILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY Dec 2020
Dementia Reviewer, theme: Psychology of Nursing reviewing manuscript # DEM-20-0440 entitled "From Mindsets to Emotions and Behaviors in Care Situations: Linking Care Professionals' Dementia Mindsets with Person-Centered Care" for Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice. Dec 2020
Marriage and Family Review member Editorial Board 2008-present
Cortex Reviewer Theme: Cognitive Dissonance Manuscript number: CORTEX-D-20-00245R2 Article title: Cognitive dissonance resolution depends on executive functions and frontal lobe integrity Journal title: Cortex Jan 2021
Frontiers in Psychology: Organisational Psychology: Theme Cognitive Dissonance In Interactive Review Original Research Social Media Performance: From the Perspective of Social Media Apathetic Behavior Jan 2021
International Dental Journal Reviewer Theme: Cognitive Dissonance review Manuscript ID IDJ-Apr-20-OA-0193.R2, entitled "THE INFLUENCE OF DISSONANCE INDUCTION AND ASSESSMENT REACTIVITY IN IMPROVING ADHERENCE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: A CLUSTER-RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL." Jan 2021
Reviewer Dementia (Journal) Feb 2021
Review Marriage and Family Review Sept 2021
Reviewer Nurse Education in Practice (NEP) June 2021
Reviewer Nurse Education in Practice (NEP) July 2021
Reviewer European Journal of Social Psychology July 2021
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Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)- regulatory body for psychologists in the Republic of Ireland 2006 present
Nederlands Instituut voor Psychologen (NIP) Netherlands Institute for Psychologists - regulatory body for psychologists in the Netherlands 1987 present
PsySR - Psychologists for Social Responsibility. This organisation based in the USA promotes Advocacy and Social Justice among Psychologists and applies psychological knowledge to promote peace, social justice, human rights, and sustainability. Its mission on its website reads: "Building Cultures of Peace with Social Justice" (www.psysr.org). 2005 2006
N2N (Neurons to Neighborhoods) - this society in Los Angeles (USA) aims to bring neuroscientific evidence to the community in a practical way through conferences and community advocacy 2001 2002
Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., Sharek D. and De Vries J., Capacity building in sexual health promotion: a longitudinal evaluation of a training-the-trainer programme in Ireland, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 36, (1), 2021, p46 - 67, Notes: [DOI: 10.1080/14681994.2019.1566604], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Begley, T., Daly, L. others de Vries, JMA, Training programmes for practitioners in sexual health promotion: an integrative literature review of evaluations. , Sex Education, (CSED 1887845), 2021, p0 - 0, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2021.1887845 . ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Neill, D., De Vries, J., & Comiskey, C. M., Leadership and community healthcare reform: a study using the Competing Values Framework (CVF)., Leadership in Health Services, 34, (4), 2021, p485 - 498, Notes: [https://orcid.org/0000-002-6519-8076. doi/10.1108/LHS-01-2021-0007/full/html ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
McDonagh, D., Comiskey, C. & de Vries, j, Predictors of treatment outcomes among people attending opiate agonist treatment in methadone maintenance clinics , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2020): Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 March 2021, Trinity College Dublin, 10/11 March 2021, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
de Vries, J. , How to explain dissonance to the uninitiated, EASP Online Meeting - Dissonance Spring , Rennes, France / online, 27/05/2021, European Association of Social Psychology, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
de Vries JMA, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy, R, Begley, T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S & Higgins A , An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community,, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 24, (1), 2020, p40 - 76, Notes: [http://www.tara.tcd.ie/handle/2262/89484 DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2019.1646689], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Hrymak, V. & de Vries, J, The development and trial of systematic visual search: a visual inspection method designed to improve current workplace risk assessment practice,, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, , 2020, pDOI: 0.1080/14773996.2019.170 , Notes: [published online 6 Jan 2020], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
McCluskey, A. & de Vries, J, Help, I can't help: A qualitative study of psychiatric nurse's, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 0, (00), 2020, p1 - 11, Notes: [DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12642], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Smyth, S. McCann, E. and de Vries, JMA., 'Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place': How Mental Health Nurses' Experience Psychosocial interventions in Irish Mental Health Care Settings, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2020, Notes: [ https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12702 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Higgins, A., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., De Vries, J. and Doyle, L., LGBT+ young people's perceptions of barriers to accessing mental health services in Ireland" has been successfully submitted online and is presently being given full consideration for publication in the Journal of Nursing Management., Journal of Nursing Management, 29, (1), 2020, p58 - 67, Notes: [ https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13186 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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de Vries, J,, Critical Reflection in Health Care. , CPC LEADERSHIP Embracing the Challenges, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, Dublin, 17 May, 2018, INMO Professional development Centre, 1 - 23pp, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Monahan M, Holme I, Stacey G, Morrissey J, De Vries J, McKenna H, Nash M, Higgins A., Report of the Scoping Exercise on the Introduction of Graduate Entry Mental Health Nursing in Ireland, Dublin, DoH, 2017, Report, COMPLETED
de Vries, J., Stress and Workplace Stress Management, Annual Meeting, Camden Court Hotel, Dublin, 20 April, 2016, Association of Irish Risk Managers (AIRM), Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., DeVries J. and Sharek D. , The Development and Piloting of the Sexual Health Promotion Education Evaluation Tool (SH-PET). , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins, A. Doyle, L. Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., deVries, J., Begley, T., McCann E., Sheerin, F. & Smyth, S. , The LGBTIreland Report: national study of the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Ireland, Dublin, GLEN and BeLonG To. , March, 2016, p1 - 310, Report, PUBLISHED
Doyle L., O'Shea M.T., Keogh B., de Vries J., McBennett P. and Higgins A., Suicide or Survive: Wellness Workshop Longitudinal Evaluation Report , Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, September, 2014, 147, Report, PUBLISHED
Griffiths C, Sheerin F, Daly L, Sharek D, DeVries J, McBennett P, Higgins A, Towards a full Life. An evaluation of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland. , Reforming Social Services through Public-Private Partnership, The Royal Dublin Society, 9th October, 2013, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Higgins A, Daly L, de Vries J, Keogh B, McCann E, Sharek D, Capacity Building Impact of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion: A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective. , HSE, HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme, 2013, p1 - 128, Notes: [Report prepared for the Crisis Pregnancy Programme], Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins A., Daly L., de Vries J., Keogh B., McCann E., and Sharek, Capacity Building Impact of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, June, 2013, 127, Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins A., Daly L., de Vries J., Keogh B., McCann E., and Sharek D. , Evaluation of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP). , Dublin, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2013, Report, PUBLISHED

  

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MA awarded by TCD after 5 year's service 09/11/2012
Main interests: - Psychology of Healthcare and Nursing; - Cognitive dissonance: neuroscience and applications. - Hatred and its mitigation General Areas of Interest: - Cognitive Neuroscience; - Social Psychology; - Mental Health. In general, my research agenda is two-pronged. The two strands are reinforcing each other. The Cognitive Dissonance research programme includes (a) fundamental research addressing the neuroscience of inner conflict and (b) applied research in health care and (c) other areas. With 10 outputs in the last five years, 1 PhD student, 3 MSc students and recent funding success, the programme is making progress. The novelty of fMRI research focussed on Inner Conflict provides an important incentive to further pursue this line of research. This will be possible in the NETHATE programme. This European consortium led by TCD in which I am one of the PIs has been successful in receiving over 4 million in funding from Horizon 2020, Marie Curie in Nov 2019. Psychology of Healthcare and Nursing/Midwifery. My role in the School of Nursing and Midwifery has ensured involvement in a variety of health care related research projects. The focus has been on mental health, health education, nursing values, and leadership. Several funded programmes fall under this heading, over 60 outputs, 4 PhDs and 15 MSc students.