Our Research

Details below on a selection of our publications

‘Under Review and Accepted’

 

O’ Connell, B.H., O’ Shea, D, & Gallagher, S. (Under Review). Enhancing social relationships through positive psychology activities: A Randomised Controlled Trial.

 

Gallagher, S., Howard, S. & Heffernan, M (Under Review). Passive social support is associated with attenuated cardiovascular reactivity in support providers.

 

Cantwell, J., Muldoon, O., & Gallagher, S. (Under Review). Self-esteem and social support influence the association between stigma and depressive symptomology in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities.

 

Meaney, S., Gallagher, S., Lutomski, J.E., & O’Donoghue, K (Accepted).

Parental decision-making around perinatal autopsy varies with type of stillbirth: A qualitative investigation. Health Expectations.

 

Gallagher, S & Hannigan, A. (Accepted). Child problem behaviours are associated with obesity in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities Research in Developmental Disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities

 

 

Forthcoming (in press)

 

Brand, C., Barry, L., & Gallagher, S. (Forthcoming). Social support mediates the association between benefit finding and quality of life in caregivers. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105314547244

 

Howell, J.L., Koudenburg, N., Loschelder, D.D. Weston, D., Fransen, K., De Dominicis, S., Gallagher, S., & Haslam, A. (Forthcoming).  Happy but Unhealthy: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Social Ties and Health in an Emerging Network. European Journal of Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2030

 

Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C, Lee, H., & Carroll, D. (Forthcoming). 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. 10.1007/s10943-014-9839-x

 

Vitlic, A., Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., Carroll, D., Lord, J.M., Oliver, C., & Moss, P. (Forthcoming).  Anti-cytomegalovirus antibody titres are not associated with caregiving burden in younger caregivers, but do relate to negative health behaviours. British Journal of Health Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12092

 

Gallagher, S., Wallace, S., Nathan, Y., & McGrath, D. (Forthcoming). “Soft and Fluffy”: Medical students’ experiences of psychology in medical education. Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/1359105313499780

 

Richardson, V.E., Bennett, K.M., Carr, D., Gallagher, S., Kim, J., & Fields, N. (Forthcoming). How Does Bereavement Get Under the Skin?  The Effects of Late Life Spousal Loss on Cortisol Levels. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbt116

 

 

2014

 

Cantwell, J., Muldoon, O.T., & 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, 35(9):2215-23 doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.05.012

 

Creaven, A-M., Skowron, E.A., Hughes, B.M., Howard, S., & Loken, E. (2014). Dyadic concordance in mother and pre-schooler resting cardiovascular function varies by risk status. Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 142-52. doi: 10.1002/dev.21098.

 

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, 35,  448–454. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2013.11.029

 

Gallagher, S., Meaney, S., & Muldoon, O.T. (2014). The influence of social identity processes on stress appraisals and cardiovascular reactions in response to acute psychological stress. British Journal of Health Psychology 19, 566–579. DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12056

 

Walsh, R.S., Gallagher, S., Fortune, D. & Muldoon O.T. (2014). Acquired Brain Injury:  Combining Social Psychological and Neuropsychological perspectives. Health Psychology Review. 8(4):458-72. DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2012.733914

 

Sumner, R.C., Nowicky, A.V., Parton, A., Wylock, C., Cserjesi, R., Fischler, B., Lacor, P. & Gidron, Y. (2014). The prospective relation between hemispheric lateralisation and CD4+ T-cells in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1). NeuroImmunoModulation, 21, p.31-36. DOI: 10.1159/000355350

 

 

2013

 

Creaven, A-M., Howard, S., & Hughes, B.M. (2013). Social support and trait personality are independently associated with resting cardiovascular function in women. British Journal of Health Psychology, 18, 556-73. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12001.

 

Gallagher, S., O’Donnell, A., Minescu, A., Muldoon, O.T (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 75, 294–295. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.07.004.

 

Gallagher, S., & Whiteley, J. (2013). The association between stress and physical health problems in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities is moderated by children’s challenging behaviours. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(9):1220-31. doi: 10.1177/1359105312464672

 

Healey, S., Msetfi, R. & Gallagher, S. (2013). Happy and a bit Nervous’: The Experiences of Children with Autism in Inclusive Physical Education. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 41, 222–228. DOI: 10.1111/bld.12053

 

 

2012

 

Creaven, A-M., & Hughes, B.M. (2012). Cardiovascular responses to mental activation of social support schemas. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84, 113-119. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.01.018

 

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. 33, 2099-2105. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2012.06.007

 

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 & Family, 15,209-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2011.609660

 

Gallagher, S & Tierney, W (2012) "Spirituality," Chapter 495, Encyclopedia of Behavioural Medicine (Springer Publishing).

 

Gallagher, S & Tierney, W (2012) " Religion/Spirituality," Chapter 488, Encyclopedia of Behavioural Medicine (Springer Publishing).

 

Gallagher, S & Tierney, W (2012) " Religiousness/Religiosity," Chapter 489, Encyclopedia of Behavioural Medicine (Springer Publishing).

 

Sumner, R.C., Nowicky, A.V., Parton, A., Wylock, C., Cserjesi, R., Lacor, P. & Gidron, Y. (2012) The relation between hemispheric lateralisation and measures of immune competence and adherence in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1). Retrovirology: Abstracts from the 17th International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID), 9 (Suppl 1): P79. DOI: 10.1186/1742-4690-9-S1-P79

 

 

2011

 

Sumner, R.C., Parton, A., Nowicky, A.V., Kishore, U. & Gidron, Y. (2011). Hemispheric lateralisation and immune function: A systematic review of human research. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 240-241, p.1-12. Doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2011.08.017

 

 

2010

 

Gallagher, S, Phillips, A.C. & Carroll (2010). Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities. Pediatric Psychology, 35, 728–737. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp093.

 

Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., Hunk, K., Der, G., & Carroll, D. (2010) Symptoms of depression in non-routine caregivers: the role of caregiver strain and burden. British Journal of Clinical Psychology 48(4):335-46. doi: 10.1348/014466508X397142

 

Burns, V.E., and Gallagher, S. (2010) Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research. Neuroscience  Biobehavioral Review, 35, 122-126. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.01.005.

 

 

2009

 

Gallagher, S. (2009). Review of Professor Kiecolt-Glaser's 'How stress kills' keynote address. Health Psychology Update, 18, 51-54

 

Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Drayson, M.T., & Carroll, D. (2009). Caregiving for children with developmental disabilities is associated with a poor antibody response to influenza vaccination. Psychosomatic Medicine. 71, 341-344. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31819d1910

 

Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., & Carroll, D. (2009). Social support, social intimacy, and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 38-45. doi: 10.1007/s12160-008-9077-0

 

Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Drayson, M.T., & Carroll, D. (2009). Parental caregivers of children with developmental disabilities mount a relatively poor antibody response to pneumococcal vaccination. Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, 23, 338-346(20) doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2008.05.006

 

 

2008

 

Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Ferraro, A.J., Drayson, M.T., & Carroll, D. (2008). Social support is positively associated with the immunoglobulin M response to vaccination with pneumococcal polysaccharides. Biological Psychology, 78, 211–215. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.01.001.

 

Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Ferraro, A.J., Drayson, M.T., & Carroll, D. (2008). Psychosocial factors are associated with the antibody response to both thymus-dependent and thymus-independent vaccines. Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, 22, 456-460 . DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2007.10.018

 

Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Evans, P., Der, G., Hunt, K., & Carroll, D. (2008). Caregiving is Associated with Low Secretion Rates of Immunoglobulin A in Saliva. Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, 22, 565-572. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2007.11.007.

 

Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Oliver, C., & Carroll, D. (2008). Predictors of Psychological Morbidity in Parents of Children with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33,1129-1136. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsn040.

 

Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., Carroll, D., & Drayson, M.T. (2008). Preliminary evidence that morning vaccination is associated with an enhanced antibody response in men. Psychophysiology,45, 663-666. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2008.00662.x

 

 

2006

 

Gallagher, S., Bennett, M., & Halford, J.C.G. (2006).  A comparison of acute and long-term health-care personnel's attitudes towards older adults. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12, 273–279. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00582.x

 

Gallagher, S., & Povey, R. (2006). Determinants of older adults’ intentions to vaccinate against influenza: a theoretical application. Journal of Public Health, 28, 139-144. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdl008

 

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