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PSY1009 Introduction to Methods in Psychology

PSY3001 Thesis

PSY7093 Methods, Design and Analysis in Psychology

PSY7066 Quantitative Data Analysis

Research Interests

My research is focused on enhancing the psychological well-being / quality of life of people with chronic illness (cancer, diabetes and heart disease) and their families. More specifically:

  • Modelling the psychological predictors of psychological well-being and quality of life via reviews of current literature and primary research
  • Designing and evaluating interventions to enhance quality of life and modify illness and sick-role behaviours.
  • Developing and testing instruments to measure psychological constructs of importance in this area, eg. health-related quality of life.

I also have an interest in research methodology and how research is conducted in applied health settings. See Dempster, M. (2011). A Research Guide for Health and Clinical Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=416734


Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)

Chartered Statistician (CStat)

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Health Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council


Associate Editor, British Journal of Health Psychology

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 1997 2019

Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse as a Predictor of Reoffending: A Systematic Review

Dalsklev, M., Cunningham, T., Dempster, M. & Hanna, D., 22 Aug 2019, In : Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Sex Offenses
sexual violence
Health Personnel
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Self-Help Groups
Self Care

Individualisation of glaucoma quality of life measures: A way forward?

Dempster, M., McCorry, N. K., Donnelly, M., Barton, K. & Azuara-Blanco, A., 01 Mar 2019, In : British Journal of Ophthalmology. 103, 3, p. 293-295 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Interventions to improve psychosocial well-being in female brca-mutation carriers following risk-reducing surgery

Jeffers, L., Reid, J., Fitzsimons, D., Morrison, P. J. & Dempster, M., 09 Oct 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 10, CD012894.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Quality of Life
Confidence Intervals
Longitudinal Studies
Prostatic Neoplasms


Best research project

Gerard Gormley (Recipient), Carl Brennan (Recipient) & Martin Dempster (Recipient), 14 Jun 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2000 2019

‘What...you can’t tell right from left!’ Medical students’ experiences in making laterality decisions

Gerard Gormley (Advisor), Carl Brennan (Member), Martin Dempster (Advisor)
15 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Association of Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeons Annual Conference

Martin Dempster (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Cross-Profeesional Health Conference

Martin Dempster (Invited speaker)
01 Mar 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

British Journal of Health Psychology (Journal)

Martin Dempster (Associate editor)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference

Martin Dempster (Session chair)
Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Press / Media


Developing an intervention to reduce diabetes distress in individuals with Type 2 diabetes and their partners

Author: Berry, E., May 2018

Supervisor: Dempster, M. (Supervisor) & Davies, M. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Development of an Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress in Post-Treatment Upper GI Cancer Patients and Family Carers

Author: Graham, L., Jan 2018

Supervisor: Dempster, M. (Supervisor) & Donnelly, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

LSRP: Defence styles, alexithymia, illness perceptions, and HRQOL in IBD. Systematic lit: Neurodegenerative diseases and third wave therapies

Author: Reilly, L., May 2018

Supervisor: McCorry, N. (Supervisor), Berry, E. (Supervisor) & Dempster, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy