Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor

ronan.ocarroll@stir.ac.uk 01786 467683

Psychology 3A103 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

Ronan O'Carroll is a Clinical and Health Psychologist who is broadly interested in behaviour, health, disease and medicine. He is past President of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine.
In February 2017 his Google Scholar H index was 52 with an i10 index of 143. Click here to access Ronan O'Carroll's Google Scholar Page.
He is the British Psychological Society Representative on the Executive Committee of Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) (2009-date). He served on the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) organ transplantation clinical guideline development group (2010 and 2013). He is a member of UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Services Research Grants Board (2011-date) and the UK NIHR Programme Grants Board for Applied Research (2011-2014). He was Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for the International Congress of Behavioural Medicine (ICBM) 2014, and serves on the Scientific Programme Committee for ICBM 2016. He is currently Associate Editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology and was a previous Associate Editor of Health Psychology. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Psychology and Health, the British Journal of Clinical Psychology and Journal of Behavioural Medicine. He is a practising registered Clinical, Health and Neuropsychologist, and has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1979 with a BSc in Biological Sciences, with Honours in Psychology. He then completed an MRC funded PhD studentship (1980-83) entitled "The behavioural effects of androgens in man" in Edinburgh. His PhD thesis was awarded the Kinsey Institute prize for outstanding doctoral research in 1984. He then trained as a Clinical Psychologist in Edinburgh (1983-85), and then worked as an NHS Clinical Psychologist in Edinburgh (1985-88) before moving to Canada, to take up an Assistant Professor position at Memorial University, helping to run a Clinical Psychology post-graduate programme (1988-90). He returned to Scotland, and took up a position as Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council Brain Metabolism Unit in Edinburgh (1990-96), before accepting a post as Senior Research Fellow at the University of Stirling (1996-99). He was then appointed Professor of Psychology at the University of St Andrews (1999-2003), before returning to take up the post of Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling in February 2003.

He was elected as Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences (2012). He was then elected by Division of Health Psychology (Division 38) of the American Psychological Association as a Distinguished International Affiliate (2013) and as a Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society (2014). In 2016 he was awarded the British Psychological Society Outstanding Contribution to Research in Health Psychology Prize.

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