Simon Dunne

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Biography

Dr Simon Dunne is an Assistant Prof in Psychology in the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Science and Health. His primary research interests include cancer survivorship, psycho-oncology, existential issues in health and illness, the body and self in illness and wellness and stigma/discrimination among mental health communities. He is a Principal Investigator in the Psycho-Oncology/Cancer Survivorship stream of the DCU Cancer Research Group, and has been co-investigator or Principal Investigator on a number of research projects funded by the Health Research Board and Irish Cancer Society. His teaching interests include advanced research methods and statistics for psychology, conceptual/theoretical issues and approaches in psychology and how technology shapes our mind and behaviour. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication

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2018 'Democratic communities: evaluating trialogue for mental health stakeholders'
MacGabhann, L;Dunne, S;McGowan, P;Amering, M (2018) 'Democratic communities: evaluating trialogue for mental health stakeholders'. Mental Health Review Journal, 23 :94-109 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Barriers to active self-management following treatment for head and neck cancer: Survivors' perspectives'
Dunne S.;Coffey L.;Sharp L.;Timmons A.;Desmond D.;Gooberman-Hill R.;O'Sullivan E.;Keogh I.;Timon C.;Gallagher P.* (2018) 'Barriers to active self-management following treatment for head and neck cancer: Survivors' perspectives'. Psycho-Oncology, 27 (10):2382-2388 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Integrating self-management into daily life following primary treatment: head and neck cancer survivors’ perspectives'
Dunne S.;Coffey L.;Sharp L.;Desmond D.;Gooberman-Hill R.;O’Sullivan E.;Timmons A.;Keogh I.;Timon C.;Gallagher P. (2018) 'Integrating self-management into daily life following primary treatment: head and neck cancer survivors’ perspectives'. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Embracing uncertainty to enable transformation: The process of engaging in trialogue for mental health communities in Ireland'
Dunne S.;MacGabhann L.;McGowan P.;Amering M. (2018) 'Embracing uncertainty to enable transformation: The process of engaging in trialogue for mental health communities in Ireland'. International Journal of Integrated Care, 18 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: A directed content analysis'
Dunne, S;Mooney, O;Coffey, L;Sharp, L;Timmons, A;Desmond, D;Gooberman-Hill, R;O'Sullivan, E;Keogh, I;Timon, C;Gallagher, P* (2017) 'Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: A directed content analysis'. Psycho-Oncology, 26 :2194-2200 [DOI] [Details]
2018 '“Making people aware and taking the stigma way”: Alleviating stigma and discrimination through Trialogue'
Dunne, S., McGabhann, L., McGowan, P. & Amering, M. (2018) '“Making people aware and taking the stigma way”: Alleviating stigma and discrimination through Trialogue'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, [Details]
2017 'Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: A directed content analysis'
Dunne, S;Mooney, O;Coffey, L;Sharp, L;Timmons, A;Desmond, D;Gooberman-Hill, R;O'Sullivan, E;Keogh, I;Timon, C;Gallagher, P (2017) 'Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: A directed content analysis'. Psycho-Oncology, 26 :2194-2200 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'A qualitative study of health professionals' perspectives on the supportive care needs of head and neck cancer survivors'
Coffey, L., Dunne, S., Sharp, L., Timmons, A., Desmond, D., O’Sullivan, E., Keogh, I., Timon, C., & Gallagher, P (2015) 'A qualitative study of health professionals' perspectives on the supportive care needs of head and neck cancer survivors'. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23 (S328) [Details]
2015 'Self-management for head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors: living well with and beyond HNC'
Gallagher, P., Coffey, L., Dunne, S., Sharp, L., Timmons, A., Desmond, D., O’Sullivan, E., & Timon, C. (2015) 'Self-management for head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors: living well with and beyond HNC'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 184 (S110) [Details]
2015 'Barriers and facilitators to self-management interventions following primary treatment: Head and neck cancer survivors’ perspectives'
Dunne, S., Coffey, L., Sharp, L., Desmond, D., O’Sullivan, E., Keogh, I., Timon, C., & Gallagher, P (2015) 'Barriers and facilitators to self-management interventions following primary treatment: Head and neck cancer survivors’ perspectives'. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23 (S331) [Details]
2015 'Using self-management strategies following primary treatment: Head and neck cancer survivors' perspective'
S. Dunne, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, E. O’Sullivan, I. Keogh, C. Timon & P. Gallagher (2015) 'Using self-management strategies following primary treatment: Head and neck cancer survivors' perspective'. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23 (S326) [Details]
2014 'Developing a self-management intervention for head and neck cancer survivors: A qualitative study of health professionals' views and preferences'
Coffey, L., Dunne, S., Sharp, L., Timmons, A., Desmond, D., O’Sullivan, E., Keogh, I., Timon, C., & Gallagher, P (2014) 'Developing a self-management intervention for head and neck cancer survivors: A qualitative study of health professionals' views and preferences'. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23 (S332) [Details]
2016 'Psychological variables associated with quality of life following primary treatment for head and neck cancer: A systematic review of the literature from 2004-2015'
Dunne S, Mooney O, Coffey L, Sharp L, Desmond D, Timon C, O'Sullivan E & Gallagher P. (2016) 'Psychological variables associated with quality of life following primary treatment for head and neck cancer: A systematic review of the literature from 2004-2015'. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, [In Press] [Details]
2015 'Beyond Function: Using assistive technologies following lower limb loss'
Dunne, S., Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D., Ryall, N. (2015) 'Beyond Function: Using assistive technologies following lower limb loss'. JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE, 47 :561-568 [Details]
2015 'Planning and selecting evaluation designs for leadership training: a toolkit for nurse managers and educators'
Dunne, S., Lunn, C., Kirwan, M., Matthews, A, Condell, S. (2015) 'Planning and selecting evaluation designs for leadership training: a toolkit for nurse managers and educators'. JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING, 31 :475-481 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Existential threat or dissociative response? Examining defensive avoidance of point-of-care testing devices through a Terror Management Theory framework'
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2014) 'Existential threat or dissociative response? Examining defensive avoidance of point-of-care testing devices through a Terror Management Theory framework'. DEATH STUDIES (ONLINE), [DOI] [Details]
2014 '“If I can do it I will do it, if I can't, I can't”. A study of adaptive self-regulatory strategies following lower limb amputation'
Dunne S, Coffey C, Gallagher P, Desmond D (2014) '“If I can do it I will do it, if I can't, I can't”. A study of adaptive self-regulatory strategies following lower limb amputation'. DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, DOI:10.3109/09638288.2014.885993 [Details]
2013 'Investigating the impact of gender and existential anxiety on the willingness to participate in point-of-care testing for cardiovascular disease'
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2013) 'Investigating the impact of gender and existential anxiety on the willingness to participate in point-of-care testing for cardiovascular disease'. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, DOI: 10.1177/1359105313511136 [Details]
2012 'The Paralympic Athlete – A Systematic Review of the Psychosocial Literature'
Jeffries P, Gallagher P, Dunne S (2012) 'The Paralympic Athlete – A Systematic Review of the Psychosocial Literature'. PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL, 36 :278-289 [Details]
2006 'Using WordNet to Automatically Deduce Relations between Words in Noun-Noun Compounds'
Costello FJ, Veale T, Dunne S (2006) 'Using WordNet to Automatically Deduce Relations between Words in Noun-Noun Compounds'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE COLING/ACL MAIN CONFERENCE, :160-167 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 Psychology Health and Medicine,
S. Dunne, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, E. O’Sullivan, I. Keogh, C. Timon & P. Gallagher (2017) Factors which enable active self-management following head and neck cancer treatment: Survivors’ perspectives. [Oral Presentation], Psychology Health and Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2014 9th International Quality of Life Conference,
S. Dunne, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, E. O’Sullivan, I. Keogh, C. Timon & P. Gallagher (2014) Self-management following treatment for head and neck cancer: Survivors’ perspectives. [Poster Presentation ], 9th International Quality of Life Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom [Details]
2016 18th International Psycho Oncology Society World Congress,
S. Dunne, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, E. O’Sullivan, I. Keogh, C. Timon & P. Gallagher (2016) Barriers and facilitators to self-management following head and neck cancer treatment: survivors’ perspectives. [Poster Presentation ], 18th International Psycho Oncology Society World Congress, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2016 10th International Quality of Life Conference,
S. Dunne, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, E. O’Sullivan, I. Keogh, C. Timon & P. Gallagher (2016) Head and neck cancer survivors’ experiences of, and attitudes towards, self-management of their condition following primary treatment. [Oral Presentation], 10th International Quality of Life Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom [Details]
2015 All Ireland Cancer Consortium Conference,
S. Dunne, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, E. O’Sullivan, I. Keogh, C. Timon & P. Gallagher (2015) Self-management strategies and experiences following treatment for head and neck cancer: Survivors’ perspectives. [Invited Oral Presentation], All Ireland Cancer Consortium Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland [Details]
2015 All Ireland Cancer Consortium Conference,
S. Dunne, O. Mooney, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, C. Timon, E. O’Sullivan & P. Gallagher (2015) Investigating the psychological predictors of quality of life in head and neck cancer: A 10-year systematic review. [Poster Presentation ], All Ireland Cancer Consortium Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland [Details]
2014 Psychology Health and Medicine,
S. Dunne, L. Coffey, P. Gallagher & D. Desmond (2014) Beyond Function: Using Assistive Technologies Following Lower Limb Loss. [Oral Presentation], Psychology Health and Medicine, University of Limerick, Ireland [Details]
2014 Irish Cancer Society Survivorship Research Study Day,
S. Dunne, O. Mooney, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, C. Timon, E. O’Sullivan & P. Gallagher (2014) Psychological predictors of quality of life in head and neck cancer: A 10-year systematic review. [Oral Presentation], Irish Cancer Society Survivorship Research Study Day, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2014 9th International Quality of Life Conference,
S. Dunne, O. Mooney, L. Coffey, L. Sharp, A. Timmons, D. Desmond, C. Timon, E. O’Sullivan & P. Gallagher (2014) Psychological predictors of quality of life in head and neck cancer: A 10-year systematic review. [Oral Presentation], 9th International Quality of Life Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom [Details]
2013 Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2013) Self-esteem threats and body-related existential concerns in point-of-care testing for cardiovascular disease. [], Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, DCU , 01-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2013) Examining defensive avoidance of point-of-care testing devices through a terror management theory framework. [], Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA , 17-JAN-13 - 19-JAN-13 [Details]
2012 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2012) Heart attack salience and word frequency effects with the death thought accessibility word fragment completion task. [], Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, California, USA , 26-JAN-12 - 28-JAN-12 [Details]
2011 Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2011) Testing terror management theory with point-of-care testing devices. [], Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, NUI Galway , 04-APR-11 [Details]
2011 European Health Psychology Annual Conference,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2011) Terror management theory, diagnostic testing and the potential role of disembodying effects of technology. [], European Health Psychology Annual Conference, Hersonissos, Crete , 20-SEP-11 - 24-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2011) Existential concerns in point-of-care testing. [], Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA , 27-JAN-11 - 29-JAN-11 [Details]
2011 British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Conference 2011,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2011) Terror management theory and disease detection behaviour: The potential moderating effects of existential anxiety with predictive diagnostic technologies. [Conference Organising Committee Member], British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Conference 2011, University of Cambridge, England , 06-SEP-11 - 08-SEP-11 [Details]
2010 Psychology, Health & Medicine,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2010) Existential concerns in point-of-care testing. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Psychology, Health & Medicine, RCSI, Dublin , 31-MAR-10 [Details]
2010 31st World Conference on Stress and Anxiety Research (STAR),
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2010) Existential concerns in CVD point-of-care testing among older and middle-aged adults. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 31st World Conference on Stress and Anxiety Research (STAR), NUI Galway , 04-AUG-10 - 06-AUG-10 [Details]
2010 British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Conference 2010,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2010) Existential concerns in point-of-care testing: Age as a moderating effect. [Conference Organising Committee Member], British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Conference 2010, University of Winchester, England , 07-SEP-10 - 09-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 European Health Psychology Annual Conference,
Dunne S, Gallagher P, Matthews A (2010) Existential concerns in point-of-care testing. [], European Health Psychology Annual Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania , 01-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10 [Details]

Commissioned Report

  Year Publication
2013 Identifying and capturing Irish nursing & midwifery leadership and innovation research using database and web - based resources. Report prepared for the National Leadership and Innovation Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Health Service Executive.
Dunne S, Matthews A, Keane R, Scott A (2013) Identifying and capturing Irish nursing & midwifery leadership and innovation research using database and web - based resources. Report prepared for the National Leadership and Innovation Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Health Service Executive. Commissioned Report [Details]
2013 Evaluation report on retest phase of Leading in Uncertain Times leadership development programme. Report prepared for the National Leadership and Innovation Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Health Service Executive.
Matthews A, Dunne S, Keane R, Scott A (2013) Evaluation report on retest phase of Leading in Uncertain Times leadership development programme. Report prepared for the National Leadership and Innovation Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Health Service Executive. Commissioned Report [Details]
2013 Planning and selection of evaluation designs for leadership training programme for nurses and midwives. Report prepared for the National Leadership and Innovation Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Health Service Executive.
Dunne S, Matthews A, Keane R, Scott A (2013) Planning and selection of evaluation designs for leadership training programme for nurses and midwives. Report prepared for the National Leadership and Innovation Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Health Service Executive. Commissioned Report [Details]
2012 Establishing the role and potential impact of the first children’s hospice in the Republic of Ireland: Health and social care professionals’ perspectives. Report prepared for LauraLynn House.
Kiernan G, Guerin S, O’Keeffe L, Dunne S (2012) Establishing the role and potential impact of the first children’s hospice in the Republic of Ireland: Health and social care professionals’ perspectives. Report prepared for LauraLynn House. Commissioned Report [Details]
2007 A needs and resource assessment to inform the design and development of an antenatal support and parent support programme: A report prepared for youngballymun.
Matthews A, Gallagher P, Redmond M, Dunne S, MacGabhann L, Staines A, Stephenson C (2007) A needs and resource assessment to inform the design and development of an antenatal support and parent support programme: A report prepared for youngballymun. Commissioned Report [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
2016 Cancer survivors' perspectives on adjustment-focused self-management interventions: a qualitative meta-synthesis.
Coffey, L;Mooney, O;Dunne, S;Sharp, L;Timmons, A;Desmond, D;O'Sullivan, E;Timon, C;Gooberman-Hill, R;Gallagher, P (2016) Cancer survivors' perspectives on adjustment-focused self-management interventions: a qualitative meta-synthesis. NEW YORK: Review Articles [DOI] [Details]

Research Interests

My research interests include social psychology and health, psycho-oncology, disability and rehabilitation and the use of biomedical technology.