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Dr Martin Dempster

Senior Lecturer, Director of Education

Room 02.534, David Keir Building

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Martin Dempster

Dr Martin Dempster

Senior Lecturer

Direct phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5547

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PSY3001 Thesis

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


Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)

Chartered Statistician (CStat)

Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Health Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council


Treasurer, Division of Health Psychology – Northern Ireland, British Psychological Society

Chair, Health Psychology Qualifications Board, British Psychological Society

Member, Health Psychology Training Committee, British Psychological Society


Associate Editor, British Journal of Health Psychology

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Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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