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Martin Dempster's Research Outputs

Dr Martin Dempster

Successful Grant Applications

Psychological Therapies Research in Northern Ireland. A Rapid Review of the Evidence. DHSSPSNI R&D Office. £19,674, 2011, CI

Training in latent variable modelling based on archived social science datasets in Northern Ireland. ESRC RES-046-25-0037. £61,187, 2010, CI

A systematic review of psychosocial factors associated with diabetes self-management and glycaemic control among children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust Discretionary Research Fund. £10,000, 2009, CI

Psychological well-being and breast cancer: The role of illness cognitions and coping. Grant awarded by Breast Cancer Campaign. £12,207, 2008, CI

The assessment and measurement of physical literacy in children. Grant awarded by Sport NI, £39,411, 2008, CI

Enhancing student engagement via an informed and evaluated student-centred induction programme. Grant awarded by the Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund, QUB. £9,613, 2007, CI

Psychological well-being among people with oesophageal cancer – the role of illness cognitions and coping. Grant awarded by Action Cancer. £40,113., 2007, PI

Risks and hazards of blood donation and transfusion – professional and lay knowledge and attitudes to risk in Ireland. Grant awarded by the R&D Office of the HPSSNI. £97,895, 2004, CI

A comparative evaluation of the AgeInfo Database. Grant awarded by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), London. £8,000, 2003, CI

Health and social inequalities relating to cardiac rehabilitation attendance in Northern Ireland: a walking programme for non-attenders. Grant awarded by the R&D Office of the HPSSNI. £150,000, 2003, CI

The effectiveness of using images of oro-facial trauma to reduce “binge” drinking among adolescents. Grant awarded by the British Academy. £3850, 2002, CI

Emotional consequences of cadaver dissection – correlates and mediating factors. Grant awarded by the Learning Teaching Support Network Bioscience. £1087, 2002, PI

Older people at the threshold of care management: a non-randomised controlled trial of rehabilitation. Grant awarded by the South & East Belfast Health & Social Services Trust. £48000, 2000, CI

The development and validation of an individual measure of quality of life among people with heart disease. Grant awarded by the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association. £22305, 1998, PI

An evaluation of the Home from Hospital Services. Grant awarded by the Northern Health and Social Services Board. £6000, 1998, PI


Dempster, M. (in press). A Research Guide for Health and Clinical Psychology. A Manual for Trainees and Supervisors. Palgrave Macmillan.

Dempster, M. (2003) Systematic Review. In R. Miller & J. Brewer (eds) The A-Z of Social Research. London: Sage, pp.312-316.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Breslin, G., McKee, D.P., Dempster, M., Delaney B.J. & Murphy, M.H. (in press). The effect of teachers trained in a fundamental movement skills programme on children’s self-perceptions and motor competence. European Physical Education Review,

Ruggeri, K., Dempster, M. & Hanna, D. (2011). The impact of misunderstanding the nature of statistics. Psychology Teaching Review, 17, 35-40.

Dempster, M. (2011). Assessing quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation: Choosing an appropriate tool. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 6, 335-340. Commissioned paper.

Dempster, M., McCorry, N.K., Brennan, E., Donnelly, M., Murray, L.J. & Johnston, B.T. (in press). Psychological distress among survivors of esophageal cancer: the role of illness cognitions and coping. Diseases of the Esophagus

Lok, A., Shannon, C. & Dempster, M. (in press). A survey of clinical psychologists to explore their decision to supervise trainee clinical psychologists. Clinical Psychology Forum.

Dempster, M. & McCorry, N.K. (in press). The factor structure of the revised Illness Perceptions Questionnaire in a population of oesophageal cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology

Hunt, O., McCurley, N., Dempster, M. & Marley, J. (in press). Patient anxiety and IV sedation in Northern Ireland. British Dental Journal

Cases, A., Dempster, M., Davies, M. & Gamble, G. (in press). The experience of individuals with renal failure participating in home haemodialysis: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Health Psychology

O’Brien, G., Dempster, M., Doherty, N., Carson, D. & Bell, P. (2011). Disordered eating attitudes among female adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Role of mothers. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 15, 185-190.

Dempster, M., McCarthy, T. & Davies, M. (2011). Psychological adjustment to Type 2 Diabetes and relationship quality. Diabetic Medicine 28, 487-492.

Dempster, M., McCorry, N.K., Brennan, E., Donnelly, M., Murray, L.J. & Johnston, B.T. (2011). Do changes in illness perceptions predict changes in psychological distress among oesophageal cancer survivors? Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 500-509.

Dempster, M., McCorry, N.K., Brennan, E., Donnelly, M., Murray, L.J. & Johnston, B.T. (2011). Illness perceptions among carer-survivor dyads are related to psychological distress among oesophageal cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 70, 432-439.

Dempster, M., McCorry, N.K., Brennan, E., Donnelly, M., Murray, L.J. & Johnston, B.T. (2011). Psychological distress among family carers of oesophageal cancer survivors: the role of illness cognitions and coping. Psycho-Oncology, 20, 698-705.

Clarke, C., McCorry, N.K. & Dempster, M. (2011). The role of identity in adjustment among survivors of oesophageal cancer. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 99-108.

Russell, M. Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2011). Measuring health-related quality of life after stroke: A brief tool. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 6, 41-51.

Gibbons, C., Dempster, M. and Moutray, M. (2010). Stress, coping and satisfaction in nursing students. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67, 621-632.

Cupples, M., Tully, M., Dempster, M., Corrigan, M., McCall, D. & Downey, B. (2010). Cardiac rehabilitation uptake following myocardial infarction: cross-sectional study in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 60, 431-435.

Dempster, M., Carney, R. & McClements, R. (2010). Response shift in the assessment of quality of life among people attending cardiac rehabilitation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 307-319.

McCorry, N.K., Corrigan, M., Tully, M.A., Dempster, M., Downey, B. & Cupples, M.E. (2009). Perceptions of exercise among people who have not attended cardiac rehabilitation following myocardial infarction. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 924-932.

McCorry, N.K., Dempster, M., Clarke, C. & Doyle, R. (2009). Adjusting to life after oesophagectomy: the experience of survivors and carers. Qualitative Health Research, 19, 1485-1494.

Hill, K., Higgins, A., Dempster, M. & McCarthy, A. (2009). Fathers’ views and understanding of their roles in families with a child with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 1268-1280.

Dorrian, A., Dempster, M. & Adair, P. (2009). Adjustment to inflammatory bowel disease: The relative influence of illness perceptions and coping. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 15, 47-55.

Gibbons, C., Dempster, M. and Moutray, M. (2009). Index of sources of stress in nursing students: a confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65, 1095-1102.

Gibbons, C., Dempster, M. and Moutray, M. (2009). Surveying nursing students on their sources of stress: A validation study. Nurse Education Today, 29, 867-872.

McCullough, N., Muldoon, O. & Dempster, M. (2009). Self-perception in overweight and obese children: A cross-sectional study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35, 357-364.

Hanna, D., Davies, M. & Dempster, M. (2009). The role played by a range of psychological variables in nurses’ handwashing behaviour. Nursing Times, 105 (41), 18-19. Invited paper.

Hanna, D., Davies, M. & Dempster, M. (2009). Psychological processes underlying nurses’ handwashing behaviour. Journal of Infection Prevention, 10, 90-95.

Dempster, M. & McCorry, N.K. (2009). The role of previous experience and attitudes toward statistics in statistics assessment outcomes among undergraduate psychology students. Journal of Statistics Education, 17, 2.

Hanna, D. & Dempster, M. (2009). The effect of statistics anxiety on students’ predicted and actual test scores. Irish Journal of Psychology, 30, 201-210.

Ruggeri, K., Diaz, C., Kelley, K., Papousek, I., Dempster, M. & Hanna, D. (2009) International issues in education. Psychology Teaching Review, 14, 65-74.

Ruggeri, K., Dempster, M., Hanna, D. & Cleary, C. (2009) Experiences and expectations: the real reason nobody likes stats. Psychology Teaching Review, 14, 75-83.

Hanna, D., Shevlin, M. & Dempster, M. (2008). The structure of the Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale: A confirmatory factor analysis using UK psychology students. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 68-74.

Dempster, M., Carney, R. & McClements, R. (2008). Response shift in quality of life assessment during cardiac rehabilitation. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Behavioral Medicine Issue 19, 8-9.

Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2008). Validity of the Perceived Health Competence Scale in a UK primary care setting. Psychology, Health & Medicine 13, 123-127.

Gibbons, C., Dempster, M. & Moutray, M. (2008). Stress and eustress in nursing students. Journal of Advanced Nursing 61, 282-290.

White, O., McCorry, N.K., Scott-Heyes, G., Dempster, M. & Manderson, J. (2008). Maternal appraisals of risk, coping and prenatal attachment among women hospitalised with pregnancy complications. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 26, 74-85.

Mulholland, C., Boyle, C., Shannon, C., Huda, U., Clarke, L., Meenagh, C. & Dempster, M. (2008). Exposure to the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland influences the clinical presentation of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 102, 278-282.

Gormley, G., Dempster, M. & Best, R. (2008). Right-left discrimination among medical students: Getting it right all of the time? British Medical Journal, 337, a2826.

Taylor, B.J., Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2007) Grading gems: Appraising the quality of research about social work and social care. British Journal of Social Work 37, 335-354.

Taylor, B.J., Wylie, E., Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2007). Systematically retrieving research – a case study evaluating seven databases. Research on Social Work Practice 17, 697-706.

Fitzsimons, D., Mullan, D., Wilson, J.S., Conway, B., Corcoran, B., Dempster, M., Gamble, J., Stewart, C., Rafferty, S., McMahon, M., McMahon, J., Mulholland, P., Stockdale, P., Chew, E., Hanna, L., Ireland, J., Ferguson, G. & Fogarty, D. (2007). The challenge of patients’ unmet palliative care needs in the final stages of chronic illness. Palliative Medicine 21, 313-322.

Downey, D.G., Martin, L., Dempster, M., Moore, J.E., Keoghan, M.T., Starcher, B., Edgar, J., Bilton, D. & Elborn, J.S. (2007). The relationship of clinical and inflammatory markers to outcome in stable patients with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology 42, 216-220.

Dempster, M., Black, A., McCorry, N. & Wilson, D. (2006). Appraisal and consequences of cadaver dissection. Medical Education Online 11: 16.

Spence, W., Mulholland, C., Lynch, G., McHugh, S., Dempster, M. & Shannon, C. (2006) Rates of childhood trauma in a sample of patients with schizophrenia as compared with a sample of patients with non-psychotic psychiatric diagnoses. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation 7, 7-22.

Dempster, M., Newell, G., Cowan, G & Marley, J. (2006). Facing up to binge drinking: Reducing binge drinking in adolescent males. British Dental Journal 201, 587-590.

Davies, M., Dempster, M. & Malone, A. (2006) Do people with diabetes who need to talk want to talk? Diabetic Medicine, 23, 917-919.

Malone, A., Dempster, M. & Davies, M. (2005) Providing psychological services for people with diabetes. Practical Diabetes International 22, 244-248.

Dempster, M., Newell, G. & Marley, J. (2005). Explaining binge drinking among adolescent males using the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Irish Journal of Psychology, 26, 17-24. Invited paper for a Special Issue on Health Psychology.

Kee, F., Sheehy, N., O’Hare, L., Bane, C., Bell, A., Dempster, M. & Fitzgerald, O. (2005). Rheumatologists judgments about the efficacy of anti-TNF therapy in two neighbouring regions. Rheumatology 44, 1407-1413.

Hurley, D.A., McDonough, S.M., Baxter, G.D., Dempster, M. & Moore, A.P. (2005) A descriptive study of the usage of spinal manipulative therapy techniques within a randomised clinical trial in acute low back pain. Manual Therapy 10, 61-67.

Hurley, D.A., McDonough, S.M., Dempster, M., Moore, A.P. & Baxter, G.D. (2004) Randomized controlled trial of interferential therapy and manipulative therapy for acute low back pain. Spine 29, 2207-2216.

Dempster, M., Donnelly, M. & O’Loughlin, C. (2004) The validity of the MacNew Quality of Life Questionnaire in heart disease. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2: 6.

Taylor, B.J., Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2003) Hidden Gems: systematically searching electronic databases for research publications for social work and social care. British Journal of Social Work 33, 423-439.

Carney, R., Fitzsimons, D. & Dempster, M. (2002) Why people experiencing acute myocardial infarction delay seeking medical assistance. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2, 237-242.

Dempster, M., Donnelly, M. & Fitzsimons, D. (2002) Generic, disease-specific and individualised approaches to measuring health-related quality of life among people with heart disease - a comparative analysis. Psychology and Health 17, 447-457.

Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2002) Outcome measurement and service evaluation - a note on research design.  British Journal of Social Work 32, 375-378.

Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2001) GP views about a home from hospital service.  Research, Policy and Planning 19, 37-38.

Dempster, M. (2001) Changes to basic life support guidelines – evidence-based practice? Resuscitation 51, 321.

Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2001) A comparative analysis of the SF-12 and the SF-36 among ischaemic heart disease patients. Journal of Health Psychology 6, 707-712.

Cupples, M. & Dempster, M. (2001) Improving the quality of life for patients with angina pectoris: a team approach to disease management. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 9, 473-481.

Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2000) Measuring the health-related quality of life of people with ischaemic heart disease. Heart 83, 641-644.

Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2000) Selecting a measure of health-related quality of life. Social Work in Health Care 32, 45-56.

Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M. (2000) How well do elderly people complete individualised quality of life measures: an exploratory study. Quality of Life Research 9, 369-375.

Bradley, J., Dempster, M., Wallace, E. & Elborn, S. (1999) The adaptations of a quality of life questionnaire for routine use in clinical practice: the Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire in Cystic Fibrosis. Quality of Life Research 8, 65-71.

Donnelly, M. & Dempster, M. (1999) A Home from Hospital service for older people. Ulster Medical Journal 68, 79-83.

Dempster, M., Bradley, J., Wallace, E. & McCoy, P. (1997) Measuring quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation: comparing the Short Form 36 and the Nottingham Health Profile. Coronary Health Care 1, 211-217.

Dempster, M. (1997) Selection for transformational leadership training?  Selection And Development Review  13, 8-12.

Martin Dempster's publications and research information.