Dr Annmarie Groarke

BA, MA, HDipED, PhD, AFPsSI, CPsychol

Contact Details

Head of School
Psychology
AMB1042
Arts Millennium Building
NUI, Galway

T: +353 91 493098
E: annmarie.groarke@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

AnnMarie Groarke, a graduate of NUI, Galway carried our research on cognitive and health psychology topics and was awarded MA and PhD degress by the National University of Ireland. Senior Lecturer in the School of of Psychology she was appointed Head of School in 2009 and was re-appointed for a second four-year period in 2013. Dr Groarke was elected Vice Dean of the Arts Faculty 2003 - 2006. She was the Director of the MPsychSc in Health Psychology Programme from 1998 - 2002 and was Chair of the Psychological Society of Ireland Health Psychology Special Interest Group for a two year term during this time. She served as National Delegate for Ireland to the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) for a number of years and served as a member of the Scientific Committee for the EHPS Health Psychology Society Conferences 2005 and 2006 and as Track Chair 2013 and 2015. She is a chartered Health Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. Her current research work examines the psychological impact of cancer and in 2014 she held a visiting scholar appointment at the Dept of Psychology, University of Miami, USA, a leading centre of psycho-oncology research. 

Research Interests

Current Research Interests:  Stress management interventions for people with cancer, Post traumatic growth in cancer,  Illness cognitions and health outcomes, Stress coping and adjustment in chronic illness, 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
School of Psychology H2020 EI Travel Award 01-MAR-15 28-FEB-18
ENTERPRISE IRELAND H2020 TRAVEL SUPPORT FUND 2014 AM GROARKE 01-JAN-14 31-DEC-14
IRC POSTGRADUATE L RODRIGUEZ AM GROARKE 01-OCT-13 30-SEP-15
SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY FP7 ENTERPRISE IRELAND TRAVEL SCHEME 2013 01-JAN-13 31-JAN-15
IRCSET EMBARK JULIE BROSNAN MARK ELLIOTT 01-OCT-10 15-FEB-15
IRCSET EMBARK DEIRDRE TWOMEY MARK ELLIOTT IRCSET 01-SEP-10 30-NOV-13
CANCER CARE WEST (PTPC) RUTH CURTIS 01-MAY-07 31-DEC-20
EHPP RUTH CURTIS 01-MAR-06 31-DEC-11
MF2004 MF20 04 M DR ANNMARIE GROARKE 01-JAN-05 31-JAN-06
NBCRI-R Curtis-Psy Challenges of BC 31-MAR-04 01-JUN-18
MF2003 MF30 03 M A GROARKE R CURTIS 01-JAN-04 31-JAN-06
900 BEHAVIOURAL STUDIES MC LOONE 01-JUN-94 31-DEC-13
900 PSYCHOLOGY I T A C 01-JAN-94 31-DEC-20

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Predicting general and cancer-related distress in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer'
Gibbons, A., Groarke, A. Sweeney, K. (2016) 'Predicting general and cancer-related distress in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer'. BMC Cancer, [Details]
(2016) 'Cancer-related fatigue in post-treatment cancer survivors: Application of the common-sense model of self-regulation of health and illness'
Corbett,T.K,Groarke, A. Wash J.C. McGuire,B.E. (2016) 'Cancer-related fatigue in post-treatment cancer survivors: Application of the common-sense model of self-regulation of health and illness'. BMC Cancer, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Protocol for a systematic review of psychological interventions for cancer-related fatigue in post-treatment cancer survivors'
Corbett T;Devane D;Walsh JC;Groarke A;McGuire BE; (2015) 'Protocol for a systematic review of psychological interventions for cancer-related fatigue in post-treatment cancer survivors'. Systematic Reviews, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of an online intervention for post-treatment cancer survivors with persistent fatigue'
Corbett, T,Walsh, JC,Groarke, A,Moss-Morris, R,McGuire, BE (2016) 'Protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of an online intervention for post-treatment cancer survivors with persistent fatigue'. BMJ Open, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Can risk and illness perceptions predict breast cancer worry in healthy women?'
Gibbons, A,Groarke, A (2016) 'Can risk and illness perceptions predict breast cancer worry in healthy women?'. Journal Of Health Psychology, 21 :2052-2062 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The effect of mode of detection of breast cancer on stress and distress'
Gibbons, A., Groarke, A. M., Curtis, R., and Groarke, J. (2016) 'The effect of mode of detection of breast cancer on stress and distress'. Psycho-Oncology, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Post‐traumatic growth in breast cancer: how and when do distress and stress contribute?'
Groarke, A. M., Curtis, R., Groarke, J. M., Hogan, M. J., Gibbons, A., and Kerin, M. (2016) 'Post‐traumatic growth in breast cancer: how and when do distress and stress contribute?'. Psycho-Oncology, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Stress and self-efficacy predict psychological adjustment at diagnosis of prostate cancer'
Curtis R, Groarke A, Sullivan F. (2014) 'Stress and self-efficacy predict psychological adjustment at diagnosis of prostate cancer'. Scientific Reports, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Experience of breast cancer: burden, benefit, or both?'
Curtis, R., Groarke, A., McSharry, J., Kerin, M. (2014) 'Experience of breast cancer: burden, benefit, or both?'. Cancer Nursing, 37 (3):E21-E30 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Consulting with citizens in the design of wellbeing measures and policies: Lessons from a systems science application'
Hogan, MJ; Johnston, H; Broome, B; McMoreland, C; Walsh, J; Smale, B; Duggan, J; Andriessen, J; Leydon, KM; Domegan, C; McHugh, P; Hogan, V; Harney, O; Groarke, J; Noone, C; Groarke, A (2014) 'Consulting with citizens in the design of wellbeing measures and policies: Lessons from a systems science application'. Social Indicators Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Cognitive-behavioural stress management enhances adjustment in women with breast cancer'
Groarke, A,, Curtis, R,, & Kerin, M. (2013) 'Cognitive-behavioural stress management enhances adjustment in women with breast cancer'. British Journal Of Health Psychology, 18 :623-641 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Global stress predicts both positive and negative emotional adjustment at diagnosis and post-surgery in women with breast cancer'
Groarke, A,, Curtis, R,, & Kerin, M. (2011) 'Global stress predicts both positive and negative emotional adjustment at diagnosis and post-surgery in women with breast cancer'. Psycho-Oncology, 22 :177-185 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Illness representations in patients with hand injury'
Chan, JCY,,Ong, JCY,, Avalos, G,, Regan, PJ,, McCann, J,, Groarke, A,,Kelly, J.L. (2009) 'Illness representations in patients with hand injury'. Journal Of Plastic Reconstructive And Aesthetic Surgery, 62 :927-932 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Predictors of physical, psychological and social adjustment in women with rheumatoid arthritis'
Groarke, A., Curtis, R., Coughlan, R., Gsel, A. (2005) 'Predictors of physical, psychological and social adjustment in women with rheumatoid arthritis'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 1 (26):161-176 [Details]
(2005) 'The impact of illness representations and disease activity on adjustment in women with rheumatoid arthritis: A longitudinal study'
Groarke, AM,Curtis, R,Coughlan, R,Gsel, A (2005) 'The impact of illness representations and disease activity on adjustment in women with rheumatoid arthritis: A longitudinal study'. Psychology & Health, 20 :597-613 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Experience with breast cancer: Effects on comparative optimism, anxiety, attitudes, and breast self-examination'
Swords, L., Groarke, A. (2005) 'Experience with breast cancer: Effects on comparative optimism, anxiety, attitudes, and breast self-examination'. Irish Journal Of Psychology, 24 :76-89 [Details]
(2005) 'Dental floss behaviour: A test of the predictive utility of the theory of planned behaviour and the effects of implementation intentions'
Lavin, D., Groarke, A. (2005) 'Dental floss behaviour: A test of the predictive utility of the theory of planned behaviour and the effects of implementation intentions'. Psychology, Health And Medicine, 10 :243-252 [Details]
(2005) 'Psychological stress as a predictor of psychological adjustment and health status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis'
Curtis, R,Groarke, A,Coughlan, R,Gsel, A (2005) 'Psychological stress as a predictor of psychological adjustment and health status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis'. Patient Education And Counseling, 59 :192-198 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'The influence of disease severity, perceived stress, social support and coping in patients with chronic illness: A one year follow-up'
Curtis R., Groarke, A., Coughlan, R., Gsel, A. (2004) 'The influence of disease severity, perceived stress, social support and coping in patients with chronic illness: A one year follow-up'. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 9 :456-482 [Details]
(2004) 'The role of perceived and actual disease status in adjustment to rheumatoid arthritis'
Groarke, A,Curtis, R,Coughlan, R,Gsel, A (2004) 'The role of perceived and actual disease status in adjustment to rheumatoid arthritis'. Rheumatology, 43 :1142-1149 [DOI] [Details]
(1987) 'Integration: A comparative study of past-pupils of a special school and an ordinary school'
Groarke, A. (1987) 'Integration: A comparative study of past-pupils of a special school and an ordinary school'. International Journal Of Rehabilitation Research, 10 :197-199 [Details]
(1987) 'A survey of public attitudes to community living for persons with mental handicap'
Groarke, A. (1987) 'A survey of public attitudes to community living for persons with mental handicap'. Journal Of Practical Approaches To Developmental Handicap, 17 :80-84 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(1985) Community Integration.
Annmarie Dooley Groarke (1985) Community Integration. Nass Co kildare: Leinster leader Ltd. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) 18th International Psycho-Oncology Society World Congress
Kim,Y., Groarke, A ., Dunigan, J., Chambers, S. (2016) No pain, no gain: Bridging the gap from basic science to practice in cancer stress and growth research among cancer patients ,survivors and their family caregivers ( International Symposium ) 18th International Psycho-Oncology Society World Congress [Details]
(2016) 18th International Psycho-Oncology Society World Congress
Groarke, A., Gibbons, A.,Curtis, R., Groarke,J. (2016) Does mode of detection of breast cancer affect subsequent psychological adjustment? 18th International Psycho-Oncology Society World Congress [Details]
(2015) Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Groarke, A; Walsh, D Morrison, T; Sullivan, F. (2015) The role of physical post traumatic growth in predicting adjustment in prostate cancer Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2014) Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Groarke, A; Curtis, R; Hogan, M.J; Gibbons, A; Groarke, J. (2014) Predictors of benefit finding in women with breast cancer over 18 months Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2014) Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Hogan, M. J., Johnston, H., Broome, B., Smale, B., … & Groarke, A. M. (2014) Consulting with citizens in the design of wellbeing measures and policies [Poster] Conference of the European Health Psychology Society Innsbruck, Austria, [Details]
(2015) Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Corbett,T; Devane, D; Walsh, J; Groarke, A; McGuire, B. (2015) Psychosocial interventions for cancer-related fatigue in post-treatment cancer survivors : a systematic review of the literature Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2015) Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Rodrigues, L; Groarke, A; Dolan, P. (2015) Adolescent adjustment to maternal cancer Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2015) Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Groarke, A; Curtis, R; Walsh, D. (2015) Emotional adjustment and quality of life in men undergoing prostate biopsy Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2014) Irish Society of Urology Annual meeting
Walsh, D. Rogers,E, Jaffrey,S. Corcoran,M. Walsh,K. Durkan,G. Sullivan,F. Power,M. Groarke,A. (2014) The experience of prostate cancer : A qualitative perspective Irish Society of Urology Annual meeting Killarney, Ireland, [Details]
(2014) 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Walsh,D. Groarke,A. Sullivan,F. (2014) The development of a psychometric measure of post-traumaticc growth following a physical illness 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2014) 9th European Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Corbett,T. Groarke,A. McGuire,B. Walsh, J. (2014) Exploring Irish Individuals'perceptions of persistent cancer-related fatigue after treatment 9th European Oncology Nursing Society Congress [Details]
(2014) 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society
Groarke, A; Curtis, R; Walsh,D. (2014) Predictors of adjustment in men diagnosed with prostate cancer and attending for biopsy 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society San Francisco USA, [Details]
(2013) 27th European Health Psychology Society Conference
Groarke, A . Curtis, R. (2013) Facing the threat of a diagnosis of prostate cancer: What predicts adjustment ? 27th European Health Psychology Society Conference [Details]
(2012) Psychology Health and Medicine Conference PSI & NIBPS
Groarke, A. (2012) Enhancing adjustment in women with breast cancer : Current status and future challenges Psychology Health and Medicine Conference PSI & NIBPS Queens University Belfast, [Details]
(2012) 26th European Health Psychology Conference
Groarke, A., Curtis,R., & McSharry, J. (2012) Exploring the experience of stress through diary keeping in women with breast cancer 26th European Health Psychology Conference Prague, [Details]
(2011) 25th European Health Psychology Conference
Groarke, A, Curtis, R. & Kerin, M. (2011) A longitudinal investigation of the efficacy of a psychological intervention for women with breast cancer 25th European Health Psychology Conference Crete, [Details]
(2011) 25th European Health Psychology Society Conference
Gibbons, A., Groarke, A., Curtis, R., & Keane, AM. (2011) Perceptions of breast cancer in Irish women: The role of experience in determining illness beliefs 25th European Health Psychology Society Conference Crete, [Details]
(2011) 25th European Health Psychology Conference
Walsh, D. & Groarke, A. (2011) An exploratory study into physical trauma related post traumatic growth in a prostate cancer sample 25th European Health Psychology Conference Crete, [Details]
(2011) 11th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference
Gibbons, A., Groarke, A., Curtis, R., & Keane, AM. (2011) How healthy women and those with the disease perceive breast cancer 11th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2011) 42nd Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Groarke, A. Curtis, R. & Kerin, M. (2011) Global stress predicts positive and negative adjustment in women with breast cancer 42nd Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2010) 5th Annual International Conference on Psychology
Curtis, R. & Groarke, A. (2010) Psychological adjustment of women with breast cancer: An intervention study 5th Annual International Conference on Psychology Athens, [Details]
(2010) World Stress Anxiety and Research Conference
Gibbons, A. Groarke, A. Curtis, R. Keane, AM (2010) Psychological determinants of breast cancer worry in healthy women World Stress Anxiety and Research Conference [Details]
(2010) 24th European Healthy Psychology Society Conference
Gibbons, A., Groarke, A., Curtis, R., Keane, AM. (2010) Perceived risk of developing breast cancer: how we phrase the question determines the answer 24th European Healthy Psychology Society Conference Cluj-Napoca, Romania, [Details]
(2010) 10th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference
Gibbons, A., Groarke, A., Curtis, R., Keane, AM. (2010) Risk perceptions, optimism and perceptions of illness: their role in determining breast cancer worry 10th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference RCSI, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2009) 23rd European Health Psychology Conference
Groarke, A. Curtis, R. & Kerin, M. (2009) Psychological adjustment in women with breast cancer : An intervention study 23rd European Health Psychology Conference Pisa, [Details]
(2007) 22nd Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium
Groarke, A., Curtis, R. (2007) Managing the psychological challenges of breast cancer: An intervention study 22nd Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium NUI,Galway, [Details]
(2006) 3rd Annual Psychology Health and Medicine Conference
Gibbons, A., Groarke, A. (2006) Adjusting to multiple sclerosis: The role of illness perceptions 3rd Annual Psychology Health and Medicine Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2006) 20th European Health Psychology Conference
Gibbons, A., Groarke, A. (2006) The influence of illness perceptions and coping: Their role on adjustment to multiple sclerosis 20th European Health Psychology Conference Warsaw, [Details]
(2005) New Innovations in Health Psychology and Psychosomatic Medicine
Groarke, A., Curtis, R. (2005) Adjustment to illness and loss: The Irish experience New Innovations in Health Psychology and Psychosomatic Medicine Nadi, Fiji, [Details]
(2005) 19th European Health Psychology Conference
Swords, L., Groarke, A. (2005) Experience with breast cancer: Effects on comparative optimism,anxiety, attitudes and breast self-examination 19th European Health Psychology Conference Galway, ireland, [Details]
(2004) 18th European Health Psychology Conference
Groarke, A., Curtis, R. (2004) The influence of psychosocial variables and disease severity in patients with chronic illness: A one-year follow-up 18th European Health Psychology Conference Helsinki, [Details]
(2003) 17th European Health Psychology Conference
Curtis, R., Groarke, A. (2003) Psychological stress as a predictor of health status in patients with rheumatoid arthrits 17th European Health Psychology Conference Kos Greece, [Details]
(2003) Psychology and Illness Conference
Groarke, A. (2003) Illness representations, coping and health outcomes in patients with chronic disease Psychology and Illness Conference Beaumont Hospital Dublin, [Details]
(2002) 33rd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Lavin, D., Groarke, A. (2002) Dental floss behaviour: A test of the predictive utility of the theory of planned behaviour and the effects of implementation intentions 33rd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Sligo, Ireland, [Details]
(2002) 16th European Health Psychology Conference
Groarke, A. & Curtis, R. (2002) A longitudinal study of the impact of psychological variables and clinical disease variables on adjustment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 16th European Health Psychology Conference Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
(2001) 32nd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Groarke, A., Curtis, R., Coughlan, R. (2001) Predictors of adjustment in patients with arthritis; A comparison of the role of psychological and medical factors 32nd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland [Details]
(2000) 6th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine
Groarke, A. & Curtis, R. (2000) Clinical and psychological correlates of perceived health status in rheumatoid arthritis 6th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine Brisnabe, Australia, [Details]
(1999) 13th European Health Psychology Conference
Groarke, A. & Curtis, R. (1999) Impact of psychological variables on health status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 13th European Health Psychology Conference Florence, Italy, [Details]
(1998) Irish Society for Rheumatology and the Section of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK
Groarke, A. & Curtis, R. & Coughlan, R. (1998) The impact of psychological stress on disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis-a one-year follow-up Irish Society for Rheumatology and the Section of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK Galway, [Details]
(1998) 19th Annual Society of Behavioural Medicine Conference
Groarke, A., Curtis, R. & Coughlan, R. (1998) Psychological stress, illness cognitions and disease stability in rheumatoid arthritis 19th Annual Society of Behavioural Medicine Conference New Orleans, U.S.A, [Details]
(1996) 10th European Health Psychology Conference
Groarke, A. (1996) How important are lay representations of illness and medication in coping with rheumatoid arthritis? 10th European Health Psychology Conference Dublin, [Details]
(1996) 10th European Health Psychology Conference
Feeney, A. & Groarke, A. (1996) The stability of the relationship between dispositional optimism and choice of coping strategy 10th European Health Psychology Conference Dublin, [Details]
(1996) 10th European Health Psychology Conference
Dempsey, H. & Groarke, A. (1996) Locus of contorl beliefs, future health perceptions and illness uncertainty in multiple sclerosis 10th European Health Psychology Conference Dublin, [Details]
(1991) 22nd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Groarke, A. (1991) Expertise in problem solving: Current research issues 22nd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, [Details]
(1988) 24th International Congress of Psychology
Groarke, A. (1988) The social, vocational and personal adjustment of persons with mental handicap 24th International Congress of Psychology Sydney, Australia, [Details]
(1984) 14th Annual Conference of the Psychology Society of Ireland
Groarke, A. (1984) Community integration for persons with mental handicap 14th Annual Conference of the Psychology Society of Ireland Sligo, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) Understanding Chronic Pain.
AnnMarie Groarke (2011) Understanding Chronic Pain. PS Public Service Review, UK. [Details]
(2011) Health Psychology.
AnnMarie Groarke (2011) Health Psychology. PS Public Service Review, UK. [Details]
(2011) Cognitive Coping.
AnnMarie Groarke (2011) Cognitive Coping. PS Public Service Review, UK. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(1989) 'Current research on community lifestyles'
AnnMarie Groarke (1989) 'Current research on community lifestyles' Frontline, 2 :26-27. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2013) Wellbeing in Ireland Conference: Designing Measures and Implementing Policies,
Hogan, M. J., Broome, B., Noone, C. & Groarke, A. M. (2013) This conference focused on well-being measurement and the design of a national well-being index for Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Wellbeing in Ireland Conference: Designing Measures and Implementing Policies, NUI, Galway , 06-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-13. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2014) The experience of prostate cancer: a qualitative perspective.
Walsh, D,Rogers, E,Jaffrey, S,Corcoran, M,Walsh, K,Durkan, G,Sullivan, F,Power, M,Groarke, A (2014) The experience of prostate cancer: a qualitative perspective. Abstract [Details]
(2014) Exploring Irish individuals' perceptions of persistent cancer-related fatigue after treatment.
Corbett, T,McGuire, B,Walsh, J,Groarke, A (2014) Exploring Irish individuals' perceptions of persistent cancer-related fatigue after treatment. Abstract [Details]
(2013) Everybody is in the same boat: Social support as a form of coping during chemotherapy.
Gibbons, A,Groarke, A (2013) Everybody is in the same boat: Social support as a form of coping during chemotherapy. Abstract [Details]
(2013) Are illness perceptions and coping predictors of distress in breast cancer over time?.
Gibbons, A,Groarke, A (2013) Are illness perceptions and coping predictors of distress in breast cancer over time?. Abstract [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(1998) Managing chronic illness, a biopsychosocial perspective.
Groarke, A (1998) Managing chronic illness, a biopsychosocial perspective. Book Review [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
PSI Special Interest Group in Health Psychology Chair /
PSI subcommittee to review accreditation guidelines for Health Psychology training in Ireland Member /
National Delegate for Ireland to the European Health Psychology Society Member /
British Psychological Society, awarded Chartered Health Psychologist status Member of Division of Health Psychology ( BPS ) Member /
Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) (1989- Associate Fellow) Member /
Division of Health Psychology (PSI) Member /
European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Member /
Business and Professional Women's Federation Ireland (BPW) Member /