Dr Eimear Lee

Lecturer in Psychology

Office: COS 301a
Tel:
0845 196 5126
International: (+44) 1223 695126
Email: eimear.lee@anglia.ac.uk

Qualifications

PhD Psychology
MSc. Health Psychology
H. Dip. (Psychology)


Teaching Experience

Undergraduate

Experimental Psychology
Health Psychology
Quantitative Research Methods

Postgraduate

Quantitative Research Methods
Health Psychology

Research Interests

Eimear's research interests lie in the investigation of the impact of psychological stress on health and well-being, and the interaction between psychological, physiological, and behavioural variables. Eimear has looked at the impact of stress on physiological functioning through the assessment of patterns of cardiovascular functioning, and some work with salivary immune markers. Other areas of interest include biological psychology, health psychology, personality and individual differences, and psychosocial influences on health.

Eimear's PhD research, which was funded by the Irish Social Science's Platform was entitled 'Socially relevant personality traits and the association with attenuated cardiovascular functioning'. It focused on a number of socially relevant personality variables, including neuroticism and social dominance, and cardiovascular functioning in a variety of stress environments.

Current on-going collaborations include working with Dr Ann-Marie Creaven at the University of Limerick, and Dr Brian Hughes at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Eimear is also involved with an international project investigating the psychological effects of the current economic recession, collecting data for an Irish cohort with Dr Brian Hughes and Dr Esther Greenglass at York University, Toronto.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (under review). Trait dominance as a moderator of cardiovascular functioning during social stress. Journal of Psychophysiology. [IF: 1.536].

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B.M. (revisions requested). Cardiovascular habituation and the association with trait dominance. International Journal of Psychophysiology [IF: 2.036].

Peer reviewed abstracts

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2012). Trait anxiety and normative blood pressure functioning using a self-monitoring protocol. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, A90. [Abstract]. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182583b27 [IF: 4.236].

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). Influence of hostility on activity-related diurnal variations in blood pressure. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, A103. [Abstract]. doi: 10.1097/01.psy.0000396987.01117.50 [IF: 4.236].

Other Publications

Book review

Hughes, B. M., Lee, E. M., McDonagh, L. K., O'Leary, É. D., & Higgins, N. M. (2012). [Review of the book Handbook of Adult Resilience, edited by J. W. Reich, A. J. Zautra & J. S. Hall]. Journal of Positive Psychology 7, 155-158, doi:10.1080/17439760.2011.614836

Published conference proceedings

Lee, E. M. (2011). Research and policy on psychological stress in caregivers: Bridging the divide. Proceedings of the 2009 Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference, pp. 179-187. Galway, Ireland: Irish Social Sciences Platform.

Conference Presentations

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2012, July). Cardiovascular reactivity to social and asocial stress: The association with trait dominance. Paper presented at the 33rd International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Hughes, B. M., Lee, E. M., & Greenglass, E. (2012, July). Gender differences in determinants of perceived financial well-being among college students in Ireland. Paper presented at the 33rd International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2012, March). Trait anxiety and normative blood pressure functioning using a self-monitoring protocol. Paper presented at the 70th Annual meeting of American Psychosomatic Society, Athens, Greece.

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011, October). Individual differences in neuroticism: Associations with daily cardiovascular flux. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on The (Non) Expression of Emotions in Health and Disease, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011, June). Hostility-related diurnal variations in blood pressure. Poster session presented at the Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity: Antecedents and Consequences conference, Birmingham, UK

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011, July). Physiological consequences of neuroticism: A self-monitoring study. Paper presented at the 32nd International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Münster, Germany.

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011, March). Influence of hostility on activity-related diurnal variations in blood pressure. Poster presented at the 69th Annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, Texas.

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2010, August). Influence of hostility on work time-downtime variations in blood pressure. Paper presented at the 31st International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Galway, Ireland.

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2010, March). Temporal differences in cardiovascular functioning and depression: A self-monitoring study. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

Lee, E. M. (2009, December). Research and policy on psychological stress in caregivers: Bridging the divide. Paper presented at the Second Annual Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference in Galway, Ireland.
Lee, E. M. & Walsh, J. C. (2008, November). A knowledge-based intervention for the early detection of melanoma through skin self-examination. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Congress in Carlow, Ireland.

Lee, E. M. & Walsh, J. C. (2008, April). A knowledge based intervention for the early detection of melanoma. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Congress of Psychology students in Ireland, Limerick, Ireland.

Lee, E. M. & Walsh, J. (2008, March). A knowledge based intervention for the early detection of melanoma. Poster session presented at the Psychology, Health and Medicine Fifth Annual Conference, City of Derry, UK.
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