European Health Psychology Conference, August 2005



The European Health Psychology Conference 2005 (EHPS 2005) will be held at the National University of Ireland, Galway from August 31st to September 3rd, 2005.

The final date for registration and purchase of tickets for the Conference banquet is July 29 at 5.00 p.m. local time.  Please note it is not possible to register for one day only and no registrations will be accepted at the conference.

The Oral Programme and the Poster Programme are now posted on this web site.

Fáilte! / Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising and Scientific Programme committees of the 19th European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Conference 2005 and the Department of Psychology at National University of Ireland, Galway, I have great pleasure in welcoming you a hundred thousand times to Galway in the West of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte!


The conference promises to be a very stimulating international event with delegates so far coming from all over Europe as well as the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The Galway Conference provides the opportunity to bring together experts in health psychology and other related disciplines from all over the world to exchange ideas, information and the most up to date findings allowing us to enhance individual, family and community health across diverse cultures.


Outstanding researchers and speakers have accepted our invitation to deliver keynote addresses including Prof. Shelley Taylor UCLA, Prof. James Pennebaker, University of Texas, Prof. Marie Johnson, University of Aberdeen and Prof. Jack James NUI, Galway.


The Scientific programme promises to be an exciting one and in tandem with it will be the opportunity to experience the social side of life in Galway! Music, song and dance will certainly be on the agenda!  


So, don’t hesitate to come and get involved, send in your abstract and register for what promises to be a fantastic conference!


Every good wish,


Ruth Curtis
Professor, Chair of the Organising Committee

The European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) is a professional organisation formed to promote research in, and applications of health psychology within Europe. It was formed in 1986 and through its conferences and publications, it offers a forum for the development of collaborative projects and discussion of issues of interest to health psychologists in Europe.  It also fosters the interchange of information related to health psychology with other associations worldwide to facilitate international achievement of EHPS aims. The current President is Dr. Susan Michie.

The Department of Psychology, NUI Galway, founded in 1971, provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in psychology.  The Department offers both PhD and MLitt degrees by research and provides professional training in health psychology (Master of Psychological Science in Health Psychology) and in clinical psychology (Doctor of Psychological Science in Clinical Psychology).  The MPsychSc in Health Psychology programme was established in 1994 and is the first of its kind in Ireland.  The Department is now an active centre for health psychology research.

Galway is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city steeped in culture, rich in folklore and famous for its cobble-stoned streets, quaint shops and charming restaurants. Home to the world renowned Druid Theatre Company, Macnas Street Theatre Company and An Thaibhdhearc there is much to do in this wonderful city and Galway boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The landscape leaves one breathless from the prehistoric fort of Dun Aengus, the most westerly point in Europe to Connemara and the Burren in nearby County Clare.

Established in 1845, NUI Galway’s 260 acre campus is beautifully situated along the banks of the river Corrib and within a stroll of the city centre.