School:Psychology and Sport Science
Areas of Expertise: Applied, Social and Health Psychology
Eimear is a lecturer in psychology, and her research interests include biological psychology, health psychology, personality and individual differences, and psychosocial influences on health.
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. She's looked at the impact of stress on physiological functioning through the assessment of patterns of cardiovascular functioning, and some work with salivary immune markers.
Eimear's PhD research, which was funded by the Irish Social Science's Platform, focused on a number of socially relevant personality variables, including neuroticism and social dominance, and cardiovascular functioning in a variety of stress environments.
Eimear teaches on the modules Biopsychology, Introduction to Abnormal and Health Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods, and Research Techniques for Psychology.
Lee, E.M. and Hughes, B.M., 2014. Trait dominance is associated with vascular cardiovascular responses, and attenuated habituation, to social stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 92, pp.79-84.