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Dr Lynn Dunwoody

Lecturer in Health Psychology

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School of Psychology


Psychology Research


Room H244 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA



Dr Lynn Dunwoody is an HCPC registered Health Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS. Lynn’s research is health psychology focused in the areas of adversarial growth, CBT and quality of life in relation to cancer; physical activity and rehabilitation, cancer and palliative care, psychosocial interventions and physical activity in community dwelling adults, specifically in the menopause, the psychological and physical benefits of walking and being a volunteer community walk leader.

Lynn completed her PhD at Ulster University with Dr Heinz Tittmar, in 1994. After studying acupuncture and homoeopathy, she worked in clinical practice for 15 years in a private clinic. Dr Dunwoody joined Ulster as a lecturer in health psychology in 1996, before moving to the School of Health Sciences in 2002 to teach allied health professional students and returned to the School of Psychology in 2010.

External positions

  • Chair Partnership and Accreditation Committee, British Psychological Society (from 2015)
  • Membership of Programmatic Review Panel for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology, Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology, Dublin Business School (February 2014 - April 2014)
  • CPD Assessor, Health and Care Professions Council (from 2013)
  • Chief Assessor Qualification In Health Psychology, British Psychological Society (from 2012)
  • Registration Assessor, Health and Care Professions Council (from 2011)
  • Chair Division of Health Psychology Training Committee, British Psychological Society (September 2010 - September 2018)
  • Visitor, Health and Care Professions Council (from 2009)
  • External Examiner for the Essential Certificate in Palliative Care for Allied Health Professionals, Northern Ireland Hospice Care (2007 - 2013)
  • Assessor BPS Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2), British Psychological Society (2006 - 2011)