Lecturer
Applied Psychology
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: s.dockray@ucc.ie

Dr. Samantha Dockray is a lecturer in the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork.  Her key interests relate to the application of psychobiological models of behaviour and emotions, including diatheses-stress frameworks to understand the development of externalising behaviours, health and positive wellbeing.  Samantha has particular interest in the health and wellbeing of  people at periods of transition, such as adolescence and emerging adulthood, and during periods of stress.  

Samantha completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a BSc. Biomedical Science Honours at Victoria University, Australia before completing her PhD in  Biobehavioral Health at The Pennsylvania State University.  Before joining UCC she was a Research Fellow in the Psychobiology Research Group at University College London.  Samantha has also held academic positions at the School of Psychology, City University London, and the School of Biomedical Science, Victoria University, Australia.

Research Interests

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Adolescent Health - Stress and Psychophysiological Wellbeing.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1330-SEP-16€72,000.00
Tailoring eHealth Interventions for the Treatment of Overweight/Obesity: A Person-centred Approach.Irish Research Council04-JAN-1703-JAN-20€72,000.00
Time perspective and Health Behaviours - An Exploratory Investigation.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1530-SEP-18€70,000.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'The Trier Social Stress Test: principles and practice'
Allen, Andrew P.; Kennedy, Paul J.; Dockray, Samantha; Cryan, John F.; Dinan, Timothy G.; Clarke, Gerard (2016) 'The Trier Social Stress Test: principles and practice'. Neurobiology of Stress, [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2015)'A Systematic Review of the Effects of Mindfulness Interventions on Cortisol'
O'Leary, K., O'Neill, S. & Dockray, S. (2015) 'A Systematic Review of the Effects of Mindfulness Interventions on Cortisol'. Journal of Health Psychology, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'A systematic review of the effects of mindfulness interventions on cortisol'
O'Leary, O'Neill, S., Dockray, S. (2015) 'A systematic review of the effects of mindfulness interventions on cortisol'. Journal of Health Psychology, [Details]
(2015)'The Effects of Two Novel Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions on Well-being'
O' Leary, K. & Dockray, S. (2015) 'The Effects of Two Novel Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions on Well-being'. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: Expert consensus guidelines'
Stalder T, Kirschbaum C, Kudielka BM, Adam EK, Pruessner JC, Wüst S, Dockray S, Smyth N, Evans P, Hellhammer DH, Miller R, Wetherell MA, Lupien SJ, Clow A. (2016) 'Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: Expert consensus guidelines'. Psychoneuroendocrinology, [Details]
(2016)'Effects of a novel positive psychological intervention on prenatal stress and well-being: A pilot randomised controlled trial'
Matvienko-Sikar, K. & Dockray, S. (2016) 'Effects of a novel positive psychological intervention on prenatal stress and well-being: A pilot randomised controlled trial'. Women and Birth, Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Positive prenatal well-being: conceptualising and measuring mindfulness and gratitude in pregnancy'
O' Leary K;Dockray S;Hammond S; (2016) 'Positive prenatal well-being: conceptualising and measuring mindfulness and gratitude in pregnancy'. Archives Of Women'S Mental Health, 19 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'A systematic review of the effects of mindfulness interventions on cortisol'
O'Leary, K,O'Neill, S,Dockray, S (2016) 'A systematic review of the effects of mindfulness interventions on cortisol'. Journal of Health Psychology, 21 :2108-2121 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The Effects of Two Novel Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions on Well-Being'
O' Leary, K,Dockray, S (2015) 'The Effects of Two Novel Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions on Well-Being'. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21 :243-245 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Frequent nightmares are associated with blunted cortisol awakening response in women'
Nagy, T., Salavecz, G., Simor, P., Purebl, G., Bódizs, R., Dockray, S., & Steptoe, A. (2015) 'Frequent nightmares are associated with blunted cortisol awakening response in women'. Physiology and Behaviour, [Details]
(2014)'Morningness-eveningness interferes with perceived health, physical activity, diet and stress levels in working women: A cross-sectional study'
Haraszti, RA,Purebl, G,Salavecz, G,Poole, L,Dockray, S,Steptoe, A (2014) 'Morningness-eveningness interferes with perceived health, physical activity, diet and stress levels in working women: A cross-sectional study'. Chronobiology International, 31 :829-837 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Sleep problems and heart rate variability over the working day'
Jackowska M, Dockray S, Endrighi R, Hendrickx H, Steptoe A (2012) 'Sleep problems and heart rate variability over the working day'. Journal of Sleep Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The longitudinal impact of exposure to violence on cortisol reactivity in adolescents'
Peckins MK, Dockray S, Eckenrode JL, Heaton J, Susman EJ (2012) 'The longitudinal impact of exposure to violence on cortisol reactivity in adolescents'. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 51 (4):366-372 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Chronotype and diurnal cortisol profile in working women: Differences between work and leisure days'
Dockray, S., Steptoe, A. (2011) 'Chronotype and diurnal cortisol profile in working women: Differences between work and leisure days'. Psychoneuroendocrinology, [Details]
(2011)'Psychosocial factors and sleep efficiency: discrepancies between subjective and objective evaluations of sleep'
Jackowska M, Dockray S, Hendrickx H, Steptoe A (2011) 'Psychosocial factors and sleep efficiency: discrepancies between subjective and objective evaluations of sleep'. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73 (9):810-816 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Objectively measured secondhand smoke exposure and mental health in children: evidence from the Scottish Health Survey'
Hamer M, Ford T, Stamatakis E, Dockray S, Batty GD (2011) 'Objectively measured secondhand smoke exposure and mental health in children: evidence from the Scottish Health Survey'. Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, 165 (4):326-331 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Positive affect and psychobiological processes'
Dockray, S., Steptoe, A. (2010) 'Positive affect and psychobiological processes'. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, [Details]
(2010)'Cortisol and alpha amylase reactivity and timing of puberty: Vulnerabilities for antisocial behaviour in young adolescents'
Susman, E.J., Dockray, S., Granger, D.A., Blades, K. T., Randazzo, W., Heaton. J.A., Dorn, L.D. (2010) 'Cortisol and alpha amylase reactivity and timing of puberty: Vulnerabilities for antisocial behaviour in young adolescents'. Psychoneuroendocrinology, [Details]
(2010)'Positive affect and psychobiological processes'
Dockray S, Steptoe A (2010) 'Positive affect and psychobiological processes'. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35 (1):69-75 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'A Comparison of Affect Ratings Obtained with Ecological Momentary Assessment and the Day Reconstruction Method'
Dockray S, Grant N, Stone AA, Kahneman D, Wardle J, Steptoe A (2010) 'A Comparison of Affect Ratings Obtained with Ecological Momentary Assessment and the Day Reconstruction Method'. Social Indicators Research, 99 (2):269-283 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Depression, cortisol reactivity, and obesity in childhood and adolescence'
Dockray S, Susman EJ, Dorn LD (2009) 'Depression, cortisol reactivity, and obesity in childhood and adolescence'. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 45 (4):344-350 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Positive affect and psychobiological processes relevant to health'
Steptoe, A., Dockray, S., Wardle, J. (2009) 'Positive affect and psychobiological processes relevant to health'. Journal of Personality, [Details]
(2008)'The stress response in adolescents with inattentive type ADHD symptoms'
Randazzo WT, Dockray S, Susman EJ (2008) 'The stress response in adolescents with inattentive type ADHD symptoms'. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 39 (1):27-38 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The cortisol awakening response in relation to objective and subjective measures of waking in the morning'
Dockray S, Bhattacharyya MR, Molloy GJ, Steptoe A (2008) 'The cortisol awakening response in relation to objective and subjective measures of waking in the morning'. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33 (1):77-82 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Morningness/eveningness, morning-to-afternoon cortisol ratio, and antisocial behavior problems during puberty'
Susman EJ, Dockray S, Schiefelbein VL, Herwehe S, Heaton JA, Dorn LD. (2007) 'Morningness/eveningness, morning-to-afternoon cortisol ratio, and antisocial behavior problems during puberty'. Developmental Psychology, [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'Exploring factors influencing non‐attendance at the diabetes clinic and service improvement strategies from patients' perspectives'
Kalsoom Akhter, Samantha Dockray, David Simmons (2012) 'Exploring factors influencing non‐attendance at the diabetes clinic and service improvement strategies from patients' perspectives' Practical Diabetes International, 29 (3) . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2017)European Association for Work and Organisational Psychology
Linehan, C., Dockray, S. and Lee, L. (2017) Anyone shout at you today Mum?: Mapping the physiological and subjective impacts of emotional labour demands on pharmacy staff European Association for Work and Organisational Psychology [Details]
(2015)International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology
Dockray, S., O'Leary, K. & Susman, E.J. (2015) Day-to-day dynamic associations of interpersonal stress, sleep and cortisol in a sample of adolescents International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology [Details]
(2008)2008 Division of Health Psychology/European Health Psychology Society
Endrighi, R., Dockray, S. (2008) Discontinuity patterns and (PAPM) stage transitions of kidney screening kit uptake 2008 Division of Health Psychology/European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2014)11th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference
Pyrz, K., Lyne, J.P. & Dockray, S. (2014) The role of resilience resources in cardiovascular recovery from laboratory stress 11th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference [Details]
(2012)International Conference of Behavioral Medicine
Brown, J., Dockray, S., Salavecz, G., & Steptoe, A. (2012) The association between resilience, physical activity and heart rate variability in everyday life International Conference of Behavioral Medicine [Details]
(2012)International Conference of Behavioral Medicine
Haraszti R.A, Purebl, G.Y.,Salavecz G.Y., Dockray, S., Steptoe, A (2012) Diurnal preference coupled to salivary cortisol, heart rate variability and emotional rhythm International Conference of Behavioral Medicine [Details]
(2012)International Conference of Behavioral Medicine
Purebl G.Y., Haraszti R. A., Salavecz G. Dockray S., Steptoe A (2012) Diurnal preference and health behaviours in a sample of Hungarian working women International Conference of Behavioral Medicine [Details]
(2012)International Conference of Behavioural medicine
Haraszti R.A., Purebl G.Y., Salavecz G.Y., Dockray, S., Steptoe A. (2012) Effect of diurnal preference on sleep perception International Conference of Behavioural medicine [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2012)Post bariatric surgery eating behaviours: the influence of subjective norming and social context.
Dockray, S,Buckley, TL (2012) Post bariatric surgery eating behaviours: the influence of subjective norming and social context. Abstract [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology Member/
European Health Psychology Society Member/
Society for Research on Adolescence Member/
European Association for Research on Adolescence Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Community Engagement Chair/ 2015
Research Chair2014 /
Teaching and Learning ( CACCS) Member/
Teaching and Learning (Applied Psychology) Member2012 /
Ethics Commitee (Applied Psychology) Member2011 / 2012
CACCS Research and Innovation Member/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2007The Pennsylvania State University PhDBiobehavioural Health
1999Victoria University BSc HonsBiomedical Science
1998Victoria University BSC (HONS)Physiology and Psychology

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)PSI Psychology, Health & Medicine,
Dockray, S. (2017) Obesity-mediated systemic inflammation and externalising behaviours in adolescence. [Poster Presentation], PSI Psychology, Health & Medicine, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)PSI Psychology, Health & Medicine,
Jump, O. Dockray, S. (2017) SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AND HEART RATE VARIABILITY: FROM THE LAB TO THE LIVING ROOM. [Oral Presentation], PSI Psychology, Health & Medicine, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)PSI Psychology Health & Medicine,
Dockray, S. Murphy, L. (2017) Social Competence, Social Stress and Cortisol in Adolescence. [Oral Presentation], PSI Psychology Health & Medicine, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)PSI Psychology, Health & Medicine,
Muscolino, I., Dockray, S. (2017) A Biopsychosocial model of body dis-satisfaction in adolescence. [Poster Presentation], PSI Psychology, Health & Medicine, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)PSI Psychology, Health & Medicine,
Matvienko-Sikar, K. Dockray, S. (2017) EFFECTS OF A BRIEF EXPERIMENTAL GRATITUDE INTERVENTION ON SELF-REPORT AND PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MEASURES OF STRESS. [Oral Presentation], PSI Psychology, Health & Medicine, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference,
Murphy, G., O'Leary, K & Dockray, S. (2016) Trier on Wheels? Cardiovascular reactivity in a simulated stressful driving scenario. [Oral Presentation], Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2015)Psychological Society of Ireland Conference 2015,
McGrath, N., O'Leary, K., & Dockray, S. (2015) Stability and predictors of wellbeing over time. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Conference 2015, Psychological Society of Ireland Conference 2015 . [Details]
(2015)PSI ECG Conference,
O'Neill, S., & Dockray, S. (2015) Health, Sleep, and Psychobiological Wellbeing in Adolescence. [Oral Presentation], PSI ECG Conference, NUIG . [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland Conference 2015,
Cadogan E., O Leary, K., Dockray, S. (2012) The effects of a gratitude intervention on physiological and self-report wellbeing. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Conference 2015, Psychological Society of Ireland Conference 2015 . [Details]
(2015)International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology,
Murphy, L., Jump. O. & Dockray, S. (2015) Social evaluative stress in adolescence: Effects of changes in perceived social competence. [Oral Presentation], International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Edinburgh, Scotland . [Details]
(2015)12th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference,
O'Neill, S., & Dockray, S. (2015) Adolescent Sleep: Contributing Factors to Poor Sleep Quality and Health Outcomes. [Oral Presentation], 12th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Belfast , 01-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)PSI ECG Conference,
O'Leary, K. & Dockray, S. (2015) Prenatal Mindfulness Intervention Effects. [Oral Presentation], PSI ECG Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway . [Details]
(2013)Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Teachers & Researchers Annual Meeting,
Dockray, S. (2013) An Overview of Changes in the Publishing Landscape. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Teachers & Researchers Annual Meeting, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2011)European Health Psychology Society,
Brown, J., Dockray, S., Salavecz, G., & Steptoe, A. (2011) Resilience, physical activity and heart rate variability in everyday life. [Poster Presentation], European Health Psychology Society, Crete, Greece . [Details]
(2013)Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference (PSI & BPS),
Dockray, S. (2013) Psychological predictors of of restrained and disinhibted eating in young adults. [Oral Presentation], Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference (PSI & BPS), Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAY-13 - 01-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference (PSI & BPS),
O'Connor, S., Dockray, S. (2013) Ah sure, they’ll grow out of it: Parental body self-image and perceptions of child weight status. [Poster Presentation], Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference (PSI & BPS), Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAY-12 - 01-MAY-12. [Details]
(2013)Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference (PSI & BPS),
O'Leary, K., Dockray, S. (2013) Gratitude and mindfulness interventions: Conceptual crossovers and practical applications. [Poster Presentation], Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference (PSI & BPS), Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAY-12 - 01-MAY-12. [Details]
(2013)Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference (PSI & BPS),
O'Leary, K., Dockray, S. (2013) Methodological implications in positivepsychological trials to improve well-being. [Poster Presentation], Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference (PSI & BPS), Dublin, Cork , 01-MAY-12 - 01-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland,
Logan Buckley T. Dockray, S & Duggan, D (2012) Changes in intimate relaitonships after bariatric surgery. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2013)SLEEP - Associated Professional Sleep Societies,
Groeger, J.A., Dockray, S., Archer, J. (2013) Sleep deprived Per 3 5/5 drivers show impaired executive functioning and drive more dangerously in ealry morning. [Oral Presentation], SLEEP - Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Baltimore, USA , 12-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2008)International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology,
Dockray, S. (2008) Cortisol and alpha-amylase responses to stress and weight trajectories in adolescence. [Oral Presentation], International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology, Germany , 17-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10. [Details]
(2006)Society for Research on Adolescence,
Dockray, S., Briggs, J., Susman, E.J. & Heaton, J.A. (2006) The associations between sex hormones, cortisol reactivity, and self-perceived competence in adolescence. [Poster Presentation], Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, USA , 11-MAR-09 - 12-MAR-08. [Details]
(2006)Society for Research on Adolescence,
Dockray, S., Susman, E.J. (2006) Predicting self-perceived scholastic competence: Sex differences in the role of timing of puberty. [Poster Presentation], Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, USA , 15-JUN-06 - 15-JUN-07. [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland, 42nd Annual Conference,
Buckley, O. Dockray, S. (2012) Investigating the Intrapsychic Contributions to the Premature Sexualisation of Young Girls. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, 42nd Annual Conference, Cork Ireland , 16-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12. [Details]
(2006)Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting,
Blades, K. T., Susman, E. J., & Dockray, S. (2006) Relational Aggression, Childhood and Adolescent Depression and Circadian Variations in Cortisol. [Poster Presentation], Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, San Francisco, USA , 09-MAR-06 - 02-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006)Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting,
Vgontzas, A., Susman, E. J., & Dockray, S (2006) Anxiety, Morningness/Eveningness, and Cortisol Secretion in Adolescents. [Poster Presentation], Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, San Francisco, USA , 01-MAR-06 - 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006)Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting,
Randazzo, W., Susman, E. J., & Dockray, S. (2006) The Stress Response in Adolescents with Innattentive Type ADHD Symptoms. [Poster Presentation], Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, San Francisco, USA , 01-MAR-06 - 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005)International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology,
Dockray, S., Susman, E. J. & Dorn, L. D. (2005) Cortisol reactivity mediates the association between depressed mood and body mass index. [Oral Presentation], International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Montreeal, Canada , 04-AUG-05 - 05-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology,
Dockray, S. Susman, E. J. (2005) Estradiol and cortisol responses to laboratory stressors in children and adolescents. [Poster Presentation], International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Montreal , Canada , 04-AUG-05 - 05-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development,
Dockray, S., Briggs, J. Susman, E. J., Heaton, J. A. (2005) Cortisol Responses to Laboratory Psychosocial Stress in Children: The Impact of Age and Gender. [Oral Presentation], Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Atlanta, USA , 07-APR-05 - 07-APR-07. [Details]
(2004)Society for Research on Adolescence,
Susman, E. J., Dockray, S., Schiefelbein, V.L., Herwehe, S. Boyle, B., & Briggs, J. (2004) Cortisol and Behavior Problems in Early Puberty. [Oral Presentation], Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, USA , 01-APR-13 - 04-MAR-04. [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland,
Deegan, J., Dockray, S. (2012) Investigating Circumscribed Interests in Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, Cork, Ireland , 08-NOV-12 - 09-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland,
Dockray, S., Kamphuis, C. (2012) Biopsychosocial correlates, predictors and outcomes of changes in eating behaviours. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, Cork, Ireland , 15-NOV-12 - 15-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)European Health Psychology,
Dockray, S., Buckley, T. (2012) Post bariatric surgery eating behaviours: the influence of subjective norming and social context. [Oral Presentation], European Health Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic , 12-JUL-12 - 13-JUL-12. [Details]
(2013)10th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference,
O Leary, K; Dockray, S (2013) Methodological Implications in Positive Psychological Trials to Improve Well-being. [Poster Presentation], 10th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, Dublin , 01-MAY-13 - 01-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)10th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference,
O Leary, K; Dockray, S (2013) Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions: Conceptual Crossovers and Practical Applications. [Poster Presentation], 10th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, Dublin , 01-MAY-13 - 01-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)BPS Division of Health Psychology Conference,
O Leary, K; Dockray, S; Hammond, S (2013) Measuring the Positive in Pregnancy: Development of the Gratitude during Pregnancy Scale and Evaluation of the MAAS in Pregnancy. [Oral Presentation], BPS Division of Health Psychology Conference, Brighton , 11-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13. [Details]
(2012)Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference,
O' Leary, K; Dockray, S; DiBlasi, Z (2012) The Heart and Science of Well-being Workshop. [Other], Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Cork , 08-NOV-12 - 11-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
O Leary, K; Dockray, S (2012) The Effect of Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions on levels of Gratitude and Mindfulness. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Cork , 08-NOV-12 - 11-NOV-12. [Details]
(2013)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
Logan Buckley, T & Dockray, S. (2013) Psychosocial sequelae of weight loss surgery. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Sligo, Ireland . [Details]
(2013)Psychology Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
Philpott, L., Dorris, D., & Dockray, S. (2013) Sex differences in the association of emotion identification, emotion regulation and life satisfaction in adolescence. [Oral Presentation], Psychology Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Sligo, Ireland . [Details]
(2013)Psychological Society of Ireland,
Logan Buckley T., O'Boyle, C. & Dockray, S. (2013) Psychosocial sequelae of weight loss surgery. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, Sligo, Ireland . [Details]
(2013)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
Logan Buckley. T. & Dockray, S (2013) Rejecting the ‘in-group’: Perceptions of obesity after weight loss surgery. [Poster Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Sligo, Ireland . [Details]
(2013)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
Philpot, L., Dorris, D., Dockray, S. (2013) Exploring the association between teacher ratings of school contextual factors and student emotional wellbeing. [Poster Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Sligo, Ireland . [Details]
(2013)The 13th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference,
O Leary, K.; Dockray, S. (2013) Differences in the factor structure of gratitude based on parity. [Poster Presentation], The 13th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13. [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland, 42nd Annual Conference,
Di Blasi, Z., Dockray, S., O'Leary, K. (2012) The Heart and Science of Positive Psychology. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Psychological Society of Ireland, 42nd Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland , 22-NOV-12 - 25-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland, 42nd Annual Conference,
O'Leary, K., Dockray, S., Di Blasi, Z. (2012) The effect of gratitude and mindful interventions on levels of gratitude and mindfulness. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, 42nd Annual Conference, Rochestown Hotel, Cork, Ireland , 22-NOV-12 - 25-NOV-12. [Details]
(2008)European Conference for Positive Psychology,
Dockray, S., Steptoe, A. (2008) The Stability of Positive Affect in Adolescence: Associations with Hassles and Uplifts. [Oral Presentation], European Conference for Positive Psychology, Croatia , 14-JUN-13 - 15-JUN-13. [Details]
(2008)European Association for Research on Adolescence,
Dockray, S. (2008) Puberty, Body Mass Index and Cortisol Reactivity. [Oral Presentation], European Association for Research on Adolescence, Italy , 16-JUL-09 - 19-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)The Society for Research on Adolescence,
Dockray, S. (2008) Cortisol Responses to Daily Interpersonal Hassles: Sex differences, depression and cortisol reactivity. [Oral Presentation], The Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, USA , 18-JUN-09 - 19-JUN-09. [Details]
(2007)Society for Research on Child Development,
Dockray, S., Heaton, J. & Susman, E.J. (2007) The Stressors of Childhood: Children's Responses to Daily Hassles. [Oral Presentation], Society for Research on Child Development, Bosotn, USA , 12-JUN-08 - 13-JUN-08. [Details]
(2006)Society for Research on Adolescence,
Susman, E.J., Granger, D.A., Dockray, S. Heaton, J.A., & Dorn L.D. (2006) Alpha-Amylase, timing of puberty and disruptive behavior in young adolescents: A test of the attenuation hypothesis. [Oral Presentation], Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, USA , 16-MAR-06 - 17-MAR-06. [Details]
(2014)Stirling Behavioural Science Centre/ ESRC Behavioural Science Workshop,
Dockray, S. (2014) Psychobiological Correlates of Wellbeing. [Invited Oral Presentation], Stirling Behavioural Science Centre/ ESRC Behavioural Science Workshop, University of Stirling, Scotland . [Details]
(2014)11th Annual Psychology Health and Medicine Conference,
O Leary,K., O' Neill, S., Dockray, S. (2014) Cortisol Measures in Mindfulness Interventions: Challenges and Future Directions. [Poster Presentation], 11th Annual Psychology Health and Medicine Conference, University of Limerick , 27-MAY-14 - 28-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)11th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference,
Pyrz, K., Lyne, P., Dockray, S. (2014) The role of resilience resources in cardiovascular recovery from laboratory stress. [Oral Presentation], 11th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Limerick, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)11th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference,
Dockray, S., Waugh, D., & O'Callaghan, A. (2014) Toughen Up: Cognitive Hardiness, Efficacy and Cardiovascular Responses to Stress. [Oral Presentation], 11th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Limerick, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)11th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference,
Berry, D., Kamphuis, C. & Dockray, S. (2014) Stress, social support and allostatic load - the age requirement. [Poster Presentation], 11th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Limerick, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)11th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference,
O'Neill, S. & Dockray, S. (2014) Adolescent Health: Stress and Psychobiological Wellbeing. [Poster Presentation], 11th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Limerick, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)ACAMH Transitions & Youth Mental Health Conference,
Dockray, S. (2014) Pubertal transition and the development of self-perceived competencies. [Oral Presentation], ACAMH Transitions & Youth Mental Health Conference, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society,
O'Neill, S., & Dockray, S. (2014) Chronotype, Genotype and Sleep Behaviours in Adolescents; The Effect of Technology Access on Preferred and Actual Behaviour. [Poster Presentation], 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Tallinn, Estonia . [Details]
(2010)UK Society of Behavioural Medicine,
Brown, J., Dockray, S., Salavecz, G., & Steptoe, A. (2010) The influence of resilience and self-reported physical activity on heart rate variability. [Poster Presentation], UK Society of Behavioural Medicine, Leeds, UK . [Details]
(2008)Behaviour, Health and Healthcare: From Physiology to Policy,
Endrighi, R., Dockray, S., & Steptoe, A. (2008) Self-Acceptance is associated with lower morning cortisol levels. [Poster Presentation], Behaviour, Health and Healthcare: From Physiology to Policy, University of Bath, UK . [Details]
(2014)Psychological Society of Ireland, Annual Conference,
Dockray., S. & Susman, E.J. (2014) An examination of the influence of social competence, stress and cortisol on weight trajectories in adolescence. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, Annual Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland . [Details]
(2008)Health, Wellbeing and Happiness Conference: From Local Action to Global Change,
Endrighi, R., Dockray, S., & Steptoe, A. (2008) Wellbeing is associated with lower morning cortisol levels. [Oral Presentation], Health, Wellbeing and Happiness Conference: From Local Action to Global Change, Social Futures Institute, University of Teesside . [Details]
(2014)Psychological Society of Ireland Cofnerence,
Murphy, L; O Leary, K; Dockray, S. (2014) Thinking Ahead: The Appearance Consequences of Smoking (PROJECT TACOS). [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Cofnerence, Kilkenny . [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society Ireland, Annual Conference,
Berry, D.J., Dockray, S. (2012) Differences in health behaviours are explained by coping style. [Poster Presentation], Psychological Society Ireland, Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland , 15-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12. [Details]

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Adolescent Health Referee-
Journal Of Health Psychology Referee-
Psychoneuroendocrinology Referee-
British Journal Of Health Psychology Referee-

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Pyrz Katarzyna Maria Doctoral Degree
Murphy Gillian Doctoral Degree
O Neill Siobhan Denise Doctoral Degree
Behan Laura Frances Doctoral Degree
Jump Owen Doctoral Degree
Murphy Lisa Ellen Doctoral Degree
Robinson Sarah Doctoral Degree
Fawsitt Feargus Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Psychophysiological Methods AP6136Psychophysiological Methods
2017Biological Bases of Behaviour AP2102Biological Bases of Behaviour
2017Psychological Principles of Human Development AP6205Psychological Principles of Human Development
2017Psychology of Food and Eating Behaviour AP3038Psychology of Food and Eating Behaviour
2017Health Psychology: Models and Applications AP3115Health Psychology: Models and Applications
2017Applied Developmental Psychology AP3113Applied Developmental Psychology
2017Research Methods in Psychology AP1108Research Methods in Psychology
2017Applied Biological Psychology AP3102Applied Biological Psychology
2017Applied Developmental Psychology AP3104Applied Developmental Psychology