RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr. Sally Doherty

Dr. Sally Doherty
PhD CPsychol
Lecturer in Psychology
+973 1735 1450 2414


Area of expertise:

Wide range of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgrad level. Project management, research and statistical skills. Examiner at PhD level.


Research interests:

Cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehab and sexual counselling, heart failure, behaviour change models and health psychology, research summer school.



Bsc (Hons) Psychology
PhD Psychology
Masters in Healthcare Ethics and Law (submission June 2016)
Member of PSI and Charter member BPS


Current area of activity:

Supervisor for PhD, MD and masters students in Dublin
Lead in Psychology Bahrain


Ongoing research activity:

• PI - Irish Heart Foundation - Heart Failure Patients living in the community. Quantitative and qualitative study with two researchers in Dublin completion March 2016
• Co PI - HRB funded study (2 year) just started Sexual counselling for cardiac http://charmsstudy.com
• RSS funded project: Co managed with Dr F Doyle Dublin - Attitudes to organ donation completed summer 2015. Paper in submission BJHP. Interested in developing this area of research.
• Completing a Masters in Health Care Ethics and Law - thesis title "Medical student's mental health and therapeutic interventions". A meta-analysis of online interventions and recommendations.