Dr Eimear Lee

Deputy Head of School
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Psychology and Sport Science
Areas of Expertise:
Societies and Groups
Research Supervision:
Courses taught:

Eimear is a Senior Lecturer in psychology, and her research interests include biological psychology, health psychology, personality and individual differences, and psychosocial influences on health.

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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.

Research interests
  • Psychophysiological stress markers
  • Individual differences in health
  • Recovery from and habituation to stress

Eimear is a member of our Clinical and Wellbeing Group which forms part of our ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour.

Areas of research supervision
  • Individual differences and stress
  • Habituation to stress
  • Health consequences of stress

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Eimear teaches on the modules Biopsychology, Introduction to Abnormal and Health Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods, and Research Techniques for Psychology.

  • PGCE Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • MSc Health Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • HDip Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • BA, National University of Ireland, Galway
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Charted Psychologist, British Psychological Society
Selected recent publications

Lee, E. M., 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.