Dr Dom Conroy

Dom is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Social Sciences and Professions, and is Course Leader for the Addiction and Mental Health MSc degree programme. He joined London Met in 2021 after holding teaching and research posts at University of East London and Birkbeck, University of London. His research concerns alcohol guidelines, lighter/non drinking styles, drinking transitions (eg toward lighter drinking), and behaviour change interventions to promote health behaviour (e.g. mental imagery techniques to promote moderate drinking). Dom is a mixed methods researcher with expertise in interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) and discourse analysis.

 
Dr Dominic Conroy, Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Dominic Conroy

Dr Dom Conroy is a health psychologist and previously worked at University of East London and Birkbeck, University of London. He currently course leads the MSc in Addiction and Mental Health at London Met.
 
Dom module leads and teaches Addiction Psychology and contributes to the teaching across all undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dom is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
 
Peer reviewed journal publications:
  • Conroy, D., Smith, J. A., Butler, S., Byford, S., Cottrell, D., Kraam, A., Fonagy, P., Ellison, R., Simes, E. and Anokhina, A. (accepted). The long-term impact of Multi-systemic Therapy: An experiential study of the adolescent-young adult life transition. Journal of Adolescent Research.
  • Conroy, D., Griffin, C. and Morton, C. (2021). ‘Defending’, 'Contesting' and ‘Rejecting’ Drinker Types: How UK University Students Identify As ‘Light’ or ‘Non-drinkers’. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy. https://doi:10.1080/09687637.2021.1929078
  • Conroy, D., Morton, C., and Griffin, C. (2021). "Maturing Out" As Dilemmatic: Transitions Toward Relatively Light Drinking Practices Among UK University Students. British Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi:10.1111/bjhp.12511
  • de Visser, R. O., Conroy, D., Cooke, R., and Davies, E. L. (2021). Understanding motivation to adhere to guidelines for alcohol intake, physical activity, and fruit and vegetable intake among UK university students. Health Education & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198120988251
  • Nicholls, E. and Conroy, D. (2021). Possibilities and pitfalls? Moderate drinking and alcohol abstinence at home since the COVID-19 lockdown. International Journal of Drug Policy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.103025
  • Conroy, D. & Hagger, M. (2018). Imagery interventions in health behavior: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 37(7), 668-679. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000625
  • Jacobs, L., Conroy, D. & Parke, A. (2018). Negative experiences of non-drinking college students in Great Britain: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16(3), 737-750. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-017-9848-6
  • Conroy, D. & de Visser, R.O. (2017). Benefits and drawbacks of social non-drinking identified by British university students. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(S1), S89-S97. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.12610
  • Davies, E. L., Conroy, D., Winstock, A. R., & Ferris, J. (2017). Motivations for reducing alcohol consumption: An international survey exploring experiences that may lead to a change in drinking habits. Addictive Behaviors, 75, 40-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.06.019
  • Conroy, D. & de Visser, R.O. (2016). Understanding the association between relative sociability prototypes and university students’ drinking intention. Substance Use & Misuse, 51(14), 1831-1837. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2016.1197939
  • Conroy, D., Sparks, P. & de Visser, R.O. (2015). Efficacy of a non-drinking mental simulation intervention for reducing student alcohol consumption. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(4), 688-707. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12133
  • Conroy, D. and de Visser, RO. (2015). The importance of authenticity to student non-drinkers: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Health Psychology, 20(11), 1483-1493. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105313514285
  • Conroy, D. and de Visser, RO. (2014). Being a student non-drinker: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Psychology & Health, 29(5): 536-551. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2013.866673
  • Conroy, D. and de Visser, RO. (2013). ‘Man up!’ Discursive constructions of non-drinkers among UK undergraduates. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(11), 1432-1444. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105312463586

Peer reviewed book chapters:

  • Cooke, R., Conroy, D., Davies, E., Hagger, M. S. and de Visser, R. (2021). Book introduction. In Cooke, R., Conroy, D., Davies, E., Hagger, M. S. and de Visser, R. (Eds). Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption. London: Palgrave-MacMillan. pp. 1-22 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66941-6_1
  • Davies, E., Conroy, D., Hagger, M. S. de Visser, R., and Cooke, R., (2021). Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol: Visions for the Future. In Cooke, R., Conroy, D., Davies, E., Hagger, M. S. and de Visser, R. (Eds). Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption. London: Palgrave-MacMillan. pp. 551-575 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66941-6_23
  • Cooke, R., Conroy, D., and Hagger M. S. (2021). Motivational and self-regulatory interventions to reduce alcohol consumption. In Cooke, R., Conroy, D., Davies, E., Hagger, M. S. and de Visser, R. (Eds). Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption. London: Palgrave-MacMillan. pp. 499-526 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66941-6_21
  • Conroy, D. and de Visser, R. (2021). Strategies for Managing Alcohol Intake and Refusing Offers of Alcoholic Drinks. In Cooke, R., Conroy, D., Davies, E., Hagger, M. S. and de Visser, R. (Eds). Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption. London: Palgrave-MacMillan. pp. 325-348 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66941-6_14
  • Hagger, M. and Conroy, D. (2020). Imagery, Visualization, and Mental Simulation Interventions. In Hagger, M. S., Cameron, L. D., Hamilton, K., Hankonen, N. and Lintunen, T. (2020). The Handbook of Behavior Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 479-494 https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108677318.033
  • Conroy, D., & Measham, F. (2019). Book Introduction: Young Adult Drinking Styles. In Conroy, D., & Measham, F. (Eds). Young Adult Drinking Styles: Current Perspectives on Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 1-17). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28607-1_1
  • Banister, E., Conroy, D., & Piacentini, M. (2019). Non-drinkers and Non-drinking: A Review, a Critique and Pathways to Policy. In Conroy, D., & Measham, F. (Eds). Young Adult Drinking Styles: Current Perspectives on Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 213-232). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28607-1_11
  • Conroy, D., & MacLean, S. (2019). Friendship and Alcohol Use Among Young Adults: A Cross-Disciplinary Literature Review. In Conroy, D., & Measham, F. (Eds). Young Adult Drinking Styles: Current Perspectives on Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 153-171). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28607-1_8

Edited books

  • Cooke, R., Conroy, D., Davies, E., Hagger, M. S. and de Visser, R. (Eds). (2021). The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66941-6
  • Conroy, D., & Measham, F. (Eds). (2019). Young Adult Drinking Styles: Current Perspectives on Research, Policy and Practice. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28607-1
Selected conference list:
 
  • 2021 SHAAP [Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems] event (April, online) Paper delivered: Understanding drinking transitions during lockdown: social inequalities, alcohol and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020 British Sociological Association event (Sept, online) Paper delivered: “I want my alcohol to be consumed outside the home, which is difficult now”: Understanding drinking transitions and altered drinking spaces since the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK.
  • 2018 European Health Psychology Society, 32nd Conference (Aug-Sept, Galway, Ireland) Poster delivered: “Experiencing health-promoting behaviours: a systematic review and meta-synthesis”.
  • 2018 National Union of Students Alcohol Impact ‘Students and Alcohol Conference’ Workshop delivered: “How might dry drays be used to promote moderate drinking?”
  • 2017 European Health Psychology Society, 31st Conference (Aug-Sept, Padua, Italy) Paper delivered: “Imagery interventions in health behaviour: a meta-analysis”.
  • 2017 Alcohol Research UK Early Career Symposium (April, London) Paper delivered: “Benefits of social non-drinking identified by British university students: a mixed methods study”.
  • 2015 BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Conference (Sept, Cambridge) Paper delivered and panel discussion: “I don’t know when it switched from mature to immature”: using case study data about alcohol use to understand adolescent-adult transitions.
  • 2015 BPS Division of Health Psychology Conference (Sept, London) Paper delivered and panel discussion: Efficacy of a non-drinking mental simulation intervention for reducing student alcohol consumption.
  • 2014 Alcohol Concern Conference: Facing our alcohol problem: taking back our health and high streets. (Nov, London) Paper delivered and panel discussion: Results from Dry January 2014: What did we learn?
Dr Dom Conroy
Senior Lecturer in Psychology