Dr Dom Conroy

Dom is our Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Social Sciences and Professions and Head of Collaborative Partnerships for psychology. He is also the Addiction and Mental Health MSc course leader. 

Dr Dominic Conroy, Principal Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Dominic Conroy

Dr Dom Conroy is a health psychologist and has held teaching and research posts at various UK universities including the University of East London and Birkbeck, University of London.
Dom is a module leader, teaching addiction psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
 
Dom's research concerns sobriety, alcohol consumption, and behaviour change interventions to promote health behaviour. He is a mixed methods researcher with expertise in interpretative phenomenological analysis and discourse analysis.
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?

Peer reviewed journal publications

  1. di Malta, G., Bond, J., Conroy, D., Smith, K., and Moller, N. (accepted). Distance education students’ mental health, connectedness and academic performance during COVID-19: A mixed-methods study. Distance Education.
  2. Conroy, D., Smith, Deborah., and Armitage, Christopher (online). Very small effects of an imagery-based randomized trial to promote adherence to wearing face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic and identification of future intervention targets. Psychology and Health.
  3. Conroy, D. (accepted). Mental imagery interventions to promote face covering use among UK university students and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials.
  4. Conroy, D. and Nicholls, E. (2021). ‘When I open it, I have to drink it all’: push and pull factors shaping domestic alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic UK Spring 2020 lockdown. Drug and Alcohol Review.
  5. Conroy, D., Smith, J. A., Butler, S., Byford, S., Cottrell, D., Kraam, A., Fonagy, P., Ellison, R., Simes, E. and Anokhina, A. (2021). The long-term impact of Multi-systemic Therapy: An experiential study of the adolescent-young adult life transition. Journal of Adolescent Research.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. de Visser, R. O., Conroy, D., Davies, E., & Cooke, R. (2021). Understanding motivation to adhere to guidelines for alcohol intake, physical activity, and fruit and vegetable intake among UK university students. Health Education & Behavior, 48, 480-487.
  9. 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
  10. Conroy, D. & Hagger, M. (2018). Imagery interventions in health behavior: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 37(7), 668-679.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Conroy, D. and de Visser, RO. (2014). Being a student non-drinker: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Psychology & Health, 29(5): 536-551.
  18. 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.

Peer reviewed book chapters

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Edited books

Dr Dom Conroy
Principal Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and Professions
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