• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Lynn Dunwoody is an HCPC registered Health Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS. Lynn’s research is health psychology focused in the areas of adversarial growth, CBT and quality of life in relation to cancer; physical activity and rehabilitation, cancer and palliative care, psychosocial interventions and physical activity in community dwelling adults, specifically in the menopause, the psychological and physical benefits of walking and being a volunteer community walk leader.


Lynn completed her PhD at Ulster University with Dr Heinz Tittmar, in 1994. After studying acupuncture and homoeopathy, she worked in clinical practice for 15 years in a private clinic. Dr Dunwoody joined Ulster as a lecturer in health psychology in 1996, before moving to the School of Health Sciences in 2002 to teach allied health professional students and returned to the School of Psychology in 2010.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

External positions

Chair Partnership and Accreditation Committee, British Psychological Society

2015 → …

Membership of Programmatic Review Panel for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology; Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology, Dublin Business School

Feb 2014Apr 2014

CPD Assessor, Health and Care Professions Council

2013 → …

Chief Assessor Qualification In Health Psychology, British Psychological Society

2012 → …

Registration Assessor, Health and Care Professions Council

2011 → …

Chair Division of Health Psychology Training Committee, British Psychological Society

Sept 2010Sept 2018

Visitor, Health and Care Professions Council

2009 → …

External Examiner for the Essential Certificate in Palliative Care for Allied Health Professionals, Northern Ireland Hospice Care


Assessor BPS Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2), British Psychological Society



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