Professor Frank Doyle
Professor Frank Doyle is Associate Professor in Psychology in RCSI. He coordinates and teaches behavioural sciences and statistics to health professionals at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His Editorial roles have included being Joint Editor of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine: An Open Access Journal (2016-2022); Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (2019-now); a Consulting Editor for Health Psychology (2017-2022); and an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2016-2021).
Professor Doyle has led the development of three new research methods and his work has impacted practice and policy. Specifically, he has led collaborations to develop a novel metric for the assessment of medication adherence, establish a ‘hybrid’ systematic review approach to enable faster systematic reviews for network meta-analyses and framework reviews, and develop a technique to assess sample size requirements for various parameters for Mokken scaling (non-parametric item response theory). Professor Doyle has contributed to policy by being an invited expert in numerous external bodies, including a National Clinical Guidelines group, the All-Island Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), and the World Health Organisation, and Writing Committees for the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. His research has been supported by national (e.g. Irish Research Council, Health Research Board) and European (e.g. H2020 Research and Innovation Action, CHITIN) funders. Professor Doyle was Chair of the Division of Health Psychology from 2013-2015, and 2017-2018, and is a Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland since 2019. He was elected as a Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society in 2022.