Professor AnnMarie Groarke

Professor AnnMarie Groarke

Professor in the School of Psychology at NUI Galway

Professor Groarke’s main interests and publications in health psychology focus on understanding factors that predict variability in adaptation to chronic illness.  Over the last number of years she has conducted a programme of collaborative research with colleagues in psychology and cancer specialists at Galway University Hospital to examine the psychological impact of breast cancer and prostate cancer.

This research has examined patient experiences during biopsy, diagnosis, treatment and post treatment phases. It includes a randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioural stress management programme for women with breast cancer, one of the first in Europe.

She was involved in setting up health psychology at NUI Galway, now an internationally renowned centre of excellence in this area. She served as Head of School in Psychology for eight years (2009-2017).

She was appointed Vice Dean of the College of Arts (2003 to 2006) and is currently serving as Deputy Dean of the College for a four-year term. She held two Visiting Scholar appointments (2014 & 2018) at a leading Centre for Psycho-Oncology Research at University of Miami, USA. She is a Chartered Health Psychologist and is a member of the Board of Directors of Cancer Care West since 2012.

3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.

Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway

Phospho-Akt expression and localisation

Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells

Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

HeLa Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

IACR & EACR Joint Conference 2020

26 — 28 February 2020 at Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Cell to Cell Tweeting

Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.

Confocal Microscopy Analysis

Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

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