Dr Sally Doherty

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, RCSI-Bahrain
Office +973 16660132

Area of expertise

  • Lecturer in undergraduate medical and nursing programs.
  • Researcher interested in local health topics, obesity, diabetes, breast cancer & patient psychosocial needs
  • Supervisor in the Institute of Leadership Master’s program
  • Development of curriculum, assessment and student wellbeing

Research interests

Cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehab and sexual counselling, heart failure, behaviour change models and health psychology, research summer school.


  • PhD, University of Ulster: Childhood Trauma and Parental Psychopathology – Associations with Adult Alcohol Addiction - A Latent Class Approach 2008
  • Masters in Healthcare Ethics and Law. First Class Honours degree. What would Aristotle say about the mental health of medical students? 2017
  • BSc. (Hons) Psychology, First Class Honours Degree, University of Ulster Dissertation thesis: Mental and Physical Health in Students: The Role of Self-efficacy, Personality and Exercise 2005
  • HRB funded Postdoctoral researcher and Co PI in NUI Galway - Sexual assessment and counselling in cardiac rehabilitation 2009-2018
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sally_Doherty for access to publications

Current area of activity:

  • Director of assessment and exams
  • Deputy convener of research ethics committee
  • Active researcher with recent grants awarded for diabetes and cancer research
  • Active member of THEP for phase one and two curriculum development
  • Admission interviews
  • Supervision of master’s thesis in IOL