Publications

The following is a list of research publications associated with the DPG.
A list of conference presentations is also provided below.

2015

Dunne, S., Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D., & Ryall, N. (2015). Beyond function: Using assistive technologies following lower limb loss. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 47(6), 561-568.

2014

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D., & Ryall, N. (2014). Goal pursuit, goal adjustment and affective well-being following lower limb amputation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19(2), 409-424.

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., & Desmond, D. (2014). A prospective study of the importance of life goal characteristics and goal adjustment capacities in longer term psychosocial adjustment to lower limb amputation. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(2), 196-205.

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., & Desmond, D. (2014). Goal pursuit and goal adjustment as predictors of disability and quality of life among individuals with a lower limb amputation: A prospective study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, 244-252.

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D., Ryall, N., & Wegener, S. (2014). Goal management tendencies predict trajectories of adjustment to lower limb amputation up to 15 months post rehabilitation discharge. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, 1895-1902.

Dunne, S., Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., & Desmond, D. (2014). “If I can do it I will do it, if I can’t, I can’t”: A study of adaptive self-regulatory strategies following lower limb amputation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(23), 1990-1997.

2013

NiMhurchadha, S., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., & Wegener, S. (2013). Identifying successful outcomes and important factors to consider in upper limb amputation rehabilitation: an international web-based Delphi survey.Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(20), 1726-1733.

2012

Coffey, L., O’Keeffe, F., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D., & Lombard-Vance, R. (2012). Cognitive functioning in persons with lower limb amputations: A review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(23), 1950-1964.

Desmond, D.M., Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., Wegener, S., & O’Keeffe, F. (2012). Limb Amputation. In Kennedy, P. (ed). Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. Oxford University Press.

Jefferies, P., Coffey, L., Gallagher, P. (2012). The efficacy of psychosocial factors in predicting pain and functional outcomes following replacement knee surgery. Evidence Based Nursing, 15, 92-93.

Jefferies, P., Gallagher, P., Dunne, S. (2012). The Paralympic athlete: A systematic review of the psychosocial literature. Prosthetics and Orthotics International 36(3): 278-289.

MacLachlan, M. (2012). Rehabilitation psychology and global health. In Kennedy, P. (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

MacLachlan, M., Ni Mhaille, G., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D. (2012). Embodiment and appearance. In N Rumsey & D. Harcourt (Eds). Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance.Oxford University Press.

Schaffalitzky, E., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., Wegener, S. (2012). Developing consensus on important factors associated with lower limb prosthetic prescription and use. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(24), 2085-2094.

2011

Gallagher, P., O’Donovan, M.A., Doyle, A., Desmond, D. (2011). Environmental barriers, activity limitations and participation restrictions experienced by people with major limb amputation. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 35(3): 278-284.

MacLachlan M., Mannan H., McAuliffe, E. (2011) Access to healthcare of persons with disabilities as an indicator of equity in health systems. Open Medicine, 5(1): 414.

Mji, G., Gcaza, S., Swartz, L., MacLachlan, M., Hutton, B. (2011) An African way of networking around disability. Disability & Society, 26, 365-368.

Schaffalitzky, E., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., Wegener, S., Ryall, N. (2011). Understanding the benefits of prosthetic prescription: Exploring the experiences of practitioners and lower limb prosthetic users. Disability & Rehabilitation, 33(15-16): 1314-1323.

2010

Desmond, D., Gallagher, P. (2010) Quality of life in people with lower-limb amputation. In Preedy, V.R. and Watson, R.R. (Eds.) Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures. London: Springer.

Desmond, D.M., MacLachlan, M. (2010). Prevalence and characteristics of phantom limb pain and residual limb pain in the long term following upper limb amputation. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e328336388d

Gallagher, P., Buckmaster, A., O’Carroll, S., Kiernan, G., Geraghty, J. (2010). External breast prostheses in post-mastectomy care: women’s qualitative accounts. European Journal of Cancer Care, 19(1), 61-71.

Gallagher, P., Franchignon, F., Giordano, A., MacLachlan, M. (2010) Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales: A psychometric assessment using classical test theory and rasch analysis (TAPES). American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89 (6), 487-496.

Schaffalitzky, E., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D.M., MacLachlan, M. (2010) Adaptation to Amputation and Prosthesis Use. In Murray, C. (Ed) Amputation, Prostheses, and Phantom Limb Pain: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. London: Springer-Verlag.

Schaffalitzky, E., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., Wegener, S., Ryall, N. (2010). Understanding the benefits of prosthetic prescription: Exploring the experiences of practitioners and lower limb prosthetic users. Disability & Rehabilitation. doi:10.3109/09638288.2010.529234

Wazakili, M., Chataika, T., Mji, G., Dube, A.K., MacLachlan, M. (2010) The social inclusion of persons with disabilities in poverty reduction policies and instruments: Initial impressions from Malawi and Uganda. In B. Ingstad, B. & A..H. Eide, (eds.) Disability and poverty: a global challenge. Bristol: Policy Press.

2009

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Horgan, O., Desmond, D., MacLachlan, M. (2009). Psychosocial adjustment to diabetes-related lower limb amputation. Diabetic Medicine, 26(10), 1063-1067.

De Silva M, MacLachlan M, Devane D, Desmond D, Gallagher P, Schnyder U, Brennan M, Patel V. Psychosocial interventions for the prevention of disability following traumatic physical injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006422. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006422.pub3.

Drysdale, D. G., Shem, K., Walbom, A., Miner, M. D., MacLachlan, M. (2009). Phantom sensations in people with complete spinal cord lesions: A grounded theory perspective. Disability & Rehabilitation, 31(4), 267-276.

Gallagher, P., Buckmaster, A., O’Carroll, S., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. (2009). Experiences in the provision, fitting and supply of external breast prostheses: findings from a national survey.European Journal of Cancer Care, 18, 556-568.

Griffiths, M., Mannan, H., MacLachlan, M. (2009). Disability advocacy, empowerment and international development policy. In MacLachlan, M. & Swartz, L. (Eds.) Disability & International Development: Towards Inclusive Global Health. New York: Springer.

MacLachlan, M. (2009) Psychosocial research and global issues in reparations and prosthetics. In Abrahamson, D. (Ed.) Reparations and Prosthetics. London: The Clemens Nathan Research Centre.

MacLachlan, M., De Silva, M., Patal, V., Devine, D. (2009) Preventative psychosocial interventions: Who, what and when? Open Rehabilitation, 2, 86-88.

MacLachlan, M., Mji, G., McLaren, P., Gcaza, S. (2009) Realising the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa. Special Issue of Disability & Rehabilitation, 31.

MacLachlan, M., Swatrz, L. (Eds.). (2009). Disability and International Development: Towards Inclusive Global Health. London: Springer.

Mji, G., MacLachlan, M. (2009). Disability Networking for Development: Introducing the African Network for Evidence to Action on Disability (AfriNEAD). In MacLachlan, M. & Swartz, L. (Eds.)Disability & International Development: Towards Inclusive Global Health. New York: Springer.

Mji, G., MacLachlan, M. Melling-Williams, N., Gcaza, S. (2009) Realising the Rights of Disabled People in Africa. Disability & Rehabilitation, 31, 1-6.

O’Donovan MA, Doyle A, Gallagher P. (2009). Barriers, Activities and Participation: Incorporating ICF into service planning datasets. Disability & Rehabilitation 31(25): 2073-2080.

O’Sullivan, C., MacLachlan, M. Childhood disability in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone: An exploratory study. In MacLachlan, M. & Swartz, L. (Eds.) Disability & International Development: Towards Inclusive Global Health. New York: Springer.

Schaffalitzky, E., NiMhurchadha, S., Gallagher, P., Hofkamp, S., MacLachlan, M., Wegener, S. T. (2009). Identifying the values and preferences of prosthetic users: A case study series using the repertory grid technique. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 33(2), 157-166.

Swartz, L., MacLachlan, M. (2009). Disability and international development: The challenges. In MacLachlan, M. & Swartz, L. (Eds) Disability & International Development: Towards Inclusive Global Health. New York: Springer.

2008

Desmond, D., Gallagher, P., Henderson-Slater, D., Chatfield, R. (2008). Pain and psychosocial adjustment to lower limb amputation amongst prosthesis users. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 32(2), 244 – 252.

Gallagher, P., Desmond, D. M., MacLachlan, M. (Eds.). (2008). Psychoprosthetics: state of the knowledge. London: Springer-Verlag.

Gallagher P, Desmond D, MacLachlan M. (2008). Psychoprosthetics: An Introduction. In Gallagher P, Desmond D, MacLachlan M. (eds) Psychoprosthetics. Springer: London. (1-10).

Gallagher P, Desmond D. (2008). Coping and psychosocial adjustment to amputation. In Gallagher P, Desmond D, MacLachlan M. (eds) Psychoprosthetics. Springer: London. (11-22).

NiMhurchadha S, Schaffalitzky E, Gallagher P, MacLachlan M. (2008). Psychological fit of a prosthetic arm: An illustrative case study using repertory grid analysis with a user of a high-tech upper limb prosthesis. In Gallagher P, Desmond D, MacLachlan M. (eds) Psychoprosthetics. Springer: London. (155-162).

2007

Desmond, D. M. (2007). Coping, affective distress and psychosocial adjustment among people with traumatic upper limb amputations. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62(1), 15-21.

Gallagher, P., Desmond, D. M. (2007). Measuring quality of life in prosthetic practice: benefits and challenges. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 31(2), 167-179.

Gallagher, P., Horgan, O., Franchignoni, F., Giordano, A., MacLachlan, M. (2007). Body image in people with lower-limb amputation: A Rasch analysis of the Amputee Body Image Scale.American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 86(3), 205-215.

MacLachlan M, De Silva MJ, Devane D, Desmond D, Gallagher P, Schnyder U, Brennan M, Patel V. (2007). Psychosocial interventions for the prevention of disability following traumatic physical injury. (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006422. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006422

2006

Desmond, D. M., MacLachlan, M. (2006). Affective distress and amputation-related pain among older men with long-term, traumatic limb amputations. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 31(4), 362-368.

Desmond, D. M., MacLachlan, M. (2006). Coping strategies as predictors of psychosocial adaptation in a sample of elderly veterans with acquired lower limb amputations. Social Science & Medicine, 62(1), 208-216.

Desmond, D. M., O’Neill, K., de Paor, A., Mac Darby, G., & MacLachlan, M. (2006). Augmenting the Reality of Phantom Limbs: three case studies using an augmented mirror box procedure.Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics, 18(3), 74-79.

Desmond, D. M., Shevlin, M., MacLachlan, M. (2006). Dimensional analysis of the coping strategy indicator in a sample of elderly veterans with acquired limb amputations. Personality and Individual Differences, 40(2), 249-259.

Gallagher, P., Desmond, D. M. (2006). Exploring Psychoprosthetics. inMotion, 16(6), 18-20.

Gallagher P, O’Carroll S, Buckmaster A, Mathers R, Kiernan G, Geraghty J. (2006). An investigation of women’s experiences in the provision, fitting, supply and use of external breast prostheses: A national study. Dublin: Action Breast Cancer, Irish Cancer Society.

2005

Desmond, D., MacLachlan, M. (2005). The factor structure of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in older individuals with acquired amputations: A comparison of 4 models using confirmatory factor analysis. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20, 344-349.

Desmond, D., MacLachlan, M. (2005). The factor structure of the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES) with individuals with acquired upper limb amputations.American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(7), 506-513.

2004

Desmond, D., MacLachlan, M. (2004). Psychosocial perspectives on postamputation rehabilitation: a review of disease, trauma, and war related literature. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 81(2), 77-93.

Gallagher, P. (Ed.). (2004). Special Issue: Psychosocial perspectives on amputation and prosthetics. Disability & Rehabilitation, 26(14-15), 837-953).

Gallagher, P. (2004). Introduction to the special issue on psychosocial perspectives on amputation and prosthetics. Disability & Rehabilitation, 26(14), 827-830.

Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M. (2004). The Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales and quality of life in people with lower-limb amputation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85, 730-736.

Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M. (2004) Thinking through enabling technologies: Guidelines for development & implementation. In M. MacLachlan & P. Gallagher (Eds.) Enabling Technologies: Body Image & Body Function. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston [259-264].

Gallagher P, Mulvany F. (2004). Levels of Ability and Functioning: Using the WHODAS II in an Irish Context. Disability & Rehabilitation 26(9), 506-517.

Gow, D., MacLachlan, M., Aird, C. (2004) Reaching with electricity: Externally-powered prosthetics and embodiment. In M. MacLachlan & P. Gallagher (Eds.) Enabling Technologies: Body Image & Body Function. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston (pp 155-168).

Horgan, O., MacLachlan, M. (2004) Psychosocial adjustment to lower limb amputation: A review. Disability & Rehabilitation, 26(14-15), 837-850.

MacLachlan, M. (2004) Embodiment: Clinical, Critical & Cultural Perspectives. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

MacLachlan, M., Gallagher, P. (2004) Enabling Technologies: Body Image and Body Function. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone [295 pages].

MacLachlan, M., Gallagher, P. (2004) Imagining the body. In M. MacLachlan & P. Gallagher (Eds.) Enabling Technologies: Body Image & Body Function. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston. (pps 3-20).

MacLachlan, M., McDonald, D., Waloch, J. (2004) Mirror treatment of lower-limb phantom pain: A case study. Disability & Rehabilitation 26(14-15), 901-904

2003

O’Neill, K. de Paor, A., MacLachlan, M., McDarby, G. (2003) An investigation into the performance of a virtual mirror box for the treatment of phantom limb pain in amputees using augmented reality technology. In Human-Computer-Interaction International 2003, Conference Proceedings. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Gallagher P. (2003). The person and prosthesis interface: The role of psychoprosthetics. In Craddock G, McCormack L, Reilly R, Knopps H. eds. Assistive Technology – Shaping the Future. IOS Press, Amsterdam.

MacLachlan, M., Desmond, D., Horgan, O. (2003) Psychological correlates of illusory body experiences. Journal of Rehabilitation, Research & Development, 40, 59-66.

2002

Gallagher, P. (2002) A National Physical and Sensory Disability Database. Report of the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database Development Committee. Department of Health and Children.

Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M. (2002) Evaluating a written emotional disclosure homework intervention for lower-limb amputees. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 83, 1464-1466.

Desmond, D., MacLachlan, M. (2002) Psychosocial issues in prosthetic and orthotic practice: A 25 year review of psychology in Prosthetics & Orthotics International. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 26, 182-189.

2001

Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M. (2001) Amputation: A qualitative perspective. Journal of Health Psychology (6), 85-100.

Gallagher, P., Allen, D., MacLachlan, M. (2001) Phantom limb pain & stump pain: A comparative analysis. Disability & Rehabilitation, 23, 522-530.

2000

Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M. (2000) Positive meaning in amputation and thoughts about the amputated limb. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 24, 196-204.

Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M. (2000) The development and psychometric evaluation of the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES). Rehabilitation Psychology, 45(2), 130-154.

1999

Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M. (1999) Psychological adjustment and coping in adults with prosthetic limbs. Behavioral Medicine, 25, 117-124.


Conference Presentations

2015

Gallagher, P. Desmond D, Wegener S. Novel Approaches to Improve Psychological and Social Well Being Following Limb Loss: Patient and Professional Roles. 14th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Lyons, France, 22-25 June, 2015 (Symposium)

Lombard-Vance R, Gallagher P, O’Keeffe F, Desmond D, Coen R, Ryall N. Profiling Cognitive Functions in People with Lower Limb Amputations in a Prosthetic Rehabilitation Programme. ISPO 2015 World Congress, Lyons, France, 22-25 June 2015. (Oral)

Lombard-Vance R, Gallagher P, O’Keeffe F, Desmond D, Coen R, Ryall N. The Impact of Cognition on Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes at Discharge from a Lower Limb Prosthetic Rehabilitation Programme. ISPO 2015 World Congress, Lyons, France, 22-25 June 2015. (Poster)

Jefferies P, Gallagher P, Philbin M, MacLachlan M. Being ‘just normal’: A new theory of prosthesis use. ISPO 2015 World Congress, Lyons, France, 22-25 June 2015. (Oral)

2014

Dunne S, Coffey L, Gallagher P, Desmond D. Beyond Function: Using assistive technologies following lower limb loss. 11th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 26 May, 2014. (Oral)

Coffey L, Mahon C, Gallagher P. Best foot forward? A metasynthesis of patients’ perspectives on diabetic foot ulceration and foot self-care. 11th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 26 May, 2014. (Oral)

Fitzgerald M, Desmond D, Gallagher P,Carton S, Ryall N, Wegener S,. Community Participation Post Spinal Cord Injury/Illness or Amputation: Predictors in an Irish cohort. Rehabilitation Psychology 2014 Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 27th February – March 2nd, 2014.

2013

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., & Desmond, D. Goal disengagement predicts psychosocial outcomes following lower limb amputation. 10th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Dublin, 1 May 2013 (Oral).

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., & Desmond, D. Examining psychosocial adjustment to lower limb amputation from a self-regulation perspective: A multilevel modelling approach. 27th European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference, Bordeaux, 16-20 July 2013 (Oral).

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D., & Ryall, N. The influence of
goal management tendencies
on trajectories of adjustment to
lower limb amputation
. British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine Autumn Meeting, Royal College of Physicians, London, 13 Dec 2013 (Poster).

Desmond, D., FitzGerald, M., Gallagher, P., Carton, S., & Wegener, S. Implementing self-management training to improve rehabilitation outcomes and to prevent secondary disability. 14th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hyderabad, India, 4-7 Feb 2013 (Oral).

FitzGerald, M. C. C., Desmond, D., Wegener, S., Gallagher, P., Carton, S., & Ryall, N. NextSteps Ireland and UK: Development, implementation and uptake. 10th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Dublin, 1 May 2013 (Poster).

Gallagher, P. & Desmond, D. Psychological and social issues in amputation. 14th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hyderabad, India, 4-7 Feb 2013 (Symposium).

Gallagher, P., Coffey, L., Desmond, D., & Ryall, N. Goal strategies and psychosocial outcomes in people with a lower limb amputation. 14th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hyderabad, India, 4-7 Feb 2013 (Oral).

Jefferies, P., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., & Philbin, M. Psychosocial experiences with a prosthesis: Perspectives from the user. 14th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hyderabad, India, 4-7 Feb 2013 (Poster).

Jefferies, P., Gallagher, P., Philbin, M., & MacLachlan, M. Gambling with limbs: Decision-making in prosthesis fitting. 10th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Dublin, 1 May 2013 (Oral).

2012

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., & Desmond, D. (2012). Goal disengagement predicts psychosocial outcomes following prosthetic rehabilitation. 26th European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 21-25 September 2012 (Oral).

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., & Desmond, D. (2012). Psychosocial adjustment to lower limb amputation: The role of tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment. APA Division of Rehabilitation Psychology Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, February 2012 (Oral; Poster).

Gallagher, P. (2012). Quality of Life, Amputation and Prosthetics. 2012 National Meeting of Amputee Rehabilitation Teams, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands, November 24, 2012. (Keynote)

Jefferies, P., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., & Philbin, M. (2012). Psychosocial adjustment to the use of a prosthesis: Managing perceptions. 26th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague, Czech Republic, 21-25 August 2012 (Oral).

Jefferies, P., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., & Philbin, M. (2012). Psychosocial experiences of prosthesis users. Trent International Prosthetics Symposium 2012, Loughborough, UK, 21-23 May 2012 (Oral; Poster).

2011

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D., Ryall, N., Carton, S., Byrne, P., & Dolan, E. Psychosocial adjustment to lower limb amputation: The role of self-regulatory processes. 8th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Dublin, 4 April 2011 (Oral).

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Desmond, D., Ryall, N., & Dolan, E. Adaptive self-regulation and psychosocial adjustment to lower limb amputation. 25th European Health Psychology Conference, Crete, Greece, 20-24 September 2011 (Oral).

Gallagher, P. Psychosocial impact of disability and limb loss: Relevance to practice. 34th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of ISPO Australia. Sydney, Australia. November 2011 (Keynote).

Gallagher, P. Measuring psychosocial outcomes: Challenges and opportunities. 34th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of ISPO Australia. Sydney, Australia. November 2011 (Keynote).

2010

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Horgan, O., Desmond, D., & MacLachlan, M. Psychological distress, body image disturbance, and adjustment in persons with lower limb amputations related to diabetes. 13th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Leipzig, Germany, 9-15 May 2010 (Poster).

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., & Desmond, D. Cognitive functioning in persons with lower limb amputations: a review. 13th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Leipzig, Germany, 9-15 May 2010 (Poster).

Gallagher, P. & Desmond, D. (2010). Psychosocial issues in amputation and prosthetic rehabilitation. 13th World Congress of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Leipzig, Germany, 10-15 May 2010 (Symposium).

Gallagher, P., Desmond. D., Coffey, L., Horgan, O., & MacLachlan, M. Adjustment to amputation and body image. 13th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Leipzig, Germany, May 9th-15th 2010 (Oral).

Gallagher, P., NiMhurchadha, S., Wegener, S., & MacLachlan, M. Defining success after upper limb loss. 17th Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine European Congress, Venice, Italy, 25-27 May 2010 (Oral).

NiMhurchadha, S., Gallagher, P., Wegener, S., & MacLachlan, M. (2010). Defining success after upper limb loss: prosthesis use, activities and participation, and self image. 13th World Congress of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Leipzig, Germany, 10-15 May 2010 (Oral).

Schaffalitzky, L., Gallagher, P., & MacLachlan, M. Creating consensus on the important outcomes and predictors of lower limb prosthetic prescription. 13th World Congress of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Leipzig, Germany, 10-15 May 2010 (Oral).

Schaffalitzky, E., Gallagher, P., & MacLachlan, M. Psychosocial outcomes and predictors in lower limb prosthetic prescription and use: Consensus development for improved care and quality of life. 7th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Dublin, 31 March 2010 (Oral).

2009

Coffey, L., Gallagher, P., Horgan, O., Desmond, D., & MacLachlan, M. Psychosocial adjustment to diabetes-related lower limb amputation. 6th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Dublin, June 18th 2009 (Poster).

NiMhurchadha, S., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., & O’Neill, B. (2009). Identifying the outcomes of upper prosthetic limb rehabilitation and their predictors: The Patients’ and Rehabilitation Professionals’ perspective. Trent International Prosthetic Symposium 2009, Loughborough, UK, 18-20 May 2009 (Oral).

Schaffalitzky, E., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., O’Neill, B., & Ryall, N. (2009) Identifying optimal outcomes of lower limb prosthetic prescription and their predictors: An integrated perspective of user and practitioner knowledge and opinion. 5th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 13-17 June 2009 (Poster).

Schaffalitzky, E., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., & O’Neill, B. (2009). Identifying the outcomes and predictive factors associated with lower limb prosthetic use: combining user and practitioner opinion. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton UK, 1-3 April 2009 (Poster).

2008

NiMhurchadha, S., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., Hofkamp, S., & Wegener, S. Getting the right fit: What upper limb prosthetic users want. ISPO UK NMS Conference, Chester, UK, 31 October 2008 (Oral).

NiMhurchadha, S., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M., Hofkamp, S., & Wegener, S. Getting the right fit: Using the Repertory Grid to determine what upper limb prosthetic users want. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Dublin Ireland, 3-5 April 2008 (Poster).

NiMhurchadha, S., Gallagher, P., MacLachlan, M. Identifying the factors and outcomes associated with upper limb prosthetic use. 4th Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, 19 March 2008 (Oral).

2007

Desmond, D. Coping with upper limb amputation. 12th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July – 3 August 2007.

Desmond, D. Psychosocial assessment tools in prosthetics. 12th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July – 3 August 2007 (Symposium).

Desmond, D. & Gallagher, P. Psychological Aspects of prosthetic use and the Dublin Psychoprosthetics Group. 12th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July – 3 August 2007 (Poster).

Gallagher, P. Psychosocial adaptation to a prosthesis. 12th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July – 3 August 2007 (Symposium).

Gallagher, P. Emotional & psychosocial adjustment to disability. Consumer Day. 12th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July – 3 August 2007 (Oral).

Gallagher, P. Enhancing the qualities of psychosocial assessment tools: TAPES and Rasch Analysis. 12th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July – 3 August 2007 (Oral).

Gallagher, P. & Desmond, D. Beautiful legs: The TAPES, pain, adjustment, restriction and satisfaction. OpCare Scientific Meeting, Oxford, UK, 6 October 2007. (Keynote).

Gallagher, P. & Desmond, D. Assessing psychosocial outcomes: The Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES). 12th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July – 3 August 2007 (Poster).

MacLachlan, M. Undernourished or overcooked? Culture, inclusion & disability in public health. 27th African Health Sciences Conference, Durban, South Africa, 4-8 December 2006 (Keynote Lecture).

NiMhurchadha, S., Schaffalitzky, L., Gallagher, P., Wegener, S., & MacLachlan, M. A repertory grid investigation of the personal constructs of high-tech prosthetic arm use. 12th World Congress International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July – 3 August 2007 (Poster).

2006

Buckmaster, A., Gallagher, P., O’Carroll, S., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. Experiences of Irish women regarding breast prosthesis use, the provision of services and their impact on quality of life. 37th Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, 9-12 November 2006.

Gallagher, P. The Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Scales (TAPES): Contributing to the evidence base of psychosocial outcomes of prosthetic use. Evidence Based Medicine Part II, Vaxjo, Sweden, 2-3 February 2006.

Gallagher, P. & Desmond, D. An Introduction to the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales. Opcare Annual Scientific Meeting, Oxford, 14 October 2006.

Gallagher, P., O’Carroll, S., Buckmaster, A., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. The provision of breast prostheses in Ireland. Irish Breast Care Nurses Association Annual Conference, Dublin, 13 April 2006.

Gallagher, P., O’Carroll, S., Buckmaster, A., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. External breast prostheses and post mastectomy care: a national study of womens’ needs and experiences. UICC World Cancer Congress, Washington, USA, 8-12 July 2006.

Gallagher, P., O’Carroll, S., Buckmaster, A., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. An investigation of women’s needs in and experiences of the provision, fitting and supply of external breast prostheses in Ireland. 5th European Breast Cancer Conference, Nice, France, 21-25 March 2006.

Gallagher, P., O’Carroll, S., Buckmaster, A., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. An investigation of women’s needs in and experiences of the provision, fitting, and supply of breast prostheses in Ireland. 2nd Annual HealthQWest Research Conference, 12-13 September 2006 (Oral).

Gallagher, P., O’Carroll, S., Buckmaster, A., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. Prosthesis Study Findings: Irish Cancer Society. 3rd National Nursing Breast Cancer, Dublin, Ireland, 24 November 2006 (Invited Oral).

Gallagher, P., O’Carroll, S., Buckmaster, A., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. A national study of external breast prosthesis use and quality of life. 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology, Dublin, 8-10 November 2006 (Oral).

MacLachlan, M. Psychoprosthetics. International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics Annual Conference, Stoke, UK, 3-4 November 2006 (Keynote Lecture).

2005

MacLachlan, M. Psychoprosthetics: Integrating prosthetics and medicine. 6th Myoelectric Controls Symposium, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 15-19 August 2005 (Keynote Lecture).

Desmond, D. & MacLachlan, M. Coping strategies as predictors of psychosocial adaptation to lower limb amputation. 19th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Galway, 31 August – 3 September 2005.

Gallagher, P. Exploring the psychological impact of a reconfigured body: the experience of amputation and subsequent prosthetic fit. 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology, Dublin, 2-4 November 2005.

Gallagher, P. & Desmond, D. Quality of life as an outcome measure in the field of upper limb prosthetics: The benefits and challenges. The Myocelectric Controls Conference: Integrating Prosthetics & Medicine, Fredericton, Canada, 15-19 August 2005 (Invited Workshop).

Gallagher, P. & Desmond, D. The Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES). The Myocelectric Controls Conference: Integrating Prosthetics & Medicine, Fredericton, Canada, 15-19 August 2005 (Invited Workshop).

Gallagher, P., O’Carroll, S., Buckmaster, A., Kiernan, G., & Geraghty, J. The needs and experiences of women fitted with a breast prosthesis: A qualitative account. 34th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Derry, 17-20 November 2005.

MacLachlan, M. Return of the body snatchers! Towards an embodied health psychology. Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, 22 April 2005 (Keynote Lecture).

MacLachlan, M. Psychosocial aspects of prosthetic rehabilitation. The Myocelectric Controls Conference: Integrating Prosthetics & Medicine, Fredericton, Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 15-19 August 2005 (Keynote Lecture).

2004

Desmond, D. & MacLachlan, M. Psychosocial correlates of prosthesis use and satisfaction among Veteran amputees: Evidence from the BLESMA Members Survey. Eleventh World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hong Kong, 1-6 August 2004.

Desmond, D. & MacLachlan, M. Applications of augmented reality technology to post-amputation phantom phenomena. 11th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hong Kong, 1-6 August 2004.

Desmond, D. & MacLachlan, M. Postamputation pain: A survey of British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association members. 11th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hong Kong, 1-6 August 2004.

Desmond, D. & MacLachlan, M. Post-amputation outcomes: findings from the BLESMA members’ survey. Prosthetic Centre Managers Forum, Luton, 9-10 June 2004 (Invited Presentation).

Gallagher, P. Measuring quality of life of prosthetics and orthotics users. 11th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Hong Kong, 1-6 August 2004.

MacLachlan, M. Thrandhart Lecture: Virtual reality, phantom limb pain and prosthetic embodiment. Annual Conference of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, New Orleans, 25-28 February 2004 (Keynote Lecture).

2003

Desmond, D. & MacLachlan, M. Long-term Outcomes of Amputation: The BLESMA survey. 2nd World Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Prague, 18-22 May 2003.

Gallagher, P. The person and prosthesis interface: The role of psychoprosthetics. 7th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, Dublin, Ireland, 1-3 September 2003.

Gallagher, P. The TAPES and quality of life in people with a lower limb amputation. 2nd World Congress of the International Society for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic, 18-22 May 2003.

Gallagher, P. & Mulvany F. An investigation into the impact of physical and sensory disability on participation in society. 32nd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Limerick, November 2003.

Horgan, O. Coakley, D. & MacLachlan, M. Lower limb amputation: A model of psychosocial adaptation. 2nd World Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Prague, 18-27 May 2003.

MacLachlan, M. Embodying technologies. Third Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 April 2003.

MacLachlan, M., O’Neill, K., de Paor, A., Halligan, P., Stone, R., McDarby, G. & Condron, J. Development & evaluation of augmented reality technology for the treatment of phantom limb pain and to facilitate adaptation to use of a prosthetic limb. Media Lab Europe Open House, Dublin, 12 February 2003 (Invited Presentation).

O’Neill, K., de Paor, A., MacLachlan, M., & McDarby, G. An investigation into the performance of augmented reality for use in the treatment of phantom limb pain in amputees. 7th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, Dublin, Ireland, 1-3 September 2003.

2002

Desmond, D. & MacLachlan, M. Long-term consequences of traumatic amputation: The BLESMA Survey. 32nd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Waterford, 14-17 November 2002.

Gallagher, P. & Mulvany, F. Correlates of levels of ability and functioning: the NPSDD and the WHODAS. 32nd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Waterford, 14-17 November 2002.

Horgan, O., MacLachlan, M., & Coakley, D. Psychological adaptation to amputation: A cross-sectional survey. 32nd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Waterford, 14-17 November 2002.

MacLachlan, M. & Gallagher, P. The Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES): The personal injury context. Traumatic Loss of Limbs, Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Conference. Bristol, September 2002.

2001

Desmond, D., Horgan, O., & MacLachlan, M. Body boundary appraisals and the measurement of body plasticity: Development of the Trinity Assessment of Body Plasticity Scale (TABPS).Tenth World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Glasgow, 1-6 July 2001.

Horgan, O., Coakley, D., McNamara, A., O’Connor, R., & MacLachlan, M. Associations among phantom limb pain, psychological well-being, and prosthetic use in predominately older amputees: Initial results of a longitudinal study. Tenth World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Glasgow, 1-6 July 2001.

MacLachlan, M., Embodiment: From brain plasticity to body plasticity. Hot Topic Lecture, Second International Conference on Reconstructing Health Psychology, Birmingham, UK, 23-25 August 2001.

1998

Gallagher, P. & MacLachlan, M. Psychosocial factors in the adjustment to prosthetic limbs. 12th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Vienna, August-September, 1998.

MacLachlan, M., Gallagher, P. & Horgan, O. Psychological aspects of amputee rehabilitation. Tenth World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Glasgow, 1-6 July 2001.

Gallagher, P. & MacLachlan, M. Amputation: A two-sided coin? 28th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Kilkenny, November 1998.

1997

Gallagher, P., Keane, F., & MacLachlan, M. Psychological adustment and coping in adults with prosthetic limbs. 5th European Congress of Psychology, Dublin, 6-11 July 1997.

Gallagher, P. & MacLachlan, M. Traumatic lower limb amputation: Qualitative perspectives on the adjustment process. 27th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Ennis, 13-16 November 1997.