Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search



Ms. Carmel Downes
Research Assistant, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

de Vries JMA, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy, R, Begley, T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S & Higgins A , An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community,, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 0, (0), 2019, p40 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., Sharek D. and De Vries J., Capacity building in sexual health promotion: a longitudinal evaluation of a training-the-trainer programme in Ireland, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Higgins A, Downes C, Sheaf G, Bus E, Connell S, Hafford-Letchfield T, Jurček A, Pezzella A, Rabelink I, Robotham G, Urek M, van der Vaart N & Keogh B, Pedagogical principles and methods underpinning education of health and social care practitioners on experiences and needs of older LGBT+ people: findings from a systematic review, Nurse Education in Practice , 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Carroll M, Downes C, Gill A, Nagal U, Madden D, Monahan M, Higgins A, Knowledge, confidence, skills and practices among Midwives in the Republic of Ireland in relation to perinatal mental health care: The Mind Mothers study, Midwifery, 64, 2018, p29 - 37 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Higgins A, Downes C, Monahan M, Gill A, Lamb SA, Carroll M, Barriers to midwives and nurses addressing mental health issues with women during the perinatal period: The Mind Mothers study, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (9-10), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, Improving Traveller mental health - the role of co-production: findings from an evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny. , IIMHN/COMMUNE Conference:Informing mental health nursing practice, education, and research through co production, Dublin, Ireland, 17th and 18th May, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Higgins A; Downes C; Carroll M; Gill A; Monahan M , There is more to perinatal mental health care than depression: public health nurses' reported engagement and competence in perinatal mental health care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (3-4), 2017, pE476 - E487 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

Lafferty A., Fealy G., Downes C. and Drennan, J , The prevalence of potentially abusive behaviours in family caregiving: findings from a national survey of family carers of older people , Age and Ageing, 45, (5), 2016, p703 - 707 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Higgins A, Doyle L, Morrissey J, Downes C, Gill A, Bailey S., Documentary analysis of risk-assessment and safety-planning policies and tools in a mental health context, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, (4), 2016, p385 - 395 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Higgins, A., Doyle, L., Downes, C., Morrissey, J., Costello, P.,Brennan, M & Nash, M., There is more to risk and safety planning than dramatic risks: mental health nurses' risk assessment and safety management practice, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, (2), 2016, p159 - 170 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Downes, C., Gill, A., Doyle, L., Morrissey, J. & Higgins, A., Survey of mental health nurses' attitudes towards risk assessment, risk assessment tools and positive risk, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23, (3-4), 2016, p188-197- Journal Article, 2016 URL

L. Doyle, Higgins, A., M. Nash, J. Morrissey, M. Brennan, A. Gill, P. Costello, C. Downes., Risk Assessment and Safety Planning in Mental Health Nursing Services, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th and 5th November Conference Paper,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, An Evaluation of the Role of the Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2018 Report, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, An Evaluation of the Role of the Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny [Summary Report], Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2018 Report, 2018

Higgins, A., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., and Smyth, S , LGBTIreland Report: The National Study of the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex People in Ireland, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonG To Youth Services, 2016 Report, 2016 URL

Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., DeVries J. and Sharek D., The Development and Piloting of the Sexual Health Promotion Education Evaluation Tool (SH-PET) , Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2016 Report, 2016

Higgins, A., Doyle, L. Downes, C., Nash, M., Morrissey, J., Brennan, M & Costello, P, Risk Assessment and Safety Planning in Mental Health Nursing Services. An Exploration of Practices, Policies and Processes, Dublin, Health Service Executive, 2015 Report, 2015

Research Expertise

Description

Mental health; Evaluation Research

Projects

  • Title
    • Developing and testing a tool to evaluate a sexual capacity building programme
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE and Crisis Pregnancy Programme
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • The SENsE study: An Evaluation of the role of the Epilspsy Specialist Nurse and the impact on patient quality of life
  • Funding Agency
    • MRCG/ HRB
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • LGBTIreland: National study of the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIreland people in Ireland
  • Funding Agency
    • GLEN and BeLonGTo
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • The EOLAS Project: Evaluation of a co-produced and co-delivered information programme on recovery and mental health difficulties for users of services and family members
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Title
    • The SMARTER study: Exploring practices, policies and processes around risk and safety management within mental health nursing services
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE and NPMDU
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2015