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Dr. Prakashini Banka-Cullen
Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Dr Sonam Prakashini Banka is currently employed as a research fellow and project manager in the Institute of Population Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery. Dr Banka's research experience is in quantitative methodologies and working with vulnerable populations. She has special interests in health promotion, health psychology, service and intervention evaluation, child mental health and physical health, statistical modeling, depression, obesity, and substance misuse. Dr Banka also has a BA(Hons) in Psychology, PhD in Psychology focusing on child health, PG Diploma in Statistics, PG Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and a H. Dip in Data Analytics in Science.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Marie Hyland, Dr. Sonam Prakishini Banka-Cullen, Dr. Eleanor Hollywood and Prof. Catherine Comiskey, Alcohol use among young people living in urban disadvantage: A sociocultural perspective on the protective shield provided by positive school environment, Drugs Education, Prevention and Policy , 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Marie Hyland, Dr. Sonam Prakishini Banka-Cullen, Dr. Eleanor Hollywood and Prof. Catherine Comiskey, Urgent attention required: Retrospective analysis of alcohol-related emergency department presentations by children and young people from a tertiary hospital in Ireland, ALCOHOL, 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Banka-Cullen, S.P., Comiskey, C., Kelly, P., Zeni, M.B., Gutierrez, A., & Menon, U. , Nurse prescribing practices across the globe for Medication-Assisted Treatment of the Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD): A Scoping Review, Harm Reduction Journal, 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Comiskey, C., Banka, S. and Curtis, E. , Using Cohort Designs in Nursing and Healthcare Research, Nurse Researcher , 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Hyland, M., Hollywood, E., Banka, S. and Comiskey, C, The scale and scope of alcohol-related emergency department presentations by children and young people in an urban hospital setting., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2022 (THEconf2022): 'Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement' , Online, 8-10 March 2022, 2022, pp7- Oral Presentation, 2022

Comiskey, C and Snel, A and Banka, P, The second wave: estimating the hidden asymptomatic prevalence of {COVID, HRB Open Research, 4, (19), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Hyland, M., Hollywood, E., Banka, S. and Comiskey, C., Alcohol use and alcohol-related harms: exploring risk and protective factors among young people living in urban disadvantage, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2021), Online, 10th and 11th March , 2021, pp8 - 8 Oral Presentation, 2021

Banka, Prakashini and Comiskey, Catherine, The incubation period of {COVID, medRxiv, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Hyland, M., Comiskey, C., Hollywood, E., and Banka, Sonam, Exploring risk and protective factors of alcohol use among young people living in urban disadvantage, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 3 - 5th March 2020, 2020, pp7- Oral Presentation, 2020 URL

Roe, Amanda and Banka, Prakashini and Mooney, Mary, No time to delay reperfusion: {A, Journal of clinical nursing, 28, (17-18), 2019, p3233--3241 Journal Article, 2019

Dowling, Daniel and Banka, Prakashini Sonam, Workplace violence in social care settings: traumatic stress and burnout in staff, DBS Business Review Journal, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Hyland, Pauline and Hyland, John and Banka, Prakashini and Comiskey, Catherine, Cross-national comparison of victimisation and wellbeing correlates among children from low affluent areas, World Anti-Bullying Forum, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019

O'Sullivan, K and Banka, Prakashini Sonam and Comiskey, C, An evaluation of the {CliniShift, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Banka, Prakashini, The {Relationship, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Comiskey, Catherine and Banka, Prakashini Sonam and Hyland, John and Hyland, Pauline, Leadership, sustainability and extending the learning from the {Healthy, CHILDREN'S RESEARCH DIGEST, 5, (3), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Banka, Sonam and Hyland, John and Hyland, Pauline and Comiskey, Catherine, A longitudinal cohort study of obesity, depression and health related quality of life among pre-adolescent urban disadvantaged children, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Hyland, Pauline and Hyland, John and Banka, Sonam and Comiskey, Catherine, Longitudinal analysis of victimisation and associated mental health correlates among urban disadvantaged school children, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Comiskey, Catherine and Galligan, Karen and Prakashini, Banka and McDonagh, Dave and O'Brien Green, Síoban, An {Evaluation, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Banka, Prakashini and Tobin, Katy and De Vries, Jan and Comiskey, Catherine, The {Causal, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Banka, P. & Hyland, J. M., The role of ISPCC social support on perceived stress, test anxiety and selfesteem among post-primary school students., Psychology & Society, 8, (1), 2016, p75 - 84 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Banka, Prakashini and Hyland, John M, The role of {ISPCC, Psychology \& Society, 8, (1), 2016, p75--84 Journal Article, 2016

Banka, P., Tobin, K., de Vries, J., Bhattacharya, A. & Comiskey C., Investigating the relationship between depression, obesity and school performance: using causal inference, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, 8-10 November, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016 URL

Banka, P., Tobin, K., De Vries, J. & Comiskey, C. , What is the relationship between childhood depression, obesity and poor school performance among urban disadvantaged children?, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference & Student Colloquium., Trinity College Dublin, November 2015, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015 URL

Banka, Prakashini and Kelly, Paul and Comiskey, Catherine, The {Healthy, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Banka, Prakashini, The effectiveness of {ISPCC, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Banka Cullen, S., Lavelle, S. McDonagh, D., Walsh, R. and Comiskey, C. , In Plain Sight: A Rapid Review of the International Literature and a National Estimate of the Prevalence of Women Who Use Substances and Experience Domestic Violence in Ireland., European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, SAOL , Dublin, Ireland, 2022 Report, 2022 URL

Comiskey, C., Banka, S., McDonagh, D and Galligan, K., An evaluation of the co-design and roll out of an anti-stigma training programme.. , European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, CityWide, Dublin, Ireland., 2021 Report, 2021 URL

Coughlan Anne, Dermody Aoife, Banka Prakashini, National Guide to Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations , 2015 Report, 2015

Dermody Aoife, Banka Prakashini., Evaluation of CARE (Community Alcohol Response and Engagement) Pilot Project: Ballymun, Finglas and North Dublin , 2015 Report, 2015

Banka Prakashini, Kelly Paul, Comiskey Catherine, The Healthy School's Programme Evaluation Fourth Year Preliminary Findings Report , 2013 Report, 2013

Banka Prakashini, The effectiveness of ISPCC services on stress, self-esteem and test performance anxiety , 2012 Thesis, 2012

Research Expertise

Description

Sonam's PhD is on the relationship between childhood depression, obesity and poor school performance among urban disadvantaged children. Her research interests include health promotion, health psychology, service and intervention evaluation, child mental health and physical health, statistical modeling, depression, obesity, and substance misuse

Keywords

CHILD HEALTH; Child Mental Health; Health Psychology; Quantitative Research; STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Recognition

Representations

Facilitator at the International Humanitarian Innovation Academy. Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme delivered over two weeks in University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 2016 - 2018

Awards and Honours

1252 Research Stipend 2012