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Edward Mc Cann
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

I have worked in various mental health settings in Aberdeen and Edinburgh and moved to London to undertake a Masters in Sex Therapy and Anthropology at Guys Medical School. I then Studied at the Institute of Psychiatry and gained a post graduate qualification in Psychosocial Interventions (Thorn). I was involved in establishing the Thorn Programme at London City University and became Course Director. I worked in Community Mental Health Teams in East London for over fifteen years, providing Family Work and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches with people experiencing psychosis. I was involved in a national study that looked at developing and implementing a range of psychosocial interventions in hospital and community settings. My Doctoral research investigated sexual and relationship issues in relation to mental health. I also held a research fellowship and an honorary psychotherapy post (Cognitive Analytical Therapy) at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Before coming to Trinity, I was mental health and learning disabilities subject leader at Edinburgh Napier University, involved in course developments and national funded research. I was awarded and have completed a Trinity Postdoctoral Fellowship that explored LGBT people's experiences of mental health services. I have disseminated my work internationally and continue to develop and strengthen international research collaborations. My research interests encompass marginalised groups and includes: sexualities, service user perspectives, social inclusion and health inequalities, family and carer supports and talking therapies.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McCann, E., Donohue, G., de Jager, J., van Os, J., Nugter, A., Eustace-Cook, J., Stewart, J. , Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness in hospital and community settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative research, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15, (0), 2017, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Brown, M. & McCann, E., Mediated pathways, negotiated identities: A critical phenomenological analysis of the lived experience of sexuality in the context of intellectual disability, Journal of Nursing Research, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

McCann, E. & Brown, M., Vulnerability and psychosocial risk factors regarding people who identify as transgender. A systematic review of the research-evidence, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Sharek, D., McCann, E. & Huntley-Moore, S, Developing and online education programme for transgender young people in the Republic of Ireland. , 2nd European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH) Conference: Contemporary Trans Health in Europe: Focus on Challenges and Improvements, , Belgrade, Serbia, , 6-9th April., 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

McCann, E., Keogh, B., Doyle, L., Coyne, I., The experiences of youth who identify as trans* in relation to health and social care needs: A scoping review, Youth and Society, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

McCann, E. & Brown, M., Discrimination and resilience and the needs of people who identify as transgender: A narrative review of quantitative research studies, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26, (23-24), 2017, p4080 - 4093 Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Sharek, D., Huntley-Moore, S. & McCann, E. , Education needs of families of transgender young people: A narrative review of international literature, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Sharek, D., McCann, E., and Huntley-Moore, S., Developing an online education programme for families of transgender young people in the Republic of Ireland, European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH) Conference: Contemporary trans health in Europe: Focus on challenges and improvements, Belgrade, Serbia, 4-5 November 2017, 2017 Poster, 2017

de Jager, J. & McCann, E., Psychosis as a barrier to the expression of sexuality and intimacy: An environmental risk?, Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43, (2), 2017, p236 - 239 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

Downes, C., Higgins, A., Doyle, L., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., deVries, J., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin F., & Smyth, S. , Public attitudes towards LGBTI people in Ireland., 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future., Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 November 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Keogh B, Daly L, Sharek D, de Vries J,McCann E, & Higgins A, Sexual health promotion: Participants' perspectives on capacity building, Health Education Journal , 75, (1), 2016, p47 - 60 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Doyle, L., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., and Higgins, A., Self-harm and suicide attempts among LGBTI people in Ireland, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 November, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

McCann, E., Lee, R., Brown, M., The experiences and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities who identify as LGBT: A review of the literature, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 57, 2016, p39 - 53 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Higgins, A., Begley, T., de Vries, J., Downes, C., Doyle, L., McCann, E., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., Sheerin, F., and Smyth, S., Mental health morbidities among LGBTI people in Ireland: Symposium Paper 1, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 November, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

McCann,E. & Brown, M., Increasing the visibility of people with intellectual disabilities who are LGBT: A review, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, IASSIDD Congress , Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 August 2016, edited by IASSIDD , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Gascoyne, S., Hughes, E., McCann, E., Quinn, C., The sexual health and relationship needs of people with severe mental illness, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23, (5), 2016, p338 - 343 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

De Vries, J., Begley, T., Downes, C., Doyle, L., McCann, E., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., and Higgins, A., Happiness and mental health in the LGBT community in Ireland, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 November, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Sharek, D., McCann, E., and Huntley-Moore, S., Education needs of families of people who are transgender in Ireland: A consultation needs analysis within a PhD study, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 November, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery, 2016 Published Abstract, 2016

McCann, E. & Huntley-Moore, S. , Exploring mental health issues through innovative media: Facebook and popular cinema. , 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, , School of Nursing & Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, 9-10 November, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

McCann, E. & Huntley-Moore, S. , Madness in the movies: Using cinema in nurse education to explore mental health issues for practice. , Nurse Education in Practice, 21, 2016, p37 - 43 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

McCann, E. & Sharek, D., Mental health issues and people who identify as transgender: A review of the literature, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30, 2016, p280 - 285 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Sexuality and Mental Health in, editor(s)Patrick Callaghan & Catherine Gamble , Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing (2nd Edition) , Oxford, Oxford University Press, , 2015, [Edward McCann] Book Chapter, 2015

Promoting Collaboration in Primary Mental Health Care, in, editor(s)Patrick Callaghan & Catherine Gamble , Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing (2nd Edition). , Oxford, Oxford University Press,, 2015, pp1 - [Edward McCann] Book Chapter, 2015

Higgins A, Sharek D, McCann E, Sheerin F, and Glacken M. , Building resilience in the face of adversity: Narratives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Ireland, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region 8th Congress: Unlocking the Demographic Dividend, The Convention Centre, Dublin Ireland, 23-26 April 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

McCormack, C. & McCann, E., Caring for an Adolescent with Anorexia Nervosa: Parent's Views and Experiences., Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 29, (3), 2015, p143-7 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

McCann, E., People who are transgender: Mental health concerns, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22, (1), 2015, p76 - 81 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Cullen, C. & McCann, E., Physical activity and the views of people with serious mental illness, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22, 2015, p58 - 64 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

McCann, E., 'Sex and Relationship Interview Guide', PsycTESTS, American Psychological Association, 2015, - Test or assessment, 2015

Sharek D., McCann E., Sheerin F., Glacken M., & Higgins A., Older LGBT people's experiences with healthcare professionals and services in Ireland, International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10, (3), 2015, p230 - 240 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Keogh B., Sharek D., Daly L., de Vries J., McCann E & Higgins A., Sexual health promotion programme: Participants' perspectives on capacity building, Health Education Journal, 2014, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

McCann, E. Sharek, D., Challenges to and opportunities for improving mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Ireland: A narrative account, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23, 2014, p525 - 533 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Walsh, C., McCann, E., Gilbody, S.& Hughes, E., Promoting HIV and Sexual Safety Behaviour in People with Severe Mental Illness: A Systematic Review of Psychosocial Interventions, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23, 2014, p344 - 354 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

McCann, E. & Sharek, D., Survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people's experiences of mental health services in Ireland, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23, (2), 2014, p118 - 127 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Edward McCann PhD, Sexuality and Psychosis, 1, Saarbrücken , Scholars' Press, 2013, 1 - 307pp Book, 2013

McCann E, Sharek D, Higgins A, Sheerin F, Glacken M, Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people in Ireland: mental health issues. , Ageing and Mental Health, 17, (3), 2013, p358-65 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

McCormack, C. & McCann, E., Parents of Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa, Nursing Development in Times of Austerity, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 20-21 February 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Higgins, A., Daly, L., de Vries, J., Keogh, B., McCann, E., and Sharek, D. , Capacity Building Impact of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion: A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2013, p1 - 128 Report, 2013

McCann, E., Higgins, A., Macguire, G., Alexander, J., Watts, M. & Creaner, M., A survey of pedagogical approaches and quality mechanisms used in education programmes for mental health professionals, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26, (5), 2012, p383 - 389 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Breen, M. & McCarron, M. , Older LGBT in Ireland: Mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience, 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, 7-8th November 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Australia, Wiley, [eds.], 2 years, 2012 Editorial Board, 2012

Glacken, M., Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Breen, M. & McCarron, M. , Older LGBT People's Pathways to Coping and Support. , All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association 4th Annual Conference, Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, 7th June, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Sharek, D., Higgins, A., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Breen, M., and McCarron, M., Healthcare needs of ageing LGBT people, 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research & Education Conference "Nursing and Midwifery Practice in a Global Community: Collaborating and Networking for the Future", Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, 22-23 February 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

McCann E., LGBT people and mental health services in Ireland, 18th International RCN Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, Keble College, Oxford, 26-27th Sept 2012, 2012 Poster, 2012

Higgins, A: Maguire, G: Watts, M; Creaner, M; McCann, E; Rani, S: Alexander, J , Service User Involvement in Mental Health Practitioner Education in Ireland, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18 , (6), 2011, p469 - 561 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

McCann, E., Inimate relationships and people with psychosis , Reconciling Roles in Mental Health Nursing, IIMHN, University College Dublin , 2 June 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

McCann E., Investigating mental health service user views regarding sexual and relationship issues, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17, (3), 2010, p251 - 259 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

McCann E., The sexual and relationship needs of people who experience psychosis: Quantitative findings of a UK study, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17, (4), 2010, p295 - 303 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

McCann, E. & Maguire, G., Identifying Interprofessional Mental Health Training Needs in Ireland. , 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, November 2010, edited by Trinity College, Dublin , 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

McCann, E., Sexual and relationship issues: service user views, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, University of Alberta, Vancouver, Canada, 3 - 5th October, 9, (4), 2010, pp343- Poster, 2010

McCann, E., Higgins, A. & McGuire, G. , Interprofessional Mental Health Education Needs in Ireland. , 16th RCN International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, Oxford University, 26th -28th September, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Conboy-Browne, M. & McCann, E., Evaluation of a Home Care Service for Patients with Acute Mental Illness, Health Service Executive, Health Service Executive, February, 2010, p1 - 52 Report, 2010 DOI

McCann E., Sex and relationship issues: Service user views, 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 4-5 November 2009, 2009, pp1-174 Conference Paper, 2009

McCann E. & Phillips L., Student nurses experiences of support in relation to suicidal behaviours of mental health clients, 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 4-5 November 2009, 2009, pp1-174 Conference Paper, 2009

McCann, E. , Is brief cognitive-behavioural therapy effective for people with schizophrenia? , British Medical Journal, 10, 2007, p55- Journal Article, 2007

Phillips, L. & McCann, E. , The subjective experiences of people receiving depot neuroleptic injections in the community, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 14, (6), 2007, p578-586 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Mental health and the nurse practitioner in primary health care in, editor(s)Cross & Rimmer , Nurse Practitioner Manual of Clinical Skills (2nd edition), London, Elsevier, 2007, pp174 - 204, [Knight, J. & McCann, E. ] Book Chapter, 2007

McCann E., Talking about sex with people who experience psychosis (Keynote), NPNR Conference, St Catherine's College Oxford , October 2007, NPNR, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Promoting Collaboration in Primary Mental Health Care in, editor(s)Callaghan & Waldock , Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006, [McCann, E. ] Book Chapter, 2006

McCann E. & Phillips L., The subjective experiences of people receiving depot neuroleptic injections, NPNR Conference, St Catherine's College Oxford , October 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

McCann E., Sexuality concerns and people who experience psychosis: A UK perspective. , 9th Asia Oceania Congress of Sexology, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Sexuality and Mental Health in, editor(s)Callaghan & Waldock , Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006, [McCann, E. ] Book Chapter, 2006

McCann, E. , La sessualita in persone con psicosi (Sexuality issues and people with psychosis), Rivista Sperimentale di Freniatria , 130, (1), 2006, p5 - 14 Journal Article, 2006

McCann E., Sex and relationship issues and people who experience psychosis, The International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR), Tokyo, Japan, September 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

McCann, E. & Bowers, L. , Training in cognitive behavioural interventions on acute psychiatric inpatient wards, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 12, (2), 2005, p215 - 222 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

McCann E. & Phillips L., Service user views and depot neuroleptic injections, The International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR), Tokyo, Japan, September 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

McCann E., Training in psychosocial interventions on acute psychiatric inpatient wards, Thorn National Conference, University of Greenwich, September 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Bowers, L., Crowhurst, N., Alexander, J., Eales, S., Guy, S. and McCann, E. , Psychiatric nurses' views on criteria for psychiatric intensive care: acute and intensive care staff compared, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40, 2003, p145 - 152 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Bowers L. McCann E. , Rapid recovery from acute psychosis, Developing Practice Improving Care , 1, (6), 2003, p1 - 4 Journal Article, 2003 URL

McCann, E. , Exploring sexual and relationship possibilities for people with psychosis - a review of the literature, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 10, (6), 2003, p640 - 649 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

McCann E., Training in cognitive behavioural interventions on acute psychiatric wards, Foundation of Nursing Studies, Commonwealth Centre London, July 2003, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Bowers, L. & McCann, E. , The Promotion of Rapid Recovery from Acute Psychotic Episodes: the application of recent research findings to the practice of psychiatric nursing on acute wards. , city.ac.uk/barts/research, Foundation of Nursing Studies , December, 2002 Report, 2002

Bowers, L., Crowhurst, N., Alexander, J., Callaghan, P., Eales, S., Guy, S., , Safety and security policies on psychiatric acute admission wards: results from a London-wide survey, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 9, 2002, p427 - 433 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

McCann, E. , The sexual and relationship needs of people with psychosis living in the community, Current HIV Research and Education, Autumn, (6), 2001, p3 - 4 Journal Article, 2001

McCann, E. , Recent developments in psychosocial interventions for people with psychosis, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 22, (1), 2001, p99 - 107 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

McCann, E. , The expression of sexuality in people with psychosis - breaking the taboos, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32, (1), 2000, p132 - 138 Journal Article, 2000 DOI

dArdenne, P. & McCann, E. , The sexual and relationship needs of people with psychosis- a neglected topic, Sexual and Marital Therapy, 12, 1997, p301 - 303 Journal Article, 1997 DOI TARA - Full Text

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Daly D, McCann E, Dunne P, Neill F, Curistan G, Comiskey C. , The development and implementation of a post-registration nurse education degree programme at Sunway University: Report of a Scoping Exercise on current resources and future requirements., Trinity College Dublin, August , 2015, p1 - 56 Report, 2015

McCann, E. & Sharek, D., Capacity Building Impact of Sexual Health Promotion Programmes, Showcasing Health Promotions, City Hall, Cork, 11 March, 2014, Health Service Executive, 1 - 20pp Invited Talk, 2014

Edward McCann, Exploring Mental Health Issues for People who are LGBT, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network: Mental Health Strategy Launch, Jonathan Swift Theatre: Trinity College Dublin, 26th June , 2013, GLEN, 1 - 16pp Invited Talk, 2013

Edward McCann, Mental Health Services in Ireland and the experiences of LGBT People, University of York Mental Health Seminar Series, University of York, 9th August , 2013, Mental Health and Addictions Research Unit, 1 - 14pp Invited Talk, 2013

Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Breen, M. & McCarron, M. , Older and being LGBT in Ireland in the 21st Century, 6th European Gay Police Association Conference, Dublin Castle, 28-29th June, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

McCann, E., Sexuality issues: Hearing the consumer's voice, University of South Queensland, Australia, 30th June, 2012, Professor Brenda Happell, 1 - 18pp Invited Talk, 2012

McCann, E, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Mental Health, University of South Queensland, Australia, 30th June, 2012, Professor Brenda Happell, 1 - 12pp Invited Talk, 2012

Edward McCann, LGBT Minds: Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Mental Health, Mental Health Seminar Series, University of South Queensland, Australia, 29 June, 2012, Professor Brenda Happell, 1 - 14pp Invited Talk, 2012

Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Breen, M., and McCarron, M., Visible Lives: Identifying the experiences and needs of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, 2011, 1, 212 Report, 2011

Higgins A, Sharek D, McCann E, Glacken M, Breen M, McCarron M, Sheerin F, Visible Lives Identifying the experiences and needs of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), 2011, 1-191 Report, 2011 TARA - Full Text

McCann, E., Researching sensitive topics, Research Forum, University of York, July 14th, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Health Service Executive, A Vision for Change: Advancing mental health in Ireland, 2011, - Miscellaneous, 2011

Higgins A , Alexander, J, Creaner, M; Maguire, G; Rani, S; McCann, E; O'Neill, O; Watts, M & Garland, M., Current education/training available for professionals working in mental health services in the Republic of Ireland - A scoping study, Dublin, Ireland, Mental Health Commission , June, 2010 Report, 2010 URL

McCann, E. , Multidisciplinary training in psychosocial interventions for people with psychosis, Haringey NHS Trust , City University, London, September, 2001, 2, 25 Report, 2001

Research Expertise

Description

Sexuality issues and mental health; service user and carers views on mental health provision; the development of psychological and social elements of mental health care delivery particularly around the area of recovery.Education and training development and involvement and support for service users. Family and carer work. Supervision and support to practitioners.

Projects

  • Title
    • Full Systematic Review of the Literature (JBI)
  • Summary
    • Title: Sexuality and intimacy issues among people with serious mental illness in hospital and community settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative research. The aim of this review is to synthesize the best available qualitative evidence on the experiences and support needs of people with serious mental illness (SMI) regarding sexuality and intimacy within hospital and community settings. The objectives of the present study are: .to explore intimate relationship experiences of people with SMI .to explore specific issues related to sexuality important to people with SMI .to uncover potential obstacles to the expression of sexuality and .to present recommendations for mental health policy, education, research and practice. Collaborators: McCann,E., Donohue,G., De Jager,J., Van Os,J., Nugter,A., Stewart,J. & Eustace-Cook,J.
  • Date From
    • August 2017
  • Date To
    • March 2017
  • Title
    • An exploration of the experiences, concerns and needs of transgender identified children and young people.
  • Summary
    • The aim of the study was to explore the experiences, concerns and needs of transgender identified children and young people and to prepare a report on both the process and outcome of the consultation to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). The objectives of the study are to: 1. Identify the things that make their lives easy and the things that make life hard for transgender identified children and young people 2. Identify the things that work well for transgender identified children and young people 3. Identify the things that transgender identified children and young people consider needs to change to enhance their lives.
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
  • Date From
    • February 2016
  • Date To
    • Current
  • Title
    • Joanna Briggs Institute Systematic Review Protocol
  • Summary
    • Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness in hospital and community settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative research. McCann,E., Donohue,G., De Jager,J., Van Os,J., Nugter,A., Stewart,J. & Eustace-Cook,J. Review question/objective The aim of this review is to synthesize the best available qualitative evidence on the experiences and support needs of people with serious mental illness (SMI) regarding sexuality and intimacy
  • Date From
    • April 2017
  • Date To
    • August 2017
  • Title
    • Reflection EU
  • Summary
    • REFLECTION published a review of research in nursing produced or undertaken in Europe by European nursing scientists, using publications from 2010 in the top 20 nursing journals rated by impact factor. In this second review, we aim to repeat this process to determine the frequency of different primary and secondary research methods used in published nursing research, and the extent of translational, mixed/multi-methods and programmatic research into care provided by nurses three years after the first review using papers from 2013. As a Project Team Member, I will identify, appraise and synthesise research reports using systematic searching, appraisal and data extraction methods. Project members will form international review groups under the overall direction of the core team from the Universities of Exeter, UK, Malmo, Sweden and Tromso, Norway.
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Improving the sexual health of people with severe mental illness
  • Summary
    • People with severe mental illness (SMI) have higher morbidity and mortality due to physical illness than the general population. Many have coexisting drug and alcohol dependency and have difficulties in forming stable personal relationships. Consequently, people with SMI are more likely to engage in high risk sexual behaviour putting them at increased risk of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. Higher rates of homelessness and chaotic lifestyles compound the risk factors associated with poor sexual health. Most available research on this topic has been conducted in the USA and it is not known how transferable this may be to UK settings. An initial feasibility study to develop effective interventions suitable for the UK is therefore proposed. Routine STI testing and adherence to treatment are important aspects of good sexual health and it is recommended that these are considered in potential interventions.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Institute for Health Research
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Scoping Nursing Education in Malaysia
  • Summary
    • The purpose of the process was to provide a needs analysis and a scoping study of the existing capacity in terms of education, human resources, clinical structures, procedures and processes for a future top-up and full degree.
  • Funding Agency
    • Sunway University Malaysia
  • Date From
    • January 2015
  • Date To
    • December 2015
  • Title
    • LGBT Ireland: Health and social care experiences
  • Funding Agency
    • GLEN and HSE
  • Date From
    • March 2014
  • Date To
    • Sept 2015
  • Title
    • Exploring the possible barriers and benefits towards sexual relationships between forensic mental health service users
  • Summary
    • The aim of this research is to explore sexual and relationship issues for mental health clients in a forensic psychiatric hospital. The research will utilise an exploratory qualitative research approach.
  • Funding Agency
    • Self funding
  • Date From
    • October 2013
  • Date To
    • October 2014
  • Title
    • Evaluation of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion
  • Summary
    • To evaluate the impact of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (and support activities) with regard to its creation of sexual health promotion capacity within individual participants and their organisation. To assess the FPSHP's approach against internationally recommended best practice with regard to sexual health training as a capacity building measure. To complete an overview of sexual health promotion training within Ireland and to comment on the FPSHP against this landscape.Finally, to make recommendations regarding potential future directions within HSE South with regard to sexual health training as an element of capacity building.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Service Executive
  • Date From
    • 1.10.12
  • Date To
    • 1.3.13
  • Title
    • Safety in Sexual Relationships: A programme to promote sexual health for people with serious mental illness
  • Summary
    • Issues related to sexual health and relationships for people with serious mental illness has traditionally been overlooked in practice and research, but evidence from research suggests that there is substantial unmet need in the UK. The research will be undertaken in 3 mental health services and also include sexual health and family planning services in those locations. The international research team (led by the University of York) represents highly skilled and experienced mental health and sexual health researchers who have the expertise to undertake the programme of research, and have a track record of undertaking similar research.The study will gain an understanding of sexual health and relationship needs from the service user perspective using a specially developed survey and qualitative interviews. This will inform the development and evaluation of an intervention to improve sexual health (using a randomised controlled trial).
  • Funding Agency
    • National Institute for Health Research
  • Date From
    • 1.10.13
  • Date To
    • 1.4.14
  • Title
    • LGBT Minds: LGBT people and their subjective experiences of mental health services
  • Summary
    • LGBT Minds is a mixed methods research project that aims to explore the experiences of LGBT people within mainstream mental health services in Ireland. This study is supported by Trinity College, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and the HSE. The findings from this study will be used to highlight areas of good practice that encourages social inclusion at all levels. Also, recommendations will be made on how to respond to the key issues identified in the research as they relate to LGBT people in an Irish context.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin, GLEN, HSE
  • Date From
    • October 2010
  • Date To
    • October 2012
  • Title
    • Visible Lives: Identifying the experiences and needs of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland
  • Summary
    • The overall aim of the research is to examine the circumstances, experiences and needs among the Irish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population aged 55 and over and to determine how to best address these needs. Project team: Prof Agnes Higgins PI), Danika Sharek, Dr Eddie McCann,Dr Fintan Sheerin,Prof Mary McCarron, Dr Michele Glacken,
  • Funding Agency
    • Gay and Lesbian Equality Network
  • Date From
    • January 2010
  • Date To
    • March 2011
  • Title
    • Evaluation of a Home Care Service for Patients with Acute Mental Illness
  • Summary
    • The Irish Government, in the Vision for Change policy document, has proposed that specialist multidisciplinary community-based teams are established in order to meet the needs of clients, families and carers (Department of Health and Children 2006). As a direct response to these government directives, Dublin South East Mental Health Services established an Assertive Community Treatment Team known as Réimse Home Care as part of their community services. The service commenced in March 2009 and the present study aims to evaluate Réimse Home Care six months after setting up. The study is based on an audit of all documentation used by Réimse Home Care Service conducted to determine whether the agreed policies and guidelines were being implemented. Furthermore, Patient Satisfaction Survey Questionnaires (n = 21) were returned by clients who had received treatment and care from Réimse. Additional data was gained through a focus group involving the staff assigned to Réimse Home Care Service.The results of the study suggest that there is overall satisfaction with the service, as indicated by clients who have used the service.The results of the study suggest that there is overall satisfaction with the service, as indicated by clients who have used the service.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • Oct 2009
  • Date To
    • Oct 2010
  • Title
    • Education and Training Provision for Professionals Working in the Mental Health Services in Ireland
  • Summary
    • An exploratory study investigating current education and training provided for mental health professionals. Research Project Team: Prof. Agnes Higgins, Dr Jane Alexander, Dr. Mary Creaner, Ms. Orla O'Neill, Dr. Eddie McCann, Dr. Malcolm Garland, Mr. Mike Watts, Mr. Gerry Maguire and Dr. Shobha Rani.
  • Funding Agency
    • Mental Health Commission
  • Date From
    • August 2008
  • Date To
    • May 2009
  • Title
    • Leadership in Compassionate Care
  • Summary
    • One million Pounds was provided by a private donor to carry out a study related to compassionate care and nursing. The aims of the study are to identify, implement and evaluate strategies that promote compassionate person centred care within in-patient areas in Scotland The project team includes: Prof Morag Prowse; Prof Morag Gray; Mr Stephen Smith; Dr Eddie McCann; Dr Jane Donaldson; Dr Dorothy Horsburgh;Mr Simon Pullen, Ms Ria Tocher; Ms Billie Morrow
  • Funding Agency
    • Private donor (£1,000,000)
  • Date From
    • Sept 2007
  • Date To
    • Sept 2010
  • Title
    • An Evaluation of the Impact of the Dissemination of Educational Resources to Support Values Based and Recovery Focussed Mental Health Practice
  • Summary
    • A collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Lincoln investigating the use of education and training resources to support mental health policy initiatives. Mr Hugh Masters, Dr Eddie McCann Prof Lawrie Elliot, Mr Ian Baguley, Prof Charlie Brooker, Mr Iain McGonagle
  • Funding Agency
    • NHS Education Scotland
  • Date From
    • Oct 2008
  • Date To
    • Oct 2010
  • Title
    • Student nurses experiences regarding suicidal behaviours of clients
  • Summary
    • The study explored the experiences of mental health student nurses in their placement areas during and following incidences of suicidal behaviour. Qualitative data was obtained through the administration of a semi-structured interview schedule that consisted of a range of questions that elicited mental health student nurses views and opinions related to their clinical experiences.
  • Funding Agency
    • City University, London
  • Date From
    • Oct 2007
  • Date To
    • Oct 2008
  • Title
    • The experiences of people who receive depot injections
  • Summary
    • The study explored the subjective experiences of people who receive depot injections in the community. Existing studies tend to focus upon the side effects of depot neuroleptic medication. This study explores how, within the process of giving a depot injection, CMHNs are able to carry out an assessment of their clients needs as well as being someone who is consistent, reliable and supportive.
  • Funding Agency
    • City University, London
  • Date From
    • Sept 2006
  • Date To
    • Sept 2007

Keywords

Education and training; Family work; Health outcomes; Health status and inequalities; LGBT; Mental Health and Recovery; Mental health nursing; Mental health promotion; Provision and utilisation of health care needs; Psychosis; Psychosocial Interventions; Sexualities

Recognition

Representations

Editorial Board of International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2012

Guest Editor: Issues in Mental Health Nursing 2017-2018

Sentinel Reader - McMaster University, Canada 2007

Reviewer - BMJ Open 2017

Reviewer - The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports Online Journal 2017

Reviewer - Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2017

Reviewer - Journal of Medical Internet Research 2014

Reviewer - Psychosis 2016

Reviewer - Psychiatry Research 2013

Reviewer - Sexuality Research and Social Policy 2014

Reviewer - Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses 2013

Reviewer - Journal of Homosexuality 2013

Reviewer - Nurse Education Today 2013

Reviewer - Aging and Mental Health 2012

Reviewer - Journal of Mental Health 2007

Reviewer - Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2006

Reviewer - Primary Health Care Research and Development Journal 2005

Reviewer - Journal of Advanced Nursing 2000

Reviewer - Journal of Family Nursing 2015

External Examiner - Middlesex University, MSc Family Therapy 2002

External Examiner - Homerton College, Cambridge. BSc Psychosocial Interventions 2005

External Examiner - University of Manchester, MSc Psychosocial Interventions 2007

External Examiner - University of Galway 2008

External Examiner - University of Cardiff 2012

External Examiner - University of Northampton 2012

External Examiner University of Hertfordshire, School of Medicine MSc 2015

Awards and Honours

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 2004

Trinity Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2010

Master in Arts (Jure Officii), Trinity College Dublin 2013

Memberships

Member of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Affiliate Centre of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) 2015 – Date

European Academy of Nursing Science 2014

The International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) 2013 – Date

Irish Federation of University Teachers 2011

All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) 2013 – Date

National Postdoctoral Association 2010 – Date

National Service Users Executive 2010 – Date

Amnesty Ireland 2009 – Date

Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing (Executive Officer) 2009 – Date

Mental Health Reform 2009 – Date

SHINE (Schizophrenia Ireland) 2009 – Date

The Centre for Evidence based Mental Health, Oxford 2006 – Date

Association for Cognitive Analytical Therapists membership 2005 – Date

Fellowship of Higher Education Academy 2004 – Date

Royal College of Nursing Societies (Mental Health, Sexual Health, Education) 1999 – 2008

British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists membership 1997 – Date

National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Rethink) 1997 – Date