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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 City, London 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 a Trinity Postdoctoral Fellowship and conducted a study that explored people whom identify as LGBT+ and their 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, 16, (2), 2018, p324 - 327 Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI

Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39, 1, (2018), 1 - 98p, Edward McCann , [Editor Special Issue: LGBTQ Issues and Mental Health], 2017-2018 Journal, 2018

McCann, E. & Brown, M., The inclusion of LGBT+ health issues within undergraduate healthcare education and professional training programmes: A systematic review, Nurse Education Today, 64, 2018, p204 - 214 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

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, 39, (1), 2018, p59 - 72 Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI

McCann, E., Donohue, G., Stewart, J., Van Os, J. Nugter, A., de Jager, J. & Eustace-Cook, J. , Sex and relationship issues and people with serious mental illness. , Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing 8th Symposium. , Dublin City University, Dublin, 17-18 May 2018, 2018 Poster, 2018

McCann, E., Donohue, G., Stewart, J. & Eustace-Cook, J., Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness , Mental Health Research Symposium: Celebrating 21 years of mental health research and scholarship - a journey of collaboration and co-production. , Trinity College Dublin, 26 April 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Brown, M. & McCann, E., Sexuality issues and the voices of adults with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the literature, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 74, 2018, p124 - 138 Journal Article, 2018 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

McCann, E. Donohue, G. Timmins, F., Mental Health, Spirituality, Religion and LGBT+ Youth , International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, 20-21 June 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Edward McCann; Grainne Donohue; Jose de Jager; Jim van Os; Annet Nugter; Jessica Stewart; Jessica Eustace-Cook , Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness in hospital and community settings: a qualitative systematic review protocol, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation , 16, (2), 2018, p324 - 327 Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI

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, 39, (1), 2018, p3 - 15 Journal Article, 2018 DOI URL

Sharek, D., Huntley-Moore, S., McCann, E. , Developing an 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

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 DOI TARA - Full Text

Brown, M. & McCann, E., Review: Mediated pathways, negotiated identities: A critical phenomenological analysis of the lived experience of sexuality in the context of intellectual disability, Journal of Research in Nursing, 22, (8), 2017, p615 - 617 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

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 TARA - Full Text 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

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 URL

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

Higgins, A., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., and Smyth, S, The 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, p1 - 308 Report, 2016 URL

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 DOI TARA - Full Text

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 TARA - Full Text 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 Conference Paper, 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

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 URL

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 Conference Paper, 2016

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 Conference Paper, 2016

Sharek, D., Huntley-Moore, S., McCann, E., 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 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

Doyle, L., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., Higgins, A., McCann, E., 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 Conference Paper, 2016

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 URL

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

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

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 URL DOI

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

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 URL 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 DOI TARA - Full Text

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

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., 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 DOI TARA - Full Text

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 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 TARA - Full Text

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 TARA - Full Text

Higgins A., Daly L., de Vries J., Keogh B., McCann E., and Sharek D. , Evaluation of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP). , Dublin, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2013 Report, 2013 URL

Higgins A, Sharek D, McCann E, Sheerin F, Glacken M, Breen M., Minority stress, resilience and mental health needs of older LGBT people in Ireland International RCN Network , Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, University of Warwick England , 5th-6th September, 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

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 URL 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

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

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

Michele, G., Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Breen, M., and McCarron, M, 'You should live for yourself': Older LGBT people's pathways to coping and support'. All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association 4th Annual conference , Active Ageing for Mental Health: Promoting Positive Attitudes." , Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, Ireland, 7 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., 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 URL

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, [Editorial Board], 2012 Editorial Board, 2012

McCann, E., Inimate relationships and people with psychosis , Reconciling Roles in Mental Health Nursing, IIMHN, University College Dublin , 2 June 2011, 2011 Poster, 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, p1 - 191 Report, 2011 TARA - Full Text

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 URL

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, p120- Report, 2010 URL

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

Higgins, A; Maguire, G; Creaner M; Alexander J; Rani,S; McCann,E; O'Neill, O; Watts, M; Garland M , Current education available for professionals working in mental health services in the Republic of Ireland: what are the gaps?, 2nd European Psychiatric Nursing Congress,, Prague Czech Republic, 15-17th April , 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

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 URL

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

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., 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 URL

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. & 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., 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. , Is brief cognitive-behavioural therapy effective for people with schizophrenia? , British Medical Journal, 10, 2007, p55- Journal Article, 2007 DOI TARA - Full Text

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 URL

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

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

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

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., Sexuality concerns and people who experience psychosis: A UK perspective. , 9th Asia Oceania Congress of Sexology, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 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., Training in psychosocial interventions on acute psychiatric inpatient wards, Thorn National Conference, University of Greenwich, September 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

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., 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 URL 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., 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 URL 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 URL DOI

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 URL DOI

McCann, E. , Recent developments in psychosocial interventions for people with psychosis, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 22, (1), 2001, p99 - 107 Journal Article, 2001 URL 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. , The expression of sexuality in people with psychosis - breaking the taboos, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32, (1), 2000, p132 - 138 Journal Article, 2000 DOI URL

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 TARA - Full Text DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

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

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

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, 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

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

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
    • Perceptions of self-management and educational interactions for adolescents and young adults with asthma : a systematic review of qualitative evidence
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • May 2018
  • Date To
    • October 2018
  • Title
    • Supports to families of young people during the period of untreated psychosis: A systematic review protocol
  • Summary
    • To prepare a systematic review protocol of the available literature using the Joanna Briggs Institute methods.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • April 2018
  • Date To
    • June 2018
  • Title
    • An Exploration of Family Member Experiences during Untreated Psychosis
  • Summary
    • The aim of this study is to explore the experiences, ne eds and support requirements of families who care for a relative with psychosis during the period before treatment or formal interventions. Some of the reasons for delays in accessing services during this critical time period will be explored via family member¡"s accounts of this time. The objectives are to: "hHighlight the effects of the illness on the family and the adaptation of family members to the experience of psychosis in the family. "hExamine the needs and support requirements of each family member at different stages of their experience. "hIdentify barriers to accessing supports and services available to the participants, and the future needs of families. "hIdentify levels of satisfaction of study participants with the available services and supports. "hMake recommendations for action and support structures to improve the service provided to family members in mental health settings, particularly in relation to early intervention strategies.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • April 2018
  • Date To
    • May 2019
  • Title
    • The design, delivery, and evaluation of an education programme for families of people who are transgender
  • Summary
    • While there is an increased interest in the importance of the role of the family in supporting transgender people, there are few opportunities for family members of transgender people to learn about 'being transgender' within an educational context. Therefore, this study aims to fill this gap in the literature by designing, piloting, and evaluating an education programme for families of people who are transgender. The proposed study design will be in five phases including: identifying the context of education programmes for family members of transgender people; conducting a consultation with key stakeholders; and designing, piloting, and evaluating the education programme. The study will employ mixed methods, including documentary analysis, programme evaluations, and semi structured, in-depth interviews. The study will be methodologically guided by a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The principles of sustainability and community capacity building will underlie the design of the education programme. The study will utilise key gatekeepers within the transgender community to gain access and recruit participants. All quantitative data will be statistically analysed and all qualitative data will be thematically analysed. Dissemination will focus on maximising the impact of the study at both national and international level.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Date From
    • April 2015
  • Date To
    • May 2018
  • Title
    • Discrimination and resilience and the needs of people who identify as Transgender: A narrative review of quantitative research studies
  • Summary
    • ABSTRACT Aims and objectives. To examine discrimination and resilience experiences of people who identify as transgender and establish potential health service responses. Background. People who identify as transgender face many challenges in society in terms of the knowledge, understanding and acceptance of a person's gender identity. Design. A narrative review of quantitative empirical research Methods. A comprehensive search of CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO and Sociological Abstracts electronic databases from 2006 to 2016 was conducted. Results. The search yielded 1478 papers and following the application of rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria a total of 19 papers were included in the review. The findings reveal that there is a need to ensure that the needs of transgender people are represented, fully integrated, and clearly linked to outcomes that improve their health and quality of life. Conclusions. Discrimination experiences can result in poorer health outcomes, however many people have developed resilience and positive coping strategies. Relevance to clinical practice. Nurses need to recognize and respond appropriately to the care and treatment needs of this population. Comprehensive nursing assessments and plans of care that encompass all aspects of the person should be in place supported by clear policy guidelines and evidence-based research. The education requirements of practitioners are outlined.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • May 2015
  • Date To
    • November 2017
  • Title
    • Sexuality issues and the voices of adults with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the literature
  • Summary
    • Background There is a growing and evolving research evidence base regarding sexuality issues and adults with intellectual disabilities. Individuals can face challenges, including the right to express their sexuality and to access necessary education and supports. Aims This systematic review explores sexuality experiences, the views and opinions of adults with intellectual disabilities and highlights areas for future practice developments. Methods and procedures A comprehensive search of relevant databases from January 2006 to December 2016 was carried out. Included studies had to address specific criteria including: peer reviewed papers, the use of appropriate research methods, and focused exclusively on the individual views and opinions of people with an intellectual disability. The search of relevant databases yielded 230 hits. Following the application of explicit inclusion and exclusion criteria, 23 papers were deemed suitable for the review. Outcomes and results The data were analysed and key themes were identified that included: autonomy v's risk of harm, knowledge and sexuality, relationships and intimacy, self-determination and taking control, and encouragement and supports. Conclusions and implications Adults with intellectual disabilities need education and support to express their sexuality and to meet individual needs. Keywords: Intellectual disabilities, sexuality, intimacy, relationships, social inclusion, LGBT What this paper adds? Studies on the topic tend to present the views and opinions of families, carers and professionals. This review highlights issues from the available research that address the unique experiences of adults who have an intellectual disability. The discussion presents areas relevant to policy, practice education and future research priorities.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • April 2016
  • Date To
    • October 2017
  • Title
    • Assessing stigma towards depression ands it impact upon access to social resources in Ireland.
  • Summary
    • The proposed study, originating from a social constructivist perspective and using a community studies approach, intends to incorporate a concurrent embedded mixed methods research strategy (Creswell 2009) in endeavouring to address the shortfall in research concerning stigma in Ireland and its impacts upon the potential access to social resources of those with depression. The views and literacy of the public in relation to depression will be explored together with their views on the wider held literacy, cultural beliefs and opinions of society in relation to same and how this may influence potential access to social resources. Both qualitative and quantitative data will be collected simultaneously throughout the course of a series of anonymous semi-structured interviews conducted with residents of a selected research area. Interviews will be audio recorded and later transcribed. Where permission is withheld for recording, detailed field notes will be taken and scrutinized directly after interview in order to avoid a loss of data. Quantitative data will be interrogated for descriptive and inferential statistics as necessary using SPSS. Qualitative data will be analyzed using conventional content analysis with NVivo 8 being used also to assist in the management of this.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Date From
    • April 2012
  • Date To
    • May 2015
  • Title
    • Sexuality and intimacy issues among people with serious mental illness: 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.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • September 2017
  • Date To
    • September 2018
  • 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
    • March 2016
  • Date To
    • April 2017
  • 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
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • April 2017
  • Date To
    • August 2017
  • Title
    • The experiences and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities who identify as LGBT: A systematic review of the literature
  • Summary
    • Background People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) can face many challenges in society including accessing education, care and support appropriate to individual needs. However, there is a growing and evolving evidence base about the specific needs of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in this regard. Aims The aim of this review was to explore the experiences of people with ID who identified as LGBT through an examination of studies that addressed their views and highlighted specific issues, concerns and service responses.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • April 2015
  • Date To
    • October 2016
  • Title
    • Exploring the experiences of youth who identify as trans*: A scoping review
  • Summary
    • There is an increased interest in the experiences of youth who identify as trans* in order to promote individual human rights and provide socially inclusive health and social care. This scoping review aimed to explore the experiences of youth who identify as trans*. A full search of relevant electronic databases was undertaken from the years 2006 to 2016. The search resulted in 1656 hits and following the application of rigorous criteria, 20 papers were included in the final review. Date extraction was executed by two of the authors and a quality assessment tool was used to review the papers. The data were analysed and the key themes that emerged included mental health issues, physical health concerns, educational issues, and family supports. The findings from the review are discussed and the implications for policy, research, education and practice are highlighted.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • April 2016
  • Date To
    • March 2017
  • Title
    • THE INCLUSION OF LGBTQ HEALTH ISSUES WITHIN UNDERGRADUTE HEALTHCARE EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
  • Summary
    • Background: An inclusive health curriculum within undergraduate and continuing professional development programmes (CPD) should include issues related to people whom identify as LGBTQ. Objectives: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the education and training requirements of undergraduate students and health professionals regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ health. Design: A systematic review of the available published empirical studies. Data sources: A systematic literature search was undertaken of the following databases: CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, Embase and Sociological Abstracts. All papers reviewed were from the years 2007 to 2017 and written in English. Review methods: Three research questions informing the literature review were: (1) What are the education and training requirements of undergraduate students and health professionals regarding the health needs of LGBTQ people? (2) What are the approaches utilized in the education and training of undergraduate students and health professionals regarding the health needs of LGBTQ people? (3) What are the best practice examples of the education and training of undergraduate students and health professionals? Following the application of definitive criteria, 22 papers were included in the review. Quality appraisal and data extraction was undertaken by two of the authors. Results: The 22 papers were reviewed in detail in the final data analysis and synthesis where four main themes were identified: (1) Cultural competence and inclusivity. (2) Existing knowledge of LGBTQ health-related issues. (3) Curriculum developments and outcomes. (4) Evidence of best practice in education delivery. Conclusion: The review highlights the importance of the inclusion of LGBTQ health-related issues within the health curriculum and continuing professional development programmes and the implications for education and training, clinical practice and research.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • April 2016
  • Date To
    • October 2017
  • Title
    • Vulnerability and psychosocial risk factors regarding people who identify as transgender. A systematic review of the research-evidence
  • Summary
    • ABSTRACT The aim of this systematic review was to identify the issues related to the vulnerability and psychosocial risk factors of people who identify as transgender. A search of relevant electronic databases from 2007 to 2017 was conducted. Included studies involved transgender people, vulnerability and risk factors. Following the application of rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria a total of 21 papers were considered suitable for the review. The identified themes included sexual risks, substance use, psychological vulnerability risk factors, Social vulnerability risk factors and protective factors and behaviors. Nurses are in a strong position to address pertinent concerns and to provide the necessary psychosocial supports to this population.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • April 2015
  • Date To
    • October 2016
  • 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.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Science Foundation
  • 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
    • Delivery and evaluation of a family intervention training programme
  • Summary
    • To support families and carers of those experiencing mental health difficulties to be better able to support individuals while maintaining their own well-being. This stream should identify new or better ways of including and supporting families and carers e.g. family leadership training; projects which specifically equip families to self-support; projects which specifically support services, families and individuals to co-design a respectful process of engagement. The emphasis is on practical actions to achieve this outcome. It is a requirement of this grant stream that a partnership or consortium is involved.
  • Funding Agency
    • GENIO
  • Date From
    • 1.9.14
  • Date To
    • 31.8.15
  • Title
    • Madness in the movies: An evaluation of the use of cinema to explore mental health issues in nurse education
  • Summary
    • The research literature on the use of cinema in nurse education is relatively small. This study evaluates student nurses' learning experiences of a new undergraduate elective module called Madness in the Movies. Ethical approval was granted to conduct the study. Data were collected through an online survey and a social media discussion forum. The anonymous online survey responses were collated via Survey Monkey. Content analysis was conducted on the data from the Facebook discussion threads to under- stand, interpret and conceptualise the meanings from the data. All study participants agreed that their understanding of mental health issues was enriched, their attitudes and beliefs enhanced and their confidence to talk about mental health concerns increased significantly. This module provides a fruitful approach to encourage critical reflection on mental health issues in a safe environment that closely mirrors authentic practice experiences. The module facilitates the development of students' knowledge, values and attitudes in relation to person-centred mental healthcare.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • February 2014
  • Date To
    • March 2017
  • Title
    • LGBT Ireland: Health and social care experiences
  • Summary
    • This study had three overall aims to: 1. explore the impact of minority stress on LGBT mental health including experiences of coming out, school, bulling/violence/harassment, substance misuse and self-harm behaviour and compare the research findings to the findings from Supporting LGBT Lives to evaluate changes and identify trends in the area mental health (Module 1); 2. measure homophobic and transphobic attitudes and behaviours among the Irish general population and explore factors underlying them (Module 2); and 3. identify priorities and make recommendations for future service developments based on the research evidence, best practice and evidence from Ireland and other jurisdictions.
  • Funding Agency
    • GLEN and BelongTo Youth Services
  • Date From
    • March 2014
  • Date To
    • March 2016
  • 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
    • Huge progress has been made in recognising and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland. In the space of twenty years we have seen the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the introduction of a sophisticated equality infrastructure, with the Employment Equality Act 1998 and the Equal Status Act 2000 having been at the forefront internationally in naming sexual orientation as a specific equality ground and in extending its scope outside the field of employment. More recently, in 2010 comprehensive Civil Partnership legislation was introduced and the Government is determined to bring forward legislation later this year to provide for the recognition of the acquired gender of transgender people, on the basis of the recommendations of the Gender Recognition Advisory Group published in June. This report is the first comprehensive study of the lives of older LGBT people in Ireland. It offers unique insights into the lives of those people who have lived through and been most personally affected by these changes in Irish society. It shows the negative consequences for LGBT people of living through a period where a fundamental aspect of their identity - to be themselves and to live openly and securely with the person they love - was stigmatised, criminalised or even viewed as an illness. 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.
  • 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
  • Title
    • Use of the Panopto Platform in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin Project
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • Interprofessional Family Work MSc Module Evaluation
  • Summary
    • Current evidence strongly supports the implementation of family interventions as a recognised approach to working with families. The aim of this study was to evaluate postgraduate students' learning experiences and skills development whilst undertaking an MSc module in family interventions. Questionnaires were used to elicit students' learning and experiences in relation to their work with families. Following analysis of students' responses, the key concepts that emerged in relation to family interventions included: prior learning and experience, changes in practice, skills development, supports in practice, and course strengths and challenges. Participants particularly valued the simulated learning and reflective elements of the module. The results of the study suggest that more staff should have access to education and training to enable practitioners to work more effectively with families. However, they will need to have support mechanisms in practice to effectively implement family interventions.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • March 2015
  • Date To
    • April 2018

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

Sentinel Reader - McMaster University, Canada 2007

Reviewer - British Medical Journal (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 European Academy of Nursing Science (FEANS) 2018

Trinity Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2010

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 2004

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