Mary Farrelly

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Biography

Mary Farrelly Phd, MMedSc, BNS, RGN, RPN
I lecture on mental health and nursing across a range of programmes.  My research interests are around social constructions of mental distress, media representation of mental health, development of nursing roles and developing  helpful responses to voice hearing and paranoia. Previously I have held a variety of clinical, management and practice development posts in mental health services and have also worked on national projects including the development of a Scope of Practice Framework for nurses and midwives and with the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery on the development of frameworks to establish a clinical career pathway for nurses and midwives. I work with the Hearing Voices Network Ireland on the development of the network nationally and am a facilitator with a Dublin based Hearing Voices Group.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Abuse victims and high-profile offenders: A discourse analysis of victim construction and adult mental health'
Fowlis N.;O'Reilly M.;Farrelly M. (2016) 'Abuse victims and high-profile offenders: A discourse analysis of victim construction and adult mental health' In: The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health. [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Concepts of psychiatric/mental health nursing'
Mary Farrelly (2008) 'Concepts of psychiatric/mental health nursing' In: Psychiatric /Mental Health Nursing - An Irish Perspective. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
1999 'Patients' experiences of in-patient mental health care'
Farrelly, M. (1999) 'Patients' experiences of in-patient mental health care' In: Nursing Research Design and Practice. Dublin: UCD. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Women's views and experiences of having their mental health needs considered in the perinatal period'
Nagle U.;Farrelly M. (2018) 'Women's views and experiences of having their mental health needs considered in the perinatal period'. Midwifery, 66 :79-87 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Living with an unfixable heart: A qualitative study exploring the experience of living with advanced heart failure'
Ryan A. & Farrelly M. (2009) 'Living with an unfixable heart: A qualitative study exploring the experience of living with advanced heart failure'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING, 8 [Details]
2007 'Peer-reviewed publication output of psychiatric nurses in the Republic of Ireland'
Higgins A. & Farrelly M. (2007) 'Peer-reviewed publication output of psychiatric nurses in the Republic of Ireland'. JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC & MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 14 :495-502 [Details]
2001 'An examination of the role and function of psychiatric nurses in clinical practice in Ireland. Journal of Advanced Nursing'
Cowman, S. Farrelly M., & Gilheaney P. (2001) 'An examination of the role and function of psychiatric nurses in clinical practice in Ireland. Journal of Advanced Nursing'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 34 :745-753 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 FEANTSA 11th European Research Conference on Homelessness,
Briege Casey and Mary Farrelly (2016) IE: Supporting Knowledge and Skill Development among Workers in Homelessness Services: A Case Study From Ireland. [], FEANTSA 11th European Research Conference on Homelessness, Copenhagen [Details]
2016 FEANTSA European Research conference: Homelessness and Social Work in Europe,
Casey B. & Farrelly M (2016) Supporting knowledge and skill development among workers in homelessness services: a case study from Ireland. . [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], FEANTSA European Research conference: Homelessness and Social Work in Europe, Copenhagen [Details]
2008 Nursing Practice Development Association Conference,
Mary Farrelly (2008) Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development in Ireland Today,. [Invited Oral Presentation], Nursing Practice Development Association Conference, Galway, Ireland [Details]
2006 HSE Western Region, CNSs Mental Health Seminar,
Farrelly, M. (2006) Role Development and Portfolio Development in Mental Health Nursing. [Invited Oral Presentation], HSE Western Region, CNSs Mental Health Seminar, Mayo Ireland [Details]
2005 Association of Psychiatric Nurse Managers, National Conference,
Farrelly, M. (2005) The Professional Development of Psychiatric Nursing Roles to Meet Client Needs. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Association of Psychiatric Nurse Managers, National Conference, Cork, Ireland [Details]
2000 An Bord Altranais Annual Conference,
Mary Farrelly (2000) Development of the Scope of Practice Framework for Nurses and Midwives. [Invited Oral Presentation], An Bord Altranais Annual Conference, Dublin [Details]
2016 REACH Conference, Northern Area HSE,
Mary Farrelly. (2016) The Hearing Voices Network Ireland (HVNI) An Introduction to Hearing Voices Groups. [Invited Oral Presentation], REACH Conference, Northern Area HSE, DCU [Details]
2015 Nursing and Marginalised Groups,
Farrelly M., Casey. B and Proudfoot D (2015) Educational assessment supporting health promoting practice among homeless sector workers. [], Nursing and Marginalised Groups, DCU [Details]
2015 ENTER Mental Health and the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing 2015 European Conference,
Mary Farrelly (2015) 'Hidden Visibility'- constructions of mental health problems in Irish newspapers. [], ENTER Mental Health and the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing 2015 European Conference, Trintiy College Dublin [Details]
2011 15th International Nursing Research Conference (XV Encuentro de Investigacion en Enfermeria),,
Farrelly, M. (2011) THE CONSTRUCTION OF MENTAL ILLNESSIN MEDIA: REVIEWING THE RESEARCHLITERATURE. [], 15th International Nursing Research Conference (XV Encuentro de Investigacion en Enfermeria),, Madrid , 16-NOV-11 - 19-NOV-11 [Details]
2010 The 1st Annual Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nurses,
Mary Farrelly (2010) Mental Health Nurses are Leaders not Followers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The 1st Annual Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nurses, Dublin City University , 15-JUN-10 - 15-JUN-10 [Details]
2009 The Launch of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing,
Mary Farrelly (2009) Advancing Practice in Mental Health Nursing in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Launch of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing, TCD, Dublin , 17-JUN-09 - 17-JUN-09 [Details]
2008 5th International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference,
Mary Farrelly and Kathleen Mac Lellan (2008) Development of Advanced Practice in Ireland. [], 5th International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference, Toronto, Canada , 17-SEP-08 - 20-SEP-08 [Details]
2006 Resourcing Global Health,
Mary Farrelly (2006) The Development of Frameworks to Support Specialist and Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice Roles to Meet Health Needs in Ireland. [], Resourcing Global Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland , 07-JUN-06 - 09-JUN-06 [Details]
2005 9th Nursing Research Conference, Ministerio De Sanidad Y Consumo,
Mary Farrelly and Kathleen Mac Lellan (2005) An Evaluation of the Role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Ireland. [], 9th Nursing Research Conference, Ministerio De Sanidad Y Consumo, Institiute de Salud Carlos 111, Madrid, Spain , 23-NOV-05 - 26-NOV-05 [Details]
2005 11th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference,
Mary Farrelly and Agnes Higgins (2005) A Review of the Current State of Irish Psychiatric Nursing Publications. [], 11th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, Oxford, England , 28-SEP-05 - 30-SEP-05 [Details]
2004 3rd International Council of Nurses INP/APN Network Conference,,
Farrelly, M and Mac Lellan, K. (2004) The Development of Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland-a Critical Evaluation. [], 3rd International Council of Nurses INP/APN Network Conference,, Groningen, The Netherlands , 29-JUN-04 - 03-JUL-04 [Details]
2003 RCN Nurse Practitioner Association Annual Conference,
Mary Farrelly and Kathleen Mac Lellan (2003) The Development of Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland. [], RCN Nurse Practitioner Association Annual Conference, Grantham, England , 25-SEP-03 - 26-SEP-03 [Details]
2001 2nd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
Farrelly, M. (2001) Patient Satisfaction with Acute Mental Health Care,. [], 2nd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2015 Responding to the Suicide Bereaved: The Mayo model – Full Report.
Gordon, E., McElvaney, R., MacGabhann, L., Farrelly, M., Casey, B. & Pulcherio, I. (2015) Responding to the Suicide Bereaved: The Mayo model – Full Report. DCU, Dublin. [Details]
2015 Responding the the Suicide Bereaved: The Mayo Model.
Gordon, E., McElvaney, R., MacGabhan, L., Casey, B. Farrelly, M. (2015) Responding the the Suicide Bereaved: The Mayo Model. DCU, Dublin. [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Chairperson 30-SEP-15 / 30-SEP-20

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
St. Vincent's Hospital Quality Assurance Co-ordinator /
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview NUrsing Practice Development Co-ordinator /
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview Staff Nurse /
An Bord Altranais Project Officer 15-OCT-98 / 31-DEC-00
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing Professional Development Officer 01-JAN-01 / 11-DEC-11
Area 7 Mental Health Services Acting Community Psyhciatric Nurse /
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview Clinical Nurse Manager 1 /
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview Researcher /
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview Clinical Nurse Manager 2 /
Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin Student General Nurse /
St. Vincent's Psychiatric Hospital Staff Nurse /
Dublin City University Lecturer 12-DEC-11 / 31-DEC-99
St. Vincent's Hospital Staff Nurse /
St. Vincent's Hosital, Fairview Student Psychiatric Nurse /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1992 Royal College of Surgeons Diploma Physics and Chemistry
2015 DCU Ph.D.
1991 Royal College of Surgeons Diploma Health Services Management
1996 UCD Bachelor of Nursing Studies
1998 UCD Master of Medical Science (Nursing)

Research Interests

Social constructions of mental distress, media representation of mental health issues, psychosis, paranoia and voice hearing, development of clinical specialties and advanced practice in nursing, health and mental health of marginalised groups, service users' experiences of mental health care.

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
An exploration of the utilisation of online mental health self-help programmes and associated technology by people with mental health problems in their everyday lives: A mixed methods study [Manuela Ascari] Irish Research Council 01-OCT-18 - 30-SEP-19 DCU PI 23,755.00

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Ascari , Manuela PhD Supervisor
Carroll , Honor Doctor of Psychotherapy Supervisor

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2020 Mental Health Nursing 3 NS210Mental Health Nursing 3
2020 Practice Context & Professional Role Developm NS5011Practice Context & Professional Role Developm
2020 Health, Illness, Addiction and Homelessness NS461Health, Illness, Addiction and Homelessness
2020 Mental Health Nursing 4 NS211Mental Health Nursing 4
2020 Practice Module 3(Mental Health 08) NS365Practice Module 3(Mental Health 08)