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Liam MacGabhann

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Biography

In 1988 I qualified as a mental health nurse and headed off from Ireland with my new found insights to change the world. Spending most of my early career in England with some brief sojourns in Australia and the Middle East. As a practitioner I have pretty consistently worked with people whom some would classify as having a serious psychotic illness, others as ‘having extraordinary experiences’ and more specifically concentrating on acute mental health care. Other roles over time have varied with the common grounding of practice and healing at the centre of each one: as a researcher/practitioner; in practice/service development; in community development; and as a community activist. Since my return to Ireland with my family in 2001 I now find myself somewhere between an ivory tower and lived experiences, as a lecturer in practice. I practice on an acute psychiatric admission ward and am consistently involved in developing interesting innovative courses and programmes to meet practice needs. My methodological preferences lie in Participatory Inquiry, as generally my purpose is to both understand and transform the systems I research with. My substantive research programme is around ‘transforming dialogues in mental health communities’. The contribution of this programme of research to community development was recognised with the DCU Presidents Award for Civic Engagement in 2011 for one project Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland www.trialogue.co Much of this work centres around people reconciling their own experiences, perceptions and practices with other people/groups associated with mental health and using different approaches to improve these at individual, group, organisational and community level. Examples of relevant areas include; where people have extraordinary experiences and beliefs; when people are disenfranchised by society and community; and in the area of Trauma and responses to traumatic events. Approaches include cooperative learning, participative action, open dialogue and systemic family constellations work. I recognised earlier on that one way to push the boundaries of health care practice was to seek academic pursuits in other areas. Beginning with grounding in Health Studies for my first degree and then going on to complete a Masters in Sociology of Health and Health Care. For my sins, returning to nursing and completing my Doctorate in Nursing Science. Thankfully I have found new insights, lost some along the way and am still trying to change the world.

Books

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Book Chapters

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2016 'Trialogue: Liberation in Mental Health Communities'
Mac Gabhann, L. & Amering, M. (2016) 'Trialogue: Liberation in Mental Health Communities' In: Social and Community Psychiatry: Towards a Critical, Patient- Orientated Approach. London: Springer. [Details]
2014 'Medicalisation and professionalisation of mental health service delivery'
Dr Liam Mac Gabhann (2014) 'Medicalisation and professionalisation of mental health service delivery' In: Higgins, A. & Mc Daid, S. (2014) Mental Health in Ireland: Policy Practice & Law. London: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
2009 'Relational Power and Research Positions'
Mc Gowan, P., Mac Gabhann, L., Stevenson, C. & Walsh, J (2009) 'Relational Power and Research Positions' In: Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons. [Details]
2008 'The Buzzing, Blooming Confusion of Clinical Practice: Preparing Mental Health Nurses to Generate Knowledge within, from and for Practice'
MacGabhann L.;Stevenson C. (2008) 'The Buzzing, Blooming Confusion of Clinical Practice: Preparing Mental Health Nurses to Generate Knowledge within, from and for Practice' In: Teaching Mental Health. [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Care Planning: Assessment, Models of Care/Care Frameworks'
Dr Liam Mac Gabhann (2008) 'Care Planning: Assessment, Models of Care/Care Frameworks' In: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: An Irish Perspective. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
2007 'The Buzzing, Blooming Confusion of Clinical Practice: Preparing Mental Health Nurses to Generate Knowledge Within, From and For Practice'
Mac Gabhann, L. and Stevenson, C. (2007) 'The Buzzing, Blooming Confusion of Clinical Practice: Preparing Mental Health Nurses to Generate Knowledge Within, From and For Practice' In: Teaching Mental Health. Chichester, U.K: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

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2015 'Developing a dual diagnosis service in Cork, Ireland by way of Participatory Action Research (PAR)'
Connolly, J Mac Gabhann, L McKeown, O (2015) 'Developing a dual diagnosis service in Cork, Ireland by way of Participatory Action Research (PAR)'. ADVANCES IN DUAL DIAGNOSIS, 8 :29-41 [Details]
2015 'Developing a dual diagnosis service in Cork, Ireland by way of participatory action research (PAR)'
Connolly J.;MacGabhann L.;McKeown O. (2015) 'Developing a dual diagnosis service in Cork, Ireland by way of participatory action research (PAR)'. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 8 (1):29-41 [DOI] [Details]
2013 ''That was helpful ... no one has talked to me about that before': Research participation as a therapeutic activity'
Lakeman R.;Mcandrew S.;Macgabhann L.;Warne T. (2013) ''That was helpful ... no one has talked to me about that before': Research participation as a therapeutic activity'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22 (1):76-84 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'A qualitative study exploring experiences of discrimination associated with mental health problems in Ireland. '
Lakeman, R., McGowan, P., MacGabhann, L., Parkinson, M., Redmond, M., Sibitz, I., & Stevenson, C. (2012) 'A qualitative study exploring experiences of discrimination associated with mental health problems in Ireland. '. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRIC SCIENCES, :1-9 [Details]
2012 '“That was helpful… No one has talked to me about that before”: The therapeutic value of research participation. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing'
Lakeman, R., McAndrew, S., Mac Gabhann, L. Y Warne T. (2012) '“That was helpful… No one has talked to me about that before”: The therapeutic value of research participation. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, [Details]
2012 'A qualitative study exploring experiences of discrimination associated with mental-health problems in Ireland'
Lakeman R.;McGowan P.;MacGabhann L.;Parkinson M.;Redmond M.;Sibitz I.;Stevenson C.;Walsh J. (2012) 'A qualitative study exploring experiences of discrimination associated with mental-health problems in Ireland'. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 21 (3):271-279 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Leading change in public mental health services through collaboration, participative action, co-operative learning and open dialogue. '
Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P., Walsh, J. & O’Reilly (2010) 'Leading change in public mental health services through collaboration, participative action, co-operative learning and open dialogue. '. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICES, 6 [Details]
2010 'Dual Diagnosis: Evolving policy and practice within the Irish healthcare system'
Mac Gabhann, L., Moore, A. & Moore, C. (2010) 'Dual Diagnosis: Evolving policy and practice within the Irish healthcare system'. ADVANCES IN DUAL DIAGNOSIS, 3 :17-28 [Details]
2007 'Irish Nurses’ and midwives conceptualisations of empowerment'
Corbally, M., Scott, P.A., Matthews, A., Mac Gabhann, L. & Murphy, C. (2007) (2007) 'Irish Nurses’ and midwives conceptualisations of empowerment'. JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT, [Details]
2002 'Prevention and management of violence: implementing clinically effective practice'
Mac Gabhann, L., Baker, S. & Dixon,P (2002) 'Prevention and management of violence: implementing clinically effective practice'. JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE, 16(2) :8-13 [Details]
2000 'Are nurses responding to the needs of patients in acute adult mental health care?'
Mac Gabhann, L. (2000) 'Are nurses responding to the needs of patients in acute adult mental health care?'. MENTAL HEALTH & LEARNING DISABILITIES CARE, 4 (3) :85-88 [Details]
1997 'Improvements in nursing practice through a study comparing intramuscular depot injection techniques'
Mac Gabhann, L. (1997) 'Improvements in nursing practice through a study comparing intramuscular depot injection techniques'. JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC & MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 4 :436-437 [Details]
1996 'A comparison of two depot injection techniques'
Mac Gabhann, L. (1996) 'A comparison of two depot injection techniques'. NURSING STANDARD, 12 (37) :39-41 [Details]
1995 'Clozapine: Indications and implications for treatment'
Smith (Mac Gabhann), L. (1995) 'Clozapine: Indications and implications for treatment'. NURSING TIMES, 26, 91,(30) :40-41 [Details]

Other Journals

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2012
MacGabhann, L., McGowan, P., Amering, M. & Ni Cheirin, L. (2012) Psychiatry Professional, 1 :6-8. [Details]
2005 'Collision Culture: Transformations in Everyday Life in Ireland (book review)'
Mac Gabhann, L. (2005) 'Collision Culture: Transformations in Everyday Life in Ireland (book review)' Irish Journal of Sociology, 14 :175-177. [Details]

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2016 IIMHN Conference 2016: Trauma informed mental health nursing practice,
Mac Gabhann, L (2016) Renegotiating Trauma in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing. [Invited Oral Presentation], IIMHN Conference 2016: Trauma informed mental health nursing practice, Dublin City University , 19-MAY-16 - 20-MAY-16 [Details]
2015 Critical Perspectives on and Beyond the Therapy Industry,
Mac Gabhann, L (2015) Transcending ‘Therapies’ towards a dialogue of love and movements of the soul with systemic family constellations. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Critical Perspectives on and Beyond the Therapy Industry, University College Cork , 11-NOV-15 - 12-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 8th Open Dialogue Symposium,
Mac Gabhann, L (2015) Acknowledging Truths in Open Dialogue & Systemic Constellations. [], 8th Open Dialogue Symposium, Dublin City University , 22-JAN-15 - 22-JAN-15 [Details]
2015 4th European Conference on Mental Health,
Mac Gabhann, L (2015) Expertise by Experience: Active Involvement of Service Users in the Education of the Mental Health Workforce in Ireland. [], 4th European Conference on Mental Health, Riga, Latvia , 21-OCT-15 - 23-OCT-15 [Details]
2014 Critcal Perspectives on and Beyond Psychiatric Diagnoses,
Mac Gabhann, L (2014) Untangling Trauma from the Perversity of Psychiatric Diagnosis. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Critcal Perspectives on and Beyond Psychiatric Diagnoses, University College Cork , 12-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 3rd Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, Malta,
Mac Gabhann, L (2014) Renegotiating Trauma in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing. [], 3rd Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, Malta, Malta , 06-NOV-14 - 09-NOV-14 [Details]
2013 2nd European Conference on Mental Health Nursing,
Mac Gabhann, L. Piippo, J. (2013) Open Dialogue: A Way of Being, Of Relating, and Practicing Mental Health Nursing. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2nd European Conference on Mental Health Nursing, Turku, Finland , 22-MAY-13 - 24-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 21st World Congress of Social Psychiatry,
Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2013) Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland (MHTNI) – Transforming Dialogue in Mental Health Communities. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 21st World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Lisbon, Portugal , 29-JUN-13 - 03-JUL-13 [Details]
2013 ACENDIO 9th Biennial Conference of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses. Interventions and Outcomes,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2013) Trialogue Translating A Grassroots Community Mental Health Dialogue into an Online Learning Presence. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ACENDIO 9th Biennial Conference of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses. Interventions and Outcomes, Radisson Blue Hotel , 22-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13 [Details]
2013 Meanings of Madness: Critical and Creative Perspectives,
Mac Gabhann, L McGowan, P Walshe, J (2013) Creating a dialogical space where meanings of madness can be explored and a creative response emerges from the dialogue. [], Meanings of Madness: Critical and Creative Perspectives, University College Cork , 13-NOV-13 - 15-NOV-13 [Details]
2012 5th Open Dialogue Symposium,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2012) 5th Open Dialogue Symposium. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], 5th Open Dialogue Symposium, Dublin City University , 26-JAN-12 - 26-JAN-12 [Details]
2012 Hearing Service Users: Where next for Recovery in Mental Health - 5th CRSI/UCC annual conference,
McGowan & Mac Gabhann (2012) A relational perspective of the psychotic experience: tuning into and making meaning out of madness. [], Hearing Service Users: Where next for Recovery in Mental Health - 5th CRSI/UCC annual conference, University College Cork , 06-JUN-12 - 06-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 Transforming Dialogues: Towards a Renaissance in Open Communication,
McGowan, P. Mac Gabhann, L. (2012) Uncovering the Process: Impact of Oppressive Communication on Trauma and the Emergence of Psychosis. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Transforming Dialogues: Towards a Renaissance in Open Communication, HELIX, Dublin City University , 06-SEP-12 - 06-SEP-12 [Details]
2012 Horatio: 2nd European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing - Vision, Knowledge, and Practice in psychiatric and mental health nursing,
Mac Gabhann, L, McGowan, P. & Pippo, J (2012) Reconciling multiple perspectives, ways of knowing, envisioning mental health practice through the lens of ‘Open Dialogue’: a communicative space for psychiatric/ mental health nurses. [], Horatio: 2nd European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing - Vision, Knowledge, and Practice in psychiatric and mental health nursing, Stockholm, Sweden , 20-SEP-12 - 23-SEP-12 [Details]
2012 Madness: Understanding Psychosis - Subjective Experience and Psychological Approaches,
Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan (2012) Discovering a Mutual Narrative in the Psychotic Experience. [], Madness: Understanding Psychosis - Subjective Experience and Psychological Approaches, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin , 25-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12 [Details]
2012 Critical Perspectives and Creative Responses to Experiences of Trauma and Distress,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2012) Releasing the Potential of Professional Caregivers: Exploring the Threat of Creative Engagement. [], Critical Perspectives and Creative Responses to Experiences of Trauma and Distress, University College Cork , 14-NOV-12 - 15-NOV-12 [Details]
2012 Transforming Dialogues: Towards a Renaissance in Open Communications,
Amering, M. Mac Gabhann, L. McGowan, P. (2012) OPen Dialogue Communication through the Medium of Triaogue. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Transforming Dialogues: Towards a Renaissance in Open Communications, HELIX, Dublin City University , 06-SEP-12 - 06-SEP-12 [Details]
2011 ‘ Open Dialogue’ Mental Health Conference, Northern Ireland Patient and Client Council,
Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P. & Ni Cheirin L. (2011) What is Trialogue?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ‘ Open Dialogue’ Mental Health Conference, Northern Ireland Patient and Client Council, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 23-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 The International Network towards Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR) and The Leadership Project – International Conference: Challenging Our Understanding of Psychosis and Exploring Alternatives for Recovery,
Amering, M., MacGabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2011) Mental Health Trialogue Meetings. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The International Network towards Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR) and The Leadership Project – International Conference: Challenging Our Understanding of Psychosis and Exploring Alternatives for Recovery, Toronto, Canada , 03-NOV-11 - 04-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 Action Research Colloquium, , June 9th & 10th ,
Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P, & Ni Cheirin, L. (2011) Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Action Research Colloquium, , June 9th & 10th , Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland , 09-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 Vision for Change Implementation: Department Of Health Milestone Seminar ,
Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P. (2011) Enabling the Vision: A Process of Sustained Service Improvement. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Vision for Change Implementation: Department Of Health Milestone Seminar , Dublin Castle, Ireland , 24-JAN-11 - 24-JAN-11 [Details]
2010 International Initiative for Leadership in Mental Health Annual Network Meeting/Conference: Citizens in Partnership; Inclusion or Illusion,
Mac Gabhann, L. {with D'illusionary Players) (2010) An Illusionary Experience - The Journey to Inclusion?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Initiative for Leadership in Mental Health Annual Network Meeting/Conference: Citizens in Partnership; Inclusion or Illusion, Kilarney, Ireland , 19-MAY-10 - 21-MAY-10 [Details]
2010 Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing,
Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2010) A Participatory process, enabling mental health nurses to engage meaningfully with service users and carers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing, Helsinki, Finland , 08-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing,
Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2010) A relational-recovery oriented perspective of the psychotic experience:tuning into and making meaning out of madness. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing, Helsinki, Finland , 08-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 Critical Perspectives on and Beyond Recovery,
Mac Gabhann, L. & Walsh, J. (2010) Mental health for the community, by the community, in the community. [], Critical Perspectives on and Beyond Recovery, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 10-NOV-10 - 11-NOV-10 [Details]
2009 ‘Making Thriving a Reality; Towards and Beyond Mental Health Recovery4th & 5th Nov,
Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2009) Recovering personhood, recovering services & recovering communities: through a trialogue experience. [], ‘Making Thriving a Reality; Towards and Beyond Mental Health Recovery4th & 5th Nov, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 04-OCT-09 - 05-NOV-09 [Details]
2009 15th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR),
Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P. & Walsh, J. (2009) Cooperative Learning: Service Improvement Leadership for Mental Health Service Users, Carers & Service Providers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 15th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR), Oxford, England , 24-SEP-09 - 25-SEP-09 [Details]
2008 HORATIO:European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, The Age of Dialogue,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2008) Unpacking nurse/patient therapeutic interaction in acute psychiatric inpatient contexts: reaffirming the therapeutic role and strategies to articulate this across frontiers . [Conference Organising Committee Member], HORATIO:European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, The Age of Dialogue, Malta , 05-NOV-08 - 05-NOV-08 [Details]
2008 Recovery Psy'cozy'um 2008,
McGowan,P., Walsh, J. & Mac Gabhann, L. (2008) Developing Peer Advocacy Services in Ireland. [], Recovery Psy'cozy'um 2008, Toronto, Canada , 05-JUN-08 - 05-JUN-08 [Details]
2008 14th International NPNR - Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2008) Separating the wheat from the chaff: Identifying when, where and how therapeutic interactions occur in acute inpatient care. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 14th International NPNR - Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, Oxford, England , 01-OCT-08 - 03-OCT-08 [Details]
2008 2008 International Recovery Perspectives Conference - Action On Alternatives - Critical and Creative Exploration of Leading Edge Approaches in Mental Health Recovery,
Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P. & Walsh, J. (2008) Learning together, changing together: a cooperative approach to, service users, carers and service providers improving mental health services. [], 2008 International Recovery Perspectives Conference - Action On Alternatives - Critical and Creative Exploration of Leading Edge Approaches in Mental Health Recovery, Toronto, Canada , 06-JUN-08 - 06-SEP-08 [Details]
2007 Health4Life - Thinking, Feeling, Being: Critical Perspectives and Creative Engagement in Psychosocial Health,
Mac Gabhann et al. (2007) Discovering intra cultural meanings and mutual understandings in a hostile place. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Health4Life - Thinking, Feeling, Being: Critical Perspectives and Creative Engagement in Psychosocial Health, Dublin , 10-SEP-07 - 12-SEP-07 [Details]
2006 12th International NPNR Conference - Mental health nursing…research at the margins,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2006) Participatory action research: Enhancing mental health through the development of a mutual dialogue between patient and nurses in acute inpatient settings. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 12th International NPNR Conference - Mental health nursing…research at the margins, Oxford, U.K , 27-SEP-06 [Details]
2006 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 25th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference,
Mac Gabhann et al. (2006) St Louise’s Assessment Package for Mental Health Nursing: Participatory Action Research and Patient/Nurse Collaboration. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 25th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Dublin , 10-FEB-06 [Details]
2006 10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference,
Mac Gabhann,L.,Corbally, M., Mathews, A. & Scott, P. A. (2006) Loving me loving you: Reciprocity as a means to patient and mental health nurses empowerment . [Conference Organising Committee Member], 10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Dublin , 10-SEP-06 [Details]
2005 PROTECT N&S (Probation Reducing Offending Through Enhanced Co-operation and Training North & South) National Conference,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2005) Mental Illness & Social. [], PROTECT N&S (Probation Reducing Offending Through Enhanced Co-operation and Training North & South) National Conference, Dublin , 10-SEP-05 [Details]
2005 RCN 10th European Mental Health Nursing conference,
Mac Gabhann, L., Scheele, A, Dunne,T., Gallagher, P., MacNeela, P., Moore, G. & Philbin , M. (2005) Dual Diagnosis (mental health & substance misuse problems), an Irish Myth: Implications for Mental Health Nurses. [Conference Organising Committee Member], RCN 10th European Mental Health Nursing conference, Amsterdam , 10-APR-05 [Details]
2005 Trinity College, Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology,
Mac Gabhann,L. (2005) The management of Dual Diagnosis (mental health & substance misuse problems) in Ireland: A dualist dilemma or opportunity for health care practitioners?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Trinity College, Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology, Dublin , 10-OCT-05 [Details]
2004 Trinity College, Dublin. Transforming Healthcare Through Research Education & Technology,
Mac Gabhann, L & Harnett, J. (2004) Acute mental health nursing assessment: Through action research & patient/nurse collaboration. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Trinity College, Dublin. Transforming Healthcare Through Research Education & Technology, Dublin , 02-OCT-04 [Details]
2004 RCN 9th European Mental Health Nursing conference,
Mac Gabhann, L & Mc Gowan, P. (2004) Facilitating peer advocacy through service user, service provider & university collaboration. [], RCN 9th European Mental Health Nursing conference, Dublin , 10-MAR-04 [Details]
2004 Irish Psychiatric Nursing Association Annual Conference,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2004) Changing Practice: Through Changes in Practice. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Psychiatric Nursing Association Annual Conference, Limerick , 04-SEP-04 [Details]
2004 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 23rd Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference,
Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2004) Facilitating peer advocacy through service user, service provider and university collaboration. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 23rd Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Dublin , 10-FEB-04 [Details]
2004 National Advisory Committee on Drugs:Dual Diagnosis Conference,
Mac Gabhann, L., Scheele, A., Dunne,T., Gallagher, P., MacNeela, P., Moore, G. & Philbin , M. (2004) Findings of a national research study on the management of dual diagnosis in mental health and addiction services. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], National Advisory Committee on Drugs:Dual Diagnosis Conference, Tullamore , 20-OCT-04 [Details]
2001 Trinity College Dublin. Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology,
Mac Gabhann, L. (2001) Nursing Response to Needs of Patients in Acute Mental Health Care. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Trinity College Dublin. Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology, Dublin , 14-OCT-01 - 01-OCT-16 [Details]
1999 National Clinical Governance Conference: Implications for Nursing,
Mac Gabhann, L. (1999) Implementing clinical effective guidelines for prevention and management of violence. [Conference Organising Committee Member], National Clinical Governance Conference: Implications for Nursing, London , 10-OCT-99 - 10-OCT-99 [Details]

Commissioned Report

  Year Publication
2015 Evaluation of the Mayo Suicide Liaison Service.
Gordon, E Mc Elvaney Casey, B Farrelly, M Mac Gabhann, L Pulcherio, I (2015) Evaluation of the Mayo Suicide Liaison Service. Commissioned Report [Details]
2012 Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland.
Mac Gabhann, L, Mc Gowan, P. Ni Cheirin, L. Spencer, A. Amering, M. (2012) Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland. Commissioned Report [Details]

Reports

  Year Publication
2011 Practice Education Research Expert by Experience: Evaluation of Post Established in 2007.
Walsh, J. & Mac Gabhann, L. (2011) Practice Education Research Expert by Experience: Evaluation of Post Established in 2007. Reports [Details]
2010 Hear My Voice: the experience of discrimination of people with mental health problems in Ireland.
Mac Gabhann,L,, Lakeman, R.,McGowan,P., Parkinson,M.,Redmond,M., Sibitz, I.,Stevenson, C., Walsh, J. (2010) Hear My Voice: the experience of discrimination of people with mental health problems in Ireland. Reports [Details]
2004 A report on the development of a three day baseline assessment framework for acute inpatient admissions unit.
Mac Gabhann, L., Sheerin, D., Harnett, J.,Henchey, C., Phelan, D & Rourke, H. (2004) A report on the development of a three day baseline assessment framework for acute inpatient admissions unit. Reports [Details]
2004 Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Management of Dual Diagnosis in Ireland.
Mac Gabhann, L., Scheele, A., Dunne,T., Gallagher, P., MacNeela,P., Moore, G. & Philbin , M. (2004) Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Management of Dual Diagnosis in Ireland. Reports [Details]

Software

  Year Publication
2004 A Review of Harm Reduction Approaches in Ireland and Evidence from the International Literature.
Moore, G., McCarthy, P., MacNeela, P., Mac Gabhann, L., Philbin, M. & Proudfoot, D. (2004) A Review of Harm Reduction Approaches in Ireland and Evidence from the International Literature. Software [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
DCU Presidents Award for Civic Engagement

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Network for Treatment Alternatives to Recovery Organising Committee Member 01-SEP-08 /
Irish Institute for Mental Health Nursing Director and Executive Board Member /
Sociological Association of Ireland Forum and network for Sociologists in Ireland 09-SEP-03 /
An Bord Altranais Professional registration body 01-SEP-88 / 30-DEC-99
Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Research Forum for research in Mental Health Nursing 01-MAY-96 / 30-DEC-99

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
/ Ongoing
IIMHL - International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Genration and Dissemination of Good Practice / Ongoing
HORATIO - European Association of Pshychiatric Nurses Network and lobby group / Ongoing
INTAR - International Network for Treatment Alternatives to Recovery To provide expertise, networking and stimulate rel / 1999
ADVANCES IN DUAL DIAGNOSIS International Editorial Board Member 2008 / Ongoing

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Lecturer / 30-DEC-99

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1996 University of Surrey B.Sc.
2008 University of Swansea Doctor of Nursing Science
1988 St Ita's Hospital
1999 University College London M.Sc.

Research Interests

Research interests predominantly lie in the areas of mental health practice and sociological inquiry and my preferred methodologies are those aligned with Participatory Inquiry. In particular I am involved in understanding and transforming the various dialogues that underpin and are evolving in mental health communities, with a view to bringing about a positive change for people engaged with these communities. For several years I have been exploring ‘Open Dialogue’ as an effective way for practitioners to communicate; for organisations to engage in collaborative changes; and for communities to have open conversations about contentious issues. Research projects include; a national study exploring the experience of stigma and discrimination by people with mental health problems; a national action research study examining the impact of a collaborative leadership programme and change management model on mental health services improvement; increasing the impact of experts by experience on mental health care in Ireland; and a community development project co-leading the establishment of the Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland (www.trialogue.co). More recent projects include funding to increase capacity for service users and family members to be involved in the design, development and delivery of mental health services in Ireland; and co-funding to develop a Recovery College in Dublin North East.

Modules Coordinated

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2019 Description of 2019_NS4022 NS4022Subject of 2019_NS4022
2019 Description of 2019_NS534 NS534Subject of 2019_NS534
2019 Description of 2019_NS463 NS463Subject of 2019_NS463
2019 Influencing Recovery in Mental Health Practic NS552Influencing Recovery in Mental Health Practic
2019 Description of 2019_NS521 NS521Subject of 2019_NS521
2019 Description of 2019_NS475 NS475Subject of 2019_NS475