Liam Macgabhann

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Associate Professor, Mental Health Practice

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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; in the area of Understanding and Responding to Trauma; Dual Diagnosis; Capacity Building amongst People With Experience of Mental Health Difficulties and Families/Carers; and Developing Recovery College in the Community. 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.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2019 Mac Gabhann, L (2019) 'An Irish Shamanic Tale' In: Soul Seers: An Irish Anthology of Celtic Shamanism. Dublin, Ireland : Acrobat De4sign & Puublishing.
2016 Mac Gabhann, L. & Amering, M. (2016) 'Trialogue: Liberation in Mental Health Communities' In: Stelios Styliandis(Eds.). Social and Community Psychiatry: Towards a Critical, Patient- Orientated Approach. London : Springer.
2014 Dr Liam Mac Gabhann (2014) 'Medicalisation and professionalisation of mental health service delivery' In: Higgins, A McDaid, S(Eds.). Higgins, A. & Mc Daid, S. (2014) Mental Health in Ireland: Policy Practice & Law. London : Gill & Macmillan.
2009 Mc Gowan, P., Mac Gabhann, L., Stevenson, C. & Walsh, J (2009) 'Relational Power and Research Positions' In: Wallcraft, J., Schrank, B. & Amering, M(Eds.). Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research. Chichester, England : John Wiley & Sons.
2008 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]
2008 Dr Liam Mac Gabhann (2008) 'Care Planning: Assessment, Models of Care/Care Frameworks' In: Morrissey,J., Keogh, B. & Doyle, L(Eds.). Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: An Irish Perspective. Dublin : Gill & Macmillan.
2007 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: Stickley, T. Basset, T(Eds.). Teaching Mental Health. Chichester, U.K : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 O'Shannahan, K., McCarthy,D., O'Flynn,J. & MAc Gabhan,L (2022) 'Creating Alchemy within an Irish Mental Health Service'. Community mental health review, :1-29.
2021 Happell B;Warner T;Waks S;O'Donovan A;Manning F;Doody R;Greaney S;Goodwin J;Hals E;Griffin M;Scholz B;Granerud A;Platania-Phung C;Russell S;MacGabhann L;Pulli J;Vatula A;der Vaart KJV;Allon J;Bjornsson E;Ellilä H;Lahti M;Biering P; (2021) 'Becoming an Expert by Experience: Benefits and Challenges of Educating Mental Health Nursing Students'. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2021 MacGabhann, L,. & Dunne, S,. (2021) 'Trialogue Meetings: Engaging Citizens and Fostering Communities of Wellbeing Through Collective Dialogue'. Frontiers in Psychology, 1 :1-7. [Link] https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.744681/full
2021 Happell, B.;Warner, T.;Waks, S.;O'Donovan, A.;Manning, F.;Doody, R.;Greaney, S.;Goodwin, J.;Hals, E.;Griffin, M.;Scholz, B.;Granerud, A.;Platania-Phung, C.;Russell, S.;MacGabhann, L.;Pulli, J.;Vatula, A.;van der Vaart, K.J.;Allon, J.;Bjornsson, E.;Ellilä, H.;Lahti, M.;Biering, P. (2021) 'Something special, something unique: Perspectives of experts by experience in mental health nursing education on their contribution'. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, . [Link] [DOI]
2020 Happell B.;Waks S.;Horgan A.;Greaney S.;Manning F.;Goodwin J.;Bocking J.;Scholz B.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Doody R.;Platania-Phung C.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;Browne G.;van der Vaart K.J.;Allon J.;Bjornsson E.;Ellilä H.;Lahti M.;Biering P. (2020) ''“It is much more real when it comes from them”: The role of experts by experience in the integration of mental health nursing theory and practice''. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, .
2020 Happell B.;Waks S.;Horgan A.;Greaney S.;Manning F.;Goodwin J.;Bocking J.;Scholz B.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Doody R.;Platania-Phung C.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;Browne G.;van der Vaart K.J.;Allon J.;Bjornsson E.;Ellilä H.;Lahti M.;Biering P. (2020) '“It is much more real when it comes from them”: The role of experts by experience in the integration of mental health nursing theory and practice'. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, . [DOI]
2020 Horgan, A;Donovan, MO;Doody, R;Savage, E;Dorrity, C;O'Sullivan, H;Goodwin, J;Greaney, S;Biering, P;Bjornsson, E;Bocking, J;MacGabhann, L;Russell, S;Griffin, M;van der Vaart, KJ;Allon, J;Granerud, A;Hals, E;Pulli, J;Vatula, A;Ellila, H;Lahti, M;Happell, B (2020) 'Improving Service User Involvement in Mental Health Nursing Education: Suggestions from Those with Lived Experience'. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2020 Horgan, A;Manning, F;Donovan, MO;Doody, R;Savage, E;Bradley, SK;Dorrity, C;O'Sullivan, H;Goodwin, J;Greaney, S;Biering, P;Bjornsson, E;Bocking, J;Russell, S;MacGabhann, L;Griffin, M;van der Vaart, KJ;Allon, J;Granerud, A;Hals, E;Pulli, J;Vatula, A;Ellila, H;Lahti, M;Happell, B (2020) 'Expert by experience involvement in mental health nursing education: The co-production of standards between Experts by Experience and academics in mental health nursing'. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2020 Horgan A.;O Donovan M.;Manning F.;Doody R.;Savage E.;Dorrity C.;O’Sullivan H.;Goodwin J.;Greaney S.;Biering P.;Bjornsson E.;Bocking J.;Russell S.;Griffin M.;MacGabhann L.;van der Vaart K.J.;Allon J.;Granerud A.;Hals E.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;Ellilä H.;Lahti M.;Happell B. (2020) ''‘Meet Me Where I Am’: Mental health service users’ perspectives on the desirable qualities of a mental health nurse''. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, .
2020 Mac Dermott,S., Ascari, M., Farrelly, and Mac Gabhann (2020) 'Cultivating Engagement in Research Using Social Media Networks to Recruit Participants for Health Related Research'. Journal of Current Trends in Nursing & Health care, 1 (2).
2020 Horgan, A;Donovan, M;Manning, F;Doody, R;Savage, E;Dorrity, C;O'Sullivan, H;Goodwin, J;Greaney, S;Biering, P;Bjornsson, E;Bocking, J;Russell, S;Griffin, M;MacGabhann, L;van der Vaart, KJ;Allon, J;Granerud, A;Hals, E;Pulli, J;Vatula, A;Ellila, H;Lahti, M;Happell, B (2020) ''Meet Me Where I Am': Mental health service users' perspectives on the desirable qualities of a mental health nurse'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2019 Happell B.;Platania-Phung C.;Scholz B.;Bocking J.;Horgan A.;Manning F.;Doody R.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Jan van der Vaart K.;Allon J.;Lahti M.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;Ellilä H.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Bjornsson E.;Biering P. (2019) 'Assessment of the Opening Minds Scale for use with nursing students'. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 55 (4):661-666. [DOI]
2019 Happell B.;Platania-Phung C.;Scholz B.;Bocking J.;Horgan A.;Manning F.;Doody R.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Lahti M.;Pullo J.;Vatula A.;Ellilä H.;van der Vaart K.;Allon J.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Bjornsson E.;Biering P. (2019) 'Nursing student attitudes to people labelled with ‘mental illness’ and consumer participation: A survey-based analysis of findings and psychometric properties'. Nurse Education Today, 76 :89-95. [DOI]
2019 Happell, B;Waks, S;Bocking, J;Horgan, A;Manning, F;Greaney, S;Goodwin, J;Scholz, B;van der Vaart, KJ;Allon, J;Hals, E;Granerud, A;Doody, R;Chan, SWC;Lahti, M;Ellila, H;Pulli, J;Vatula, A;Platania-Phung, C;Browne, G;Griffin, M;Russell, S;MacGabhann, L;Bjornsson, E;Biering, P (2019) '"But I'm not going to be a mental health nurse": nursing students' perceptions of the influence of experts by experience on their attitudes to mental health nursing'. Journal of Mental Health, . [DOI]
2019 Happell B.;Platania-Phung C.;Scholz B.;Bocking J.;Horgan A.;Manning F.;Doody R.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Lahti M.;Pullo J.;Vatula A.;Ellilä H.;van der Vaart K.;Allon J.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Bjornsson E.;Biering P. (2019) ''Nursing student attitudes to people labelled with ‘mental illness’ and consumer participation: A survey-based analysis of findings and psychometric properties''. Nurse Education Today, .
2019 Happell, B;Waks, S;Bocking, J;Horgan, A;Manning, F;Greaney, S;Goodwin, J;Scholz, B;van der Vaart, KJ;Allon, J;Hals, E;Granerud, A;Doody, R;MacGabhann, L;Russell, S;Griffin, M;Lahti, M;Ellila, H;Pulli, J;Vatula, A;Platania-Phung, C;Bjornsson, E;Biering, P (2019) '"I felt some prejudice in the back of my head": Nursing students' perspectives on learning about mental health from "Experts by Experience"'. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2019 Happell B.;Waks S.;Horgan A.;Greaney S.;Bocking J.;Manning F.;Goodwin J.;Scholz B.;Jan van der Vaart K.;Allon J.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Doody R.;Wai-Chi Chan S.;Platania-Phung C.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;Lahti M.;Ellilä H.;Browne G.;Bjornsson E.;Biering P. (2019) ''Expert by experience involvement in mental health nursing education: The co-production of standards between Experts by Experience and academics in mental health nursing''. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, .
2019 Happell B.;Waks S.;Horgan A.;Greaney S.;Bocking J.;Manning F.;Goodwin J.;Scholz B.;Jan van der Vaart K.;Allon J.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Doody R.;Wai-Chi Chan S.;Platania-Phung C.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;Lahti M.;Ellilä H.;Browne G.;Bjornsson E.;Biering P. (2019) 'Expert by Experience Involvement in Mental Health Nursing Education: Nursing Students’ Perspectives on Potential Improvements'. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2019 Happell B.;Waks S.;Bocking J.;Horgan A.;Manning F.;Greaney S.;Goodwin J.;Scholz B.;van der Vaart K.;Allon J.;Granerud A.;Hals E.;Doody R.;Russell S.;Griffin M.;MacGabhann L.;Lahti M.;Ellilä H.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;Platania-Phung C.;Bjornsson E.;Biering P. (2019) '‘There's more to a person than what's in front of you’: Nursing students’ experiences of consumer taught mental health education'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2019 Bocking, J;Happell, B;Scholz, B;Horgan, A;Goodwin, J;Lahti, M;Platania-Phung, C;MacGabhann, L;Greaney, S;Granerud, A;Griffin, M;Russell, S;Bjornsson, E;van der Vaart, KJ;Ellila, H;Hals, E;Doody, R;Vatula, A;Pulli, J;Manning, F;Allon, J;Biering, P (2019) ''It is meant to be heart rather than head'; International perspectives of teaching from lived experience in mental health nursing programs'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2019 Happell B.;Platania-Phung C.;Scholz B.;Bocking J.;Horgan A.;Manning F.;Doody R.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Jan van der Vaart K.;Allon J.;Lahti M.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;Ellilä H.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Bjornsson E.;Biering P. (2019) ''Assessment of the Opening Minds Scale for use with nursing students''. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, .
2019 Happell B;Platania-Phung C;Bocking J;Scholz B;Horgan A;Manning F;Doody R;Hals E;Granerud A;Lahti M;Pullo J;Ellilä H;Annaliina V;van der Vaart KJ;Allon J;Griffin M;Russell S;MacGabhann L;Bjornsson E;Biering P; (2019) 'Nursing student attitudes to people labelled with 'mental illness' and consumer participation: A survey-based analysis of findings and psychometric properties'. Nurse Education Today, .
2018 MacGabhann, L;Dunne, S;McGowan, P;Amering, M (2018) 'Democratic communities: evaluating trialogue for mental health stakeholders'. Mental Health Review Journal, 23 :94-109. [DOI]
2018 Dunne, S;MacGabhann, L;McGowan, P;Amering, M (2018) 'Embracing Uncertainty to Enable Transformation: The Process of Engaging in Trialogue for Mental Health Communities in Ireland'. International Journal of Integrated Care, 18 . [DOI]
2018 Happell B;Platania-Phung C;Bocking J;Scholz B;Horgan A;Manning F;Doody R;Hals E;Granerud A;Lahti M;Pullo J;Ellilä H;Annaliina V;van der Vaart KJ;Allon J;Griffin M;Russell S;MacGabhann L;Bjornsson E;Biering P; (2018) 'To be treated as a human': Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education - The COMMUNE project'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2018 Dunne, S., MacGabhann,L., Mc Gowan,P. & Amering, M. (2018) 'Making people aware and taking the stigma away; Alleviating stigma and discrimination through Trialogue'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 18 (1):15-28.
2018 Happell B.;Platania-Phung C.;Scholz B.;Bocking J.;Horgan A.;Manning F.;Doody R.;Hals E.;Granerud A.;Lahti M.;Pullo J.;Vatula A.;Koski J.;van der Vaart K.;Allon J.;Griffin M.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Bjornsson E.;Biering P. (2018) 'Changing attitudes: The impact of Expert by Experience involvement in Mental Health Nursing Education: An international survey study'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2018 Horgan, A;Manning, F;Bocking, J;Happell, B;Lahti, M;Doody, R;Griffin, M;Bradley, SK;Russell, S;Bjornsson, E;O'Donovan, M;MacGabhann, L;Savage, E;Pulli, J;Goodwin, J;van der Vaart, KJ;O'Sullivan, H;Dorrity, C;Ellila, H;Allon, J;Hals, E;Sitvast, J;Granerud, A;Biering, P (2018) '"To be treated as a human': Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education - The COMMUNE project'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27 :1282-1291. [DOI]
2018 Happell B;Platania-Phung C;Bocking J;Scholz B;Horgan A;Manning F;Doody R;Hals E;Granerud A;Lahti M;Pullo J;Ellilä H;Annaliina V;van der Vaart KJ;Allon J;Griffin M;Russell S;MacGabhann L;Bjornsson E;Biering P; (2018) 'Nursing students' attitudes towards people with diagnosed with mental illness and mental health nursing: an international project from Europe and Australia'. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2018 Happell B;Platania-Phung C;Bocking J;Scholz B;Horgan A;Manning F;Doody R;Hals E;Granerud A;Lahti M;Pullo J;Ellilä H;Annaliina V;van der Vaart KJ;Allon J;Griffin M;Russell S;MacGabhann L;Bjornsson E;Biering P; (2018) 'Nursing students' attitudes towards people with diagnosed with mental illness and mental health nursing: an international project from Europe and Australia'. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI]
2016 Piippo J.;MacGabhann L. (2016) 'Open dialogue: offering possibilities for dialogical practices in mental health and psychiatric nursing'. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 11 (5):269-278. [DOI]
2015 Connolly, J Mac Gabhann, L McKeown, O (2015) 'Developing a dual diagnosis service in Cork, Ireland by way of Participatory Action Research (PAR)'. 8 :29-41.
2015 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]
2013 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]
2012 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.
2012 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]
2012 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, .
2010 Mac Gabhann, L., Moore, A. & Moore, C. (2010) 'Dual Diagnosis: Evolving policy and practice within the Irish healthcare system'. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 3 (3):17-28.
2010 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. '. 6 .
2007 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, .
2002 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.
2000 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.
1997 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.
1996 Mac Gabhann, L. (1996) 'A comparison of two depot injection techniques'. NURSING STANDARD, 12 (37) :39-41.
1995 Smith (Mac Gabhann), L. (1995) 'Clozapine: Indications and implications for treatment'. Nursing times, 26, 91,(30) :40-41.

Other Journal

Year Publication
2012 MacGabhann, L., McGowan, P., Amering, M. & Ni Cheirin, L. (2012) 1 :6-8.
2005 Mac Gabhann, L. (2005) 'Collision Culture: Transformations in Everyday Life in Ireland (book review)' 14 :175-177.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2018 Horgan A.;Manning F.;Bocking J.;Happell B.;Lahti M.;Doody R.;Griffin M.;Bradley S.;Russell S.;Bjornsson E.;O'Donovan M.;MacGabhann L.;Savage E.;Pulli J.;Goodwin J.;van der Vaart K.;O'Sullivan H.;Dorrity C.;Ellila H.;Allon J.;Hals E.;Sitvast J.;Granerud A.;Biering P. (2018) International Journal of Mental Health Nursing ‘To be treated as a human’: Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education – The COMMUNE project [DOI]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
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2020 Mac Gabhann,L. (2020) 12th European Mental Health Conference Collaborative Mental Health Practice: Myths, Truths & Imaginations Online, Finland, 04/10/2020-07/01/2020.
2019 Whiston, L., Amering, M., Dick, S., Giffin, M., Kennan, A., Murphy, P., Scott, T., Walsh, J., Burke, H., Gallagher, P., MacGabhann, L., Matthews, A. and Lambert, V. (2019) European Quality Assurance Forum An Institutional Case Study: Developing a plan to support patient and public involvement in health and social care research Berlin, .
2019 Whiston L, Amering M, Dick S, Griffin M, Kennan A, Murphy P, Scott T, Walsh J, Burke H, Gallagher P, MacGabhann L, Matthews A, Lambert V (2019) European Quality Assurance Forum: Supporting societal engagement of higher education An institutional case study: developing a plan to support patient and public involvement in health and social care research Berlin, Germany, 21/11/2019-23/11/2019.
2019 Kelly, M.; MacGabhann, L. and Clark, D. (2019) 12th Qualitative Research Summer School The Summer School is aimed at people who are doing or planning a research project, and who want practical help in the form of guidance from established figures in the relevant methodological field, as well as opportunities to reflect upon their own work Dublin City University, 04/06/2019-07/06/2019.
2018 Griffin,M., & Mac Gabhann, L. (2018) Critical Perspectives and Beyond Recovery: 10 Years on `Áit na nGealt` Peer Support Working in Mental Health Services: Co-optation or radical game changer? UCC, Cork, Ireland, 14/11/2018-15/11/2018.
2018 Mac Gabhann,L. (2018) HORATIO European Congress - Safe Settings Moving a Rhetoric of Faroe Islands, 10/05/2018-12/01/2018.
2017 Mac Gabhann, L., & INTAR (2017) 17th World Congress of Psychiatry UN CRPD and Transforming Communities for Inclusion Berlin, Germany, 08/10/2017-12/10/2017.
2017 Mac Gabhann, L. (2017) 17th World Congress of Psychiatry Liberating Mental Health Communities: Implementing Trialogue Groups in Ireland Berlin, Germany, 08/10/2017-12/10/2017.
2016 Mac Gabhann,L. (2016) INTAR - Transcultural Dialogues about Mental Health, Extreme States And Alternatives for Recovery Open Dialogue and Psychosocial Disabilities PUNE, India, 26/11/2016-28/11/2016.
2016 Mac Gabhann, L (2016) IIMHN Conference 2016: Trauma informed mental health nursing practice Renegotiating Trauma in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Dublin City University, 19/05/2016-20/05/2016.
2016 Mac Gabhan,L. (2016) Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Trauma Informed Mental Health Nursing Practice Trauma Informed Care: A Dialogue on What if? DCU, Dublin, 19/05/2016-20/05/2016.
2015 Mac Gabhann, L (2015) 4th European Conference on Mental Health Expertise by Experience: Active Involvement of Service Users in the Education of the Mental Health Workforce in Ireland Riga, Latvia, 21/10/2015-23/10/2015.
2015 Mac Gabhann, L (2015) 8th Open Dialogue Symposium Acknowledging Truths in Open Dialogue & Systemic Constellations Dublin City University, 22/01/2015-22/01/2015.
2015 Mac Gabhann,L. (2015) 4th European Conference on Mental Health Expert by Experience: Active Involvement of Service Users in the Education of the Mental Health Workforce in Ireland Riga, Latvia, 21/10/2015-22/10/2015.
2015 Mac Gabhann, L (2015) Critical Perspectives on and Beyond the Therapy Industry Transcending ‘Therapies’ towards a dialogue of love and movements of the soul with systemic family constellations University College Cork, 11/11/2015-12/11/2015.
2014 Mac Gabhann, L (2014) 3rd Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, Malta Renegotiating Trauma in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Malta, 06/11/2014-09/11/2014.
2014 Mac Gabhann, L (2014) Critcal Perspectives on and Beyond Psychiatric Diagnoses Untangling Trauma from the Perversity of Psychiatric Diagnosis University College Cork, 12/11/2014-13/11/2014.
2013 Mac Gabhann, L McGowan, P Walshe, J (2013) Meanings of Madness: Critical and Creative Perspectives Creating a dialogical space where meanings of madness can be explored and a creative response emerges from the dialogue University College Cork, 13/11/2013-15/11/2013.
2013 Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2013) 21st World Congress of Social Psychiatry Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland (MHTNI) – Transforming Dialogue in Mental Health Communities Lisbon, Portugal, 29/06/2013-03/07/2013.
2013 Mac Gabhann, L. Piippo, J. (2013) 2nd European Conference on Mental Health Nursing Open Dialogue: A Way of Being, Of Relating, and Practicing Mental Health Nursing Turku, Finland, 22/05/2013-24/05/2013.
2013 Mac Gabhann, L. (2013) ACENDIO 9th Biennial Conference of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses. Interventions and Outcomes Trialogue Translating A Grassroots Community Mental Health Dialogue into an Online Learning Presence Radisson Blue Hotel, 22/03/2013-23/03/2013.
2012 Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan (2012) Madness: Understanding Psychosis - Subjective Experience and Psychological Approaches Discovering a Mutual Narrative in the Psychotic Experience Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, 25/05/2012-25/05/2012.
2012 Mac Gabhann, L. (2012) Critical Perspectives and Creative Responses to Experiences of Trauma and Distress Releasing the Potential of Professional Caregivers: Exploring the Threat of Creative Engagement University College Cork, 14/11/2012-15/11/2012.
2012 McGowan & Mac Gabhann (2012) Hearing Service Users: Where next for Recovery in Mental Health - 5th CRSI/UCC annual conference A relational perspective of the psychotic experience: tuning into and making meaning out of madness University College Cork, 06/06/2012-06/06/2012.
2012 Mac Gabhann, L, McGowan, P. & Pippo, J (2012) Horatio: 2nd European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing - Vision, Knowledge, and Practice in psychiatric and mental health nursing Reconciling multiple perspectives, ways of knowing, envisioning mental health practice through the lens of ‘Open Dialogue’: a communicative space for psychiatric/ mental health nurses Stockholm, Sweden, 20/09/2012-23/09/2012.
2012 Mac Gabhann, L. (2012) 5th Open Dialogue Symposium 5th Open Dialogue Symposium Dublin City University, 26/01/2012-26/01/2012.
2012 Amering, M. Mac Gabhann, L. McGowan, P. (2012) Transforming Dialogues: Towards a Renaissance in Open Communications OPen Dialogue Communication through the Medium of Triaogue HELIX, Dublin City University, 06/09/2012-06/09/2012.
2012 McGowan, P. Mac Gabhann, L. (2012) Transforming Dialogues: Towards a Renaissance in Open Communication Uncovering the Process: Impact of Oppressive Communication on Trauma and the Emergence of Psychosis HELIX, Dublin City University, 06/09/2012-06/09/2012.
2011 Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P. (2011) Vision for Change Implementation: Department Of Health Milestone Seminar Enabling the Vision: A Process of Sustained Service Improvement Dublin Castle, Ireland, 24/01/2011-24/01/2011.
2011 Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P, & Ni Cheirin, L. (2011) Action Research Colloquium, , June 9th & 10th Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, 09/06/2011-10/06/2011.
2011 Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P. & Ni Cheirin L. (2011) ‘ Open Dialogue’ Mental Health Conference, Northern Ireland Patient and Client Council What is Trialogue? Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23/06/2011-23/06/2011.
2011 Amering, M., MacGabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (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 Mental Health Trialogue Meetings Toronto, Canada, 03/11/2011-04/11/2011.
2010 Mac Gabhann, L. & Walsh, J. (2010) Critical Perspectives on and Beyond Recovery Mental health for the community, by the community, in the community UCC, Cork, Ireland, 10/11/2010-11/11/2010.
2010 Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2010) Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing A Participatory process, enabling mental health nurses to engage meaningfully with service users and carers Helsinki, Finland, 08/09/2010-10/09/2010.
2010 Mac Gabhann, L. {with D'illusionary Players) (2010) International Initiative for Leadership in Mental Health Annual Network Meeting/Conference: Citizens in Partnership; Inclusion or Illusion An Illusionary Experience - The Journey to Inclusion? Kilarney, Ireland, 19/05/2010-21/05/2010.
2010 Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2010) Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing A relational-recovery oriented perspective of the psychotic experience:tuning into and making meaning out of madness Helsinki, Finland, 08/09/2010-10/09/2010.
2009 Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P. & Walsh, J. (2009) 15th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) Cooperative Learning: Service Improvement Leadership for Mental Health Service Users, Carers & Service Providers Oxford, England, 24/09/2009-25/09/2009.
2009 Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2009) ‘Making Thriving a Reality; Towards and Beyond Mental Health Recovery4th & 5th Nov Recovering personhood, recovering services & recovering communities: through a trialogue experience UCC, Cork, Ireland, 04/10/2009-05/11/2009.
2008 Mac Gabhann, L. (2008) 14th International NPNR - Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference Separating the wheat from the chaff: Identifying when, where and how therapeutic interactions occur in acute inpatient care Oxford, England, 01/10/2008-03/10/2008.
2008 McGowan,P., Walsh, J. & Mac Gabhann, L. (2008) Recovery Psy'cozy'um 2008 Developing Peer Advocacy Services in Ireland Toronto, Canada, 05/06/2008-05/06/2008.
2008 Mac Gabhann, L., McGowan, P. & Walsh, J. (2008) 2008 International Recovery Perspectives Conference - Action On Alternatives - Critical and Creative Exploration of Leading Edge Approaches in Mental Health Recovery Learning together, changing together: a cooperative approach to, service users, carers and service providers improving mental health services Toronto, Canada, 06/06/2008-06/09/2008.
2008 Mac Gabhann, L. (2008) HORATIO:European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, The Age of Dialogue Unpacking nurse/patient therapeutic interaction in acute psychiatric inpatient contexts: reaffirming the therapeutic role and strategies to articulate this across frontiers Malta, 05/11/2008-05/11/2008.
2007 Mac Gabhann et al. (2007) Health4Life - Thinking, Feeling, Being: Critical Perspectives and Creative Engagement in Psychosocial Health Discovering intra cultural meanings and mutual understandings in a hostile place Dublin, 10/09/2007-12/09/2007.
2006 Mac Gabhann et al. (2006) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 25th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference St Louise’s Assessment Package for Mental Health Nursing: Participatory Action Research and Patient/Nurse Collaboration Dublin, 10/02/2006-.
2006 Mac Gabhann,L.,Corbally, M., Mathews, A. & Scott, P. A. (2006) 10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference Loving me loving you: Reciprocity as a means to patient and mental health nurses empowerment Dublin, 10/09/2006-.
2006 Mac Gabhann, L. (2006) 12th International NPNR Conference - Mental health nursing…research at the margins Participatory action research: Enhancing mental health through the development of a mutual dialogue between patient and nurses in acute inpatient settings Oxford, U.K, 27/09/2006-.
2005 Mac Gabhann,L. (2005) Trinity College, Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology The management of Dual Diagnosis (mental health & substance misuse problems) in Ireland: A dualist dilemma or opportunity for health care practitioners? Dublin, 10/10/2005-.
2005 Mac Gabhann, L. (2005) PROTECT N&S (Probation Reducing Offending Through Enhanced Co-operation and Training North & South) National Conference Mental Illness & Social Dublin, 10/09/2005-.
2005 Mac Gabhann, L., Scheele, A, Dunne,T., Gallagher, P., MacNeela, P., Moore, G. & Philbin , M. (2005) RCN 10th European Mental Health Nursing conference Dual Diagnosis (mental health & substance misuse problems), an Irish Myth: Implications for Mental Health Nurses Amsterdam, 10/04/2005-.
2004 Mac Gabhann, L & Mc Gowan, P. (2004) RCN 9th European Mental Health Nursing conference Facilitating peer advocacy through service user, service provider & university collaboration Dublin, 10/03/2004-.
2004 Mac Gabhann, L. & McGowan, P. (2004) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 23rd Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference Facilitating peer advocacy through service user, service provider and university collaboration Dublin, 10/02/2004-.
2004 Mac Gabhann, L., Scheele, A., Dunne,T., Gallagher, P., MacNeela, P., Moore, G. & Philbin , M. (2004) National Advisory Committee on Drugs:Dual Diagnosis Conference Findings of a national research study on the management of dual diagnosis in mental health and addiction services Tullamore, 20/10/2004-.
2004 Mac Gabhann, L & Harnett, J. (2004) Trinity College, Dublin. Transforming Healthcare Through Research Education & Technology Acute mental health nursing assessment: Through action research & patient/nurse collaboration Dublin, 02/10/2004-.
2004 Mac Gabhann, L. (2004) Irish Psychiatric Nursing Association Annual Conference Changing Practice: Through Changes in Practice Limerick, 04/09/2004-.
2001 Mac Gabhann, L. (2001) Trinity College Dublin. Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology Nursing Response to Needs of Patients in Acute Mental Health Care Dublin, 14/10/2001-01/10/2016.
1999 Mac Gabhann, L. (1999) National Clinical Governance Conference: Implications for Nursing Implementing clinical effective guidelines for prevention and management of violence London, 10/10/1999-10/10/1999.

Published Report

Year Publication
2020 Kenny, B., Kavanagh, E., McSHerry, H., Brady, G. Kelly, J., Mac Gabhann, L., Griffin, M., Farrelly, M., Kelly, N., ROss,P.,Barron, R., Watter, R., Keating, S. (2020) Dublin North North East Recovery College: Informing and Transforming Communities, Shaping the Way Forward for Mental Health Recovery. Dublin City University, . [Link]
2019 Proudfoot D,MacGabhann L & Phelan D (2019) Dual Diagnosis A community perspective. DCU, . [Link]
2015 Gordon, E., McElvaney, R., MacGabhann, L., Farrelly, M., Casey, B. & Pulcherio, I. (2015) Responding to the Suicide Bereaved: The Mayo model – Full Report. DCU, .
2012 Mac Gabhann, L,Mc Gowan, P.Ni Cheirin, L.Spencer, A.Amering, M. (2012) Mental Health Trialogue Network Ireland. Dublin City University, .
2011 Walsh, J. & Mac Gabhann, L. (2011) Practice Education Research Expert by Experience: Evaluation of Post Established in 2007. DCU, .
2010 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. DCU, .
2010 Macgabhann L.;Moore A.;Moore C. (2010) Dual diagnosis: Evolving policy and practice within the Irish healthcare system. Dublin City University, . [DOI]

Commissioned Report

Year Publication
2015 Gordon, E Mc Elvaney Casey, B Farrelly, M Mac Gabhann, L Pulcherio, I (2015) Evaluation of the Mayo Suicide Liaison Service. COMMREP

Editorial

Year Publication
2020 Happell B.;Horgan A.;Manning F.;Doody R.;Greaney S.;Goodwin J.;Bocking J.;Waks S.;Hals E.;Griffin M.;Scholz B.;Granerud A.;Platania-Phung C.;Russell S.;MacGabhann L.;Pulli J.;Vatula A.;van der Vaart K.J.;Allon J.;Bjornsson E.;Ellilä H.;Lahti M.;Biering P. (2020) Experts by experience in mental health nursing education: What have we learned from the commune project?. ED [DOI]

Reports

Year Publication
2004 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. REPORT
2004 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. REPORT

Software

Year Publication
2004 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. SOFT

Other Publication

Year Publication
2008 Dr Liam Mac Gabhann (2008) Improving Nurse Patient Therapeutic INteractions in Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Through Participatory Action Research. University of Swansea, Wales:
2007 Liam Mac Gabhann (2007)
1999 Liam Mac Gabhann (1999) Are nurses responding to the needs of inpatients in acute adult mental health care?. University College London:
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
International Network for Treatment Alternatives to Recovery Organising Committee Member 01/09/2008 -
Irish Institute for Mental Health Nursing Director and Executive Board Member -
Sociological Association of Ireland Forum and network for Sociologists in Ireland 09/09/2003 -
An Bord Altranais Professional registration body 01/09/1988 - 30/12/1899
Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Research Forum for research in Mental Health Nursing 01/05/1996 - 30/12/1899

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
DCU Presidents Award for Civic Engagement

Committees

Committee Function From / To
-
IIMHL - International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership -
HORATIO - European Association of Pshychiatric Nurses Supporting Psychiatric Nurses agenda in thorughout Europe -
INTAR - International Network Towards Alternatives and Rights Based Supports - 31/12/1999
ADVANCES IN DUAL DIAGNOSIS 11/11/2008 -

Employment

Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Associate Professor, Mental Health Practice -

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
University of Surrey B.Sc. Health Studies
University of Swansea Doctor of Nursing Science Interpersonal Relationships
St Ita's Hospital Mental Health Nursing
University College London M.Sc. Sociology of Health and Health Care

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
Educational Outreach/Public Engagement Healthy Living Centre, DCU Systemic Family Constellations Facilitator
Educational Outreach/Public Engagement St Vincent's Hospital, Fairview Mental Health Practitioner
Community-based research Dublin North East Recovery College Dublin North East Recovery College

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice 4 NS4018
2020 CBL:Personal Growth & Community Engagement NS4029
2022 Peer Support Working in Mental Health NS4031
2022 Mental Health Peer Support Practice Portfolio NS4030
2020 Influencing Recovery in Mental Health Practic NS552