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Ms. Carmel Downes

Research Assistant (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

 


 Developing and testing a tool to evaluate a sexual capacity building programme
 The SENsE study: An Evaluation of the role of the Epilspsy Specialist Nurse and the impact on patient quality of life
 LGBTIreland: National study of the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIreland people in Ireland
 The EOLAS Project: Evaluation of a co-produced and co-delivered information programme on recovery and mental health difficulties for users of services and family members
 The SMARTER study: Exploring practices, policies and processes around risk and safety management within mental health nursing services

Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., Sharek D. and De Vries J., Capacity building in sexual health promotion: a longitudinal evaluation of a training-the-trainer programme in Ireland, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Higgins A, Downes C, Sheaf G, Bus E, Connell S, Hafford-Letchfield T, Jurček A, Pezzella A, Rabelink I, Robotham G, Urek M, van der Vaart N & Keogh B, Pedagogical principles and methods underpinning education of health and social care practitioners on experiences and needs of older LGBT+ people: findings from a systematic review, Nurse Education in Practice , 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
de Vries JMA, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy, R, Begley, T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S & Higgins A , An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community,, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 0, (0), 2019, p40 , Notes: [http://www.tara.tcd.ie/handle/2262/89484 DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2019.1646689], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Higgins A, Downes C, Monahan M, Gill A, Lamb SA, Carroll M, Barriers to midwives and nurses addressing mental health issues with women during the perinatal period: The Mind Mothers study, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (9-10), 2018, Notes: [DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14252.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Carroll M, Downes C, Gill A, Nagal U, Madden D, Monahan M, Higgins A, Knowledge, confidence, skills and practices among Midwives in the Republic of Ireland in relation to perinatal mental health care: The Mind Mothers study, Midwifery, 64, 2018, p29 - 37, Notes: [doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.05.006], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, Improving Traveller mental health - the role of co-production: findings from an evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny. , IIMHN/COMMUNE Conference:Informing mental health nursing practice, education, and research through co production, Dublin, Ireland, 17th and 18th May, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Higgins A; Downes C; Carroll M; Gill A; Monahan M , There is more to perinatal mental health care than depression: public health nurses' reported engagement and competence in perinatal mental health care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (3-4), 2017, pE476 - E487, Notes: [published online https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13986], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Higgins A, Doyle L, Morrissey J, Downes C, Gill A, Bailey S., Documentary analysis of risk-assessment and safety-planning policies and tools in a mental health context, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, (4), 2016, p385 - 395, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Higgins, A., Doyle, L., Downes, C., Morrissey, J., Costello, P.,Brennan, M & Nash, M., There is more to risk and safety planning than dramatic risks: mental health nurses' risk assessment and safety management practice, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, (2), 2016, p159 - 170, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Downes, C., Gill, A., Doyle, L., Morrissey, J. & Higgins, A., Survey of mental health nurses' attitudes towards risk assessment, risk assessment tools and positive risk, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23, (3-4), 2016, p188-197-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, An Evaluation of the Role of the Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2018, Report, PUBLISHED
Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, An Evaluation of the Role of the Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny [Summary Report], Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2018, Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins, A., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., and Smyth, S , 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, Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., DeVries J. and Sharek D., The Development and Piloting of the Sexual Health Promotion Education Evaluation Tool (SH-PET) , Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins, A., Doyle, L. Downes, C., Nash, M., Morrissey, J., Brennan, M & Costello, P, Risk Assessment and Safety Planning in Mental Health Nursing Services. An Exploration of Practices, Policies and Processes, Dublin, Health Service Executive, 2015, Report, PUBLISHED