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Dr. Louise Doyle

Associate Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

  Adolescent help-seeking behaviour   mental health   mental health interventions   MENTAL-HEALTH-CARE   Self-harm   Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour
 Supporting people who present to the Emergency Department with Self-harm/suicidal behaviour: the experiences of families/carers and healthcare professionals.
 Exploring practices, policies and processes around risk and safety management within mental health nursing services (SMARTER Nursing study)
 Developing Master's Level e-learning material in Mental Health
 LGBTIreland: Exploration of mental health issues of LGBTI people in Ireland and public attitudes towards LGBTI people.
 Accessing help for suicidal behaviour in the Emergency Department. Doyle, L. (PI), Keogh, B., Morrissey, J. & Higgins, A.

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Member of the Advisory Board of the 3Ts charity (Turn the Tide of Suicide). 2016 to present
Book proposal and chapter reviewer (Sage publications and McGraw hill publications) 2013
Occasional Journal Reviewer for: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Child Abuse and Neglect, Irish Educational Studies, Journal of Mental Health, Health Education Journal, Nurse Prescribing. 2012
Member of the organising committee for the Annual International Research Conference - Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology 2012 to 2014
Reviewer Journal of Clinical Nursing 2007 to present
External Examiner BSc. (Nursing) Dundalk Institute of Technology 2007 to 2010
Associate Editor BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Mental Health papers) 2016 to present
Reviewer BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 to present
Reviewer International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2016 to present
Research advisor to Mental Health Reform 2016 to present
Grant reviewer for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC - UK). 2014
Reviewer for Nursing Research 2013 to present
External Examiner BSc. (Psychiatric Nursing) Athlone Institute of Technology 2013 to 2016
Member of the external programmatic review panel Dundalk Institute of Technology. 2013
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International Association of Youth Mental Health 2017 present
Member of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) affiliate centre of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) 2016 present
Executive Member of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing 2016 present
Member of the Advisory Board of 3Ts Charity(Turn the Tide of Suicide) 2016 present
Member of ENTER (European Network Training, Education and Research Mental Health) 2013 present
Irish Association of Suicidology 2006 present
Higgins, A., Gibbons, P., Downes, C., Doyle, L.,Hevey, D., Monahan, M., Kroll, T., Barry, J., Eustace-Cook, J.& Murphy, R. , Scoping review of factors influencing the implementation of group psychoeducational initiatives for people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families. , Journal of Mental Health, 2020, p1--, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Doyle, L. McCabe C., Keogh, B., Brady, A-M., McCann, M., An Overview of the Qualitative Descriptive Design within Nursing Research, Journal of Research in Nursing, 25, (5), 2020, p443 - 455, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, & McCann T, Evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse: Service User Perspectives, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 41, (9), 2020, p799 - 806, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Higgins A, Watts M, Murphy E, Keogh B, Doyle L, Service users' experiences of coming off psychotropic medication, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED  URL
McCann, E., Keogh, B., Doyle, L. & Coyne, I. , The experiences of youth who identify as trans* in relation to health and social care needs, Youth & Society, 51, (6), 2019, p840 - 864, Notes: [[online July 5th ]], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Jimu, M. & Doyle, L. , The administration of pro re nata medication by mental health nurses: a thematic analysis., Issues in Mental Health Nursing., 40, (6), 2019, p511 - 517, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Murphy, C., Keogh, B. & Doyle, L, 'There is no progression in prevention' - The experiences of mental health nurses working with repeated self-harm., International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28, (5), 2019, p1142 - 1151, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
McDonagh, T., Higgins, A., Archer, J., Galavan, E., Sheaf, G. & Doyle, L, The lived experience of adults with a borderline personality disorder diagnosis: A systematic review of qualitative evidence protocol., JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports., 17, 2019, p1 - 9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
De Vries, J., Begley, T., Downes, C., Doyle, L., McCann, E., Murphy, R., Smyth, S. & HIggins, A. , An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community., Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 24, (1), 2019, p40 - 76, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Lahti, M., Ellila, H., Jormfeldt, H., Skarsatar, I., Doyle, L., Higgins, A., Keogh, B., Meade, O., Stickley, T, Sitvast, J. & Kikku, N. , The required knowledge for lifespan mental health promotion and prevention for Master's level mental health nurse education - the eMenthe project., International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 56, (3), 2018, p143 - 154, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Doyle, L., Keogh, B., Morrissey, J., Higgins, A. & Downes, C. , Accessing Help for Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour in the Emergency Department: The Experiences of Service Users. , Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, July, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Hugh Fulham-McQuillan, Louise Doyle, Gabrielle McKee, The association between depression and alcohol consumption in older Irish adults, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2019, Dublin, Ireland, Mar 6-7 2019, 2019, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Doyle, L. & Dowling, S. , Supporting Teachers Working with Young People who Self-Harm, BCAP Children & Young People, (September), 2018, Journal Article, 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, 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., Murphy, E., Sheaf, G., Doyle, L. & Keogh, B., Mental Health Service Users' Experiences of Coming off Medication: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies, Trinity College Dublin , 2018, Report, PUBLISHED
Doyle, L., Adolescent Self-Harm, Nursing in General Practice, 2, (10), 2017, p34 - 36, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Doyle, L., Keogh, B., Morrissey, J., Holme, I., Brennan, M. & Higgins, A. , Promoting Our Wellness and Recovery (POWER) Peer Prisoner Mentoring Evaluation Study., Trinity College Dublin, 2017, p1 - 100, Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins, A. Doyle, L. Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., deVries, J., Begley, T., McCann E., Sheerin, F. & Smyth, S. , The LGBTIreland Report: national study of the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Ireland, Dublin, GLEN and BeLonG To. , March, 2016, p1 - 310, 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


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Award Date
EHB Gold Medal For Nursing 1996
MA (jure officii) 2007