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Dr. Jean Morrissey

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Dr Jean Morrissey is a lecturer in mental health nursing at the School of Nursing & Midwifery in Trinity College University of Dublin. She has worked for many years in mental health nursing and education in the UK and Hong Kong. She is a registered therapist and clinical supervisor with the Irish Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Her area of interest includes clinical supervision, adolescent mental health, self-harm and suicidal behaviour, eating disorders and ethics in practice.
 Strenco - Strengthening multi-professional competencies in mental health in an international context, through co-production with academics, students, service users and professionals.
 Accessing help for suicidal behaviour in the Emergency Department. Doyle, L. (PI), Keogh, B., Morrissey, J. & Higgins, A.
 NMPDU risk project: Stepping up to Therapeutic Risk in a mental health context: the development and Evaluation of a Risk Framework and education programme for clinical staff Higgins A; Doyle L (Joint PIs); Nash M; Brennan M; Costello P; Morrissey J
 An evaluation of POWER (promoting our own wellness & recovery) a peer prisoner mentoring programme (Doyle, L., Higgins, A., Keogh,B., Brennan ,M. & MorrisseyJ.)
 An Evaluation of Mental Health Recovery and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) education programme on participants' knowledge, attitude and skills of mental health recovery and the WRAP approach .

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Details Date From Date To
BACP,IACP, 1993, 2006 Currently
Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC UK) Currently
Morrissey, J. & Oberlin, K. , Understanding and Working with the person affected with an Eating Disorder Developing Skills and Facilitating Recovery , 1st, UK, Red Globe Press , 2019, 1 - 215pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Eating disorders: professional, ethical and legal challenges in, editor(s)Morrissey, J. and Oberlin, K. , Understanding and Working with the person affected with an Eating Disorder , Red Globe Press , 2019, pp181 - 197, [Morrissey, J. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Understanding theoretical explanations of eating disorders f Eating Disorders in, editor(s)Morrissey, J. and Oberlin K. (Eds) , Understanding and Working with People Affected by Eating Disorders Developing Skills and Facilitating Recovery , London , Red Globe Press , 2019, pp8 - 19, [Oberlin, K. & Morrissey, J. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Understanding recovery and eating disorders in, editor(s)Morrissey, J., & Oberlin, K. , Working with People Affected by Eating Disorders Developing Skills and Facilitating Recovery , London, Red Globe Press , 2019, pp34 - 50, [de Vos, J. A.,, Oberlin, K. & Morrissey, J..], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jean Morrissey & Agnes Higgins , 'When my worst fear happened': Mental health nurses' responses to the death of a client through suicide, Breaking Down Walls - Building Bridges World Congress IASP, Derry, Northern Ireland, 17-21 Sept 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Morrissey, J. & Higgins, A. , Attenuating Anxieties: A grounded theory study of mental health nurses' responses to clients with suicidal behaviour, Journal of Clinical Nursing , 28, (5-6), 2019, p947 - 958, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Morrissey, J. Doyle, L. & Higgins, A. , Self-harm:From riskmanagement to relational and recovery-oriented care , Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 13, (1), 2018, p34 - 38, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Odeyemi, C, .Morrissey, J. & Donohue, G. , Factors affecting mental health nurses working with clients with first-episode psychosis: A qualitative studyORS , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 25, 2018, p423 - 431, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Marshall, D., Donohue, G. Morrissey, J. & Power B., Evaluation of a Tai Chi Intervention to Promote Well-Being in Healthcare Staff:A Pilot Study , Religions, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Keogh B, Brennan M, Doyle L, Higgins A, Holme I, Morrissey J, Accessing Recovery within the Prison Environment: An Evaluation of a Peer Mentorship Programme , 6th European Conference on Mental Health (ECMH), Berlin , 4th - 6th October , 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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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
Monahan M, Holme I, Stacey G, Morrissey J, De Vries J, McKenna H, Nash M, Higgins A., Report of the Scoping Exercise on the Introduction of Graduate Entry Mental Health Nursing in Ireland, Dublin, DoH, 2017, Report, COMPLETED
Kavanagh, S. & Morrissey J., Mental Health Therapists' Understanding of Mindfulness:A qualitative inquiry. , 13th Annual International Research Conference , School of Nursing & Midwifery TCD, Dublin.Ireland, 4-5th Nov , 2012, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Doyle, L., Keogh, B. & Morrissey, J., Suicide: Facing the challenges, World of Irish Nursing, 15, (9), 2007, p50 - 51, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


Self-harm, Suicidal Behaviour, Eating disorders, Clinical supervision and Ethics in clinical practice.