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Dr. Prakashini Banka-Cullen

Research Fellow (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

 


Dr Sonam Prakashini Banka is currently employed as a research fellow and project manager in the Institute of Population Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery. Dr Banka's research experience is in quantitative methodologies and working with vulnerable populations. She has special interests in health promotion, health psychology, service and intervention evaluation, child mental health and physical health, statistical modeling, depression, obesity, and substance misuse. Dr Banka also has a BA(Hons) in Psychology, PhD in Psychology focusing on child health, PG Diploma in Statistics, PG Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and a H. Dip in Data Analytics in Science.
  CHILD HEALTH   Child Mental Health   Health Psychology   Quantitative Research   STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
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Facilitator at the International Humanitarian Innovation Academy. Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme delivered over two weeks in University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 2016 - 2018
Hollywood, E., Banka Cullen, S. and Comiskey, C., Supporting women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2023), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 March 2023, 2023, pp7-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
O'Neill, T. Hollywood, E. and Banka Cullen, S, The use of diabetes technology in the primary school setting: experiences of children and their families. A scoping review protocol, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2023), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 March, 2023, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Banka-Cullen, S.P., Comiskey, C., Kelly, P., Zeni, M.B., Gutierrez, A., & Menon, U. , Nurse prescribing practices across the globe for Medication-Assisted Treatment of the Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD): A Scoping Review, Harm Reduction Journal, 2023, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Marie Hyland, Dr. Sonam Prakishini Banka-Cullen, Dr. Eleanor Hollywood and Prof. Catherine Comiskey, Alcohol use among young people living in urban disadvantage: A sociocultural perspective on the protective shield provided by positive school environment, Drugs Education, Prevention and Policy , 2023, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Marie Hyland, Dr. Sonam Prakishini Banka-Cullen, Dr. Eleanor Hollywood and Prof. Catherine Comiskey, Urgent attention required: Retrospective analysis of alcohol-related emergency department presentations by children and young people from a tertiary hospital in Ireland, ALCOHOL, 2023, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Comiskey, C., Banka, S. and Curtis, E. , Using Cohort Designs in Nursing and Healthcare Research, Nurse Researcher , 2023, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Hyland, M., Hollywood, E., Banka Cullen, S. and Comiskey, C., Using an eleven year retrospective analysis of alcohol-related emergency department presentations by children and young people to inform appropriately targeted prevention programmes., 14th EUSPR Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4-6th October 2023, 2023, Poster, PUBLISHED
Hollywood, E., Banka Cullen, S., Murphy, M and Comiskey, C, An Evaluation of the Barnardos Ballybeg Playground Service, https://doi.org/10.25546/104143, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2023, p1 - 73, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Hyland, M., Hollywood, E., Banka, S. and Comiskey, C, The scale and scope of alcohol-related emergency department presentations by children and young people in an urban hospital setting., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2022 (THEconf2022): 'Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement' , Online, 8-10 March 2022, 2022, pp7-, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Comiskey, C and Snel, A and Banka, P, The second wave: estimating the hidden asymptomatic prevalence of {COVID, HRB Open Research, 4, (19), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Hollywood E and Banka Cullen E, The Voice of the Child in Research, " `We Feel it Too" A Child"s Experience of Domestic Abuse", Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland., 18th November 2022, 2022, Meath Women's Refuge and Support Services, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Banka Cullen, S., Lavelle, S. McDonagh, D., Walsh, R. and Comiskey, C. , In Plain Sight: A Rapid Review of the International Literature and a National Estimate of the Prevalence of Women Who Use Substances and Experience Domestic Violence in Ireland., European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, SAOL , Dublin, Ireland, 2022, Report, PUBLISHED
Comiskey, C., Banka, S., McDonagh, D and Galligan, K., An evaluation of the co-design and roll out of an anti-stigma training programme.. , European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, CityWide, Dublin, Ireland., 2021, Report, PUBLISHED
Coughlan Anne, Dermody Aoife, Banka Prakashini, National Guide to Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations , 2015, Report, PUBLISHED
Dermody Aoife, Banka Prakashini., Evaluation of CARE (Community Alcohol Response and Engagement) Pilot Project: Ballymun, Finglas and North Dublin , 2015, Report, PUBLISHED
Banka Prakashini, Kelly Paul, Comiskey Catherine, The Healthy School's Programme Evaluation Fourth Year Preliminary Findings Report , 2013, Report, PUBLISHED
Banka Prakashini, The effectiveness of ISPCC services on stress, self-esteem and test performance anxiety , 2012, Thesis, PUBLISHED

  

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1252 Research Stipend 2012
Sonam's PhD is on the relationship between childhood depression, obesity and poor school performance among urban disadvantaged children. Her research interests include health promotion, health psychology, service and intervention evaluation, child mental health and physical health, statistical modeling, depression, obesity, and substance misuse