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Dr. Jo-Hanna Ivers

Assistant Professor (Public Health & Primary Care)

 


Dr Jo-Hanna Ivers is an Assistant Professor in Addiction at the Department of Public Health & Primary Care, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Her research interest includes addiction, recovery, neuropsychological functioning and homelessness. Jo-Hanna has specific training and vast experience in a wide range of research methodologies including qualitative and quantitative methods, neuroimaging processes and behavioural interventions. A significant component of Jo-Hanna's research is outcome and process evaluations within the Health Services and across national programmes. The majority of which have led to direct changes in both policy and practice. She has been appointed to several Drug Advisory Committees, including the Minister for Higher Education Rapid-Response Group for Drug Use in Higher Education. She was part of the consultation for the National Drug Strategy. More recently, Jo-Hanna has been appointed to the European Monitoring Committee on Drug and Drug Addiction, Scientific Committee (Reserve 2019-21). She is the Course Coordinator of the Masters in Addiction Recovery. She leads the Addiction Research Group at the Department of Public Health & Primary Care, TCD.
  Addiction   Homelessness   Recovery
 Developing a sustained method of health care for individuals experiencing homelessness, who use drugs: informed by lessons learned and lived experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 Development, Implementation & Evaluation Of A Basic Peer-Led Addiction Recovery Coach Programme For Individuals With Complex Needs
 Cognitive control in Opioid Dependent Patients
 Supporting Women to Access Appropriate Treatment Services (SWAAT)
 A case-management approach for high and very high-frequency attendees to the Emergency Departments in Cork.

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Member of European Monitoring Committee on Drug and Drug Addiction (Reserve 2019-2021) December 2019
Full Committee Member and Chair of Addiction Group: Healthy Trinity Committee (ongoing)  September 2019
Invited Member of Emerging Drug Trends and Drug Checking Working Group (National Committee - Department of Health). September 2019
Provost Appointed:  Member Trinity College Dublin Misuse of Drug Policy Group (Ongoing)  February 2020
January 2016-January 2017 Member of the advisory group for the National Drug Strategy's Continuum of Care group. An expert review group for development of the National Drug Strategy 2016. 2016
September 2015- Present Founding Member of the Recovery Academy of Ireland - A national committee of service users, services providers, policymakers and academics developing the addiction recovery movement. 2015
Appointed by the Minister for Higher Education. Ministerial Rapid Response Group for SubstanceUse in Higher Education (August 2019-February 2020) September
Details Date From Date To
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. 2014 Present
Graduate member of Psychological Society of Ireland. 2010 Present
Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. 2011 Present
Specialist Interest Networks Clinical Psychology, Academics, Teachers & Researchers, and Psychotherapy Sections of the British Psychological Society. 2012 Present
Post-doctoral Member of Neuroscience Ireland & Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. 2012 Present
Post-doctoral Member of Cognitive Neuroscience Society. 2013 Present
Member of Women in Technology and Science (WITS). 2016 Present
Chartered Scientist Science Council UK. 2016 Present
Member Association for Psychological Science. 2018 Present
Maeve Haran, John R. Kelly, Liam Kennedy, Kieran Hennigan, Huma Farid, Cristina Herteu, Anna Kreisel, Shamus Salehin, Marie O' Sullivan, Shay Keating, Jo-Hanna Ivers & Mike Scully , An audit of the cervical screening programme in the National Drug Treatment Centre (NDTC), Irish Journal of Medical Science , 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Jo-Hanna Ivers, Eamon Keenan, Nicki Kileen, Francesca Giulini and Eamon Keenan, A Review of Drug Checking And Related Considerations For Implementation In Ireland, Drug and Alcohol Review , 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Jo-Hanna Ivers, Nicki Kileen, and Eamon Keenan, 'Whats in the Pill': a survey of drug use and related behaviours amongst festival goers in Ireland , Irish Journal of Medical Science , 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Catherine D Darker, Emma Moore, Ellen Flynn, Mary O'Neill, Lena Doherty, Jean McMahon, Orla McLoughlin, Eimear Rouine, Jo-Hanna Ivers, Shane Allwright, David McGrath, Aidan Seery, Martin McAndrew, Emer Barrett, Michelle Tanner, Annemarie E Bennett, Sabina Brennan, Martina Mullin, Joe M Barry , Development and proposed evaluation of an eHealth learning tool for undergraduate university students in Ireland, Health Promotion International , 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Catherine D Darker, Emma Moore, Ellen Flynn, Mary O'Neill, Lena Doherty, Jean McMahon, Orla McLoughlin, Eimear Rouine, Jo-Hanna Ivers, Shane Allwright, David McGrath, Aidan Seery, Martin McAndrew, Emer Barrett, Michelle Tanner, Annemarie E Bennett, Sabina Brennan, Martina Mullin, Joe M Barry , Development and proposed evaluation of an eHealth learning tool for undergraduate university students in Ireland, Health Promotion International , 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Aoibheann Conneely, Jo-Hanna Ivers, Joe Barry, Elaine Dunne, Norma O'Leary Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, Estimation of palliative care needs of people experiencing homelessness using mortality data and cause-of-death., Palliative Care Medicine , 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Dr Jo-Hanna Ivers (PhD), Anita Harris (M.Sc.), Pauline McKeown (M.Sc.), & Professor Joe Barry (MD), Mothers experiences of the Parenting Under Pressure Program in a Residential Therapeutic Community: A qualitative study , Journal of Psychoactive Drugs , 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ms.Anna McAleer, Ms. Aisling Daly, Ms. Sorcha Leary, Prof Joe Barry, Ms. Martina Mullin), Prof Jo-Hanna Ivers, A Peer-Led Survey of Student Alcohol Behaviours and Attitudes in Undergraduate Students., Irish Journal Medical Science , 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Jo-Hanna Ivers, Nicki Kileen and Eamon Keenan , 'Whats in the Pill: A SURVEY OF DRUG USE AND RELATED BEHAVIOURS AMONGST FESTIVAL GOERS IN IRELAND , Dublin , 2020, p1 - 45, Notes: [The first report to examine drug trends and attitudes to pill testing amongst festival-goers in Ireland.], Report, SUBMITTED
Jo-Hanna Ivers1, Lina Zgaga1, Bernie O'Donoghue-Hynes2, Aisling Heary1, Brian Gallwey2, Joe Barry1, Standardized Mortality Ratios in Homeless Populations in Dublin, BMJ Open , 9, 2019, Notes: [10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023010], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

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Jo-Hanna Ivers , 'Faces of Recovery ', Cork City Hall , Trinity College Dublin, 2019, -, Exhibition, EXHIBITED
Jo-Hanna Ivers , Findings of Casement Evaluation for Person with Complex Needs , Cork Regional Case-Management Seminar , City Hall, Cork, 22nd February 2018 , 2018, Notes: [https://vimeo.com/264272504 ], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
O'Dowd, T, Handy, D & Ivers, JH (2017), A Future Together: Building a Better GP and Primary Care Service. Health Service, Dublin, Health Service Executive , 2018, Report, PUBLISHED
Jo-Hanna Ivers , 'Faces of Recovery ', Trinity College Dublin , Science Gallery Dublin, 2018, -, Visual art production, COMPLETED
Ivers, JH & Hayes, C , Findings of the We Can Quit Programme. A smoking cessation programme for women in socially disadvantaged communities, Dublin , Irish Cancer Society. Dublin, 2017, Report, SUBMITTED
Jo-Hanna Ivers , Action Research Amongst Recovery Coaches in the North Inner-City , National Recovery Conference 2016, City Hall, Dublin , 2016, Notes: [https://vimeo.com/193512037], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
J.Ivers, V.McLoughlin & P.Downes, Current Steps and Future Horizons for CASPr: Review of CASPr North-East Inner City After Schools Project., Dublin, CASPr, 2010, Report, PUBLISHED
P.Downes, C.Maunsell & J. Ivers , A holistic approach to early school leaving and school retention in Blanchardstown: Current issues and future steps for services and schools. , Dublin, Commissioned Research Report for Blanchardstown Area Partnership, Dublin., 2006, Report, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
2019 TCD Dean's Awards for Innovation in Teaching May 2019
2018 nominated 'Rising Star Awards' Association for Psychological Science September 2018
2018 shortlisted for the EMCDDA 2017 Scientific Paper Award. A Longitudinal Qualitative Analysis of the Recovery Process in Opioid-dependent patients Post-detoxification. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. October 2018
2018 shortlisted for the Integrated Care Academy© International Integrated Care Award as part of the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care. A cross-sectorial integrated care approach to addiction services, homeless services and prison services - the experience from Southern Ireland May 2018
2013 Travel Fellowship Martino's Neuroimaging Center, Harvard Medical School. May 2013
2018 Appointed Research Fellow Representative on the Faculty Executive Committee, Trinity College Dublin June 2018
2016 Best Poster Neuroscience Ireland Symposium. May 2016
2018 Shortlisted for Early Career Award, Neuroscience Ireland October 2018
2008 Senior Research Fellowship at the Combat Poverty Agency. 2007- 2008
2007 Postgraduate Research Fellowship at the Combat Poverty Agency 2007-2008