Projects per year
I am a Lecturer in Mental Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. My research interests include evidence based policy and health service development; help seeking and access to mental health services; suicide prevention and mental health promotion; psycho-oncology and connections between physical, emotional and social health. Completed works include surveys in General Practice settings, sociological autopsy studies of suicide (mixed methods), policy reviews and systematic literature reviews including meta-analyses.
I am currently supervising two PhD students Colette Ramsey and Shane O'Donnell who are investigating suicide prevention and mental health promotion service innovations.
I am involved in teaching the following undergraduate modules
- Evidence Based Nursing Year 3, BSc Nursing (Module Co-cordinator, Teaching Evaluations 2015, 2016, Score 5/5)
I am involved in teaching on the following postregistration modules
- Models of Dementia Care
- Issues in Dementia Care
- Therapeutic Interventions: Communicating with People who have Dementia
- Associate Editor, Cochrane Gynecological Cancer Review Group, Cochrane Collaboration
- Management Committee, Men's Health Forum in Ireland
- Member of School Research Ethics Committee
Currently Funded Research Projects
- Virtual reality and immersive technology to support health and social care professional training. Best, P., Campbell, A., Davidson, G., Galway, K., Maddock, A., Montgomery, L., Schroeder, F. & Van Walstijn, M. Medical Research Council: £22,016 (2019)
- iAmAware: Online Wellbeing Training - Wellcome Seed Funding. Moriarty, J., Best, P., Galway, K. & Schroder, H. £85,919.00 (2019-2020)
- Adapting digital social prescribing for supporting people bereaved by suicide, in collaboration with Elemental Software, funded by Medical Research Council Proximity to Discovery £22,000 Galway, K., Mallon, S Forbes T., Best P., Santin., O., Leavey G., Pitman, A. (2018)
- Understanding Suicide, HSC R&D Office Northern Ireland (2010-2016)
- Developing a collaborative roadmap for evidence-based practice for the Cancer Fund for Children: a workshop approach. Workshop Scheme, HSC R&D Office Northern Ireland (2015-6 & 2017-8)
- An evaluation of health & social care professional's family focused practice with parents who have mental illness, their children and families in adult mental health and children's services in Northern Ireland. Commissioned Research, HSC Board, Northern Ireland. (2015-2017)
- General Practitioners Perceptions on Palliative Care for Individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other progressive dementias, St Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2013-2015)
12/05/2016 → …
R4737NUR: An evaluation of health & social care professional's family focused practice with parents who have mental illness, their children and families in adult mental health and children's services in Northern Ireland
11/11/2015 → …
01/08/2012 → …
New Boundaries, New Uncertainties: COVID-19 as both Barrier and Gateway to Engagement with Online Mental Health Training and SupportForbes, T., Galway, K., Best, P., Schröder, H., McFadden, P., Gillen, P., Tully, M. & Moriarty, J., 11 Jan 2021, The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health: Public Health Issues in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Proceedings. 5 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contributionOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Galway, K., Forbes, T., Mallon, S., Santin, O., Best, P., Neff, J., Pitman, A. & Leavey, G., 20 Sep 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › peer-reviewFile31 Downloads (Pure)
Adapting Digital Social Prescribing for Suicide Bereavement Support: The Findings of a Consultation Exercise to Explore the Acceptability of Implementing Digital Social Prescribing within an Existing Postvention Service: The findings of a consultation exercise to explore the acceptability of implementing digital social prescribing within an existing postvention serviceGalway, K., Forbes, T., Mallon, S., Santin, O., Best, P., Neff, J., Leavey, G. & Pitman, A., 18 Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 22, 11 p., 4561.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)46 Downloads (Pure)
Explorations of the impact of suicide on social and healthcare interactions and relationships; complexity in support needs. Symposium, PostventionGalway, K., Pitman, A. & Scott, H., 18 Sep 2019, 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention “Breaking Down Walls & Building Bridges”: Conference Programme. International Association for Suicide Prevention
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Literature review and mapping of supportive services for children and young people with cancer: Phase II:Literature review and mapping exerciseO'Rourke, C., Galway, K., Semple, C. & Ballantine, J., 04 Jun 2019, Belfast: Cancer Fund for Children. 49 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile36 Downloads (Pure)
Best Poster Prize - Psychosocial Interventions to improve quality of life and emotional wellbeing for newly diagnosed cancer patients
Galway, Karen (Recipient), 31 Jan 2013
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
iAmAWARE: a co-production evaluation to inform the development of a computer-based psychoeducation programme08 Jan 2020 → 10 Jan 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Karen Galway (Invited speaker)05 Nov 2019 → 06 Nov 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Karen Galway (Member)15 Sep 2019 → …
Activity: Membership types › Membership of national or international committees and working groups
Mark Linden (Organiser), Karen Galway (Session chair), Richard Bunn (Member of the organising committee), Gavin Davidson (Invited speaker), Cherie Armour (Invited speaker), Michelle Templeton (Invited speaker) & Helen Walker (Invited speaker)13 Sep 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
16 May 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in Festival/Exhibition
The Roughest Form of Justice: twenty years after the Good Friday agreement so called punishment beatings are on the rise.
Karen Galway & Sharon Mallon
1 item of Media coverage
Lady Gaga’s Twitter blunder and why speculating about suicide after a celebrity death is problematic
Karen Galway & Sharon Mallon
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Expert Comment
Impact: Public Policy Impact
Fouad Yousef (Participant), Christopher Cardwell (Participant), Marie Cantwell (Participant), Karen Galway (Participant), Liam Murray (Participant), Lesley Anderson (Participant), Suzanne Murphy (Participant), Deirdre Fitzpatrick (Participant), Brian Johnston (Participant), Robert Watson (Participant), Peter McCarron (Participant), Anna Gavin (Participant), Shivaram Bhat (Participant), Helen Coleman (Participant), Damian McManus (Participant) & Helen Coleman (Participant)
Impact: Health Impact, Quality of Life Impact