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Research Interests

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.

 

Teaching Roles

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

Leadership Roles

  • 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

  • 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)

 

Completed Projects

  • 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)

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 2006 2019

Adapting digital social prescribing for suicide bereavement support

Galway, K., Forbes, T., Mallon, S., Santin, O., Best, P., Neff, J., Pitman, A. & Leavey, G., 20 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

File
Bereavement
Suicide
Northern Ireland
Software
Grief

Explorations of the impact of suicide on social and healthcare interactions and relationships; complexity in support needs. Symposium, Postvention

Galway, 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 proceedingConference contribution

suicide
interaction
death
experience
kinship

Literature review and mapping of supportive services for children and young people with cancer: Phase II:Literature review and mapping exercise

O'Rourke, C., Galway, K., Semple, C. & Ballantine, J., 04 Jun 2019, Belfast: Cancer Fund for Children. 49 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File
Exercise
Neoplasms
Psychiatric Nursing
Social Adjustment
Charities

Social prescribing for bereavement support, postvention support and for improving mental health: a systematic review

Galway, K., 20 Sep 2019, 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention: "Breaking Down Walls & Building Bridges”. International Association for Suicide Prevention

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bereavement
Suicide
Mental Health
Social Isolation
Loneliness

Prizes

Dementia Friendly Award Finalist

Karen Galway (Recipient), Catherine Monaghan (Recipient) & Susan Carlisle (Recipient), 03 Dec 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

School Nursing
Midwifery
Dementia

Staff Excellence Awards

Karen Galway (Recipient), 18 Jan 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 at QUB

John Moriarty (Presenter), Trisha Forbes (Presenter), Karen Galway (Presenter), Paul Best (Presenter), Paul McCafferty (Presenter), Estelle Lowry (Presenter), Aideen Maguire (Presenter)
16 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

The Link Between Youth Suicide and Paramilitary Activity

Karen Galway (Invited speaker)
05 Nov 201906 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Education for Transformation: Mental Health Morning

Trisha Forbes (Organiser), Claire McCartan (Presenter), John Moriarty (Contributor), Gavin Davidson (Contributor), Karen Galway (Contributor)
16 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Forensic Mental Health Past, Present and Future

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 typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

LGBT+ Suicide in Northern Ireland

Karen Galway (Organiser), Sharon Mallon (Organiser), Amy Chandler (Invited speaker), John O'Doherty (Invited speaker), Agnes Higgins (Invited speaker), Liz McDermott (Invited speaker)
08 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Men's Health Week

Karen Galway

13/06/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Promoting Men's Health Week

Karen Galway

11/06/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Abortion ban in Northern Ireland likely to worsen mental health crisis

Karen Galway & Sharon Mallon

20/06/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Impact

Adapting digital social prescribing for suicide bereavement support

Karen Galway (Participant), Sharon Mallon (Participant), Paul Best (Participant), Olinda Santin (Participant)

Impact: Public Policy Impact

Re-assessment of Cancer risk in Barrett’s oesophagus.

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