Mark Linden
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      Research Statement

      My research involves the exploration of social inclusion in childhood survivors of brain injury. This includes a range of contextual factors that either help or hinder inclusion. These include the cognitive, social and environmental challenges that these children, and their families, deal with on a daily basis. As part of this work my research explores the use of technology as a tool for rehabilitation.


      Member of the Centre for Children's Rights


      Leadership roles

      • Member of University academic council
      • Member of University honorary degrees committee
      • Module coordinator for Evidence Based Nursing 2nd year (February intake)
      • Member of School research ethics committee


      Teaching roles

      I currently teach onto the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula:

      • 'Evidence Based Nursing' 2nd year, BSc Nursing.
      • Module coordinator 'Evidence Based Nursing' 2nd year (February intake), BSc Nursing.
      • 'Qualitative research methods' MSc in Nursing.
      • 'Applied research methods and statistics' MSc in Nursing. 


      Currently funded projects

      First supervisor on a DEL funded PhD project with Grant (QUB) titled 'An Exploration of Health Visitors’ practice with families affected by parental mental illness and substance misuse.' (2016-2019) PhD student Rachel Leonard.

      First supervisor on a DEL funded PhD project with Lohan (QUB) and Bates-Gaston (Northern Ireland Prison Service) titled ‘Offending behaviour in young adult survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI).’ (2014-2017) PhD student Conall O’Rourke.

      First supervisor on a Ministry of National Education of Turkey funded PhD project with Lynn (QUB) and McGaughey (QUB) titled 'Exploring parents' motivations for self-referral of children with minor illnesses to emergency departments in Turkey.' (2016-2019) PhD student Ahmet Butun.

      External supervisor on a DEL funded PhD project with Moore (UU) and Galway (UU) titled 'Assistive mobile technology for young people recovering from brain injury.' (2015-2018) PhD student Edward Price.


      Completed research projects

      PI on a Department for the Economy (DfE) - Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) award titled 'Improving long-term social, emotional, physical and educational outcomes for children and young adults with neurodisability'. (2017).

      PI with Lohan on a Northern Ireland Prison Service funded study titled 'Preparing young men to be fathers. The roll out and study of If I were Jack in Hydebank Wood College'. (2016). 

      Co-PI with Lohan on a NIHR funded study titled ‘How can health services contribute most effectively to facilitating successful transition of young people with complex health needs from childhood to adulthood?: a longitudinal study’ (2014-2016).

      CI on a NIHR funded study titled 'Increasing boys' and girls' intention to avoid teenage pregnancy: feasibility trial of an interactive video drama based intervention in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland' (2014-2016).

      A Cochrane fellowship investigating the effectiveness of technology in the cognitive rehabilitation of children with brain injuries (funded by the R&D office and HRB; with Prof Vicky Anderson, Prof Jon Evans, Dr Carol Hawley and Dr Bronagh Blackwood) (2012-2013).


      Frequent Journals

      • Brain Injury

        ISSNs: 0269-9052

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1362-301X

        Informa Healthcare

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.03 SJR 0.771 SNIP 0.85


      • Disability and Rehabilitation

        ISSNs: 0963-8288

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-5165

        Informa Healthcare

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.84 SJR 0.903 SNIP 1.072


      • Environment and Behavior

        ISSNs: 0013-9165

        SAGE Publications Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.29 SJR 1.208 SNIP 1.82


      • Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

        ISSNs: 0887-6177

        Elsevier BV

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.13 SJR 0.908 SNIP 1.071


      • Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)

        ISSNs: 1469-493X, 1361-6137

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-493X

        John Wiley and Sons Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 6.46 SJR 3.114 SNIP 3.489


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