BA., M.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Researcher
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E: OONAGH.MEADE@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Oonagh’s research interests lie in health psychology and mental health, particularly the psychosocial impact of living with long-term conditions, the experiences of family members and carers, and self-management interventions. Prior to moving to NUI Galway, Oonagh worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, primarily working on the EQUIP research programme http://http//research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/equip/ which aims to improve the quality of service user involvement in care planning in community mental health teams. Oonagh’s previous research has included developing online resources for parents of children with cancer, examining interventions to support young people with depression, and evaluating educational interventions for healthcare students.  She also has experience of teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. Oonagh obtained a BA(Hons) in Applied Psychology in 2005 from University College Cork. She completed a Masters in Health Psychology (2007) and a PhD in Applied Psychology (2013) at the University of Nottingham. Her PhD thesis examined the role of online support groups for individuals and families affected by rare neuromuscular disorders.  

Research Interests

Research Interests
-Understanding the experiences of those living with long term health conditions, particularly rare disorders. 
-Understanding the links between physical and mental health 
-Health behaviour change interventions
-Online support groups for health conditions
-Educational interventions for healthcare staff and students

Methodological expertise
-Qualitative research
-Trials
-Questionnaire-based studies
-Reviews

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'The required knowledge for lifespan mental health promotion and prevention for Master’s level mental health nurse education–the eMenthe project'
1. Lahti, M., Ellilä, H., Jormfeldt, H., Skärsäter, I., Doyle, L., Higgins, A., Keogh, B., Meade, O., Stickley, T., Sitvast, J. & Kilkku, N. (2018) 'The required knowledge for lifespan mental health promotion and prevention for Master’s level mental health nurse education–the eMenthe project'. International Journal Of Health Promotion And Education, 56 (3) [Details]
(2018) 'Embedding shared decision-making in the care of patients with severe and enduring mental health problems: The EQUIP pragmatic cluster randomised trial'
Lovell, K., Bee, P., Brooks, H., Cahoon, P., Callaghan, P., Carter, L., Cree, L., Davies, L., Drake, R., Fraser, C., Gibbons, C., Grundy, A., Hinsliff-Smith, K., Meade, O., Roberts, C., Rogers, A., Rushton, K., Sanders, C., Shields, G., Walker, L., Bower, P. (2018) 'Embedding shared decision-making in the care of patients with severe and enduring mental health problems: The EQUIP pragmatic cluster randomised trial'. Plos One, 13 (8) [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Preparing master-level mental health nurses to work within a wellness paradigm: Findings from the eMenthe project'
Doyle, L; Ellilä, H; Jormfeldt, H; Lahti, M; Higgins, A; Keogh, B; Meade, O; Sitvast, J; Skärsäter, I; Stickley, T; Kilkku, N (2018) 'Preparing master-level mental health nurses to work within a wellness paradigm: Findings from the eMenthe project'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27 (2):823-832 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Advancing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of mental health nurses working with families and caregivers: A critical review of the literature'
Skärsäter⁠⁠, ⁠I., Keogh⁠, B., Doyle⁠, L., Ellilä⁠, H., Jormfeldt⁠, H., Lahti⁠, M., Higgins⁠, A., Meade⁠, O., Sitvast⁠, J., Stickley⁠, T., Kilkku, N. (2018) 'Advancing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of mental health nurses working with families and caregivers: A critical review of the literature'. Nurse Education In Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'An international, Delphi consensus study to identify priorities for methodological research in behavioural trials: A study protocol [version 1; referees: 2 approved]'
Byrne M, Mc Sharry J, Meade O., Lavoie, K. & Bacon, S. (2018) 'An international, Delphi consensus study to identify priorities for methodological research in behavioural trials: A study protocol [version 1; referees: 2 approved]'. HRB Open Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Working with Families Affected by Mental Distress: Stakeholders' Perceptions of Mental Health Nurses Educational Needs'
Keogh, B; Skärsäter, I; Doyle, L; Ellilä, H; Jormfeldt, H; Lahti, M; Higgins, A; Meade, O; Sitvast, J; Stickley, T; Kilkku, N (2017) 'Working with Families Affected by Mental Distress: Stakeholders' Perceptions of Mental Health Nurses Educational Needs'. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38 (10):822-828 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'The use of an online support group for neuromuscular disorders: a thematic analysis of message postings'
Meade, O; Buchanan, H; Coulson, N (2017) 'The use of an online support group for neuromuscular disorders: a thematic analysis of message postings'. Disability And Rehabilitation, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project'
Keogh, B; Doyle, L; Ellila, H; Higgins, A; Jormfeldt, H; Lahti, M; Meade, O; Sitvast, J; Skärsäter, I; Stickley, T; Kilkku, N (2017) 'Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project'. Mental Health Practice, 20 (5):36-37 [Details]
(2017) 'EQUIP training the trainers: an evaluation of a training programme for service users and carers involved in training mental health professionals in user-involved care planning'
Fraser, C;Grundy, A;Meade, O;Callaghan, P;Lovell, K (2017) 'EQUIP training the trainers: an evaluation of a training programme for service users and carers involved in training mental health professionals in user-involved care planning'. Journal Of Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing, 24 :367-376 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Evaluation of a co-delivered training package for community mental health professionals on service user- and carer-involved care planning'
Grundy, AC;Walker, L;Meade, O;Fraser, C;Cree, L;Bee, P;Lovell, K;Callaghan, P (2017) 'Evaluation of a co-delivered training package for community mental health professionals on service user- and carer-involved care planning'. Journal Of Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing, 24 :358-366 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'From the rhetoric to the real: A critical review of how the concepts of recovery and social inclusion may inform mental health nurse advanced level curricula - The eMenthe project'
Stickley, T;Higgins, A;Meade, O;Sitvast, J;Doyle, L;Ellila, H;Jormfeldt, H;Keogh, B;Lahti, M;Skarsater, I;Vuokila-Oikkonen, P;Kilkku, N (2016) 'From the rhetoric to the real: A critical review of how the concepts of recovery and social inclusion may inform mental health nurse advanced level curricula - The eMenthe project'. Nurse Education Today, 37 :155-163 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The Effect of Exercise on Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis'
Carter, T;Morres, ID;Meade, O;Callaghan, P (2016) 'The Effect of Exercise on Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis'. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55 :580-590 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The impact of advertising patient and public involvement on trial recruitment: embedded cluster randomised recruitment trial'
Hughes-Morley, A;Hann, M;Fraser, C;Meade, O;Lovell, K;Young, B;Roberts, C;Cree, L;More, D;O'Leary, N;Callaghan, P;Waheed, W;Bower, P (2016) 'The impact of advertising patient and public involvement on trial recruitment: embedded cluster randomised recruitment trial'. Trials, 17 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Bringing meaning to user involvement in mental health care planning: a qualitative exploration of service user perspectives'
Grundy, AC;Bee, P;Meade, O;Callaghan, P;Beatty, S;Olleveant, N;Lovell, K (2016) 'Bringing meaning to user involvement in mental health care planning: a qualitative exploration of service user perspectives'. Journal Of Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing, 23 :12-21 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A cluster randomised controlled trial and process evaluation of a training programme for mental health professionals to enhance user involvement in care planning in service users with severe mental health issues (EQUIP): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'
Bower, P;Roberts, C;O'Leary, N;Callaghan, P;Bee, P;Fraser, C;Gibbons, C;Olleveant, N;Rogers, A;Davies, L;Drake, R;Sanders, C;Meade, O;Grundy, A;Walker, L;Cree, L;Berzins, K;Brooks, H;Beatty, S;Cahoon, P;Rolfe, A;Lovell, K (2015) 'A cluster randomised controlled trial and process evaluation of a training programme for mental health professionals to enhance user involvement in care planning in service users with severe mental health issues (EQUIP): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'. Trials, 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Use and evaluation of a mentoring scheme to promote integration of non-medical prescribing in a clinical context'
Bowskill, D;Meade, O;Lymn, JS (2014) 'Use and evaluation of a mentoring scheme to promote integration of non-medical prescribing in a clinical context'. BMC Medical Education, 14 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'An exploration of student experiences of using biology podcasts in nursing training'
Mostyn, A;Jenkinson, CM;McCormick, D;Meade, O;Lymn, JS (2013) 'An exploration of student experiences of using biology podcasts in nursing training'. BMC Medical Education, 13 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Using Audience Response Technology to provide formative feedback on pharmacology performance for non-medical prescribing students - a preliminary evaluation'
Mostyn, A;Meade, O;Lymn, JS (2012) 'Using Audience Response Technology to provide formative feedback on pharmacology performance for non-medical prescribing students - a preliminary evaluation'. BMC Medical Education, 12 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Pharmacology podcasts: a qualitative study of non-medical prescribing students' use, perceptions and impact on learning'
Meade, O;Bowskill, D;Lymn, JS (2011) 'Pharmacology podcasts: a qualitative study of non-medical prescribing students' use, perceptions and impact on learning'. BMC Medical Education, 11 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Pharmacology as a foreign language: A preliminary evaluation of podcasting as a supplementary learning tool for non-medical prescribing students'
Meade, O;Bowskill, D;Lymn, JS (2009) 'Pharmacology as a foreign language: A preliminary evaluation of podcasting as a supplementary learning tool for non-medical prescribing students'. BMC Medical Education, 9 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Workplace complementary and alternative therapies for hospital-site staff'
Meade, O; McClennan, SJ; Blake, H; Coulson, N (2009) 'Workplace complementary and alternative therapies for hospital-site staff'. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 2 (3):258-271 [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Researcher Links Travel Award British Council
2014 Researcher Links Travel Award British Council
2008 Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Scholarship University of Nottingham
2008 EU PhD Student Scholarship University of Nottingham

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
U.K. Higher Education Academy Associate Fellow /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Nottingham Research Assistant 01-FEB-12 / 31-OCT-13
University of Nottingham Research Fellow 01-NOV-13 / 03-OCT-17