Dr. Mary Davoren

Dr. Mary Davoren

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry

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Biography

Dr Davoren is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin. Dr Davoren is a visiting Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Bari, "Aldo Moro", Italy. She is a member of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych UK). Dr Davoren is the Vice President of the Medical Council of Ireland. Dr Davoren is the Consultant lead for the High Dependancy ward at the Central Mental Hospital Dundrum, Dublin. She is also the academic lead for the prospective longitudinal study evaluating the patient benefit the new development National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) Campus at Portrane, North Dublin, the Dundrum Forensic Redevelopment Evaluation (D-FOREST) Study (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05074732). Prior to taking up her current role, Dr Davoren was a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist on personality disorder pathway Broadmoor High Secure Hospital England. She was the High Secure Research lead for Broadmoor Hospital, a maximum-security hospital serving London and the South of England. Dr Davoren was the academic coordinator of the Broadmoor seminars conference series 2016 - 2019. Dr Davoren previously completed an Academic Clinical Fellowship at the Violence Prevention Research Unit of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), one of the member units of the Violence Prevention Alliance of the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr Davoren was a previous recipient of the Young Scholar award of the South London and Maudsley Trust Forensic Research Day London (2015), the best research award at the Forensic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2015), the Mohsin Naguib research award of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2013) for research into the needs of older prisoners and the new research award of the Winter Meeting of the Irish College of Psychiatrists (2011). She was also a recipient of an EU Cooperation in Science and Technology (EU COST) short term scientific mission in Forensic Psychiatry (Netherlands - 2015). She completed her medical degree at the National University of Ireland and an M.D. higher degree in research in Forensic Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin. She has published book chapters and research papers in the area of prisoner health care needs, recovery in forensic settings and the impact of covid-19 in forensic settings.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Davoren, M., Sherrard, N., Breen, E., Kelly, B.D., Graphology and psychiatric diagnosis: Is the writing on the wall?, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 29, (1), 2012, p52-54Journal Article, 2012, DOI , URL
  • Davoren, M., Breen, E.G., Kelly, B.D., Dr Ada English: Patriot and psychiatrist in early 20th century Ireland, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 28, (2), 2011, p91-96Journal Article, 2011, DOI , URL
  • Kelly, B.D., Davoren, M., Ní Mhaoláin, Á., Breen, E.G., Casey, P., Social capital and suicide in 11 European countries: An ecological analysis, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44, (11), 2009, p971-977Journal Article, 2009, DOI , URL
  • Ní Mhaoláin, Á.M., Davoren, M., Kelly, B.D., Breen, E., Casey, P., Paracetamol availability in pharmacy and non-pharmacy outlets in Dublin, Ireland, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 178, (1), 2009, p79-82Journal Article, 2009, DOI , URL
  • Davoren M, Fitzpatrick M, Caddow F, Caddow M, O'Neill C, O'Neill H, Kennedy HG, Older men and older women remand prisoners: mental illness, physical illness, offending patterns and needs., 2015Journal Article, 2015
  • Davoren M, Hennessy S, Conway C, Marrinan S, Gill P, Kennedy HG, Recovery and concordance in a secure forensic psychiatry hospital - the self rated DUNDRUM-3 programme completion and DUNDRUM-4 recovery scales., 2015Journal Article, 2015, DOI
  • O'Reilly K, Donohoe G, Coyle C, O'Sullivan D, Rowe A, Losty M, McDonagh T, McGuinness L, Ennis Y, Watts E, Brennan L, Owens E, Davoren M, Mullaney R, Abidin Z, Kennedy HG, Prospective cohort study of the relationship between neuro-cognition, social cognition and violence in forensic patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder., 2015Journal Article, 2015
  • Davoren M, Byrne O, O'Connell P, O'Neill H, O'Reilly K, Kennedy HG, Factors affecting length of stay in forensic hospital setting: need for therapeutic security and course of admission., 2015Journal Article, 2015
  • Naughton, M., Nulty, A., Abidin, Z., Davoren, M., Odwyer, S., Kennedy, H.G., Effects of group Metacognitive Training (MCT) on mental capacity and functioning in patients with psychosis in a secure forensic psychiatric hospital: A prospective-cohort waiting list controlled study, BMC Research Notes, 5, 2012Journal Article, 2012
  • Davoren, M., O'Dwyer, S., Abidin, Z., Naughton, L., Gibbons, O., Doyle, E., McDonnell, K., Monks, S., Kennedy, H.G., Prospective in-patient cohort study of moves between levels of therapeutic security: the DUNDRUM-1 triage security, DUNDRUM-3 programme completion and DUNDRUM-4 recovery scales and the HCR-20, BMC Psychiatry, 12, 2012Journal Article, 2012
  • Richter MS, O'Reilly K, O'Sullivan D, O'Flynn P, Corvin A, Donohoe G, Coyle C, Davoren M, Higgins C, Byrne O, Nutley T, Nulty A, Sharma K, O'Connell P, Kennedy HG, Prospective observational cohort study of 'treatment as usual' over four years for patients with schizophrenia in a national forensic hospital., BMC psychiatry, 8, (1), 2018, p289-Journal Article, 2018, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • O'Neill C, Smith D, Caddow M, Duffy F, Hickey P, Fitzpatrick M, Caddow F, Cronin T, Joynt M, Azvee Z, Gallagher B, Kehoe C, Maddock C, O'Keeffe B, Brennan L, Davoren M, Owens E, Mullaney R, Keevans L, Maher R, Kennedy H.G., STRESS-testing clinical activity and outcomes for a combined prison in-reach and court liaison service: a 3-year observational study of 6177 consecutive male remands., International journal of mental health systems, 10, (1), 2016, p1 - 17Journal Article, 2016
  • O'Reilly K, O'Connell P, Ryan A, Ambrosch D, Walshe E, Davoren M, Corvin A, Kennedy HG., Deficit not bias: A quantifiable neuropsychological model of delusions, Schizophrenia Research, 222, 2020, p496 - 498Journal Article, 2020
  • Williams HK, Senanayke M, Ross CC, Bates R, Davoren M., Security needs among patients referred for high secure care in Broadmoor Hospital England., BJPsych open, 6, (4), 2020, pe55Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • McCullough S, Stanley C, Smith H, Scott M, Karia M, Ndubuisi B, Ross CC, Bates R, Davoren M., Outcome measures of risk and recovery in Broadmoor High Secure Forensic Hospital: stratification of care pathways and moves to medium secure hospitals., BJPsych open, 6, (4), 2020, pe74Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Kennedy HG, Mullaney R, McKenna P, Thompson J, Timmons D, Gill P, O'Sullivan OP, Braham P, Duffy D, Kearns A, Linehan S, Mohan D, Monks S, McLoughlin L, O'Connell P, O'Neill C, Wright B, O'Reilly K, Davoren M., A tool to evaluate proportionality and necessity in the use of restrictive practices in forensic mental health settings: the DRILL tool (Dundrum restriction, intrusion and liberty ladders)., BMC Psychiatry, 20, (1), 2020, p515Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Basrak N, Mulcrone N, Sharifuddin S, Ghumman Z, Bechan N, Mohamed E, Murray M, Rajendran H, Gunnigle S, Nolan M, Quane T, Terao M, Hoare T, Kirrane K, Kennedy HG, Davoren M., Risk of adverse outcome of COVID-19 among patients in secure psychiatric services: observational cohort study., BJPsych open, 7, (1), 2021, pe31Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Coid JW, Ullrich S, Kallis C, Freestone M, Gonzalez R, Bi L, Igoumenou A, Constantinou A, Fenton N, Marsh W, Yang M, DeStavola B, Hu J, Shaw J, Doyle M, Archer-Power L, Davoren M, Osumili B, McCrone P, Barrett K, Hindle D, Bebbington P, Improving risk management for violence in mental health services: a multimethods approach, Programme Grants for Applied Research, 4, 2016Journal Article, 2016
  • M Davoren, C Kallis, RA González, M Freestone, JW Coid, Anxiety disorders and intimate partner violence: can the association be explained by coexisting conditions or borderline personality traits?, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 5, (28), 2017, p639 - 658Journal Article, 2017
  • Kennedy H.G., Mohan D., Davoren M., Forensic psychiatry and Covid-19: accelerating transformation in forensic psychiatry, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 2020, p1 - 9Journal Article, 2020
  • How to measure progress in forensic care. in, editor(s)Birgit Vollm Peter Braun , Long term Forensic Psychiatric Care - Clinical, Ethical and Legal Challenges, Springer, 2019, [Kennedy HG, O'Reilly K, Davoren M, O'Flynn P, O'Sullivan O.]Book Chapter, 2019, URL
  • Anti-androgens in Forensic Psychiatric Settings in, editor(s)Anne M Doherty Aoife Egan Sean Dineen , Mental Health, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press, 2021, [M Davoren]Book Chapter, 2021, DOI
  • Davoren M, Wrigley M., A review of involuntary admissions to a psychiatry of old age specialist unit, European Psychiatry, European Congress of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany, 27.2.2010 - 2.3.2010, 25, (1), European Psychiatric Association, 2010Poster, 2010, URL
  • Davoren M, Doherty AM, Breen E, Sheehan JD, Kelly BD., Brain imaging in Clinical Psychiatry: Why?, European Psychiatry, 17th European Congress of Psychiatry, Lisbon, Portugal, January 2009, 24, (1), European Psychiatric Association, 2009Poster, 2009, DOI
  • Basrak N, Khogali Y, Twomey R, O'Leary C, Prashant D, Elhassan Elamin M, Kennedy H, Davoren M, Stratification of a medium secure forensic care pathway according to risk and need: a study from Dundrum Hospital, European Psychiatry, European Congress of Psychiatry, Online due to Covid-19, 10 - 13 April 2021, 64, Cambridge University Press, 2021, ppS459-Poster, 2021
  • Basrak N, Kennedy HG, Davoren M, The characteristics of homicide perpetrators in a medium secure forensic hospital: A study from Dundrum Hospital, European Psychiatry, European Congress of Psychiatry, Online due to Covid-19, April 2021, 64, Cambridge University Press, 2021, ppS460-Poster, 2021
  • Basrak N, Mulcrone N, Sharifuddin S, Ghumman Z, Bechan N, Mohamed E, Murray M, Rajendran H, Gunnigle S, Nolan M, Quane T, Terao M, Hoare T, Kirrane K, Kennedy HG, Davoren M., Covid-19 in forensic settings. The unique vulnerability of patients in secure services., European Psychiatry, European Congress of Psychiatry, Online due to Covid-19, April 2021, 64, Cambridge University Press, 2021, pps460-Poster, 2021
  • Kennedy HG, O'Neil C, Flynn G, Davoren M., Structured Professional Judgment and Need for Therapeutic Security, programme completion and recovery - the DUNDRUM toolkit., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services., Barcelona, Spain., 1st July 2011, 2011Oral Presentation, 2011
  • Kennedy HG, O'Neil C, Flynn G, Davoren M., Structured Professional Judgment and Need for Therapeutic Security, programme completion and recovery - the DUNDRUM toolkit., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services., Barcelona, Spain., 1st July 2011, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Kennedy HG, Davoren M, Hennessy S, Abidin Z, Müller-Isberner R, Discharge criteria and length of stay for high, medium and low secure facilities, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Miami, Florida, 22nd April 2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012
  • Kennedy HG, Davoren M, O'Neill C, Freestone M, Boast N, Bull D, Gilluley P, Murphy P. , Admission criteria for high, medium and low secure facilities. , International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Miami, Florida, 23rd April 2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012
  • Davoren M, Breen E, Kelly B.D., Dr Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist in Early Twentieth Century Ireland., Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Registrars Prize, Dublin, Ireland, April 2009, 2009Oral Presentation, 2009
  • Davoren M, Van Laar A, Hillick A, Mannion L, Meehan K, Kennedy HG, Unnatural deaths in the West of Ireland: 2005-2011, College of Psychiatry of Ireland Winter Meeting, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland, November 2011, 2011Oral Presentation, 2011
  • Davoren M, O'Neill C, McInerney C, Smith D, Caddow F, Caddow M, Fitzpatrick M, Prison Inreach and Court Diversion Services in Ireland: Screening, Court Diversion and Mental Health Outcomes. , International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Miami, Florida, US., 24th of April 2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012
  • Davoren M, Kennedy HG, What counts for validation of assessment of risk and recover - deliberate self harm, harm to others, moves between levels of therapeutic security and conditional discharge, Forensic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-8 February 2013, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013
  • Davoren M, Freestone M, Bull D, Kennedy HG. , Self-rated measures of programme completion and recovery., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Maastricht, Netherlands., 20th June 2013., 2013Conference Paper, 2013
  • Davoren M, Fitzpatrick M, F. Caddow, M. Caddow, C. O'Neill, H. O'Neill, HG Kennedy, Older prisoners in two Irish remand prison settings., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Maastricht, Netherlands, 20th June 2013, 2013Conference Paper, 2013
  • Davoren M, Kennedy HG, Assessment of need for therapeutic security and risk, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Maastricht, Netherlands, 9th June 2013, 2013Conference Paper, 2013
  • Davoren M, Kennedy HG, The Female Additional Manual (FAM) for HCR-20 in newly committed prisoners, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Maastricht, Netherlands, 19th June 2013, 2013Conference Paper, 2013
  • Davoren M, Fitzpatrick M, Caddow F, Caddow M, O'Neill H, O'Neill C, Kennedy HG., Older prisoners in two Irish remand prison settings, Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry and European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Joint Annual Scientific Meeting., Manchester, UK., 15th March 2013, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013
  • Davoren M, Fitzpatrick M, Caddow F, Caddow M, O'Neill H, O'Neill C, Kennedy HG., Older prisoners in two Irish remand prison settings, Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry and European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Joint Annual Scientific Meeting., Manchester, UK., 15th March 2013, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013
  • Davoren M, Braham P, Gill P, Timmons D, Kennedy HG, Routine outcome measurements and health gains in a forensic hospital setting., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Toronto, Canada, 21st June 2014, 2014Conference Paper, 2014
  • Davoren M, Braham P, Gill P, Timmons D, Kennedy HG, Routine outcome measurements and health gains in a forensic hospital setting., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Toronto, Canada, 21st June 2014, 2014Conference Paper, 2014
  • Davoren M, Kennedy HG, Cohort study of factors influencing length of stay in a medium secure forensic hospital setting, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Toronto, Canada, 21st June 2014, 2014Conference Paper, 2014
  • Davoren M, Kennedy HG, Inferred intent and unnatural death, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Toronto, Canada, 21st June 2014., 2014Conference Paper, 2014
  • Davoren M, Abidin Z, Naughton L, Gibbons O, Nulty A, O'Neill H, Kennedy HG, Protective factors for in‐patient violence and self‐harm: prospective study of the SAPROF, the START and the DUNDRUM toolkit in Irish forensic mental health services. , International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Toronto, Canada, 19th June 2014, 2014Conference Paper, 2014
  • Davoren M, Kallis C, Gonzalez R, Coid J.W, Anxiety and Intimate Partner Violence: Can the association be explained by coexisting psychiatric conditions or Borderline Personality Traits, Forensic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Budapest, Hungary, 6th March 2014, 2014Oral Presentation, 2014
  • Davoren M and Coid J.W., Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrators: Uniquely violent towards their partners or generally violent people?, Kings College London and the Maudsley Forensic Research Conference, London, UK, 18th April 2014, 2014Oral Presentation, 2014
  • Davoren M, Kallis C, Coid JW, Intimate Partner violence perpetrators: Uniquely violent towards their intimate partners or generally violent people, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, New York, US., June 2016, 2016Conference Paper, 2016
  • Davoren M, Murray K, Gilluley P, Ross C, Outcome measurements and meaningful change in high secure forensic hospital setting., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, New York, US., June 2016, 2016Conference Paper, 2016
  • Davoren M, Therapeutic security, risk and recovery in Broadmoor High Secure Hospital England, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Split, Croatia., 13 - 15 June 2017, 2017Conference Paper, 2017
  • Davoren M, Characteristics of long term segregation (LTS) patients at Broadmoor High Secure Hospital., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Montreal, Quebec, Canada., 25 - 27 June 2019, 2019Conference Paper, 2019
  • Davoren M, Ending Long Term Segregation periods at Broadmoor Hospital. Reintegrating patients with the ward milieu., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Montreal, Quebec, Canada., 25 - 27 June 2019, 2019Conference Paper, 2019
  • Davoren M, Nasogastric and Intramuscular Clozapine at Broadmoor High Secure Hospital, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 25 - 27 June 2019, 2019Conference Paper, 2019
  • Basrak N, Kennedy HG, Davoren M., Covid-19 in forensic settings. The unique vulnerability of patients in secure services, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Online due to covid-19, 16 - 17 June 2021, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Murray S, Kennedy HG, Davoren M, Insight Into Illness Among Inpatients In a Forensic Service: a Study From DUNDRUM Hospital, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Online due to Covid-19, 16 - 17 June 2021, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Amin H, Kennedy HG, Davoren M, Quality of life, risk and recovery in secure settings: A study from Dundrum Hospital., International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services., Online due to Covid-19, 16 - 17 June 2021, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Gunn J, Calcedo A, Albrecht HJ, Nedopil N, Schiltz K, Buchanan A, Kennedy H, Davoren M, Taylor PJ., Uses of video recorded interviews in court by clinical expert witnesses., Criminal behaviour and mental health : CBMH, 31, (4), 2021, p226-230Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • C. McMorrow, D. Nerney, N. Cullen, J. Kielty, A. VanLaar, M. Davoren, L. Conlon, C. Brodie, C. McDonald, B. Hallahan, Psychiatric and psychosocial characteristics of suicide completers: A 13-year comprehensive evaluation of psychiatric case records and postmortem findings, European Psychiatry, 2022, p1--20Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • Davoren M, O'Reilly K, Mohan D, Kennedy HG, Prospective cohort study of the evaluation of patient benefit from the redevelopment of a complete national forensic mental health service: the Dundrum Forensic Redevelopment Evaluation Study (D-FOREST) protocol, BMJOpen, 12, (7), 2022, pe058581-Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • O'Dwyer S, Davoren M, Abidin Z, Doyle E, McDonnell K, Kennedy HG., The DUNDRUM Quartet: validation of structured professional judgement instruments DUNDRUM-3 assessment of programme completion and DUNDRUM-4 assessment of recovery in forensic mental health services, BMC Research Notes, 4, (229), 2011Journal Article, 2011, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Abidin Z., Davoren M., Naughton L., Gibbons O., Nulty A., Kennedy H.G., Susceptibility (risk and protective) factors for in-patient violence and self-harm: Prospective study of structured professional judgement instruments START and SAPROF, DUNDRUM-3 and DUNDRUM-4 in forensic mental health services, BMC Psychiatry, 13, 2013Journal Article, 2013, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Davoren M, Abidin Z, Naughton L, Gibbons O, Nulty A, Wright B, Kennedy H.G. , Prospective study of factors influencing conditional discharge from a forensic hospital: the DUNDRUM-3 programme completion and DUNDRUM-4 recovery structured professional judgement instruments and risk , BMC psychiatry , 13 , (1 ), 2013, p185 -Journal Article, 2013, TARA - Full Text
  • McInerney C, Davoren M, Flynn G, Mullins D, Fitzpatrick M, Caddow M, Caddow F, Quigley S, Black F, Kennedy HG, O'Neill C, Implementing a court diversion and liaison scheme in a remand prison by systematic screening of new receptions: a 6 year participatory action research study of 20,084 consecutive male remands., International journal of mental health systems, 7, 2013, p18Journal Article, 2013, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Coid JW, Davoren M., Pathways to Serious Violence, Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference (Royal College of Psychiatrists), Vienna, Austria, 8th March, 2019, Royal College of PsychiatristsInvited Talk
  • Kennedy HG, Walsh E, Davoren M., Assessing the need for secure forensic beds: what is the process?, Joint meeting of the Irish College of Psychiatry and the Royal College of Psychiatry,, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK., 12th November 2010, 2010Conference Paper
  • Davoren M, Marrinan S, Gill P, Kennedy HG, Service user and carer involvement in Forensic settings, Ghent Group for Forensic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 12th September 2013, 2013Conference Paper
  • Davoren M, Kelly B.D., Capacity and associated legislation, Joint workshop of forensic psychiatry faculty, old age psychiatry faculty and social and rehabilitation psychiatry faculty. Winter Meeting of the College of Psychiatry of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, November 2013, 2013, College of Psychiatrists of IrelandInvited Talk
  • Davoren M., Structured professional judgement and the need for therapeutic security in forensic recovery pathway, Risk and Public Protection Research Group (RRPRG) Meeting., Queen Mary University of London, 10th June 2014, 2014Invited Talk

Research Expertise

  • Title
    Dundrum Forensic Redevelopment Evaluation Study (D-FOREST study).
    Summary
    Dundrum Forensic Redevelopment Evaluation Study (D-FOREST). This is a project of research for patient benefit to evaluate the outcomes of the move of the National Forensic Mental Health Service from the Central Mental Hospital Dundrum to the new site at Portrane, North Co. Dublin.
    Funding Agency
    HSE
    Date From
    June 2020
    Date To
    July 2027

Other Health Sciences, Mental Health (including Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology), Population Health, Public & Environment Health,

Recognition

  • Best oral presentation of new research, Winter Meeting of Irish College of Psychiatrists 2011
  • Mohsin Naguib Research Prize, Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych UK). 2013
  • Young scholar award of the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN London UK) Forensic Research Day 2015
  • EU COST (cooperation in science and technology) action short term scientific mission recipient (based in Netherlands secure services). 2016
  • Best oral presentation of new research, Forensic Faculty of Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych UK). 2015
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Present time
  • Medico-legal society of Ireland
  • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists Present time
  • Member of Irish College of Psychiatrists Present time
  • Vice President of the Medical Council of Ireland July 2023 - Present time
  • Member of the Medical Council of Ireland. July 2021 - Present time
  • Member of the Books Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London in conjunction with Cambridge University Press. The role of the committee is to decide the college priorities for book publication and to review book proposals and manuscripts on behalf of the RCPsych in conjunction with the editorial team from CUP. 2018
  • Member of the National Office for Suicide Prevention, National Implementation working group. This was a multi-disciplinary committee of the Department of Health aimed at reducing suicide rates nationally by supporting initiatives to prevent deliberate self-harm and suicide in Ireland. I was the representative for the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. 2012
  • Member of the Ethics Committee of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, and in this role I co-authored the College position paper on the upcoming Dying with Dignity bill. 2021
  • I am a member of the Psychiatry Committee of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA), representing forensic psychiatry and general psychiatrists on this national body. 2021
  • External advisory role recently commenced with Sozosei Foundation (USA). This is a philanthropic group in the USA which are funding research projects aimed at decriminalisation of mental illness. The group have requested input and advice regarding what works for decriminalising mental illness in Europe prior to launching their research grants and funding calls. https://www.sozoseifoundation.org May 2021