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Dr. Mary Davoren
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry

Biography

Dr Davoren is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, TCD. She is a member of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych UK) and currently sits on 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 MD 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

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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--20 Journal 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

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, 2021 Conference Paper, 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

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

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, p226-230 Journal Article, 2021 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 Other

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, 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, 2021 Conference 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, 2021 Conference Paper, 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., Risk of adverse outcome of COVID-19 among patients in secure psychiatric services: observational cohort study., BJPsych open, 7, (1), 2021, pe31 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

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, pe55 Journal 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, p515 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

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 - 498 Journal Article, 2020

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, pe74 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Kennedy H.G., Mohan D., Davoren M., Forensic psychiatry and Covid-19: accelerating transformation in forensic psychiatry, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 2020, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2020

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, 2019 Conference 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, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019

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, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019

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

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 TARA - Full Text DOI

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 - 658 Journal Article, 2017

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, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

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, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

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 - 17 Journal Article, 2016

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, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

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, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

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., 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

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., 2015 Journal 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., 2015 Journal Article, 2015

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., 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Davoren M, Kennedy HG, Inferred intent and unnatural death, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Toronto, Canada, 21st June 2014., 2014 Conference Paper, 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, 2014 Oral Presentation, 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, 2014 Conference 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, 2014 Conference 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, 2014 Conference 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, 2014 Conference 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, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

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, 2013 Oral 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, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

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

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, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

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, p18 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

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, 2013 Conference 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, 2013 Conference Paper, 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., 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

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, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

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, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

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, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

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, p52-54 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

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, 2012 Conference Paper, 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, 2012 Journal Article, 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, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

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, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

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, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

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, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

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, p91-96 Journal Article, 2011 URL

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), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text

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, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

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, 2010 Poster, 2010 URL

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, 2009 Oral Presentation, 2009

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, 2009 Poster, 2009 DOI

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, p79-82 Journal Article, 2009 URL DOI

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, p971-977 Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

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 Psychiatrists Invited Talk, 2019

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, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

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 Ireland Invited Talk, 2013

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, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

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, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • 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

Keywords

Aggression and Violence; Diabetes & Obesity; forensic psychiatry; Intimate partner violence; OBESITY; PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA; PERSONALITY DISORDER; PSYCHOSIS, SCHIZOPHRENIA; Risk and resilience; VIOLENCE; Violence Prevention

Recognition

Representations

Member of the Medical Council of Ireland. July 2021

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

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

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

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

Awards and Honours

Young scholar award of the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience Forensic Research Day 2015

Best oral presentation of new research, Forensic Faculty of Royal College of Psychiatrists 2015

Mohsin Naguib Research Prize, Royal College of Psychiatrists 2013

Best oral presentation of new research, Winter Meeting of Irish College of Psychiatrists 2011

EU COST (cooperation in science and technology) action short term scientific mission recipient (based in Netherlands secure services). 2016

Memberships

Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists 2009 – Present time

Member of Irish College of Psychiatrists 2009 – Present time

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists November 2020 – Present time

Medico-legal society of Ireland January 2021