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Dr. Nicola O'Connell
Research Fellow, Public Health & Primary Care

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Cliodhna O'Connor, Nicola O'Connell, Emma Burke, Martin Dempster, Christopher D. Graham, Gabriel Scally, Lina Zgaga, Ann Nolan, Gail Nicolson, Luke Mather, Joseph Barry, Philip Crowley, Catherine D. Darker,, Bordering on crisis: A qualitative analysis of focus group, social media, and news media perspectives on the Republic of Ireland-Northern Ireland border during the 'first wave' of the COVID-19 pandemic, Social Science and Medicine, 282, 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Nolan, A., Burke, S., Burke, E., Darker, C., Barry, J., O'Connell, N., Zgaga, L., Mather, L., Nicolson, G., Dempster, M., Graham, C., Crowley, P., O'Connor, C., Tobin, K and Scally, G., Obstacles to Public Health that even Pandemics cannot Overcome: The Politics of Covid-19 on the Island of Ireland, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 32, (2), 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Darker, C., O'Connell, N., Dempster, M., Graham, C., O'Connor, C., Zgaga, L., Nolan, A., Tobin, K., Brennan, N., Nicolson, G., Burke, E., Mather, L., Crowley, P., Scally, G., Barry, J. , Study protocol for the COvid-19 Toolbox for All IslaNd (CONTAIN) project: A cross-border analysis in Ireland to disentangle psychological, behavioural, media and governmental responses to COVID-19, HRB Open Research, 2020, p10.12688/hrbopenres.13105.1 Journal Article, 2020

CB. Hayes, J Patterson, E Burke, N O'Connell, F Dobble, J Vance, C Darker, D Devane, L Bauld, N Dougall, We can quit2 - Preliminary results of a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Society for Social Medicine and Population Health Annual Scientific Meeting 2020, University of Cambridge Public Health, 74, (1), 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

Jones, A., Smakowski, A., O'Connell, N., Chalder, T., David, A.S., Functional stroke symptoms: A prospective observational case series, The Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2020, phttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsy Journal Article, 2020 URL

O'Connell, N., Jones, A., Chalder, T., David, A.S, Experiences and Illness Perceptions of Patients with Functional Symptoms Admitted to Hyperacute Stroke Wards: A Mixed-Method Study, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 16, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 URL

O'Connell, N., Nicholson, T., Wessely, S., & David, A.S., Motor Functional Neurological Disorder (MFND) in a large UK mental health service: clinical characteristics, medication prescription and response to outpatient cognitive behavioural therapy, British Neuropsychiatry Association - Annual Meeting, London, March 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Jones, A., O'Connell, N., & David, A.S. , The epidemiology and symptomology of functional stroke mimics: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, British Neuropsychiatry Association - Annual Meeting, March 2019, 90, 2019, pphttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp Poster, 2019

Emma Burke, Fiona Dobbie, Nadine Dougall, Mary Adebolu Oluwaseun, David Mockler, Joanne Vance, Nicola O'Connell, Catherine Darker, Linda Bauld, Catherine Hayes, Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, "We Can Quit 2": A systematic review protocol, HRB Open Access, 2, (10), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Burke, E., O'Connell, N., Darker, C., Vance, J., Dougall, N., Bauld, L., Hayes, C. , Recruitment strategies and lessons from the We Can Quit2 trial - a smoking cessation community-based cluster randomised controlled trial for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland, Society for Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, 2019, pp10.1136/jech-2019-SSMabstracts Poster, 2019

Jones, A., O'Connell, N., & David, A.S. , The epidemiology of functional stroke mimic ( FSM ) patients: a systematic review and meta‐analysis, European Journal of Neurology, 2019, p10.1111/ene.14069 Journal Article, 2019

O'Connell, N., Nicholson, T., Blackman, G., Tavener, J. & David, A.S., Medication prescriptions in 322 motor functional neurological disorder patients in a large UK mental health service: A case control study, General Hospital Psychiatry, 2019, p10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2019.04 Journal Article, 2019

O'Connell, N., Watson, G., Grey, C., Pastena, R., McKeown, K., & David, A.S., Outpatient cognitive behavioural therapy for 'functional' and 'organic' neuropsychiatric disorders: a retrospective case control comparison, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, British Neuropsychiatry Association - Annual Meeting, London, March 2019, 2019, pphttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp Poster, 2019

Hayes, Catherine, Ciblis, Aurelia, Darker, Catherine, Dougall, Nadine, Vance, Joanne, O"Connell, Nicola, Dobbie, Fiona, Loudon, Kirsty, Burke, Emma, Devane, Declan, Bauld, Linda, We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland: a study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5, (1), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Connell, N. Nicholson, T., Blackman, G., Tavener, J. & David, A.S., MEDICATION PRESCRIPTIONS IN 322 FUNCTIONAL MOTOR DISORDER PATIENTS IN A LARGE UK MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE: A CASE CONTROL STUDY, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, British Neuropsychiatry Association - Annual Meeting, London, March 2019, 2019, pphttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp Poster, 2019

O'Connell, N., Watson, G., Grey, C., Pastena, R., McKeown, K., & David, A.S., Outpatient CBT for Motor Functional Neurological Disorder and Other Neuropsychiatric Conditions: A Retrospective Case Comparison, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 2019, p10.1176/appi.neuropsych.190300 Journal Article, 2019

Jones, A., O'Connell, N., Chalder, T., & David, A.S., Functional Stroke Symptoms: A Narrative Review and Conceptual Model, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 2019, p10.1176/appi.neuropsych.190300 Journal Article, 2019

O'Connell, N., Nicholson, T.R., Wessely, S. & David, A.S., Characteristics of patients with motor functional neurological disorder in a large UK mental health service: A case-control study, Psychological Medicine, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Henderson, C., Knapp, M., Yeeles, K., Bremner, S., Eldridge, S., David, A.S., O'Connell, N., Burns, T., & Priebe, S. , Cost effectiveness of financial incentives to promote adherence to depot antipsychotic medication: Economic evaluation of a cluster-randomised controlled trial, PLoS One, 10, (10), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Priebe, S., Yeeles, K., Bremner, S., Lauber, C., Eldridge, S., Ashby, D., David, A.S. O'Connell, N., Forrest, A. & Burns, T. , Effectiveness of financial incentives to improve adherence to maintenance treatment with antipsychotics: cluster randomised controlled trial, British Medical Journal, 347, (f5847), 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Connell, N., Vallianatou, C., Nicholson, T., Blackman, G., & David, A.S., Response to The case against coprescribing opioids and antidepressants, General Hospital Psychiatry, 2019, p10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2019.06 Journal Article, 2019

Delaney, L., Egan, M., & O'Connell, N., The Experience of Unemployment in Ireland: A Thematic Analysis, UCD GEARY INSTITUTE DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES, 2011 Journal Article, 2011