Professor Agnes Higgins

Professor Agnes Higgins

Professor in Mental Health, School of Nursing & Midwifery

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Biography

Agnes is a professor in mental health nursing within the School of Nursing and Midwifery where she teaches and supervises across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and leads a team of lecturers and researchers in developing quality evidence to inform mental health education, practice and policy decisions. She is a registered mental health nurse, general nurse and nurse tutor with over thirty five years' clinical and education experience in the areas of mental health, palliative/hospice care and general nursing. She holds a PhD from Trinity, a Master's in Education and Management from Dublin City University, and a primary degree in Nursing Studies from University College Dublin. She was elected Fellow within College in 2014 and Elected Fellow (Ad Eundem) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2016. She is a member of many national and international organisations and groups related to mental health, including expert panel member of Horatio, member of the Grounded Theory Institute, and Member of European Network of Training, Education and Research in Mental Health. In 2002 she was awarded the Provost award for teaching excellence. As a leader of multidisciplinary and multi-institutional bids with internationally recognised partners and in line with a key priority of government and national/international mental health policy, her research programme focuses on building a body of work that promotes mental health recovery, drives mental health service reform and improves mental health practice. The central theme underpinning her research is on increasing understanding of service users' and family members' experience of mental health service provision and the development of psychosocial strategies that promote recovery and social inclusion. As an educator, Agnes has a sustained record for quality and innovative teaching and has led the development of a number of courses and modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She led the development of mental health nurses' education in Ireland from a hospital certificate to a recognised academic discipline and as an outcome of her research she has pioneered, at national and EU level, the development of online courses and learning resources in the area of recovery and mental health. Her contribution to teaching also includes the supervision of many PhD and masters students to successful completion. In addition to being a national and international leader in mental health nursing, research and education, she is considered a champion in the area of mental health service user/patient involvement. She has been involved in the development of a number of organisations that have given a critical voice to people who use the mental health services and is a past chairperson of the board of Mental Health Reform, Ireland's leading national patient coalition campaigning to transform mental health supports and services in Ireland. She is currently on the board of Kyrie farm. As a leader in the field, she has a sustained and distinguished record of publishing peer reviewed publications in the top quartile of impact factored journals in the field. To-date, she has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed, high-impact journals, 2 books, 13 book chapters, 34 reports for national bodies, 3 best practice guides for practitioners. Since joining the academic environment at Trinity, Agnes has held key academic leadership positions, including: Head of School (2011-2014), Head of Discipline Mental Health Nursing (2006-2011), Director of Postgraduate Programmes and Director of Academic and Professional Affairs (2000-2003) and Course Co-ordinator (2000-2003). She continues to contribute to the academic community through her involvement in a number of school, faculty and college committees within Trinity and her involvement as examiner, reviewer, editorial board member and member of national and international committees and organisations.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Keogh B, Daly L, Sharek D, de Vries J,McCann E, & Higgins A, Sexual health promotion: Participants' perspectives on capacity building, Health Education Journal , 75, (1), 2016, p47 - 60Journal Article, 2016, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Begley, C., Elliott, N., Lalor, J., & Higgins, A. , Perceived Outcomes of Research and Audit Activities of Clinical Specialists in Ireland. , Clinical Nurse Specialist,, 29, (2), 2015, p100 - 111Journal Article, 2015, DOI
  • Varley J, Higgins A, Elliott N, Begley C, Normand C, Clarke M, Banka P, The role of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse [ESN] in the Irish healthcare system and the impact on patient's satisfaction with care, 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2015, Galway, Ireland, 30-31st March 2015, http://programme.exordo.com/nursingmidwifery2015/delegates/presentation/86/, 2015Published Abstract, 2015, URL
  • Keogh B, Callaghan P, & Higgins A, 'Managing preconceived expectations': mental health service users experiences of going home from hospital: a grounded theory study, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 22, (9), 2015, p653 - 746Journal Article, 2015, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Elliott, N; Pembroke, S; White, M; Pender, N; Doherty, C; Higgins, A, How2tell - the collaborative development of an evidence-based resource for self-disclosure strategies for people with epilepsy: interim results, 31st International Epilepsy Congress (IEC), Istanbul, Turkey, 5-9th September , 2015Poster, 2015
  • Higgins, A., Doyle, L., Downes, C., Morrissey, J., Costello, P.,Brennan, M & Nash, M., There is more to risk and safety planning than dramatic risks: mental health nurses' risk assessment and safety management practice., International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, (2), 2016, p159 - 170Journal Article, 2016, DOI
  • Higgins, A., Doyle, L., Morrissey, J., Downes, C., Gill, A. & Bailey, J., Documentary analysis of risk assessment and safety planning policies and tools in a mental health context. , International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, (4), 2016, p385 - 395Journal Article, 2016, DOI
  • Higgins, A., Carroll, M., and Sharek, D., Impact of perinatal mental health education on student midwives' knowledge, skills and attitudes: A pre/post evaluation of a module of study, Nurse Education Today, 36, 2016, p364 - 369Journal Article, 2016, DOI
  • Keogh B, Doyle L, Higgins A, et al. , Developing e Learning Materials in Mental Health - Findings from Key Stakeholder Consultations , 16th Heath care Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin, 5th November 2015, 2015Oral Presentation, 2015
  • Stickley, T., Higgins, A., Meade, O., Sitsvast, J., Doyle, L. Ellilä, H., Jormfeldt, H., Keogh, B., Lahti, M., Skärsäter, I., Vuokila-Oikkonen P., Kilkku, N., 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, 2016, p155 - 163Journal Article, 2016, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Doyle, L., Higgins, A., M. Nash, J. Morrissey, M. Brennan, A. Gill, P. Costello, C. Downes , Risk Assessment and Safety Planning in Mental Health Nursing Services, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th and 5th November, 2015Oral Presentation, 2015
  • Elliott N, Pembroke S, White M, Pender N, Doherty C, & Higgins A., How2tell- the collaborative development of an evidence-based resource for self-disclosure strategies for people with epilepsy: interim results, Epilepsia, 31st International Epilepsy Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 5-9 September 2015, 56, (Suppl 1), Epilepsia Wiley, 2015, pp180 - 181Published Abstract, 2015, DOI , URL
  • O'Malley D, Higgins, A Smith V , Postpartum sexual health: a principle based concept analysis, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71, (10), 2015, p2247 - 2257Journal Article, 2015, DOI
  • Sharek, D.B., Mccann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Higgins, A., Older LGBT people's experiences and concerns with healthcare professionals and services in Ireland, International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10, (3), 2015, p230-240Journal Article, 2015, DOI
  • McGrath, D., Higgins, A., Implementing and evaluating reflective practice group sessions, Nurse Education in Practice, 6, (3), 2006, p175-181Journal Article, 2006
  • Elliott, N., Begley, C., Sheaf, G., Higgins, A, Barriers and enablers to advanced practitioners' ability to enact their leadership role: A scoping review, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 60, 2016, p24 - 45Journal Article, 2016, DOI , URL
  • Coyne I, Comiskey C, Lalor J, Higgins A, Elliott N, Begley C., An exploration of clinical practice in sites with and without clinical nurse or midwife specialists or advanced nurse practitioners, in Ireland, BMC Health Services Research, 16, (1), 2016, p151-Journal Article, 2016, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Doyle, L., de Vries, J., Higgins, A., Keogh, B., McBennett, P. & O'Shea, M., A mixed methods longitudinal evaluation of a one-day mental health wellness intervention. , Health Education Journal, 76, (2), 2017, p244 - 256Journal Article, 2017, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • De Vries, J., Begley, T., Downes, C., Doyle, L., McCann, E., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., and Higgins, A., Happiness and mental health in the LGBT community in Ireland, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 November, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery, 2016Oral Presentation, 2016
  • Keogh B, McBennett P, De Vries, J.,Higgins A, O'Shea M, and Doyle, L., Prisoners Perceptions of a Mental Health Wellness Workshop, International Journal of Prisoner Health, 13, (2), 2017, p81 - 90Journal Article, 2017, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A, Tuohy T, Murphy R, Begley C , Mothers with mental health problems: contrasting experiences of support within maternity services in the Republic of Ireland, Midwifery , 36, 2016, p28 - 34Journal Article, 2016, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A, Tuohy T Murphy R Begley C, Mothers with mental health problems: contrasting experiences of support within maternity services in the Republic of Ireland , Midwifery, 36, 2016, p28 - 34Journal Article, 2016
  • Downes, C; Gill, A; Doyle, L; Morrissey, J; Higgins, A , Mental health nurses' attitudes towards risk assessment and safety planning in a recovery oriented context , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 23, (3-4), 2016, p188 - 197Journal Article, 2016
  • Arkins B; Begley C; Higgins A , Measures for Screening for Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 23 , (3-4), 2016, p217 - 235Journal Article, 2016, DOI , URL
  • Higgins A, Sharek D, Glacken M, Building resilience in the face of adversity: Navigation processes used by older LGBT adults living in Ireland, Journal of Clinical Nursing , 25, (23-24), 2016, p3652 - 3664Journal Article, 2016
  • Sexuality and mental health: impact of gender and sexual orientation in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in, editor(s)M Chambers , The Craft of Caring, London , Barker London Hodder Arnold , 2016, [Higgins, A; Brosnan L]Book Chapter, 2016
  • Bainbridge E, Hallahan B, McGuinness D, Higgins A, Murphy K, Gunning P, Newell J, McDonald C, A prospective study of attitudes towards involuntary admission and their clinical determinants in patients from acute illness through to recovery, Schizophrenia Bulletin, 41, (1), 2015, pS161 - S162Journal Article, 2015
  • Bainbridge E, Hallahan B, McGuinness D, Higgins A, Murphy K, Gunning P, Newell J, McDonald C, A prospective study of attitudes towards involuntary admission and their clinical determinants in patients from acute illness through to recovery, 41, (1), 2015, ppS161 - S162Published Abstract, 2015
  • Higgins A, Hevey D, Gibbons P, O'Connor C, Boyd F, McBennett P., & Monaghan M, Impact of co-facilitated information programmes on outcomes for service users and family members: the EOLAS programmes (Paper 2) , Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34, (1), 2017, p29 - 37Journal Article, 2017, DOI
  • Pembroke, S, Higgins, A., Pender, N, Elliott, N , Becoming comfortable with "my" epilepsy: strategies that patients use in the journey from diagnosis to acceptance, Epilepsy & Behavior, 70, 2017, p217 - 223Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Keogh B, Doyle L, Ellila H, Higgins A, Jormfeldt H, Lahti M, Meade O, Silvast J, Skarsater I, Stickley T & Kilkku N, Developing e-learning materials in mental health: The Ementhe Project, Mental Health Practice, 20, (5), 2017, p36 - 37Journal Article, 2017, DOI
  • Higgins A; Downes C; Daly L; Begley T; DeVries J; Sharek D, Developing and Testing the SH-PET Tool to Measure the Impacts of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion, National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 7, (4), 2017, p54-Journal Article, 2017, URL
  • Pandor Abdullah, Kaltenthaler Eva, Higgins Agnes, Lorimer Karen, Smith Shubulade, Wylie Kevan, Wong Ruth, Sexual health risk reduction interventions for people with severe mental illness: a systematic review , BMC public health , 15 , (1 ), 2015, p138 -Journal Article, 2015, TARA - Full Text
  • Watts M; Higgins A , Narratives of recovery from mental illness. The role of peer support , London and New York , Routledge Taylor and Francis Grouo, 2017, 1 - 151ppBook, 2017
  • Higgins A; McDaid S, Mental Health in Ireland; Policy, Practice and Law. , Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2014, 1 - 284ppBook, 2014
  • All of me: embracing sexuality as a dimension of care in, J Cooper and D Cooper , Palliative Care-Mental Health, Londin, Radcliffe Publishing, 2012, pp126 - 146, [Higgins A ]Book Chapter, 2012
  • Substance Misuse: gender sensitive practice beyond binary divisions in, editor(s)Cooper D , Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use, Oxford , CRC Press, Taylor &Francis group, 2017, pp187 - 205, [Higgins A, Gill A ]Book Chapter, 2017
  • Wiese, A., Kilty, C., Bergin, C., Flood, C., Fu, N., Horgan, M., Higgins, A., Maher, B., O'Kane, G., Prihodova, L., Slattery, D., Bennett, D., Protocol for a Realist Review of Workplace Learning in Postgraduate Medical Education and Training , Systematic Reviews:Open Access, 6, (10), 2017, p1 - 6Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Higgins A, Hevey D, Gibbons P, O' Connor C, Boyd F, McBennett P, Monahan M, A participatory approach to the development of a co-produced and co-delivered information programme for users of services and family members: the EOLAS programme (paper 1), Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34, (1), 2017, p19 - 27Journal Article, 2017
  • Georgieva I; Bainbridge E; McGuinness D; Maguire J; Murphy K; Higgins A; McDonald C; Hallahan B, Opinions of key stakeholders concerning involuntary admission of patients under the Mental Health Act 2001, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34 , (4), 2017, p223 - 232Journal Article, 2017
  • Smith S, Casey D , Cooney A, Higgins A, Mc Guinness D, Bainbridge E, Keys M, Georgieva I, Brosnan L, Beecher C, Hallahan B, McDonald C, Murphy K, A qualitative exploration of stakeholders' perspectives of involuntary admission under the Mental Health Act 2001 in the RoI, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26, (6), 2017, p554 - 569Journal Article, 2017
  • Murphy R, McGuiness, D, Bainbridge E, Felzmann H, Brosnan L, Keys M, Murphy K, Hallahan, B, Higgins A, McDonald C, Service users' experiences of mental health Tribunals in Ireland: mixed reaction, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 34, (4), 2017, p233 - 242Journal Article, 2017
  • Murphy R, McGuiness D, Bainbridge E, Felzmann H, Brosnan L, Keys M, Murphy K, Hallahan, B, McDonald C, Higgins A, Service users' experiences of involuntary hospital admission under the Mental Health Act 2001 in the Republic of Ireland: highlighting the need for person-centred care, Psychiatric Services , 68, (11), 2017, p1127 - 1135Journal Article, 2017
  • Bainbridge E, Hallahan B, McGuinness D, Murphy K, Higgins A, McDonald C, A three month follow up study evaluating clinical change and attitudes towards involuntary admission in individuals detained under the MHA 2001, Schizophrenia Research, 153, (suppl. 1), 2014, pS162 - S163Journal Article, 2014
  • Gibbons P, Higgins A, Hevey D, Monaghan M, O' Connor C, An evaluation of the EOLAS psychoeducation programme for service users: An innovative approach to collaboration between clinicians and 'experts by experience', 24th European Congress of Psychiatry European Psychiatry , 33, 2016, ppS565-Published Abstract, 2016
  • Doyle, L., Heikki, E., Jormfeldt, H., Lahti, M, Higgins, A., Keogh, B., Meade, O., Sitvast, J., Skärsäter, I., Stickley, T. & Kilkku, N., Preparing Masters level mental health nurses to work within a wellness paradigm: Findings from the eMenthe project, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27 , (2), 2017, p823 - 832Journal Article, 2017, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Keogh, B., Skärsäter, I., Doyle, L., Heikki, E., Jormfeldt, H., Lahti, M, Higgins, A., Meade, O., Sitvast, J., Stickley, T. & Kilkku, N., Working with Families Affected by Mental Distress: Stakeholders perceptions of Mental Health Nurses Educational Needs , Issues in Mental Health Nursing , 38, (10), 2017, p822 - 828Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Morrissey, J., Doyle, L., & Higgins, A. , Self-harm: From risk management to relational and recovery-orientated care, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice , 13, (1), 2018, p34 - 43Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Higgins A; Downes C; Carroll M; Gill A; Monahan M , There is more to perinatal mental health care than depression: public health nurses' reported engagement and competence in perinatal mental health care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (3-4), 2017, pE476 - E487Journal Article, 2017, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Supportive decision making in, Cooper D , Palliative care within mental health: ethical practice , New York and London, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2019, pp277 - 292, [Hynes G; Higgins A ]Book Chapter, 2019
  • Downes C, Carroll M Gill A, Monahan M, Higgins A, Practice nurses' knowledge and competence in relation to perinatal mental health care, Practice Nursing, 28, (12), 2017, p542 - 551Journal Article, 2017, DOI
  • Lahti, M., Ellila, H., Jormfeldt, H., Skarsatar, I., Doyle, L., Higgins, A., Keogh, B., Meade, O., Stickley, T, Sitvast, J. & Kikku, N. , 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), 2018, p143 - 154Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Higgins A, Hevey D, Gibbons P, O'Connor C, Boyd F, McBennett P., & Monaghan M, Outcomes of a co-facilitation skills training programme for mental health service users, family members and clinicians: the EOLAS project., International Journal of Mental Health, 27, (2), 2018, p911 - 921Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • Martin A, Kenny M, Besani C., Clinton F, Eustace-Cook J, Coyne I, Higgins, A, Storey L, Hynes, G, Fortune G, Social support interventions for parents of children with cancer: A systematic review protocol., Psycho-Oncology, 26, 2017, p117-118Journal Article, 2017, URL
  • Nash M, McDonagh C, Culhane A, Noone I and Higgins A, Rapid Tranquillisation: An audit of Irish mental health nursing practice, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27, (5), 2018Journal Article, 2018
  • Keogh B, Brennan M, Doyle L, Higgins A, Holme I, Morrissey J, Accessing Recovery within the Prison Environment: An Evaluation of a Peer Mentorship Programme , 6th European Conference on Mental Health (ECMH), Berlin , 4th - 6th October , 2017Oral Presentation, 2017
  • Higgins A, Downes C, Monahan M, Gill A, Lamb SA, Carroll M, Barriers to midwives and nurses addressing mental health issues with women during the perinatal period: The Mind Mothers study, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (9-10), 2018Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • O Malley D, Higgins A, Begley C, Daly D, Smith V, Prevalence of and risk factors associated with sexual health issues in primiparous women at 6 and 12 months postpartum; a longitudinal prospective cohort study (the MAMMI study), BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18, (196), 2018Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • O'Keeffe, D., Keogh, B., Kearney, A., Senf, C., Clarke, M., & Higgins, A , A meta-synthesis of service users' perceptions of the meaning of and influences on recovery in 'psychotic illness': Implications for research and practice. , Refocus on Recovery , Nottingham,, 2017, pp84 - 85Oral Presentation, 2017
  • O'Keeffe, D., Keogh, B., Kearney, A., Senf, C., Clarke, M., & Higgins, A, A systematic review and meta-synthesis of service users' perceptions of the meaning of and influences on recovery in psychosis, 5th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference: Deconstructing Schizophrenia Towards Targeted Treatment , Florence, Italy, edited by R. Kahn , 2016, pp97 - 126Poster, 2016
  • O'Keeffe, D., Keogh, B., Kearney, A., Senf, C., Clarke, M., & Higgins, A, A systematic review and meta-synthesis of service users' perceptions of the meaning of and influences on recovery in psychosis, Annual Meeting of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing , Dublin Ireland , 2016Poster, 2016
  • Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, Improving Traveller mental health - the role of co-production: findings from an evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny. , IIMHN/COMMUNE Conference:Informing mental health nursing practice, education, and research through co production, Dublin, Ireland, 17th and 18th May, 2018Oral Presentation, 2018
  • Kilty C, Wiese A, Bergin C, Flood P, Fu N, Horgan M, Higgins A, Maher B, O'Kane G, Prihodova L, Slattery D, Stoyanov S, Bennett D, A National Stakeholder Consensus Study of Challenges and Priorities for Clinical Learning Environments in Postgraduate Medical Education, BMC Medical Education BMC series - open , 17, (1), 2017, p226 - 232Journal Article, 2017
  • Carroll M, Downes C, Gill A, Nagal U, Madden D, Monahan M, Higgins A, Knowledge, confidence, skills and practices among Midwives in the Republic of Ireland in relation to perinatal mental health care: The Mind Mothers study, Midwifery, 64, 2018, p29 - 37Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Murphy R; Higgins A , The Complex Terrain of Peer Support in Mental Health: what does it all mean? , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 5, (7), 2018, p441 - 448Journal Article, 2018
  • Murphy R, Keogh B, Higgins A, Erosion of Meaning in Life: African Asylum Seekers Experiences of Asylum in Ireland, Journal of Refugee Studies, 32, (2), 2019, p278 - 301Journal Article, 2019, TARA - Full Text
  • Sexuality and Intimacy in, editor(s)MacLeod R., van den Block , Textbook of Palliative Car, Cham , Springer, 2019, pp1 - 21, [Higgins A., Hynes G]Book Chapter, 2019
  • Skärsäter I, Keogh B, Louise Doyle L, Ellilä H, Jormfeldt H, Lahti M, Higgins A, Meade O, Sitvast J, Stickley T, Kilkku N, 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 , 32, 2018, p138 - 146Journal Article, 2018, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins, A., Downes, C., Varley, J., Tyrell, E., Normand, C., Doherty, C., Begley, C. & Elliott, N, Patients with epilepsy care experiences: Comparison between services with and without an epilepsy specialist nurse., Epilepsy & Behavior, 85, 2018, p85 - 94Journal Article, 2018, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Begley, T. Higgins A., McKee G. , Information Needs and Sources of Information of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning (LGBQ) Adolescents in relation to sexuality and sexual health, Scholarship and Research with Children and Young People in Ireland, UCD Health Sciences Centre, 24th August , 2018, pp19-Poster, 2018
  • Higgins, A., Downes, C., Varley, J., Doherty, C. P., Begley, C., & Elliott, N., Rising to the challenge: Epilepsy specialist nurses as leaders of service improvements and change (SENsE study)., Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, 63, 2018, p40 - 47Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., Sharek D. and De Vries J., Capacity building in sexual health promotion: a longitudinal evaluation of a training-the-trainer programme in Ireland, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 36, (1), 2021, p46 - 67Journal Article, 2021, URL
  • Agnes Higgins, Carmel Downes, Jarleth Varley, Colin P. Doherty, Cecily Begley, Naomi Elliott, Evidence‐based practice among epilepsy specialist nurses in the Republic of Ireland: Findings from the SENsE study, Journal of Nursing Management, 27, 2019, p840 - 847Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • O'Connor P., Daly L. and Higgins A., Partners' experiences of living with a person with an eating disorder: A grounded theory study, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75, 2019, p1741 - 1750Journal Article, 2019, URL
  • Higgins A, Downes C, Varley J, Doherty C, Begley C, Elliott N, Supporting and empowering people with epilepsy: Contribution of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurses (SENsE study), Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, 71, 2019, p42 - 49Journal Article, 2019, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Frain, S; Chambers L; Donohue G, Patients Experiences of Mental Health Nurse Prescribing in Their Homes, 38th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , Feb 2019, 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Higgins A, Downes C, Sheaf G, Bus E, Connell S, Hafford-Letchfield T, Jurček A, Pezzella A, Rabelink I, Robotham G, Urek M, van der Vaart N & Keogh B, Pedagogical principles and methods underpinning education of health and social care practitioners on experiences and needs of older LGBT+ people: findings from a systematic review, Nurse Education in Practice , 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Elliott, Naomi, Sinead Pembroke, Mary Quirke, Niall Pender, and Agnes Higgins. , Disclosure Strategies in Adults with Epilepsy When Telling, "I Have Epilepsy": The How2tell Study., Epilepsia, 60, (10), 2019, p2048 - 2059Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Bainbridge E, Hallahan, B, McGuiness D, Gunning P, Keys M, Brosnan L, Felzmann H, Newell J, Higgins A, Murphy K, McDonald C, Predictors of involuntary patients' satisfaction with care: a prospective follow-up study., British Journal of Psychiatry open, 4, 2018, p492 - 500Journal Article, 2018
  • McGuiness D, Murphy K, Bainbridge E, Hallahan, B, Keys M, Brosnan L, Felzmann H, McDonald C, Higgins A, , Preserving Control - a qualitative study of individuals' experiences of involuntary admission , British Journal of Psychiatry Open, 4, 2018, 501 - 509Journal Article, 2018
  • de Vries JMA, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy, R, Begley, T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S & Higgins A , An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community,, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 24, (1), 2020, p40 - 76Journal Article, 2020, URL
  • Higgins A, Hevey D, Downes C, Boyd F, Cusack N, Monahan M, Gibbons P, Family members' perspectives on the acceptability and impact of a co-facilitated information programme: the EOLAS mental health programme, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 2019Journal Article, 2019
  • Higgins A; Downes C, Hevey D, Boyd F, Cusack N, Monahan M, Gibbons P, Evaluation of a co-facilitated information and learning mental health programme for Service Users: the EOLAS Programme, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 37, (2), 2020, p89 - 98Journal Article, 2020
  • Higgins, A., Gibbons, P., Downes, C., Doyle, L.,Hevey, D., Monahan, M., Kroll, T., Barry, J., Eustace-Cook, J.& Murphy, R. , Scoping review of factors influencing the implementation of group psychoeducational initiatives for people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families. , Journal of Mental Health, 31, (6), 2022, p859 - 872Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • Higgins, A., Murphy, R., Downes, C., Varley, J., Begley, C., & Elliott, N., Factors influencing the implementation of Epilepsy Specialist Nurse role: Using the Consolidation Framework for Implementation Research, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 2020, p1352- 1364Journal Article, 2020, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Morrissey J, Higgins A. , Attenuating Anxieties": A grounded theory study of mental health nurses' responses to clients with suicidal behaviour, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28, (5-6), 2019, p947 - 958Journal Article, 2019
  • Higgins A; Hynes G, Meeting the needs of people who identify as LGBTQ in palliative care settings , Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 21, (4), 2019, p286 - 290Journal Article, 2019, URL
  • McDonagh T, Higgins A, Archer J, Galavan E, Sheaf G, Doyle L, The lived experience of adults with a borderline personality disorder diagnosis: a systematic review protocol , JBI database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep , 17, 2019, p1 - 9Journal Article, 2019, URL
  • Grounded Theory Review: an International Journal, Mill Valley, Sociology Press, [eds.], 2016-2019Editorial Board, 2016
  • Kenny M, Higgins A, Fortune G, Clinton F, Storey L, Smith O, Hilliard C, Hynes G , The Isolation of being in Isolation , 9th Annual Research and Audit Conference , Crumlin Hospital Dublin, 17th May 2019, 2019, 39-Poster, 2019, URL
  • Kenny M, Duffy K, Hynes G, Fortune G, Smith O, Hilliard C, O'Rourke M, Higgins A , Breaking News to Children. , 9th Annual Research and Audit Conference, Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin Hospital Dublin , 17th May 2019, 2019, 38 -Poster, 2019, URL
  • Keogh B, Doyle L, Murphy E, Sheaf G, Watts M, Higgins A, Mental Health Service Users Motivations for Coming off Medication: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland,, 6-7 March, 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Morrissey J, Higgins A, 'When my worst fear happened': Mental health nurses' responses to the death of a client through suicide, Breaking Down Walls - Building Bridges World Congress IASP, Derry, Northern Ireland, 17-21 Sept 2019, 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, & McCann T, Evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse: Service User Perspectives, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 41, (9), 2020, p799 - 806Journal Article, 2020, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Byrne, M. A., De Vries, J. M. A. & Higgins, A., Exploring the Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Depression, Trinity Health & Education International Research Conference 2020, , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland., 3-5 March 2020, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • A Higgins, M Kenny, O Smith, G Fortune, O O'Neill, G Hynes, Staff Stresses and Rewards in Pediatric Cancer, 66, 2018, ppS468 - S469Published Abstract, 2018
  • A Higgins, M Kenny, O Smith, G Fortune, O O'Neill, G Hynes, Staff Stresses and Rewards in Pediatric Cancer, PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, 66, 2018, pS468 - S469Journal Article, 2018
  • Adams B, Vallières F, Duncan J.A, Higgins A, Eaton J, Stakeholder Perspectives of Community Mental Health Forums: A qualitative study in Sierra Leone, International Journal of Mental Health Systems , 14, (1), 2020, p1 - 13Journal Article, 2020
  • Murphy R, Keogh B, Higgins A , An embodied distress: African asylum seekers' experiences of mental distress while awaiting an asylum outcome in Ireland, Transcultural Psychiatry , 58, (2), 2021, p239 - 253Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Kenny, M., Darcy-Bewick, S., Martin, A., Eustace-Cook, J., Hilliard, C., Clinton, F., Storey, L., Coyne, I., Murray, K., Duffy, K., Fortune, G., Smith, O., Higgins, A., Hynes, Geralyn., You are at rock bottom: A qualitative systematic review of the needs of bereaved parents as they journey through the death of their child to cancer, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology , 38, (6), 2020, p761 - 781Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • A Higgins, G Hynes, Meeting the Needs of People Who Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer in Palliative Care Settings, Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing , 21, (4), 2019, p286 - 290Journal Article, 2019
  • McDonagh T, Higgins A, Archer J, Galavan E, Sheaf G, Doyle L, Lived experiences of adults with borderline personality disorder: a qualitative systematic review protocol, JBI Evidence Synthesis , 18, (3), 2020Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • McHugh, Á., Hughes, M., Higgins, A., Buckley, T., Cashin, A., Casey, M., & Rohde, D., Non-medical prescribers: prescribing within practice, Journal of Prescribing Practice, 2, (2), 2020, p68 - 77Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Higgins, A., Murphy, R., Barry, J., Eustace-Cook, J., Monahan, M., Kroll, T., Hevey, D., Doyle, L., & Gibbons, P. , Scoping review of factors influencing the implementation of group psychoeducational initiatives for people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families, Journal of mental health , 2020, p1 - 14Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Casey, M., Rohde, D., Higgins, A., Buckely, T., Cashin, A., Fong, J., Hughes, M., & McHugh. A. , "Providing a Complete Episode of Care": A Survey of Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife Prescribing Behaviours and Practices, Journal of Clinical Nursing , 29, (1-2), 2020, p152 - 162Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Higgins, A., Murphy, R., Downes, C., Barry, J., Monahan, M., Doyle, L. and Gibbons, P. , Beyond the moment: Influence of a co‐facilitated education intervention on practitioners' recovery beliefs and practices., International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 29, (6), 2020, p1067 - 1078Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • O'Malley D, Smith V, Higgins A, Women's solutioning and strategising in relation to their postpartum sexual health: A qualitative study, Midwifery, 77, 2019, p53 - 59Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • O'Keeffe, D., Keogh, B., Kearney, A., Senf, C., Clarke, M. and Higgins, A. , The Meaning of and Influences on Recovery in Psychosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Synthesis of Service User Perspectives., 10, 2016, pp110 - 110Published Abstract, 2016
  • O'Keeffe, D., Keogh, B., Clarke, M. and Higgins, A.,, Development of a Theoretical Framework for Understanding Meaning in Life in the Context of Mental Health Recovery in Western Europe, Early Intervention In Psychiatry, 12, 2018, p212 - 212Journal Article, 2018
  • Nathaniel A, Andrews T, Barfod T, Christiansen Ó, Gordon E, Hämäläinen M, Higgins A, Holton J, Johnston T, Lowe A, Stillman S, Simmons O, Thulesius H, How Classic Grounded Theorists Teach the Method, The Grounded Theory Review, 18, (13), 2019Journal Article, 2019
  • Rafferty L, Daly D, Higgins A, Anxiety in pregnancy and at three months postpartum: prevalence and associated factors in a cohort of nulliparous women, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 March , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Frain S, Chambers L, Donohue G, Higgins A , Patients Experiences of Mental Health Nurse Prescribing in a Home Based Treatment Setting , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 March , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Rafferty L, Daly D, Higgins A, Prevalence of anxiety and factors associated with anxiety during pregnancy and at three months postpartum, Annual Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, National Maternity Hospital and Rotunda Hospital Perinatal Mental Health Study Day, Dalrymple Theatre, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, 4th February , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Rafferty L, Daly D, Higgins A, Anxiety in pregnancy and at three months postpartum: prevalence and co-morbidity in a cohort of first-time mothers, Institute of Community Health Nursing Conference, Clayton Hotel, Lucan, Co Dublin, Ireland, 1st May , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Atkinson J, Smith V, Carroll M, Sheaf G, Higgins A , 6-7 March 2019who experience Mental Distress in the Postnatal Period: A Systematic Review and Meta-synthesis, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 March, 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Atkinson J, Smith V, Carroll M, Sheaf G, Higgins A , Perspectives of Partners of Mothers who experience Mental Distress in the Postnatal Period: A Systematic Review and Meta-synthesis, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 March , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Keogh B, Doyle L, Murphy E, Sheaf G, Watts M, Higgins A , Mental Health Service Users Motivations for Coming off Medication: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 March , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • O Malley D, Smith V, Higgins A , Women's solutioning and strategising in relation to their postpartum sexual health: a qualitative descriptive study , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 March , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • McGuinness D, Higgins A, Murphy K, McDonald C, Hallahan B, Keys M, Brosnan L, Felzmann H, Bainbridge E , 'Preserving Control': a Straussian Grounded Theory of individuals' experiences across the trajectory of their involuntary admission , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 March , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019
  • Elliott N, Higgins A & Pembroke S, Experiences of People with Epilepsy When Disclosing 'I Have Epilepsy': A Grounded Theory Study for How2tell, 25th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 27-29 October , 2019Oral Presentation, 2019, URL
  • McDonagh, T, Higgins, A, Galavan, E, Archer, J. and Doyle, L , The lived experience of adults with a borderline personality disorder: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence , BIGSPD 19th Annual Conference, Cardiff, Wales, 20-22 March, edited by BIGSPD , 2018, pp48 - 49Oral Presentation, 2018
  • Higgins A , Young LGBT people's mental health: findings from LGBTIreland Report at Future proofing youth mental health, 4th International Association for Youth Mental Health , Burlington Dublin , 24th-26th September, 2017Oral Presentation, 2017
  • O'Keeffe, D., Keogh, B., Kearney, A., Senf, C., Clarke, M., & Higgins, A. , The meaning of and influences on recovery in psychosis: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of service user perspectives, IEPA 10th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health - Looking Back, Moving Forward, Milan, Italy, edited by P. McGorry , Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd, 2016, pp109 - 112Published Abstract, 2016, DOI
  • Doyle, L., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., Higgins, A., McCann, E. , Self-harm and suicide attempts among LGBTI people in Ireland, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 November, 2016Oral Presentation, 2016
  • Nash M, Noone I, Culhane A, McDonagh C, Higgins A, Rapid tranquilisation: An audit of Irish mental health nursing practice, Network of Psychiatric Nursing Research, Nottingham, UK, 15-16 October , 2016Oral Presentation, 2016
  • O'Malley D., Smith V. & Higgins A., Help-seeking behaviour of women experiencing sexual health issues at 6 and 12 months after birth. What helped and did not help? The MAMMI study - Sexual health strand, Proceedings of the Minding Mothers with Morbidities Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, November, 2016Oral Presentation, 2016
  • Higgins A, Varley J, Begley C, Whyte M, Breen A Doherty C, Norman C, Elliott N, The impact of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse [ESN] role in managing people with epilepsy in the Irish healthcare setting - Results from the SENsE study, American Epilepsy Society, 69th Annual Conference , Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, 4-8th December , 2015Poster, 2015
  • Carroll M; Daly, D; Higgins, A; Begley, C , The process of implementing a model of perceptorship in Direct Entry Midwifery Education in Ireland, 1st Jordanian International Nursing Council Conference.Nursing: Global Citizenship , Amman, Jordan, 25- 27th April, 2006Oral Presentation, 2006
  • Hafford-Letchfield T , van der Vaart N, Rabelink I; Bus Ea, Pezzella, A, O'Connell S, Higgins A, Keogh, B; Urek M, Jurček A, Robotham G, BEING ME: Promoting best practices in LGBT ageing care through inclusive professional and vocational education, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress , Gothenburg, Sweden. , 22-25 May , 2019Poster, 2019
  • Skärsäter I; Henrika J; Kilkku, N; Callaghan, P; Van Dommelen R; Heikki E; Doyle L; Keogh B; Higgins A , To enhance Master's level education in mental health practice with eLearning materials - eMenthe: an European project , 19th International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) conference, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm:, August 24-26, 2015, pp42-Poster, 2015
  • McDonagh, T, Higgins, A and Doyle, L , Experiences of Diagnosis and Disclosure of Borderline Personality Disorder (EDD Study), 17th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 22-23 June, 2018Poster, 2018
  • O Keefe D, Keogh B, Higgins A , 'Development of a Theoretical Framework for Understanding Meaning in Life in the Context of Mental Health Recovery in Western Europe, IEPA 11 conference, Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts., 7-10 October , 2018Poster, 2018
  • Bainbridge E, Hallahan B, McGuinness D, Higgins A, Murphy K, Gunning P, Newell J and McDonald C, A three month follow-up study evaluating changes in clinical profile and attitudes towards involuntary admission, Royal College of Psychiatrists, General Adult meeting, London, 7th December , 2015Poster, 2015
  • Bainbridge E, Hallahan B, McGuinness D, Higgins A, Murphy K, Gunning P, Newell J and McDonald C, A prospective study of attitudes towards involuntary admission and their clinical determinants in patients from acute illness through to recovery, International congress of schizophrenia research, Colorado USA, 30th March , 2015Poster, 2015
  • Bainbridge E, Hallahan B, McGuinness D, Higgins A, Murphy K, Gunning P, Newell J and McDonald C , A three month follow up study evaluating clinical change and attitudes towards involuntary admission in individuals detained under the MHA 2001, Schizophrenia International Research Society, Florence, Italy , 05 - 09 April , 2014Poster, 2014
  • Leavy, C; Sharek, D; Carroll, M; Higgins, A , 'It opened my mind': An Evaluation of a Module on Motherhood and Mental Health , The Fifth Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing: 'Recovery and clinical risk management: An oxymoron, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, 10 April, 2014Poster, 2014
  • Leavy, C; O'Shea, M; Hevey, D; M; Monahan, M; McBennett, P; Higgins, A, Pre and post-test outcome of four day facilitation training programme on participant's knowledge, skills and confidence, Fifth Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental health Nursing: 'Recovery and clinical risk management: An oxymoron', Trinity College Dublin, 10 April, 2014Poster, 2014
  • O'Shea, M; Monahan, M; McBennett, P; Leavy. C; Hevey, D; Higgins, A, Impact of a four day facilitation training programme on participants knowledge, skills and confidence: qualitative findings, The Fifth Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental health Nursing: 'Recovery and clinical risk management: An oxymoron', Trinity College Dublin, 10 April , 2014Poster, 2014
  • Keogh, B; Doyle, L: Higgins, A; Kilkku, N; Eilila H; Jormfeldt H et al , Developing Master's level elearning material in mental health- Phase one consulting with key stakeholders , 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference: 'Fundamentals of Nursing & Midwifery Practice', Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 19-20 February, 2014, pp80-Poster, 2014
  • Kilkku, N., Callaghan, P., van Dommelen, R., Doyle, L., Ellilä, H., Higgins, A., Jormfeldt, H.,Keogh, B., van de Sande, R., Skärsäter, I., Stickley, T., Vuokila-Oikkonen, P. , eMenthe: a European co-operation project to enhance Master's level education in mental health practice with eLearning materials, Horatio, European Psychiatric Nursing Congress , Istanbul, 31 Oct- 2 Nov, 2013Poster, 2013
  • Bainbridge E; McGuinness, D; Murphy, K; Higgins, A; Hallahan, B; McDonald, C , The clinical profile of individuals transferred to approved centres under the Mental Health Act 2001 and subsequently not detained, Irish College of Psychiatrists, Dublin, April, 2013Poster, 2013
  • Breen, M., Boyd, F. Hogan, P., O'Brien, A., Lakes, D., Sharek, D., McBennett, P., O'Connor, C., Gibbons, P., Gregan, L., Brassil, D., McFeely, S., Hevey, D., and Higgins, A , 'I know that I have the right to ask': Findings from the evaluation of the EOLAS programme, Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Symposium III: Advancing Mental Health Nursing., Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland. , 7 June, 2012Poster, 2012
  • Sharek, D., Higgins, A., Nolan, M., Sheerin, B., Flanagan, P., Slaicuinaite, S., Mc Donnell, S., and Walsh, H. , Breaking down the barriers: Outcomes of an interdisciplinary education day on sexuality, 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research & Education Conference "Nursing and Midwifery Practice in a Global Community: Collaborating and Networking for the Future", Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland. , 22-23 February, 2012Poster, 2012
  • Breen, M., Boyd, F. Hogan, P., O'Brien, A., Lakes, D., Sharek, D., McBennett, P., O'Connor, C., Gibbons, P., Gregan, L., Brassil, D., McFeely, S., Hevey, D., and Higgins, A, I know that I have the right to ask': Findings from the evaluation of the EOLAS programme. , Mental Health Commission National Mental Health Services Collaborative Symposium , Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, 7 February , 2012Poster, 2012
  • Houlihan, D., Sharek, D., and Higgins, A , Psychiatric nurses and the support needs of children whose parent has a mental health problem, Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Symposium, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. , 2 June , 2011Poster, 2011
  • Boyd, F., Breen, M., Hevey, D. & Higgins, A. , Involving mental health service users in research: Developing a benchmarking tool for best practice, Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Conference , University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2 June , 2011Poster, 2011
  • Daly L., McCarron M., Higgins A., and McCallion P., Conceptualising Family Care: Using classic grounded theory to understand the process of informal dementia care, Facing the Future, The DSDC's 3rd International Conference, York Race Course, York, United Kingdom, , 14-16th September, 2009Poster, 2009
  • Sheerin, S; Nolan, B; Flanagan, P; Slaicuinaite, S; Mc Donnell, S; Walsh, H; Higgins, A, An Evaluation of SHARE: A Sexuality, Health And Rehabilitation Education Programme For Staff, 2nd Annual Seminar Nursing Research, Audit & Quality in Practice , St. James's Hospital Dublin, 7th April, 2009Poster, 2009
  • Dunn,V; Clarke, D; Loughrey, E; O'Sullivan, F; Larkin, P; Ryan, K; Higgins, A; Rhatigan, J; , Strategic Planning for Palliative Care Education in Ireland, 10th Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care, Budapest, Hungary, June 7 - 9th , 2007Poster, 2007
  • Elliott N, Higgins A, Postgraduate Students' views of a self and peer assessment strategy, Sigma Theta Tau 15th International Nursing research Congress , Dublin, 22-24 July, 2004Poster, 2004
  • Denny M, Higgins, A , The use of a computer assisted learning interactive multimedia package called "admissions" as a self directed learning tool, 4th International Research Conference , School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies Trinity College Dublin, 2003Poster, 2003
  • Byrne M, de Vries Jan, Higgins, A, Cognitive Dissonance and Depression: An Exploration Using Mixed Methods, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • Murphy R, Barry J, Higgins A, Doyle L, Monahan M, Hevey D, Eustace-Cook J, Gibbons P, Factors influencing the implementation of group psychoeducational initiatives in adult mental health services: a systematic review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • Barry J, Lee K, Higgins A, Monahan M, Monahan C, Murphy R, Boyd F, Gibbons P, EOLAS: The Road We Travel - A Participatory Photography Project, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • Higgins A, Watts M, Murphy E, Keogh B, Doyle L, Service users' experiences of coming off psychotropic medication, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • Monahan M, Mestdagh J, Callens J, Sakellari E, Maerten T, Seynhaeve S, et al, Using co-production in an engineering department to teach international healthcare students mental health promotion, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • Begley T, McKee G, Higgins A, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning young people's sources of information on sexual health and sexuality: a systematic review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020Poster, 2020, URL
  • O'Keeffe D, Keogh B, Higgins A, The impact of meaning making in psychosis experiences on Meaning in Life in First Episode Psychosis, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • Boyd, F., Hogan, P., O'Brien, A., Lakes, D., Breen, M., Sharek, D., McBennett, P., O'Connor, C., Gibbons, P., Gregan, L., Brassil, D., McFeely, S., Hevey, D., and Higgins, A , Equality of presence and equality of participation: lessons from the EOLAS collaborative research project, Mental Health Commission National Mental Health Services Collaborative Symposium , Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, 7 Feb, 2012Poster, 2012
  • Barry J, Monahan C, Ferguson S, Murphy R, Monahan M, Downes C, Higgins A, EOLAS PhotoVoice Project: Mental Distress & Recovery Portrayed Through Photography, 39th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference, RSCI, Dublin, 27 Feb, 2020Poster, 2020
  • Nolan, L., McCarron M., Higgins A. and McCallion P., Sensitive subjects and vulnerable participants: managing the qualitative data collection process in dementia research, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 177, (S9), 2008, pS305-Journal Article, 2008, URL
  • Barry, J. Monahan, C. Monahan, M. Murphy, R. Ferguson, S. Lee, K. Bennet, A. Gibbons, P. Higgins, A., 'The Road We Travel': Developing a co-produced narrative for a photovoice project, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28, (4), 2021, p622 - 631Journal Article, 2021
  • Jurcek A, Downes C, Keogh B, Urek M, Sheaf G, Hafford-Letchfield, Buitenkamp C, van der Vaart N, Higgins A, Educating health and social care practitioners on the experiences and needs of older LGBT+ adults: findings from a systematic review, Journal of Nursing Management , 29, (1), 2021, p43 - 57Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Frain, S, Chambers, L, Higgins, A, Donohue, G., 'Not Left in Limbo': Service User Experiences of Mental Health Nurse Prescribing in Home Care Settings, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 42, (7), 2021, p660 - 666Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Higgins, A. Downes, C., Murphy, R., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., DeVries, J. & Doyle, L., LGBT+ young people's perceptions of barriers to accessing mental health services in Ireland., Journal of Nursing Management, 29, (1), 2021, p59 - 67Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Higgins, A., Murphy, R., Downes, C., Barry, J., Monahan, M., Hevey, D., Kroll, T., Doyle, L. & Gibbons, P., Factors impacting the implemenation of a psychoeducation intervention within the mental health system: a multisite studyusing the consolidation framework for implementation research. , BMC Health Services Research, 20, (1023), 2020Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Atkinson J, Smith V, Carroll M, Sheaf G, Higgins A, Perspectives of partners of mothers who experience mental distress in the postnatal period: A systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis, Midwifery, 93, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI , URL
  • Barry, J; Monahan, C; Ferguson, S; Lee, K; Kelly, R; Monahan, M; Murphy, R; Gibbons, P; Higgins, A, I came, I saw, I conquered': Reflections on Participating in a PhotoVoice Project, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice , 6, (4), 2021, p257 - 268Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Hafford‐Letchfield, T., Pezzella, A., Connell, S. Urek, M., Jurček, A., Higgins, A., Keogh, B. et al. , Learning to deliver LGBT+ aged care: Exploring and documenting best practices in professional and vocational education through the World Café method, Ageing & Society , 2021, p1 - 22Journal Article, 2021, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Hannon S, Higgins A, Daly D, Resilience in pregnancy and early motherhood: a principle-based concept analysis, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2020), Online, 10-11 March, 2021Oral Presentation, 2021
  • Keogh, B., Brady, AM, Downes, C., Doyle, L., Higgins, A., McCann, T. & O'Sullivan, K., Mental Health Liaison Nursing and Minority Groups: The Role and Activities of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', School of Nursing and Midwifery, 10th March, 2021Oral Presentation, 2021, URL
  • O'Keefe, D., Keogh, B. & Higgins, A., Optimising support in mental health services for Meaning in Life in psychosis: Service user perspectives, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', School of Nursing and Midwifery, 10th March, 2021Oral Presentation, 2021, URL
  • Doyle, L., Keogh, B., Morrissey, J., Higgins, A. & Downes, C, Accessing Help for Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour in the Emergency Department: The Experiences of Service Users., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', School of Nursing and Midwifery, 10th March, 2021Oral Presentation, 2021, URL
  • Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C., Hypersexuality and dementia- dealing with inappropriate sexual expression, British Journal of Nursing, 13, (22), 2004, p1330 - 1334Journal Article, 2004
  • Nicholl, H; Higgins A, Reflection in preregistration nursing curricula, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 46, (6), 2004, p578 - 585Journal Article, 2004
  • O'Flynn, M; Caffrey, S; Higgins A, Therapists' experience of the obligation to report when working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse, The Irish Journal of Psychology, 24, (1-2), 2003, p58 - 69Journal Article, 2003
  • Higgins, A; Nicholl, H, The experience of lecturers and students in the use of microteaching as a teaching strategy, Nurse Education in Practice, 3, (4), 2003, p220 - 227Journal Article, 2003
  • Denny, M; Higgins, A, The use of computer assisted technology to enhance student psychiatric nurses learning during a practice placement, Nurse Education in Practice, 3, (2), 2003, p80 - 88Journal Article, 2003
  • McCarthy, M; Higgins, A, Moving to an all graduate profession: preparing preceptors for their role, Nurse Education Today, 23, (2), 2003, p89 - 95Journal Article, 2003
  • Action research: a means of changing and improving the clinical learning environment in, editor(s)J, McNiff and G, McNamara , Action Research in Ireland, Dublin, September Books, 2000, [Higgins, A.]Book Chapter, 2000
  • Elliott, N & Higgins A, Post-graduate students' views of a self and peer assessment strategy, 15th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau, Dublin, July, 2004Oral Presentation, 2004
  • Corr B; Higgins A; Frost E, Hardiman, A, Exploring loss of sexuality and intimacy with Motor Neurone Disease patients, 14th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Milan, Italy, 17-19th November , 2003Oral Presentation, 2003
  • Denny, M Higgins, A, The use of a computer assisted learning interactive multimedia package called "admissions" as a self directed learning tool, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies 3rd Annual Research, Trinity College, Dublin, 2003Oral Presentation, 2003
  • Corr B; Higgins A; Frost E, Intimacy and Sexuality in MND/ALS: The patients perspective, findings from a research study, 14th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Milan, Italy, 17-19th November, 2003Oral Presentation, 2003
  • Denny M; Higgins, A, A pilot study addressing the Use of Computer assisted Technology in Teaching Undergraduate Student Nurses, All Ireland Educational Technology Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology, 2003Oral Presentation, 2003
  • Higgins, A; Nicholl, H, An investigation into the teaching and assessment of reflective practice in diploma in nursing curricula in schools of nursing in the Republic of Ireland, RCSI 21st Annual Nursing Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, 22 -23 Feb, 2002Oral Presentation, 2002
  • Nicholl, H., Higgins, A., Reflective Practice in Diploma in Nursing curricula: the tutors views, Trinity College School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies 3rd Annual Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 13-15th Nov, 2002Oral Presentation, 2002
  • Keogh, B., Murphy, E., Doyle, L., Sheaf, G., Watts, M. & Higgins, A., Mental Health Service Users Experiences of Medication Discontinuation: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies , Journal of Mental Health, 31, (2), 2022, p227 - 238Journal Article, 2022, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Kenny M, Duffy K, Hynes G, Fortune G, Smith O, Hilliard C, O'Rourke M, Higgins A , 'It can be difficult to find the right words': Parents' needs when breaking news and communicating to children with cancer and their siblings, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 39, (4), 2021, p571 - 585Journal Article, 2021
  • Barry J; Higgins , Photovoice: An ideal methodology for use within Recovery-oriented Mental Health Research , Issues in Mental Health Nursing , 42, (7), 2021, p676 - 681Journal Article, 2021
  • Watts, M. Murphy, E., Keogh, B., Downes, C., Doyle, L., Higgins, A., Deciding to discontinue prescribed psychotropic medication: a qualitative study of service users' experiences, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 30, (SI), 2021, p1395 - 1406Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Morrissey J, Higgins A, When my worse fear happened": Mental health nurses' responses to the death of a client through suicide , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Hanley, E: Higgins, A , Assessment of practice in intensive care: students' perceptions of a clinical competence assessment tool Part 2'. , Intensive and Critical Care Nursing , 21, (5), 2005, p276 - 283Journal Article, 2005
  • Hanley, E: Higgins, A , Assessment of clinical practice in intensive care: a review of the literature Part 1'. , Intensive and Critical Care Nursing , 21, (5), 2005, p268 - 275Journal Article, 2005
  • Higgins, A; McCarthy, M , Psychiatric nursing students' experiences of having a mentor during their first practice placement: An Irish perspective., Nurse Education in Practice, 5, (4), 2005, p218 - 224Journal Article, 2005
  • Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Neuroleptic medication and sexuality: the forgotten aspect of education and care. , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 12 , (4), 2005, p439 - 446Journal Article, 2005
  • McGrath, D; Higgins, A , Implementing reflective practice group sessions: process and challenges , Nurse Education in Practice , 6, (3), 2006, p175 - 181Journal Article, 2006
  • O'Keeffe D, Keogh B, Higgins A, Meaning in Life in long-term recovery in first-episode psychosis: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Nugent A, Higgins A, Donohue G, 'Walk in my shoes': Nurses expereince of working with seriously ill children: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis , Nursing Children and Young People , 34, (4), 2022, p19 - 25Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • O'Sullivan K, Brady AM, Downes C, Higgins A, Doyle L, McCann T & Keogh B, The role and activities of the Traveller mental health liaison nurse: Findings from a multi-stakeholder evaluation, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • La Verde M, Ferrante M, Lucia F, Copat C, Conti GO, Caruso S, Higgins A, Fiore M, The Management of Perinatal Mental Health Problems: Gaps Still Exist Between Theory and Practice, International Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health Research, 2021Journal Article, 2021
  • O'Malley D, Higgins A, Smith V, Exploring the Complexities of Postpartum Sexual Health, Current Sexual Health Reports , 2021, p1 - 8Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • O Malley D, Smith V, Higgins A, Sexual health issues postpartum: A mixed methods study of women's help-seeking behaviour after the birth of their first baby, Midwifery , 2022Journal Article, 2022, URL
  • Brady C, Fenton C Loughran O, Higgins A, McLoughlin D, Nursing home staff mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 37, (1), 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Byrne, M., Higgins, A. & de Vries, J., Depression and Cognitive Dissonance: an empirical exploration of a close relationship, Contemporary Research in Social Psychology, 1, (1), 2023, p59 - 78Journal Article, 2023, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A, Downes C, Murphy M, Barry J, Monahan M, Doyle L & Gibbons P., Factors Infuencing Attendees' Engagement with Group Psychoeducation: A Multi‑stakeholder Perspective, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 2022Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • Bright, A., Higgins, A., Grealish, A., Women's experiences of prison-based mental healthcare: A systematic review of qualitative literature, International Journal of Prisoner Health, 19, (2), 2023, p181 - 198Journal Article, 2023
  • Smyth S, McFarland J, McGuiness D, SummervilleS, Bainbridge E, Hallahan B, Higgins A, Casey D, Murphy K, McDonald C, A mixed methods study examining perceptions by service-users of their involuntary admission in relation to levels of insight, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2021Journal Article, 2021, URL
  • Fenton C, Higgins A, Brady C, Loughran 0, Hayes B, et al , Exhausted and hollowed out": Experience of Nursing Home Staff in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic, a qualitative study, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , 2022Journal Article, 2022
  • Higgins A, Hybholt L, Meuser 0, Eustace Cook J, Downes C, Morrissey J, Scoping review of peer-led support for people bereaved by suicide, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, (6), 2022, p1 - 12Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • O'Keeffe D, Keogh B, Higgins A, Meaning making in psychosis experiences and its impact on Meaning in Life in first-episode psychosis: An interpretative phenomenological analysis , Comprehensive Psychiatry, 2022Journal Article, 2022
  • Boland M, Higgins A, Sheaf G, Cadogan C, Mobile phone applications to support psychotropic tapering: a scoping review protocol, HRB Open Res, 5, (18), 2022Journal Article, 2022
  • Carroll M, Daly D, Higgins A and Begley C., Supernumerary Preceptorship - the key to learning midwifery skills in the Republic of Ireland, Evidence Based Midwifery, 3, (1), 2005, p39 - 44Journal Article, 2005
  • Hannon S, Higgins A, Gartland D, Brown S, Begley C, Carroll M, Daly D, Maternal mental health in the first year postpartum in a large Irish population cohort: the MAMMI study, Archives of Women's Mental Health, 2022Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • Hannon S, Daly D, Higgins A, Resilience in pregnancy and early motherhood: a principle-based concept analysis, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, (4754), 2022, p1 - 29Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL
  • Urek, M., Buitenkamp, C., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Higgins, A., Keogh, B., Lewis-Brooke, S., Pezzella, A., Rabelink, I., van der Vaart, N. and Jurček, A., Teta, s kom si ti lezbijka?« Z izobra evanjem proti nevidnosti LGBT+ starih ljudi v socialni in zdravstveni oskrbi. , Socialno delo , 61 , (1), 2022, p7 - 26Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL
  • Sharek D, Brennan C, Lally N, Higgins A,, These are people just like us who can work": Overcoming clinical resistance and shifting views in the implementation of Individual Placement and Support (IPS), Administration and Policy in Mental Health ad Mental Health Services , 2022Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • Brady C, Fenton C, Loughran O,Hayes B, Hennessy M, Higgins A,  McLoughlin D , Dublin hospital workers' mental health during the peak of Ireland'sCOVID‑19 pandemic, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2022Journal Article, 2022, URL
  • de Vries J, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy R, Begley T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S, Higgins A, An exploration of mental distress in transgender people in Ireland with reference to minority stress and dissonance theory., International Journal of Transgender Health, 24, (4), 2023, p469 - 486Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Hybholt L, Higgins A, Buus N, Lauge Berring L, Connolly T, Erlangsen A, Morrissey J, The Spaces of Peer-Led Support Groups for Suicide Bereaved in Denmark and the Republic of Ireland: A Focus Group Study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, (16), 2022, p9898-Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • Jurcek A, Keogh B, Sheaf G, Hafford-Letchfield T, Higgins A, Defining and researching the concept of resilience in LGBT+ later life: Findings from a mixed study systematic review, PLoS ONE, 17, (11), 2022Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL
  • de Vries, Jan; Downes, Carmel; Sharek, Danika; Doyle, Louise; Murphy, Rebecca; Begley, Thelma; McCann, Edward; Sheerin, Fintan; Smyth, Siobhan; Higgins, Agnes , Irish transgender voices on mental health and mental healthcare, Mental Health and Social Inclusion., 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK, Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing: A European Perspective , 1st, Switzerland , Springer , 2022, 1 - 528ppBook, 2022, URL
  • Diversity and Culturally Responsive Mental Health Practice in, editor(s)Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK , Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing: A European Perspective , Switzerland , Springer , 2022, pp309 - 334, [Murphy R, Higgins A]Book Chapter, 2022, URL
  • Landscape of Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing in Europe in, editor(s)Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK , Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing: A European Perspective , Switzerland , Springer , 2022, pp1 - 3, [ Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK, Higgins A,]Book Chapter, 2022, URL
  • Roles and Competencies of Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses in, editor(s)Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK , Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing: A European Perspective , Switzerland , Springer , 2022, pp19 - 41, [ Kristofersson GK, Higgins A, Kilkku N,]Book Chapter, 2022, URL
  • Perspectives and Frameworks Underpinning the Practice of Advanced Mental Health Nursing in, editor(s)Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK , Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing: A European Perspective , Switzerland , Springer , 2022, pp43 - 70, [Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK ]Book Chapter, 2022, URL
  • Trauma and Trauma Informed Care in, editor(s)Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK , Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing: A European Perspective , Switzerland , Springer , 2022, pp197 - 220, [Morrissey J, Higgins A]Book Chapter, 2022, URL
  • Into the future: Challenges and opportunities for the APMHN role in, editor(s)Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK , Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing: A European Perspective , Switzerland , Springer , 2022, pp503 - 520, [Higgins A, Kilkku N, Kristofersson GK ]Book Chapter, 2022, URL
  • Boland M, Higgins A, Beecher C et al., Priorities for future research on reducing and stopping psychiatric medicines using a James Lind Alliance priority setting partnership: The PROTECT study protocol, HRB Open Res , 2022Journal Article, 2022
  • Chapter 14: Sexual aspects of problems postpartum and in the first year of young parenthood in, editor(s)Geuens S, Mivsek AP, Gianotten WL , Midwifery and Sexuality, Worldwide, Springer International Publishing, 2023, pp1-368 , [O,Malley D, Smith V, Higgins A ]Book Chapter, 2023
  • Sexuality of the Couple in Postpartum and Early Parenthood (1st Year). in, editor(s)Geuens, S., Polona Mivšek, A., Gianotten, W. (eds) . , Midwifery and Sexuality, Cham, Springer, 2023, pp85 - 98, [O"Malley, D., Higgins, A., Smith, V. ]Book Chapter, 2023, URL
  • Hannon S, Higgins A, Daly D, Women"s perspectives on resilience and research on resilience in motherhood " a qualitative study, Health Expectations, 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Kelleher S; Barrett M; Durnin S; Fitzpatrick P; Higgins A; Hall D , Staff competence in caring for LGBTQ+ patients in the paediatric emergency department, ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD, 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • O'Sullivan K; Downes C; Monahan M; Morrissey J; Byrne G; Farrell G; Gibbons P; Higgins A, Operationalising a Recovery-Oriented Support and Information Programme Online: The EOLAS Programme, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Byrne, M, Higgins A, Devries J, COGNITIVE DISSONANCE AND DEPRESSION: A QUALITATIVE EXPLORATION OF A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP, Current Research in Social Psychology, 32, (1), 2023, p59 - 78Journal Article, 2023
  • McCarthy J,Higgins A, McCarthy B, Flynn A, Gijbels H, Family members' perspectives of hope when supporting a relative experiencing mental health problems, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Bright AM, Higgins, A, Grealish AM, Nursing in a prison context: a focused mapping review and synthesis of international nursing literature, Journal of Advanced Nursing , 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Kelleher S, Barrett M, Higgins A, Hall D, IMPROVING CLINICAL COMPETENCE WITH LGBTQ+ PATIENTS IN THE PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: AN EDUCATION INTERVENTION STUDY, ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOODJournal Article
  • Brady C, Fenton C, Loughran O,Hayes B, Hennessy M, Higgins A,  McLoughlin D , Worsening of mental health outcomes in nursing home staff during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland, Plus One , 18, (9), 2023, pe0291988Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Kelleher ST, Barrett MJ, Durnin S, Fitzpatrick P, Higgins A and Hall D, Improving clinical competence with LGBTQ+ patients in the paediatric emergency department: an education intervention study, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Supporting the Expression of Sexuality and Intimacy in a Palliative Care Context in, editor(s)Larkin P , Textbook of Palliative Care, 2024, [Higgins A, Daly, L Hynes G]Book Chapter, 2024
  • Murphy M, Fulham-McQullian H, Higgins A, Brenner M, An exploration of the role, impact and determinants to the implementation and integration of a Cancer Support Specialist Service, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2024), Trinity College Dublin, March 5th-7th 2024, 2024Conference Paper, 2024
  • Higgins,A; Barker, P; Begley, C, Iatrogenic sexual dysfunction and the protective withholding of information: in whose best interest?, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 13, (4), 2006, p437 - 446Journal Article, 2006
  • Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Sexuality the challenge to espoused holistic care , International Journal of Nursing Practice , 12, (6), 2006, p345 - 351Journal Article, 2006
  • Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C , Sexual health education for people with mental health problems: what can we learn from the literature? , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 13, (6), 2006, p687 - 697Journal Article, 2006
  • Higgins, A, Impact of psychotropic medication on sexuality: Literature review, British Journal of Nursing, 16, (9), 2007, p545 - 550Journal Article, 2007
  • Veiling Sexuality: The development of a grounded theory in sexuality and psychiatric/mental health nursing in, editor(s)Glaser, B. and Holton, J. , The Grounded Theory Seminar Reader, Mill Valley, CA, Sociology Press, 2007, pp301 - 320, [Higgins, A]Book Chapter, 2007
  • Higgins, A; McBennett, P, The petals of recovery in a mental health context, British Journal of Nursing, 16, (14), 2007, p852 - 856Journal Article, 2007
  • Higgins, A; Farelly M, Peer review publication output by psychiatric nurses in the Republic of Ireland, Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 14, (5), 2007, p495 - 502Journal Article, 2007
  • Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C, 'Veiling sexualities': a grounded theory of mental health nurses responses to issues of sexuality, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62 , (3), 2008, p307 - 317Journal Article, 2008
  • Sexuality and mental health in, editor(s)J, Morrissey, B, Keogh, L, Doyle , Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing - Concepts, Application, Challenges and Reflections: An Irish perspective, Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2008, pp359 - 371, [Higgins, A]Book Chapter, 2008
  • Higgins, A, Opening Skinner's Box , Review of Great Psychological Experiments of the 20th Century , by Lauren Slater , Journal of Advanced Nursing , 53, (5), 2006, p617Review, 2006
  • Higgins, A, Review of The Tidal Model: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals, by Phil Barker and Poppy Buchanan-Barker , Journal of Advanced Nursing , 53 , (6), 2006, p740Review, 2006
  • Glackin, M; Higgins, A, The grief experience of same-sex couples within an Irish Context: tacit acknowledgement, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14, (6), 2008, p297 - 302Journal Article, 2008
  • Sexuality and Gender in, editor(s)P Barker , Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring , London, Hodder Arnold , 2008, [Higgins, A]Book Chapter, 2008
  • Gleeson M; Higgins A , Touch in mental health nursing: An exploratory study of psychiatric nurses' views and perceptions , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 16, (4), 2009, p382 - 389Journal Article, 2009, DOI
  • Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Sexuality and mental health nursing in Ireland: weaving the veil of socialised inhibition , Nurse Education Today, 29, 2009, p357 - 364Journal Article, 2009, URL
  • Higgins, A; Glacken M , Sculpting the distress: easing or exacerbating the grief experience of same sex couples , International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 15 , (4,), 2009, p170 - 176Journal Article, 2009
  • Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Clients with mental health problems who sexualize the nurse-client encounter: the nursing discourse. , Journal of Advanced Nursing , 65, (3), 2009, p616 - 624Journal Article, 2009, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Moore AM; Higgins, A , Testicular Cancer: Exploring the psychosexual issues , British Journal of Nursing, 18 , (19), 2009, p1182 - 1186Journal Article, 2009
  • De Vries J., Mayock P., Higgins A., Sherlock L., Doyle L., Andrews L. and Sheaf G., A review of the international literature on the role of outside facilitators in the delivery of school-based sex education, Dublin, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, December, 2009, p1 - 190Report, 2009, DOI
  • Higgins A; Lynch A; Nash M, Antidepressants-Associated Sexual Dysfunction: Impact, Effects and Treatment , Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety , 2, 2010, p141 - 150Journal Article, 2010, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Carroll, M., Curtis, L., Higgins, A., Nicholl, H. Redmond, R., Timmins, F., Is there a place for Reflective Practice in the Nursing Curriculum?, Journal of Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 6, (1), 2002, p36-41-Journal Article, 2002, DOI
  • Carroll, M., Curtis, L., Higgins A., Nicholl, H., Redmond, R. and Timmins, F., Is there a place for Reflective Practice in the Nursing Curriculum?, Nurse Education in Practice, 2, (1), 2002, p13 - 20Journal Article, 2002
  • Higgins, A. Nicholl, H, "Mentorship: student psychiatric nurses perspectives", 8th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Banff, Canada, 2002Oral Presentation, 2002
  • Higgins, A., "Sexuality: the challenge to holistic palliative care.", Bas Solas: First International Multidisciplinary conference on Palliative Care, Dublin Castle, 2000Oral Presentation, 2000
  • Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R , The strengths and weaknesses of publicly-funded Irish health services provided to women with disabilities in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood , Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2010Report, 2010, URL
  • Mental Health Legislation: The Irish Context in, editor(s)P Barker , Mental Health Ethics: The Human Context , London and New York , Routledge, 2010, [Ryan, D; Higgins, A ]Book Chapter, 2010
  • Higgins, A; Maguire, G; Creaner M; Alexander J; Rani,S; McCann,E; O'Neill, O; Watts, M; Garland M , Current education available for professionals working in mental health services in the Republic of Ireland: what are the gaps?, 2nd European Psychiatric Nursing Congress,, Prague Czech Republic, 15-17th April , 2010Meeting Abstract, 2010
  • Daly, L., McCarron, M., Higgins, A. and McCallion, P., 'Living on the fringes' - the Implications for Nurse Education, Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, National University of Ireland Galway, April 4th-5th, 2011Oral Presentation, 2011
  • Apantaku-Olajide, T., Gibbons, P., Higgins, A , Drug-induced sexual dysfunction and mental health patients' attitude to psychotropic medications, Sexual and Relationship Therapy , 26, (2), 2011, p145 - 155Journal Article, 2011, DOI
  • Higgins, A: Maguire, G: Watts, M; Creaner, M; McCann, E; Rani, S: Alexander, J , Service User Involvement in Mental Health Practitioner Education in Ireland, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18 , (6), 2011, p469 - 561Journal Article, 2011, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Keogh B Higgins A Callaghan P, Mental Health Service Users' Experiences of Going Home from Hospital, Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice , NUI Galway, 4th - 5th April , 2011Meeting Abstract, 2011
  • Higgins A , Women Poverty and Mental Health: Giving Women a Voice, : Challenging Poverty- Creating Hope Breaking the cycle of poverty and mental health problems , Brussels, 22nd -23rd October , 2010, Mental Health EuropeInvited Talk, 2010
  • Lalor J, Lawler, D., Begley, C., Sheerin, F., Keenan, P., Higgins, A., Nicholl, H., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R. , Women with disabilities: accessibility issues for women receiving care within the publically-funded maternity service in the Republic of Ireland, 11th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, November, 2010, pp71 - 71Meeting Abstract, 2010
  • Lawler D, Lalor J, Begley C, Higgins A, Sheerin F, Keenan P, Nicholl H, Tuohy, Kavanagh R. , Accommodating diversity in the maternity services: the experiences of women with disabilities , 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Durban, June, 2011, pp163 - 163Meeting Abstract, 2011
  • Begley C, Murphy K, Higgins A, Elliott N, Lalor J, Sheerin F, Coyne I, Comiskey C, Normand C, Casey C, Dowling M, Devane D, Cooney A, Farrelly F, Brennan M, Meskell P, MacNeela P. , An Evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE), Dublin, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland, December, 2010, 1-467Report, 2010, TARA - Full Text
  • McCann, E., Higgins, A., Macguire, G., Alexander, J., Watts, M. & Creaner, M., A survey of pedagogical approaches and quality mechanisms used in education programmes for mental health professionals, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26, (5), 2012, p383 - 389Journal Article, 2012, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins, A., Sharek, D., Nolan, M., Sheerin, B., Flanagan, P., Slaicuinaite, S., Mc Donnell, S., and Walsh, H. , Mixed methods evaluation of an interdisciplinary sexuality education programme for staff working with people who have an acquired physical disability, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68, (11), 2012, p2559 - 2569Journal Article, 2012, DOI
  • Elliott, N & Higgins, A, Self and Peer Assessment- does it make a difference to student group work?, Nurse Education in Practice, 5, (1), 2005, p40 - 48Journal Article, 2005, DOI
  • Moore, A., Higgins, A., and Sharek, D., Barriers and facilitators for oncology nurses discussing sexual issues with men diagnosed with testicular cancer, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17, (4), 2013, p416 - 422Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • Andrews, L., Higgins, A., Waring, M. and Lalor, J, Using Classic Grounded Theory to analyse secondary data: reality and reflections, Grounded Theory Review,, 11, (1), 2012, p12 - 26Journal Article, 2012, URL
  • Elliott, N; Higgins A; Begley,C; Lalor,J; Sheerin, F; Coyne,I; Murphy, K , The identification of clinical and professional leadership activities of advanced practitioners. Findings from the Specialist Clinical and Advanced Practitioner Evaluation study in Ireland. , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, (5), 2013, p1037 - 1050Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • Begley C, Elliott N, Lalor J, Coyne I, Higgins A, Comiskey C, Differences between clinical specialist and advanced practitioner clinical practice, leadership, and research roles, responsibilities, and perceived outcomes (the SCAPE study), Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, (6), 2013, p1323-1337Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • Elliott, N; Higgins A, Surviving grounded theory research method in an academic world: proposal writing and theoretical frameworks, Grounded Theory Review: An International Journal, 11, (2), 2012, p1 - 12Journal Article, 2012, URL
  • Higgins A., Callaghan, P. de Vries, J., Keogh, B., Morrissey, J. Nash, M., Ryan, D. Gijbels, H. & Carter, T. , Evaluation of mental health recovery and Wellness Recovery Action Planning education in Ireland: a mixed methods pre-post evaluation. , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68, 2012, p2418 - 2428.Journal Article, 2012, DOI
  • Morrissey, J. & Higgins, A. , The Darkness of Hope? A study of Nurses' responses to clients with suicidal behaviour, Annual International Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD, Dublin, 4-5 Nov , 2011Oral Presentation, 2011
  • Glacken, M., Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Breen, M. & McCarron, M. , Older LGBT People's Pathways to Coping and Support. , All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association 4th Annual Conference, Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, 7th June, 2012Oral Presentation, 2012
  • Higgins, A., Begley, C., Lalor, J., Coyne, I., Murphy K., Elliott, N, Factors influencing advanced practitioners' ability to enact leadership. A case study within Irish healthcare, Journal of Nursing Management, 22, (7), 2014, p894 - 905Journal Article, 2014, DOI , URL
  • Elliott, N., Higgins, A., Begley, C., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Coyne, I., Murphy K. , The identification of clinical and professional leadership activities of advanced practitioners: findings from the Specialist Clinical and Advanced Practitioner Evaluation study in Ireland, Journal of Advanced Nursing , Epub ahead of print, 2012, p1-14Journal Article, 2012, DOI , URL
  • Higgins A, Carroll M, Sharek D, It opened my mind: student midwives' views of a motherhood and mental health module, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 2 (3):287-292, 2012Journal Article, 2012
  • Kartalova-O'Doherty Y, Stevenson C, & Higgins A, Reconnecting with life: a grounded theory study of mental health recovery in Ireland , Journal of Mental Health, 21, (2), 2012, p136 - 144Journal Article, 2012, DOI
  • Puerperal Psychosis in, editor(s)C Martin , Perinatal Mental Health, Cumbria UK , M&K Publishing , 2012, pp165 - 172, [Higgins A ]Book Chapter, 2012
  • Glackin, M., Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Breen, M., and McCarron, M, 'You should live for yourself': Older LGBT people's pathways to coping and support'. All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association 4th Annual conference , Active Ageing for Mental Health: Promoting Positive Attitudes." , Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, Ireland, 7 June, 2012Conference Paper, 2012
  • Daly, L., McCarron, M., Higgins, A., McCallion, P, 'Sustaining Place' - a grounded theory of how informal carers of people with dementia manage alterations to relationships within their social worlds., Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22, (3-4), 2013, p501 - 512Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Breen, M., McCarron, M., Visible Lives: Experiences of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people of Irish healthcare service, National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 6, (4), 2012, p52Journal Article, 2012
  • Houlihan, D; Sharek, D and Higgins, A. , Supporting children whose parent has a mental health problem: An assessment of the education, knowledge, confidence and practices of registered psychiatric nurses in Ireland, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 20 , (4), 2013, p287 - 295Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • Lalor, J Casey, D Elliott, N Coyne, I Comiskey, C Higgins, A Coyne I, Murphy K, Devane D, Begley C, Using case study within a sequential explanatory design to evaluate the impact of specialist and advanced practice roles on clinical outcomes: The SCAPE Study, BMC Medical Research Methodology , 2013, p13:55-Journal Article, 2013, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Keogh B, Higgins A, DeVries J, Morrissey J, Callaghan P, Ryan D, Gijbels H, Nash M, 'We have got the tools': Qualitative evaluation of a mental health Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) education programme in Ireland, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21, (3), 2014, p189 - 196Journal Article, 2014, DOI
  • May P, Hynes G, McCallion P, Payne S, Higgins A, Larkin P, McCarron, M, Challenges in increasing regional equity in palliative care service provision in Ireland , European Journal of Palliative Care, 20, (3), 2013, p130 - 133Journal Article, 2013
  • Murphy K, Casey D, Devane D, Begley C, Higgins A, Meskell P, Elliott N, Lalor J, Exploring the added value of Mixed Methods Research: Reflections on using Mixed Methods Research design in the SCAPE study, 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, 15-16th April 2013, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013, TARA - Full Text
  • Elliott, N., Begley, C., Kleinpell, R., & Higgins, A, The development of leadership outcome-indicators evaluating the contribution of clinical specialists and advanced practitioners to healthcare: a secondary analysis, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70, (5), 2014, p1078-1093Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • McCann E, Sharek D, Higgins A, Sheerin F, Glacken M, Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people in Ireland: mental health issues. , Ageing and Mental Health, 17, (3), 2013, p358-65Journal Article, 2013, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A., Sexualities and Palliative Care Spaces St Francis Hospice 12th Annual Conference on the Kaleidoscope of Palliative Care, 22/23 May 2013, 2013Invited Talk, 2013
  • Begley C, Murphy K, Higgins A, Cooney A., Policy-makers' views on impact of specialist and advanced practitioner roles in Ireland: the SCAPE study , Journal of Nursing Management, 22, (4), 2014, p410 - 422Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Begley, C., McCarron, M., Huntley-Moore, S., Condell, S., Higgins, A, Successful research capacity building in academic nursing and midwifery in Ireland: an exemplar. , Nurse Education Today , 34, (5), 2014, p754 - 760Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Murphy K, Casey D, Devane D, Begley C, Higgins A, Meskell P, Elliott N, Lalor J. , Exploring the added value of Mixed Methods Research: Reflections on using Mixed Methods Research design in the SCAPE study. , 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2013 , National University of Ireland, Galway., 15-16th April. , 2013Oral Presentation, 2013, URL
  • O'Malley D, Begley C, Higgins A, Smith V, Self-reported maternal sexual health-related experiences in early pregnancy: Preliminary results from the MAMMI antenatal survey. , 4th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUIG,, Galway, 15-16th April, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013, URL
  • Griffiths C, Sheerin F, Daly L, Sharek D, DeVries J, McBennett P, Higgins A, Building Confident Families: An evaluation of four family support programmers for people with a disability in Ireland. , 6th Roundtable Meeting of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) Special Interest Group on People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disability, The University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 23rd-25th October, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013
  • Higgins A, Sharek D, McCann E, Sheerin F, Glacken M, Breen M., Minority stress, resilience and mental health needs of older LGBT people in Ireland International RCN Network , Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, University of Warwick England , 5th-6th September, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013
  • Coyne I, Comiskey C, Lalor J, Higgins A, Elliott N, Begley C, An exploration of clinical practice in sites with and without clinical nurse or midwife specialists or advanced nurse practitioners, in Ireland, BMC Health Services Research, 16, 2016, p151 - 167Journal Article, 2016
  • Keogh B., Sharek D., Daly L., de Vries J., McCann E & Higgins A., Sexual health promotion programme: Participants' perspectives on capacity building, Health Education Journal, 75, (1), 2016, p47 - 60Journal Article, 2016, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Murphy, K., Casey, D., Devane, D., Meskell, P., Higgins, A., Elliott, N., Lalor, J, Begley, C., Reflections on the added value of using mixed methods in the SCAPE study, Nurse Researcher, 21, (4), 2014, p13 - 19Journal Article, 2014, DOI
  • O'Shea, M; Monahan, M; McBennett, P; Leavy. C; Hevey, D; Higgins, A , Impact of a four day facilitation training programme on participants knowledge, skills and confidence: qualitative findings, The Fifth Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental health Nursing: 'Recovery and clinical risk management: An oxymoron', Trinity College Dublin, 10th April 2014, 2014Oral Presentation, 2014
  • ELLIOTT N, Begley C, Higgins A, Making Leadership visible: developing leadership outcomes for evaluating the contribution of advanced practitioners to healthcare, 8th ICN INP/APNN Conference, Helsinki, Finland. http://www.nurses.fi/8th-icn-international-nurse-prac/ , 18-20 August 2014, 2014Oral Presentation, 2014
  • Higgins A, Sharek D, Sheerin F, Daly L, Griffiths C, de Vries J, and McBennett P., Towards a full life: An evaluation of family support programmes for people with disability, National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin,, 7, (2), 2013, pp56Published Abstract, 2013, URL
  • Keogh, B., Doyle, L., Higgins, A. et al, Developing Master's Level eLearning material in mental health - Phase one, consulting with key stakeholders , Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery Practice, 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference 2014, RCSI, Dublin, 20th February 2014, Abstract number P.34, 2014, pp116 - 117Published Abstract, 2014
  • Houlihan D, Sharek D, Higgins A., Psychiatric nurses' attitudes towards children visiting their parent in a mental health ward., Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 30, (4), 2013, p261 - 269Journal Article, 2013
  • Struggle and contestation in the field of mental health. in, Higgins A & MCDaid S , Mental Health in Ireland; Policy, Practice and Law , Dublin , Gill & Macmillan, 2014, pp1 - 10, [McDaid S; Higgins, A]Book Chapter, 2014
  • Recovery and the recovery ethos: challenges and possibilities in, A Higgins & S McDaid. , Mental Health in Ireland; Policy, Practice and Law, Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2014, pp61 - 78, [Higgins, A; McGowan P]Book Chapter, 2014
  • The paradoxical role of families in mental health in, editor(s)A Higgins & S McDaid , Mental Helath in Ireland; Policy, Practice and Law , Dublin , Gill & Macmillan , 2014, pp115 - 130, [McDaid S; Higgins, A]Book Chapter, 2014
  • Into the future: promoting mental health and democratising support for people with mental/emotional distress. in, editor(s)Higgins, A; McDaid S , Mental Health in Ireland; Policy, Practice and Law., Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2014, pp270 - 284 , [A Higgins & S MCDaid]Book Chapter, 2014
  • O'Shea, M; Monahan, M; Hevey, D; McBennett, P; Leavy. C; Higgins, A , Pre and post test outcome of four day facilitation training programme on participant's knowledge, skills and confidence', 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference: 'Fundamentals of Nursing & Midwifery Practice', Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 19-20 February, 2014, pp80-Poster, 2014
  • Daly L, Sharek D, DeVries J, Griffiths C, Sheerin F, McBennett P and Higgins A., The impact of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 19, (1), 2015, p34-50Journal Article, 2015, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Nicholl H., Higgins A., Reflection in pre-registration nursing curricula, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 46, (6), 2004, p578 - 585Journal Article, 2004, DOI
  • Higgins, A., Begley, C., Timmins F., McGonagle, I., Nevin M. et al, 'Nurse and Midwife Clinical Competency Determination and Competency Development Planning Toolkit.', Dublin, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, 2010, - 1-92Protocol or guideline, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A, Sharek D, McCann E, Glacken M, Breen M, McCarron M, Sheerin F, Visible Lives Identifying the experiences and needs of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), 2011, p1 - 191Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A, Breen M, Boyd F, Hevey D, Sharek D, Mc Bennett P, EOLAS Project: The design, delivery and evaluation of a peer and clinician led information programme on recovery and mental health diffi culties for users of services and family members, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin:, 2012, 1-100Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins, A; Morrissey, J; Doyle, L; Bailey, J Gill, A , 'Best Practice Principles for Risk Assessment and Safety Planning: a guide for mental health nursing. ', Dublin, Dublin: Health Service Executive, 2015, -Protocol or guideline
  • Higgins, A., Doyle, L., Downes, C., Nash, M., Morrissey, J., Brennan, M. & Costello, P, Risk Assessment and Safety Planning within Mental health Nursing Services: an exploration of practices, policies and processes, Dublin, Health Service Executive , 2015Report
  • Watts, M., Downes, C., & Higgins, A , Building Capacity in Mental Health Services to support Recovery: an exploration of stakeholder perspectives pre and post intervention, Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwiferyhttp://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/581285, 2015Report
  • Nash M. Bracken-Scally M. Smith V. Higgins A. Eustace-Cook J. Monahan M. Callaghan P. Romanos MT, Literature review using systematic approaches to explore physical illness co-morbidity among people with serious mental illness and related healthcare interventions, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2015, 1-Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins, A , Risk assessment and safety planning in a recovery context Keynote paper presented , A Vision for Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing from Diagnosis to Dialogue Dublin Castle 15th April , 2015, ONMDUInvited Talk
  • Higgins A, Mothers Mental Health , La Leche League Annual Conference , The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise , 2015Invited Talk
  • Higgins A and Carroll M , Enabling Disclosure, Paper presented at the All Ireland Annual Midwifery Conference, Crown Plaza Santry Dublin 16th October 2014, 2014Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Stigma and Discrimination: Barriers to social inclusion. Does the label matter , 2nd National Mental Health Conference on Destigmatisation and Recovery , 4 Seasons Hotel Monaghan , 10th October , 2014, SolaInvited Talk
  • Higgins, A., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., and Smyth, S, The LGBTIreland Report: The National Study of the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex People in Ireland, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonG To Youth Services, 2016, p1 - 308Report, URL
  • Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., DeVries J. and Sharek D. , The Development and Piloting of the Sexual Health Promotion Education Evaluation Tool (SH-PET). , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2016Report
  • Higgins A; Heavey D; Monahan M; McBennett P; O'Shea , EOLAS: Phase 2 An evaluation of a peer and clinician led information programme on recovery and mental health difficulties for users of services and family members, Dublin , School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College , 2016, p1 - 163Report
  • Higgins, A., 'Recovery: alignment of values and vision within Mental Health in Recovery: a journey for all disciplines ', Dublin, HSE Mental Health Division Dublin , 2016, -Protocol or guideline
  • Higgins A, Do families have a role within the recovery paradigm at the , Recovery : A journey of Hope., Hotel Kilkenny , 11th December, 2015, HSE and NMPDUInvited Talk
  • Doyle, L., Keogh, B., Morrissey, J., Holme, I., Brennan, M. & Higgins, A. , Promoting Our Wellness and Recovery (POWER) Peer Prisoner Mentoring Evaluation Study., Trinity College Dublin, 2017, p1 - 100Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A; Elliott N; Varley J; Tyrrell E; Downes C; Begley C; Normand C; Doherty C; Clarke M, An evaluation of the role of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and the impact on care: SENsE study, Dublin, Epilepsy Irelandhttp://www.epilepsy.ie/assets/61/0161AF49-7692-4A2F-97B3F3D5F5532CF6_document/SENsE_, February, 2017, p1 - 299Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins, A., Carroll, M., Downes, C., Monahan, M., Gill, A., Madden, D., McGoldrick, E. & Nagel, U. , Perinatal mental health: an exploration of practices, policies, processes and education needs of midwives and nurses within maternity and primary care services in Ireland, Dublin, Health Service Executive, 2017, p1 - 120Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Murphy R, Lidenau A, Corrigan C, Downes C, Higgins A, Development and impact of peer-led mental health support in the community: A review of Aras Follaain and Gateway, Dublin, Mental Health Ireland http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Impact-of-Peer-Le, 2016Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A; Nolan M, Mason K, Ring A, Slaicuinaite S, Sheeran B, Flanagan P, The development, implementation and evaluation of an educational programme on sexuality and acquired disability, Dublin, Trinity College: Dublin , 2010Report
  • Higgins A; Allan O, 'Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual people: a good practice guide for mental health nurses', Institute of -IrisMental Health Nurse, GLEN and HSE, 2010, -Protocol or guideline
  • Higgins A, Daly L, deVries, Keogh B, McCann, and Sharek D, The Capacity Building Impact of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion: A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective, HSE Sexual Health News, 7, (Autumn/Winter), 2013, p2-Journal Article
  • Higgins A , Psychotropic medication and sexual side-effects, Sexual Health News , (2), 2016, p17-Journal Article
  • Higgins A , 'Interview on peer led education for people experiencing mental health problems: EOLAS research 14th May', Dublin South FM, 2015, -Broadcast
  • Higgins A, 'Interview with Dil Wickremasinghe older LGBT issue Saturday 13th October', Newstalk Radio: Programme 'Global Village' , 2012, -Broadcast
  • Higgins A, ' Interviewer Michael Fitzgerald on Visible Lives LGBT Research report', Near FM Radio Show Global Solidarity,, 2011, -Broadcast
  • Sylvia Thompson, Gateway pioneers recovery-oriented approach to mental illness Peer-led project in Rathmines offers 'place to regain myself and get a sense of hope' , 2017, -Miscellaneous
  • Editorial, The Reality of LGBT Mental Health Necessitates a More Welcoming Society, 2016, -Miscellaneous
  • Editorial , An alarming picture of attitudes confronting young LGBT people , 2016, -Miscellaneous
  • Carol O Brien , LGBT Self-harm rates horrific , 2016, -Miscellaneous
  • Eilish O' Regan , Bullies' cruel taunts make LGBT teens feel unsafe on our streets, 2016, -Miscellaneous
  • Carol O' Brien, LGBTI teenagers 'twice as likely' to self-harm , 2016, -Miscellaneous
  • Eilish O' Regan, LGBTI teens' lives at risk in struggle for sexual identity, 2017, -Miscellaneous
  • Sylvia Thomas, Eolas offers integrated, innovative map of mental health services, 2015, -Miscellaneous
  • Eileen Ring, Mental health coping aid to be rolled out nationwide, 2015, -Miscellaneous
  • Carl O'Brien, A third of older gay people fear rejection, 2011, -Miscellaneous
  • Jennifer Hough, Mothers with mental illness 'afraid to talk', 2011, -Miscellaneous
  • Jennifer Hough, Silence stigmatises' mothers with mental health problems, 2011, -Miscellaneous
  • Higgins, A., Carroll, M., Gill, A., Downes, C., Monahan, M., Perinatal Mental Health Care: Best Practice Principles for Midwives, Public Health Nurses and Practice Nurses, Dublin, Health Service Executive, September, 2017Report, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Monahan M, Holme I, Stacey G, Morrissey J, De Vries J, McKenna H, Nash M, Higgins A., Report of the Scoping Exercise on the Introduction of Graduate Entry Mental Health Nursing in Ireland, Dublin, DoH, 2017Report
  • Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, An Evaluation of the Role of the Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2018Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T, An Evaluation of the Role of the Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny [Summary Report], Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2018Report
  • Higgins, A., Murphy, E., Sheaf, G., Doyle, L. & Keogh, B., Mental Health Service Users' Experiences of Coming off Medication: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies, Trinity College Dublin , 2018Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A, Keogh B, Bus E, Connell S, Hafford-Letchfield T, Jurcek A, Pezzella A, Rabelink I, Robotham G, Urek M, and Van der Vaart N , 'Best practice principles on developing LGBT cultural competence in health and social care education', Being Me Project Team, 2019, - 1-7Protocol or guideline, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A, Mental health a human right: harnessing individual and collective voices , Mental health is a human right: 44th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Cairns, Australia, 24-26th October, 2018, Australian College of Mental Health NursingInvited Talk, URL
  • Higgins A, Sexual safety: the absent discourse in mental health , Safe settings , Faroe Islands, 10-12th May, 2018, Horatio International Mental Health Nurse OrganisationInvited Talk, URL
  • van der Vaart N, Rabelink I, Bus E, Hafford-Letchfield T, Pezzella A, Connell S, Higgins A, Keogh B, Robotham G, Urek M, Jurček A, BEING ME: Project Report on Best Practices in Learning and Education to Support LGBT Ageing Care and Wellbeing. , https://beingme.eu/resources#item_id_4, 2019, p1 - 36Report
  • Higgins A , Participants' perspectives on recovery: learning to surf the waves, The Dr. Michael Corry Memorial Conference on Critical Positions on and Beyond Recovery , University College Cork, 10-11 November, 2010Invited Talk
  • Higgins, A , All of me: The inclusion of sexuality within the horizon of practice, 6th Annual International Kaleidoscope Palliative Care Conference, Dublin Castle, Ireland, 30-31st May , 2007Invited Talk
  • Doyle, L; Keogh, B, Morrissey J, Higgins A, Downes C , Accessing Help for Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour in the Emergency Department: The Experiences of Service Users, Dublin , Trinity College , 2020, p1 - 75Report
  • Higgins A, What do we know from Irish data from LGBTIreland report , LGBT Suicide in Northern Ireland. Seminar organized by Queens University and The open University, Belfast, 8th November , 2018Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Service user engagement in mental health research: considerations and conversations at the how of public and patient involvement in research, Seminar for International Clinical Trials Day organised by Trinity Translation Medicine Institute and Clinical Research Facility, St James Hospital, Dublin, 16th May , 2018Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Service user engagement in mental health research, very Voice Matters Public and Patient Involvement in Research conference, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway , 25 April , 2018Invited Talk, URL
  • Higgins A, Developing LGBT cultural competence in health and social care education, Sexual Health News, 9, 2019, p15 - 16Journal Article
  • Higgins A, Risk Assessment and Safety Planning for Nurses Working in Mental Health. [Online] , 2016, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, Perinatal Mental Health for Midwives, Practice Nurses and Public Health Nurses. [Online]. , 2018, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, Nature of perinatal Anxiety - The MAMMI Study, 2020, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, Seeking help for perinatal anxiety- Video 2 - The MAMMI Study, 2020, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, Developing a perinatal mental wellness plan - Video 3 The MAMMI Study, 2020, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, EOLAS An information programme for people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, 2015, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, What is EOLAS, 2015, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Role and impact, Epilepsy Ireland, 2016, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, Recovery: An emerging paradigm or unfulfilled aspirations HSE Ireland, 2013, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Higgins A, 'The EOLAS Participatory Photographic project: the road we travelled ', 2020, -Visual art production, URL
  • Higgins A, Barry J, Monahan M, Monahan C, Murphy R, 'EOLAS the Road we travelled. Photographic exhibition featuring the work of service users and family members ', Venue Atrium, Trinity College Dublin, 2019, -Exhibition
  • Higgins A, Barry J, Monahan M, Monahan C, Murphy R, 'EOLAS the Road we travelled. Photographic exhibition featuring the work of service users and family members ', Recovery College, Dundalk Institute of Technology, 2020, -Exhibition
  • Higgins A, Barry J, Monahan M, Monahan C, Murphy R, 'EOLAS the Road we travelled. Photographic exhibition featuring the work of service users and family members ', McAuley Place Naas, Co Kildare, 2020, -Exhibition
  • Higgins, A, Preceptorship explained, Hospice Connection, 4, (1), 2005Journal Article
  • Higgins, A., A Trip Down Memory Lane, Irish Association of Palliative Care Journal, (February), 1998Journal Article
  • Higgins A, Sexuality and Mental Health Problems: A historical perspective, 2nd Annual Sexual Health in Ireland Conference organised by the Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine & Infectious Diseases St James's Hospital in association with the Haughton Institute, Dublin, 5th September, 2003Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Intimacy and Sexuality, Challenging the taboo 21st Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Nurses in Oncology, Sligo, 11th October, 2003Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Evidence based practice in palliative care, Irish Association of Palliative Care National Conference, Dublin Castle, 2002Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Mental Illness: Demystifying some of the issues, Simon Community National Conference, Dublin, 1997Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Body image and the patient with cancer, 2nd Annual conference of the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation, Knock, Co. Mayo, 1997Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Sexuality and Nursing Care, Annual Nursing Conference organised by Critical Care Association, Dublin Castle, 1995Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Psychiatric Nurses' Perceptions and Experiences of Dealing with Issues of Sexuality in Clinical Practice, Irish Nursing Research Interest Group Dublin, 1994Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Changing to Primary Nursing, South Eastern Health Board Annual Nursing Conference, Cork, 1994Invited Talk
  • Higgins A, Roy's adaptation model of nursing: Relevance and application to psychiatric nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Managers Conference, Round Room Rotunda Hospital Dublin, 1989Invited Talk
  • Kenny M, Duffy K, Hilliard C, O'Rourke M, Fortune G, Smith O, Hynes G, Higgins A , 'It can be difficult to find the right words': Parents' needs when breaking news and communicating to children with cancer and their siblings, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 2021Journal Article
  • Higgins A, Co-production in mental health research: ideology versus reality , Sjonaukinn 2021, School of Health Sciences University of Akureyri, Iceland , 20th May 2021, 2021, University of Akureyri, IcelandInvited Talk
  • Keogh B, Carr C, Doyle L, Higgins A, Morrissey J, Sheaf J, & Jowett A J, An Exploration of Conversion Therapy Practices in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, February, 2023Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins, A , A Recovery Approach within the Irish Mental Health Services: A Framework for Development , Dublin, Mental Health Commission, May, 2008Report
  • Murphy-Lawless, J; Higgins, A; Pembroke, S , The Impact of the WISE UP Programme forWomen Living and Working with Social Exclusion: An Evaluation for the Irish Family Planning Association, Dublin , Irish Family Planning Association, 2008Report
  • Dunn, V; O'Sullivan, F; Loughrey, E; Ryan, K; Larkin, P; Higgins, A; Rhatigan, J; Clarke, D, Future of Palliative Care education in Ireland: A discussion paper., Dublin, Irish Hospice Foundation, 2007Report
  • Higgins, A; Lalor, J; Andrews, L; De Vries, J; Maguire G, An Evaluation of the Father Focus Project, Dublin, Report prepared for the HSE and Crisis Pregnancy Agency, April, 2009Report
  • Begley,C., Higgins,A.,Lalor,J., Sheerin,F.,Alexander.J., NICHOLL,H., Lawler,D., Keenan,P., Tuohy,T.&Kavanagh,R, Women with disabilities:barriers and facilitators to accessing services during pregnancy,childbirth and early motherhood, Dublin, National Disabiliity Authority, 2009Report
  • Higgins, A; Murphy-Lawless, J , Helping Young Women to Understand Sex and Sexuality: An Evaluation of the Pilot Holistic Sexual Education Programme , Letterkenny Women's Centre and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency: Dublin, 2009Report
  • Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R. , Women with disabilities: policies governing procedure and practice in service provision in Ireland during pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. , National Disability Authority, Dublin., 2009Report
  • Higgins, A., "A Study of Psychiatric Nurses' Perceptions and Experiences of Dealing with Issues of Sexuality in their Nursing Practice.", An Bord Altranais News, 6, (3), 1994Journal Article
  • Higgins, A., "Qualitative research: from theory to practice.", Irish Hospice foundation research conference, 2001Invited Talk
  • Higgins, A., Impact of cancer on sexuality: are nurses responding to the challenge, Opening paper at St Luke's Hospital annual nurses conference, 2000Invited Talk
  • Higgins, A., "Depression in terminally ill patients: implications for nurses.", Irish Association of Palliative Care National Conference, 2000Invited Talk
  • Higgins, A., "Sexuality and Intimacy, the forgotten aspect of palliative care.", National conference on palliative care, St Francis Hospice Dublin, 1999Invited Talk
  • Higgins, A., "Student Nurses experiences of a mentorship programme.", Association of Nurse Teachers annual conference, 1998Invited Talk
  • Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R. , Women with disabilities: policies governing procedure and practice in service provision in Ireland during pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. , Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2009Report, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Higgins A , Alexander, J, Creaner, M; Maguire, G; Rani, S; McCann, E; O'Neill, O; Watts, M; Garland, M, The current education/training available for professionals working in mental health services in the Republic of Ireland , Mental Health Comission: Dublin, 2010Report
  • Higgins A, Callaghan P, de Vries J, Keogh B, Morrissey J; Nash, Ryan D Gijbels H, Evaluation of Mental Health Recovery and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) education programme on participants' knowledge, attitude and skills of mental health recovery , Dublin, Irish Mental Health Recovery Education Consotriuum, 2010Report
  • Higgins, A; Begley CM; Nevin M; et al , The development and testing of a toolkit to support nursing and midwifery competency development: Research report, Dublin , NCNM, 2010Report
  • Higgins, Agnes, Psychiatric Nurses and the pharmacy industry: the real cost of a free lunch., Mad Medicine: do conflicts of interest drive you crazy., Conference organised by Health Action International (HAI) UCC , 23rd September , 2011Invited Talk
  • Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Breen, M., and McCarron, M., Meeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender needs in Ireland's nursing homes, Nursing Homes Ireland Newsletter, Spring 2012, 2012Journal Article, URL
  • Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Breen, M. & McCarron, M. , Older and being LGBT in Ireland in the 21st Century, 6th European Gay Police Association Conference, Dublin Castle, 28-29th June, 2012Invited Talk
  • Doyle L., Higgins A., Sharek D., Keogh B., De Vries J., McBennett P. , Suicide or Survive: Wellness Workshop Evaluation Final Report. Dublin: School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin., Dublin: School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, August, 2012Report
  • McCarron, M., Higgins, A., Larkin, P., Drennan, J., McCallion, P., Payne, S., Hynes, G., May, P., Evaluation of the Programme to Support Palliative and Hospice Care in the Republic of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2012Report
  • Higgins A., Daly L., de Vries J., Keogh B., McCann E., and Sharek D. , Evaluation of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP). , Dublin, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2013Report, URL
  • Higgins A, Daly L, de Vries J, Keogh B, McCann E, Sharek D, Capacity Building Impact of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion: A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective. , HSE, HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme, 2013, p1 - 128Report
  • Higgins A, Sheerin F, Daly L, Griffiths C, McBennett P, An evaluation of the capacity building potential of 'family focused' initiatives in area of disability, Report prepared for Genio, 2012Report
  • Griffiths C, Sheerin F, Daly L, Sharek D, DeVries J, McBennett P, Higgins A, Towards a full Life. An evaluation of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland. , Reforming Social Services through Public-Private Partnership, The Royal Dublin Society, 9th October, 2013Oral Presentation
  • Higgins A., Sexuality and sexual health: the challenges for practitioners. Nursing Homes Ireland Conference on "Assessing and Managing Behaviours that Challenge in Older People , Ashling Hotel , 26th September, 2012Invited Talk
  • Doyle, L (PI); Higgins, A; Keogh, B; DeVries, J; McBennett, P, An exploration on the impact of Wellness Workshops on participants knowledge and attitudes to mental health, Phase 11 Suicide or Survive and National Office of Suicide Prevention, 2013Report
  • McDonald, C; Hallahan, B; Murphy K, Higgins, A, Murphy R , A prospective evaluation of the operation and effects of the Mental Health Act 2001 from the viewpoints of service users and health professionals, NUIG and Trinity College Dublin , 2017, p1 - 238Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Doyle L., O'Shea M.T., Keogh B., de Vries J., McBennett P. and Higgins A., Suicide or Survive: Wellness Workshop Longitudinal Evaluation Report , Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, September, 2014, 147Report
  • Higgins A, Recovery and emerging paradigm , A Vision for Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing Conference , Dublin Castle, 5th November, 2014, HSE in association with NMPDUInvited Talk
  • Higgins A, Building and nurturing an educational climate for careful nursing. , Careful Nursing- Sensitivity, Competent, Professional Nursing - closing the gap between nursing practice and nursing science in contemporary nursing in Ireland , School of Nursign and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, 3rd April , 2014, Organised by the Adelaide Society and Trinity College DublinInvited Talk
  • Higgins A , Recovery: A positive message for the future. , Mental Health Ireland Annual Conference on Supporting Recovery , Castletroy Park Hotel Limerick, 2014, Mental Helath Ireland, 23 May - 25th May ppInvited Talk
  • Higgins A, Stigma and Discrimination: Barriers to social inclusion. Does the label matter?, 2nd National Mental Health Conference on Destigmatisation and Recovery , 4 Seasons Hotel Monaghan , 10th October, 2014, organised by Solas groupInvited Talk

Research Expertise

  • Title
    The collaborative development of an evidence-based educational resource for self-disclosure strategies for people with epilepsy(How2tell)
    Summary
    This study consisted of two phases Phase one was a grounded theory approach involving forty-nine consenting adult people with epilepsy (18 years and over),was used to explore their first-hand experiences of coming to terms with their epilepsy. Data were collected using one-to-one interview to elicit in-depth personal accounts of people with epilepsy's experiences of adjusting to their diagnosis of epilepsy. Phase two involved the development of an app on disclosure (HOW2Tell) in collaboration with people with epilepsy. Elliott N (PI), Higgins A, Begley C, Doherty C, Pender D, White M
    Funding Agency
    Epilepsy Ireland/HRB
    Date From
    2014
    Date To
    2017
  • Title
    Evaluation of the EOLAS online information and support programme fro people experiencing mental health issues and their families
    Summary
    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and usefulness of the EOLAS online information and support programme. Study design is mixed methods. Team Higgins A, Monahan M, Morrissey J, Byrne G
    Funding Agency
    Public Service Innovation Fund and Eolas group
    Date From
    1/09/2021
    Date To
    1/03/2023
  • Title
    Stepping up to Therapeutic Risk in a mental health context: the development and Evaluation of a Risk Framework and education programme for clinical staff
    Summary
    The mixed methods study comprised two components. Module one involved an anonymous, self-completed survey of mental health nurses risk assessment and safety management practices, and module two comprised a documentary analysis of mental health services' risk assessment and safety policies, procedures and guidelines. As an outcome of the findings an elearning programme and a best practice guide was developed to support practitioners in practice Higgins A; Doyle L (Joint PIs); Nash M; Brennan M; Costello P
    Funding Agency
    HSE/NMPDU
    Date From
    2013
    Date To
    2015
  • Title
    The strengths and weaknesses of publicly funded Irish health services provided to women with disabilities in relation to pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood
    Summary
    PI C. Begley with A.Higgins, J. Alexander, F. Sheerin, P. Keenan, J. Lalor, D. Lawler, R Kavanagh, T Tuohy, H. Nicholl
    Funding Agency
    € 109,000 from the National Disability Authority
    Date From
    2007
    Date To
    2010
  • Title
    Perspectives of Partners of Women who experience Mental Health Issues in the Postnatal Period
    Summary
    The aim of the study is to develop a grounded theory that conceptualizes the perspective and needs of the partners of mothers who experience postnatal mental distress. Objectives The objectives of the study are:  To identify how partners of postnatal mothers understand postnatal mental distress and possible associated behaviours.  To explore the impact postnatal mental distress has on partners and their relationships.  To identify the strategies that partners use to respond to the mothers mental distress. i)to identify the factors that influence partners' decision making in accessing support services for themselves or for the mother; ii) to identify barriers and facilitators to partners accessing support for themselves or for the mother; and iii) to explore the support (information, emotional and practical) needs of the partners of mothers who are experiencing postnatal mental distress. Jill Atkinson (PhD student) A Higgins Principal Supervisor; M Carroll and V Smith co supervisors
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    2016
    Date To
    2020
  • Title
    Health Research Board Exploring mental health services users experiences of going home from hospital: A grounded theory study (B Keogh PhD student, A Higgins, P Callaghan)
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    € 71, 821 Health Research Board
    Date From
    2007
    Date To
    2010
  • Title
    The experiences of mothering in women with enduring mental health problems: A feminist perspective
    Summary
    The aim of this study is to build on the small body of work that currently exists on mothers experiencing mental health problems, by exploring the subjective mothering experiences of this group of women and their experiences of accessing mental health services. The objectives of the study were:i) to explore the experiences of mothering with women in the context of mental health problems; ii)to explore the experiences of this group of mothers when they engage with mental health services; and iii) to explore these women's preferences for psychological, emotional, social and practical support. Tuohy, T PhD student; Higgins, A, Murphy-Lawless, J
    Funding Agency
    HRB
    Date From
    2010
    Date To
    2014
  • Title
    Scoping Exercise on the Introduction of Graduate Entry Mental Health Nursing in Ireland
    Summary
    The HSE National Mental Health Division, through the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director commissioned and funded this scoping review. It explores the feasibility of introducing a graduate entry Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing programme, leading to nursing registration in Ireland. The report comprises six chapters. The introductory chapter focuses on the background context and the methodology used to achieve four key objectives. These objectives were: Objective 1: To conduct a literature review on GEN, with particular emphasis on graduate entry Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, and explore the process, challenges and outcome of GEN programmes. Objective 2: To explore experiences of designing, delivering and undertaking GEN programmes, with specific emphasis on mental health nursing. Objective 3: To outline the necessary steps to be taken for the approval of GEN programmes in Ireland. Objective 4: To identify the possible source of a potential pool of graduates for programme uptake in Ireland. The report concludes with recommendations and the anticipated actions required across multiple stakeholders for the introduction of a graduate entry mental health nursing programme in Ireland. M Monahan(PI),A Higgins, J Morrissey, M Nash, J De Vries, H McKenna (UU), Gemma Stacey (University of Nottingham)
    Funding Agency
    HSE ONMSD/DoH Mental Health Division
    Date From
    April 2016
    Date To
    April 2017
  • Title
    Gay/Lesbians experience of grief and bereavement from the death of a partner
    Summary
    A qualitative study on Gay/Lesbians experience of grief and bereavement folllowing the death of a partner. A Hiigins in association with M Glackin
    Funding Agency
    5,000 from the Irish Hospice Foundation
    Date From
    2005
    Date To
    2007
  • Title
    Being LGBTQI+ in Ireland
    Summary
    A mixed methods study of mental health and well being of LGBTQI+ people in Ireland
    Funding Agency
    Belong 2
    Date From
    1/2/2022
    Date To
    31/2/ 2024
  • Title
    A landscape analysis of LGBTI+ people with disabilities,
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    DCYA
    Date From
    31/01/2023
    Date To
    31/12/2023
  • Title
    Reducing intrapartum harm to babies: Implementation of a standardised maternity event review tool in Ireland
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    2020
  • Title
    Working Conditions and Work Organisation under Covid-19: Pan-European Analysis and Lessons Learned for Boosting Worker and Organisational Resilience
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2
  • Title
    An evaluation of the effectiveness of the FPSHP (and its support activities) in building capacity amongst health, education and community professionals with regard to the promotion of sexual health
    Summary
    Higgins, A (PI); McCann E; Doyle, L; Sharek, D; Keogh, B; DeVries, J; South.
    Funding Agency
    HSE
    Date From
    November 2012
    Date To
    July 2013
  • Title
    Service users experiences of nurse prescribing
    Summary
    Qualitative study into mental health service users experiences of nurse prescribing
    Funding Agency
    Unfunded
    Date From
    2017
    Date To
    Current
  • Title
    An evaluation of a peer and clinician led psychoeducation programme for people diagnosed with severe mental health difficulties Phase 1
    Summary
    A Higgins (PI) D Heavey EOLAS.
    Funding Agency
    GENIO and Celbridge Mental Health Services
    Date From
    2011
    Date To
    2012
  • Title
    VISion To Action for promoting mental health and recovery. An Implementation Science approach to "Sharing the Vision" - Ireland's national mental health policy
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Health research Board
  • Title
    Priorities for future research on reducing and stopping psychiatric medicines using a James Lind Alliance priority setting partnership: The PROTECT study
    Summary
  • Title
    Developing Master's Level e-learning material in Mental Health (eMenthe)
    Summary
    Higgins, A., Doyle, L. Keogh, B. ( et al including European partners).
    Funding Agency
    EU lifelong learning programme/Erasmus Multilateral Networks
    Date From
    2012
    Date To
    2016
  • Title
    Working Conditions and Work Organisation under Covid-19: Pan-European Analysis and Lessons Learned for Boosting Worker and Organisational Resilience
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2
  • Title
    A prospective evaluation of the operation and effects of the Mental Health Act 2001 from the viewpoints of service users and health professionals
    Summary
    The research programme comprised three studies which sought: (i) to comprehensively evaluate the attitudes towards care, and their clinical associations, of a representative cohort of service users who have been subject to the MHA 2001; (ii) to explore using qualitative research the experiences of a selection of service users throughout the trajectory of their involuntary admission; and (iii) to assess and compare the views of other key stakeholders involved in the various stages of the involuntary admission process towards the operation of the MHA 2001 in practice. C McDonald (PI), B Hallahan; Ky Murphy, S Smyth, D McGuiness, L Brosnan, E Bainbridge, M Keys, H Felzmann (NUIG) Rebecca Murphy and Agnes Higgins TCD.
    Funding Agency
    Mental Health Commission
    Date From
    2012
    Date To
    2016
  • Title
    Development and Evaluation of a Toolkit to support Nurse and Midwife Clinical Competency Development: Higgins A; Begley C, Timmins F; McGonagle I; Norman I
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    National Council for Nursing and Midwifery
    Date From
    2009
  • Title
    Evaluation of the Pilot Holistic Sex Education Programme for young women
    Summary
    A Higgins in association with J Murphy Lawless
    Funding Agency
    3000 from the Letterkenny Women's Health Centre
    Date From
    2007
    Date To
    2008
  • Title
    EOLAS: A different kind of voice
    Summary
    The 'EOLAS the road we travel...'photographic project, which forms part of an overall evaluation of the EOLAS programmes, features the work of service users and family members, from around the country, who facilitate and participate in the delivery of the EOLAS Programmes. Through the medium of photography and in their own words they share their stories of living with a severe mental health problem, the journey they take towards recovery and how the EOLAS process has helped them on that journey. The EOLAS photographic project was funded through the HRB Knowledge, Exchange and Dissemination award to Professor Agnes Higgins and her team in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, together with Dr Pat Gibbons, Celbridge Mental Health Services.
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    March 2019
    Date To
    March 2020
  • Title
    Being Me: Best practices for Care and Wellbeing Education toBest practices for Care and Wellbeing Vocational Education to support the needs of LGBT people as they age.
    Summary
    This project aims to support the social inclusion of LGBT older people in receipt of care by supporting educational institutions that prepare professionals to work with older people. By used participatory methodologies and by exchanging good practices, including good practice in educational material and teaching methods we aim to improve the knowledge and competencies of future care professionals in the area of LGBT affirmative practices. The consortium consists of 6 partners from 4 EU countries Partners : Trinity College Dublin and Outhouse (Irl); University of Ljubljana (Slovenia); Middlesex University (UK) and Stichting Nationaal Ouderenfonds Netherlands) Trinity Team A Higgins and B Keogh
    Funding Agency
    EU
    Date From
    1st Dec 2017
    Date To
    31st March 2020
  • Title
    Developing a framework for mental health peer-support in sub-Saharan Africa
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Irish research council
    Date From
    2019
  • Title
    An exploration of the experiences, concerns and needs of transgender identified children and young people.
    Summary
    The aim of the study is to explore the experiences, concerns and needs of transgender identified children and young people and to prepare a report on both the process and outcome of the consultation to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). The objectives of the study are to: (1)dentify the things that make their lives easy and the things that make life hard for transgender identified children and young people;(ii)identify the things that work well for transgender identified children and young people and (iii) identify the things that transgender identified children and young people consider needs to change to enhance their lives.Research team Higgins A (PI); Doyle L; Keogh B; Coyne I; McCann E; Walsh S
    Funding Agency
    Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    Date From
    2016
    Date To
    2017
  • Title
    Strenco - Strengthening multi-professional competencies in mental health in an international context, through co-production with academics, students, service users and professionals.
    Summary
    The aim of this project is to strengthen collaboration between academics and students, service users and practitioners and to develop multi-professional competences in mental health students through a process of co-production. This European project consists of partnerships between the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College;Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Finland; Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Vives University, Belgium; Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece; and Salford University, UK. Trinity team: M Monahan (PI) J Morisssey, M Brennan, C Noctor, A Higgins
    Funding Agency
    HEA
    Date From
    2017
    Date To
    2020
  • Title
    An evaluation of the role of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and the impact on patient quality of life.
    Summary
    Aim: to identify the role and cost-effectiveness of the ESN in Ireland and to evaluate their impact on patient experiences, quality of life (QoL) and satisfaction with care. Objectives: i) to evaluate the effect of the ESN on patient QoL, patient experiences and satisfaction with care for a cohort of new patients with epilepsy over the first year of attend-ing specialist services, compared with a similar cohort cared for without an ESN; ii) to determine if there is a difference in patient QoL, patient experiences and satisfaction for those who receive care for more than 12 months from services with an ESN, compared to those receiving care from services without an ESN; iii) to identify the role of the ESN in the delivery of patient care within the multidisciplinary healthcare team in Ireland; and iv) to assess the costs to the health service of caring for people with epilepsy in the community in terms of use of hospital, primary and community health services and wider costs to terms of the impact on patients and their families. Higgins A (PI) N Elliott, C Begley, C Doherty, C Normand, M Clarke
    Funding Agency
    Epilepsy Ireland/HRB
    Date From
    2012
    Date To
    2017
  • Title
    An evaluation of a peer mental health mentoring prison programme (POWER study)
    Summary
    Doyle, L (PI), Higgins, A., Keogh, B., Brennan, M. & Morrissey, J.
    Funding Agency
    Suicide or Survive /National Office of Suicide Prevention
    Date From
    February 2015
    Date To
    December 2016
  • Title
    Evaluation of The Teen father project
    Summary
    An evaluation of a community based initiative to increase support for teen fathers to become involved in parenting their child. A Higgins and J Lalor joint PIs) with L Andrews, J De Vries, and G Maguire. Funding Agency: Health Service Executive-North East, €5,000
    Funding Agency
    €5,000 from the Health Service Executive-North East,
  • Title
    The current education/training available for professionals working in mental health services in the Republic of Ireland
    Summary
    PI A Higgins with Jane Alexander, Mary Creaner, Gerry Maguire, Shobha Rani, Eddie McCann, Orla O'Neill, Mick Watts and Malcolm Garland
    Funding Agency
    61,237 from the Mental Health Commission
    Date From
    December 2008
    Date To
    Aug 2009
  • Title
    Literature review using systematic approaches to explore physical illness co-morbidity and related health care interventions among people with mental illness M Nash (PI); A Higgins; V Smith; M Monaghan; P Callaghan; J Eustace- Cooke, M Romanos
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    HSE
    Date From
    2015
    Date To
    2015
  • Title
    EVALUATION STUDY TO EXPLORE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE USE OF AND REDUCTION IN COERCIVE TREATMENTS IN THREE ACUTE IN-PATIENT MENTAL HEALTH UNITS
    Summary
    The objectives are to: 1. Provide a description of each unit to include: background information, description of facilities, environment and coercive treatment practices 2. Examine the factors influencing nurses' decisions to use or refrain from using coercive treatments (seclusion; chemical restraint, physical restraint, segregation and high observation areas) in their practice 3. Describe and explore the service user experience of the use of coercive treatments 4. Provide an analysis of the factors influencing the use of coercive treatments in the three units. 5. Make recommendations for service, practice and education arising from the findings. To achieve the above objectives the primary methodology is mixed methods, collecting and integrating both qualitative and quantitative data. Data will be collected using a combination of interviews, surveys, documentary data and non-participant observation.
    Funding Agency
    Health Service Executive
    Date From
    2020
    Date To
    2022
  • Title
    LGBTIreland: Exploration of mental health issues and LGBTI people in Ireland and public attitudes towards LGBTI people
    Summary
    This national study had two distinct components. Module 1 aimed to gain a better understanding of the lives of LGBTI people with aspecial emphasis on young people. It looked at the factors that may impede or facilitate their mental health and wellbeing. Module 2 assessed public attitudes towards LGBT people to gain a better understanding of how the social environment can shape the lives and wellbeing of LGBTI people. Due to the extraordinary response rate received, this study is the largest study of LGBTI people in Ireland to date, the largest study of transgender people, and the first study with a sample of intersex people. Higgins A (PI); Sharek D; Doyle, L; McCann, E; Sheerin, F; DeVries J; Begley T
    Funding Agency
    GLEN and BeLONGTo
    Date From
    2014
    Date To
    2016
  • Title
    Evaluation of Cancer support Specialist Services
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Katie Nugent Project
    Date From
    3/6/2022
    Date To
    1/12/2023
  • Title
    development of a perinatal educational resource for practitioners
    Summary
    Mind mothers phase 2
    Funding Agency
    Health Service Executive and Nursing and Midwifery Planning Unit
  • Title
    Sex education and Schools: a study of supports and outside facilitators for sex education in secondary schools
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Crisis Pregnancy Agency
  • Title
    Enhancing systems of care for people experiencing comorbid mental health problems and epilepsy (SeeME study)
    Summary
    A qualitative research approach will be used to: i) explore lived experience of PWE with a co-morbid MHP; ii) provide insight into PWE's and practitioners concerns around mental health care; ii) and identify the actions necessary to inform evidence-based policy making and ensure PWE have access to comprehensive mental health care. Data collection: Data will be collected by in-depth, semi-structured interviews and diary/logs with 40 practitioners providing epilepsy care, and interviews with 30 PWE with co-morbid MHPs aged over 18 years. In addition, PWE, practitioners from epilepsy and mental health services will be invited to a world café event to identify actions to support change and influence policy.
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board and Epilepsy Ireland
  • Title
    Maternal health and Maternal Morbidity in Ireland: Phase 2 (MAMMI 2).
    Summary
    Cecily Begley, Valerie Smith, Agnes Higgins, Declan Devane,Mike Clarke, and Michael Turner "
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    2012
    Date To
    2016
  • Title
    Exploring Registered Nurses and Midwife Prescribers current prescribing practice and factors that influence their practice
    Summary
    Mixed methods study
    Funding Agency
    Unfunded
    Date From
    2018
    Date To
    2020
  • Title
    An Evaluation of the WISE UP Sexual education programme
    Summary
    The Wise up project is a sexual health education programme for women from disadvantaged areas which is run by the Crisis Pregnancy Agency. The evaluation of this programmes was carried out in association with Dr Jo Murphy-Lawless and Sinead Pembrooke
    Funding Agency
    25,000 from the Crisis Pregnancy Agency
    Date From
    Oct 2006
    Date To
    Oct 2007
  • Title
    An exploration on the impact of Wellness Workshops on participants knowledge and attitudes to mental health
    Summary
    Higgins, A (PI); Doyle, L; Sharek, D; Keogh, B; DeVries, J; McBennett, P:
    Funding Agency
    Suicide or Survive and National Office of Suicide Prevention
    Date From
    Feb 2012
    Date To
    Sept 2012
  • Title
    An evaluation of the Mental Health Recovery and WRAP education programme
    Summary
    PI Agnes Higgins, with P Callaghan, J Morrissey, B Keogh, M Nash, J DeVries, D Ryan, H Gijbels
    Funding Agency
    35, 246 from the Irish Mental Health Recovery Consortiuum
    Date From
    Jan 2009
    Date To
    June 2010
  • Title
    Developing and testing a tool to evaluate a sexual capacity building programme across time Phase 11
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    HSE and Crisis Pregnancy Programme
    Date From
    2015
    Date To
    2016
  • Title
    Health Research Board The experiences of mothering in women with enduring mental health problems: A feminist perspective (T Tuohy PhD student, A Higgins , J Murphy Lawless)
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    Oct 2009
    Date To
    Oct 2012
  • Title
    Coming off psychotropic medication: peoples experiences and challenges
    Summary
    Higgins A; Watts M; Keogh B; Doyle L
    Funding Agency
    HSE
    Date From
    2016
    Date To
    Current
  • Title
    Accessing help for suicidal behaviour in the Emergency Department
    Summary
    The Emergency Department is often the first port of call for those who have attempted suicide or have engaged in serious self-harm. For many people, the ED is the only healthcare setting they come into contact with after self-harm as a relatively large number of people are not referred on for specialised mental health services while a significant minority will leave the ED before being formally assessed. It is therefore critical that the person's experience in the ED and the interactions they have with staff there is positive. However, this is not always the case. Although the issue of how service users experience the ED has been explored internationally, we have been unable to find any published studies that explored the experiences of service users who present to Emergency Departments in Ireland following an episode of self-harm. Furthermore, as there is still a significant cohort who leave the ED prior to assessment, it is important to better understand the experience of service users in the ED and whether these experiences are linked to intention to stay for assessment and treatment. This is particularly important for those who present with repeated self-harm which makes up approximately 20% of all self-harm presentations in Ireland and is correlated with completed suicide and increased psychiatric morbidity. The aim of this study is to explore the experiences of service users who present to the Emergency Department for treatment of self-harm. Objectives: . To explore service users overall perceptions of care in the Emergency Department following an episode of self-harm; . To specifically explore service users' satisfaction with physical and psychosocial assessment and treatment, discharge referral and after-care, and satisfaction with ED staff; . To identify the reasons those who self-harm leave the Emergency Department before assessment and treatment (this will be a difficult cohort to track and access will have to be negotiated); . To identify how the Emergency Department experience can be improved for service users who self-harm. This aim and objectives are this study are aligned with Goals 4 and 5 of the Irish Suicide Prevention Policy 'Connecting for Life'. Goal 4 aims to enhance accessibility, consistency and care pathways for people vulnerable to suicidal behaviour. This includes the aim to improve psychosocial and psychiatric assessment and care pathways for people vulnerable to suicidal behaviour. Goal 5 aims to ensure safe and high-quality services for people vulnerable to suicide including an aim to improve the response to suicidal behaviour within health and social care services. Doyle, L. (PI), Keogh, B., Morrissey, J. & Higgins, A.
    Funding Agency
    3Ts - Turn the Tide of Suicide
    Date From
    February 2018
    Date To
    2020
  • Title
    Evaluation of Programme to Support Palliative and Hospice Care in the Republic of IrelandMcCarron, M: Higgins A; Larkin, P; Drennan, J; McCallion, P; Payne S; Hynes, G; May, P.
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Title
    Evaluation of the SHARE (sexual health and rehabilitaiton education) Programme
    Summary
    The focus of this reseach in on developing, implementing and evaluating, in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team in the Royal Hospital an education programme on Sexual Health and Rehabilitation education. PI A Higgins with M Nolan, K Mason, A Ring, S Slaicuinaite, B Sheeran, P Flanagan
    Funding Agency
    13,000 from The Royal Hospital Donnybrook
    Date From
    March 2008
    Date To
    February 2009
  • Title
    The evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialists and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioners in Ireland (SCAPE)
    Summary
    PIs C Begley and K Murphy (NUI Galway), plus A Higgins, F Sheerin, I Coyne, J Lalor, N Elliott, C Normand, C Comiskey, D Devane, A Cooney, M Dowling, D Casey, F Farrelly, M Brennan
    Funding Agency
    € 350,000 from NCNM
    Date From
    2008
    Date To
    2010
  • Title
    Effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of healthcare workers - a national survey (The COWORKER Study)
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Health Reserch Board
  • Title
    LGBT+ Ageing Academy: Learning to deliver LGBT+ Inclusive Care ALICE
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    EU Erasmus
  • Title
    EOLAS: An evaluation of a peer and clinician led psychoeducation programme for people diagnosed with severe mental health difficulties Phase 11
    Summary
    . A Higgins (PI) D Heavey
    Funding Agency
    HSE
  • Title
    Development and testing of a toolkit to support nursing and midwifery competency development
    Summary
    National Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery. Higgins A (PI), Begley, C; et al Development and testing of a toolkit to support nursing and midwifery competency development
    Funding Agency
    National Council
    Date From
    2010
    Date To
    2010
  • Title
    Building Capacity for Collaborative Education between Service Users, Family Members and Practitioners within Mental Health Services
    Summary
    A multi site study, informed by Normalization theory and designed to identify the cultural and structural/systemic factors within the mental health service that enable and complicate the delivery of the EOLAS programmes and other recovery oriented service reforms. The research findings will serve to inform the ongoing roll-out of EOLAS so as to overcome difficulties, with a view to ensuring the availability of EOLAS throughout all mental health services in the country on an ongoing basis i.e. being sustainably integrated into the standard care package offered to people who experience psychosis and their families, The findings will also help to embed EOLAS as part of the framework of national policies in relation to recovery, service user engagement, family/carer involvement and change management. Research Team Higgins A (PI); Gibbons P, Healy D; Doyle L; Monahan M;
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    December 2017
    Date To
    2020
  • Title
    The experiences and needs of older LGBT people (55 and over) living in the Republic of Ireland A Higgins; M McCarron; E McCann; F Sheerin, M Glacken
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    GLEN (Gay/Lesbian Equality Network €39,037
    Date From
    Dec 2009
    Date To
    Oct 2010
  • Title
    Support Needs Analysis of the Parents of Children from Our Lady's Children's Hospital Haematology/Oncology Service
    Summary
    Hynes G; Higgins A; Coyne I
    Funding Agency
    The Children's Medical and Research Foundation
    Date From
    2016
    Date To
    Current
  • Title
    An evaluation of the capacity building potential of 'family focused ' initiatives in area of disability
    Summary
    Higgins, A (PI) ; Sheerin, F; Daly, L; Griffiths C; McBennett, P
    Funding Agency
    GENIO
    Date From
    Jan 2012
    Date To
    Oct 2012
  • Title
    On Track - development of online education materials for pregnant and postpartum women in relation to anxiety and sexual health
    Summary
    Researchers Begley C, Daly D, Smith S, Lynch K, Moran P, Hannon K, O'Malley D, Higgins A.
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    2018
    Date To
    2020
  • Title
    Feasibility and acceptability of an online 'real time' delivery of the service user and family education programmes: a proof of concept pilot study [EOLAS-OL study] €
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    HSE, HRB, RCPI
  • Title
    Psychosis Ireland Structured Training and Research Programme (PSI-STAR)
    Summary
    The Psychosis Ireland Structured Training and Research Programme (PSI-STAR) is an all-Ireland, cross-disciplinary training and research programme. It is funded through a Health Research Board Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA), a structured doctoral training program leading to the award of a PhD. The PSI-STAR team is made up of a newly established consortium of leading psychosis researchers, experts through lived experience, clinicians, young people and others, all of whom share an interest in changing how we think and respond to people who experience psychosis. PSI-STAR is made up of five PhD projects, each of which will focus on an issue or experience related to psychosis. Each PhD project will be conducted over four years
    Funding Agency
    HRB
    Date From
    1/09/2022
    Date To
    1/9/2026
  • Title
    An exploration of how psychiatric nurses respond to issues of sexuality in clinical practice
    Summary
    This was my PhD research with the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College. It was supervised by Professors Phil Barker (visiting professor) and Cecily Begley and completed in October 2006
    Funding Agency
    160,446 from the Health Research Board
    Date From
    Oct 2002
    Date To
    Oct 2006
  • Title
    An exploration of the development and impact of peer-led mental health support in the community: A review of Aras Follaain and Gateway. Dublin Mental Health Ireland
    Summary
    Peer support models of service delivery for people with mental health difficulties have increasingly featured in policy and practice both in Ireland and abroad. This research project aimed to (i)examine the role of two community peer-led services; (ii) explore the effectiveness and impact of the peer led services on recovery outcomes and process and (iii) explore if the model of delivery constitute a model of partnership working with mental health services that is compatible with current mental health service priorities Research team Higgins A(PI), Murphy R, Lidenau A, Corrigan C, Downes C
    Funding Agency
    Mental Health Ireland
    Date From
    2016
    Date To
    2016
  • Title
    Mind Mothers: An analysis of the needs and practices of midwives, public health nurse and practice nurses in relation to perinatal mental health
    Summary
    The study consisted of 3 work packages: i)an analysis of nurses and midwives practice and policy in relation to perinatal mental health in Ireland; ii) the development of a best practice guide to support midwifery and nursing practice and iii) the development of an online learning package to support perinatal mental health care based on an the analysis. Higgins A (PI) Carroll M; Monaghan M, Gill A
    Funding Agency
    Health Service Executive and Nursing and Midwifery Planning Unit
    Date From
    Feb 2016
    Date To
    Dec 2017
  • Title
    Safe Spaces, a DFTB LGBTQ+ Study on caring for LGBTQ+ children and young people
    Summary
    Online survey of healthcare staff across the world to explore competency in caring for LGBTQ+ children and young people. Team Dr Dani Hall CHI, Agnes Higgins TCD, Michael Barrett UCD, Damien Roland University of Leister
  • Title
    Advancing Recovery in Ireland: Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change (ImROC) A qualitative Evaluation within Seven Pilot Sites
    Summary
    Higgins A (PI) Repper J; Watts M
    Funding Agency
    HSE
    Date From
    2013
    Date To
    2014
  • Title
    Building research capacity using an action research approach
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    St Joseph's Learning Disability Service St Ita's Hospital Portrane in association with the National
    Date From
    2005
    Date To
    2006

Health Care & Health Services (including Health Technology and Health Information Systems), Mental Health (including Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology),

Recognition

  • Elected Fellow (Ad Eundem) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2016
  • Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science 2009
  • Scholarship Awards, University Examination, University College Dublin 1991
  • Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, Trinity College Dublin 2002
  • Master in Arts jure officii (MA jo) Trinity College Dublin 2010
  • Elected to Trinty Fellowship 2014
  • Horatio Fellowship for contribution to mental health nursing in Europe 2023
  • Health Research Board Fellowship 2003
  • Scholarship Awards, University Examination, University College Dublin 1992
  • Executive member of Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing 2022
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Tutors Division) Present
  • Member of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society 2012
  • Member and active participant of the Irish Hospice Foundation Research Committee 2009
  • International Grounded Theory Institute Present
  • Expert panel member of Horatio (Representative Organisation for Mental Health Nurses in Europe) 2016-ongoing
  • External Member of Review Panel for School of Health Science, Nottingham University 2010
  • External Examiner Higher Diploma in Mental Health Nursing Dublin City University 2008-2010
  • Research steering group Role and Function of the Psychiatric Nurse. Funded by the Department of Health 1996-1997
  • Research steering group TCD Public, Patient Involvement (PPI) in Research 2017-2020
  • Steering group member of Trinity Centre of Practice and Health care Innovation 2018 and ongoing
  • External Examiner Grainne Martin Anxious anticipation and parental alcohol abuse a grounded theory study. Thesis submitted in part fulfillment for Doctor of Psychotherapy Dublin City University 2023
  • HSE National Group with responsibility for developing a Service Model for people who identify asTransgender 2016-2018
  • Advisor to Mental Health Reform research committee. (National Coalition) www.mentalhealthreform.ie 2022 ongoing
  • Founding member, inaugural Chairperson of the Executive of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing and current executive member 2009
  • National Council for Education Awards Accreditation Committee for the Diploma in Nursing (psychiatric) in Letterkenny Institute of Technology 1997
  • Health Research Board National Committee on developing national mental health research strategy July 2023
  • LGBTIreland - Embedding LGBT Champions Programme into the Irish healthcare / social care services /systems for older people. 2020 and ongoing
  • Department of Health and Children's research committee, which developed the National Research Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery Research in Ireland. 2001
  • National Council for Education Awards Accreditation Committee for the Diploma in Nursing (psychiatric) in Waterford Institute of Technology 1997
  • Visiting Professor University of Ulster 2014-2018
  • External Examiner MSc Mental Health Interventions Middlesex University, London 2009-2012
  • External Examiner Catherine Conchar Identity, power and authenticity: a qualitative case study exploring the experiences of staff with lived experience of mental health problems within a UK mental health trust. Submitted for award of PhD University of Nottingham 8th December
  • External Examiner BSc in Nursing, Waterford Institute of Technology 2004-2008
  • Research steering HSE PRIMERA research implementing child centred intervention 2016-2018
  • Research steering Nurse Prescribing: Issues for Palliative Care Nurses working in a community setting. Funded by the Irish Association for Palliative care and the Department of Health. 2002-2203
  • National steering group for implementing policy recommendations from Mental Health Nurses in Ireland report (HSE) 2017
  • Cyprus University of Technology, External Reviewer for Promotion 2019
  • External examiner for PhD Transfer/continuation School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Dublin 2008/2012
  • External Examiner Diploma in Nursing (Psychiatry), Trinity College Dublin. 1997-2000
  • National HSE Group for developing standards for mental health recovery education in Ireland 2019-2020
  • Faculty of Nursing at Al-Ahliyya Amman University Jordan, External Reviewer for promotion 2019
  • External Examiner BSc in Nursing, University of Limerick 2007-2008
  • International Steering Group on Open Dialogue in Mental Health 2016 ongoing
  • Committee member of European Network Training, Education and Research Mental Health 2013- ongoing
  • Research steering group HSE IMROc project: Implementation of Recovery into practice 2013-2016
  • Chairperson of Board of Mental Health Reform. (National Coalition) www.mentalhealthreform.ie 2016
  • Member of the National Evaluation Advisory Group for Connecting for Life(National Suicide Strategy) 2017 ongoing
  • Research steering groups HEA Innovation and Transformation Project: Student Support Services' Retention and Engagement 2019 and ongoing
  • National Steering Group for Implementing strategy for mental health nursing in Ireland 2018 and ongoing
  • Examination. Jason Hickey. A grounded theory of recovery among people with mental illness in Qatar. Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) University of Manchester 2018
  • Steering group member of Trinity Centre for Maternity Care Research 2018 and ongoing
  • National steering group for implementing and evaluating on recovery oriented services in Irish mental health services (HSE) 2016-2018
  • External Examining Julie Wells The exploration of the determinants influencing the use and provision of services for older people with Functional Mental Illness. Thesis submitted for PhD Robert Gordon University Aberdeen 2023
  • Reseach steering group The development and evaluation of a pilot training programme for health and social care professional providing palliative and oncology care to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people. Funded by the Irish Hospice Foundation, The Irish Cancer Society and Health Service Executive 2010-2011
  • Editorial Board for Grounded Theory Review (International Journal) 2020 and ongoing
  • External Reviewer for promotion, University College Cork, Dublin City University, University College Cork 2010-15
  • National steering group for implementation of EOLAS programmes within HSE 2023 ongoing
  • Reviewer for: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing/Journal of Mental Health/International Journal of Mental Health Nursing/Journal of Advanced Nursing/Journal of Clinical Nursing/Nurse Education in Practice/Nurse Education Today/The Grounded Theory Review/International Journal of Nursing Studies/ Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology/BMC Health Services Research/BMC Psychiatry/BMC research/BMC/Midwifery/Irish Journal of Psychological medicine/Epilepsy and Behaviour/International Journal of Qualitative Studies 2003
  • Board Member of Kyrie Farm mental health project 2021