Dr. Pádraig Mac Neela

BA, Ph.D

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Dept. of Psychology
Room 106, Cois Abhann
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5121
E: padraig.macneela@nuigalway.ie
 

Biography

Research Interests

Homelessness, voluntary sector, volunteering, civic engagement

Clinical judgement and decision-making, decision making

Alcohol use, binge drinking, youth culture, substance misuse, sexual health, sexuality, sexual identity

Chronic back pain, chronic low back pain, chronic pain 

General practice, nursing, mental health nursing, psychiatric nursing, clinical nursing

Qualitative research, interpretative phenomenological analysis, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, participatory action research  

 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Assessment of the Psychometric Properties fo the Drinking Motives Questionnaire - Revised Among Irish Drinkers'
Regan, D., McCaffrey, J., Walsh, C., MacNeela, P., & Morrison, T. G. (2017) 'Assessment of the Psychometric Properties fo the Drinking Motives Questionnaire - Revised Among Irish Drinkers'. European Journal Of Psychological Assessment, Advance online first publication [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'What about me? The Loss of Self through the experience of Traumatic Childbirth'
Byrne, V; Egan, J; MacNeela, P; Sarma, K. M. (2017) 'What about me? The Loss of Self through the experience of Traumatic Childbirth'. Midwifery, 51 (1):1-11 [Details]
(2017) 'From cared to carers: Adolescent transition at a time of maternal cancer'
Rodriguez L., Groarke A., Dolan P & MacNeela P. (2017) 'From cared to carers: Adolescent transition at a time of maternal cancer'. Children’s Research Digest, 3 (2):77-82 [Details]
(2016) 'Effectiveness of a biopsychosocial e-learning intervention on the clinical judgements of medical students and GP trainees regarding future risk of disability in patients with chronic lower back pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'
Dwyer, CP,Durand, H,MacNeela, P,Reynolds, B,Hamm, RM,Main, CJ,O'Connor, LL,Conneely, S,Taheny, D,Slattery, BW,O'Neill, C,NicGabhainn, S,Murphy, AW,Kropmans, T,McGuire, BE (2016) 'Effectiveness of a biopsychosocial e-learning intervention on the clinical judgements of medical students and GP trainees regarding future risk of disability in patients with chronic lower back pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'. BMJ Open, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'When Parents Separate and One Parent 'Comes Out' as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual: Sons and Daughters Engage with the Tension that Occurs When Their Family Unit Changes'
Daly SC;MacNeela P;MacNeela P;Sarma KM; (2015) 'When Parents Separate and One Parent 'Comes Out' as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual: Sons and Daughters Engage with the Tension that Occurs When Their Family Unit Changes'. Plos One, 10 (12) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Quality of life and resilience related to chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in patients post treatment with platinums and taxanes'
Egan M, Meskell P, Burke E, MacNeela P, Dowling M (2015) 'Quality of life and resilience related to chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in patients post treatment with platinums and taxanes'. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20 (5):385-398 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Freedom, invisibility, and community: a qualitative study of self-identification with asexuality'
MacNeela P;Murphy A; (2015) 'Freedom, invisibility, and community: a qualitative study of self-identification with asexuality'. Archives Of Sexual Behavior, 44 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Experiences of chronic low back pain: a meta-ethnography of qualitative research'
MacNeela, P,Doyle, C,O'Gorman, D,Ruane, N,McGuire, BE (2015) 'Experiences of chronic low back pain: a meta-ethnography of qualitative research'. Health Psychology Review, 9 :63-82 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Process and Positive Development: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of University Student Volunteering'
MacNeela, P,Gannon, N (2014) 'Process and Positive Development: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of University Student Volunteering'. Journal Of Adolescent Research, 29 :407-436 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Comparing the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention with a waiting list control among adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'
Hayes, S,Hogan, M,Dowd, H,Doherty, E,O'Higgins, S,Gabhainn, SN,MacNeela, P,Murphy, AW,Kropmans, T,O'Neill, C,Newell, J,McGuire, BE (2014) 'Comparing the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention with a waiting list control among adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'. BMJ Open, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Adolescent acculturation experiences: A meta-ethnography of qualitative research'
Kennedy, LA,MacNeela, P (2014) 'Adolescent acculturation experiences: A meta-ethnography of qualitative research'. International Journal Of Intercultural Relations, 40 :126-140 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A risk to himself: Attitudes toward psychiatric patients and choice of psychosocial strategies among nurses in medical-surgical units'
MacNeela, P,Scott, PA,Treacy, M,Hyde, A,O'Mahony, R (2012) 'A risk to himself: Attitudes toward psychiatric patients and choice of psychosocial strategies among nurses in medical-surgical units'. Research In Nursing & Health, 35 :200-213 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A young person's game: Immersion and distancing in bar work'
Conway, T,MacNeela, P (2012) 'A young person's game: Immersion and distancing in bar work'. Psychology & Health, 27 :971-989 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Keeping Your Balance Freedom and Regulation in Female University Students' Drinking Practices'
MacNeela, P,Bredin, O (2011) 'Keeping Your Balance Freedom and Regulation in Female University Students' Drinking Practices'. Journal Of Health Psychology, 16 :284-293 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'The Irish nursing minimum data set for mental health - a valid and reliable tool for the collection of standardised nursing data'
Morris, R,MacNeela, P,Scott, A,Treacy, MP,Hyde, A,Matthews, A,Morrison, T,Drennan, J,Byrne, A (2010) 'The Irish nursing minimum data set for mental health - a valid and reliable tool for the collection of standardised nursing data'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 19 :359-367 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'We Need to Get You Focused: General Practitioners' Representations of Chronic Low Back Pain Patients'
MacNeela, P,Gibbons, A,McGuire, B,Murphy, A (2010) 'We Need to Get You Focused: General Practitioners' Representations of Chronic Low Back Pain Patients'. Qualitative Health Research, 20 :977-986 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Psychosocial care in mental health nursing: a think aloud study'
MacNeela, P,Clinton, G,Place, C,Scott, A,Treacy, P,Hyde, A,Dowd, H (2010) 'Psychosocial care in mental health nursing: a think aloud study'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 66 :1297-1307 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Seen as Core: A Delphi Consensus Study of Essential Elements of Mental Health Nursing Care in Ireland'
MacNeela, P,Morris, R,Scott, A,Treacy, MP,Hyde, A (2010) 'Seen as Core: A Delphi Consensus Study of Essential Elements of Mental Health Nursing Care in Ireland'. Archives Of Psychiatric Nursing, 24 :339-348 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'In the know: cognitive and social factors in mental health nursing assessment'
MacNeela, P,Scott, A,Treacy, P,Hyde, A (2010) 'In the know: cognitive and social factors in mental health nursing assessment'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 19 :1298-1306 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'The give and take of volunteering: Motives, benefits and personal connections among Irish volunteers'
MacNeela, P. (2008) 'The give and take of volunteering: Motives, benefits and personal connections among Irish volunteers'. Voluntas, 19 :125-139 [Details]
(2008) 'Ambiguities and conflicting results: The limitations of the kappa statistic in establishing the interrater reliability of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for mental health: A discussion paper'
Morris, R., MacNeela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., & Hyde, A. (2008) 'Ambiguities and conflicting results: The limitations of the kappa statistic in establishing the interrater reliability of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for mental health: A discussion paper'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45, 645-647, [Details]
(2007) 'Reconsidering the conceptualization of nursing workload: literature review'
Morris, R., MacNeela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., Hyde, A. (2007) 'Reconsidering the conceptualization of nursing workload: literature review'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 57 :463-471 [Details]
(2007) 'Lost in translation or the true text: Mental health representations of psychology'
MacNeela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., Hyde, A. (2007) 'Lost in translation or the true text: Mental health representations of psychology'. Qualitative Health Research, 17 (4):501-509 [Details]
(2006) 'Social regulation, medicalisation and the nurse's role: Insights from an analysis of nursing documentation'
Hyde, A,Treacy, MMP,Scott, AP,Mac Neela, P,Butler, M,Drennan, J,Kate, I,Byrne, A (2006) 'Social regulation, medicalisation and the nurse's role: Insights from an analysis of nursing documentation'. International Journal Of Nursing Studies, 43 :735-744 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Towards a nursing minimum data set for Ireland: making Irish nursing visible'
Butler, M,Treacy, M,Scott, A,Hyde, A,MacNeela, P,Irving, K,Byrne, A,Drennan, J (2006) 'Towards a nursing minimum data set for Ireland: making Irish nursing visible'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 55 :364-375 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Discursive practices in the documentation of patient assessments'
Irving, K,Treacy, M,Scott, A,Hyde, A,Butler, M,MacNeela, P (2006) 'Discursive practices in the documentation of patient assessments'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 53 :151-159 [Details]
(2006) 'Developing a data dictionary for the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set'
Henry, P., Mac Neela, P., Clinton, G., Scott, A., Treacy, P., Butler, M. et al. (2006) 'Developing a data dictionary for the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set'. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 122 :510-513 [Details]
(2006) 'Nursing Minimum Data Sets: A conceptual analysis and review'
Mac Neela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, P., Hyde, A. (2006) 'Nursing Minimum Data Sets: A conceptual analysis and review'. Nursing Inquiry, 13 :44-51 [Details]
(2005) 'Managing and being managed: The experience of paid staff and volunteers in health and social care voluntary groups'
Mac Neela, P. (2005) 'Managing and being managed: The experience of paid staff and volunteers in health and social care voluntary groups'. Journal of Volunteer Administration, 23 :11-15 [Details]
(2005) 'Modes of rationality in nursing documentation: Biology, biography and marginal ‘voice of nursing’'
Hyde, A., Treacy, M.P., Scott, P.A., Butler, M., Drennan, J., Byrne, A., Mac Neela, P., & Hanrahan, M. (2005) 'Modes of rationality in nursing documentation: Biology, biography and marginal ‘voice of nursing’'. Nursing Inquiry, 12 :66-77 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Judgement and decision making'
MacNeela, P., Scott, A., Clinton, G., Pontin, D., Sellman, D. (2016) 'Judgement and decision making' In: Becoming a nurse: Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2005) 'From structures to attitudes: A process model of empowerment, job satisfaction and affective commitment. In C. Korunka & P. Hoffmann (Eds.), Change and quality in human service work (pp. 83-96)'
Mac Neela, P., Scott, A., Daneshmandi-Walsh, A., & Gallagher, P. (2005) 'From structures to attitudes: A process model of empowerment, job satisfaction and affective commitment. In C. Korunka & P. Hoffmann (Eds.), Change and quality in human service work (pp. 83-96)' In: Munich: Hampp Publishers. [Details]
(2009) 'Clinical decision making. In D. Sellman (Ed.), On becoming a nurse. P. 226-241'
Scott, P.A., Mac Neela, P., & Clinton, G. (2009) 'Clinical decision making. In D. Sellman (Ed.), On becoming a nurse. P. 226-241' In: Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) 30th European Health Psychology Society Conference
Carr, E., Walsh, J.C., Groarke, A. (2016) Investigating the Efficacy of a Smartphone Application: Breast Awareness and Breast Cancer Worry 30th European Health Psychology Society Conference [Details]
(2014) Chronic pain in school-aged children in Ireland. Results from the PRIME-C study on prevalence, impact and economic costs
O’Higgins, S., Hayes, S., Doherty, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., MacNeela, P., Murphy, A., Kropmans, T., O’Neill, C. & McGuire, B. (2014) O’Higgins, S., Hayes, S., Doherty, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., MacNeela, P., Murphy, A., Kropmans, T., O’Neill, C. & McGuire, B Chronic pain in school-aged children in Ireland. Results from the PRIME-C study on prevalence, impact and economic costs Innsbruck, [Details]
(2010) Psychological Society of Ireland, Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, May 2010:
Mulveen, R., MacNeela, P., McGuire, B., O'Gorman, D. (2010) General Practitioners’ perceptions of chronic back pain patients: A motivational analysis Psychological Society of Ireland, Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, May 2010: [Details]
(2007) 6th European Conference of Acendio
MacNeela, P. (2007) The validation of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for general and mental health nursing in Ireland 6th European Conference of Acendio [Details]
(2006) ACENDIO Conference
MacNeela, P. (2006) Developing a data dictionary for the Irish Nursing Minimum Dataset. 9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics; ACENDIO Conference Bled, Slovenia, [Details]
(2006) International Journal of Nursing Terminologies & Classification, 17, 1, 47
Byrne, A., Drennan, J., Treacy, P., Scott, P.A., Hyde, A., Mac Neela, P., Butler, M. et al. (2006) Developing the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set: Findings of a pilot study International Journal of Nursing Terminologies & Classification, 17, 1, 47 [Details]
(2005) 5th European Conference of ACENDIO
MacNeela, P. (2005) alking psychologically: Mental health nurses' use of psychology in describing problems, interventions and outcomes 5th European Conference of ACENDIO [Details]
(2005) European Health Psychology Society
Carey, C., Mac Neela, P., & Gallagher, P. (2005) Benefits and challenges: The experience of volunteers working in the provision of health and social care services European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2011) 10th Annual Conference Quality and Innovation: Achieving Excellence in Patient Care, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland Conference, Dublin, 10th November
Begley, C., Murphy, K., Higgins, A., Elliott, N., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Coyne, I., Comiskey, C., Normand, C., Casey, D., Dowling, M., Devane, D., Cooney, A., Farrelly, F., Brennan, M., Meskell, P., MacNeela, P. (2011) An evaluation of specialist clinical nurse and midwife and advanced nurse and midwife practitioner roles in Ireland (SCAPE) 10th Annual Conference Quality and Innovation: Achieving Excellence in Patient Care, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland Conference, Dublin, 10th November [Details]
(2004) Calgary: ACTA Press
Gurrin, C., MacNeela, P., Smeaton, A.F., Lee, H., Browne, P., & McDonald, K. (2004) Fischlár-Nursing: Using digital video libraries to teach nursing students. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Web-based education (pp. 111-116) Calgary: ACTA Press [Details]
(2005) Bern: Verlag Hans Huber
Henry, P., Scott, A., Tracey, P., Clinton, G., MacNeela, P., Corbally, M., Hyde, A. et al. (2005) The Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set: Towards a framework. In N. Oud, W. Sermeus, & M. Ehnfors (Eds.), ACENDIO 2005: Proceedings of the fifth biennial European Conference of the Association for Common Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (pp. 372-381) Bern: Verlag Hans Huber [Details]
(2005) Bern: Verlag Hans Huber
Mac Neela, P., Scott, A., Treacy, M.P., & Hyde, A. (2005) Talking psychologically: Mental health nurses' use of psychology in describing problems, interventions and outcomes. In N. Oud, W. Sermeus, & M. Ehnfors (Eds.), ACENDIO 2005: Proceedings of the fifth biennial European Conference of the Association for Common Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (pp. 184-189) Bern: Verlag Hans Huber [Details]
(2006) Amsterdam: IOS Press
Henry, P., Mac Neela, P., Clinton, G., Scott, A., Treacy, P., Butler, M., Hyde, A., et al. (2006) In H.A. Park, P. Murray, & C. Delaney (Eds.), Consumer-centred computer-supported care for healthy people: Proceedings of NI2006, (pp. 510-514) Amsterdam: IOS Press [Details]
(2007) Amsterdam: Oud Consultancy
Henry, P., Clinton, G., Scott, P.A., Mac Neela, P., Treacy, P., Hyde, A. et al. (2007) The INMDS nursing information tool: A proof of concept. In N. Oud, F. Sheerin, M. Ehnfors and W. Sermeus (eds.), ACENDIO 2007: Proceedings of the 6th biennial European Conference of the Association for Common Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (pp. 68-72) Amsterdam: Oud Consultancy [Details]
(2007) Amsterdam: Oud Consultancy
Morris, R., Byrne, A.S., Scott, P.A., Treacy, P., MacNeela, P., Hyde, A., Drennan, J. et al. (2007) The validation of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for general and mental health nursing in Ireland. In In N. Oud, F. Sheerin, M. Ehnfors and W. Sermeus (eds.), ACENDIO 2007: Proceedings of the 6th biennial European Conference of the Association for Common Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (pp. 72) Amsterdam: Oud Consultancy [Details]
(2007) Amsterdam: Oud Consultancy
Mac Neela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., Hyde, A., Clinton, G., Irving, K., & Lehwaldt, D. (2007) Mild, moderate, severe: Using decision making data to clarify levels of nursing problem states. In N. Oud, F. Sheerin, M. Ehnfors and W. Sermeus (eds.), ACENDIO 2007: Proceedings of the 6th biennial European Conference of the Association for Common Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (pp. 91-92) Amsterdam: Oud Consultancy [Details]
(2007) Amsterdam: Oud Consultancy
Morris, R., Matthews, A., Mac Neela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., Hyde, A., & Byrne, A. (2007) Conceptual and statistical considerations in the factor analysis of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for mental health nursing. In N. Oud, F. Sheerin, M. Ehnfors and W. Sermeus (eds.), ACENDIO 2007: Proceedings of the 6th biennial European Conference of the Association for Common Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (pp. 130) Amsterdam: Oud Consultancy [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of the SMART Consent Workshop on Sexual Consent for Third Level Students.
MacNeela, P., Byrnes, E., O'Higgins, S., Seery, C., Silke, C. (2017) Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of the SMART Consent Workshop on Sexual Consent for Third Level Students. School of Psychology, Galway. [Details]
(2017) Preventing family homeless: Tenancy sustainment and community outreach.
Padraig MacNeela (2017) Preventing family homeless: Tenancy sustainment and community outreach. Galway Simon Community, Galway. [Details]
(2011) An Evaluation of Specialist Clinical Nurse and Midwife and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE).
Begley, C. Murphy, K. Higgins, A. Elliott, N. Lalor, J. Sheerin, F. Coyne, I. Comiskey, C. Normand, C, Casey, D. Dowling, M. Devane, D. Cooney, A. Farrelly, F. Brennan, M. Meskell, P.& MacNeela, P. (2011) An Evaluation of Specialist Clinical Nurse and Midwife and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE). National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
(2008) Benefits and barriers to involvement: Understanding and assessing the personal outcomes of volunteering. Report to the Third Sector Research Programme.
Mac Neela, P., & Gallagher, P. (2008) Benefits and barriers to involvement: Understanding and assessing the personal outcomes of volunteering. Report to the Third Sector Research Programme. Department of Psychology, NUI Galway. [Details]
(2006) Community nursing in Ireland: An exploration of the core nursing elements of care provided by Registered General Nurses in the community setting.
Scott, A., Hayes, E., Mac Neela, P. (2006). (2006) Community nursing in Ireland: An exploration of the core nursing elements of care provided by Registered General Nurses in the community setting. School of Nursing, Dublin City University, Dublin. [Details]
(2006) Report on the Delphi study of Irish nurses to articulate the core elements of nursing care in Ireland.
Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., MacNeela, P., Hyde, A., Morris, R. Drennan, J. et al. (2006) Report on the Delphi study of Irish nurses to articulate the core elements of nursing care in Ireland. Dublin: School of Nursing, DCU, and School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD, Dublin. [Details]
(2004) The management of dual diagnosis in mental health and addiction services in Ireland.
MacGabhannn, L., Scheele, A., Gallagher, P., MacNeela, P., Moore, G., Dunne, T., Philbin, M. (2004) The management of dual diagnosis in mental health and addiction services in Ireland. National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Dublin. [Details]
(2004) Housing and related needs of refugees and asylum seekers.
Kenna, P., MacNeela, P. (2004) Housing and related needs of refugees and asylum seekers. Vincentian Refugee Centre, Dublin. [Details]
(2004) Individuals and organisations: An exploration of the volunteering process in health and social groups. Final report to the Third Sector Research Programme, Royal Irish Academy.
MacNeela, P. (2004) Individuals and organisations: An exploration of the volunteering process in health and social groups. Final report to the Third Sector Research Programme, Royal Irish Academy. School of Nursing, DCU, Dubin. [Details]
(2004) A review of harm reduction approaches in Ireland and evidence from the international literature.
Moore, G., McCarthy, P., MacNeela, P., MacGabhann, L., Philbin, M., Proudfoot, D. (2004) A review of harm reduction approaches in Ireland and evidence from the international literature. National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Dublin. [Details]
(1999) Homelessness in Galway. Galway: Galway Simon Community.
MacNeela, P. (1999) Homelessness in Galway. Galway: Galway Simon Community. Galway Simon Community, Galway. [Details]
(2017) Discovering the Power in Me: Evaluation report.
Padraig MacNeela (2017) Discovering the Power in Me: Evaluation report. Spinal Injuries Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
(2016) Finding your way with ADHD: Struggles and solutions.
Padraig MacNeela (2016) Finding your way with ADHD: Struggles and solutions. Irish National Council for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Galway. [Details]
(2014) Young People, Alcohol and Sex: What’s Consent Got To Do With It?.
Mac Neela, Pádraig; Conway, Thomas; Kavanagh, Siobhán; Kennedy, Lisa Ann; McCaffrey, John (2014) Young People, Alcohol and Sex: What’s Consent Got To Do With It?. Rape Crisis Network Ireland, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) Evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE) Summary Report.
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. (2010) Evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE) Summary Report. National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
(2010) An Evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE).
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. (2010) An Evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE). NCNM, Dublin. [Details]
(2004) Housing and Refugees- The Real Picture.
Kenna, P & MacNeela, P. (2004) Housing and Refugees- The Real Picture. Vincentian Refugee Centre, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
RESPECT All-island Irish Research Network on Sexual Violence,
MacNeela, P. Sexual Consent: An Emerging Topic For Third Level Education – Identifying Needs, Developing Engagement Strategies, and Implementing Them. RESPECT All-island Irish Research Network on Sexual Violence, . [Details]
RCSI 25th Annual International Research Conf,
Hayes E., Corbally M., Scott P.A., Treacy P., MacNeela P., Hyde A Children’s Nursing in Ireland: Contribution of Children’s Nurses to caring for children within Irish hospitals. [Oral Presentation], RCSI 25th Annual International Research Conf, Dublin . [Details]
(2010) European Health Psychology Society,,
Mulveen, R., MacNeela, P., McGuire, B., O'Gorman, D. (2010) Using person-centred research to identify support needs of people experiencing chronic low back pain.. 24th European Health Psychology Conference,. [Oral Presentation], European Health Psychology Society,, Cluj, Romania , 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference,,
MacNeela, P., Mulveen, R., McGuire, B., O'Gorman, D. (2010) Exploring the person’s journey through the illness trajectory of chronic low back pain. [Oral Presentation], British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference,, Belfast , 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2008) Psychological Society of Ireland, Annual Conference,
Gibbons, A., & MacNeela, P. (2008) A qualitative analysis of GPs' representations of patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Psychological Society of Ireland, Annual Conference, Galway , 01-OCT-08. [Details]
(2007) 9th Nursing Research Conference,
Morris R., Scott P.A. Treacy P. MacNeela P. Hyde A (2007) An investigation into the core elements of Irish Mental Health Nursing Care using consensus methodology. [Oral Presentation], 9th Nursing Research Conference, Madrid , 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007) RCSI Nursing Conference,
Corbally M., Scott P.A., Treacy P., MacNeela P., Hyde A (2007) Making the invisible visible – exploring mental health nurses’ conceptualisations of mental health nursing practice. [Oral Presentation], RCSI Nursing Conference, Dublin , 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007) Centre for Pain Research research meeting,
Gibbons, A., & MacNeela, P. (2007) Chronic low back pain: A judgement analysis of GPs' clinical judgements and decisions. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Centre for Pain Research research meeting, Galway , 01-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007) 10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference,
MacNeela, P. (2007) Person and place: the meaning of assessment in mental health nursing. 1. [Oral Presentation], 10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Dublin , 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006) International Nursing Research Conference,
MacNeela, P. (2006) Establishing the inter rater reliability and the construct validity of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for Mental Health Nursing. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Nursing Research Conference, Seville , 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006) CAPO Conference,
Butler MM, Treacy MP, Scott A, Hyde A, Byrne A, Drennan J, Irving K, MacNeela P (2006) Oncology nurses’ interventions and contribution to patient care: an exploration of nurses’ perceptions and recordings. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], CAPO Conference, Toronto , 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006) 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making,
MacNeela, P. (2006) The judgement and decision making performance in practice tool: Idiographic assessment to support critical reflection on practice. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Toronto , 01-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006) 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,
Morris R., Scott P.A., Treacy P., MacNeela P., Hyde A., Corbally M., Henry P., Clinton G., Walsh-Daneshmandi A., Butler M., Drennan J., Irving K., Byrne A (2006) Using Delphi methodology to investigate what Irish Mental Health nurses consider to be the core elements of their nursing practice. [Oral Presentation], 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, TCD, Dublin , 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006) 4th Biennial Conf. Nanda Nic Noc,
Henry P., Scott P.A., Treacy P., MacNeela P., Hyde A., Morris R., Clinton G., Corbally M., Butler M., Drennan J., Irving K., Byrne A (2006) Developing a data dictionary for the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set. 2006. [Oral Presentation], 4th Biennial Conf. Nanda Nic Noc, Chicago , 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006) 2nd International Congress on Innovations in Nursing,
Treacy P., Butler M, Scott P.A, Hyde A, MacNeela P, Drennan J, Irving K, Byrne A (2006) Capturing the General Nursing Contribution to Care : Developing a Nursing Minimum Data set. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2nd International Congress on Innovations in Nursing, Fremantle, Australia , 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2005) TCD International Nursing Conference,
Morris R., MacNeela P., Scott P.A., Treacy P., Hyde A (2005) What do we mean by a nurses work? Rethinking the conceptualisation of nursing workload. [Oral Presentation], TCD International Nursing Conference, Dublin , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) International Association for the Study of Pain, 13th World Congress on Pain, Montreal, September 2010,
McGuire, B., MacNeela, P., Mulveen, R., O'Gorman, D. (2005) The meaning of motivation in chronic low back pain: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the Study of Pain, 13th World Congress on Pain, Montreal, September 2010, Montreal , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) International Congress of Nurses,
Morris R., MacNeela P., Scott P.A., Treacy P., Hyde A., Henry P., Corbally M., Irving K., Butler M., Drennan J (2005) Proposing a new model of nursing workload. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Nurses, London , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) ACENDIO April ‘05,
Henry P, Clinton G., MacNeela P. Scott P.A. Treacy P. Hyde A., Corbally M., Walsh-Daneshmandi A, Morris R, Butler M., Drennan J., Byrne A., Irving, K (2005) The Irish Minimum Dataset: Towards a Framework. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ACENDIO April ‘05, Amsterdam , 01-APR-05. [Details]
(2005) Royal College of Nursing Conference,
Corbally M., Scott P.A., Treacy P., MacNeela P., Hyde A., Hanrahan M (2005) Mental health nurses’s records: Overview of an analysis. [Oral Presentation], Royal College of Nursing Conference, Cambrdige, UK , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) RCSI Nursing Conference,
McGovern S, Scott P.A., Treacy P M., MacNeela P., Hyde A., Hanrahan M., Butler MM, Irving K, Drennan J., Slattery L (2005) Conceptualisations of Mental Health Nursing: Exploratory Study. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], RCSI Nursing Conference, Dublin , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) NNN Conference,
Henry P., Scott P.A., Treacy P., MacNeela P., Hyde A., Corbally M., Morris R., Irving K., Butler M., Byrne A., Drennan J (2005) A Nursing Minimum Dataset in the Irish Context – Mental Health. [Oral Presentation], NNN Conference, Chicago , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,
Drennan J, Byrne A, Treacy P., Scott P.A., MacNeela P. Hyde A., Butler M., Irving K., Morris R., Corbally M., Henry P., Clinton G (2005) The Use of the Delphi Technique in the Development of a Nursing Minimum Dataset for General Nursing. [Oral Presentation], 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, TCD, Dublin , 01-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005) HISI Conference,
Henry P., Irving K., Scott P.A., Treacy P., MacNeela P., Hyde A., Corbally M., Morris R., Butler M., Byrne A., Drennan J (2005) Irish Nursing Minimum Dataset: A combination of mental health and general data. [Oral Presentation], HISI Conference, Dublin , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) NNN Conference,
Irving K., Treacy P., Scott P.A. Hyde A., MacNeela P., Butler M., Drennan J., Byrne A., Henry P., Corbally M., Morris R (2005) Documentation Practices – Nursing Minimum Dataset in the Irish Context. [Oral Presentation], NNN Conference, Chicago , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making,
MacNeela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M., Hyde, A. (2005) The judgement and decision making performance in practice tool: Idiographic assessment to support critical reflection on practice. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, San Francisco , 01-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005) 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making; Presenter, with other members of DCU / UCD collaborative research team,
MacNeela, P. (2005) Mental health nursing assessment: Process and context. [Poster Presentation], 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making; Presenter, with other members of DCU / UCD collaborative research team, Toronto , 01-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005) Mental Health Nurse Managers Ireland Conference,
Hayes E., Scott P.A., Treacy P., MacNeela P., Hyde A., Henry P., Morris R., Corbally M., Clinton., Irving K., Butler M., Byrne A., Drennan J (2005) Health Research Board Funded Program of Research in Nursing. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Mental Health Nurse Managers Ireland Conference, Letterkenny , 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) Singapore Ministry of Health July ‘05,
Butler MM, Treacy MP, Scott P.A., Hyde A., MacNeela P., Byrne A., Drennan J., Irving K., Henry P., Morris R., Clinton G (2005) Idenitifying Nursing-Sensitive Outcome Indicators for a Nursing Minimum Dataset in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Singapore Ministry of Health July ‘05, Singapore , 01-JUL-05. [Details]
(2005) ACENDIO April ‘05,
Byrne A, Drennan J, Treacy P., Scott P.A., Hyde A., MacNeela P., Irving K., Butler M., Morris R., Corbally M., Henry P (2005) The Development of a Nursing Minimum Data Set In Ireland: The use of the Delphi Technique with General Nurses. Conference paper. [Oral Presentation], ACENDIO April ‘05, Amsterdam , 01-APR-05. [Details]
(2004) International Nursing Conference, TCD,
Butler MM, Treacy MP, Scott A, Hyde A, Byrne A, Drennan J, Irving K, MacNeela P (2004) Nursing decision making: general nurses’ conceptualisations of the nursing contribution to patient care. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Nursing Conference, TCD, TCD, Dublin , 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004) 12th Biennial Conference of the Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers,
MacNeela, P. (2004) Patient phenomena, nursing interventions and patient outcomes in mental health nursing: Findings of a Delphi survey. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 12th Biennial Conference of the Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers, Lisbon , 01-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004) RCSI Nursing Conference,
Irving K., Treacy P., Scott P.A. Hyde A., MacNeela P., Butler M., Drennan J., Byrne A., Henry P., Corbally M., Morris R (2004) Content Analysis of Irish Nurses documentation. [Oral Presentation], RCSI Nursing Conference, Dublin , 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004) 8th Nursing Research Conference,
MacNeela, P. (2004) Mental health nurses' contribution to patient care in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 8th Nursing Research Conference, Lisbon , 01-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004) Sigma Theta Thau International Nursing Conference,
MacNeela, P. (2004) Consensus building on the work of mental health nurses in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Sigma Theta Thau International Nursing Conference, Taipei, Taiwan , 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2011) Kongress & Kultur 2011: The 15th European Conference in Developmental Psychology,
Kennedy, L.A., MacNeela, P. (2011) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the psychological impact of acculturation on adolescent asylum-seekers in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Kongress & Kultur 2011: The 15th European Conference in Developmental Psychology, Bergen , 01-AUG-11. [Details]
(2012) bi-annual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development,
Kennedy, L.A., MacNeela, P. (2012) Rethinking Acculturation Research with Asylum Seeking and Refugee Adolescents. [Poster Presentation], bi-annual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal , 01-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012) 13th biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence,,
Kenn (2012) Feeling Irish, Being Different: Acculturation Experiences of African Adolescents in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 13th biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence,, Spetses, Greece , 01-AUG-12. [Details]
(2013) 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology,
Kennedy, L.A., MacNeela, P. (2013) Coming of Age between Two Cultures: The Experiences of African Adolescent Refugees in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Lausanne , 01-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) 10th annual conference of Psychology, Health and Medicine,,
Kavanagh, S., MacNeela, P. (2013) A mixed methods evaluation of the effects of laughter yoga on university students' well-being. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 10th annual conference of Psychology, Health and Medicine,, Dublin , 01-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) 26th annual conference of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor,,
Kavanagh, S., MacNeela, P. (2013) Laughter within a theoretical framework: Fredrickson’s theory of positive emotions. [Poster Presentation], 26th annual conference of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor,, San Diego , 01-JAN-13. [Details]
Well-Being in Ireland: Designing Measures and Implementing Policies,,
Kavanagh, S., MacNeela, P. Fredickson’s theory of Positive Emotions: Exploring Laughter & Well-being. [Oral Presentation], Well-Being in Ireland: Designing Measures and Implementing Policies,, Galway . [Details]
(2009) HEALTHQWest Scotland ‘Enhancing Decision-Making in Healthcare’,
MacNeela, P. (2009) Judgement analysis of GPs. [Invited Oral Presentation], HEALTHQWest Scotland ‘Enhancing Decision-Making in Healthcare’, Stirling , 01-SEP-09. [Details]
(2010) Rape Crisis Network Ireland, 16 Days of Action conference,
MacNeela, P. (2010) More than a Hangover: Youth, Alcohol and Rape in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Rape Crisis Network Ireland, 16 Days of Action conference, Galway , 01-APR-10. [Details]
(2017) 23rd Congress for the World Association for Sexual Health,
O'Higgins, S., Silke, C., MacNeela, P. (2017) Do sexual consent workshops promote positive attitudes toward consent. [Poster Presentation], 23rd Congress for the World Association for Sexual Health, Prague , 01-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017) 2nd Primary Care Clinical Trial Network PPI conference,
MacNeela, P., Boland, J., Colleran, A. (2017) Finding a fit: Choosing participatory methods for collaboration and research. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2nd Primary Care Clinical Trial Network PPI conference, Galway , 01-APR-17. [Details]
(2017) 1st Men and Masculinities Conferenc,
Conway, T., MacNeela, P. (2017) Are traditional notions of masculinity applicable in times of adverse economic opportunity, ubiquitous social media usage, and societal changes?. [Oral Presentation], 1st Men and Masculinities Conferenc, Carlow , 01-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016) 9th Annual Irish Economics, Psychology, and Policy Conference,
Conway, T., MacNeela, P. (2016) Investigating the effects of the Great Recession on the mental health of Irish third-level students. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 9th Annual Irish Economics, Psychology, and Policy Conference, Belfast , 01-NOV-16. [Details]

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Natasha Daniels Doctorate - Ph.D. (Child and Youth Research) Supervisor
Kate Dawson Doctorate - Ph.D. (Child and Youth Research) Supervisor
Elaine Byrnes Doctorate - Ph.D. (Child and Youth Research) Supervisor
John Mc Caffrey Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Thomas Conway Doctorate - Ph.D. (Child and Youth Research) Supervisor
Mary Mc Garry Masters - Research - Master of Literature Degree Supervisor
Chiara Seery Doctorate - Ph.D. (Child and Youth Research) Supervisor