• 599 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20072019

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Personal profile

Biography

 

Lorna O'Doherty received her BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology from University College Cork in 1999, a MBS in 2001 from University College Dublin and her PhD on the psychology of neurological disorders from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2007. She was a research fellow in primary care research at the University of Queensland from 2005-2007. Through her work with a Melbourne-based charity and her appointment at the Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School (2007-2013), Lorna fostered a research focus on violence against women and children. Lorna is an honorary fellow at The University of Melbourne and has published widely on the subject of abuse and health, including the weave trial published in the Lancet in 2013 along with systematic reviews and qualitative studies into risk and resilience. She is currently associate professor of violence and health research within the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare at Coventry University, is a member of the University's internal REF panel and is on the editorial board of PLOS ONE. She is PI on the national MESARCH project which examines health, wellbeing and service access among survivors of recent sexual abuse and assault.

 

Research Interests

My research is concerned with intimate partner violence and sexual violence as major public health problems globally. I am committed to maximising the role of health providers, and health care settings, in supporting those who have experienced partner or sexual violence. My recent work looks at different community and health care-based interventions for women survivors of abuse and I have led Cochrane Reviews and RCTs in this area. I am chief investigator on an NIHR grant to evaluate Sexual Assault Referral Centres in England and undertake a cohort study of health, wellbeing and costs for adult and children survivors of sexual assault and rape (MESARCH project).  I am also involved in the delivery of training resources to enhance care provided by health care workers to women experiencing partner violence and gender based violence during pregnancy.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Psychology, Doctorate, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

20022006

Management, MSc, University College Dublin

20002001

Applied Psychology, Degree, University College Cork

19961999

External positions

Honorary Fellow, University of Melbourne

2013 → …

Keywords

  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Interventions
  • Screening
  • HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
  • Sexual violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • H Social Sciences (General)

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Research Output

  • 599 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 20 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Letter

Psychosocial interventions for survivors of rape and sexual assault experienced during adulthood (Protocol)

Brown, S., Khasteganan, N., Brown, K., Hegarty, K., Carter, G., Tarzia, L., Feder, G. & O'Doherty, L., 7 Nov 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 11, 26 p., CD013456.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Self-efficacy and doctor support as mediators of depression outcomes following counselling by family doctors for intimate partner violence

    Valpied, J., Hegarty, K. L., Brown, S. J. & O'Doherty, L., 13 Nov 2019, In : Family Practice. (In-Press), p. (In-press) cmz067.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Human Trafficking: Pregnancy, Morbidity & Mortality

    Nightingale, S., O'Doherty, L., Brady, G. & Phimister, D., 25 Apr 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence

    Tan, M., O'Doherty, L., Gilchrist, G., Taft, A., Feder, G., Tirado Muñoz, J., Chondros, P., Sadowski, L. & Hegarty, K., 15 May 2018, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 5, CD013017.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    Risk factors for female perpetrators of intimate partner violence within criminal justice settings: A systematic review

    Mackay, J. L., Bowen, E., Walker, K. & O'Doherty, L., Jul 2018, In : Aggression and Violent Behavior. 41, p. 128-146 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 1 Participation in conference

    Domestic Violence: A Public Health Issue

    Lorna O'Doherty (Speaker)
    4 Feb 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference