Research Profile

Maria Isabela Troya Bermeo

Biography

Isabela is a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the Health Research Board funded programme ‘Individual and Area Level Determinants of Self-Harm and Suicide in Ireland: Enhancing Prediction, Risk Assessment and Management of Self-Harm by Health Services’.

She trained and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist (2015) at University San Fransciso de Quito, Ecuador, and completed an MSc in Global Mental Health (2016) at King’s College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her PhD thesis, titled ‘Understanding self-harm behaviour in older adults was awarded PhD prize of the year (2020) by the UK's Society for Academic Primary Care. 

In her current role, Isabela manages and 
co-leads the development and implementation of an advanced skills training for health professionals supporting people who self-harm: Self-harm Assessment and Management Programme for General Hospitals (SAMAGH) Training Programme. 

A Post-Doctoral Researcher at the School of Public Health, UCC and the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF), Isabela contributes NSRF's activities as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
for Surveillance and Research in Suicide Prevention, which include supporting the development of the first multi-centre surveillance system for self-harm and suicide prevention in 2 countries: Russia and Ecuador.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Study protocol for the implementation and evaluation of the Self-harm Assessment and Management for General Hospitals programme in Ireland (SAMAGH)'
Arensman E.;Troya M.I.;Nicholson S.;Sadath A.;Cully G.;Ramos Costa A.P.;Benson R.;Corcoran P.;Griffin E.;Williamson E.;Eustace J.;Shiely F.;Browne J.;Rigby J.;Jeffers A.;Cassidy E. (2020) 'Study protocol for the implementation and evaluation of the Self-harm Assessment and Management for General Hospitals programme in Ireland (SAMAGH)'. BMC Health Services Research, 20 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Self-harm in older adults: systematic review'
Troya MI;Babatunde O;Polidano K;Bartlam B;McCloskey E;Dikomitis L;Chew-Graham CA; (2019) 'Self-harm in older adults: systematic review'. The British Journal of Psychiatry : The Journal of Mental Science, 214 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Role of primary care in supporting older adults who self-harm: a qualitative study in England'
Troya MI;Chew-Graham CA;Babatunde O;Bartlam B;Mughal F;Dikomitis L; (2019) 'Role of primary care in supporting older adults who self-harm: a qualitative study in England'. British Journal of General Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in a doctoral research project exploring self-harm in older adults'
Troya MI;Chew-Graham CA;Babatunde O;Bartlam B;Higginbottom A;Dikomitis L; (2019) 'Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in a doctoral research project exploring self-harm in older adults'. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy, 22 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Understanding self-harm in older adults: A qualitative study'
Troya MI;Dikomitis L;Babatunde OO;Bartlam B;Chew-Graham CA; (2019) 'Understanding self-harm in older adults: A qualitative study'. Eclinicalmedicine, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Involving the public in health research in Latin America: making the case for mental health'
Troya MI;Bartlam B;Chew-Graham CA; (2018) 'Involving the public in health research in Latin America: making the case for mental health'. Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health, 42 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Conducting a desk review to inform the mental health and psychosocial support response to the 2016 Ecuador earthquake'
Troya MI;Greene MC;Santos CG;Shultz JM; (2016) 'Conducting a desk review to inform the mental health and psychosocial support response to the 2016 Ecuador earthquake'. Disaster Health, 3 (4) [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2020PhD Prize of the Year Society for Academic Primary Care UK

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