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Biography

Lynn is Lecturer in Psychology. She completed her PhD in Psychology at University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, before moving to the UK to work at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2013. Following this, Lynn held a one-year Postdoctoral Research Worker post at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. During her time at the IoPPN, Lynn worked as a researcher on a feasibility trial of open-access cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) workshops in schools for 16-18 year olds.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology, University College Dublin
  • BA in Psychology, University College Dublin

Teaching responsibilities

  • Module Leader for Applied Psychological Skills for Career Development for the 2015-16 academic year (year 1)
  • Currently teaching on Perspectives in Psychology (year 1); Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics (year 1);
    Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (year 2)
  • Youth mental health: mental health stigma; school-based interventions; mental health; help-seeking.
  • Research methods: qualitative and mixed methods research​

Publications

Journal articles

  • McKeague, L., Morant, N., Blackshaw, E. and Brown, J. (2017) Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of a school-based self-referral intervention for emotional difficulties in older adolescents: qualitative perspectives from students and school staff. Child and Adolescent Mental Health​
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., O'Driscoll, C. & Heary, C. (2015) Retrospective accounts of self-stigma experienced by young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or depression. Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 38(2), 158-163. doi:10.1037/prj0000121
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., O’Driscoll, C. & Heary, C. (2015). Peer Stigmatisation Scale (PSS): A measure of mental health stigma for use with children and adolescents. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20(3), 163-170. doi:10.1111/camh.12088
  • McKeague, L., O’Driscoll, C., Hennessy, E. & Heary, C. (2015) Using implicit measures to explore children’s intergroup attitudes: Methodological and practical considerations for researchers. Journal of Social Research Methodology, 18(1), 1-13. doi:10.1080/13645579.2013.830829
  • O'Driscoll, C., Heary, C., Hennessy, E., & McKeague, L. (2015) Adolescents' beliefs about the fairness of exclusion of peers with mental health problems. Journal of Adolescence, 42, 59-67. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.03.008
  • O'Driscoll, C., Heary, C., Hennessy, E., & McKeague, L (2014) Adolescents' explanations for the exclusion of peers with mental health problems: An insight into stigma. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30(6), 710-728. doi:10.1177/0743558414550246
  • O’Driscoll, C., Heary, C., Hennessy, E. & McKeague, L. (2012) Explicit and implicit stigma towards peers with mental health problems in childhood and adolescence. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53(10), 1054-1062. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2012.02580.x.

Conferences

  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., O’Driscoll, C., & Heary, C. (2015, December). The perspectives of children and young people: Concealment and disclosure. Oral presentation at the ESRC Seminar Series on Stigma and Youth Mental Health, The National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland.
  • McKeague, L., Blackshaw, E., Michelson, D., Sclare, I. & Brown, J.S.L. (2015, November). Working as a researcher: Conducting research with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and in schools. Oral presentation at BPS Wessex Careers Conference, University of Winchester, Winchester, UK.
  • McKeague, L., Blackshaw, E., Fennelly, L., Sclare, I., Michelson, D., Morant, N., Stahl, D. & Brown, J.S.L. (2015, August). Improving access to psychological support for 16-18-year-olds: Preliminary findings from the DISCOVER RCT in inner London schools. Poster presented at the ESRC Seminar Series on Stigma and Youth Mental Health, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., Heary, C. & O’Driscoll, C. (2014, December). Exploring mental health stigma using quantitative and qualitative methods: Insights from children, adolescents, parents and young adults. Poster presented at the ESRC Seminar Series on Stigma and Youth Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK.
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., Heary, C. & O’Driscoll, C. (2013 September). ‘I think it scared them away’: Qualitative accounts of peer relationships and living with a mental health problem during childhood and adolescence. Oral presentation as part of the symposium ‘Stigma and Youth Mental Health’, at The 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., Heary, C. & O’Driscoll, C. (2013, July). ‘Now that I look back I realise that…’’: Young adults’ retrospective accounts of mental health stigma experienced during childhood and adolescence. Oral presentation at the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) Conference, Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., Heary, C. & O’Driscoll, C. (2012, September). Do children and adolescents with mental health problems experience stigma? A qualitative study. Oral presentation at the BPS Developmental Section Conference, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., Heary, C. & O’Driscoll, C. (2012, June). The stigma experiences of children and adolescents with mental health problems: A qualitative perspective. Oral presentation at the 5th International Stigma Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., Heary, C. & O’Driscoll, C. (2012, June). Development and psychometric properties of a questionnaire to measure children’s stigmatizing perceptions of peers with emotional and behavioural problems. Poster presented at the 5th International Stigma Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
  • O’Driscoll, C., Heary, C., Hennessy, E., & McKeague, L. (2012, June). ‘He seems a bit weird’. Justifications for the exclusion of peers with mental health problems in childhood and adolescence. Poster presented at the 5th International Stigma Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
  • O’Driscoll, C., Heary, C., Hennessy, E., & McKeague, L. (2012, June). Implicit stigma towards peers with ADHD and depression in childhood and adolescence. Poster presented at the 5th International Stigma Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
  • O’Driscoll, C., Heary, C., Hennessy, E., & McKeague, L. (2012, March). Stigma towards peers with mental health problems in childhood and adolescence: An investigation of implicit & explicit stigma. Poster presented at the National University of Ireland, Galway, School of Psychology PSI CHI Evening, Galway, Ireland.
  • O’Driscoll, C., Heary, C., Hennessy, E., & McKeague, L. (2012, March). Young people’s responses to peers with mental health problems. Oral presentation at the University College Dublin, Stigma and Youth Mental Health Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • O’Driscoll, C., Heary, C., Hennessy, E., & McKeague, L. (2011, August). Explicit and implicit stigma towards peers with mental health problems in adolescence. Oral presentation at the 15th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Bergen, Norway.
  • McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., O’Driscoll, C., Heary, C. & Fitzpatrick, C. (2010, November). The stigmatization of psychological difficulties in children: An exploration of self-stigma. Poster presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Annual Conference, Athlone, Ireland.
  • O’Driscoll, C., McKeague, L., Hennessy, E., & Heary, C. (2010, July) The stigmatization of psychological difficulties in children: An exploration of self and public stigma. Poster presented at the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) Small Group Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal.
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