I am a consultant old age psychiatrist setting up a new service within the HSE for the North Tipperary area. I am also involved with the delivery of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) within the regional service based in University Hospital Limerick. I completed my dual higher specialist training in old age psychiatry and general adult psychiatry in 2018. I completed a PhD in Psychiatry from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 based on work on molecular aspects (particularly microRNAs) of depression and ECT.  I am an associate editor of the Irish Journal of Psychological medicine and have postgraduate qualifications in medical education and statistics. I maintain an interest in ECT, depression and microRNAs and I am currently involved in a study of psychiatric patient attitudes toward medical students.



Kolshus E, Ryan KM, Blackshields G, Smyth P, Sheils O, McLoughlin DM (2017) Peripheral blood microRNA and VEGFA mRNA changes following electroconvulsive therapy: implications for depressive psychosis. Acta Psych Scand Dec;136(6):594-606.                 

doi: 10.1111/acps.12821 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/acps.12821

Ryan KM, Glaviano A, O'Donovan SM, Kolshus E, Dunne R, Kavanagh A, Jelovac A, Noone M, Tucker GM, Dunn MJ, McLoughlin DM (2017) Electroconvulsive therapy modulates plasma pigment epithelium-derived factor in depression: a proteomics study. Translational Psychiatry March; 7(3):e1073.

doi: 10.1038/tp.2017.51 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5404616/

Kolshus E, Jelovac A, McLoughlin DM (2017) Bitemporal versus high-dose right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Psychological Medicine Feb; 47 (3): 518-530.

doi: 10.1017/S0033291716002737 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/bitemporal-v-highdose-right-unilateral-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-depression-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials/862ACA1523782C72F0CFFFDFA154E8F8

Semkovska M, Landau S, Dunne, R, Kolshus E, Kavanagh A, Jelovac A, et al. (2016) Bitemporal Versus High-Dose Unilateral Twice-Weekly Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression (EFFECT-Dep): A Pragmatic, Randomized, Non-Inferiority Trial. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1;173(4):408-17.

doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2015.15030372 https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp.2015.15030372?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

Kolshus E, Dalton VS, Ryan KM, McLoughlin DM (2014) When less is more-microRNAs and psychiatric disorders. Acta Psych Scand April;129 (4): 241-56.

doi: 10.1111/acps.12191 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/acps.12191