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Dr. Annmarie Grealish


Dr Grealish is a lecturer in mental health at the University of Limerick and a visiting lecturer at King's College London. She is a qualified general nurse, mental health nurse, cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapist practitioner (IPT) with a specialism in young people's mental health. In 2014, she completed her PhD in Psychology at the Division of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester. She has extensive experience of clinical practice, research and education in mental health. She worked in a number of clinical settings, including; acute in-patient care, primary and secondary care, and specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in NHS Lothian. Annmarie also undertook research funded by the Scottish Executive in 2001 evaluating and implementing Telehealth in CAMHS whilst working as a CBT and IPT practitioner. She moved into academia in 2003 and held lectureships at the University of Salford, and King's College London before commencing at University of Limerick in Jan 2019.

Research Interests

Annmarie's research focuses on empowerment, psychosis, trauma, resilience, psychological therapies (CBT, TF-CBT, IPT) and early interventions for young people with mental health problems. She also has particular interest in schools as sites of mental health support and is currently working on the development of school-based youth peer mentoring intervention to improve mental health. Annmarie is also a co-applicant on PTSD Experimental Treatment Trial (PETT study) which is comparing a new treatment called Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) with an existing treatment called Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) for military veterans with PTSD (Jun 2019-Sept 2021). Annmarie continues to provide supervision and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (CAMHS) and is currently supervising two international funded PhD students (full-time) at King's College London.


Other Journal


A study protocol: the role of relational orientation in the relationship between social media use and mental health in adolescents
Keles, B., Leamy, M., Trainor, G., Murrells, T., & Grealish, A.
Social Science Protocols


Introducing Telehealth Consultations to a CAMHS Inpatient Service: Review of a Pilot Project
Grealish, A., Glaze R, & Potter, L
Telehealth Practice Report

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal


Engagement and effective information provision to promote recovery from depression.
Bruder N;Gettings S;Grealish A;
Nursing children and young people DOI: 10.7748/ncyp.2017.e733


Woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth in Ireland: thematic analysis of women's and clinicians' experiences.
Hunter A;Devane D;Houghton C;Grealish A;Tully A;Smith V;
Bmc Pregnancy And Childbirth DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1521-3


Does empowerment mediate the effects of psychological factors on mental health, well-being, and recovery in young people?
Grealish A;Tai S;Hunter A;Emsley R;Murrells T;Morrison AP;
Psychology and psychotherapy DOI: 10.1111/papt.12111


Psychosocial Intervention Use in Long-Stay Dementia Care: A Classic Grounded Theory.
Hunter A;Keady J;Casey D;Grealish A;Murphy K;
Qualitative health research DOI: 10.1177/1049732316632194


Qualitative Exploration of Empowerment from the Perspective of Young People with Psychosis
Grealish, A;Tai, S;Hunter, A;Morrison, AP
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy DOI: 10.1002/cpp.785


Navigating the grounded theory terrain. Part 1.
Hunter A;Murphy K;Grealish A;Casey D;Keady J;
Nurse researcher DOI: 10.7748/nr2011.


Navigating the grounded theory terrain. Part 2.
Hunter A;Murphy K;Grealish A;Casey D;Keady J;
Nurse researcher DOI: 10.7748/nr2011.


Improving quality of life for adolescents with psychosis
Andrew Hunter, Annmarie Grealish, Maura Dowling
Mental Health Practice DOI: 10.7748/mhp2010.


Telemedicine in a child and adolescent mental health service: Participants' acceptance and utilization
Annmarie Grealish, Andrew Hunter, Robin Glaze, Louise Potter
Journal Of Telemedicine And Telecare