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Elizabeth Barrett

Consultant/Associate Professor

School Of Medicine
Children's University Hospital
Temple Street
Dublin 1

Tel: 221 4927
Email: elizabeth.barrett@ucd.ie

Biography

Elizabeth Barrett is a Consultant in Liaison Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children's University Hospital, Temple Street and an Associate Professor at UCD.
 

Elizabeth graduated from University College Cork. Her early interest in the interface between physical illness and mental health stemmed from basic training and membership examinations in paediatric medicine prior to training in Psychiatry. She completed the Dublin University rotational training programme and completing Higher Specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Ireland.  She worked at Great Ormond Street and the South London and Maudsley Trust prior to taking up her post at Temple St and UCD. She has extensive experience of supporting young people and their families throughout their journey through paediatric services and during transition periods to other services. Clinically, Dr Barrett advocates for enhanced services for children and adolescents with both medical and mental health illnesses in paediatric settings. 
 

From a clinical and research perspective, she has an interdisciplinary focus, appreciating the importance of interfacing across the hospital in a liaison psychiatry service  to support children and their families, and welcomes the opportunity to develop links with paediatric and surgical colleagues. 
She has developed several national postgraduate training initiatives in conjunction with UCD, the College of Psychiatry of Ireland, the RCPI and with the Lucena Clinic. She has been involved with undergraduate, postgraduate and interdisciplinary training at UCD, TCD, the RCPI, the College of Psychiatry of Ireland and has previously been a guest lecturer at UCL, KCL and UCC.

Current projects include the  international Trainee Burnout (BOSS) Study, the CAP-STATE study (exploring Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training in Europe). She is also the lead for an interdisciplinary conference  in 2017 at UCD, titled "Mind Reading: Mental Health and the written word".

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: Seed Funding award
Year: 2010.
Title: IACAPAP Fellowship Programme: Recipient of a Donald J. Cohen Fellowship
Year: 2012.
Title: ECNP Summer School in Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Year: 2013.
Title: Academy for Eating Disorders Clinician Scholarship 2013.
Year: 2013.
Title: RCPsych Academic Faculty Travelling scholarship 2013.
Year: 2012.
Title: Richard Steevens Scholarship
Year: 2012.
Title: RCPsych Eating Disorders- Conference Bursary 2012.
             

Education

Year 2005 Institution: RCPI
Qualification: MRCPI Subject: Paediatrics and Child Health
Year 2008 Institution: MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Qualification: Subject: Membership examinations
Year 2011 Institution: Queens University Belfast
Qualification: MMedSc Subject: Medical Education
         

Publications

                                                                                                                             

Research

Research Interests

Elizabeth is involved in clinically based research in Liaison settings. In addition she holds a Masters Degree in Medical Education from Queens University Belfast, and sees educational initiatives as crucial to the early detection and intervention in mental health disorders.  Presently she is involved in teaching and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level with Psychiatry and Paediatric trainees and medical undergraduate education. She is particularly interested in initiatives supporting trainees, and led the initiative to found the annual National Trainee Conference in psychiatry in Ireland. She was a founder member of the EFPT International psychiatry trainee exchange programme and continues to hosts international trainees at Temple St and UCD. She has also led Trainee initiatives regarding Burnout as part of the International Trainee Burnout study.

Elizabeth also has strong expertise in developing medical education initiatives in interdisciplinary settings and in child and adolescent psychiatry.  She has developed several national postgraduate training initiatives in conjunction with UCD, the College of Psychiatry of Ireland, the RCPI and with the Lucena Clinic. She has been involved with undergraduate, postgraduate and interdisciplinary training at UCD, TCD, the RCPI, the College of Psychiatry of Ireland and has previously been a guest lecturer at UCL, KCL and UCC.  Current projects include the  international Trainee Burnout (BOSS) Study, the CAP-STATE study (exploring Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training in Europe). She is also the lead for an interdisciplinary conference  in 2017 at UCD, titled "Mind Reading: Mental Health and the written word".