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Geoff McCombe

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Medicine
Catherine McAuley Centre
Eccles Street
Dublin 7

Tel: +353863170011
Email: geoff.mccombe@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Geoff McCombe is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Primary Connections Research Group at UCD School of Medicine. As a social psychologist his research interests lie at the boundary of social psychology and primary care research. He completed his doctoral training in the Department of Psychology at University of Limerick (UL) where he studied how social identity influences individuals¿ experience of political violence. From June 2013-Nov 2015 he worked on a HRB funded project under Prof Walter Cullen at UL developing, implementing, and evaluating an intervention to optimise the identification and treatment of problem alcohol use among problem drug users in primary care. In January 2016 he moved to UCD School of Medicine to work on a large scale European H2020 (Public Health Programme) funded project focusing on providing a ¿shared care¿ model for HCV treatment involving partnership between primary and secondary care across Europe. He is also working on several projects developing interventions to address mental health and substance use disorders in primary care.
 


Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Crowley D, Cullen W, Keevans M, Kelly E, Lambert J S, McCombe G, McKiernan S, McHugh T, Miggin S, Murphy C, Van Hout M C (2017) Blocks and enablers to hepatitis C virus screening and treatment ¿ a prisoner¿s perspective. [Oral Presentation], 6th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users, New Jersey, USA , 06-SEP-17 - 08-SEP-17.
O¿Connor E, Swan D, McCombe G, Murphy C, Lambert JS, Avramovic G, Cullen W (2017) Heplink: Integrating hepatitis C treatment in primary care. [Poster Presentation], Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland, Galway, Ireland , 04-MAY-17 - 06-MAY-17.
McCombe G., Almaazmi B, Lambert J.S., Avramovic G., Murphy C., O'Connor M., Perry N., Cullen W. (2017) Integrating Primary and Secondary Care to Optimise Hepatitis C Treatment: Development and Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Educational ¿Masterclass¿ Series. [Oral Presentation], AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting, Limerick, Ireland , 09-MAR-17 - 10-MAR-17.
McCombe, G., Henihan, A. M., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Leahy, D., Meagher, D., . . . Cullen, W. (2016) Methodological challenges to conducting trials in primary care: Lessons learned from a feasibility study of a complex intervention to enhance alcohol screening and brief intervention. [Oral Presentation], Society for Study of Addiction, York, UK , 10-NOV-16 - 11-NOV-16.
McCombe, G., Henihan, A. M., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Anderson, R., Leahy, D., . . . Cullen, W. (2016) HCV prevalence and treatment among patients attending primary care for opioid agonist treatment. [Oral Presentation], AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland , 10-MAR-16 - 11-MAR-16.
McCombe, G., Henihan, A.M., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Leahy, D., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Keenan, E., Lambert, J., Meagher, D., O¿Gorman, C., O'Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B.P., Kaner, E., Cullen, W. (2015) Enhancing alcohol screening and brief intervention among people receiving opioid agonist treatment: Qualitative study in primary care. Addiction Health Services Research, .
 

Employment

Employer: UCD School of Medicine
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Education

Year 2015 Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: PhD Subject: Psychology
         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

McCombe, G., Henihan, A.M., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Leahy, D., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Keenan, E., Lambert, J., Meagher, D., O¿Gorman, C., O'Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B.P., Kaner, E., Cullen, W. (2016) 'Enhancing alcohol screening and brief intervention among people receiving opioid agonist treatment: qualitative study in primary care'. Drugs and Alcohol Today, . [Details]
McCombe, G., Henihan, A. M., Leahy, D., Klimas, J., Lambert, J. S., Cullen, W. (2016) 'Commentary on Zeremski et al. (2016): Improvements in HCV-related Knowledge Among Substance Users on Opioid Agonist Therapy After an Educational Intervention'. Journal of Addiction Medicine, . [Details]
Henihan, A.M., McCombe, G., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Keenan, E., Lambert, J., Meagher, D., O¿Gorman, C., O'Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B.P., Shorter, G., Kaner, E., Cullen, W. (2016) 'Feasibility of Alcohol Screening among Patients receiving Opioid Treatment in Primary Care'. BMC Family Practice, . [Details]
Klimas, J., Henihan, AM., McCombe, G., Swan, D., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Shorter, GW., Smyth, B., Cullen, W. (2015) 'Psychosocial INTerventions for Alcohol use among problem drug users (PINTA): Baseline data from a feasibility study in primary care'. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, . [Details]
Klimas, J., Swan, D., McCombe, G., & Henihan, A. M. (2015) 'Digital network of writers helps to foster spirit of collaboration'. Nursing Standard, . [Details]
Klimas, J., Lally, K., Murphy, L., Crowley, L., Anderson, R., Meagher, D., McCombe, G., Smyth, B. P., Bury, G. and Cullen, W. (2014) ''Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users''. Drugs and Alcohol Today, . [Details]
                                                                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

  1. Psychosocial interventions to address mental health and substance use disorders in primary care. 
  2. Developing integrated models of care to enhance the treatment outcomes of individuals with hepatitis C.
  3. How social identity processes influence individuals' health and wellbeing.