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Ingrid Holme

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Medicine

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Email: ingrid.holme@ucd.ie

Biography

I am currently working in psychiatry, exploring transitions between child and adult mental health services.  As a medical sociologist, the only way of gaining sufficient insight and understanding is to work closely with the people and things which make up medical systems.

I began my academic life in the biological sciences with an undergraduate degree in biotechnology from Leeds University (BSc Honours with industrial placement at British Biotech Plc.) I used this experience as in my Masters thesis (MSC Science and Technology Studies (Amsterdam University). I completed my PhD at Egenis, Exeter University exploring the differences and similarities between biological, genetic and genomic sex.  I have worked within Public Health and social marketing which has given me valuable insight into the workings of state health programmes, particularly related to tobacco and alcohol. 

I was fortunate to work at Magee (Ulster University) teaching social methods to psychology and physical activity students, as well as more advanced modules in the sociology of the body for sociology students.  Living and working in Derry was a welcomed chance to hear from students about how they understood the relationship between history and their mental health.  This has left me with a strong belief that as academics we should be teaching students how to put their knowledge into practice in their own life.

My research interests are eclectic but focus on people¿s capacity to use knowledge and information in their own lives.  I am interested in both the young person trying to make sense of what diagnosis means for them, and for what value the label has for the mental health service. 

I welcome emails from people interested in medical sociology generally and sexuality, genetics/genomics and mental health specifically.

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Ingrid Holme; (2010) 'Beyond Genetic Sex' In: L. Reed and P. Saukko (eds). Governing the Female Body: Gender, Health and Networks of Power. Albany, NY:: State University of New York Press. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Joel-Edgar S., Holme I. (2018) 'The social shaping of network visualisation boundaries: making of centrality in #jeremyhunt'. Information Communication and Society, . [Details]
Jones C and Holme I. (2013) 'Relatively (im)material: mtDNA and genetic relatedness in law and policy'. Life Sciences, Society and Policy, . [Details]
Holme,I (2017) 'Spiritual eugenics as part of the Irish Carceral archipelago'. Journal of Historical Sociology, . [Details]
Martine Stead, Kathryn Angus, Gayle Tait, David Cohen, Ingrid Holme and the PESCE European research team; (2009) 'Factors influencing European GPs¿ engagement in smoking cessation: a multi-country literature review'. Br J Gen Pract, 59 (566):682-90. [Details]

Other Journals

Ingrid Holme; (2008) 'Hearing people¿s own stories (Book review, Intersex, C. Harper)' Science as culture 17 (3) :341-344. [Details]
Bartlett, A. Lewis, J., Holme, I., ; (2005) 'Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society: Report on the Ninth Colloquium' Genomics, Society and Policy 1 (3) . [Details]
 

Published Reports

Doyle, L., Keogh, B., Morrissey, J., Holme, I., Brennan, M. & Higgins, A. ,., Trinity College Dublin, 2017, p1 - 100 (2017) Promoting Our Wellness and Recovery (POWER) Peer Prisoner Mentoring Evaluation Study. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
Monahan M (PI), Holme I et al. (2017) Scoping exercise on the introduction of Graduate Entry Mental Health Nursing in Ireland. Commissioned by Health Services Executive, Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services, Dublin. [Details]
Martine Stead, Ross Gordon, Ingrid Holme, Crawford Moodie, Gerard Hastings ; (2009) Changing attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. A review of successful initiatives. Joseph Rowntree foundation, . [Details]
Holme I, MacAskill S and Eadie E; (2009) Research to Develop a Communications Campaign to Promote Childsmile within Local Communities Stage 1: Literature Review. NHS Health Scotland, Stirling: Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling. [Details]
Shickle, Darren et al ; (2009) Public policies, law and bioethics: a framework for producing public health policy across the European Union. -, Leeds University. Available Online [Details]
Holme I, MacAskill S and Eadie E ; (2009) Research to Develop a Communications Campaign to Promote Childsmile within Local Communities Stage 2: Primary Research. NHS Health Scotland, Stirling: Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling. Available Online [Details]
Hastings G, MacKintosh AM, Holme I, Davies K, Angus K and Moodie C, ; (2008) Point of Sale Display of Tobacco Products. Cancer Research UK, London:. Available Online [Details]
                                                                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

I am currently working in psychiatry, exploring transitions between child and adult mental health services.  As a medical sociologist, the only way of gaining sufficient insight and understanding is to work closely with the people and things which make up medical systems.

I began my academic life in the biological sciences with an undergraduate degree in biotechnology from Leeds University (BSc Honours with industrial placement at British Biotech Plc.) I used this experience as in my Masters thesis (MSC Science and Technology Studies (Amsterdam University). I completed my PhD at Egenis, Exeter University exploring the differences and similarities between biological, genetic and genomic sex.  I have worked within Public Health and social marketing which has given me valuable insight into the workings of state health programmes, particularly related to tobacco and alcohol. 

I was fortunate to work at Magee (Ulster University) teaching social methods to psychology and physical activity students, as well as more advanced modules in the sociology of the body for sociology students.  Living and working in Derry was a welcomed chance to hear from students about how they understood the relationship between history and their mental health.  This has left me with a strong belief that as academics we should be teaching students how to put their knowledge into practice in their own life.

My research interests are eclectic but focus on people¿s capacity to use knowledge and information in their own lives.  I am interested in both the young person trying to make sense of what diagnosis means for them, and for what value the label has for the mental health service. 

I welcome emails from people interested in medical sociology generally and sexuality, genetics/genomics and mental health specifically.