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John Sheehan

Clinical Associate Professor

School of Medicine
Mater Misericordiae Hospital
Eccles St.
Dublin 7

Tel: 353 1 803 2880
Email: sheehanj@mater.ie

Biography

Associate Professor Sheehan was appointed as the first Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Ireland in 1995.  He trained in Ireland, Zambia and at Guy's hospital, London where he was a Consultant Psychiatrist.  He was also appointed as Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin in 1995.  

Professional

 

Associations

Association: The Executive of the Liaison Psychiatry Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Function/Role: Was the Irish representative for ten years
Association: Liaison Psychiatry Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Function/Role: Was the Chair
Association: Irish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Function/Role: Has served as Chair
Association: International Association of the Study of Pain, Function/Role: Member
Association: Royal College of Psychiatrists , Function/Role: Member
Association: College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Sheehan, J (2015) Overview of Psychosomatic Illness and Case Management. [Invited Lecture], Clinical Hypnosis and Its Application in Medical and Psychiatric Settings, Lucena Clinic, Rathgar, Dublin , 08-SEP-15 - 08-SEP-15.
B. Coughlan AM. Flanagan E. Ryan J. Sheehan J. Crowe ; (2002) The psychosocial impact of a positive test result following genetic testing for the HFE gene mutation in a cohort of Irish individuals. [Published Abstract], Digestive Diseases Week (DDW), San Francisco, USA , 19-MAY-02 - 22-MAY-02.
Coughlan B., Sheehan J., Cockram A., Bunting B., Carr A., Crowe J.; (2005) From research to practice the development of a psychological service for individuals diagnosed with an iatrogenic hepatitis C virus infection. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 19th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, European Health Psychology Conference in Galway, Ireland , 31-AUG-05 - 03-SEP-05.
Fitzpatrick P, McKenzie K, Beasley A, Sheehan J; (2008) Patients attending tertiary referral urology clinics: willingness to participate in tissue banking. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], All Ireland Cancer Conference, Dublin , 03-DEC-08 - 04-DEC-08.
C. Boyle, A. Wilson, G. Treacy, G. Sheehan, J. Lambert, C. Meegan, P. Mallon.; (2010) Antiretroviral regimen complexity as a predictor of adherence. [Poster Presentation], Tenth International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection, Glasgow, UK , 07-NOV-10 - 11-NOV-10.
A. Cotter, C.S. Satchell, J. O¿Halloran, E.Feeney, E. O¿Connor, G. Sheehan, J. Lambert, C. Sabin, P. Mallon. ; (2010) The protease inhibitor atazanavir and predictors of prolonged QT interval in HIV-1 Infected Patients. [Poster Presentation], Lipodystrophy 2010 Conference, London, UK , 17-NOV-10 - 17-NOV-10.
C. Boyle, A Wilson, G. Treacy, G. Sheehan, J. Lambert, C Meegan, PW.; (2011) Antiretroviral Regimen Complexity as a Predictor of Adherence. [Poster Presentation], The 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland (IDSI), Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland , 07-JUN-11 - 08-JUN-11.
A.G. Cotter, C. Rock, J. Brady, G. Sheehan, J. Lambert, C.A. Sabin, P.W.G. Mallon. ; (2012) Seasonal Changes in and Predictors of Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Levels in HIV-1 Infected Subjects. [Poster Presentation], Submitted CROI 2012, Washington DC, US , 05-MAR-12 - 08-MAR-12.
           

Journals Edited

Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine: Reviewer.
 

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Sheehan J, Gill A, Kelly BD (2014) 'The effectiveness of a brief intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in pregnancy: a controlled trial'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 31 (3):175-189. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Jabbar, F; Doherty, A; Duffy, R; Aziz, M; Casey, P; Sheehan, J; Lynch, T; Kelly, DB (2014) 'The Role of a Neuropsychiatry Clinic in a Tertiary Referral Teaching Hospital: A Two-Year Study'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 31 (4):271-273. [Details]
McKenzie K, Fitzpatrick P, Sheehan J. (2012) 'Tissue banking: relationship with blood donor and organ donor card status'. ISRN Urology, . [Details]
McCarthy A, Dineen J;McKenna P;Keogan M;Sheehan J;Lynch T;O'Rourke K (2012) 'Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis with associated catatonia during pregnancy'. Journal of Neurology, 259 (12):2632-2635. [DOI] [Details]
Zyrianova Y, Kelly BD, Sheehan J, McCarthy C, Dinan TG (2011) 'The psychological impact of arthritis: the effects of illness perception and coping'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 180 (1):203-210. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
DohertyA., Sheehan J. ; (2010) 'Munchausens syndrome- more common than we realise?:'. Irish Medical Journal, 103 (6):179-181. [Details]
Fitzpatrick PE, McKenzie KD, Beasley A, Sheehan JD; (2009) 'Patients attending tertiary referral urology clinics: willingness to participate in tissue banking'. BJU International, 104 (2):209-213. [DOI] [Details]
Davoren M, Doherty A, Breen E, Sheehan J, Kelly BD (2009) 'The need for brain imaging in clinical psychiatry'. Psychiatric Bulletin, 33 (8):291-292. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McCauley M, Connolly G, Lynch T, Sheehan J. ; (2007) 'Dissociative Disorders: a case series'. Quarterly Journal of Mental Health, 1 (2):60-62. [Details]
Zyrianova Y, Kelly BD, Gallagher C, McCarthy C, Molloy MG, Sheehan J, Dinan TG. (2006) 'Depression and anxiety in rheumatoid arthritis: The role of perceived social support'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 175 (2):32-36. [Details]
Sheehan, J,Kearney, PM,Sullivan, SO,Mongan, C,Kelly, E,Perry, IJ; (2005) 'Acute coronary syndrome and chronic infection in the Cork coronary care case-control study'. Heart, 91 :19-22. [DOI] [Details]
Coughlan, B., Sheehan, J., Cockram A., Carr, A. & Crowe, J. ; (2004) 'Evaluation of a group based psychoeducational treatment programme for women with an iatrogenic hepatitis C virus infection'. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 11 (4):303-314. [Details]
Coughlan, B,Sheehan, J,Bunting, B,Carr, A,Crowe, J; (2004) 'Evaluation of a model of adjustment to an iatrogenic hepatitis C virus infection'. British Journal of Health Psychology, 9 :347-363. [Details]
Coughlan, B., Sheehan, J., Carr, A., Crowe, J.; (2003) 'An Investigation of the psychosocial impact of a compensation tribunal on women with an iatrogenic Hepatitis C infection'. Irish Medical Journal, 96 (3):73-76. Link to full text [Details]
Coughlan, B. Sheehan, J. Hickey A, Crowe J. ; (2002) 'Psychological well-being and quality of life in women with an iatrogenic hepatitis C infection'. British Journal of Health Psychology, (7):105-116. [Details]
Donohoe J, Green A, O'Meara Y, Sheehan J, Carmody M, Doyle G, ; (1990) 'The use of cyclosporin A in adult nephrotic syndrome: nine cases and literature review'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 159 (6):178-181. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Fitzpatrick P, McKenzie K, Beasley A, Sheehan J; (2006) Male patients attending tertiary referral urology clinics: willingness to participate in tissue banking RCPI, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting , 01-DEC-06 [Details]
Fitzpatrick, P., McKenzie, K. and Sheehan, J. ; (2005) Tissue banking Psychological Society of Ireland, Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference: Psychology, Health & Medicine Dublin, , 01-APR-05 [Details]
Coughlan, B., Sheehan, J., Cockram, A., Bunting, B., Carr, A., Crowe, J.; (2005) From research to practice the development of a psychological service for individuals diagnosed with an iatrogenic hepatitis C infection 19th Annual European Health Psychology Society Conference 2005, Galway , 31-AUG-05 - 03-SEP-05 [Details]
Fitzpatrick P, McKenzie K. and Sheehan J.; (2004) Patients' knowledge of and participation in tumour banking Psychological Society of Ireland, Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference: Psychology, Health & Medicine Dublin, [Details]
                       

Abstract

Coughlan, BM,Sheehan, J,Carr, A,Bunting, B,Crowe, J (2001) Evaluation of a model of adjustment in a group of Irish women with an iatrogenic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Abstract [Details]
Coughlan, B,Sheehan, J,Carr, A,Crowe, J (2000) An examination of a model of adjustment to a diagnosis of an iatrogenic hepatitis C infection in a group of Irish women. Abstract [Details]
Coughlan, B,Sheehan, J,Hickey, A,Carr, A,Crowe, J (1998) An exploration of the psychosocial impact of an iatrogenic infection of hepatitis C on a previously healthy female population. Abstract [Details]
                                                               

Research

Research Interests

His research interests include depression in the medically ill, somatoform disorders, alcohol use disorders and Perinatal Psychiatry.  

UCD Medicine Research Group: Maternal and Fetal Health 

 

Recent Postgraduates

Associate Professor Sheehan was the clinical advisor to Dr Aifric O¿Kane for her study on The role of metacognition in the development of postnatal depression (Submitted for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology, TCD) and to Dr. Janet Malone for her study on The impact of postnatal depression on men¿s experiences of fathering and fatherhood (Submitted for the degree of Doctor of Counselling Psychology, TCD).  

 

He is a Clinical Specialisation Supervisor on the MA in Psychoanalysis, DBS, Dublin

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Convenor of the Diploma in Psychiatry examination which is jointly awarded by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Examiner in the UCD Final Medical examinations.
       

Innovation & Leadership

He is a Director of the School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

Department of Psychology, TCD