Researchers at UCD

Fiona McNicholas

Professor of Child & Adoles. Psychiatry

School Of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166692




Year 1989 Institution:
Qualification: Dip Chin Psychology Subject:
Year 1995 Institution:
Qualification: MD Subject:
Year 1985 Institution:
Qualification: MB, MCh, BAO Subject:



Peer Reviewed Journals

Skokauskas, N,McNicholas, F,Masaud, T,Frodl, T; (2011) 'Complementary medicine for children and young people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder'. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 24 :291-300. [DOI] [Details]
McNicholas, F., Dooley, B., Keogh, L., Lydon, A., Lennon, R., Ahern, S., Coyle, C., Whelan, A. & O'Donoghue, L.; (2010) 'Eatig problems in Irish children and adolescents - EPICA'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 27 (4):172-178. [Details]
Sharkey, L,McNicholas, F; (2008) ''More than 100 years of silence', elective mutism - A review of the literature'. Europe, 17 :255-263. [DOI] [Details]
McNicholas, F,McKenna, L; (2003) 'Treatment of early onset bipolar disorder NOS, with low dose carbamazepine'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 20 :69-71. [Details]
McNicholas, F., Lydon, A., Lennon, R. & Dooley, B.; (2009) 'Eating concerns and media influences in an Irish Adolescent Context'. European Eating Disorders Review, 17 (3):208-213. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Migone, M,Mc Nicholas, F,Lennon, R; (2008) 'Are we following the European charter? Children, parents and staff perceptions'. Child Care Health and Development, 34 :409-417. [DOI] [Details]
Sharkey, L,Mc Nicholas, F,Barry, E,Begley, M,Ahern, S; (2008) 'Group therapy for selective mutism - A parents' and children's treatment group'. Journal Of Behavior Therapy And Experimental Psychiatry, 39 :538-545. [DOI] [Details]
Murrin C, Mc Nicholas F, Keogh L, Shiely F, Corrigan H, Nic Gabhainn S, Kelleher CC ; (2007) 'Correlates of increased risk of eating disorders in Irish school children'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (7):37-39. [Details]
Whitaker, AH,Feldman, JF,Lorenz, JM,Shen, S,McNicholas, F,Nieto, M,McCulloch, D,Pinto-Martin, JA,Paneth, N; (2006) 'Motor and cognitive outcomes in nondisabled low-birth-weight adolescents - Early determinants'. Pediatrics, 160 :1040-1046. [Details]

Conference Publications

McNicholas, F. and Dooley, B. ; (2010) Pubertal Onset and Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders Salzburg, Austria, , 10-JUN-10 - 12-JUN-10 , pp.80-80 [Details]
Keogh, L., Dooley, B., McNicholas, F., Ahern, A. ; (2008) Adolescent eating disorder psychopathology on a continuum: A comparison of normal controls, community screen positives and cases in treatment for an eating disorder in Ireland International Conference on Eating Disorders Seattle, USA, , 15-MAY-08 - 17-MAY-08 [Details]
McNicholas, F., Dooley, B. & Keogh; (2007) Eating problems in children and adolescents: an epidemiological study of Irish adolescents American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54th Annual Meeting Boston, MA, , 23-OCT-07 - 28-OCT-07 [Details]
Keogh, L., Dooley, B. & McNicholas, F.; (2007) The validity of the EDE in discriminating adolescents with and without eating problems in Ireland American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54th Annual Meeting Boston, MA, , 23-OCT-07 - 28-OCT-07 [Details]


Research Interests

Research Projects

Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Transition from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services in Ireland (ITRACK): A Study of Service Organisation, Policies, Process and User and Carer Perspectives
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-10 / 01-OCT-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : CBT Developments in Child Mental Health in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-09 / 30-SEP-10