Funding & Collaborators

Our Funders and Research collaborators in Ireland and around the world

Our state-of-the-art research is funded by a number of organisations both nationally and internationally. To date, we have received nearly €8 million in research funding.  

We collaborate with researchers and institutions in Ireland, across Europe, as well as in South America (Brazil) and Asia (Malaysia).



Developing the evidence base on psycho- educational parenting programmes to enhance the mental health resilience of children and young people with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (Eb-PEPP)

PI: Professor Fiona McNicholas (UCD)

Irish Research Council: €10,000

Date of award: Feb 2016


What do we want? Planning an international conference to promote the mental health and wellbeing for young people with 22q11.2DS with the Irish Youth Experts by Experience Panel (22qYEEP!)

PI: Professor Fiona McNicholas

Irish Research Council: €9999.75

Date of award: Feb 2016


Marie Curie Award

Dr Cliodhna O Connor

Supervisor: Professor Fiona McNicholas



UCD Foundation Newman Fellowship: Developing a programme of ADHD research in Ireland

PI: Prof Fiona McNicholas

Co-Applicant: Dr Blanaid Gavin

Shire Pharmaceuticals – unrestricted educational grant through the UCD Foundation


Growing up and Children in CAMHS in Ireland Study: Translating population-based findings into a clinical context: Comparative analysis of Growing Up in Ireland and CAMHS data (GUCCI).

Principal Applicant: Professor Fiona McNicholas

Co-Applicants: Dr Blanaid Gavin, Dr Udo Reulbach

St John of Gods Research Fund: €50,000

ID: 55-901-170.


THE MILESTONE PROJECT: Managing the Link and Strengthening Transition from Child to Adult Mental Health Care

Singh S, Paul M, McNicholas F, Madan, J, Wolke, D, Degirolamo G, Santosh P, Ouakil D, Maras A, Schulze U, Franic T, Verhulst F, & Gates S

Awarded July 2013

7th Framework program CER, EU €6,000,000



The cost and cost-effectiveness of models of care for child and adolescent anorexia nervosa

Byford S, Eisler I, Nicholls D, Gowers S, Barrett B, Fletcher J, Ringwood S, Ford T, Glaze R, Macdonald G, McNicholas F, Simic M

National Institute for Health Research £675,578

Awarded July 2013


An investigation of the effects of maternal depression during pregnancy on the baby's HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis and development during the first year of life

O’Keane V, Molloy E, Fenton J, Connor T, Gray S, McNicholas F, Cody D

Awarded July 2013

Health Research Board: €329,508


Knowledge of and Attitudes Towards Eating Disorders in Ireland and Pathways to Care (STEDI)

McNicholas F, McNamara N, Dooley B.

Awarded: Jan 2013

St John of Gods Research Fund: €62,414.64



The Transition from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services in Ireland (ITRACK): A Study of Service Organisation, Policies, Process and User and Carer Perspectives. ITRACK study aims to identify the barriers and enablers to effective transition for adolescents from CAMHs to adult services.

McNicholas F, Gavin B, Dooley B, Coyne I, Ford T, Paul M, Singh S.

Health Research Board (HRB): €198,973.80



Low Birth Weight – Follow up study of LBW infants to age 12, the med, psychological, cognitive outcomes.

Principal Applicant: Professor Fiona McNicholas

St John of Gods Research Fund: €252,000



EPICA Epidemiological Study of eating Problems in Children and Adolescents

Principal Applicant: Professor Fiona McNicholas

St John of Gods Research Fund: €250,000


Consultation and Advice Study; Comparing consultation and advice over 3 sessions to treatment as usual in child psychiatry community settings.

Principal Applicant: Professor Fiona McNicholas

St John of Gods Research Fund: €189,000


Selective Mutism - Development of treatment programme and manual

Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona McNicholas

Donation: €10,000 

Our Collaborators

  • The University of Warwick 
  • Instituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico
  • King’s College London
  • Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Montpellier 
  • Yulius Academy 
  • University of Ulm
  • Klini?ki bolni?ki centar Split, Croatia   
  • Erasmus Medical Centre
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries
  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
  • Bodywhys
  • HealthTracker Ltd.
  • Concentris research management GmbH

Funders & Collaborators

UCD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Funders & Collaborators