Dr Karen Galway


Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



I carry out public mental health research that explores how best to improve everyone’s mental health, through effective and accessible support and services.  I have recently focused on improving support for those who have been affected by suicide. I’ve also worked to improve psychological and psycho-social support in cancer care. I am interested in research that empowers people through the use of digital technologies and co-design.

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Dr Galway is open to MSc/PhD applicants interested in:

I supervise PhD students and MSc students and I am keen to hear from people who also have a passion for improving evidence on what works for promotion, prevention and service provision to support good mental health and wellbeing. 

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Karen Galway

Dr Galway is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 








Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care Research Initiative

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation


Research students

PhD Title: How can learning from Serious Adverse Incident reviews contribute to reducing deaths by suicide of people in the care of Mental Health Services?

Name: Colette Ramsey
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: Ireland

PhD Title: Arts-Based Interventions as a Vehicle for a Reduction in Suicide Risk among Men.

Name: Shane O'Donnell
Years of Study: 2018 - 2021
Country: Ireland

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