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Maternal and Child Health



Dr Linden's work broadly explores the social and environmental factors which impact on the lives of children with neurodisabilities. This has primarily focused on brain injury and its long-term outcomes.

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All projects which relate to outcomes for children with neurodisabilities will be considered. Current opportunities include:

  • Neurodisability and the criminal justice system

  • Educational outcomes

  • Concussion/Mild traumatic brain injury

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Mark Linden

Dr Linden is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery





  • Dr Linden is a board member of the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society whose goal is to raise the
    profile and disseminate best practice and research on the topic of acquired brain injury
  • He is also chair of the organising committee for the third international conference to take place at QUB in September 2018.
  • Almost 90% of Northern Ireland's young offenders have suffered a brain injury



Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Centre For Evidence And Social Innovation


Research students

PhD Title: Offending behaviour in young male and adult female survivors of traumatic brain injury

Name: Conall O’Rourke
Years of Study: 2014-2018
Country: Ireland

PhD Title: Assistive mobile technology for people recovering from acquired brain injuries

Name: Edward Price (Ulster University)
Years of Study: 2014-2018
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD Title: A multi-perspective exploration of health visitors’ family focused practice with families impacted by maternal mental illness in Northern Ireland.

Name: Rachel Leonard
Years of Study: 2016-2020
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD Title: Exploring attendance at Emergency Departments for parents of children with minor illness in Turkey.

Name: Ahmet Butun
Years of Study: 2016-2020
Country: Turkey

Alumni: where are they now?

Aisling Gough

PhD Title: Respiratory function, quality of life and health care utilisation of long-term adult survivors of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Years of Study: 2009-2013
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Research fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, QUB.

Alan Cummins

PhD Title: Employing movement-based gaming in the development of an intervention to aid self-regulation in young people with complex trauma

Years of Study: 2009-2015
Country: Ireland
Current position: Research fellow, School of Psychology, QUB

Anne-Marie Boylan

PhD Title: Exploring social inclusion in children with acquired brain injury (ABI)

Years of Study: 2007-2011
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care, Health Sciences, University of Oxford

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