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Molly McCarthy

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health

I joined Liverpool John Moores University, School of Psychology as a PhD student in January 2021 after graduating from The University of Manchester in 2020 with a first-class BSc (Hons) in Psychology and MSc in Forensic Psychology and Mental. My current PhD research involves collaborative work with Cheshire Wirral Partnership and Mersey Care NHS Trust to examine the configuration and utilisation of clinical pathways by patients who attend A&E in suicidal crisis. My main research interests are suicide and self-harm, mental health and partner violence.

I have experience working on a large-scale randomised control trial at the University of Liverpool (PROMDEP study) which assessed a patient reported outcome measure for individuals with depression in primary care. This project worked collaboratively with individuals across Liverpool, University of Southampton and University of Central London. Furthermore, I have research experience working with high, medium and low-risk perpetrators of domestic violence to evaluate a healthy relationships programme (HELP) in both a prison and probation setting.

Degrees

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Psychology

Journal article

Kendrick T, Dowrick C, Lewis G, Moore M, Leydon GM, Geraghty AW, Griffiths G, Zhu S, Yao GL, May C, Gabbay M, Dewar-Haggart R, Williams S, Bui L, Thompson N, Bridewell L, Trapasso E, Patel T, McCarthy M, Khan N, Page H, Corcoran E, Hahn JS, Bird M, Logan MX, Ching BCF, Tiwari R, Hunt A, Stuart B. 2024. Patient-reported outcome measures for monitoring primary care patients with depression: the PROMDEP cluster RCT and economic evaluation Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 28 :1-95 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

McCarthy M, Saini P, Nathan R, Ashworth E, McIntyre J. 2024. “No abnormality detected”: A mixed-methods examination of Emergency Department coding practices for people in suicidal crisis Archives of Suicide Research, DOI Author Url Publisher Url

McCarthy M, McIntyre JC, Nathan R, Ashworth E, Saini P. 2023. Socioeconomic predictors of crisis and clinical pathways among people contacting a mental health crisis line Health Services Insights, 16 :1-9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Montgomery C, Saini P, Schoetensack C, McCarthy M, Hanlon C, Owens L, Kullu C, van Ginneken N, Rice M, Young R. 2023. Improving access to treatment for alcohol dependence in primary care: A qualitative investigation of factors that facilitate and impede treatment access and completion White S. PLoS One, 18 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McCarthy M, Nathan R, McIntyre JC, Ashworth E, Saini P. 2023. Staff perspectives of emergency department pathways for people attending in suicidal crisis: A qualitative Study BJPsych Open, 9 :S61-S61 DOI Publisher Url

McCarthy M, Saini P, Nathan R, McIntyre J. 2023. Predictors of self-harm and emergency department attendance for self-harm in deprived communities International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McCarthy M, McIntyre JC, Nathan R, Saini P. 2023. Factors influencing emergency department staff decision-making for people attending in suicidal crisis: A systematic review. Archives of Suicide Research, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McCarthy M, McIntyre J, Nathan R, Ashworth E, Saini P. 2023. Staff perspectives of emergency department pathways for people attending in suicidal crisis: A qualitative study Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Woolford RJ, McCarthy M. 2022. The partner link worker: A vital but undervalued service for women who have been subjected to or at risk of domestic abuse Probation Journal, DOI Publisher Url

Ashworth EL, Provazza S, McCarthy M, Saini P. 2022. Children and Young People Presenting in a Pediatric Emergency Department in North-West England in Suicidal Crisis: An Exploratory Case Series Study Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jarman I, Ashworth E, McCabe P, McCarthy M, Provazza S, crosbie V, Quigg Z, Saini P. Suicidal Crisis among Children and Young People: Associations with Adverse Childhood Experiences and Socio-Demographic Factors International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kendrick T, Dowrick C, Lewis G, Moore M, Leydon G, Geraghty AWA, Griffiths G, Zhu S, Yao G, May C, Gabbay M, Dewar-Haggart R, Williams S, Bui L, Thompson N, Bridewell L, Trapasso E, Patel T, McCarthy M, Khan N, Page H, Corcoran E, Hahn JS, Bird M, Logan MX, Ching BCF, Tiwari R, Hunt A, Stuart B. Depression follow-up monitoring with the PHQ-9: open cluster-randomised controlled trial British Journal of General Practice, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Dataset

Montgomery C, Saini P, McCarthy M, Hanlon C, Schoetensack C. 2023. Barriers and facilitators to access for alcohol treatment in Liverpool. DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Report

Ashworth E, McCarthy M, Foweather L. 2023. A mixed-methods evaluation of the Wellbeing Through Sport programme in primary schools in Bury

Saini P, McIntyre JC, McCarthy M. 2022. Crisis Line Evaluation: Cheshire & Wirral Partnership, Mersey Care and Mid-Mersey. Public Url

Ashworth E, Provazza S, McCarthy M, Saini P. 2022. Children and Young People Attending Alder Hey A&E in Suicidal Crisis: 2019-2021 Public Url

Ashworth E, Bray L, Kirkby J, McCarthy M. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of RNIB’s Bookshare Service for Children and Young People with Vision Impairments and Print Disabilities

Editorial/letter to the editor

McCarthy M, Saini P, Nathan R, McIntyre J. 2021. Improve coding practices for patients in suicidal crisis BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 375 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Thesis/Dissertation

McCarthy M. Emergency Department Coding Practices and Staff Decision-Making for People Attending in Suicidal Crisis: A Mixed-Methods Study. Saini P, McIntyre J, Nathan R, Ashworth E.

Conference presentation:

Factors influencing emergency department staff decision-making for people attending in suicidal crisis: A systematic review., SSHRG Conference, Oral presentation. 2022

Factors influencing emergency department staff decision-making for people attending in suicidal crisis: A systematic review., LJMU Knowledge and Exchange Conference, Oral presentation. 2022

Improve Coding Practices for Patients In Suicidal Crisis, 19th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, Copenhagen, Denmark, Poster presentation. 2022

Configuration and Utilisation of the Clinical Pathways by Patients Attending Emergency Departments in Suicidal Crisis, SSHRG Conference, Oral presentation.

Configuration and Utilisation of the Clinical Pathways by Patients Attending the Emergency Department in Suicidal Crisis, LJMU Research Café, Oral presentation.

Configuration and Utilisation of the Clinical Pathways by Patients Attending the Emergency Department in Suicidal Crisis, SSHaRE NoW, Oral presentation.

Crisis Line Evaluation: Cheshire & Wirral Partnership, Mersey Care and Mid-Mersey NHS Trust, Cheshire & Merseyside Crisis Board Meeting, Oral.

Imagining the Future: Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Service Evaluation., SSHRG Conference, Oral presentation.

Improve coding practices for patients in suicidal crisis, 19th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, Copenhagen, Denmark, Poster.

Improve coding practices for patients in suicidal crisis, 6th Suicide and Self-Harm Early and Mid-Career Researchers’ Forum, Glasgow, Oral presentation.

Improve coding practices for patients in suicidal crisis, netECR e-conference, Oral presentation.

Why PGRs need to think about research impact., LJMU Students at the Heart Conference, Oral.

Award:

LJMU Doctoral Academy PGR Conference Funding (£350 awarded).. 2022

Early-Stage PGR runner up 2021 at LJMU Postgraduate Research Festival. 2021

Other Professional Activity:

Cheshire & Merseyside Crisis Board Meeting – Oral Presentation on Crisis Line Report Evaluation..

Royal National Institue of Blind People (RNIB) Bookshare Report Presentation – Oral Presentation to RNIB Teams..

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