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Dr Kareena McAloney-Kocaman is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. She holds a BSc (Hons) Social Psychology from the University of Ulster, a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Care Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Ulster. She is deputy lead of the Child and Adolescent Health Research Group, and also a member of the Substance Use Research Group and the Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention Research Group. Kareena recently led a project funded by the Chief Scientist Office to explore the role of migrant children as interpreters in health care settings, and was involved in an Institute of Alcohol Studies funded scoping review of alcohol use in fatherhood. She is currently working on the Covid-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study, the SMYLE study of young peoples engagement with mental health services funded by NHS GGC, a UK wide study of the psychosocial determinants of wellbeing among the families of military veterans funded by the Forces in Mind Trust, and a study of the Third Culture Kids digital engagement and well-being funded by eNuture.
Her research interests span social and health psychology particularly in relation to how social group memberships and identities influence health and well-being. Specific areas of interest include:
- Intergroup relations, intergroup contact and well-being
- Religion and ethnicity
- Social capital
- Health behaviours
- Statistical modelling
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Understanding the psychosocial determinants of psychological health and well-being for veteran families in the UK
McAloney-Kocaman, K., Armour, C., Fear, N., Gribble, R. & Murphy, D.
3/02/20 → 31/01/23
Project: Research Grant
1/09/20 → 31/01/21
Project: Research Grant
An online survey measuring resilience and mental health in nurses working in respiratory clinical areas during the COVID pandemicRoberts, N. J., McAloney-Kocaman, K., Lippiett, K., Ray, E., Welch, L. & Kelly, C., 22 Jul 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Nursing Times.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Coping in isolation: predictors of individual and household risks and resilience against the COVID-19 pandemicVerger, N. B., Urbanowicz, A., Shankland, R. & McAloney-Kocaman, K., 13 Feb 2021, In: Social Sciences and Humanities Open. 3, 1, 6 p., 100123.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile28 Downloads (Pure)
Development of a questionnaire to assess student behavioral confidence to undertake interprofessional education activitiesBlumenthal, S., McAloney-Kocaman, K., McLarnon, N., Burns, L. & McDermott, J., 13 May 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Interprofessional Care. 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Dimova, E. D., McGarry, J., McAloney-Kocaman, K. & Emslie, C., 29 Jul 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Dimova, E. D., McGarry, J., McAloney-Kocaman, K. & Emslie, C., Feb 2021, 35 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report