Lisa O'Leary

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Dr Lisa O'Leary

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Lisa O’Leary started working as a lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care in August 2017. Prior to this, Lisa worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory at the University of Glasgow.

Lisa holds a MA in Sociology (Applied Social Research) from the University of Limerick and PhD from the University of Ulster. Her PhD focused on evaluating the efficacy of a health promotion intervention targeting healthy life style outcomes for people with learning disabilities in supportive living settings. In 2018, Lisa gained the postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education and fellowship with the higher education academy.

Lisa is the Deputy Research Degree Lead for the School of Health and Social Care. Her main research interests and expertise include addressing reasons for premature mortality of people with intellectual disabilities, and designing /evaluating health promotion interventions for this population group. Lisa has developed a strong insight into how health inequalities and health behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities need to be framed within an ecological model. Lisa is particularly interested in conducting research in order to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health of people with intellectual disabilities and would be interested in supervising research degrees in this area.

Lisa is module leader for the Professional, ethical and legal issues in healthcare (global online module). Lisa also supervises students undertaking MSc in advanced practice and teaches on modules across the BN program focused. These modules include 'Inter-agency Working in Healthcare' and 'Effective Leadership in Healthcare' (which was nominated for a 'Nursing Times' award in 2019).

Research interests:
Learning disabilities
Health Promotion
Social Inclusion
Health and Social Care Integration
Sociology
Quantitative and qualitative research methods
Behaviour Change
Complex interventions

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the IASSIDD (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Health Issues special interest group
  • Member of the IASSIDD (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Aging and intellectual disabilities special interest group
  • Member of the IASSIDD (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Ethics & Intellectual Disability special interest group
  • Member of the IASSIDD (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Publication committee
  • Member of the international mortality research interest group for people with intellectual disabilities

 

Conference Activity

  • O'Leary, L, Hughes-McCormak, L;Dunn, K; Cooper, S.A. (2017). Life expectancy and causes of death of people with Intellectual disabilities and people with Down Syndrome: Findings from two systematic reviews', Nordic Network on Disability Research, 14th Research Conference on Disability Research, Orebro, Sweden
  • O'Leary, L,,Taggart, L. & Cousins, W. (2016). An exploration of the organisational enablers and barriers of promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities, IASSID 15th World congress: Global Partnerships: enhancing research, policy and practice, Melbourne, Australia
  • O'Leary, L., Henderson, A; Jacobs, M., Cooper, S.A (2016).Children with learning disabilities and children with autism in Scottish schools, IASSID 15th World congress, Melbourne, Australia

 

Invited Speaker

  • Supportive environments for health: getting the whole system involved' Invited speaker at the IASSIDD, Health SIRG (Special Interest Research Group) congress, Belfast

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for the Health Research Board Open Research Platform
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

 

Date


6 results

Birth incidence, deaths and hospitalisations of children and young people with Down syndrome, 1990–2015: birth cohort study

Journal Article
Hughes-McCormack, L. A., McGowan, R., Pell, J. P., Mackay, D., Henderson, A., O'Leary, L., & Cooper, S. (2020)
Birth incidence, deaths and hospitalisations of children and young people with Down syndrome, 1990–2015: birth cohort study. BMJ Open, 10(4), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033770
Objective: To investigate current Down syndrome live birth and death rates, and childhood hospitalisations, compared with peers. Setting: General community. Participants: Al...

Recruitment settings, delivery contexts, intervention techniques and outcomes of health promotion programmes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review

Journal Article
Maine, A., Brown, M. J., Ski, C. F., Thompson, D. R., Marsh, L., & O’Leary, L. (2020)
Recruitment settings, delivery contexts, intervention techniques and outcomes of health promotion programmes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 99, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103592
Background People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at risk of developing long term health conditions, and a preventative health agenda research is em...

Dying For Change

Journal Article
Glover, G., O'Leary, L., Shooshtari, S., Taggart, L., Trollor, J., & Hatton, C. (2019)
Dying For Change. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(7), 633-639. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12650
Purpose: To discuss the premature deaths of people with intellectual disabilities internationally, what is being done and what is needed to make a real difference. Rationale:...

Early death and causes of death of people with Down syndrome: A systematic review

Journal Article
O'Leary, L., Hughes-McCormack, L., Dunn, K., & Cooper, S. (2018)
Early death and causes of death of people with Down syndrome: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31(5), https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12446
Background: It is thought that people with Down syndrome die younger than the general population, but that survival rates are improving. Methods: Five databases were searched...

Early death and causes of death of people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review

Journal Article
O'Leary, L., Cooper, S., & Hughes-McCormack, L. (2017)
Early death and causes of death of people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12417
Background: Death of people with intellectual disabilities is considered to be earlier than for the general population. Methods: Databases were searched for intellectual d...

Healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities: An exploration of organizational barriers and enablers

Journal Article
O'Leary, L., Taggart, L., & Cousins, W. (2018)
Healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities: An exploration of organizational barriers and enablers. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31, 122-135. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12396
Background The health-related behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities may be determined by organisational influences. This innovative study aimed to explore manage...

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • MSc in Global Mental Health by research dissertation supervision (at University of Glasgow)