Dr Eimear Ruane-McAteer

Postdoctoral Researcher HRB EIA

Eimear is a researcher on the Health Research Board funded PRISM Project (Providing Improved Care for Self-harm: A mixed-methods study of intervention, implementation and economic outcomes from a national clinical programme) working with Health Research Board Emerging Investigator Award recipient and Principal Investigator Dr Eve Griffin.

Eimear graduated from Queen’s University Belfast (2014, 2018) with BSc (Hons) Psychology and PhD exploring the psychological impact of a prostate cancer diagnosis using mixed methods. Since then, Eimear has worked on a number of health research projects including: a programme evaluation for a Belfast based cancer charity; a mixed methods study exploring attitudes to MSM and HPV vaccination knowledge; a relationship and sexuality education RCT with young people across the north of Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales; and most recently, WHO funded evidence and gap map and systematic review of sexual and reproductive health and rights interventions engaging men/boys.

Eimear has also contributed to teaching on undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes in Queen’s University Belfast (2015-2018) and University College Cork (2018-present), and is an Associate Lecturer in Psychology with the Open University (2019-present).