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Biography

Keiran joined the Mental Health Nursing team at IoPPN as a Research Assistant in February of 2021, examining the uses of Body Worn Cameras in acute mental health units. Keiran completed his BA in Psychology and Women's & Gender Studies at Drew University (2017), followed by an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent (2019).

His research background is in sexual and gender-based violence, with a particular interest in adopting queer criminological theory to conduct on-the-ground mental health research. He has worked on a wide range of research topics, including youth offending and mental health, police use of polygraph, and digital sexual violence. He also has experience teaching introductory psychology, scientific writing, and research methods to undergraduate students.

Research interests

  • LGBT mental health
  • Mental health and the criminal justice system
  • Participatory methods

Expertise and public engagement

Keiran delivers trauma-informed mental health training for people working with children, including teachers, schools, foster parents, and carers through the youth mental health charity YoungMinds.