Research Team 

All-Ireland Therapist TRAUMA Response Panel

All-Ireland CONSULTANTS (Supervisors) Panel

Dr. Matthew D. Kiernan – Associate Professor at Northumbria University, UK where he established The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families’ Research. Before joining Northumbria University in January 2013 Matthew was a Lieutenant Commander in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service. Originally qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1991 he subsequently qualified as a RN (Mental Health) in 2001 with a BSC Med Sci from Sheffield University. He was awarded a PhD from Nottingham University in 2011. He was the Head of Mental Health Nursing in the Royal Navy, the Specialist Nurse Advisor for Mental Health (Royal Navy) and the Defence Specialist Nurse Advisor (Mental Health) prior to taking up his appointment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Academic Department for Defence Nursing. Currently he is Scientific Chair of EMDR UK and Ireland’s Science & Research Committee, a review for both national and international journals, an Associate Editor of the international Journal of EMDR Practice and Research and Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel for the Infantry Training Centre Catterick and the British Army School of Infantry. Matthew leads a highly successful research center which covers all aspects of veteran and military family’s health and social wellbeing with a strong record of success in securing research funding and publishing in this field.

Lorraine Knibbs MSc. is a Lecturer at Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom (UK) where she teaches on the MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Programme and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Worcester (UK) where she teaches on the MSc EMDR Therapy Programme. She has taught nationally and internationally in Poland, Greece, the Middle East, on EMDR humanitarian projects and is published in the field. Lorraine is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and EMDR Trainer in Training. She is a member of the Council of Scholars and on the working committees exploring EMDR training and credentialing.

Johnny Moran – National Co-ordinator Trauma Response Network Ireland. Johnny is Clinical Director of Open Minds Centre Trauma Clinic in Dublin specialising in treatment of Trauma and PTSD. He is an accredited EMDR Europe Trauma therapist, an accredited integrative psychotherapist with IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists), accredited counsellor with IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and ICP (Irish Council of Psychotherapy). Johnny is a board certified hypnotist and certified instructor with National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and is a trained Jungian Sandplay therapist. Johnny serves on the boards of Trauma Aid Europe, EMDR All-Ireland Association and Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He also serves on the Finance Committee of Ireland’s largest professional counselling body IACP.

 

 

Research Team 

Dr. Derek Farrell – Principal Lecturer in Psychology, University of Worcester, UK is an EMDR Therapy Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and an Accredited Psychotherapist with the British Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP). He is President of Trauma Aid Europe, Chair of the EMDR Europe Practice Committee, Scientific Advisor to the Board of Trauma Aid Germany and President of Trauma Response Network Ireland. He is involved in a number of Humanitarian Trauma Capacity Building programmes in Pakistan, Turkey, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Lebanon, Poland, Philippines, Palestine and Iraq./ President of Trauma Response Network Ireland

Professor Paul W. Miller – Consultant Psychiatrist and Visiting Professor at Ulster University is an EMDR expert and European Accredited EMDR Trainer. He is currently developing a research hub within Centre for Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research (MFIR) with Professor marlene Sinclair and is actively involved in research with Nurses and Midwives. He has held substantive NHS Consultant Posts in General Adult Psychiatry (Whiteabbey Hospital, Newtownabbey – appointment March 2003) and teh Psychiatry of Old Age (mater Hospital, Belfast – September 2004) and brings experience of working in the NHS to the team at Ulster University. In 2011 he founded Mirabilis Health, a multidisciplinary mental health team that specialises in EMDR Therapy.

 

Iain McGowan – Lecturer in Education (Mental Health) at Queens University, Belfast. Iain qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1998 and has worked in Nurse Education since 2001. He is a member of the NICE Technology Appraisal Committee C and is a former board member of the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery. His research interests include health economics, post-traumatic stress disorder and heroin use. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health and former editor in chief of the editorial board of the International Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Iain was awarded a post-graduated diploma in Applied Health Economics from the University of Wales in 2018. From September 2019 he is studying for his PhD in Health Economics and Policy at the University of Lancaster.

Gus Murray is emeritus lecturer in Counselling at the Cork Institute of Technology, having been Counselling & Psychotherapy Programme Director, Lead Trainer and Clinical Supervisor for 26 years. He is President of EMDR All-Ireland and a EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant. Gus received the Carl Berkeley Memorial Award (2017) from the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession.