Gerard Leavey


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 2217 Citations
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Personal profile


Gerry Leavey took up the post of Director of the Bamford Centre in September 2012 following four years as Director of Research with the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health. Prior to this he lived in London, serving as the Director of Research for Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and as a researcher in the Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London. A social scientist, he has a BSc in Policy Studies (University of North London), an MSc in Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and a PhD in Medical Sociology (University College London).

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Research Output 1994 2019

Personality Assessment
Personality Disorders
Transgender Persons

Agitation near the end of life with dementia: An ethnographic study of care

Leavey, G., Sampson, E. L., Livingston, G. & Stringer, A., 23 Oct 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, p. 1-19 19 p., e0224043.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Information Storage and Retrieval
Mental Health
Self Care

Critical reflection and the way forward for mental health in sport

Breslin, G. & Leavey, G., 2019, Mental Health and Well-being Interventions in Sport.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Effects of a Mental Health Intervention in Athletes: Applying Self-Determination Theory

Shannon, S., Hannah, D., Haughey, T., Leavey, G., McGeown, C. & Breslin, G., 13 Aug 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, AUG, 1875.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Personal Autonomy
Mental Health
Mental Competency