• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 45 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Dr Maggie Long is a Lecturer in counselling with the School of Communication and Media since 2011. She is currently Course Director for the BSc Therapeutic Communication and Counselling Studies. She completed her PhD in 2013, which focused on self-harm and help seeking.Dr Long's research interests include mental health, with a specific focus on self-harm and suicide.  She employs an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and researching mental health that draws on sociology and psychology.  She is particularly interested in sociological concepts such as help seeking, labelling, stigma and deviance in relation to mental health. Dr Long is currently supervising five PhD students, carrying out research in the fields of mental health and counselling. Her research findings have been published in key international journals including Qualitative Health Research, Journal of Mental Health and Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.She has a keen interest in promoting the link between research and practice in the field of counselling in Northern Ireland and has designed Continued Professional Development training for counsellors and other mental health professionals based on her research findings. She has links with community organisations throughout Northern Ireland, developing initiatives such as the Connected "Counselling and Mental Health: Improving quality and governance” project, in collaboration with North-West Regional College and Nexus NI in 2015.Dr Long has disseminated her research findings in a range of forums for the public, professionals in the statutory and community sectors and policy-makers, including the Public Health Agency Self-harm Symposium and Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series.

Education/Academic qualification


30 Sep 20084 Jul 2013


20 Sep 200630 Sep 2008

Bachelor, Trinity College Dublin

4 Oct 199830 Jun 2002


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Mental Health
  • Self-harm
  • Help seeking
  • Stigma

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Counseling Medicine & Life Sciences
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student union Social Sciences
counseling Social Sciences
mental health Social Sciences
Communication Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Media Medicine & Life Sciences
Northern Ireland Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2010 2019

  • 45 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Self-injury, stigma, and identity: The Northern Ireland context

Long, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Deviant Behavior. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Northern Ireland
Wounds and Injuries
research practice

Understanding Carer Resilience in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Systematic Narrative Review

Glover, S., Hendron, J., Taylor, B. & Long, M., 26 Jul 2018, In : Chronic Illness. p. 1-30 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Social Support
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Wounds and Injuries
Social Stigma

A log-on a day keeps the doctor away - Communication and language factors influencing social media use for health interactions

Moorhead, A., Long, M. & Hendron, J., 6 Jun 2016, (Accepted/In press) Unknown Host Publication. 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Social Media
Health Personnel
11 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Mental Health Services
health service
mental health
Mental Health


Ulster University Students Union Learning and Teaching Award

Paula Brogan (Recipient), Anne Moorhead (Recipient), Maggie Long (Recipient) & Noreen Giffney (Recipient), 25 May 2018

Prize: Honorary award

student union

Activities 2018 2018

  • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

The Long-Term Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adult Mental and Physical Health

Noreen Giffney (Organiser), Maggie Long (Organiser), Jolene Mairs Dyer (Organiser)
12 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...


Mental Health and the Arts

Noreen Giffney (Organiser), Maggie Long (Organiser), Jolene Mairs Dyer (Organiser)
12 Oct 2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...