• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 71 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Personal profile


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

Award Date: 17 Dec 2013


20 Sep 200630 Sep 2008

Award Date: 20 Dec 2008

Bachelor, Trinity College Dublin

4 Oct 199830 Jun 2002

Award Date: 1 Jul 2002


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

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Research Output

  • 71 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

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

Glover, S., Hendron, J., Taylor, B. & Long, M., 1 Jun 2020, In : Chronic Illness. 16, 2, p. 87-103 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    43 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 26 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    142 Downloads (Pure)


    Ulster University Students Union Learning and Teaching Award

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

    Prize: Honorary award

  • Activities

    • 2 Organising 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, ...

    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, ...