International Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

International Journal of Psychiatry publishes original research articles on psychiatry. The journal aims to provide a communication platform for psychiatrists and doctors working on psychiatry discuss issues on the subject. Also the journal provides related solutions for difficulties they encounter in their research and work.

Iain McGowan

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Lecturer, University of Ulster, UK

Research Areas

Suicide, PTSD, Heroin Use, Mental Health, Mental Health Professionals Education


2006Post-Graduate DiplomaEducation of Nurses, Midwives & Health Visitors. University of Ulster
2001BSc (Hons)Health Sciences, University of Ulster
1998DiplomaNursing Studies (Mental Health Nursing), Queens University Belfast


2005-presentLecturer in Nursing University of Ulster, Londonderry
2002-2005Lecturer in Nursing University of Ulster, Coleraine
2002Staff Nurse Mater Hospital Trust
2001-2002Research Nurse Mater Hospital Trust
1999-2001Support Worker/Project Leader Mater Hospital Community Forum
1998-1999Staff Nurse Mater Hospital Trust
1998Staff Nurse Somerton Private Nursing Home

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  McGowan, I (2000) Tackling suicide in North Belfast Irish Nurse February.
[2]  McGowan, I (2001) Surviving the eclipse. Irish Nurse. November
[3]  McGowan, I (2002) What do children do. Promoting Health (17) 32-34.
[4]  McGowan, IW; McIlroy, J (2003) Obsessions & Compulsions in Schizophrenia. A review of the literature & case study. Psychiatry On-Line. Published 23 December 2003.
[5]  O'Donnell, H; McGowan, IW (2003) Mental health nurse liaison: A review of the literature. Irish Nurse. 5 (11) 28-30.
[6]  Curran, PS; Miller, PW; Stevenson, M; O'Neill FA; Hamilton, S; McGowan IW. (2004) A Tariff System For Nervous Shock: Introducing The Total Impact Score. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. 21(2) 49-53.
[7]  McGowan, IW (ed.) (2004) On Suicide: The Philosophy of Self Killing. Lulu. New York. 491pages
[8]  McGowan, IW; McGale, B (2005) The Potential for Reducing Youth Suicide in Northern Ireland: An outline of community based suicide prevention strategies. Belfast. Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People. 17 pages
[9]  McGowan, IW. (2005) HOPE; A conference aimed at preventing youth suicide. Evaluation Report. Belfast. Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People. 26 pages
[10]  McGowan, IW; Hamilton, S; Miller, PW, Kernohan, G (2005) Contrasting terrorist-related deaths with suicide trends over 34 years. Journal of Mental Health, 14(4): 399-405
[11]  Owens, M; McGowan, IW. (2006) Madness & The Moon: The Lunar Cycle & Psychopathology. German Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 9. No 1. pp123-127
[12]  Cousins, W; McGowan IW (2006). 'A Northern Ireland based Review of Advocacy Arrangements for Children and Young People with Mental Health Needs who are in the Care of Relevant Authorities'. Unpublished. 113 pages.
[13]  McGowan, IW; Sinclair, M; Owens, M. (2007) Suicide in Pregnancy & the first post-partum year. RCM Midwives. 10(4):167-9.
[14]  Cousins, W., McGowan, IW & Milner (2008) Self-Harm and Attempted Suicide in Young People Looked After in State Care. Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2 (2) 51-53.
[15]  McLaughlin, DF., McGowan, IW., Paterson, MC., Miller, PW. (2008) Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing. BMC Cases Journal 1. 177
[16]  Braden, M., McGowan, IW., McLaughlin, DF., Keeney, SR., McKenna, HP., Quinn, B. (2010) Users, carers and professionals experiences of treatment and care for heroin dependency: Implications for practice. A preliminary study. Journal of Substance Use, 2010; Early Online: 1–12.
[17]  Kernohan, WG., Cousins, W., McGowan, IW., Donnelly, U., Shannon, D. (2011) Evidence is Good for Your Practice using Technology: Enhancing engagement of healthcare professionals in online education. Perspectives on pedagogy and practice. 2. 23-33