Research Profile

Margaret O'Rourke

Biography

Margaret O'Rourke is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and Director of Behavioural Science at the School of Medicine, University College Cork. A UCC graduate, Dr. O'Rourke completed a Masters of Science in Psychological Medicine at Glasgow University and a doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology at Surrey University in 1995. She is a founder and Director of Mental Health for the RAMAS Foundation based in the UK, Ireland and Canada. Dr. O'Rourke published and presented on a wide range of topics including Stress, Mental Health Treatments, Risk Management, Anger Management, Addictions, Trauma, Violence Reduction and Public Safety. Dr. O'Rourke is the author and Director of the SAFEMED Program which she developed for medical students, doctors and healthcare professionals. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and the American Psychological Association. Margaret O'Rourke has recently been awarded CHARTERED SCIENTIST by the British Science Council.

Research Interests

<<Stress, Psychometrics & Psychological Measurement, PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE IN CHRONIC DISEASE,  Emotional Health and wellbeing, Appraisal and Management of Risk, Safety and quality in patient care. Child Safety

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2011)Risk Management, Assessment and Audit Systems (RAMAS). Professional Manual 3rd Ed.
O'Rourke, M.M. & Hammond, S.M. (2011) Risk Management, Assessment and Audit Systems (RAMAS). Professional Manual 3rd Ed. Vancouver: RAMAS Foundation. [Details]
(2010)Trainers Manual for LIFEMATTERS UNI-V.
Margaret O'Rourke, Sean Hammond, and Catherine Dwyer ; (2010) Trainers Manual for LIFEMATTERS UNI-V. CorK: RAMAS. [Details]
(2010)Communication Excellence : the four pillars principles in Making Medical Minutes Matter.
O¿Rourke,M ; (2010) Communication Excellence : the four pillars principles in Making Medical Minutes Matter. London: Elsevier. [Details]
(2009)Personality Assessment in Forensic Practice.
O'Rourke M; Hammond S , Devonshire P and Taylor J; (2009) Personality Assessment in Forensic Practice. UK: British Psychological Society. [Details]
(2009)LIFEMATTERS UNI-V.
Margaret O'Rourke; (2009) LIFEMATTERS UNI-V. Cork, IRELAND: UCC / RAMAS. [Details]
(2006)My Lifematters.
O'Rourke, M., & Hammond, S. ; (2006) My Lifematters. Vancouver, Canada: RAMAS Foundation. [Details]
(2003)Start Safe..Stay Safe The handbook for Suicide Prevention, Violence Reduction and Risk Management in Primary Care.
Margaret O'Rourke; (2003) Start Safe..Stay Safe The handbook for Suicide Prevention, Violence Reduction and Risk Management in Primary Care. LONDON: RAMAS. [Details]
(2007)Risk and Safety in Clinical Practice.
O¿Rourke, M. ; (2007) Risk and Safety in Clinical Practice. London: RAMAS. [Details]
(2007)My Lifematters : Trainers Guide.
O¿Rourke, M. and Dwyer, C. ; (2007) My Lifematters : Trainers Guide. Vancouver, B.C. Canada: RAMAS Foundation. [Details]
(2007)Psychological Assessment in Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Services.
O¿Rourke, M Devonshire P., Hammond S. ; (2007) Psychological Assessment in Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Services. Leicester: British Psychological Society Position Paper. [Details]
(2006)Assessment and Management.
O¿Rourke, M. and Bailes Gv; (2006) Assessment and Management. Leicester: British Psychological Society. [Details]
(2005)The Risk Assessment, Management and Audit System (RAMAS). Professional Manual (2nd ed.).
O'Rourke, M.M., & Hammond, S.M.; (2005) The Risk Assessment, Management and Audit System (RAMAS). Professional Manual (2nd ed.). London: RAMAS Foundation. [Details]
(2005)Training the Trainers : RAMAS Handbook 2nd Edition. RAMAS Foundation London.
O¿Rourke, M. ; (2005) Training the Trainers : RAMAS Handbook 2nd Edition. RAMAS Foundation London. London: RAMAS Foundation. [Details]
(2004)Lifematters: A Personal Support Plan.
O¿Rourke, M ; (2004) Lifematters: A Personal Support Plan. London: RAMAS. [Details]
(2003)Multi-agency Risk Management: Safeguarding Public Safety and Individual Care.
O¿Rourke, M., Hammond, S., Bucknall, M. & Ostling, M. ; (2003) Multi-agency Risk Management: Safeguarding Public Safety and Individual Care. London: RAMAS. [Details]
(2003)Multi-agency risk management: Safeguarding public safety and individual care.
O'Rourke M.M., Hammond S.M. and Bucknall M.; (2003) Multi-agency risk management: Safeguarding public safety and individual care. London: RAMAS Foundation. [Details]
(2001)Stress Less.
O¿Rourke M ; (2001) Stress Less. [Details]
(2001)Domestic Violence: A Practitioner¿s Handbook.
O¿Rourke, M., Van der Watt, D. and Picardo, M. ; (2001) Domestic Violence: A Practitioner¿s Handbook. London: National Health Service. [Details]
(2001)An introduction to personality disorder.
O'Rourke, M.M., & Hammond, S.M.; (2001) An introduction to personality disorder. London: Mental Health Foundation. [Details]
(2000)Risk management: Towards Safe Sound and Supportive Service.
O¿Rourke, M., and Hammond, S; (2000) Risk management: Towards Safe Sound and Supportive Service. London: Department of Health. [Details]
(2000)A Psychometric Model of Risk Assessment.
Hammond S., and O¿Rourke M. ; (2000) A Psychometric Model of Risk Assessment. London: Department of Health. [Details]
(1999)Triumph over Trauma: A thoroughly practical and structured guide to recovery from trauma.
O¿Rourke M. and Titley K. ; (1999) Triumph over Trauma: A thoroughly practical and structured guide to recovery from trauma. [Details]
(1999)Lifematters: A Simple Guide To Important Lifematters.
O¿Rourke, M; Stone-Pearn, H and Mc Geachy, O ; (1999) Lifematters: A Simple Guide To Important Lifematters. London: RAMAS. [Details]
(1999)The Psychometric Development of RAMAS.
Hammond, S. & O'Rourke, M; (1999) The Psychometric Development of RAMAS. London: Department of Health. [Details]
(1999)of the Liaison Psychiatric Service.
O¿Rourke, M., and Titley, K. ; (1999) of the Liaison Psychiatric Service. Surrey: NHS. [Details]
(1998)The RAMAS Anger Assessment Profile (RAAP). Users Manual.
Hammond, S.M., & O'Rourke, M.M. ; (1998) The RAMAS Anger Assessment Profile (RAAP). Users Manual. London: RAMAS Foundation. [Details]
(1998)Risk Assessment, Management and Audit System: Professional Manual.
O'Rourke, M., Hammond, S.M., Smith, S., & Davies, E.J. ; (1998) Risk Assessment, Management and Audit System: Professional Manual. Surrey: Heathlands Health Trust. [Details]
(1996)Tough Love: A step by step guide to preventing domestic violence.
O¿Rourke M. and Davies J. ; (1996) Tough Love: A step by step guide to preventing domestic violence. London: RAMAS. [Details]
(1996)Home Improvements: A step by step guide to ending domestic violence and abuse.
O¿Rourke M. and Davies J. ; (1996) Home Improvements: A step by step guide to ending domestic violence and abuse. London: RAMAS. [Details]
(1996)Keep your cool: Managing anger.
O'Rourke M.M. and Hammond S.M.; (1996) Keep your cool: Managing anger. Guilford: Heathlands Mental Health Trust. [Details]
(1995)Keep Safe at Work: A guide for dealing with difficult situations and hostile or aggressive people.
O¿Rourke M. and Davies J; (1995) Keep Safe at Work: A guide for dealing with difficult situations and hostile or aggressive people. London: RAMAS. [Details]
(1994)Keep Your Cool: A step by step guide to help you manage anger problems.
O'Rourke M. & Hammond S.M. ; (1994) Keep Your Cool: A step by step guide to help you manage anger problems. [Details]
(1993)Thinking about Drinking: A step by step guide to help you change you drinking habits (Revised 2003).
O¿Rourke M. ; (1993) Thinking about Drinking: A step by step guide to help you change you drinking habits (Revised 2003). [Details]
(1992)Time to Stop: A step by step guide to help you stop using drugs.
O¿Rourke M. ; (1992) Time to Stop: A step by step guide to help you stop using drugs. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2006)'Alzheimer¿s disease: Sufferers, caregivers and resources'
Murphy, M., O¿Rourke, L., & O¿Leary, E. ; (2006) 'Alzheimer¿s disease: Sufferers, caregivers and resources' In: Social Care in Ireland: Theory, Policy & Practice. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2010)'Best Practice Monograph'
O¿Rourke, M.M., Hammond S.M., Taylor, J. and Devonshire, P.; (2010) 'Best Practice Monograph' In: Personality Assessment in Forensic Clinical Psychology. UK: British Psychological Society. [Details]
(2010)'Communication Excellence : The Four Pillars'
O'Rourke, MM; (2010) 'Communication Excellence : The Four Pillars' In: Making Medical Minutes Matter SD SMITH (ED). Cork, Ireland: Elsiver. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'The Meaning and Measurement of Passive Aggression'
Hammond S.M., O¿Sullivan, D., O¿Rourke, M. and Horgan, J.; (2010) 'The Meaning and Measurement of Passive Aggression'. Personality and Individual Differences, [Details]
(2012)'A psychometric appraisal of the DREEM'
Hammond, SM,O'Rourke, M,Kelly, M,Bennett, D,O'Flynn, S (2012) 'A psychometric appraisal of the DREEM'. Bmc Medical Education, 12   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Medical School Attrition In Ireland - Beyond the Statistics A 10 Year Retrospective Study'
Maher, B, Hynes, H, Sweeney,C, Khashan A, O'Rourke, M, Doran, K,Harris,A, O'Flynn, S (2013) 'Medical School Attrition In Ireland - Beyond the Statistics A 10 Year Retrospective Study'. Bmc Medical Educationbmc Medical Education,   [Details]
(2013)'Medical School Attrition-Beyond the Statistics A Ten Year Retrospective Study'
Maher, BM,Hynes, H,Sweeney, C,Khashan, AS,O'Rourke, M,Doran, K,Harris, A,O' Flynn, S (2013) 'Medical School Attrition-Beyond the Statistics A Ten Year Retrospective Study'. Bmc Medical Education, 13 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The meaning and measurement of passive aggression'
Hammond, S.M., O'Sullivan, D., O'Rourke, M. & Horgan, J.; (2010) 'The meaning and measurement of passive aggression'. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, [Details]
(2010)'The Medical Student Stress Profile: a tool for stress audit in medical training'
O'Rourke M, Hammond S, O'Flynn S, Boylan G; (2010) 'The Medical Student Stress Profile: a tool for stress audit in medical training'. Medical Education, 44 (10):1027-1037 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'The measurement of individual change: A didactic account of an idiographic approach'
Hammond, S,O'Rourke, M; (2007) 'The measurement of individual change: A didactic account of an idiographic approach'. Psychology Crime & Law, 13 :81-95 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Risk assessment in forensic practice'
O'Rourke, M., & Hammond, S. ; (2007) 'Risk assessment in forensic practice'. Issues in Forensic Psychology, 6 :32-40 [Details]
(2007)'The Measurement of Individual Change: A Didactic Account of An Idiographic Approach'
Hammond, S, O'Rourke, M; (2007) 'The Measurement of Individual Change: A Didactic Account of An Idiographic Approach'. Psychology Crime & Law, 13 (1):81-95 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Measurement of individual change: A didactic account of an idiographic approach'
Hammond, S.M., & O'Rourke, M.M. ; (2007) 'Measurement of individual change: A didactic account of an idiographic approach'. Psychology, Crime and Law, 5 :100-114 [Details]
(2004)'Developing a psychometric model of risk'
Hammond, S.M. & O'Rourke, M. M.; (2004) 'Developing a psychometric model of risk'. Issues in Forensic Psychology, 5 :100-114 [Details]
(1997)'Risk assessment and risk management: The way forward'
O'Rourke, M.M. & Hammond, S.M. & Davies. J.; (1997) 'Risk assessment and risk management: The way forward'. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 4 (3):103-107 [Details]
(1984)'A psychometric investigation of the body Cathexis Scale'
Hammond, S.M., & O¿Rourke, M.; (1984) 'A psychometric investigation of the body Cathexis Scale'. Personality and Individual Differences, 5 (5):603-605 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'A psychometric appraisal of the DREEM'
Hammond S, O¿Rourke M, Kelly M, Bennett D, O¿Flynn S.; (2011) 'A psychometric appraisal of the DREEM' BMC Medical Education, . [Details]
(2007)'A Rasch modeling of the Psychopathy Checklist- Revised'
Hammond S.M., Hare R. O¿Rourke M. ; (2007) 'A Rasch modeling of the Psychopathy Checklist- Revised' Psychological Assessment, . [Details]
(2007)'The Surrey Anger Profile'
Hammond S.M. and O'Rourke M.M. ; (2007) 'The Surrey Anger Profile' Personality and Individual Differences, . [Details]
(2006)'Assessment'
Hammond S.M., O¿Rourke M.M., O¿Sullivan D. and Horgan J. ; (2006) 'Assessment' Passive Aggression: A psychometric tool, . [Details]
(2001)'Safeguarding Public Safety and Reducing Risk with Mentally Disordered Offenders'
O'Rourke, M. ; (2001) 'Safeguarding Public Safety and Reducing Risk with Mentally Disordered Offenders' The Magistrate, . [Details]
(2001)'Risk Management in Mental Health'
O'Rourke,M. and Bird, L. ; (2001) 'Risk Management in Mental Health' Position paper for the Mental Health Foundation, London, . [Details]
(2000)'Community Safety, Risk Prevention and Community Care. Review on inter-agency risk management training in the states of Jersey'
O¿Rourke, M. and Titley K. ; (2000) 'Community Safety, Risk Prevention and Community Care. Review on inter-agency risk management training in the states of Jersey' Jersey Health Authority, . [Details]
(1999)'Dangerousness: How best to manage the risk'
O¿Rourke, M. ; (1999) 'Dangerousness: How best to manage the risk' The Therapist, 6 (2) :11-12. [Details]
(1999)'RAMAS: The partnership approach to risk'
O¿Rourke, M. ; (1999) 'RAMAS: The partnership approach to risk' Crisispoint The Mental Health Foundation, :12-18. [Details]
(1999)'Public Safety: The Challenge confronted'
O¿Rourke, M., Smith, S. and Mc Geachy O. ; (1999) 'Public Safety: The Challenge confronted' Department of Health/NHS, . [Details]
(1999)'Towards Safe, Sound, Supportive Service: Staff Training and support'
O'Rourke, M. & Titley, K; (1999) 'Towards Safe, Sound, Supportive Service: Staff Training and support' A report on Interagency Risk Management Training, . [Details]
(1997)'Relapse Prevention with assaultative offenders'
O'Rourke, M. ; (1997) 'Relapse Prevention with assaultative offenders' Psychiatric Care, 4 (5) . [Details]
(1997)'Predicting relapse precipitance among heroin addicts'
O¿Rourke M.M., and Taylor J. ; (1997) 'Predicting relapse precipitance among heroin addicts' British Journal of Psychiatry, 151 :240-243. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)Psychology, medicine and Health 7th Annual conference Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 31st March 2010
O¿Rourke, M., Hammond, S.; O'Flynn, S. and Boylan, G ; (2010) The medical student stress profile (MSSP) Early findings on stress coping and personality factors in medical students Psychology, medicine and Health 7th Annual conference Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 31st March 2010 [Details]
(2011)AMEE 2011 Vienna
Kelly, M; O'Flynn, S Bennett,D; Joy, A; O'Rourke,M (2011) Does professionalism decline over the course of medical education? Professionalism profiling using quantitative tools in an integrated medical curriculum AMEE 2011 Vienna [Details]
(2011)Irish Network of Medical Educators Annual Scientific Meeting May 2011 Trinity College Dublin
O'Rourke, M; Hammond, S; Kelly, M; Bennett, D & O'Flynn, S ; (2011) Psychometric Properties of DREEM Irish Network of Medical Educators Annual Scientific Meeting May 2011 Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2010)Psychology Medicine and Health, RCSI, Dublin
O'Rourke,M; Hammond, S; O'Flynn,S and Boylan,G; (2010) The Medical Student Stress Profile : Early findings on Stress, Coping and Personality Factors Psychology Medicine and Health, RCSI, Dublin [Details]
(2010)Baker Heart Institute Cardiovascular Disease Conference, Prato Italy
Hammond S; O'Rourke M ; Staunton C ;O'Sullivan D;and Murphy M; (2010) Passive Aggression and Health Presentation Type Baker Heart Institute Cardiovascular Disease Conference, Prato Italy [Details]
(2010)Irish Network of Medical Educators
Lane L; O'Rourke M; Hammond S and Higgins J; (2010) Stress, Coping and Doctor Health Irish Network of Medical Educators [Details]
(2010)Psychology Medicine and Health
O'Rourke,M; Hammond S;O'Sullivan D; Moriarty P; Prendergast H and Mac Swiney M; (2010) Life Skills Coping and Student Stress Psychology Medicine and Health [Details]
(2010)NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FORENSIC PRACTICE
O'Rourke, M; (2010) Building Safety : Challenges for Forensic Practice NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FORENSIC PRACTICE [Details]
(2010)PSYCHOGENIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE CONFERENCE
Murphy, M; O'Sullivan , D; Gallagher,J; DI Blasi,Z; Hammond, S and O'Rourke, M; (2010) Cardiac Misconceptions, Type D Personality and Physical Activity in a sample of young adults PSYCHOGENIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE CONFERENCE [Details]
(2010)Baker Heart Research Institute Conference, Italy
Hammond S; Brennan J; O'Sullivan D; Murphy M and O'Rourke M; (2010) The Psychological Impact on Prognosis : Introducing the disease resistance questionnairePresntation Type Baker Heart Research Institute Conference, Italy [Details]
(2008)INMED
O'Rourke, M; O'Flynn S; Boylan G and Hammond S ; (2008) First Class : The development of a Stress and Life Skills Assessment Procedure for Medical Training INMED [Details]
(2008)INMED
O'Flynn S; Boylan G and O'Rourke ; (2008) Spoilt For Choice - Interdisciplinary SSMs in Medicine INMED [Details]
(2008)INMED
O'Flynn S; Kelly M; O'Rourke, M and Boylan G ; (2008) What is a good Doctor ? : The student voice INMED [Details]
(2008)INMED
Doran K; O'Flynn S; Boylan G and O'Rourke ,M ; (2008) I Will See You in Court ! INMED [Details]
(2006)Health Research Day, UCC
O¿Rourke, M., Hammond, S., Noone, C. and O¿Flynn, S. ; (2006) Taking your Partners: Risk Management in Mental Health Health Research Day, UCC [Details]
(2006)Health Research Day, UCC
O¿Rourke, M., Hammond, S. and O¿Sullivan, D. ; (2006) Lifematters: An Evaluation of a Programme promoting Child Safety Health Research Day, UCC [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(1987)Characteristics of drug abusing school children.
Hammond S.M. and O'Rourke M.M. ; (1987) Characteristics of drug abusing school children. Scottish Home and Health Department, Edinburg. [Details]
(2000)A Psychometric Model of Risk Assessment.
Hammond, S.M. & O'Rourke, M.M. (2000) A Psychometric Model of Risk Assessment. Department of Health, London. [Details]
(2000)Risk management: Towards Safe Sound and Supportive Service.
O'Rourke M.M. & Hammond S.M. (2000) Risk management: Towards Safe Sound and Supportive Service. Department of Health, London. [Details]
(2001)An introduction to personality disorder.
O'Rourke, M.M. & Hammond, S.M. (2001) An introduction to personality disorder. Mental Health Foundation, London. [Details]
(2002)Multi-Agency Risk Management: Position Paper.
O'Rourke, M. & Hammond, S; (2002) Multi-Agency Risk Management: Position Paper. . [Details]
(2009)Personality Assessment in Forensic Practice.
O'Rourke, M., Hammond, S.M., Devonshire, P. & Taylor, J. (2009) Personality Assessment in Forensic Practice. British Psychological Society Monograph, Leicester. [Details]
(2010)Preparing for Practice : Mastering Challenge, Hostility and Aggression in Health Service Provision.
O'Rourke, M; Smith, SD and O'Flynn,S ; (2010) Preparing for Practice : Mastering Challenge, Hostility and Aggression in Health Service Provision. Mental Health Services, Health Service Executive, Clinical Indemnity Scheme, Ireland. [Details]
(2010)Lifematters Uni-V. Foundatin, Application and Early Findings.
O'Rourke, MM; Hammond, SM; O'Sullivan, D; Moriarty, P; Prendergast, H.; (2010) Lifematters Uni-V. Foundatin, Application and Early Findings. UCC Presidential Report, Ireland. [Details]
(2009)Risk Management in Mental Health Services.
Health Service Executive, Department of Health; (2009) Risk Management in Mental Health Services. Dept. Of Health and Clinical Indemnity Scheme, Dublin. [Details]
(2009)Preparing for Practice : Mastering Challenge , Hostility and Aggression in Health Services.
O'Rourke M;Smith SD and O'Flynn S; (2009) Preparing for Practice : Mastering Challenge , Hostility and Aggression in Health Services. RAMAS, Ireland. [Details]

Cases

 YearPublication
(1999)Domestic Violence Assessment Profile: Assaulters Form.
O¿Rourke, M. & Hammond, S; (1999) Domestic Violence Assessment Profile: Assaulters Form. Cases [Details]

Computer Program

 YearPublication
(2009)Comprehensive Life Skills Assessment Systems, 3rd Level edition.
O'Rourke M and Hammond S; (2009) Comprehensive Life Skills Assessment Systems, 3rd Level edition. Computer Program [Details]

Manual

 YearPublication
(1999)Heathlands Risk Assessment Schedule.
Hammond, S & O¿Rourke, M ; (1999) Heathlands Risk Assessment Schedule. Surrey: Manual [Details]
(1999)Domestic Violence Assessment Profile.
O'Rourke, M. & Hammond, S. ; (1999) Domestic Violence Assessment Profile. Manual [Details]
(2000)The RAAP Anger Assessment Profile: Professional Manual.
O'Rourke, M. & Hammond, S.; (2000) The RAAP Anger Assessment Profile: Professional Manual. London: Manual [Details]
(2001)Risk Assessment, Management and Audit Systems.
O¿Rourke, M & Hammond, S ; (2001) Risk Assessment, Management and Audit Systems. London: Manual [Details]
(2007)Cork Lifeskills Assessment Schedule (CLASS).
O'Rourke, M, Hammond, S; O¿Flynn, S and Boylan, G ; (2007) Cork Lifeskills Assessment Schedule (CLASS). Manual [Details]

Serial (Book, Monograph)

 YearPublication
(2008)Risk Mangagement in Towl.
O¿Rourke, M ; (2008) Risk Mangagement in Towl. UK: Serial (Book, Monograph) [Details]
(2008)Anger Assessment in Towl.
O¿Rourke, M ; (2008) Anger Assessment in Towl. Serial (Book, Monograph) [Details]

Technical Publication

 YearPublication
(2010)Medical Student Stress Profile (MSSP) Stress Test.
O'Rourke M; Hammond S; O'Flynn S and Boylan G; (2010) Medical Student Stress Profile (MSSP) Stress Test. Technical Publication [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008UCC Presidents Award for Innovations in Integrating Teaching and Learning UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Expert Group on Risk Expert Group on Risk01-JUL-08 / 30-JUL-08

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2005)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
O'Leary, E., Murphy, M. & O'Rourke, L.; (2005) Feelings: Their identification and expression in older adults. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Derry , 17-NOV-05 - 20-NOV-05. [Details]
(2011)Irish Network of Medical Educators,
Hammond S, O'Rourke M, Kelly M, Bennett D, O'Flynn S. ; (2011) A psychometric appraisal of the DREEM. [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators, Dublin , 18-MAY-11 - 20-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)Psychology, Health and Medicine,
O'Rourke, M., Hammond, S., O'Sullivan, D., Murphy, M. & Staunton, C.; (2011) Developing Life Skills and Stress Regulation: Young People's Experience of the LIFEMATTERS Programme. [Poster Presentation], Psychology, Health and Medicine, Galway, Ireland , 04-APR-11 - 04-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Psychology, Health and Medicine,
Murphy, M., O'Sullivan, D., Gallagher, J., O'Rourke, M., Hammond, S. & Staunton, C.; (2011) Type D Personality and Exercise Level Among Younger Adults. [Poster Presentation], Psychology, Health and Medicine, Galway, Ireland , 04-APR-11 - 04-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Human Factors in Healthcare,
O Rourke, M. O`Flynn S. Horgan, M. Harris, A. Higgins, J. (2011) SAFEMED : The Tenth Solution for Patient Safety. [Oral Presentation], Human Factors in Healthcare, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin , 24-NOV-11 - 24-NOV-11. [Details]
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
O'Rourke, M., Hammond, S., O'Sullivan, D., Murphy, M. & Staunton, C. (2012) Building Psychological Capital and Unlocking potential with LIFEMATTERS, a CBT Coaching and Positive Psychology programme. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland , 08-NOV-12 - 11-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Medical Alumni Annual Scientific Conference UCC,
Maher B, Sweeney C, Hynes H, Doran K, Khashan A, O'Rourke M, Haaris A, O'flynn S (2012) Medical School Attrition at UCC – A Ten-Year Retrospective Study. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Medical Alumni Annual Scientific Conference UCC, University College Cork , 13-SEP-12 - 13-SEP-12. [Details]
(2010)Stress, Coping and Doctor Health,
Lane, L ;O¿Rourke, M; Hammond, S and Higgins, J ; (2010) A study of Consultant and Non Consultant Staff in a University Maternity Hospital. [Oral Presentation], Stress, Coping and Doctor Health, Dublin , 18-FEB-10 - 18-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference,
O'Rourke, M; (2010) Lifeskills, Coping and Student Stress. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin , 01-MAR-10 - 01-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)Baker Heart Research Institute Psychogenic Cardiovascular Disease Conference,
Hammond, S ; O'Rourke, M; Staunton; C; O'Sullivan, D and Murphy, M ; (2010) Passive Aggression and Health. [Poster Presentation], Baker Heart Research Institute Psychogenic Cardiovascular Disease Conference, Tuscany, Italy , 04-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10. [Details]
(2011)Psychology, Health and Medicine,
Brennan, J., Hammond, S., O'Sullivan, D., Murphy, M. & O'Rourke, M.; (2011) The Psychological Impact on Prognosis: Introducing the Disease Resistance Questionnaire. [Poster Presentation], Psychology, Health and Medicine, Galway, Ireland , 04-APR-11 - 04-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)Psychogenic Cardiovascular Disease Conference,
Murphy, M., O'Sullivan, D., Gallagher, J., Di Blasi, Z., Hammond, S. & O'Rourke, M.; (2010) Cardiac misconceptions, Type D personality and physical activity in a sample of young adults. [Poster Presentation], Psychogenic Cardiovascular Disease Conference, Prato, Italy , 01-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10. [Details]
(2008)Psychological Society of Ireland, Conference Workshop, Carlow,
Buttimer,J and O¿Rourke,M ; (2008) Risk and Positive Behaviour Support. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, Conference Workshop, Carlow, Carlow , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)INMED,
O'Rourke M; O'Flynn S; Hammond S ;Boylan G and Smith S ; (2008) Safe Doctors- Safe Patient Care. [Poster Presentation], INMED, , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)Medicine and Health Conference,
O'Rourke, M., Hammond, S., Smith, S., O'Flynn, S., Boylan, G., Doran, K., and Henn, P. ; (2007) Safeguarding Doctors, Protecting Patients. [Oral Presentation], Medicine and Health Conference, , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)30th International Congress on Law and Mental Health,
O¿Rourke M. and Hammond S. ; (2007) Prediction or Management: An integrated system for the management of high risk violent offenders. [Oral Presentation], 30th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Padua, Italy , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)A review of first year Medical School students,
O'Flynn, S; O'Rourke, M and Kelly, M ; (2007) Groomed to Succeed then Fail :The legacy of the grind culture. [Oral Presentation], A review of first year Medical School students, , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Ireland and Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) Conference,
O¿Rourke, M. ; (2007) International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, National Academy for integrating research in teaching and learning (NAIRTL). [Oral Presentation], Ireland and Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) Conference, , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)An Overview Mental Health Commission and Clinical Indemnity Scheme National Conference on Assessing Clinical Risk in Mental Health Services,
O¿Rourke, M ; (2007) Clinical Risk Assessment Tools. [Invited Oral Presentation], An Overview Mental Health Commission and Clinical Indemnity Scheme National Conference on Assessing Clinical Risk in Mental Health Services, Ireland , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)BPS faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology Conference, Spring,
Hammond, S., O¿Rourke, M. and Smith, S; (2007) Assessment: A Spotlight on Measurement in Forensic Practice. [Oral Presentation], BPS faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology Conference, Spring, , 01-FEB-07 - 01-FEB-07. [Details]
(2007)BPS Conference Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology, Spring,
O¿Rourke, M., Hammond, S. and Smith, S. ; (2007) Anger Management: The Keep your Cool Programme. [Oral Presentation], BPS Conference Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology, Spring, , 01-FEB-07 - 01-FEB-07. [Details]
(2006)BPS invited Symposium,
O¿Rourke, M. and Bailes, G. ; (2006) But have I done a Risk Assessment: Issues in balancing Risk Assessment and Management. [Oral Presentation], BPS invited Symposium, University of Lancaster, Preston , 01-JUL-06 - 31-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)International Association of Forensic Mental Health, Amsterdam,
Hammond, S. and O¿Rourke, M. ; (2006) Modeling Anti-Social Symptoms: The Rasch Model and Forensic Assessment. [Oral Presentation], International Association of Forensic Mental Health, Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2005)Health Research Day, UCC,
O'Rourke, M., Hammond, S., O'Flynn, S. and O'Sullivan, D. ; (2005) Stress and Well Being in Medical students. [Oral Presentation], Health Research Day, UCC, UCC , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)International Conference on the Management and Treatment of Offenders. Home Office DSPD Programme,
O¿Rourke, M ; (2005) Risk, Need and Responsivity : Working from effective baselines. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on the Management and Treatment of Offenders. Home Office DSPD Programme, York , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)1st International Conference for the Society of the Scientific Study of Psychopathy,
Hammond, S., Hare, B., and O¿Rourke M. ; (2005) A RASCH Modelling of the PCL-R. [Oral Presentation], 1st International Conference for the Society of the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Vancouver, B.C. Columbia , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
BPS, FACULTY OF FORENSIC CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY CHAIR/
PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND BOARD / COUNCIL MEMBER/
CORK SEXUAL VIOLENCE CENTRE BOARD OF DIRECTORS2008 /
BPS, PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE PANEL PANEL MEMBER/
EPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOME OFFICE UK,Expert Committee on Risk Consultant / EXPERT ADVISOR/
National Fed of Voluntary Bodies National Guidelines on informing families of their children's disability RESEARCH / Psychological Expert/
HSE Expert Group on Risk in Mental Health EXPERT ADVISOR and CONTRIBUTOR TO NATIONAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
WEST LONDON MENTAL HEALTH NHS TRUST CONSULTANT FORENSIC CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST/
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Senior Lecturer / Director of Behavioural Science01-OCT-04 /
RAMAS Director of Mental Health01-JAN-01 /
NHS, Surrey Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist01-JAN-91 / 31-DEC-01
NHS, Sussex, UK Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist01-JAN-89 / 31-DEC-91

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1995Surrey University PHDPsychology
1984Glasgow University MScApplied Science
1982UCC M.A."
1980UCC B.A."

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French BasicBasicFunctional
Irish BasicNoneBasic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Child Care and Protection Services
Cork Sexual Violence Centre - Board Member
NUIG - Board Member for Clinical Training
UCD -Medical School on BH curriculum

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree TypePrimary
Walker Mary Eileen Doctoral DegreeYes

Contact details

  • Margaret O'Rourke
    Director of Behavioural Science/ Senior Lecturer School of Medicine
  • m.orourke@ucc.ie
  • Medical School
    School of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health, Bhsc, College Road
    University College Cork
    Cork
    Ireland
  • 353 (0)21 1595
  • 353 (0)21 1595

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