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Dr Maggie Long Lecturer

School of Communication
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Room 17E15
Jordanstown campus
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 (0)28 903 66282
Maggie   Long

Maggie was appointed as Lecturer in the School of Communication in 2011 and is currently Course Director for the BSc Therapeutic Communication and Counselling Studies. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of mental health and counselling. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Maggie graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA Hons in English Literature and Sociology in 2002. She completed the MSc in Counselling and Therapeutic Communication at Ulster from 2006-08. From 2008-2013 she studied part-time for a PhD with the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies in Ulster, which focused on self-harm and help seeking. During her part-time postgraduate study, she worked in a range of roles in the field of counselling.  

Maggie’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.  

Maggie has published in the field of mental health in a range of international, peer reviewed journals.  She has a keen interest in promoting the link between research and practice in the counselling arena in Northern Ireland. To this end, she engages in various activities to apply research to practice including facilitating CPD workshops and presenting at conferences and public forums.

Research publications

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This list was generated by the Ulster University Institutional Repository (UIR).