Our Centre staff and affiliates are currently involved in five Cochrane and/or Campbell Collaboration- systematic reviews which are being conducted in collaboration with national and international colleagues. For more information on systematic reviews and systematic review training, please see the PRISM page of the website.


1. Personal Budgeting Interventions to Improve Health and Social Care Outcomes for People with a Disability: A Systematic Review

Padraic Fleming1, Mairead Furlong1, Sinead McGilloway1, Fiona Keogh2, Marian Hernon3, Tim Stainton4

  1. Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, Maynooth University
  2. Centre for Economic and Social Research in Dementia, NUI Galway
  3. School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin
  4. School of Social Work & Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship, University of British Columbia, Canada

Link: https://www.campbellcollaboration.org/library/personal-budgeting-outcomes-people-with-disability.html   (Protocol)

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Photo of Stakeholder Seminar on Personalised Budgets, Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, Maynooth University.

2. Preschool and school-based mindfulness programmes for improving mental health and cognitive functioning in young people aged 3 to 18 years

Catriona O’Toole1, Mairead Furlong2, Sinead McGilloway2 and Arild Bjørndal3

  1. Department of Education, Maynooth University
  2. Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, Maynooth University
  3. Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (RBUP) and University of Oslo, Norway

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012518. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012518.

Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012518/pdf   (Protocol)

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3. Interventions to improve mathematical performance for children with mathematical learning difficulties

Mairead Furlong1, Feargal McLoughlin2, Sinead McGilloway,David Gearyand Brian Butterworth4

  1. Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, Maynooth University
  2. Health Service Executive, Dublin.
  3. Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.
  4. Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 10, Art.No.: CD0120130.

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012130

Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012130/full (Protocol)

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A frustrated, upset child, or child with learning difficulties.









4. Community-led practical and/or social support interventions for adults living at home with palliative and end of life care needs

Kathleeen McLoughlin1,2, Mairead, Furlong2, Joanne Callinan3, Emilio Herrera-Molina4, Jim Rhatigan3 and Sinead McGilloway2 (2015)

  1. University College Cork
  2. Centre for Mental Health and Community Research
  3. Milford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland
  4. New Health Foundation, Spain 

The Campbell Collaboration Library (Social Welfare), Title Registration for a Systematic Review Proposal pp.1-13.

Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284280028_Community-led_practical_andor_social_support_interventions_for_adults_living_at_home_with_palliative_and_end_of_life_care_needs_A_Campbell_title_for_review 

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5. Family-based interventions to improve outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Khadija Hasan1, Seamus Cowman1, Susan Dovey1, Susan Smith1, Sinead McGilloway2 and David Whitford1

  1. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  2. Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, Maynooth University

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019.

Link: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD013064/information

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