Joanne McVeigh

Biography

Dr. Joanne McVeigh is a Lecturer at the Department of Psychology and the ALL (Assisting Living & Learning) Institute at Maynooth University. Previous appointments include a Lectureship at the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork.

Her work is inter-disciplinary, focusing on the interface between psychology and global health. Supporting psychosocial well-being, social inclusion, human rights, and organisational justice, particularly for marginalised populations and occupational groups at high risk for stress, is a core focus of her work. She has extensive experience of policy analyses, qualitative and quantitative research, from a psychosocial, human rights, and social justice perspective.

She was previously a primary researcher in the area of disability and rehabilitation for research commissioned by the World Health Organisation, and has carried out consultancy in the area of disability for the HSE (Irish Health Service) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA). Findings of her research for the International Disability Alliance were presented by the IDA at the United Nations Conference of States Parties, New York, in June 2019.  

She has presented at several international conferences in relation to disability, human rights, social inclusion, and organisational psychology, across South Africa, the Philippines, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, and the UK. She has considerable experience working within multi-disciplinary and multi-country research teams, including senior corporate management, senior academics, service-users, service providers, and policy-makers; comprising research meetings across Sudan, Switzerland, France, the UK, and Ireland.

She has a strong record of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with her career stage, and has published 25 articles and 3 chapters, with a further 3 chapters and an edited book in press, including articles in leading disability, psychology, and healthcare journals (citations: 390; h-index: 10). She is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and Psychological Society of Ireland.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Psychological governance and COVID-19: A case study in macropsychology'
McVeigh, J., & MacLachlan, M. (2021) 'Psychological governance and COVID-19: A case study in macropsychology' In: M. MacLachlan, & J. McVeigh (eds). Macropsychology – A population science for Sustainable Development Goals. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
2021 'Macropsychology: Definition, scope and conceptualization'
MacLachlan, M., & McVeigh, J. (2021) 'Macropsychology: Definition, scope and conceptualization' In: M. MacLachlan, & J. McVeigh (eds). Macropsychology – A population science for Sustainable Development Goals. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
2021 'Maritime work: Psychosocial and organisational aspects of work at sea and their implications for health and performance'
McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., Cromie, S., Liston, P., Kavanagh, B., & Kay, A. (2021) 'Maritime work: Psychosocial and organisational aspects of work at sea and their implications for health and performance' In: S. Stannard (eds). Textbook of maritime health (3rd Ed.). Bergen: Norwegian Centre for Maritime Medicine. [Details]
2021 'Macropsychology and public persuasion'
O’Shea, M., McVeigh, J., & MacLachlan, M. (2021) 'Macropsychology and public persuasion' In: M. MacLachlan, & J. McVeigh (eds). Macropsychology – A population science for Sustainable Development Goals. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
2021 'A macropsychology perspective on food systems'
McVeigh, J. (2021) 'A macropsychology perspective on food systems' In: M. MacLachlan, & J. McVeigh (eds). Macropsychology – A population science for Sustainable Development Goals. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
2019 'Macropsychology: Challenging and changing social structures and systems to promote social inclusion'
MacLachlan, M., McVeigh, J., Huss, T., & Mannan, H. (2019) 'Macropsychology: Challenging and changing social structures and systems to promote social inclusion' In: K. C. O’Doherty & D. Hodgetts (eds). The Sage handbook of applied social psychology. London, U.K: Sage. [Details]
2017 'Positive psychology and wellbeing at sea'
McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., Stilz, R., Cox, H., Doyle, N., Fraser, A., & Dyer, M. (2017) 'Positive psychology and wellbeing at sea' In: M. MacLachlan (eds). Maritime psychology: Research in organizational and health behavior at sea. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
2016 'Disability and inclusive health'
MacLachlan, M., Mannan, H., & McVeigh, J. (2016) 'Disability and inclusive health' In: E. García Iriarte, R. McConkey, & R. Gilligan (eds). Disability and human rights: Global perspectives. London, U.K: Palgrave. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2021 Macropsychology – A population science for Sustainable Development Goals
MacLachlan, M., & McVeigh, J (Ed.). (2021) Macropsychology – A population science for Sustainable Development Goals Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Death anxiety, self-worth, and exposure to human donor remains: A longitudinal study of Irish medical students'
Wolf, J. J., McVeigh, J., Vallières, F., Hyland, P., & MacLachlan, M. (2020) 'Death anxiety, self-worth, and exposure to human donor remains: A longitudinal study of Irish medical students'. Death Studies, :1-10 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Predictors of utilisation of skilled maternal healthcare in Lilongwe District, Malawi'
Kazanga, I., Munthali, A., McVeigh, J., Mannan, H., & MacLachlan, M. (2019) 'Predictors of utilisation of skilled maternal healthcare in Lilongwe District, Malawi'. International Journal Of Health Policy And Management, 8 (12):700-710 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'A silver wave? Filipino shipmates’ experience of merchant seafaring'
McVeigh, J., & MacLachlan, M. (2019) 'A silver wave? Filipino shipmates’ experience of merchant seafaring'. Marine Policy, 99 :283-297 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Identifying predictors of stress and job satisfaction in a sample of merchant seafarers using structural equation modeling'
McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., Vallières, F., Hyland, P., Stilz, R., Cox, H., & Fraser, A. (2019) 'Identifying predictors of stress and job satisfaction in a sample of merchant seafarers using structural equation modeling'. Frontiers in Psychology, 10 (FEB):1-13 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Perceptions of well-being, resilience and stress amongst a sample of merchant seafarers and superintendents'
McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., Coyle, C., & Kavanagh, B. (2018) 'Perceptions of well-being, resilience and stress amongst a sample of merchant seafarers and superintendents'. Maritime Studies, :1-20 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Core human rights concepts in Irish health and housing policy documents: In search of equity for people with ID'
O'Donovan, M., Mannan, H., McVeigh, J., Mc Carron, M., McCallion, P., & Byrne, E. (2018) 'Core human rights concepts in Irish health and housing policy documents: In search of equity for people with ID'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 15 (4):307-313 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Intersections between systems thinking and market shaping for assistive technology: The SMART (Systems-Market for Assistive and Related Technologies) Thinking Matrix'
MacLachlan, M., McVeigh, J., Cooke, M., Ferri, D., Holloway, C., Austin, V., & Javadi, D. (2018) 'Intersections between systems thinking and market shaping for assistive technology: The SMART (Systems-Market for Assistive and Related Technologies) Thinking Matrix'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (12):1-15 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'An analysis of the extent of social inclusion and equity consideration in Malawi's national HIV and AIDS policy review process'
Chinyama, M. J., MacLachlan, M., McVeigh, J., Huss, T., & Gawamadzi, S. (2018) 'An analysis of the extent of social inclusion and equity consideration in Malawi's national HIV and AIDS policy review process'. International Journal Of Health Policy And Management, 7 (4):297-307 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'A study of human resource competencies required to implement community rehabilitation in less resourced settings'
Gilmore, B., MacLachlan, M., McVeigh, J., McClean, C., Carr, S., Duttine, A., ... Gupta, N. (2017) 'A study of human resource competencies required to implement community rehabilitation in less resourced settings'. Human Resources for Health, 15 :1-14 [Details]
2017 'Opportunities for human resources for health and rehabilitation: A response to Jesus et al'
Power, J., McVeigh, J., Gilmore, B., & MacLachlan, M. (2017) 'Opportunities for human resources for health and rehabilitation: A response to Jesus et al'. Human Resources for Health, 15 (73):1-3 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of persons with and without disabilities from the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011: Differential access to HIV/AIDS information and services'
Abimanyi-Ochom, J., Mannan, H., Groce, N. E., & McVeigh, J. (2017) 'HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of persons with and without disabilities from the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011: Differential access to HIV/AIDS information and services'. PLoS ONE, 12 (4) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Resilience and well-being amongst seafarers: Cross-sectional study of crew across 51 ships'
Doyle, N., MacLachlan, M., Fraser, A., Stilz, R., Lismont, K., Cox, H., & McVeigh, J. (2016) 'Resilience and well-being amongst seafarers: Cross-sectional study of crew across 51 ships'. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 89 (2):199-209 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Social inclusion and mental health of children with physical disabilities in Gaza, Palestine'
Nasser, K., Maclachlan, M., & McVeigh, J. (2016) 'Social inclusion and mental health of children with physical disabilities in Gaza, Palestine'. Disability, Cbr & Inclusive Development, 27 (4):5-36 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Promoting good policy for leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation: A realist synthesis'
McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., Gilmore, B., McClean, C., Eide, A. H., Mannan, H., ... Normand, C. (2016) 'Promoting good policy for leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation: A realist synthesis'. Globalization and Health, 12 :1-18 [Details]
2014 'Learning from doing the EquitAble project: Content, context, process, and impact of a multi-country research project on vulnerable populations in Africa'
MacLachlan, M., Amin, M., Mji, G., Mannan, H., McVeigh, J., McAuliffe, E., ... Dube, A. K. (2014) 'Learning from doing the EquitAble project: Content, context, process, and impact of a multi-country research project on vulnerable populations in Africa'. African Journal Of Disability, 3 (2):1-12 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Kenya’s vision for an equitable, rights-based health system fails to address specific health needs and barriers to accessing health care of vulnerable populations'
Maalim, M. I., McVeigh, J., & Mannan, H. (2014) 'Kenya’s vision for an equitable, rights-based health system fails to address specific health needs and barriers to accessing health care of vulnerable populations'. Harvard Africa Policy Journal, [Details]
2013 'Equity and core concepts of human rights in Namibian health policies'
Amadhila, E., Van Rooy, G., McVeigh, J., Mannan, H., MacLachlan, M., & Amin, M. (2013) 'Equity and core concepts of human rights in Namibian health policies'. Harvard Africa Policy Journal, 8 [Details]
2013 'India's disability policy - Analysis of core concepts of human rights'
O'Dowd, J., Mannan, H., & McVeigh, J. (2013) 'India's disability policy - Analysis of core concepts of human rights'. Disability, Cbr & Inclusive Development, 24 (4):69-90 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Core concepts of human rights and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the mental health policies of Malawi, Namibia, and Sudan'
Mannan, H., Eltayeb, S., MacLachlan, M., Amin, M., McVeigh, J., Munthali, A., & Van Rooy, G. (2013) 'Core concepts of human rights and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the mental health policies of Malawi, Namibia, and Sudan'. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 7 (1):1-13 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Core concepts of human rights and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the disability and rehabilitation policies of Malawi, Namibia, Sudan, and South Africa'
Mannan, H., McVeigh, J., Amin, M., MacLachlan, M., Swartz, L., Munthali, A., & van Rooy, G. (2012) 'Core concepts of human rights and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the disability and rehabilitation policies of Malawi, Namibia, Sudan, and South Africa'. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 23 (2):67-81 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Core concepts of human rights and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the Namibian policy on orthopaedic technical services'
VanRooy, G., Amadhila, E., Mannan, H., McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., & Amin, M. (2012) 'Core concepts of human rights and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the Namibian policy on orthopaedic technical services'. Disability, Cbr & Inclusive Development, 23 (3):24-47 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Core concepts of human rights and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'
Mannan, H., MacLachlan, M., McVeigh, J., & the EquitAble Consortium (2012) 'Core concepts of human rights and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'. Alter - European Journal Of Disability Research, 6 (3):159-177 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Inclusion and human rights in health policies: Comparative and benchmarking analysis of 51 policies from Malawi, Sudan, South Africa and Namibia'
MacLachlan, M., Amin, M., Mannan, H., El Tayeb, S., Bedri, N., Swartz, L., Munthali, A., Van Rooy, G., & McVeigh, J. (2012) 'Inclusion and human rights in health policies: Comparative and benchmarking analysis of 51 policies from Malawi, Sudan, South Africa and Namibia'. PLoS ONE, 7 (5) [DOI] [Details]
2011 'EquiFrame: A framework for analysis of the inclusion of human rights and vulnerable groups in health policies'
Amin, M., MacLachlan, M., Mannan, H., El Tayeb, S., El Khatim, A., Swartz, L., Munthali, A., Van Rooy, G., McVeigh, J., Eide, A., & Schneider, M. (2011) 'EquiFrame: A framework for analysis of the inclusion of human rights and vulnerable groups in health policies'. Health and Human Rights, 13 (2):1-20 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'The positive psychology of maritime health'
McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., & Kavanagh, B. (2016) 'The positive psychology of maritime health' Journal of the Institute of Remote Health Care, 7 (2) :20-28. [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2007 RFID at the customer interface: The issue of privacy.
McVeigh, J., Reddin, R., Cunningham, M., Breslin, D., Brady, M., & Armstrong, C. (2007) RFID at the customer interface: The issue of privacy. Article [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Psychological Society of Ireland Chartered Work and Organisational Psychologist 02-JUN-20 /
Psychological Society of Ireland Chartered Psychologist 30-JUN-18 /
British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist 30-JUN-18 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork. Member 2019 / 2020

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork Lecturer 01-AUG-19 / 31-JUL-20
Department of Psychology, Maynooth University Post-Doctoral Researcher 01-AUG-17 / 31-JUL-19
Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin Researcher 01-AUG-10 / 31-JUL-14

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2018 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Ph.D. Psychology
2015 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Postgraduate Certificate Statistics
2010 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Postgraduate Higher Diploma Psychology
2007 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland B.A. Joint Honours Sociology and Business

Consultancy

  Client Description
Health Service Executive
International Disability Alliance

Reviews

  Journal Role
Plos One Reviewer
International Journal Of Health Policy And Management Reviewer
Human Resources For Health Reviewer
Bmc International Health And Human Rights Reviewer