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Dr Eamonn McKeown

Divisional Lead, Health Services Research & Management Division

School of Health Sciences, Division of Health Services Research & Management

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Eamonn is the Divisional Lead for the Health Services Research & Management Division in the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London.

He obtained his BA (Hons) and PhD, both in Social Anthropology, from Queen's University, Belfast. He has previously conducted extended anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea examining patterns of literacy, health and education in a rural highlands community and in the United States investigating aspects of migration and ethnic identity in Albany, New York. As a Senior Research Fellow at University College London, he was the lead researcher on the first large-scale study on lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) mental health in Britain. He has also worked on a range of social, educational and health-related research projects at the Institute of Education (University of London), University College Swansea and Queen's University, Belfast.

Qualifications

- BA (Hons), Social Anthropology - Queen's University, Belfast
- PhD, Social Anthropology - Queen's University, Belfast
- PGDip (Academic Practice) - City, University of London

Professional Bodies

- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Key management/administrative roles

- Divisional Lead for the Health Services Research & Management Division
- Member of the Senior Management Team for the School of Health Sciences
- Member of Board of Studies
- Member of Postgraduate Forum
- Member of Undergraduate Forum

Research

Research interests:

Eamonn's current research interests include sexualities, sexual health, art & health, social inclusion and qualitative research methodologies.

Recent research projects:

- Exploring the experiences of carers living with Parkinson's Disease patients who exhibit pathologic compulsive behaviour (City University London pump-priming fund).

- Experiences of mental health users participating in the Community Programme at Tate Modern, London (City University London pump-priming fund).

- A national study examining the sexual health needs of ethnic minority men who have sex with men (MSM). The study was conducted in collaboration with the Terrence Higgins Trust, Homerton University Hospital and the University of Bern, Switzerland (funded by the Medical Research Council, 208k).

Invited research grant reviewer:

- ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council)
- NIHR (National Institute of Health Research)

Journal peer reviewer:

- Culture, Health & Sexuality
- BMC Public Health
- Anthropology in Action
- Health, Risk & Society
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Journal of GLBT Family Studies
- Nursing Inquiry

Research Students

Name
Elisa Ruiz
Thesis Title
A narrative analysis of health care seeking behaviour among migrant men selling sex in London
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PhD student, 2012 -
Name
Kemoh Rogers
Thesis Title
Negotiation, disclosure and risk: The lived experiences of Black African heterosexual couples in HIV Serodiscordant Relationships (SdRs) in the UK
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PhD student. Completed November 2016
Name
Angie Bistaraki
Thesis Title
Interagency collaboration in mass gatherings: the case of public health and safety organizations in the 2012 London Olympic Games
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PhD student. Completed January 2017
Name
Ruba Alharazi
Thesis Title
Understanding the positive mentorship experiences of registered nurses and students in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) using appreciative enquiry
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PhD student, funded by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education. Completed November 2015
Name
Matthew Grundy-Bowers
Thesis Title
Meanings and motivations of UAI among HIV negative MSM
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PhD student, funded by an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. Completed June 2014
Name
Robert Stocker
Thesis Title
Citizenship, normativity & well-being: an exploratory analysis of the life narratives of men in civil partnerships
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PhD student, funded by a City University London doctoral studentship. Completed June 2014
Name
Samford Wong
Thesis Title
Malnutrition after spinal cord injury
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PhD student, 2014 -

Publications

Chapters (3)

  1. Stocker, R., Hardy, S. and McKeown, E. (2015). A novel gay ‘right’ of passage: constructing ceremonies, conveying meaning, and displaying identities through men’s civil partnerships. Doing Gender, Doing Love: Interdisciplinary Voices Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  2. McKeown, E.J. (2004). Gay and lesbian identities and mental health. In Kelleher, D. and Leavey, G. (Eds.), Identity and Health (pp. 143–159). London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-30792-9.
  3. McKeown, E.J. (2004). Making it their own: patterns of reading and writing in a newly-literate Papua New Guinean community. Investigating Educational Policy Through Ethnography (Studies in educational ethnography, volume 8) (pp. 93–106). Amsterdam: Jai. ISBN 0-7623-1018-9.

Conference Paper/Proceedings

  1. Wong, S., Hirani, S.P., Charlton, D., Taylor, C., McKeown, E. and Saif, M. (2015). AN INTERNATIONAL MULTI-CENTRE SURVEY TO ASSESS RESOURCES ALLOCATION AND NUTRITIONAL PRACTICES IN SPINAL CORD INJURY CENTRES. 2nd Digestive-Disorders-Federation Conference 22-25 June, London, ENGLAND.

Journal Articles (27)

  1. Allum, L., Connolly, B. and Mckeown, E. (2017). Meeting the needs of critical care patients after discharge home: A qualitative exploratory study of patient perspectives. Nursing in Critical Care . doi:10.1111/nicc.12305.
  2. Skene, I., Pott, J. and McKeown, E. (2016). Patients' experience of trauma care in the emergency department of a major trauma centre in the UK. International Emergency Nursing . doi:10.1016/j.ienj.2017.02.005.
  3. McKeown, E., Weir, H., Berridge, E.J., Ellis, L. and Kyratsis, Y. (2016). Art engagement and mental health: Experiences of service users of a community-based arts programme at Tate Modern, London. Public Health, 130, pp. 29–35. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.09.009.
  4. Wong, S., Graham, A., Hirani, S.P., Charlton, D., Coalwood, S., McKeown, E., Taylor, C. and Saif, M. (2015). Review of dietetic service provision and activity in spinal cord injury centres: A multicentre survey in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Spinal Cord, 53(12), pp. 855–859. doi:10.1038/sc.2015.83.
  5. Wong, S., Jamous, A., O'Driscoll, J., Sekhar, R., Saif, M., O'Driscoll, S., Lewis, S., McKeown, E. and Hirani, S.P. (2015). Effectiveness of probiotic in preventing and treating antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and/or Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in patients with spinal cord injury: A protocol of systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Systematic Reviews, 4(1) . doi:10.1186/s13643-015-0159-3.
  6. Wong, S., Saif, M., O'Driscoll, J., Kumar, N., Smith, E., Roels, E., van Nes, I., Faber, W., McKeown, E., Hirani, S. and Jamous, A. (2015). Use of probiotics in preventing antibiotic associated diarrhoea and Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea in spinal injury centres: An international survey of four western European countries. International Journal of Probiotics & Prebiotics, 10(2/3), pp. 85–90.
  7. Wong, S., Graham, A., Hirani, S.P., Charlton, D., Coalwood, S., McKeown, E., Taylor, C. and Saif, M. (2015). Review of dietetic service provision and activity in spinal cord injury centres: a multicentre survey in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Spinal Cord . doi:10.1038/sc.2015.83.
  8. Grundy-Bowers, M., Hardy, S. and McKeown, E. (2015). Barebacking and sexual position. Sexualities, 18(1-2), pp. 176–194. doi:10.1177/1363460715569140.
  9. Haddad, M., Menchetti, M., McKeown, E., Tylee, A. and Mann, A. (2015). The development and psychometric properties of a measure of clinicians' attitudes to depression: the revised Depression Attitude Questionnaire (R-DAQ). BMC psychiatry, 15, p. 7. doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0381-x.
  10. Stocker, R., Hardy, S. and McKeown, E.J. (2015). A novel gay ‘right’ of passage: constructing ceremonies, conveying meaning, and displaying identities through men’s civil partnerships. Serena Petrella (Ed.),. Doing Gender, Doing Love: Interdisciplinary Voices Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. .
  11. Chamanga, E., Christie, J. and McKeown, E.J. (2014). Community nurses experiences of treating patients with leg ulcers. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(6), pp. 27–34.
  12. Grundy-Bowers, M., Hardy, S. and McKeown, E. (2014). Towards a holistic understanding of HIV-negative MSM who bareback. HIV Medicine, 15, p. 147.
  13. Doerner, R., McKeown, E., Nelson, S., Anderson, J., Low, N. and Elford, J. (2013). Circumcision and HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Britain: the insertive sexual role. Arch Sex Behav, 42(7), pp. 1319–1326. doi:10.1007/s10508-012-0061-1.
  14. McKeown, E., Doerner, R., Nelson, S., Low, N., Robinson, A., Anderson, J. and Elford, J. (2012). The experiences of ethnic minority MSM using NHS sexual health clinics in Britain. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(8), pp. 595–600. doi:10.1136/sextrans-2011-050436.
  15. Elford, J., Doerner, R., McKeown, E., Nelson, S., Anderson, J. and Low, N. (2012). HIV infection among ethnic minority and migrant men who have sex with men in britain. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 39(9), pp. 678–686. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31825c8018.
  16. Drey, N., McKeown, E., Kelly, D. and Gould, D. (2012). Adherence to antiparkinsonian medication: an in-depth qualitative study. Int J Nurs Stud, 49(7), pp. 863–871. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.01.012.
  17. Doerner, R., McKeown, E., Nelson, S., Anderson, J., Low, N. and Elford, J. (2012). Sexual Mixing and HIV Risk Among Ethnic Minority MSM in Britain. AIDS and Behavior pp. 1–9. doi:10.1007/s10461-012-0265-3.
  18. McKeown, E., Nelson, S., Anderson, J., Low, N. and Elford, J. (2010). Disclosure, discrimination and desire: Experiences of black and south asian gay men in Britain. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 12(7), pp. 843–856. doi:10.1080/13691058.2010.499963.
  19. Elford, J., McKeown, E., Doerner, R., Nelson, S., Low, N. and Anderson, J. (2010). Sexual health of ethnic minority MSM in Britain (MESH project): design and methods. BMC Public Health, 10, p. 419. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-419.
  20. McKeown, E. (2006). Modernity, prestige, and self-promotion: Literacy in a Papua New Guinean community. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 37(4), pp. 366–380. doi:10.1525/aeq.2006.37.4.366.
  21. Warner, J., McKeown, E.J., Griffin, M., Johnson, K., Ramsay, A., Cort, C. and King, M. (2004). Rates and predictors of mental illness in gay men, lesbians and bisexual men and women: results from a survey based in England and Wales. British Journal of Psychiatry, 185, pp. 479–485.
  22. King, M. and McKeown, E.J. (2004). Gay and lesbian identities and mental health. Kelleher, D & G. Leavey (Ed.) Identity & Health, London: Routledge pp. 143–159.
  23. King, M., McKeown, E.J., Warner, J., Ramsay, A., Johnson, K., Cort, C., Wright, L., Blizard, B. and Davidson, O. (2003). Mental health and quality of life of gay men and lesbians in England and Wales: controlled, cross-sectional study. British Journal of Psychiatry. 183: 552-558. British Journal of Psychiatry, 183, pp. 552–558.
  24. McKeown, E.J. (2003). Why read? Why write? Literacy in Simbu, Papua New Guinea. Meanjin, 62(3), pp. 123–149.
  25. McKeown, E. (2001). Biros, books and big-men: Literacy and the transformation of leadership in Simbu, Papua New Guinea. OCEANIA, 72(2), pp. 105–116.
  26. Johnston, J.Q., McKeown, E.J. and McEwen, A. (1999). Primary teaching as a career choice: the views of male and female sixth-form students. Research Papers in Education., 14, pp. 181–198.
  27. Johnston, J.Q., McKeown, E.J. and McEwen, A. (1999). Choosing primary teaching: the perspectives of males and females in training. Journal of Education for Teaching pp. 55–64.

Reports (5)

  1. King, M. and McKeown, E.J. (2003). Mental health and social wellbeing of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in England and Wales. Mind. ISBN 1-903567-46-7.
  2. King, M. and McKeown, E.J. (2003). Mental health and social wellbeing of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in England and Wales: a summary of findings..
  3. Knipe, D., Leith, H., Gray, C., McKeown, E.J. and Carlisle, K. (2003). Betty the builder, Neil the nurse: sex-typing of occupations in primary schools. Belfast: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. ISBN 1-903941-16-4.
  4. Johnston, J.Q., McKeown, E.J., Cowan, P., McClune, P. and McEwen, A. (1999). What science engenders: boys and girls and the teaching and learning of science in primary schools. Belfast: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. ISBN 0-906646-67-7.
  5. Johnston, J.Q., McKeown, E.J. and McEwen, A. (1998). Primary concerns: gender factors in choosing primary school teaching. Belfast: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. ISBN 0-906646-67-7.

Education

Module leader for:

- CRM003 MRes Clinical Research dissertation module (Masters)
- NM3270 Using Research Knowledge (BSc)

Teach on the following modules:

- HRM020 Foundations in Research Methods & Data Analysis (Masters)
- HRM001 Introduction to Research Methods & Data Analysis (Masters)

Awards:

- 2016: Winner of an Enhancement of Student Experience Award - City, University of London
- 2016: Shortlisted for Learning Enhancement Award for research supervision - City, University of London
- 2013: Nominated for Student Voice Award for teaching - City, University of London
- 2012: Winner of Learning and Teaching Recognition Award - City, University of London

External Examiner:

- Plymouth University (2015 - )

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (19)

  1. Minority stress, relationship formalisation and wellbeing: an exploratory analysis of the life narratives of men in civil partnerships in the UK. Aston University, Birmingham, UK (2013).
    Description: 46th Annual British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference
  2. Barebacking & Sexual Role. University of Warwick (2013).
    Description: Queer Theorizations of Bareback in Three National Contexts
  3. An exploratory study of the experiences of mental health users who participated in an arts-based programme at Tate Modern. Canberra, Australia (2011).
    Description: McKeown E., Ellis L. & Weir H., 3rd International Arts and Health Conference.
  4. HIV risk behaviours among older gay men in Britain. VIenna (2010).
    Description: Doerner R., McKeown E., Nelson S., Low N., Anderson J. & J. Elford, XVIII International AIDS Conference.
  5. Circumcision and HIV infection among MSM in Britain: the role of the insertive role. Vienna (2010).
    Description: Doerner R., McKeown E., Nelson S., Low N., Anderson J. & J. Elford, XVIII International AIDS Conference. (International AIDS Society 2010 Abstract Scholarship Winner.)
  6. Explaining differences in HIV prevalence among ethnic minority and migrant MSM in Britain. Vienna (2010).
    Description: Elford J., Doerner R., McKeown E., Nelson S., Low N. & Anderson J., XVIII International AIDS Conference.
  7. Gay men, ageing and HIV. Sheffield (2010).
    Description: Elford J., Doerner R., McKeown E., Nelson S, Anderson J, Low N., 10th Annual CHAPS Conference.
  8. Disclosure, discrimination and identity: a qualitative study among Black and South Asian men who have sex with men (MSM) in Britain. London (2009).
    Description: McKeown E, Nelson S, Anderson J, Low N & Elford J, 18th ISSTDR Congress
  9. Sexual health of ethnic minority MSM in Britain: the MESH project. Bristol (2008).
    Description: Elford J, McKeown E, Nelson S, Low N, Anderson J, LGBT Health Summit
  10. Identity and sexual health among ethnic minority men who have sex with men (MSM) in Britain: a qualitative study. Mexico City (2008).
    Description: McKeown E, Anderson J, Low N, Nelson S, Elford J, XVII International AIDS Conference.
  11. Stigma and discrimination experienced by men who have sex with men in Britain. Mexico City (2008).
    Description: McKeown E, Anderson J, Low N, Nelson S, Elford J, XVII International AIDS Conference.
  12. HIV risk behaviour among ethnic minority men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Britain. Mexico City (2008).
    Description: Elford J, McKeown E, Low N, Nelson S, Anderson J, XVII International AIDS Conference.
  13. Ethnic minority MSM living in Britain. Mexico City (2008).
    Description: Elford J, McKeown E, Nelson S, Anderson J, Low N, XVII International AIDS Conference, Global Forum on MSM satellite session.
  14. Circumcision status and HIV infection in a diverse sample of MSM in Britain. Mexico City (2008).
    Description: Elford J, McKeown E, Nelson S, Anderson J, Low N, XVII International AIDS Conference.
  15. BME MSM: examining sexual health and sexual identity. London (2007).
    Description: McKeown E & Elford J (2007) 10th Annual CHAPS Conference.
  16. Evaluating On Track: building relationships between evaluators and projects. Online (2004).
    Description: McKeown E & Katz I (2004), National Evaluation of the Children's Fund online conference.
  17. The politics of the written word: patterns of literacy use in a newly-literate community in Simbu, Papua New Guinea. Chicago (2003).
    Description: McKeown E (2003), American Association of Anthropologists.
  18. Mental health in the gay, lesbian & bisexual community: findings from a qualitative study. London (2003).
    Description: McKeown E & Johnson, K (2003), report launch: King's Fund.
  19. The incorporation of literacy into the communicative repertoire of a Papua New Guinean community. University of Oxford (2001).
    Description: McKeown E (2001), Ethnography and Education Conference.

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