Dr Laurence Taggart

student nurse at the university of ulster

Dr Laurence Taggart

Contact Details

Reader
School of Nursing
Room 12J19
Campus: Jordanstown

Tel: 028 90366538
Email l.taggart@ulster.ac.uk

Biography:

Laurence currently works as a Lecturer in the Institute of Nursing and Health Research at the University of Ulster. I am the Option Leader for the Specialist Practitioner Course ‘Working with people who challenge (Challenging Behaviour or Mental Health Option)’ for people with learning disabilities. I am dual qualified, both as a learning disability nurse and as a research psychologist.

Research Interests:

Laurence’s main research interests focus on the physical and mental health of people with learning disabilities, health promotion, the needs of family carers, the training needs of carers and service developments.

Current research projects:

  • Planning for the future: an exploration of the needs of older family caregivers
  • Developing a health promotion education module for teachers, classroom support assistants and parents
  • Assessing formal carers’ needs regarding the health promotion of people with learning disabilities
  • The impact and focus of clinical nurse specialists in learning disability nursing: an Irish perspective
  • A survey and focus group study exploring physical activity of men with learning disability
  • An exploration of diabetes in people with learning disabilities
  • My boobs and me! How are my boobs today? This is a booklet developed by women with intellectual disabilities for women with intellectual disabilities regarding breast cancer. The booklet explains in a user friendly format with colourful photos what breast cancer is, the risk and protective factors of breast cancer. The booklet also explains how to look after your breasts and the importance of breast screening. Details are given about what is involved in going for a mammograph. The booklet is available to download in pdf format.

External relationships:

  • Member of the Mental Health & Learning Disability Forum, Dept. of Health
  • Member of the Office for Research Ethics Committee N. I. (ORECNI)
  • Child Care Research Forum, QUB
  • Member of the Well-Being of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Ageing Translational Research Group, C/o RDO, Belfast.
  • Member for the Centre for Special Olympics in Europe/Eurasia
  • I sit on the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Director of COMPASS Advocacy Network Ltd, a registered charity

Teaching areas:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Psychology
  • Research methods

Publications

Number of items: 81.

Brown, M, Taggart, Laurence, Karatzias, Thanos, Truesdale, Maira, Walley, Robert, Northway, Ruth, Macrae, Siobhan, Carey, Marion and Davies, Melanie (2017) Improving diabetes care for people with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative study exploring the perceptions and experiences of professionals in diabetes and intellectual disability services. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, online.

Doody, O, Slevin, E and Taggart, Laurence (2017) Focus group interviews examining the contribution of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists in Ireland. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 0.

Corby, Deirdre, Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy (2017) Meeting the challenge of interpretation: Hearing the voices of people with intellectual and developmental disability through I-Poems. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 21.

Fitzpatrick, Ben, Taggart, Laurence and Breslin, Gavin (2016) Developing a School Based Physical Activity Protocol for those with Intellectual Disability. In: Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. (Eds: Cotterill, Stewart, Weston, Neil and Breslin, Gavin), Wiley Blackwell, pp. 0-520. ISBN 978-1-118-68652-2

Hanna-Trainor, Lisa, Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy (2016) Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities. In: Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities: A handbook for professionals, support staff and families. (Eds: Hardy, Stevie, Chaplin, Eddie and Woodward, Peter), Pavilion, pp. Chapter-5. ISBN 9781910366257

Corby, Deirdre, Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy (2015) People with intellectual disability and human science research: A systematic review of phenomenological studies using interviews for data collection. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 47.

McConkey, Roy, Taggart, Laurence and Kane, Molly (2015) Optimising the uptake of health checks for people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 19 (3). pp. 205-214.

Taggart, Laurence, Coates, Vivien, Clarke, Mike, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and Bunting, Brendan (2015) Piloting a structured education programme for the self-management of Type 2 diabetes for adults with intellectual disabilities: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16 (148). pp. 1-8.

Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and Scott, Jillian (2015) Working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 19 (5). pp. 190-194.

MacRea, S, Brown, M, Karatzias, T, Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria, Walley, R, Sierka, A, Northway, R, Carey, M and Davie, M (2015) Diabetes in people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the literature. Research in Developmental Disabiliteis, 47. pp. 352-374.

Ryan, Assumpta, Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and Slevin, Eamonn (2014) Issues in caregiving for older people with intellectual disabilities and their ageing family carers: a review and commentary.. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 9 (3). pp. 217-226.

Gallagher, Elizabeth, Barr, Owen and Taggart, Laurence (2014) How can Community Residential Services Effectively Support Adults with Intellectual Disabilities who Present with Challenging Behaviour and/or Mental Health Problems?. Austin Journal of Nursing & Health Care, 1 (1). pp. 1-3.

Corby, Deirdre, Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy (2014) Analysing qualitative interviews using I-poems. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 293.

O'Leary, Lisa, Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy (2014) Adapted ‘healthmatters program’: promoting healthy lifestyles in individuals with an intellectual disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 302.

Corby, Deirdre, Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy (2014) People with intellectual disability and phenomenologicalresearch: a review of the literature. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 361.

Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and Coates, Vivien (2014) A study protocol for a pilot RCT of a structured education programme (DESMOND-ID) for adults with intellectual disabilities and Type 2 diabetes. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 297-297.

Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria, Taggart, Laurence and Coates, Vivien (2014) Type 2 Diabetes education for adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 297-297.

Taggart, Laurence (2014) Health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 290-290.

Hanna-Trainor, Lisa, Taggart, Laurence, McCaughan, Eilis and Adamson, Gary (2014) Staffs' knowledge and attitudes towards the health promotion needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 302.

Hanna-Trainor, Lisa, Taggart, Laurence and McCaughan, Eilis (2014) Exploring the Theoretical Frameworks of Health Promotion for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 302.

Hanna-Trainor, Lisa and Taggart, Laurence (2014) Looking at ageing and retirement options for adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 370.

Thompson, Angela and Taggart, Laurence (2014) Planning for the future for family carers of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID): training-the-trainers: A pilot study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). pp. 348-348.

Taggart, Laurence and Proulx, Renne (2014) Cancer (Chapter 9). In: Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Open University Press, Maindenhead, England, pp. 100-107. ISBN 9780335246946

Taggart, Laurence, Brown, Michael and Karatzias, Thanos (2014) Diabetes (Chapter 6). In: Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. McGraw Hil/Open University Press, Maindenhead, England, pp. 69-76. ISBN 9780335246946

Taggart, Laurence and Stewart, David (2014) Health Promotion within Schools (Chapter 15). In: Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. McGraw Hill / Open University Press, Maindenhead, England, pp. 160-173. ISBN 9780335246946

Taggart, Laurence and Temple, Beverly (2014) Substance Abuse (Chapter 12). In: Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. McGraw Hill / Open University Press, Maindenhead, England, pp. 128-137. ISBN 9780335246946

Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy, eds. (2014) Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Maidenhead, London. 229 pp. Open University Press. ISBN 9780335246946

McKeon, Michael, Slevin, Eamonn and Taggart, Laurence (2013) A pilot survey of physical activity in men with an intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 17 (2). pp. 157 -167.

Doody, Owen, Slevin, Eamonn and Taggart, Laurence (2013) Focus group interviews in nursing research: part 1.. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (1). pp. 16-19.

Doody, Owen, Slevin, Eamonn and Taggart, Laurence (2013) Preparing for and conducting focus group interviews in nursing research: part 2. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (3). pp. 170-173.

Lafferty, Attracta, McConkey, Roy and Taggart, Laurence (2013) Beyond friendship: the nature and meaning of close personal relationshipsas perceived by people with learning disabilities. Disability & Society, early .

Doody, Owen, Slevin, Eamonn and Taggart, Laurence (2013) Focus group interviews part 3: Analysis.. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (5). pp. 266-269.

Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, M and Coates, Vivien (2012) Management and quality indicators of diabetes mellitus in people with intellectual disabilities.. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, early .

Doody, Owen, Slevin, Eamonn and Taggart, Laurence (2012) Intellectual disability nursing in Ireland: Identifying its development and future. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 16 (1). pp. 7-16.

Chaplin, Eddie and Taggart, Laurence (2012) England and Northern Ireland policy and law update relating to mental health and intellectual disability.. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 6 (3). pp. 144-150.

Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, M, Ryan, AA and McConkey, Roy (2012) Examining the support needs of ageing family carers in developing future plans for a relative with an intellectual disability.. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 16 (3). pp. 217-234.

Flynn, A and Taggart, Laurence (2012) Personality Disorders and Substance Misuse. In: Mental Health in Learning Disabilities: A Reader (4th edition). (Eds: Holt, G, Hardy, S and Bouras, N), Brighton, Pavilion., Brighton, pp. 43-56. ISBN 978-1-908066-22-0

Doody, Owen, Slevin, Eamonn and Taggart, Laurence (2012) The development of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in intellectual disability nursing in Ireland. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 16 (3). pp. 163-172.

Slevin, Eamonn, Taggart, Laurence, McConkey, Roy, Cousins, Wendy, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and Dowling, Sandra (2011) A rapid review of literature relating to support for people with intellectual disabilities and their family carers when the person has: behaviours that challenge and/or mental health problems; or they are advancing in age. Public Health Agency. University of Ulster. 204 pp.

Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2011) The role of community nurses and residential staff in supporting women with intellectual disability to access breast screening services.. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55 (1). pp. 41-52.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Taggart, Laurence and Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria (2011) Supporting women with intellectual disabilities to access breast cancer screening: a health care professional perspective. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20. pp. 412-420.

Taggart, Laurence (2011) Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities. In: Learning Disabilities: Towards Inclusion (Ed 6). (Eds: Atherton, Helen and Crickmore, Debbie), Elsevier, pp. 299-318. ISBN 9780702042850

Hanna, Lisa Maire, Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy (2011) Cancer prevention and health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities: an exploratory study of staff knowledge. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55 (3). pp. 281-291.

Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria, Taggart, Laurence and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2011) Breast cancer knowledge among women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of receiving breast mammography. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67 (6). pp. 1294-1304.

Devine, Maurice, Taggart, Laurence and McLornian, Paula (2010) Screening for mental health problems in adults with learning disabilities using the Mini PAS-ADD Interview. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38. pp. 252-258.

Taggart, Laurence, Taylor, Diane and McCrum-Gardner, Evie (2010) Individual, life events, family and socio-economic factors associated with young people with intellectual disability and with and without behavioural/emotional problems. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 14 (4). pp. 267-288.

Cousins, Wendy, Taggart, Laurence and Milner, Sharon (2010) Looked after or overlooked? An exploratory investigation of the mentalhealth issues of adolescents living in state care in Northern Ireland. Psychology Health & Medicine, 5 (15). pp. 497 -506.

Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2010) Breast Cancer Knowledge among Women with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (5). pp. 467.

Cousins, Wendy, Taggart, Laurence and Milner, Sharon (2010) The Health Needs of Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities in State Care. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (5). pp. 468.

Taggart, Laurence and McKendry, L (2010) Developing a Mental Health Promotion Booklet for Young People with Intellectual DIsabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (5). pp. 468.

Hanna-Trainor, Lisa and Taggart, Laurence (2010) Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention Activities for People with ID. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (5). pp. 467.

McCloskey, Sharon and Taggart, Laurence (2010) How much compassion have I left? An exploration of occupational stress among children’s palliative care nurses.. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 16 (5). pp. 233-240.

Taggart, Laurence, Millan, Roni and Lawson, Annette (2010) Staffs’ knowledge and perceptions of working with women with intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54 (1). pp. 90-100.

Taggart, Laurence (2010) Women with and without intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders: A comparison of the literature. In: Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities. Nova Publishers, pp. 33-37. ISBN 978-1-61668-023-7

Taggart, Laurence (2010) Staffs’ knowledge and perceptions of working with women with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems. In: Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities. Nova Publishers, pp. 39-42. ISBN 978-1-61668-023-7

Moor, Nasi, Brown, Robert, Taggart, Laurence, Fernandez, Ana and Coen, Sharon (2010) Intergroup identity perceptions and their implications for intergroup forgiveness: The Common Ingroup Identity Model and its efficacy in the field.. Irish Journal of Psychology, 31 (3-4). pp. 151-170.

Taggart, Laurence and McKendry, Linda (2009) Developing a mental health promotion booklet for young people with learning disabilities.. Learning Disability Practice, 12 (10). pp. 27-32.

Taggart, Laurence, Millan, Roni and Lawson, Annette (2009) Women with intellectual disabilities: risk and protective factors for psychiatric disorders.. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13 (4). pp. 321-340.

Conway, Tina and Taggart, Laurence (2009) An exploration of learning disability and mental health nurses perspectives of co-working in the Republic of Ireland. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 3 (2). pp. 26-35.

Taggart, Laurence, Millan, Roni and Lawson, Annette (2009) Predictors of hospital admission for women with learning disabilities and psychiatric disorders compared with women maintained in community settings. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 3 (1). pp. 30-41.

Taggart, Laurence (2009) Mental health (Chapter 7). In: Oxford handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing. Oxford University Press, pp. 213-247. ISBN 978-0-19-953322-0

Slevin, Eamonn, McConkey, Roy, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and Taggart, Laurence (2008) People with learning disabilities admitted to an assessment and treatment unit: impact on challengingbehaviours and mental health problems. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15 (7). pp. 537-546.

Taggart, Laurence, Taylor, D. and Gardner, Evie (2008) An exploration of the discriminatory power of an emotional well-being teacher's checklist for young people with ID. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, 52 (Part 8). pp. 728.

Devine, Maurice and Taggart, Laurence (2008) Addressing the mental health needsof people with learning disabilities. Nursing Standard, 22 (45). pp. 40-48.

Taggart, Laurence, Huxley, Adam and Baker, Gill (2008) Alcohol and illicit drug misuse in people with learning disabilities: Implications for research and service development. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 2 (1). pp. 11-21.

Taggart, Laurence, Millan, Roni and Lawson, Annette (2008) Women with and without intellectual disability and psychiatric disorders: an examination of the literature.. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 12 (3). pp. 191-211.

Slevin, Eamonn, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria, McConkey, Roy, Barr, Owen and Taggart, Laurence (2008) Community learning disability teams, developments composition and good practice: a review of salient literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 12 (1). pp. 59-79.

Taggart, Laurence, Cousins, Wendy and Milner, Sharon (2007) Young people with learning disabilities living in state care: their emotional, behavioural and mental health status. Child Care in Practice, 13 (4). pp. 401-416.

Brenner, Maria, Parahoo, Kader and Taggart, Laurence (2007) Restraint in children’s nursing: Addressing the distress. Journal of Childrens and Young Peoples Nursing, 1 (4). pp. 159-162.

Huxley, Adam, Taggart, Laurence, Baker, Gill, Castillio, Lious and Barnes, Denis (2007) Substance misuse amongst people with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Today, 7 (3). pp. 34-38.

Taggart, Laurence and McMullan, Paula (2007) An exploratory study of teachers’ knowledge about the symptoms of depression in young people with and without intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 11 (2). pp. 183-195.

McLaughlin, Derek, Taggart, Laurence, Quinn, Briege and Milligan, Vikki (2007) The experiences of professionals who care for people with intellectualdisability who have substance-related problems. Journal of Substance Use, 12 (2). pp. 133-143.

McGarry, Ursula and Taggart, Laurence (2007) An exploration of the supports received by people with intellectual disabilities who have been bereaved. Journal of Research in Nursing, 12 (2). pp. 129-144.

Taggart, Laurence (2007) Service provision for people with learning disabilities and psychiatric disorders in Northern Ireland. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 1 (1). pp. 18-21.

Taggart, Laurence, McLaughlin, Derek, Quinn, Briege and Milligan, Vikki (2007) Listening to people with intellectual disabilities who abuse substances. Health and Social Care in the Community, 15 (4). pp. 360-368.

Slevin, Eamonn, McConkey, Roy, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria, Barr, Owen and Taggart, Laurence (2007) Community learning disability teams: Perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 11 (4). pp. 329-342.

Taggart, Laurence, McLaughlin, Derek, Quinn, Briege and Milligan, Vikki (2006) An exploration of substance misuse in people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50 (8). pp. 588-597.

Taggart, Laurence and Slevin, Eamonn (2006) Care planning in mental health settings (Chapter 8). In: Care planning and delivery in intellectual disability nursing. Blackwell Publishing, pp. 158-194. ISBN 1-4051-3122-5

Taggart, Laurence and McConkey, Roy (2001) Working practices employed within and across hospital and community service provision for adults with an intellectual disability and additional needs.. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 5 (2). pp. 175-190.

Taggart, Laurence and McConkey, Roy (2001) Assessment of challenging behaviours with people with learning disabilities.. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 4 (7). pp. 228-232.

Taggart, Laurence and McGurk, Tony (1999) An examination of the effectiveness of an education programme in addressing the psychosocial needs of young carers in N. Ireland. Journal of Young Carers Work, 3. pp. 21-26.

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