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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Ms Maev Conneely


PhD Student



I am a PhD student at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry. In my PhD I am exploring identity changes in people with psychosis, and how these are related to satisfaction with life and clinical outcomes.

The project is funded by the ESRC via the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership.

After an undergraduate degree in anthropology and psychology (University of Cambridge), I did an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences (University College London). My PhD project, which applies a social psychology theory to a psychiatric population, combines the social science and clinical elements of my background.


Research Interests:

As well as identity and identity changes in psychosis, I am interested in involuntary treatment and different understandings of mental illness.


Giacco, D.*, Conneely, M.*, Masoud, T., Burn, E., & Priebe, S. (2018). Interventions for involuntary psychiatric inpatients: A systematic review. European Psychiatry, 54, 41–50. 

Giacco, D., Mavromara, L., Gamblen, J., Conneely, M., & Priebe, S. (2018). Shared decision-making with involuntary hospital patients: a qualitative study of barriers and facilitators. BJPsych Open, 4(3).

Burn, E.*, Conneely M.*, Leverton, M., Giacco, D. (2019) Giving patients choices during involuntary admission: a new intervention. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 433.

Priebe, S., Conneely M., McCabe, R., Bird, V., (2019) What can clinicians do to improve outcomes across psychiatric treatments: a conceptual review of non-specific components. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 29. 

Kaselionyte, J., Conneely, M., Giacco, D. (2019) “It’s a matter of building bridges...”–feasibility of a carer involvement intervention for inpatients with severe mental illness. BMC psychiatry, 19(1), 268.

*First authorship shared