Researcher page: Bernard Barrett

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About the researcher: Bernard Barrett

Title: National Research and Information Officer

Department: National Research Office, Tusla: Child and Family Agency

Field: Development of Asessment of Need Tools for Child Care Professionals

Location: Nenagh, Ireland

Phone: +353 67 46626


Research interests:

1. Application of Information Technology and Web 2.0 to the service in ways which foster increased collaboration and more horizontal management. 2. Development of Evidence-based guidelines, protocols and policies in the areas of Child Care and Mental Health. 3. Developing a forward looking definition and understanding of Knowledge and Information Management. 4. Fostering within the Health Service an ability to constructively reflect on and be critical of objectives and performance.

- folder: Research

Investigating the economic cost of suicide and self harm

This report completed in May 2009 provides an overview and starting point to understanding some of the issues and calculations involved when investigating the economic costs of suicide and self harm

Overview of electronic mental health information systems within the Republic of Ireland

This report, completed in June 1999, describes the current electronic mental health information systems in use both within the HSE and health services generally, against the backdrop of the development of the HRB/HSE Wisdom system, as well as the HSE purchased Lazarus system

The healthlines directory

This is the third edition of the Healthlines Directory. The directory is a listing/description of all statutory/voluntary organisations providing services and supports in the mental health field throughout counties Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary. This directory has for the first time been made available on the HSE web site at