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Regional Trauma Network Contacts



Regional Trauma Network Clinical Director: Ciaran Mulholland

Business Support Manager: Sonya Robinson

Project Support Officer: Louise McLaughlin

Email: RegionalTraumaNetwork@hscni.net


Ciaran Mulholland is a consultant psychiatrist with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education at Queen’s University Belfast and Visiting Professor to the Bamford Centre for Mental Health at the University of Ulster. He is clinical co-lead for an innovative service for young people with “at risk mental states” and Clinical Director of the Regional Trauma Network established for the treatment of conditions occurring as a consequence of trauma arising from the “Troubles”.

He is one of two Research Leads of the Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network Mental Health Special Interest Group. He has research interests in causes and treatments of first episode psychosis; the “At Risk Mental State” (a means by which we seek to predict who may go on to develop a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia); the impact of childhood trauma on mental health outcomes in adulthood; and a particular clinical and research interest in the impact of violence in the local context of Northern Ireland on mental health outcomes.