Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Ms Dolores Keating

 Dolores Keating

Ms. Dolores Keating BSc(Pharm), DipPsychPharm, MSc, MPSI, MCMHP
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer 

Biography
Dolores Keating is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin where she completed a BSc (Pharmacy) in 1999. She began her career as a clinical pharmacist at St James's Hospital in Dublin in 2000. Since 2003, Dolores has worked at Saint John of God Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in south Dublin, and has held her current position as Head of Pharmacy since 2005. Dolores completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacy with Aston University, Birmingham in 2006 and her MSc in Clinical Pharmacy with Queens University, Belfast in 2008. In 2012 she became the first Irish-based pharmacist to become a Credentialed Member of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy in the United Kingdom. Dolores was nominated by The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland as the pharmacy liaison to the National Clinical Programme for Mental Health in 2011.

Professional Committees
Member of the Management Team, Saint John of God Hospital. (2012-ongoing)
Vice-Chair, Compliance and Continuous Quality Improvement Committee SJOGH. (2012- ongoing)
Chair of the SJOGH Clinical Audit Committee (2008- 2011).
Vice-Chair of the SJOGH Drug and Therapeutics Committee (2005- 2012).
Member of the Adult Mental Health Research Committee. SJOGH and SJOG Community Services. (2012- ongoing)
Training and Education Review Group. Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries. (2014- ongoing)
National Clinical Programme for Mental Health. Early Intervention for Psychosis Working Group. (2011-2012).
Project Manager for Mental Health First Aid in Ireland (2014-ongoing)

Research Interests 
Recovery-focussed medicines management in mental health care
Pharmacological treatment of first episode psychosis.
Physical health monitoring for people with mental illness.

Publications
Hynes C, Keating D, McWilliams S, Madigan K, Kinsella A, Maidment I, Feetam C, Drake RJ, Haddad PM, Gaughran F, Taylor M, Clarke M. Glasgow Antipsychotic Side-effects Scale for Clozapine - Development and validation of a clozapine-specific side-effects scale. Schizophr Res 2015; 68:505-513