Selected Publications 

Peer Reviewed Articles

McGann, M., Ryan, M., McMahon, J., & Hall, T. (2020). T-REX: the Teachers’ Research Exchange. Overcoming the Research-Practice Gap in Education. TechTrends, 1-14.

Kinsella, E. L., English, A., & McMahon, J. (2020). Zeroing in on Heroes: Adolescents’ Perceptions of Hero Features and Functions. Heroism Science, 5(2), 2.

 

Beadleston, L. N., O’Donnell, A. T., McMahon, J., McMahon, G., Kinsella, E. L., Kearns, M., ... & Muldoon, O. T. (2019). Working hard and playing hard: multiple group membership, exercise and cognitive performance in boys and girls. Social Psychology of Education, 22(2), 501-515.

 

McMahon, J., Ryan, F., Cannon, M., O’Brien, G., O’Callaghan, M., Flanagan, R., ... & McGorry, P. (2018). Where next for youth mental health services in Ireland?. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 1 -5.  https://doi.org/10.1017/ipm.2018.12

Slattery, É., McMahon, J., & Gallagher, S. (2017). Optimism and benefit finding in parents of children with developmental disabilities: The role of positive reappraisal and social support. Research in developmental disabilities, 65, 12-22.

Young, K., Mannix-McNamara, P. & Coughlan, B. (2017) Post-primary school teachers’ knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders. Irish Educational Studies, 1-24

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2017.1350594

Slattery, E., McMahon, J., Gallagher, S. (2017) 'Optimism and benefit finding in parents of children with developmental disabilities: The role of positive reappraisal and social support'. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 65 :12-2

DOI:10.1016/j.ridd.2017.04.006

Kelly, J., McMahon J. and Gallagher S. (2017). Developing a recovery college: A preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs. Journal of Mental Health, 1-6 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2016.1207227

McMahon J. and Cullinan V. (2016). Exploring Eclecticism: The impact of educational theory on the development and implementation of comprehensive education programmes (CEP’s) for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 32, 1-12 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2016.07.005

McMahon J. and Cullinan V. (2014). Education Programmes for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Evaluation Framework. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(12), 3686-3697 doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.09.004

 

 

Books/BookChapters

 

O'Flaherty J., McMahon, J and Conway P. (2018). Teacher Education in Ireland: Development and Challenges. In K.G. Karras & C.C. Wolhuter (Eds.), International Handbook on Teacher Education Worldwide (pages of chapter). Athens: H & M Publishers 

 

Conference Publications

International

 

O’ Connell B. and J. McMahon. ‘Teachers are in a battle every day of the week’: Teachers capacity to respond to student mental health issues. Presented at the Annual Special Interest Group in Youth Mental Health International Research Conference, Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), Cork, Ireland (2016).

 

Slattery E. and J. McMahon. Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Irish Youths: The Role of Pre-Service Teacher Training. Presented at the Annual Special Interest Group in Youth Mental Health International Research Conference, Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), Cork, Ireland (2016).

 

McMahon J. and V. Cullinan. Eclecticism in focus: The importance of educational theory in understanding the evidence to practice divide in developing and implementing eclectic programmes of intervention for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Presented at the Annual EABA conference in Enna, Sicily (September, 2016).

 

McMahon J. and V. Cullinan. Best practice in the evaluation of behavioural programs for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): What to do and how to do it. Presented at the 34th Annual ABAI conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Division of Applied Behaviour Analysis, (May, 2009).

 

McMahon J. The Roots of Success: An evaluation of Saplings service provision for students 0-6 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Presented at the Annual European Applied Behaviour Analysis (EABA) conference, Madrid (September, 2008).

 

National

 

Ryan L., Slattery E., McMahon J. & Gallagher S. The impact of school exclusion on the health of parents caring for a child with developmental disabilities. 13th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, Cork, Ireland. (PHM, May, 2016).

 

Slattery E., Ryan L., McMahon J. & Gallagher S. (under review), The psychosocial predictors of benefit finding in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities. 13th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, Cork, Ireland. (PHM, May, 2016).

 

Heeran A., Cowman S., O’ Neill K. and McMahon J. A study of pre service teacher capacity to support adolescent mental health in the school setting.  All-Ireland Conference of Undergraduate Research (AICUR), Limerick, Ireland (April, 2016).

 

Leahy T., O' Halloran A., O' Sullivan A., and McMahon J. Pre Service Teacher Attitudes towards Teaching Students with Special Educational Needs in the Post Primary Mainstream Classroom. 11th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, Limerick, Ireland. (May, 2014)

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McMahon J. & Cullinan V. Quality Matters: Piloting an evaluation protocol to guide evidence based practice in the development and implementation of autism-specific educational programmes for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged 0-8 years. 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis, Galway, Ireland (April, 2013).

 

McMahon J. and V. Cullinan, ‘The Path of Least Resistance’: Autism education through the lens of education. Presented at the inaugural Reimagining Initial Teacher Education conference in St. Patricks, Drumcondra, Ireland (July, 2011)

 

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