Billy Grace

BA MA

Research Assistant

Department of Science & Health, Science Faculty, Carlow Campus

e: billy.grace@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175000

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4836-41051     ResearchGate

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Mr Grace has experience in the area of men’s health and health promotion at a research level. He completed his bachelor’s degree in health promotion in 2013 and completed his master’s thesis in men’s health in 2016. He has a peer- reviewed paper and other publications in men’s health and has presented at national and international conferences on men’s health. His main research interests include:

  • Health promotion – social determinants of health, health behaviour change, motivational theories, motivational interviewing
  • Men's Health –men's health and masculinities; men’s mental health, men and suicide; men's health and obesity; unemployment and men's health; social determinants of men's health.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Grace B, Richardson N, & Carroll P. “. . . If You’re Not Part of the Institution You Fall by the Wayside”: Service Providers’ Perspectives on Moving Young Men From Disconnection and Isolation to Connection and Belonging. American Journal of Men’s Health, 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/1557988316634088

Published Reports

Grace B, Richardson N, & Carroll P. Engaging Young Men Project; A report on the Mapping Exercise conducted in Ireland during 2014. National Office for Suicide Prevention (HSE) Report – December 2014.

Grace B, Carroll P, & Richardson N. ‘CONNECTING WITH YOUNG MEN’ Engage Unit 6 - National Men’s Health Training Programme: An Evaluation. National Office for Suicide Prevention (HSE) Report – June 2016.

Conference Posters

Grace B, Richardson N, & Carroll, P. September 2015 (Dublin) - ACAMH – Transformations in Youth Mental Health (Poster Presentation). ‘Engaging Young Men Project: The design and evaluation of a training programme targeted at frontline service providers to engage young men’. Poster Presentation.

Grace B, Richardson N, & Carroll, P. October 2014 (Cork) - 4th National One-Day Research Conference on Youth Mental Health Transitions World Mental Health Day (Poster Presentation). ‘Engaging Young Men Project: The design and evaluation of a training programme targeted at frontline service providers to engage young men’. Poster Presentation.

Conference Orals

Grace B, Richardson N, & Carroll, P. March 2015 (New York) - ‘Engaging Young Men Project’. International Conference on Masculinities:  Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality (Oral Presentation). ‘Engaging Young Men Project: The design and evaluation of a training programme targeted at frontline service providers to engage young men’. Oral Presentation.

Grace B, Richardson N, & Carroll, P. September 2016 (Oviedo) – ‘Connecting with Young Men’. International Conference on Suicide Prevention (Oral Presentation). The design and evaluation of a training programme targeted at frontline service providers to engage young men. Oral Presentation.

Grace B, Richardson N, & Carroll P. June 2016 (Galway) - 'Engaging Young Men Project: The design of a training programme targeted at frontline service providers to engage more effectively with young men' - 20th Annual Health Promotion Conference Knowledge to Action: Using Research Evidence in Health Promotion Policy and Practice (Oral Presentation).

Research Supervision

Engagement and Collaboration