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Dr. Julia Louw
Research Fellow, Psychology

Biography

Dr Julia Louw: Julia began working with the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) since October 2018 as a Healthcare Researcher. She holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from Michigan State University (United States) and an MA in Research Psychology from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). Prior to her current role, Julia completed a two-year fellowship as an EU Marie Curie Research Fellow at the National University of Galway (NUIG) focusing on Social Inclusion for young people with Intellectual Disabilities. Her previous research work includes HIV surveillance studies, Implementation Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Public Health. Her special research interests are in sexuality education, social inclusion, and disability studies. Julia is responsible for the development of collaborative research partnerships between TCD academic staff and nursing staff from three intellectual disability services namely; Stewarts Care, Peamount Healthcare and Muiriosa Foundation. The long-term objective in this position is to promote high-quality nurse-led research that will advance practice and the care of service users.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Shovlin A, Flynn M, Louw J, Doyle C, Bespoke Nurse Led policy development- Blended diet for enteral feeding for children with complex health needs. , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference - THEConf2021: 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world' 9-11 March 2021, , Trinity College Dublin, 2021 Poster, 2021

Doyle C., Louw J., Shovlin A., Flynn M., Eustace Cook J., Quirke M., Parents and health professionals' experiences and perceptions of blended feeding in tube fed children- A qualitative systematic review protocol", JBI Evidence Synthesis, 19, (7), 2021, p1705-1712 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Whelan, E, Kavanagh M, Louw J, Doyle C, Assessment of barriers to the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccine through a peer-to-peer vaccination program within an Intellectual Disability setting., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference - THEConf2021: 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world' 9-11 March 2021, , Trinity College Dublin, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021

Shovlin A, Flynn M, Louw J, Doyle C, Implementing blended feeding for children with intellectual disabilities in a school environment, Learning Disability Practice, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Byrne, K., Doyle, C., Louw, J. S. George, S. , Evaluating health assessments in relation to cardiovascular health conditions for people with intellectual disabilities. , Nursing & Midwifery Planning & Development Unit (NMPDU) Dublin South, Kildare & Wicklow annual conference (NMPDU DSKW Conference), Clayton Hotel Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22. 12th September, 2019 Poster, 2019

Colgan, A., Louw, J.S., Doyle, C., Ging, D. , Evaluating video prompting in the acquisition of functional skills of adults with developmental disability, Nursing & Midwifery Planning & Development Unit (NMPDU) Dublin South, Kildare & Wicklow annual conference (NMPDU DSKW Conference), Clayton Hotel Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22. 12th September, 2019 Poster, 2019

Flynn, M., Shovlin, A., Doyle, C., Louw, J.S. , Developing a Policy Document for Liquidised Feeding in Children with a Gastrostomy Tube., Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing Symposium: Developing Nursing Capacity Capability & Nursing Leadership - Advancing the Role, Ashling hotel, Dublin, 16th October , 2019 Poster, 2019

Byrne, K., Doyle, C., Louw, J. S. George, S., Examining health assessments in relation to cardiovascular health conditions for people with intellectual disabilities. , Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing Symposium: Developing Nursing Capacity Capability & Nursing Leadership - Advancing the Role, Ashling hotel, Dublin, 16th October , 2019 Poster, 2019

Kirkpatrick, B., Louw, J. & Leader, G. , Efficacy of parent training incorporated in behavioral sleep interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disabilities: A systematic review, Sleep Medicine, 53, 2019, p141 - 152 Journal Article, 2019

Keane, S., Louw, J.S., Doyle, C., Setting-up an Outreach Clinic to manage Epilepsy in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities., Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing Symposium: Developing Nursing Capacity Capability & Nursing Leadership - Advancing the Role, Ashling hotel, Dublin, 16th October , 2019 Poster, 2019

Colgan A., Louw J., Doyle C. , Effectiveness of video promopting in teh acquisition of functional skills of adults with developmental disability. , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin, 6-7th March, 2019 Poster, 2019

Fenlon, A., Doyle, C., Louw, J. S. , Developing appropriate guidelines for a person-centred service for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID)., Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing Symposium: Developing Nursing Capacity Capability & Nursing Leadership - Advancing the Role, Ashling hotel, Dublin, 16th October , 2019 Poster, 2019

Strengthening Participatory Action Research Approach to Develop a Personalized Mobile Application for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in, Springer International Publishing, 2018, pp454-461 , [Louw, Julia S.] Book Chapter, 2018 DOI

van Heerden, Alastair, Sen, Debjeet, Desmond, Chris, Louw, Julia, Richter, Linda, App-Supported Promotion of Child Growth and Development by Community Health Workers in Kenya: Feasibility and Acceptability Study, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5, (12), 2017, pe182 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

van Heerden, Alastair, Hsiao, Celia, Matafwali, Beatrice, Louw, Julia, Richter, Linda, Support for the feasibility of the ages and stages questionnaire as a developmental screening tool: a cross-sectional study of South African and Zambian children aged 2-60 months, BMC Pediatrics, 17, (1), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Louw, Julia S., A Qualitative Exploration of Teacher and School Staff Experiences when Teaching Sexuality Education Programmes at Special Needs Schools in South Africa, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 14, (4), 2017, p425-433 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Richter, Linda, Louw, Julia, Naicker, Sara, Training and capacity development: the foundation of interventions to support young children affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 10, (2), 2015, p105-117 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Louw, J.S., Austin, B.K., Rak, E. & Barnes, E. , Master's Students' Rehabilitation Counselor Identity formation: A Descriptive Study, Journal of Rehabilitation, Research Policy and Education, 29, (4), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Louw, J.S., Kosciulek, J., Chen, R.K., Investigating Educators' Views of Sexuality, HIV and AIDS Education in Working with Students with Disabilities in South African Schools, Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counselling, 45, (2), 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Peltzer, Karl, Matseke, Gladys, Louw, Julia, Secondary trauma and job burnout and associated factors among HIV lay counsellors in Nkangala district, South Africa, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 42, (4), 2014, p410-422 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Naidoo, Pamela, Peltzer, Karl, Louw, Julia, Matseke, Gladys, Mchunu, Gugu, Tutshana, Bomkazi, Predictors of tuberculosis (TB) and antiretroviral (ARV) medication non-adherence in public primary care patients in South Africa: a cross sectional study, BMC Public Health, 13, (1), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Peltzer, Karl, Naidoo, Pamela, Louw, Julia, Matseke, Gladys, Zuma, Khangelani, Mchunu, Gugu, Tutshana, Bomkazi, Mabaso, Musawenkosi, Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use among patients with active tuberculosis attending primary public care clinics in South Africa: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial, BMC Public Health, 13, (1), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Matseke, Gladys, Peltzer, Karl, Louw, Julia, Naidoo, Pamela, Mchunu, Gugu, Tutshana, Bomkazi, Inconsistent Condom Use among Public Primary Care Patients with Tuberculosis in South Africa, The Scientific World Journal, 2012, 2012, p1-6 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Louw, Julia, Peltzer, Karl, Naidoo, Pamela, Matseke, Gladys, Mchunu, Gugu, Tutshana, Bomkazi, Quality of life among tuberculosis (TB), TB retreatment and/or TB-HIV co-infected primary public health care patients in three districts in South Africa, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10, (1), 2012, p77 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Peltzer, Karl, Naidoo, Pamela, Matseke, Gladys, Louw, Julia, Mchunu, Gugu, Tutshana, Bomkazi, Prevalence of psychological distress and associated factors in tuberculosis patients in public primary care clinics in South Africa, BMC Psychiatry, 12, (1), 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Louw, Julia, Peltzer, Karl, Matseke, Gladys, Prevalence of Alcohol Use and Associated Factors in Pregnant Antenatal Care Attendees in Mpumalanga, South Africa, Journal of Psychology in Africa, 21, (4), 2011, p565-572 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Zungu-Dirwayi, N., Shisana, O., Louw, J., Dana, P., Social determinants for HIV prevalence among South African educators, AIDS Care, 19, (10), 2007, p1296-1303 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Research Expertise

Description

Sexuality Education, Social Inclusion, HIV and AIDS, Public Health, Intellectual Disability

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Memberships

The National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE)