Agnes is a nurse and professor in mental health nursing within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, where she teaches and supervises across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She is a registered mental health nurse, general nurse and nurse tutor with over thirty-five years’ clinical and education experience in the areas of mental health, palliative/hospice care and general nursing. The central theme underpinning her research is on increasing understanding of service users’ and family members’ experience of mental health service provision and the development of psychosocial strategies that promote recovery and social inclusion. Agnes uses diverse research methodologies, all of which are underpinned by participatory approaches aimed at developing quality evidence to inform and transform practice and policy decisions. She has held numerous research grant from Irish and EU research bodies and has supervised 14 PhD students to successful completion.