Michelle is a post-doctoral researcher working on the Health Service Executive National Office for Suicide Prevention (HSE-NOSP) funded projects, having joined the NSRF in 2023. In addition, Michelle is also a Clinical Pharmacy Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, UCC.

Michelle’s PhD examined the effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on pharmacy student stress and distress, a national mixed-methods controlled trial. Her current research interests lie in the areas of suicide prevention and wellbeing education, postvention interventions, and reducing access to means.

Michelle qualified as a pharmacist after completing her BPharm at UCC in 2011, and MPharm in RCSI in 2012. Michelle also holds a Certificate in Teaching and Learning from UCC, and a Professional Diploma in the Teaching of Mindfulness-Based Interventions.

Dr Michelle O’Driscoll