Dr Shelly Chakraborty

Dr Shelly Chakraborty works on the National Self-Harm Registry within the National Suicide Research Foundation.

Shelly has an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Statistics and a doctoral degree in Public health from University College Cork. Shelly also lectures on several courses on advance biostatistics, study designs and academic writing in UCC and is also a mentor, statistical advisor and consultant to MPH students and researchers within and outside UCC.

Shelly has previously worked with institutes like the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, Health Research Board of Ireland, and the National Cancer Registry of Ireland.

Please note: Shelly is currently on maternity leave.

      Louise Dunne

      Project Co-Ordinator, DBT

          Stephanie Wall

          Stephanie joined the NSRF team in 2021 as a Research Officer, working on a collaborative project between the National DBT Office as part of the HSE DBT Training Team. This project seeks to evaluate new modular DBT training which will be delivered to mental health professionals in HSE services nationwide.

          Stephanie graduated with a BA in Psychology from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2020 and a MA Applied Psychology (Mental Health) from University College Cork in 2021.

              Emily Boylan

              Emily is a Research Officer with the National Suicide Research Foundation and the National DBT Training Team. Emily joined NSRF and the National DBT Training Team in 2021 as part of a collaborative project between NSRF and the HSE to implement and evaluate DBT training across Ireland.

              Emily has a background in Psychology having graduated with a BA in Psychology from Maynooth University in 2019. Emily continued her education University College Cork, graduating with a MA in Applied Psychology in 2021.

                  Dr Selena O’Connell

                  Selena’s current research focuses on support for people bereaved by suicide. This includes evaluating existing services and exploring the facilitators and barriers to support for people bereaved by suicide in Ireland.

                  Selena has conducted research on different chronic conditions that affect quality of life such as asthma, COPD and dementia. Her research has consistently focused on the concept of support, and what can be done from a service delivery perspective to support people with chronic conditions and their families in managing the challenges they face.

                  Selena is passionate about implementation science and ensuring that research contributes information that can be used in a practical way to enhance services.

                      Georgie O’Sullivan

                      Georgie joined the National Suicide Research Foundation in April 2020 and works as the part-time Data Manager for the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland (the Registry). Georgie’s role is to co-ordinate with office based Registry Team and the on-site Data Registry Officers.

                      Prior to joining the NSRF, Georgie has worked in different administration positions previously, and is currently a Research Assistant in UCC on the uncover project.

                      Georgie has a BA in PPES from TCD (with her dissertation on medical ethics) , and is currently completing an MSc Global Public Health from QMUL.

                          Dr Caleb Leduc

                          Caleb is a post-doctoral researcher with the School of Public Health and the National Suicide Research Foundation, UCC currently working on the Horizon 2020 funded MENTUPP research programme. Originally from northern Ontario, Canada, Caleb has completed Honours undergraduate degrees in Sport Psychology (Laurentian University) and Education (Lakehead University), a Masters in Human Kinetics (Laurentian University) and postgraduate certificate in Knowledge Mobilization (University of Guelph) before pursuing his doctorate in Organizational Health and Wellbeing at Lancaster University in the UK.

                          Prior to arriving at the NSRF and UCC, Caleb was a Research Associate with the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) and Sessional Lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Caleb’s applied research experience is diverse, spanning nearly a decade leading internationally recognized participatory research evaluating and positively impacting psychological health and well-being, physical fitness, job stress and injury incidence.



                              Dr Eimear Ruane-McAteer

                              Eimear is a researcher on the Health Research Board funded PRISM Project (Providing Improved Care for Self-harm: A mixed-methods study of intervention, implementation and economic outcomes from a national clinical programme) working with Health Research Board Emerging Investigator Award recipient and Principal Investigator Dr Eve Griffin.

                              Eimear graduated from Queen’s University Belfast (2014, 2018) with BSc (Hons) Psychology and PhD exploring the psychological impact of a prostate cancer diagnosis using mixed methods. Since then, Eimear has worked on a number of health research projects including: a programme evaluation for a Belfast based cancer charity; a mixed methods study exploring attitudes to MSM and HPV vaccination knowledge; a relationship and sexuality education RCT with young people across the north of Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales; and most recently, WHO funded evidence and gap map and systematic review of sexual and reproductive health and rights interventions engaging men/boys.

                              Eimear has also contributed to teaching on undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes in Queen’s University Belfast (2015-2018) and University College Cork (2018-present), and is an Associate Lecturer in Psychology with the Open University (2019-present).

                              Please note: Eimear is currently on maternity leave.


                                  Dr Eve Griffin

                                  Eve holds a Health Research Board Emerging Investigator Award (2018-2023) and is Principal Investigator of the PRISM Project (Providing Improved Care for Self-harm: A mixed-methods study of intervention, implementation and economic outcomes from a national clinical programme). She graduated with a PhD in Applied Psychology from University College Cork in 2011. Her research interests include epidemiological trends of self-harm and the management of self-harm in clinical settings. She has more than 35 peer-reviewed scientific publications on the topic of self-harm.

                                  Eve has previously worked as the Manager of the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland and is a member of the Northern Ireland Self-Harm Registry steering committee. She has been involved in a number of EU consortia including OSPI-Europe and is the national data administrator for the European Injury Database (IDB) in Ireland. In addition, she has over ten years’ lecturing experience and is a course writer for Dublin City University’s Open Education Unit.


                                      Dr Anvar Sadath

                                      Dr. Anvar Sadath is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Health Research Board funded research programme ‘Individual and Area Level Determinants of Self-Harm and Suicide in Ireland: Enhancing Prediction, Risk Assessment and Management of Self-Harm by Health Services’.

                                      He completed a MPhil and PhD in Psychiatric Social Work from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India. Previously, he worked as a Lecturer/ Assistant Professor at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences & Institute of mental Health and Neurosciences, India.  He has published more than 20 articles in peer reviewed journals.