Niall joined the National Suicide Research Foundation in September 2015. His primary role is to support the Head of Research and Chief Executive Officer with the facilitation and management of the NSRF’s research projects. Niall also works on the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland and has responsibility for co-ordinating the Self-Harm Assessment and Data Analysis (SADA) in collaboration with Irish Prison Service.
Niall’s current research interests include the role of media in suicide prevention: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Niall-Mcternan. He holds an MSocSc in the Sociology of Health and Illness from University College Dublin and is a member of Headline’s Expert Advisory Panel.