Paul Corcoran is Director of Research in the National Suicide Research Foundation. He is an epidemiologist with more than twenty years of experience in suicidal behaviour research. Paul is also a Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Epidemiology with the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Paul’s degrees include a BSc in Statistics and Computer Science, a Master’s degree in Statistics and a PhD in Epidemiology, all obtained at UCC. For the academic year 2008/2009, he was Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oviedo in Spain and he is Chair of the International Association for Suicide Prevention Special Interest Group on National Systems for Certifying Suicide Deaths. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has contributed to international texts on suicide epidemiology as well as contributing to Irish national suicide prevention strategies.