Fenella joined the National Suicide Research Foundation in 2018 and began work on a collaborative project with the World Health Organisation to develop an E-Learning Programme based on the WHO Practice Manual for Establishing and Maintaining Surveillance Systems for Suicide Attempts and Self-harm (WHO,2016). The Programme was launched in early 2019.
Fenella’s role now focuses on research support, ensuring effective day-to-day management of the administrative, corporate governance and finance-related aspects of the office.
Prior to joining the NSRF, Fenella worked as a Research and Evaluation Officer with ReachOut Ireland. She holds an MA in Economics (specialising in Health Economics) from UCC. Fenella is a member of the National Special Interest Group in Youth Mental Health.