Niall joined the National Suicide Research Foundation in September 2015 and his primary role is the management and collation of data for the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland. It is also Niall’s remit to support the Head of Research with the facilitation and management of the NSRF’s research projects.
Prior to joining the NSRF Niall worked as an independent researcher with a suicide prevention charity based in the North-West were his work centred upon the impact of alcohol use on self-harm/suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland. His current research interests include the role of media in suicide prevention.
Niall holds an MSocSc in the Sociology of Health and Illness from University College Dublin. He is a member of Headline’s Expert Advisory Panel and sits on the Cork Healthy Cities Steering Group.