Selena O’Connell

Institution: University College Cork (School of Public Health, National Suicide Research Foundation), Ireland.

Supervisory team: Dr Eve Griffin.

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher.

Current research: I am conducting research on service provision for people who present to the Emergency Department with self-harm or suicidal ideation. I am also researching support for people bereaved by suicide. I am interested in implementation science to understand how interventions can be put into practice within support services.

Research Interests:

  • Suicide bereavement support
  • Healthcare service response to suicidal ideation
  • Implementation science

Key Publications:

  • Griffin. E., O’Connell, S., Ruane-McAteer, E., Corcoran, P., & Arensman, E. (2022). Psychosocial Outcomes of Individuals Attending a Suicide Bereavement Peer Support Group: A Follow-Up Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health19(7), 4076. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19074076
  • O’Connell, S., Ruane-McAteer, E., Daly, C., O’Connor, C., Tuomey, F., McDonnell, L., Arensman, E., Andriessen, K. & Griffin, E. (2022). Exploring experiences of supports for suicide bereavement in Ireland: protocol for a national survey [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. HRB Open Research 2022, 4, 114. doi: 10.12688/hrbopenres.13437.2
  • Saab, M.M., Murphy, M., Meehan, E., Dillon, C.B., O’Connell, S., Hegarty, J., Heffernan, S., Greaney, S., Kilty, C., Goodwin, J., Hartigan, I,, O’Brien, M., Chambers, D., Twomey, U., & O’Donovan, A. (2021) Suicide and Self-Harm Risk Assessment: A Systematic Review of Prospective Research, Archives of Suicide Research. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2021.1938321

Can help with: I am building my experience with mixed methods and would be interested to discuss this. I am also interested in implementation science methods and have completed some training in this and am happy to discuss.

What’s essential to your well-being? Spending time outdoors with dogs, sheep, and lambs. Listening to and playing folk songs and ballads. Good relationships with the people I work with.

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