Niamh McConaghy

Niamh McConaghy, (PhD Researcher)


Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Interests

My interests are focused on the area of arts and health research, specifically chronic pain communication and visualising pain.

This has extended to arts-based methods of mark-making, poetry, painting and drawing within the context of communicating chronic pain experience. I am also interested in the therapeutic benefits of such activities within a health context, which borders art therapy theory and art psychotherapy. Mental health, isolation, guilt and lonliness are also included in my research interests, alongside mental health experience of clinical providers. 


Prior to beginning this PhD, I completed an MFA in Contemporary Arts Practice, a BA in Fine Art, a Foundation degree in Art and Design and a Level 3 diploma in Business Management. I have recieved a 2nd place award in Northern Ireland Yound Artist of the Year, had the role of co-director within an artist-led organisation and exhibited within the UK and Ireland, most recently at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Derry/Londonderry. I continue to create commission based artwork, mostly in the medium of oil paint. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Edinburgh

1 Sep 20151 Jul 2017

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017


1 Sep 20111 Jul 2015

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015


Dive into the research topics where Niamh McConaghy is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or