• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 2545 Citations
  • 21 h-Index

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Professor Siobhan O’Neill is a Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University.   Prior to joining Ulster University in 2000, Siobhan completed a degree in Psychology at the Queen's University of Belfast and a Masters in Health Psychology at NUI Galway. She also worked as a Public Health Researcher, conducting evaluations of health services and users’ experience of care.   In 2008 Siobhan coordinated the largest ever study of mental health in Northern Ireland, the NI Research and Development Office funded, NI Study of Health and Stress. This study revealed the high proportions of the NI population who had unmet mental health needs and the extent of mental illness associated with the NI conflict. Siobhan is also a coordinator of the NI suicide study, a study of the characteristics of over 1600 suicides and undetermined deaths.   Siobhan is a member of the World Mental Health Survey Consortium, a Director of youth counselling charity, Youthlife and the National Suicide Research Foundation. She sits on the steering group of the appreciative inquiry North Belfast and the National Confidential Inquiry into suicide and safety in mental health. Siobhan is an advisor to I Am Here Tribe and and several other suicide prevention and mental health organisations who provide services and interventions for mental health and suicide prevention. She sits on national and international research committees. She has over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including several ground breaking studies of mental health and suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland.   Her current research programmes focus on maternal mental health, mental health in school children, and the transgenerational transmission of Troubles related trauma. She is currently involved in studies of mental health in students, the biological basis of mental illness and suicidal behaviour, and suicide crisis line caller behaviour and outcomes.

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Research Output

Perceived helpfulness of treatment for major depressive disorder: findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys

Harris, Kazdin, chiu, Sampson, Aguilar-Gaxiola, Al-Hamzawi, Alonso, Altwaijri, Andrade, Cardoso, Cia, Florescu, Gureje, Hu, Karam, Karam, Mneimneh, Navarro-Mateu, Oladeji, O'Neill, S. & 8 others, Scott, Slade, Torres, Vigo, Wojtyniak, Zarkov, Ziv & Kessler, 31 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA Psychiatry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Suicide in Northern Ireland: epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention

    O'Neill, S. & O'Connor, R., 29 Jan 2020, In : Lancet Psychiatry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • A comparison of DSM-5 and DSM-IV agoraphobia in the World Mental Health Surveys

    Roest, A., de Vries, Y. A., Lim, C., Wittchen, H-U., Stein, D., Adamowski, T., Al-Hamzawi, A., Bromet, E., Viana, M. C., di Girolamo, G., Demyttenaere, K., Florescu, S., Gureje, O., Haro, J. M., Hu, C., Karam, E., Caldas‐de‐Almeida, J. M., Kawakami, N., Lepine, J. P., Levinson, D. & 10 others, Medina Mora, M. E., Navarro-Mateau, F., O'Neill, S., Piazza, M., Posada‐Villa, J. A., Slade, T., Torres, Y., Kessler, R., Scott, K. & de Jonge, P., 4 Jun 2019, In : Depression and Anxiety. 36, 6, p. 499-510 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    49 Downloads (Pure)

    Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past

    O'Neill, S. & Hamber, B., 18 Mar 2019, 2 p. Belfast

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Prizes


    Special EU Programmes Board annual conference 2019

    Siobhan O'Neill (Keynote speaker)
    Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Action Trauma, Intergenerational trauma and ACEs conference 2019

    Siobhan O'Neill (Keynote speaker)
    22 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    4th Suicide and Self-Harm Early and Mid-Career Researchers’ Forum (EMCR 2019)

    Siobhan O'Neill (Keynote speaker)
    7 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk