Siobhan O'Neill


  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

  • 2123 Citations
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Personal profile


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 Youthlife and the Irish Association of Suicidology and an advisor to several 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 100 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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Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Northern Ireland Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Surveys Medicine & Life Sciences
Suicide Medicine & Life Sciences
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Students Medicine & Life Sciences
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

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 othersMedina 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
Health Surveys
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Mental Health
Panic Disorder

Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past

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

Research output: Other contribution

university teacher

Assessing the Usability of a Chatbot for Mental Health Care

Cameron, G., Cameron, D., Megaw, G., Bond, RR., Mulvenna, M., O'Neill, S., Armour, C. & McTear, M., 17 Apr 2019, Internet Science: INSCI 2018 International Workshops, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 24–26, 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Bodrunova, S. S., Koltsova, O., Følstad, A., Halpin, H., Kolozaridi, P., Yuldashev, L., Smoliarova, A. & Niedermayer, H. (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019, Vol. 11551. p. 121-132 11 p. (Internet Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Mental Health
Delivery of Health Care
Self Concept

Characteristics of Lifeline, crisis line, service users who have died by suicide

Ramsey, C., Ennis, E. & O'Neill, SM., 30 Jun 2019, 49, 3, p. 777-788 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Management Information Systems
Northern Ireland
Research Design
Control Groups
mental health

Activities 2006 2016

  • 2 Membership of board

Youthlife (External organisation)

Siobhan O'Neill (Chair)
1 Jan 2016

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Irish Association of Suicidology (External organisation)

Siobhan O'Neill (Chair)
1 Jan 2006

Activity: MembershipMembership of board