Primary Department
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Expert by Experience
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

I am Chair of the Peer Support in Mental Health Programme and a Peer Educator with the Recovery College. 
I have always had an interest in social justice, equality and striving for a better world.  In 2001, I completed a Bachelor of Legal Studies and Taxation and found that the legal profession for me, was not the right tool to improve society and bring about change.  In 2005 I returned to college and completed a H. Dip in Community and Youth Work.  I have been extremely lucky in life to have met many fantastic mentors, supporters and allies, I also encountered some challenging times but I have learned some tough, valuable lessons and I am stronger for the experience. I had the privilege of coordinating the Gateway Mental Health Project in Rathmines for 7 years and it was there that I learned more about mental health, recovery and the ebb and flow of life. I have had my own experience of mental ill health and recovery and continue to work on my own mental health. 

Research interests

Peer Support. Human Rights approaches to mental health.