Professor Siobhan O'Neill

Professor of Mental Health Sciences

School/Department
School of Psychology
Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute
Campus
Magee campus
Telephone
+44 28 7012 3893
Email
sm.oneill@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room H259
Londonderry
BT48 7JL

Siobhan O’Neill is a Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University. Her current research programmes focus on trauma and suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland (NI) and novel interventions for mental health and suicidal behaviour. Siobhan has expertise in qualitative and quantitative (epidemiology and survey) research methods.

Prior to joining Ulster University in 2000, she 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.

Between 2005 and 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 health disorders associated with the NI conflict.

She is also a coordinator of the NI suicide study, a study of the characteristics of completed suicides and undetermined deaths. She is responsible for the dissemination of the research findings on trauma and suicide to policy makers and stakeholders in NI.

Siobhan is a member of the World Mental Health Survey Consortium, a Director of the Irish Association of Suicidology and Youthlife, and an advisor to several organisations who provide services and interventions for mental health and suicide prevention and sits on several national and international research committees.

She has over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including several ground breaking studies of mental health and suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland. She is part of the World Mental Health Gender and Mental-Physical Comorbidity workgroups and led the world mental health paper linking mental illness with the subsequent development of cancer.

For further information see her website and research gate profile.

orcid.org/0000-0002-8786-2118

Social inequalities in mental health: results from the EU contribution to the World Mental Health Surveys Initiative. / Pinto-Meza, Alejandra; Moneta, Maria Victoria; Alonso, Jordi; Angermeyer, Matthias C.; Bruffaerts, Ronny; Caldas de Almeida, José Miguel; Girolamo, Giovanni; Graaf, Ron; Florescu, Silvia; Kovess Masfety, Viviane; O'Neill, Siobhan; Vassilev, Svetlozar; Haro, Josep Maria.

In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2012.

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Irritable mood in adult major depressive disorder: Results from the World Mental Health Surveys. / Kovess-Masfety, Viviane; Alonso, Jordi; Angermeyer, Matthias; Bromet, Evelyn; de Girolamo, Giovanni; de Jonge, Peter; Demyttenaere, Koen; Florescu, Silvia E.; Gruber, Michael J.; Gureje, Oye; Hu, Chiyi; Huang, Yueqin; Karam, Elie G.; Jin, Robert; Lépine, Jean-Pierre; Levinson, Daphna; McLaughlin, Katie A.; Medina-Mora, María E.; O'Neill, Siobhan; Ono, Yutaka; Posada-Villa, José A.; Sampson, Nancy A.; Scott, Kate M.; Shahly, Victoria; Stein, Dan J.; Viana, Maria C.; Zarkov, Zahari; Kessler, Ronald C.

In: Depression and Anxiety, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2013, p. 395.

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Disability Mediates the Impact of Common Conditions on Perceived Health. / Lam, Wendy Wing Tak; Alonso, Jordi; Vilagut, Gemma; Adroher, Núria D.; Chatterji, Somnath; He, Yanling; Andrade, Laura Helena; Bromet, Evelyn; Bruffaerts, Ronny; Fayyad, John; Florescu, Silvia; de Girolamo, Giovanni; Gureje, Oye; Haro, Josep Maria; Hinkov, Hristo; Hu, Chiyi; Iwata, Noboru; Lee, Sing; Levinson, Daphna; Lépine, Jean Pierre; Matschinger, Herbert; Medina-Mora, Maria Elena; O'Neill, Siobhan; Hormel, J.; Posada-Villa, Jose A.; Ismet Taib, Nezar; Xavier, Miguel; Kessler, Ronald C.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 6, 2013, p. e65858.

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Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and onset of self-reported peptic ulcer in the World Mental Health Surveys. / Scott, Kate M.; Alonso, Jordi; de Jonge, Peter; Viana, Maria Carmen; Liu, Zhaorui; O'Neill, Siobhan; Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio; Bruffaerts, Ronny; Caldas-de-Almeida, Jose Miguel; Stein, Dan J.; Angermeyer, Matthias; Benjet, Corina; de Girolamo, Giovanni; Firuleasa, Ingrid-Laura; Hu, Chiyi; Kiejna, Andrzej; Kovess-Masfety, Viviane; Levinson, Daphna; Nakane, Yoshibumi; Piazza, Marina; Posada-Villa, José A.; Khalaf, Mohammad Salih; Lim, Carmen C.W.; Kessler, Ronald C.

In: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol. 75, No. 2, 2013, p. 121.

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Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent heart disease onset: Beyond depression. / Scott, Kate M.; de Jonge, Peter; Alonso, Jordi; Viana, Maria Carmen; Liu, Zhaorui; O'Neill, Siobhan; Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio; Bruffaerts, Ronny; Caldas-de-Almeida, Jose Miguel; Stein, Dan J.; de Girolamo, Giovanni; Florescu, Silvia E.; Hu, Chiyi; Taib, Nezar Ismet; Lépine, Jean-Pierre; Levinson, Daphna; Matschinger, Herbert; Medina-Mora, Maria Elena; Piazza, Marina; Posada-Villa, José A.; Uda, Hidenori; Wojtyniak, Bogdan J.; Lim, Carmen C.W.; Kessler, Ronald C.

In: International Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 0, 2013, p. 0.

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Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent non-fatal, self-reported stroke. / Swain, Nicola R.; Lim, Carmen C.W.; Levinson, Daphna; Fiestas, Fabian; de Girolamo, Giovanni; Moskalewicz, Jacek; Lepine, Jean-Pierre; Posada-Villa, Jose; Haro, Josep Maria; Medina-Mora, María Elena; Xavier, Miguel; Iwata, Noboru; de Jonge, Peter; Bruffaerts, Ronny; O'Neill, Siobhan; Kessler, Ron C.; Scott, Kate M.

In: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol. 79, No. 2, 13.05.2015, p. 130-136.

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Association of Mental Disorders With Subsequent Chronic Physical Conditions. / Scott, Kate M.; Lim, Carmen; Al-Hamzawi, Ali; Alonso, Jordi; Bruffaerts, Ronny; Caldas-de-Almeida, José Miguel; Florescu, Silvia; de Girolamo, Giovanni; Hu, Chiyi; de Jonge, Peter; Kawakami, Norito; Medina-Mora, Maria Elena; Moskalewicz, Jacek; Navarro-Mateu, Fernando; O'Neill, Siobhan; Piazza, Marina; Posada-Villa, José; Torres, Yolanda; Kessler, Ronald C.

In: JAMA Psychiatry, Vol. 73, No. 2, 01.12.2016, p. 150.

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Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent onset of arthritis. / Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio; Loera, Gustavo; Geraghty, Estella M.; Ton, Hendry; Lim, Carmen C.W.; de Jonge, Peter; Kessler, Ronald C.; Posada-Villa, José; Medina-Mora, María Elena; Hu, Chiyi; Fiestas, Fabian; Bruffaerts, Ronny; Kovess-Masféty, Viviane; Al-Hamzawi, Ali Obaid; Levinson, Daphna; de Girolamo, Giovanni; Nakane, Yoshibumi; ten Have, Margreet; O'Neill, Siobhan; Wojtyniak, Bogdan; Caldas de Almeida, José Miguel; Florescu, Silvia; Haro, Josep Maria; Scott, Kate M.

In: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol. 82, 17.01.2016, p. 11-16.

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Gender differences in psychotropic use across Europe: Results from a large cross-sectional, population-based study. / Boyd, A.; Van de Velde, S.; Pivette, M.; ten Have, M.; Florescu, S.; O'Neill, Siobhan; Caldas-de-Almeida, J.-M.; Vilagut, G.; Haro, J.M.; Alonso, J.; Kovess-Masféty, V.

In: European Psychiatry, Vol. 30, No. 6, 04.06.2015, p. 778-788.

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SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS AND SAME-AGED PEERS: RESULTS FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WORLD MENTAL HEALTH SURVEYS. / Mortier, Philippe; Auerbach, Randy P.; Alonso, Jordi; Axinn, William G.; Cuijpers, Pim; Ebert, David D.; Green, Jennifer G.; Hwang, Irving; Kessler, Ronald C.; Liu, Howard; Nock, Matthew K.; Pinder-Amaker, Stephanie; Sampson, Nancy A.; Zaslavsky, Alan M.; Abdulmalik, Jibril; Aguilar-Axiolar, Sergio; Al-Hamzawi, Ali; Benjet, Corina; Demyttenaere, Koen; Florescu, Silvia; De Girolamo, Giovanni; Gureje, Oye; Haro, Josep Maria; Hu, Chiyi; Huang, Yueqin; De Jonge, Peter; Karam, Elie G.; Kiejna, Andrzej; Kovess-Masfety, Viviane; Lee, Sing; McGrath, John J.; O'Neill, Siobhan; Nakov, Vladimir; Pennell, Beth-Ellen; Piazza, Marina; Posada-Villa, José; Rapsey, Charlene; Viana, Maria Carmen; Xavier, Miguel; Bruffaertes, Ronny.

In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Vol. n/a, 16.01.2018, p. 1-10.

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