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This experts directory is a searchable database of Queen’s academics who are interested in talking to the media about their areas of expertise.

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Photo: Dr Gillian Shorter

School of Psychology

Exploring alcohol and drug use among individuals experiencing harm or at risk of harm but not seeking treatment

Expertise: Alcohol, drinking, drug use, health inequalities, drug consumption rooms, overdose prevention sites, brief advice, harm reduction

Photo: Dr Michael Duffy

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI), School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Dr Michael Duffy is a cognitive psychotherapist specialising in PTSD and complex grief.

Expertise: PTSD, mental health, complex grief, psychological trauma, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19

Photo: Dr Ciaran Mulholland

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Dr Ciaran Mulholland is a consultant psychiatrist with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland and a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education at Queen’s University.

Expertise: mental health, psychotic disorders, aetiology of psychotic illnesses, psychological trauma, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19

Photo: Professor Franziska Schroeder

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS), School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL), Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)

Professor Franziska Schroeder conducts research in the areas of inclusive and accessible music technologies and music improvisation. At Queen’s, she leads the “Performance without Barriers” research group (Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Research Innovation 2020), that focuses on building sustainable environments for inclusive music-making through participatory design practices, led by the insights of the disabled community.

Expertise: inclusive and accessible music; music; performance; improvisation

Photo: Dr Deepti Adlakha

School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE)

Dr. Adlakha's research focuses on generating, translating and scaling up evidence for reducing environmental health and social disparities, particularly factors affecting prevention, control and mitigation of chronic and acute non-communicable diseases in populations.

Expertise: Environmental health, Non-communicable diseases, Geospatial health disparities

Photo: Professor Karola Dillenburger

Centre for Behaviour Analysis, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Professor Dillenburger is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) and clinical Psychologist (HCPC). Her expertise lies in ABA, parenting, autism, and mental health.

Expertise: Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA); education, autism, mental health, parenting, challenging behaviour, learning, disability, clinical psychology, coronavirus, corona, covid-19

Photo: Professor Shadd Maruna

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Professor Maruna’s primary expertise is in the reintegration experiences of former prisoners in society.

Expertise: Probation, prisons, parole, personality disorder, punitive public attitudes, rehabilitation/resettlement, and desistance from crime.

Photo: Professor Cherie Armour

School of Psychology

Cherie has a particular interest in occupational groups that are at increased risk of experiencing trauma and traumatic stress outcomes due to their occupational roles, for example, military, police, and emergency service workers; such as those in the fire and ambulance services.

Expertise: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Veterans, Mental Health, Depression, Domestic violence, Child maltreatment