I graduated from the Bachelor of Applied Psychology degree in 2007 and is currently enrolled in the second year of the Health Research Board PhD Scholars Programme in Health Services Research, under the supervision of Zelda Di Blasi, Ella Arensman (National Suicide Research Foundation) and Ronan Conroy (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland). My PhD topic is in the area of deliberate self-harm (DSH). I plan to use a mixed-methods approach to compare demographic, psychological and repetition characteristics of those presenting to emergency departments with self-cutting to those presenting with intentional overdose. It is hoped that the research will allow for more accurate prediction of repetition of deliberate self-harm and contribute to theory in the area. My interests lie in the areas of clinical, health, and positive psychology, as well as disciplines encompassed by health services research, such as epidemiology, public health and health systems research. I am a tutor for students of Studies in Psychology (AP1014) within the first-year Arts degree programme.