Margaret is a practicing clinical psychologist, researcher and medical educator based at the School of Medicine University College Cork, Ireland. She is a chartered Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist ((BPS/HCPC UK) and a chartered scientist with the British Science Council.
As an INFANT Associate Investigator, Margaret leads on the LifeMatters programmes: B-BEST START Intervention for parents of babies in neonatal care, SAFEMED Doctor Health and the SMART (Stress Management and Resilience Training) programme for Healthcare Professionals.
Margaret has worked on a number of high-impact public safety, child protection, mental health, doctor health and well-being programmes in the UK, USA and Canada.
She has helped hundreds of patients and clinicians successfully reduce stress, anxiety and increase healthy coping, well-being and performance. She has a particular interest in doctor and health practitioner health and well-being and has designed, delivered and evaluated risk, safety and stress inoculation and resilience training for professionals in high-intensity services (Medicine, Psychology, Health, Veterinary, Social Care, Police, Prisons & Probation).
In addition to her work in clinical practice and academia, Margaret has written a number of evidence-based ‘science to society’ psychological health programmes geared towards building health, well-being and optimal functioning for people in extremis and high-intensity contexts.