Ann-Marie is a lecturer in mental health at the University of Limerick. She graduated from the Institute of Technology, Tralee with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing was the first Registered Psychiatric Nurse to graduate, in Ireland, with an M.Sc. in Perinatal Mental Health from the University of Limerick.
She has extensive experience of clinical practice and education in mental health. She worked in a number of clinical settings, including; acute in-patient care, perinatal mental health and psychosocial interventions in secondary mental health care settings. In addition to her clinical work Ann-Marie assumed various quality assurance roles serving as an ICP Champion and as mental health representative on a perinatal bereavement committee.
Ann-Marie is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honours Society and the Health Research Institute at the University of Limerick. Ann-Marie’s research interests include women’s mental health, forensic mental health and perinatal mental health. Ann-Marie's research and PhD focuses on the management of women’s mental health in Irish prisons and access to web-based psychological interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depression.