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Ms. Michelle O Donoghue


Michelle is an active researcher in the field of autism and is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of peer-mediated intervention. She is a member of the School of Allied Health's research cluster SLCN@UL and is a postgraduate member of the University's Health Research Institute. Michelle is also involved in research projects on Interprofessional Education and Health Service Delivery. Michelle has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in New Zealand with a Paediatric population in a variety of settings; home, preschool, school-age and the clinic. As part of a multidisciplinary team she had the opportunity to develop workshops for teachers and other professionals on a variety of topics, including Supporting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Classroom. She held a national position as a facilitator for tips for autism, a three-day course for teams who support students aged 5 to 12 with ASD. Michelle believes in promoting the parent voice and building strong teams. She has also completed further study in the area of Assistive Technology.

Research Interests

Peer Mediated Intervention
Health Service Delivery
Interprofessional Education

Teaching Interests

Preschool Speech and Language Development and Disorder
Developmental Disability
Engaging in Complexity

Professional Activities


  • Member, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists


Conference Publication


IALP 30th World Congress
Grace Mangan, Olwen O'Meara, Michelle O'Donoghue, Arlene McCurtin


IALP 30th World Congress
O'Donoghue, M. and Mells, K.


Psychology Society of Ireland Conference
Cullinan, V., Veale, A. and O'Donoghue, M.