Biography

Michelle is an active researcher in the field of autism and is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of peer-based supports. 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 a co-founder of the Autism@UL Special Interest Group. The Autism@UL SIG is a network of people and organisations from within UL and across the wider community who share an interest in autism and aim to lead and contribute to initiatives and research focused on supporting inclusion and creating a neurodiversity affirmative environment. 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 with teachers and other professionals on a variety of topics. She held a national position as a facilitator for tips for autism, a three-day course for teams who support autistic students aged 5 to 12. Michelle believes in promoting autonomy and building strong teams. She has also completed further study in the area of Assistive Technology.


Research Interests

Peer Mediated Intervention
Autism
Health Service Delivery
Interprofessional Education

Professional Activities

Association

  • Member, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Stakeholder Perceptions of the Acceptability of Peer-Mediated Intervention for Minimally Speaking Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum

O'Donoghue, M., Kennedy, N., Forbes, J., Murphy, C.A (2023) Stakeholder Perceptions of the Acceptability of Peer-Mediated Intervention for Minimally Speaking Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum. Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders

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2020

Systematic Review of Peer-Mediated Intervention for Children with Autism Who Are Minimally Verbal

O¿Donoghue M.;O¿Dea A.;O¿Leary N.;Kennedy N.;Forbes J.;Murphy C.A. (2020) Systematic Review of Peer-Mediated Intervention for Children with Autism Who Are Minimally Verbal. Review Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders

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2019

`Bumping along¿: a qualitative metasynthesis of challenges to interprofessional placements

O'Leary N.;Salmon N.;Clifford A.;O'Donoghue M.;Reeves S. (2019) `Bumping along¿: a qualitative metasynthesis of challenges to interprofessional placements. Medical education

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Books

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Conference Publications

2018

Practice Education Conference - National Health and Social Care Professions Office

O Leary, N., Salmon, N., Clifford, A., O'Donoghue, M. and Reeves, S. (2018) Practice Education Conference - National Health and Social Care Professions Office.

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2018

European Congress of Speech and Language Therapy (CPLOL)

Dr. A Wright and Michelle O'Donoghue (2018) European Congress of Speech and Language Therapy (CPLOL).

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2018

International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting

O'Donoghue, M., Kennedy, N., Forbes, J., and Murphy, C.A. (2018) International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting.

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2017

European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE)

Dr Pauline Boland, Dr Nancy Salmon, Dr Rose Galvin, Michelle O'Donoghue, Fiona McDonald and Darion Gallagher (2017) European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE).

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2016

IALP 30th World Congress

Grace Mangan, Olwen O'Meara, Michelle O'Donoghue, Arlene McCurtin (2016) IALP 30th World Congress.

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2016

IALP 30th World Congress

O'Donoghue, M. and Mells, K. (2016) IALP 30th World Congress.

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2011

Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference: Fresh Talk, Food for Thought

O'Donoghue, M., Cahill, U, & McCurtin, A. (2011) Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference: Fresh Talk, Food for Thought .

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2009

Psychology Society of Ireland Conference

Cullinan, V., Veale, A. and O'Donoghue, M. (2009) Psychology Society of Ireland Conference.

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

2017

A literature review to inform the development of a national framework for person-centred planning in disability services

Garcia-Iriarte, E, O'Donoghue, M., Keenan, P. and Feely, M. (2017) A literature review to inform the development of a national framework for person-centred planning in disability services. HSE : National Disability Authority and HSE

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