Dr Michelle O'Reilly, Brief Biography


Dr Michelle O'ReillyMichelle O’Reilly is a Senior Lecturer of Psychology at the University of Leicester, working for the Greenwood Institute of Child Health. Her joint activities between the university and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust focus on qualitative research in child mental health. The focus of her research has been on family therapy interactions and child mental health assessments. Michelle uses discourse analysis and conversation analysis to look at the social construction of mental health and to explore in detail the interactions between health professionals, parents and children. Her current project is a collection of approximately 42 hours of psychiatric data with 28 families attending their first appointment at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Within this data there are nine cases where autism is discussed and this is being explored in detail.


Email: mjo14@le.ac.uk

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