Dr Michelle O’Reilly

Senior Lecturer

Dr Michelle O’Reilly

1.08 Princess Road East (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Greenwood, Room upper 1 (Wednesdays and Fridays, NHS)

Email: Mjo14@le.ac.uk

Personal details

  • BSc (hons), MA, MSc, PhD, PGCAPHE, Certificate in Management

I joined the department in October 2015 on a part-time basis. I currently work three days per week in the department of Sociology, and two days per week for the NHS, based in the department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, at the Greenwood Institute.

I joined the University of Leicester in 2003 and have a central role at the Greenwood Institute in both research and teaching. I am an active member of the Greenwood Committee and in postgraduate teaching in applied and practice-based research.

  • Editorial board member of Sage Open
  • Editorial board member of Research on Children and Social Interaction
  • Editorial board member for Journal of Family Therapy
  • Advisory board member for Research Ethics
  • Editor for book series; ‘Language and mental health’ with Jessica Lester

Teaching

Undergraduate teaching

  • SY3095 - Sociology of health and Illness

I also contribute sessions to a range of other undergraduate modules.

Postgraduate teaching

  • Programme convenor DL PhD
  • [MN8001 – subject to change of code] = Distance Learning PhD module 1
  • MN8001 – [subject to change of code] = Distance Learning PhD module 2
  • Doctoral training programme year 1
  • SY70412 – Sociology of health and illness MSc module
  • Applied and practice based research tutorials (For PhD students)
  • PG cert in child mental health Module 1 (Currently Greenwood based)
  • PG cert in child mental health Module 2 (Currently Greenwood based)
  • Supervision of PhD theses
  • Supervision of MSc theses

Administrative duties

  • Deputy Chair of the University of Leicester Ethics Committee
  • Member of College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities Enterprise Committee
  • Member of College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities Enterprise sub-Committee for practice
  • Member of the Postgraduate  Research Committee
  • Chair of the DL PhD Student Committee
  • Postgraduate Tutor for Greenwood Institute
  • Director of LIRA
  • Director of CARA
  • Director of Postgraduate work at the Greenwood Hub
  • Member of ‘The Safety Unit for Policy, Practice and Research’

Publications

Journal articles

O’Reilly, M., Dogra, N., Hughes, J., Reilly, P., Whiteman, N. (2017). Written evidence for Parliament: Mental health in schools. Available from: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/health-committee/children-and-young-peoples-mental-healththe-role-of-education/written/45583.pdf

Hart, T., and O’Reilly, M. (2017). Written evidence for Parliament: Mental health in schools. Available from http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/health-committee/children-and-young-peoples-mental-healththe-role-of-education/written/45582.pdf

Kiyimba, N., and O’Reilly, M. (in press). Reflecting on what ‘you said’ as a way of reintroducing difficult topics in child mental health assessments. Child and Adolescent Mental Health

O’Reilly, M., Kiyimba, N. & Karim, K. (in press). “This is a question we have to ask everyone”: Asking young people about self-harm and suicide. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing,

O’Reilly, M. Lester, J., Muskett, T., and Karim, K. (in press). How parents build a case for Autism Spectrum Disorder during initial assessments: “We’re fighting a losing battle”. Discourse Studies,

O’Reilly, M., Lester, J., and Muskett, T. (in press). Special section editorial: Discourse/conversation analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,

Kiyimba, N. and O’Reilly, M. (in press). An exploration of the possibility for secondary traumatic stress amongst transcriptionists: A grounded theory approach. Qualitative Research in Psychology

O’Reilly, M., Lester, J. and Muskett, T (in press). Children’s claims to knowledge regarding their mental health experiences and practitioners’ negotiation of the problem. Patient Education and Counseling [Special issue]

Maltby, J., Day, L., Hatcher, R., Tazzyman, S., Flowe, H., Palmer, E., Frosch, C., O’Reilly, M., Jones, C., Buckley, C., Knieps, M. and Cutts, K. (in press). Implicit theories of online trolling: Evidence that attention-seeking conceptions are associated with increased psychological resilience. British Journal of Psychology

O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (in press). Building a case for good parenting in a family therapy systemic environment: Resisting blame and accounting for children’s behaviour.  Journal of family therapy

O’Reilly, M. Bowlay-Williams, J., Svirydzenka, N. & Vostanis, P. (in press). A qualitative exploration of how adopted children and their parents conceptualise mental health difficulties. Adoption and Fostering

Kiyimba, N., and O’Reilly, M. (in press). The risk of secondary traumatic stress in the qualitative transcription process: A research note. Qualitative Research

O’Reilly, M., Karim, K. and Lester, J. (2015). Autism itself actually isn't a disability": The ideological dilemmas of negotiating a 'normal' versus 'abnormal' autistic identity. Communication & Medicine, 11(2), 139–152

Lester, J., and O’Reilly, M. (2015). Is evidence-based practice a threat to the progress of the qualitative community? Arguments from the bottom of the pyramid. [Special issue; 20th Anniversary edition] Qualitative Inquiry, 21(7), 628-632

Majumder, P., O’Reilly, M., Karim, K., and Vostanis, P. (2015). “This doctor, I not trust him, I’m not safe”: The perceptions of mental health and services by unaccompanied refugee adolescents. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 61(2), 129-136

Hay, A., Majumder, P., Fosker, H., Karim, K., and O’Reilly, M. (2015). The views and opinions of CAMHS professionals on their role and the role of others in attending to children who self-harm. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 20(2), 289-303

O’Reilly, M. (2015). “We’re here to get you sorted”: parental perceptions of the purpose, progression and outcomes in family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 322-342

O’Reilly, M., Karim, K., and Lester, J. (2015). Separating “emotion” from “the science”: Exploring the perceived value of information for parents and families of children with ASD. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 20 (3), 500-514

O’Reilly, M., Karim, K., Stafford, V., and Hutchby, I. (2015). Identifying the interactional processes in the first assessments in child mental health. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20(4), 195-201.

Domac, S., Anderson, L., O’Reilly, M., and Smith, R. (2014). Assessing interprofessional competence using a prospective reflective portfolio. Journal of Interprofessional Care doi: 10.3109/13561820.2014.983593

O’Reilly, M. (2014). Blame and accountability in family therapy: Making sense of therapeutic spaces discursively. [Special issue]. Qualitative Psychology, 1 (2), 163-177

Bone, C., O’Reilly, M., Karim, K., and Vostanis, P. (2014). “They’re not witches…”: Young children and their parents’ perceptions and experiences of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(3), 450-458.

Clipsham, L., Vostanis, P., O’Reilly, M., and Faull, C. (2014). Exploring Hospice nurses’ experiences of identifying children’s bereavement needs before the death of a parent. Poster presentations, caregivers and the family. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 4 (Suppl 1): A15.

Antaki, C., and O’Reilly, M. (2014). Either/or questions in psychiatric assessments: the effect of the seriousness and order of the alternatives, Discourse Studies, 16 (3) 327-345

O’Reilly, M. and Parker, N. (2014) “She needs a smack in the gob”: negotiating what is appropriate talk in front of children in family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 36 (3), 287- 307.

Parker, N., and O’Reilly, M. (2013). Reflections from behind the screen: avoiding therapeutic rupture when utilising reflecting teams. The Family Journal: Counseling for Couples and Families, 21 (2), 170-179.

Parker, N. and O’Reilly, M. (2013) “We are alone in the house”: A case study addressing researcher safety and risk. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 10(4), 341-354.

O’Reilly, M and Parker, N. (2013). Unsatisfactory Saturation’: A critical exploration of the notion of saturated sample sizes in qualitative research. Qualitative Research, 13 (2), 190-197

O’Reilly, M. and Parker, N. (2013). ‘You can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink’: Exploring children’s engagement and resistance in family therapy. Contemporary Family Therapy, 35 (3), 491-507

O’Reilly, M., Vostanis, P., Taylor, H., Day, C., Street, C., and Wolpert, M. (2013). Service user perspectives of multi-agency working: A qualitative study with parents and children with educational and mental health difficulties. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18 (4), 202-209

Karim, K., Cook, L., and O’Reilly, M. (2012). Diagnosing Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the age of austerity. Child: Care, Health and Development, 40 (1) 115-123

Parker, N. and O’Reilly, M. (2012). ‘Gossiping’ as a social action in family therapy: The pseudo-absence and pseudo-presence of children. Discourse Studies, 14 (4) 1-19.

Hutchby, I., O’Reilly, M. and Parker, N. (2012). Ethics in Praxis: Negotiating the Role and Functions of a Video Camera in Family Therapy. Discourse Studies, 14 (6) 675-690.

Vostanis, P. O’Reilly, M. Taylor, H., Day, C., Street, C., Wolpert, M., and Edwards, R. (2012). What can education teach child mental health services? Practitioners’ perceptions of training and joint working. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 17 (2), 109-124.

O’Reilly, M., Cook, L., and Karim, K. (2012). Complementary or controversial care? The opinions of professionals on complementary and alternative interventions for Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 17 (4), 602-615.

O’Reilly, M., Karim, K., Taylor, H., and Dogra, N. (2012) Parent and child views on anonymity: ‘I’ve got nothing to hide’.  International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15 (3), 211-224.

O’Reilly, M., Parker, N., and Hutchby, I. (2011). Ongoing processes of managing consent: the empirical ethics of using video-recording in clinical practice and research. Clinical Ethics, 6, 179-185.

O’Reilly, M., Dogra, N. Williams, R., Edwards, R., and Vostanis, P. (2010). Turning policy into practice: an evaluation for and delivery of education and training for the staff of specialist child and adolescent mental health services in England. Evidence and Policy, 6 (4), 505-525

Hutchby, I. and O’Reilly, M. (2010). Children’s participation and the familial moral order in family therapy. Discourse Studies, 12 (1), 49-64.

Yadav, V., O’Reilly, M. and Karim, K. (2010). Secondary school transition: does mentoring help ‘at risk’ children? Community Practitioner, 83 (4), 24-28.

O’Reilly, M., Armstrong, N. and Dixon-Woods, M. (2009). Subject positions in Research Ethics Committee letters: A discursive analysis. Clinical Ethics, 4, 187-194.

O’Reilly, M., Dixon-Woods, M., Angell, E., Ashcroft, R., and Bryman, A. (2009). Doing accountability: A discourse analysis of Research Ethics Committee letters. Sociology of Health and Illness. 31 (2), 246-291.

O’Reilly, M., Taylor, H., and Vostanis, P. (2009). “Nuts, schiz, psycho”: an exploration of young homeless people’s perceptions and dilemmas of defining mental health. Social Science and Medicine, 68, 1737 - 1744

O’Reilly, M. (2008). ‘What value is there in children’s talk?’ Investigating family therapist’s interruptions of parents and children during the therapeutic process. Journal of Pragmatics. 40: 507-524.

O’Reilly, M. (2008). “I didn’t violent punch him”: Parental accounts of punishing children with mental health problems. Journal of Family Therapy. 30: 272-295.

Edwards, R., Williams, R., Dogra, N., O’Reilly, M., and Vostanis, P. (2008). Facilitating and limiting factors of training available to staff of Specialist CAMHS. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 3 (3), 22-31.

O’Reilly, M. (2007). Who’s a naughty boy then? Accountability, family therapy and the ‘naughty’ child. The Family Journal: Counseling and therapy for couples and families. 15 (3): 234-243.

Giordano, J., O’Reilly, M., Taylor, H., and Dogra, N. (2007). Confidentiality and autonomy: The challenge(s) of offering research participants a choice of disclosing their identity. Qualitative Health Research. 17 (2): 264-275.

O’Reilly, M. (2006). Should children be seen and not heard? An examination of how children’s interruptions are treated in family therapy. Discourse Studies. 8 (4): 549-566.

Johnson, R., O’Reilly, M., and Vostanis, P. (2006). Caring for children with learning disability who present problem behaviours: a maternal perspective. Journal of Child Health Care 10 (3): 188-198.

O’Reilly, M. (2005). The complaining client and the troubled therapist: A discursive investigation of family therapy.  Journal of Family Therapy 27: 371-393.

O’Reilly, M. (2005). Active Noising: The use of noises in talk, the case of onomatopoeia, abstract sounds and the functions they serve in therapy. TEXT 25 (6): 745-761.

O’Reilly, M. (2005). “What seems to be the problem?” A myriad of terms for mental health and behavioural concerns. Disability Studies Quarterly. 25 (4) (online journal article) www.dsq-sds.org

Anderson, L., Vostanis, P., and O’Reilly, M. (2005). "Three-year follow-up of a family support service cohort of children with behavioural problems and their parents" Child: Care, Health & Development. 31 (4): 469-477.

Books

O’Reilly, M., and Dogra, N. (2016). Interviewing children and young people for research. London: Sage

O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (2016). The Palgrave handbook of adult mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave

O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (2015; Eds). The Palgrave handbook of child mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave

O’Reilly, M. and Kiyimba, N. (2015). Advanced Qualitative Research: A Guide to Contemporary Theoretical Debates. London: Sage.

Karim, K., Ali, A., and O’Reilly, M. (2014). A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: “It’s not just their autism!. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

O’Reilly, M. and Parker, N. (2014). Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents: A Guide to Qualitative Methods. London: Sage.

O’Reilly, M., Ronzoni, P., and Dogra, N. (2013). Research with Children: Theory and Practice. London: Sage.

Publications (book chapters)

O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (in press). Introduction: The social construction of normality and pathology. In O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (Eds). The Palgrave handbook of Adult mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave

Lester, J., and O’Reilly, M. (in press). The history and landscape of DA and CA. In O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (Eds). The Palgrave handbook of Adult mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave

Kiyimba, N., and O’Reilly, M. (in press).The value of using discourse analysis to explore counselling and therapeutic interactions. In O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (Eds). The Palgrave Handbook of Adult mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Fowlis, N., O’Reilly, M., and Farrelly, M. (in press). Abuse victims and celebrity paedophiles: a discourse analysis of victim construction and adult mental health. In O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (Eds). The Palgrave handbook of Adult mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Lester, J., and O’Reilly, M. (2015). Repositioning disability in the discourse of our time: A study of the everyday lives of children with autism. In G Noblit and W Pink (Eds). Education, Equity, Economy: Crafting a New Intersection. Springer

Lester, J., and O’Reilly, M. (2015).The discursive construction of problem behaviours of children with autism in therapy. In M O’Reilly, and J Lester, (Eds). The Palgrave Handbook of child mental health; Discourse and conversation studies (pp: 332-349). Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Kiyimba, N., and O’Reilly, M. (2015). Parents’ resistance of anticipated blame through alignment strategies: a discursive argument for temporary exclusion of children from family therapy. In M O’Reilly, and J Lester, (Eds). The Palgrave Handbook of child mental health; Discourse and conversation studies (pp: 559-577). Basingstoke: Palgrave.

O’Reilly, M., Karim, K., and Lester, J. (2015). Should Autism be classified as a mental illness/disability? Evidence from empirical work. In M O’Reilly, and J Lester, (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of child mental health; Discourse and conversation studies (pp: 252-271). Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Conference presentations

Lester, J., and O’Reilly, M. (2016). Child-centred communication in a mental health clinic: Examining parent and child disagreements in the construction of the problem. Symposium paper presented at the National Communication Association, Communication’s Civic Callings Conference, November conference. Philadelphia.

O’Reilly, M., and Karim, K. (2016). An investigation of the reality of clinical assessments with children and families: Question design and child-centred practices. Paper presented at Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference, July conference. Northampton.

O’Reilly, M. (2016). Stigma, mental health and child-centred services: Research with vulnerable groups. Symposium; Children and young people from diverse communities: mental health and cultural diversity. Paper presented at the Mental Health and Cultural Diversity; International Conference, June conference, Leicester.

Majumder, P., O’Reilly, M., and Vostanis, P. (2016). Barriers for unaccompanied refugee minors in accessing mental health care: Is it the therapy or the therapist? Symposium; Children and young people from diverse communities: mental health and cultural diversity. Paper presented at the Mental Health and Cultural Diversity; International Conference, June conference, Leicester.

O’Reilly, M. (2016). Keynote: Questions, decisions and child-centred care in CAMHS: A qualitative examination of the actual practices of child mental health assessments. Paper presented at the BELMAS Educational Leadership Postgraduate Student Network event, June event. London.

Hale, E. Kitas, G., O’Reilly, M., and Vostanis, P. (2016). Should there be information and support available for children whose parents or grandparents have chronic rheumatic conditions? Poster presented at the British Society for Rheumatology, April conference. Manchester.

O’Reilly, M. and Kiyimba, N (2016). Academics are from Mars, practitioners are from Venus: Challenges of collaborative qualitative research partnerships with mental health professionals. Paper presented at 15th annual Qualitative Methods Conference - International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, May conference. Glasgow.

Lester, J., O’Reilly, M. and Kiyimba, N. (2016). Defining and pursuing validity in discourse analysis research. Paper presented at the twelfth Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May conference. University of Illinois

O’Reilly, M. and Kiyimba, N. (2015). “It’s obviously a problem but…”: A data session to explore the interactional functions of ‘obviously’ in child mental health. Data session presented at Conversation Analysis of Clinical Encounters, July Conference, Loughborough University.

O’Reilly, M. (2014). Negotiating a good parent identity in a family therapy: The resistance of blame. Paper presented at the ‘International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy’ September conference. Ghent: Ghent University.

Fatigante, M., Kaza, A., and O’Reilly, M. (2014). Workshop 2: Taking clients’ explanations seriously: Therapeutic listening and working through of patients’ “self –diagnosis”. Workshop conducted at the ‘International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy’ September conference. Ghent: Ghent University.

Majumder, P., O’Reilly, M., Karim, K. and Vostanis, P. (2014) “This doctor, I not trust him.” service dilemmas in providing mental health care for unaccompanied refugee minors and balancing with the risk of medicalising individual life experiences. XVI Congress of Psychiatry Conference, ‘Focusing on access, quality and humane care’ September conference, Madrid, Spain.

Lester, J., and O’Reilly, M. (2014). “Superflex” and the “Unthinkables”: Lexical Markers of Appropriate and Inappropriate Behaviors in Therapy Sessions with Children with Autism. Paper presented at the ‘International Society for Conversation Analysis: 4th Annual conference’ June conference Los Angeles: University of California, LA.

O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J. (2014). Epistemic claims to psychiatric matters in child mental health settings: Children’s claims to knowledge regarding their mental health experiences and professionals’ renegotiation of the problem. Symposium: Knowledge management in institutional interaction. Symposium paper presented at the ‘International Society for Conversation Analysis: 4th Annual conference’ June conference Los Angeles: University of California, LA.

O’Reilly, M., Karim, K., and Parker, N. (2013). “So when you ↓said that you were going to take a knife to yourself (0.99). Yeah (1.15) what were you ↓hoping would happen?”: an exploration of ‘you said’ questions in clinical encounters. Paper presented at ‘CA and Psychotherapy’ July conference. York: University of York.

O’Reilly, M., Parker, N., Stafford, V., and Karim, K. (2012). “I think the University is doing some project”: The challenge of convincing the NHS of the value of CA. Paper presented at ‘Discourse, communication, conversation: An anniversary conference’ March Conference. Loughborough: Loughborough University.

O’Reilly, M. and Parker, N. (2011). ‘The invisible paradigm war’: civil unrest within qualitative inquiry and the problems of sample saturation. Paper presented at ‘7th International Mixed Methods Conference; June Conference’: Leeds: Leeds University.

O’Reilly, M. (2007). Constructing children’s half-membership through question-answer sequences in family therapy. Paper presented at ‘Conversation Analysis of Questions and Answers: December conference’, Loughborough University.

O’Reilly, M. (2006). Methodology, epistemology and ontology: a micro investigation of the natural versus artificial debate. Paper presented at ‘Mixed Methods in Health Care: July conference’ Cambridge, HSHS: Fitzwilliam college.

O’Reilly, M. and Taylor, H. (2006). ‘T’ be ‘onest wiv ya: Explorations of orientations to honesty in the face of authority figures. Paper presented at ‘International Conference on Conversation Analysis: May conference: Helsinki University.

Anderson, L., Vostanis, P. and O’Reilly, M. (2005). ‘Three Year Follow-Up of a Family Support Service Cohort of Children with Behavioural Problems and their Parents: Parental perspectives.’ Poster presented at Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residential Meeting’: The Royal College of Psychiatrists. September Conference: Harrogate International Centre.

O’Reilly, M. (2005). ‘What Seems to be the Problem? Locating the Child as the Problem in Family Therapy’. Paper presented at ‘The Research Fair’ : June Fair in conjunction with Leicestershire NHS Trust.

Anderson, L., Vostanis, P., and O’Reilly, M. (2005). "Three-year follow-up of a family support service cohort of children with behavioural problems and their parents" Poster presented at ‘The Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Meeting’. June Conference: Edinburgh International Centre.

O’Reilly, M. (2003). The Complaining Client and the Troubled Therapist. Paper presented at ‘The Research Fair’: December fair in conjunction with Leicestershire NHS Trust.

O’Reilly, M. (2001). ‘Accidental Violence’: Constructing Disability and Responsibility in Family Therapy. Paper presented at ‘language and therapeutic interaction: International Conference in Discourse Analysis and Conversation Analysis.’ August Conference: Brunel University

Research

My research interests are broadly in the areas of

  • child mental health
  • psychiatric research
  • family therapy
  • qualitative methods

I have published many papers and books in this area. I have also undertaken numerous research projects exploring a range of mental disorders including autism (ASD), ADHD, and self-harm, as well as a range of therapeutic interventions such as family therapy and child psychiatry.

I have expertise in qualitative approaches, including advanced qualitative theory and methods, and tend to practice conversation analysis and discourse analysis. 

Research groups

I am the director of the Language and Interaction Research Assembly (LIRA), which is an interdisciplinary research group to support staff and postgraduate students with an interest in language-based approaches to research. This group has shown to be successful and has a growing list of members from across the university. You can find details of the group online.

I am the director of the international autism research group ‘Conversation Analysis Research in Autism’ (CARA). With the assistance of Dr Lester (Indiana University), I developed a new initiative to bring researchers and scholars together who had an interest in social interaction and autism, using methods such as discourse analysis and conversation analysis.

As director of this group, I convened a range of clinical professionals to form an expert clinical panel. You can find more details online.

Formal research memberships:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy: 33934

Member of the International Society for Conversation analysis (ISCA)

Member of the Association of Family Therapy (AFT)

Associate of the Taos Institute

Member of the NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands

Research reports

  1. Communicating with children

The report contains useful information for all professionals who work with children regarding useful ways of talking to children and engaging them. This report contains a number of empirical references which are available on request.

Successful grants

Evaluation of Prevent Innovation Projects

  • Home Office (2017) £29,552.19
  • Emma Palmer, Michelle O’Reilly, Rob Dover and John Maltby

Adolescent Vaping 'Careers': A Qualitative Study of the Usage Trajectories of 16–18-Year-Old E-Cigarette Users in England

  • CRUK (2017) £86,754.08
  • Jason Hughes, Michelle O’Reilly, Khalid Karim, Kahryn Hughes and John Goodwin

Increasing the understanding of autism in families from minority ethnic groups in Leicestershire

  • Carlton Hayes (2016) £12,066.07
  • Michelle O’Reilly and Khalid Karim

Social media and adolescent mental health: A preliminary qualitative exploration of the potential use of social media for promoting mental health and wellbeing among 12-18 year olds

  • Wellcome Trust (2015) £4160 (project reference: 109393/Z/15/Z)
  • Michelle O’Reilly, Paul Reilly, Panos Vostanis, Nisha Dogra, Jason Hughes, and Natasha Whiteman

Public Sector Failure Lessons for Healthcare Policy Makers

  • Health Foundation (2015) £94,629
  • Ceri Jones, John Maltby, Michelle O’Reilly, Heather Flowe, Ruth Hatcher, Emma Palmer

An exploratory pilot study on how clinicians assess for and diagnose comorbid conditions in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • LPT (2015) £12,240
  • Khalid Karim, Alvina Ali and Michelle O’Reilly

Child mental health and services

  • CLRN (2013) 7,500
  • Khalid Karim, Victoria Stafford and Michelle O’Reilly

An evaluation of child mental health assessments

  • CLRN (2012) £33,661
  • Michelle O’Reilly and Khalid Karim

‘Outreaching’ in child mental health: How best to get the message across to school children and young people

  • Children’s research fund (2012) £30,000
  • Nisha Dogra, Panos Vostanis, Michelle O’Reilly and Khalid Karim

Children of parents with chronic inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases: Experiences, needs and resources

  • ARUK (2012) £29,571.40 ref: 20161
  • Elizabeth Hale, George Kitas, Panos Vostanis and Michelle O’Reilly

Flexibility and sustainability: Application development related to clinical decision-making

  • CLRN (2011) £12,349.20 (project code: RM43G0178)
  • Michelle O’Reilly and Khalid Karim

‘Autism Research Development’

  • CLRN (2011) £32,553.24 (project code: RM43G0190)
  • Michelle O’Reilly and Khalid Karim

‘Pre-protocol award for Autism research’ National Institute for Health Research - £300 (2011) (Ref: RM62G0289/O’Reilly)

  • Michelle O’Reilly

Enhancing the care of children with ASD through technological provision for parents: PPl

  • NHS (2011) £8500 (project code: RM43G0201)
  • Khalid Karim, Michelle O’Reilly and Victoria Stafford

A portfolio of research in child mental health

  • CLRN (2011) £53591.64
  • Panos Vostanis, Nisha Dogra, Michelle O’Reilly, Khalid Karim and Nadzeya Svirydzenka

Decision making in child mental health assessments: A pilot study

  • Heart of England Hub: Mental Health Research Network. (2010) £13,000.02
  • Khalid Karim, and Michelle O’Reilly

A qualitative study of the views of clinicians involved in the on-call or acute mental health assessment of deliberate self-harm in children and adolescents

  • University of Leicester (2010) £1350
  • Khalid Karim, Hannah Fosker, and Michelle O’Reilly

MSc Evaluation

  • UK Research Network (2010) £30,000
  • Panos Vostanis with Nisha Dogra, Michelle O’Reilly and Khalid Karim

Cultural Diversity

  • CLRN, £80,000 (2009)
  • Panos Vostanis, Nisha Dogra, Michelle O’Reilly and Khalid Karim

'Disabling Essentialism': Accountability in Family Therapy: Issues of Disability, Complaints and Child Abuse

  • ESRC, (2000). £33,000
  • Michelle O’Reilly

Supervision

I would be interested in supervising any of the following areas in qualitative research or mixed methods:

  • Sociology of health and illness
  • Child mental health and childhood disorders
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Social media, media and mental health
  • Children and social interaction

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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for Bankfield House.