Deirdre is a co-founder of ICEP Europe and member of PSI and the European Network for Positive Psychology. Before joining ICEP Europe, Deirdre was principal clinical psychologist in the Eastern Regional Health Authority. Deirdre is also the co-author of the Stay Safe Programme, a nationally implemented child protection programme which is now a mandatory part of the primary school curriculum in Ireland. Deirdre has developed a range of online undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including an MA with the University of East London. Among Deirdre’s special interests are inclusion, resilience and wellbeing and applied positive psychology. Deirdre lectures on special needs and psychology for ICEP Europe and teaches on collaborative programmes with Dublin City University, Leeds Beckett and the University of East London. She is involved in research on resilience and wellbeing, complex needs and inclusion.