Research Assistant, Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne

Sadhbh Byrne is a research assistant with Dr Jo Robinson's suicide prevention research team at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Prior to starting at Orygen, Sadhbh completed her PhD research at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she examined parents’ and peers’ detection of early signs of depression displayed by a young person in distress, and analysed the factors that were associated with different support-giving responses. Her PhD was supported by a competitive Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded by the Irish Research Council.


  • –present
    Research Assistant, Suicide Prevention, Orygen Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2017
    Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin


    Trinity College Dublin, PhD in Psychology (in completion)
  • 2016 
    Trinity College Dublin, Postgraduate Certificate in Statistics
  • 2013 
    Trinity College Dublin, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology


  • 2015
    Mental Health Literacy and Help-Giving Responses in Irish Adolescents, Journal of Adolescent Research

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Youth Mental Health
  • Children's Research Network