Ciaran is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in The Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. He is the Director of IMPACT, the Trust’s Mental Health Research Centre and a visiting professor to University of Ulster. He also manages specialist mental health psychology services, including the only youth psychosis prevention team in the island of Ireland. His area of specialism is in psychological intervention and service provision to those diagnosed with severe mental health problems. His particular research interest over the past 20 years has been on the effect that trauma has on the presentation of these disorders.