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    United Kingdom

1993 …2019
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Personal profile

Interests

I am interested in the Genetic Epidemiology of Psychosis and Substance Misuse. This involves using molecular and epidemiological approaches to look at the complex causal pathways for psychiatric illnes I am also interested in the overlap between movement disorder and psychiatric symptoms and the use of stratified medicine approaches to treatment of psychosis.I am a consultant Psychiatrist in the Belfast HSC Trust and am part of a resettlement team that is responsible for the community rehabilitation of patients with long term illness. I am interested in developing measures of Recovery in this group of Patients, we have been funded by the DHSSPSNI to do a Rapid Review of these measures. I have an interest in Creativity and Mental Health and have been part of a HTA funded trial of Art Therapy. I I'm a member of a Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network subgroup interested in Arts In Health

Teaching

 
I teach and help organise the undergraduate medical course in Psychiatry. I have recently Produced a reportreviewing the  delivery of teaching at an undergraduate level in conjunction with a representative group of Psychatrists from Northern Ireland. We have produced a report with a number of suggestions  as a result of focus group work with undergraduates and Psychatrists. I also teach on the psychopharmacology course in third year.  I have organised aStudent Selected Component on Creativity and Mental illness.
 
I am the organiser  of the postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health, This is a course which is run twice a year and attract up to 60 Foundation year and GP trainees. Unlike other parts of the United Kingdom Northern Ireland does not have a recruitment problem in psychiaty. The undergraduate program and the postgraduate diploma are recognised as important factors in recruitment and retention.
 

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Projects 2014 2015

Research Output 1993 2019

74 Downloads (Pure)

A polygenic resilience score moderates the genetic risk for schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium & O'Neill, F., 06 Sep 2019, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Schizophrenia
Disease Resistance
Penetrance
Genomics
Psychiatry
public health
evidence
narrative interview
taxonomy
act
10 Citations (Scopus)

Gene expression imputation across multiple brain regions provides insights into schizophrenia risk

CommonMind Consortium & O'Neill, F., 01 Apr 2019, In : Nature Genetics. 51, 4, p. 659-674 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genome-Wide Association Study
Prefrontal Cortex
Schizophrenia
Tay-Sachs Disease
Gene Expression
1 Citation (Scopus)

Genomic Relationships, Novel Loci, and Pleiotropic Mechanisms across Eight Psychiatric Disorders

Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. Electronic address: plee0@mgh.harvard.edu & O'Neill, F., 12 Dec 2019, In : Cell. 179, 7, p. 1469-1482.e11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychiatry
Genes
Tourette Syndrome
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Anorexia Nervosa

Activities 1998 2019

“Art for the senses”

Francis O'Neill (Participant)
29 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRIC GENETICS SAN DIEGO 2019

Francis O'Neill (Member of programme committee)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

External Examiner for PhD at Glasgow University

Francis O'Neill (Examiner)
2018

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

British Medical Association (External organisation)

Francis O'Neill (Advisor)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

Press / Media

Mind over Matter Irish News Column

Francis O'Neill

15/08/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other