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Research Interests

My research experience spans across a range of projects and methodologies. I have experience of working on Randomised Controlled Trials, clinical drug trials, and exploratory research with mixed methods design. I have experience in project management and have recently managed a large-scale NIHR project from start to completion. I have also led certain components of each trial I worked on.

I am skilled in the use of qualitative research methods in particular. Through my doctoral research and previous positions in QUB, I have extensive experience in conducting semi-structured interviews, narrative interviews, participant observation and focus groups.

My subject specialism is in the area of drug and alcohol research and I am experienced in engaging and undertaking research with vulnerable populations. My research interests include substance use and risk, interventions, evaluations and trial methodologies.



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Projects 2015 2015

Research Output 2010 2019

public health
narrative interview
Open Access

Variations and Determinants of Novel Psychoactive Substance Use: Implications for Policy and Practice:

Higgins, K., O'Neill, N., O'Hara, L., Jordan, J-A., McCann, M., O’Neill, T., Clarke, M., O'Neill, T. & Campbell, A., 12 Aug 2019, In : Public Health Research. 7, 14, p. 1 50 p., vol 7 issue 14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2015 2017

  • 3 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

NIHR - application review (Event)

Nina O'Neill (Peer reviewer)
Aug 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Behavioral Sciences (Journal)

Nina O'Neill (Peer reviewer)
Aug 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Contemporary Drug Problems (Journal)

Nina O'Neill (Peer reviewer)
Apr 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

New Drugs Seminar: ESRC

Nina O'Neill (Participant)
05 Feb 2016

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

Oregon Health and Science University

Nina O'Neill (Visiting researcher)
05 Jun 201515 Aug 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution