Award: Fulbright Irish TechImpact Scholar Award
Institution: University College Dublin
Dr Ruth Melia is a Clinical Psychologist graduated from NUI Maynooth and Trinity College Dublin. She collaborates on a joint research project with the IT Department at NUI Galway where she is also adjunct lecturer in clinical psychology. Ruth works with the HSE West and is co-founder of CAATCH, a suicide prevention initiative. As a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar, Ruth will research the use of mHealth technologies in suicide prevention at the Suicide Prevention Research Laboratory, Stanford University.