Dr. Jennifer McMahon is a psychologist and educator. She will explore means of supporting students social emotional learning in schools on Friday 15th (click here for full Conference schedule). Jennifer joined UL in February 2013 and is Lecturer in Psychology and Inclusion in the School of Education. She has worked in the area of autism and mental health since 2006. Prior to joining UL she worked for Jigsaw – the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, firstly as a researcher in evaluating Jigsaw mental health services at a national level and then as a project manager to establish a Jigsaw in Limerick. As part of this work Jennifer was instrumental in conducting a large scale needs and resource analysis of youth mental health needs across Limerick. Jennifer’s research largely focuses on building capacity in teachers to promote students social and emotional well-being and support student mental health issues as they arise. She has been funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention and the Teaching Council for her work.