Sue Redmond, PhD.,

I am a specialist in adolescent development with over 15 years experience of working with teenagers and families. I meet with young people, parents and adults who face a range of personal challenges including anxiety, low mood, depression, motivation, relationships difficulties, sexual health and challenging behaviour. I also meet with young people who want to explore their opportunities and challenges around leadership, purpose and sport.

Supporting Professional Development

I develop resources and train professionals to better meet the needs of children, families and their communities. I focus on national programmes and policies aimed at social change. To-date I have developed 15 resources to support professional development in human behaviour change across areas such as leadership, wellbeing, sexual violence prevention, offending behaviour, entrepreneurship, politics and sports performance.

Past Projects

  • New SPHE Curriculum

    New National Junior Certificate curriculum for Social Personal and Health Education focusing on Wellbeing & Mental and Relationships & Sexuality Programme.

  • Child & Youth Participation

    Developed the National Strategy for Child & Youth Participation and accompanying Culture Change Toolkit and Training for 4,000 staff within Tusla (Irelands, Child & Family Agency).

  • Research

    Research on parenting, domestic violence and homelessness. Education consultant for UNESCO, delivered training and research projects internationally in Africa, India, USA, UK, Ukraine & Middle-East.

  • Relationships & Sexuality

    Developed resources for Health Service Executive on Relationships & Sexuality education for parents of children and young people. Developed a Positive Sexual Health Programme for Youth Work Ireland.

  • Sexual Violence Prevention

    Developed 'The Manuela Programme' as part of a consortium with all Rape Crisis Centres, the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, Tusla. This project then secured funding at European level.

  • Youth Leadership & Climate Justice

    Developed Youth Leadership & Community Action programme for NUIG. Developed 'Our Fair Planet' Climate Justice programme for Youth Work Ireland.

Professional Qualifications

PhD in Youth Leadership, Resilience & Social Support. Masters in Health Education & Promotion. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher. Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living Teacher. Dip in Business & Executive Coaching. Dip in Youth & Community Work. BSc Science - Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Psychology.