Daraine joined the ESRI in February 2017 and worked as a Research Assistant in Growing Up in Ireland until November 2018. Daraine holds a B.A. in Psychology (2015) and an MSc in Psychological Science (2016), both awarded by UCD. She is currently completing a PhD in UCD as part of the YOULEAD doctoral training programme. Her PhD is focusing on the attitudes and experiences of families in seeking access to mental health services for adolescents.