Kristine VU is a doctoral researcher at NUI Galway and an associate researcher at the DCU Anti-Bullying Centre. She is originally from Canada with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a mental health counsellor, she is interested in merging her counselling and research skills to develop as a researcher in the areas of youth mental health and school support. Her PhD research will look at adolescents’, teachers, counsellors’ and parents’ perspectives on school support for cyberbullying. She is particularly interested in qualitative research methodologies and using these to understand how support for cyberbullying and bullying can be improved for victims. She is also interested in participatory approaches to research.