Dr. Leonor Rodríguez is a postdoctoral researcher at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. She has experience in health and clinical psychology working with families, children and adolescents who experience chronic illness and completed a Maters in Clinical and Health Psychology in her native Costa Rica. Leonor completed her PhD in the School of Psychology, NUI Galway; her PhD dissertation was titled, ‘Understanding adolescent adjustment to maternal cancer: A study of personal experiences and psychological factors that promote adjustment’. As a postdoctoral researcher in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Leonor has carried out research and evaluation in the area of children and family support for the Irish Child and Family Agency as well as with Rethink Ireland with an emphasis on programmes to promote mental health in children and adolescents. Leonor is interested in research methodologies, research ethics, data analytics and the translation of research findings into policy and practice to improve well-being and promote social change.