Diarmuid has represented physiotherapy and pain in many committees including past chair of the Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA), committee member for the NICE chronic pain guidelines (NG193), and CRPS UK. He is passionate about advocacy and involvement and is a committee member of Footsteps Festival, and the Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA).
Diarmuid is currently doing a PhD (part time) researching living with pain using liminality as a lens. He is interested in supporting people who have pain-related medication issues, and separately the potential of nature-based therapy (Blue, and Green Mind approaches). He has published research in peer reviewed journals. He developed and led a module on Self-Management of Pain for UCL MSc in Pain. He is an accredited trainer for Narrative medicine/Conversations Inviting Change. He led development of a co-produced Psychologically informed collaborative conversations training programme (PIC-C).