A. Jess Williams

Institution: University of Birmingham (Institute of Mental Health, School of Psychology) and University of Nottingham (Self-Harm Research Group, School of Psychology), England.

Supervisory team: Dr Maria Michail, Prof Jon Arcelus, Prof Ellen Townsend.

Position: PhD Student.

Current research: My PhD explores internalised stigma and shame within LGBTQ+ young people and this influence on their suicide and self-harm behaviour.

Research interests:

  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • Help-seeking behaviour
  • Stigma

  • LGBTQ populations

  • Public engagement

Key Publications:

  • Williams, A. J., Nielsen, E., & Coulson, N. S. (2018). “They aren’t all like that”: Perceptions of clinical services, as told by self-harm online communities. Journal of health psychology, 1359105318788403.
  • Black, N., Williams, A. J., Javornik, N., Scott, C., Johnston, M., Eisma, M. C., … & de Bruin, M. (2018). Enhancing behavior change technique coding methods: Identifying behavioral targets and delivery styles in smoking cessation trials. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Can help with: Generally around for chats, discussions of pathways to PhD and other research roles. Qualitative research. Systematic reviews.

What’s essential to your well-being? Access to fluffy creatures. Wanders around expanses of water or up hills. Live comedy and music. Lab trips to the pub. DnD sessions.

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