Tiago C. Zortea

Institution: Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Supervisory team: Professor Rory O’Connor.

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher.

Current research: Early and current determinats of vulnerability for suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Research interests: Vulnerability for suicidal thoughts and behaviours; attachment relationship crisis and coping mechanisms; brief intervention for suicidal crisis; evidence-based treatment for suicide risk; masculinity and suicide; theoretical models of suicidal behaviour; innovative methodological and analytical techniques to understand mental health and suicidal behaviour; public policies for suicide prevention; intervention for suicidal behaviour applied to public health systems; history, philosophy, and anthropology of suicidal behaviour.

Recent Publications:

  • Zortea, T. C., Dickson, A., Gray, C. M., O’Connor, R. C. (2019). Associations between experiences of disrupted attachments and suicidal thoughts and behaviours: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 235, 112408.
  • Zortea, T. C., Gray, C. M., O’Connor, R. (2019). Adult attachment: Investigating the factor structure of the Relationship Scales Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Psychology, early view.
  • Zortea, T. C., Gray, C. M., O’Connor, R. (In Press). The relationship between adult attachment and suicidal thoughts and behaviours: A systematic review. Archives of Suicide Research.

Can help with: Scientific events leadership and organisation skills; methodological aspects of conducting a systematic review; correspondence analysis; graphic and visual communication for written and oral presentations; IPA; research proposals; SPSS; baby steps on R; WordPress; Mendeley.

What’s essential to your well-being?  Jazz, photography, travelling, graphic design, dancing, red wine, cooking, typewriters, letters, gym, postcards, arts, chatting with friends, and quite few other things.

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