Institution: Newcastle University.
Supervisory team: Dr Cathrine Degnen (Newcastle University); Dr Suzanne Moffatt (Newcastle University); Dr Tom Widger (Durham University).
Position: Doctoral Student.
Current research: Brothers and Sisters: Exploring the self-reported experiences and effects of losing a sibling to suicide in adult life.
Research interests: Suicide bereavement (specifically from sibling perspectives); Qualitative research and research methods (including researcher positioning and reflexivity in research); Motherhood and bereavement.
- Sutherland, H. (2016, May 12). Finding Meaning After a Suicide [Blog Post]. Retrieved from http://www.oursideofsuicide.com/2016/05/12/finding-meaning-suicide/
- Sutherland, H. (2016, December 19). Why I Haven’t ‘Canceled’ Christmas After My Brother’s Suicide [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://themighty.com/2016/12/celebrating-christmas-after-suicide-loss/
- Sutherland, H. (2016, September 6). How el Dia de los Muertos Has the Potential to Help Those Bereaved by Suicide [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://themighty.com/2016/09/how-dia-de-los-muertos-can-help-those-who-have-lost-someone-to-suicide/
- Sutherland, H. (2010). “It Ought To Be A Dream”: Archives and Establishing the History of BBC Light Entertainment Production, 197587. Critical Studies in Television, 5(2), 154–170. DOI: 10.7227/CST.5.2.18
Can help with: Suicide bereavement resources; ‘Lived experience’ and the researcher; Qualitative research methods (especially archival research and interviewing); Media History; BBC History; Comedy and Light Entertainment production studies.
What’s essential to your well-being? Swimming and running; Spending time with family and good friends, (and dogs!); And, of course, chocolate and Costa/Café Nero.
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