ECRs

John F. Gunn III

Institution: Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA. Supervisory team: Professor Sara E. Goldstein. Position: Postdoctoral Associate. Current research: Current work focuses on the role of social factors, such as social rejection, connectedness, exclusion, in the development of suicidal thoughts and behaviours across the lifespan. I am also working on collecting data on the Social Pain Model… Continue reading John F. Gunn III

ECRs

Holly Dale

Institution: Division of Psychology & Mental Health, University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Dr. Patricia Gooding; Prof. Gillian Haddock. Position: PhD Student Current research: Working Thesis Title: 'Investigating the inter-relationships between serious mental illness, stigma, substance misuse and suicidal thoughts and acts'. My PhD is interested in how someone’s mental health issues (specifically, schizophrenia), substance… Continue reading Holly Dale

Research, Uncategorized

The value of qualitative research methods in suicide prevention/suicidal behaviour research

By Isabela Troya. Suicide and suicidal behaviour are complex and multifactorial, influenced by a range of different determinants. Despite the complexity of suicidal behaviour, the approach taken within the field of suicidology in research has been mostly dominated by a single research design: quantitative methods. Hjelmeland and Knizek [1] have already documented the lack of… Continue reading The value of qualitative research methods in suicide prevention/suicidal behaviour research

Interviews

Interview: Career advice from Heidi Hjelmeland

Professor Heidi Hjelmeland currently works at the Department of Mental Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. What are your research interests? They have changed quite a lot over the years. I started off my career as a mainstream quantitative, risk factor researcher but realised quickly that this won’t get me far in terms of… Continue reading Interview: Career advice from Heidi Hjelmeland

Suicide Prevention

When and where to look for help? Student mental health challenges in Croatia

By Lana Bojanić. Mental health of university students has been a hot topic in the last couple of years, both in research and in public domain, and for a good reason. The fact that the usual university age coincides with the age of onset of almost two-thirds of mental health problems, makes it vital to… Continue reading When and where to look for help? Student mental health challenges in Croatia

Uncategorized

Lana Bojanić

Institution: University of Manchester, Division of Psychology and Mental Health, NCISH, England. Position: Research Assistant Current research: I am currently assisting on a feasibility study looking into the feasibility of an investigation into the frequency and nature of contact with substance misuse services prior to suicide at the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety… Continue reading Lana Bojanić