Institution: Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA, USA.
Supervisory team: formerly Professor Sara E. Goldstein (Montclair State University).
Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology.
Current research: Current work focuses on the role of social factors, such as social rejection, connectedness, exclusion, in the development of suicidal thoughts and behaviors across the lifespan. I am also currently working on a qualitative exploration of a large database of suicide notes and exploring the variation in suicide rates at the population level (i.e., states in the U.S.).
Can help with: I’m generally always available to talk through research projects and provide feedback, should it be desired. Additionally, having had a child the Fall of my first year in my Ph.D. program and working full-time while completing the degree, I am more than happy to discuss the difficulties of balancing life, work, and school with those who need to vent!
What’s essential to your well-being? My family – I have a soon-to-be three-year-old son (Frank) and a supportive and equally exhausted wife (Allison; who is trained and works as a mental health counsellor). A steaming hot pot of tea (Scottish Breakfast at morning, Earl Grey at night)! John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight. Ice Cream!!
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