All I want for Christmas is…

As Christmas draws closer by the day, we asked our members what was top of their academic Christmas list. There were some specific suggestions about research topics, with calls for more creative approaches, increased recognition of the value of qualitative and mixed methods research and the championing of more research looking at fluctuations in suicidal… Continue reading All I want for Christmas is…


Lakmini De Silva

Institution: South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Supervisory team: Professor Andrew Dawson, Professor Thilini Rajapakse, Professor Indika Gawarammana, Dr Sampath Thennakoon, and Dr Judi Kidger. Position: PhD Student Current research: A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy, acceptability and feasibility of a counselling intervention, delivered… Continue reading Lakmini De Silva


Piumee Bandara

Institution: Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia. Supervisory team: Professor Andrew Page, Professor Thilini Rajapakse, Dr Duleeka Knipe, Dr Lalith Senarathna. Position: PhD Student. Current research: Investigating the association between domestic violence and suicidal behaviour in Sri Lanka. Research interests: Social determinants of self-harm and suicide Community perceptions of domestic violence, self-harm and… Continue reading Piumee Bandara