ECRs

Kamelia Harris

Institution: Division of Psychology and Mental Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Dr Patricia Gooding, Dr Sarah Peters, Professor Gillian Haddock Position: PhD Student. Current research: My research interests relate to understanding the development and treatment of schizophrenia-spectrum mental health problems and suicidal experiences. My PhD investigates the relationships between psychological… Continue reading Kamelia Harris

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Olivia Rogerson

Institution: Health and Social Psychology Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Leeds, England. Supervisory team: Professor Daryl O’Connor (Leeds) and Professor Rory O’Connor (Glasgow). Position: ESRC 1+3 PhD student, currently in the +1 master’s year. Current research: My PhD research aims to explore the mechanisms underpinning childhood trauma, chronic stress and suicide. I am interested… Continue reading Olivia Rogerson

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Mirabel Pelton

Institution: Centre for Innovative Research Across the Life Course, Coventry University. Supervisory team: Dr Sarah Cassidy, Dr Ashley Robertson, Dr Jacqui Rodgers, Dr Hayley Crawford. Position: PhD Student. Current research: I am interested in understanding the mechanisms of suicidal thoughts and behaviours amongst autistic people. Research interests: Suicide in autism spectrum conditions The influence of autistic… Continue reading Mirabel Pelton

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Olivia Kirtley

Institution: Center for Contextual Psychiatry, KU Leuven, Belgium. Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Current research: I am broadly interested in the roles of pain and emotion regulation in psychological distress, and specifically in self-harm and suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Currently, I am leading SIGMA, a large-scale, longitudinal study of adolescent mental health and development, using experience… Continue reading Olivia Kirtley

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Faraz Mughal

Institution: Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, England. Supervisory team: Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, Dr Lisa Dikomitis, and Dr Opeyemi Babatunde. Position: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) In-Practice Fellow, General Practitioner, and MPhil student. Current research: I am currently studying the management of self-harm in primary care. I am nearing completion of a… Continue reading Faraz Mughal

Research

“They aren’t all like that”: Perceptions of clinical services, as told by self-harm online communities

New research by A. Jess Williams, Emma Nielsen & Neil Coulson explores views about clinical services as expressed self-harm online communities, in order to understand which services are being used and why? Check out the full paper: “They aren’t all like that”: Perceptions of clinical services, as told by self-harm online communities. Featuring Photo by… Continue reading “They aren’t all like that”: Perceptions of clinical services, as told by self-harm online communities

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Leanne Cook

Institution: Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust / University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Dr Sarah Peters, Yvonne Awenat, Prof Gillian Haddock and Dr Trish Gooding. Position: Research Assistant Current research: I’m currently working on the CARMS Project (Cognitive AppRoaches to CoMbatting Suicidatilty) which explores the efficacy of a new psychological therapy for people who… Continue reading Leanne Cook

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Catharina Voss

Institution: Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (Chair of Behavioural Epidemiology). Supervisory team: Professor Katja Beesdo-Baum. Position: Research assistant and PhD Student. Current research: I am interested in understand epidemiological basics of suicidal behaviours like ideation, plan and attempt as well as their association with short-term mood and behaviour dynamics in daily life. Thereby, my PhD give… Continue reading Catharina Voss

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Jessica Leather

Institution: Division of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Professor Chris Armitage, Professor Nav Kapur and Professor Stephen Campbell. Position: PhD Student Current research: My project aims to explore healthcare professionals’ experiences encountering patients at risk of self-harm, and to understand the barriers to implementing NICE guidelines for self-harm prevention. Research… Continue reading Jessica Leather

Interviews

Interview: Career advice from Nav Kapur

Nav Kapur is Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health at the Centre for Mental Health & Safety, at The University of Manchester and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.      What are your main research interests? My career has been focused on suicide prevention research but with… Continue reading Interview: Career advice from Nav Kapur