Prianka Padmanathan

Institution: Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, England.

Supervisory team: Professor Paul Moran, Professor David Gunnell, Professor Matthew Hickman.

Position: PhD Student

Current research: My PhD explores suicide amongst people with alcohol and opioid dependence.

Research interests:

  • Risk factors for suicide and self-harm amongst people with addictions
  • Public health policies and interventions to reduce suicide.

Recent Publications:

  • Padmanathan, P., et al. 2018. Suicide and self-harm related Internet use amongst hospital-presenting patients: a cross-sectional study and clinician focus groups. Crisis. 39(6).
  • Mew, E.*, Padmanathan, P.*, et al. 2017. The global burden of fatal self-poisoning with pesticides 2006-15: systematic review and update on recent trends. Journal of Affective Disorders. 219. *Equal contribution
  • Knipe, D.*, Padmanathan, P*., et al. 2017. Regional variation in suicide rates in Sri Lanka between 1955 and 2011: a spatial and temporal analysis. BMC Public Health. 17:193. *Equal contribution
  • Padmanathan, P., De Silva, M.J. 2013. The acceptability and feasibility of task-sharing mental health care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Social Science and Medicine. 97:82-86

Can help with: Ethics applications, systematic reviews. I’m going to be using Stata and CPRD a fair bit during my PhD, so hopefully will be able to help with that in the future.

What’s essential to your well-being? Spending time with people, hearing about their experiences and reflections, discovering new perspectives, trying to be creative, good food, exercise.

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