Martina McGrath

Institution: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, University of Queensland, Australia.

Supervisory team: Professor Robert Bland and Dr John Drayton.

Position: PhD Student.

Current research: My research study seeks to  understand how, when, with whom, why or even why not trained suicide prevention peer workers navigate and manage disclosure in their workplaces. I am also an ECR for the Lived Experience Special Interest Group (SIG) of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), and member of the Suicide Prevention Australia’s Research Advisory Committee.

Research interests:

  • Suicide prevention and mental health
  • Lived experience and peer workers
  • Lived experience workforce
  • Disclosure
  • Discrimination and stigma

Recent publications:

  • Hawgood, J., Rimkeviciene, J., Gibson, M., McGrath, M., & Edwards, B. (2020). Reasons for living among those with lived experience entering the suicide prevention workforce. Death Studies, 1-6.
  • Hawgood, J., Gibson, M. & McGrath, M. (2018). Evaluation of the Roses in the Ocean Lived Experience Training Programs. Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University, Brisbane.

Can help with: Happy in the first instance to start connecting and discussing work in various countries.

What’s essential to your well-being? Outside of work: my photography and heading off in my car on the weekend to a coast with camera gear and no fixed plans, I love cooking and it is a form of self care, coffee or brunch with friends, yoga and meditation.

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