Aneta Žárská

Institution: City University, London, England.

Supervisory team: Professor Rose McCabe, Dr Kirsten Barnicot, Dr Mary Lavelle.

Position: PhD student.

Current research: I am interested in understanding how people respond to traumatic experiences and the relationship between trauma and suicidality/self-harm. My PhD research focuses on trauma-informed care in the emergency department for people who attend following a suicide attempt or an episode of self-harm.

Research interests:

  • People’s subjective experiences of suicidality, self-harm, and trauma
  • Suicide prevention and service improvement in emergency settings
  • The relationship between trauma and suicide
  • Trauma-informed and trauma-focused care
  • PTSD
  • Stigma

Can help with: I would love to discuss new ideas in the field of suicide and traumatic experiences. I’m always up for a chat about pathways to PhD as well as the struggles of coping during PhD and planning future career paths, be it research or clinical psychology. I believe I can help with qualitative research, systematic reviews, research proposals, and translating to/from Czech and Slovak.

What’s essential to your well-being? My cat Monkey (who annoys me constantly, but in a lovely way), plants and green spaces in general, true crime, history (I’m really interested in war and genocide, Holocaust especially), mystery/escape the room/logic games, swimming, painting (despite a total lack of talent), cooking new recipes, drinking wine, definitely sleeping!

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