Karyl Powell-Booth

Karyl Powell-BoothInstitution: Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Supervisory team: Profs. Rory O’Connor & Hamish McLeod.

Position: ECR.

Current research: I want to better understand the factors that lead persons to engage in suicidal behaviour – especially those in low- and middle-income countries. The focus of my thesis was an exploration of risk and protective factors of suicide and self-harm in Jamaica.

Research interests:

  • Lived experiences of persons who have attempted suicide
  • Coping and resilience among frontline workers
  • Help seeking behaviour of families bereaved by suicide
  • The language we use to discuss self-harm and suicide

Recent Publications:

  • Boduszek, D., Debowska, A., Ochen, E. A., Fray, C., Nanfuka, E. K., Powell-Booth, K., Turyomurugyendo, F., Nelson, K., Harvey, R., Willmott, D., & Mason, S. J. (2021). Prevalence and correlates of non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt among children and adolescents: Findings from Uganda and Jamaica. Journal of Affective Disorders, 283.

  • Powell-Booth, K., la Haye, W. de, & Longman-Mills, S. (2016). Impact of cannabis on the neurocognitive performance of Jamaican adolescents. Mental Health and Addiction Research, 1(4).

Can help with: I’m generally always open to talking things through or being a person to listen. More specifically I can help with offering advice to persons who are pursuing their PhD especially those who are doing so outside of their home country.

What’s essential to your well-being? Outside of work: taking a walk, enjoying nature, listening to music, playing the piano, reading. In work: the advice and support received from netECR pals and knowing when to call it a day and go home.

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