Jessica Stubbing

Jessica StubbingInstitution: Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, The Institute of Living, United States.

Supervisory team: Dr David Tolin and Dr Gretchen Diefenbach.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow.

Current research: I am interested in how we can improve our understanding and treatments for suicidal thoughts and behaviours through working alongside our most vulnerable and under-served populations, particularly young people. I am currently completing my post-doctoral fellowship funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on a randomised controlled trial of a suicide prevention treatment.

Research interests:

  • Youth participation, particularly in treatment/workforce/service development and improvement
  • How young people understand and communicate about suicide and high-risk mental health challenges
  • Treatment development and dissemination including novel and digital interventions
  • Comorbidities

Recent Publications:

  • Stubbing, J., & Gibson, K. (2019). Young people’s explanations for youth suicide in New Zealand: A thematic analysis. Journal of Youth Studies, 22(4), 520-532.

  • Stubbing, J., & Gibson, K. (2021). Can we build ‘Somewhere that you want to go?’: Conducting collaborative mental health service design with New Zealand’s young people. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19), 9983.

Can help with: I love to collaborate and work through ideas with people at all stages in their career. My favourite subjects are advocacy, promoting lived experience voices, and qualitative/mixed methods research.

What’s essential to your well-being? Down-time to focus on connecting with the people I love and my hobbies! I love expressing my creative side through writing, theatre, and cooking. My favourite way to spend a weekend is hiking with my partner, Jack, and enjoying a home-cooked meal together.

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