Anastasia Izotova

Institutions: Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology (PaGE) group, Nic Waals Institute, Lovisenberg Diakonal Hospital, Oslo, Norway. PhD student/program at the Psychology Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway

Supervisory team: Dr. Robyn Wootton, Associate Professor Alexandra Havdahl, Associate Professor Line Indrevoll Stänicke.

Position: PhD Student.

Current research: Understanding the aetiology of Childhood self-HARM in the general population: An epidemiological approach (CHARM project) – prevalence in general population, early childhood; protective and risk factors.

Research Interests:

  • Protective factors and resilience
  • Genetic liability of self-harm and suicide
  • Destigmatization of self-harm
  • Early self-harm and suicide prevention
  • Self-harm in minority groups

Can help with: Research experience as research assistant and trainee in Germany and Norway; previous work (during studies) in research related to patient-centred care, psycho-oncology; experience with SPSS, JASP, different literature management programs; learning R and (Behavioural) Genetics; self-harm in early childhood.

What’s essential to your well-being? In work: open exchange of ideas, regular meetings with supervisors, flexibility and ability to create my own work schedule and routines, always learning something new. Outside of work: coffee and chat with friends, travelling, concerts and concert photography, creative writing, fjords.

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