Michaela (Kayla) Cooley

Institutions: Loss & Grief Research Group & Health Education & Social Research Group (HEALR), Technological University of the Shannon, Ireland.

Supervisory team: Dr. Frank Houghton & Jennifer Moran Stritch.

Position: PhD Student.

Current research: I am currently looking at the intersection of internet communities and suicide. I am focused on suicide methods, locations of suicide and dyadic death.

Research Interests:

  • Suicide methods
  • Social geography
  • Dyadic Death
  • LGBTQIA issues & culture
  • Dark tourism
  • Mass media
  • Internet Culture
  • Transdisciplinary working

Can help with: I have been studying, teaching and working in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention since 2016 and am always interested in working on projects that look at translating theory into practice. I have experience in policy, practice and procedure development as well as training/course/workshop development. I am also co-founding director & chair of a suicide non-profit and am always happy to help individuals new to the non-profit sector. I also have experience in developing and managing interactive and engaged virtual communities.

What’s essential to your well-being? I’m a simple woman, I like coffee, reading, I’ll try (and probably enjoy) any outdoor activity, very specific tv shows that I’ll just rewatch over and over, music.

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