ECRs

Karyl Powell-Booth

Institution: 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… Continue reading Karyl Powell-Booth

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Johanna Spiers

Institution: University of Birmingham, England. Position: Research Fellow. Current research: I’m working with Ruth Riley and Hilary Causer on a qualitative study about the impact on and support needs of NHS staff who have been bereaved by suicide Research interests: Healthcare professionals’ wellbeing and mental health Living with chronic physical and/or mental health conditions Qualitative… Continue reading Johanna Spiers

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Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie

Institution: Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana. Supervisory team: Prof Allan House and Prof Mitch Waterman. Position: Lecturer. Current research: My current research explores the correlates and resilience factors related to self-harm and suicidal behaviours among pregnant adolescent girls in Ghana, and implications for intervention and prevention. Research interests: In-school and hard-to-reach adolescents’ lived… Continue reading Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie

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Nicole Devlin

Institution: Queen’s University Belfast (School of Nursing & Midwifery), Northern Ireland. Supervisory team: Dr Karen Galway and Dr Mark Linden. Position: PhD Student. Current research: I am interested in the role of resilience and post-traumatic growth, as protective mitigating factors of suicide. My PhD is to explore these mechanisms in the context of exposure to… Continue reading Nicole Devlin

ECRs

Tiago C. Zortea

Institution: Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research, University of Oxford, England. Supervisory team: Professor Paul Salkovskis. Position: Trainee Clinical Psychologist. Current research: Early and current determinats of vulnerability for suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Research interests: Vulnerability for suicidal thoughts and behaviours; attachment relationship crisis and coping mechanisms; brief intervention for suicidal crisis; evidence-based… Continue reading Tiago C. Zortea

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Marianne Webb

Institution: University of Melbourne, Australia (Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences). Supervisory team: Associate Professor Jo Robinson. Position: Research Fellow. Current research: I am currently co-developing best-practice guidelines for young people and researchers to involve young people with lived experience in suicide research. My PhD investigated the co-design and… Continue reading Marianne Webb

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Sarah Davis

Institution: University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Peter Taylor, Tracy Epton and Isabelle Hunt. Position: PhD Student. Current research: This PhD research is designed to build on the existing literature about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI); my PhD project will be called “An empirical exploration of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI): Development and validation of a measure for addictive… Continue reading Sarah Davis

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Karen Lascelles

Institution: Oxford Health NHS FT and Oxford Brookes University, England. Supervisory team: Professor Jane Appleton, Professor Debra Jackson, Dr Zoe Davey for my professional doctorate and professor Keith Hawton for Trust based research. Position: Professional Doctorate student and Nurse Consultant with a research component to my role. Current research: The experiences and support needs of adults… Continue reading Karen Lascelles

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Esmira Ropaj

Institution: University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Dr Daniel Pratt, Professor Gillian Haddock. Position: Clinical Psychologist in Training. Current research: I am currently running a project which seeks to understand how we conceptualise recovery from suicidal thoughts and behaviours as well as what factors are important in supporting recovery. The project is looking to hear from… Continue reading Esmira Ropaj

Research

Does one size fit all? Adapting Safety Planning Intervention with and for autistic adults

By Emma Nielsen. There is always a to-do list on my desk. It is usually scrawled across a scrap piece of paper, often elaborately highlighted and probably makes little sense to anyone else. But it is always there and it makes sense to me. It means that in times when I am overwhelmed or bouncing… Continue reading Does one size fit all? Adapting Safety Planning Intervention with and for autistic adults

Events, Suicide Prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) and many of our netECR members have come together to provide a collection of new blog covering a range of topics related to suicide and self-harm. The articles present a wide collection of views, experiences, and perspectives on suicide and self-harm including themes around research, lived… Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

Research

Anxiety and Buddhism: How meditation bridges the gap

By Madhav Bhargav. It was 16:30 pm on a Friday evening and I was standing beneath the neon light patiently waiting on my turn to be called in for an interview for a PhD position. I began to feel a tingling sensation flow through my body. It was excitement, contentment, fear of failing and the… Continue reading Anxiety and Buddhism: How meditation bridges the gap

Research

The self-harm/suicide field: Collective action, personal hope

By Katherine Brown. World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2021 is upon us. Although this day is already one which unites people across the globe in reflection, this year’s theme - ‘Creating hope through action’ – has especially got me thinking. WSPD was established eighteen years ago. I’ve been in the field of self-harm/suicide for a… Continue reading The self-harm/suicide field: Collective action, personal hope

Research

Suicide Ideation: A pivotal precursor to understanding suicide in young adults

By Madhav Bhargav. Natural selection will never produce in a being any structure more injurious than beneficial to that being, for natural selection acts solely by and for the good of each. No organ will be formed for the purpose of causing pain or for doing an injury to its possessor.Charles Darwin Recently, more humans… Continue reading Suicide Ideation: A pivotal precursor to understanding suicide in young adults

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Where protocol meets pragmatism: Learnings from a large suicide prevention research project in Australian schools

By Eleanor Bailey. My team has spent the better part of the past two years trying to get our large school-based suicide prevention project off the ground here in Melbourne. The project is titled “Multimodal Approach to Preventing Suicide in Schools” (or MAPSS for short), and is currently in its second of five years. For… Continue reading Where protocol meets pragmatism: Learnings from a large suicide prevention research project in Australian schools

Research

The ethics of suicide research and why sharing data is important

By Wouter van Ballegooijen. From the perspective of an idealistic researcher, research in the field of suicide prevention has obvious merit. Understanding this subject and what works to prevent it will eventually lead to better help and care for individuals who are at-risk. Potentially, we can save lives. There are important ethical questions to consider… Continue reading The ethics of suicide research and why sharing data is important

Research

(An update on) 3 things we need to know to reduce suicide rates in autistic people

By Mirabel Pelton. As a society, we urgently need to prioritise the wellbeing of autistic people [A] to reduce suicide rates.  In this blog, I update the three areas that I first wrote about for #WSPD 2019.  To address this hidden crisis, I argue, we need to continue to report prevalence rates, but we also… Continue reading (An update on) 3 things we need to know to reduce suicide rates in autistic people

Suicide Prevention

The Census makes no sense: Count us in

By Martina McGrath. Rebels, misfits, outsiders, troublemakers and agitators have a lot to answer for. People with a lived experience of ‘difference’ throughout history have always been the movers and shakers of significant and often times transformative social change. In Australia, one recent example of this came when Australia voted for marriage equality in 2017.… Continue reading The Census makes no sense: Count us in

Suicide Prevention

Let us shift the focus of suicide prevention away from the individual and to the society

By John Gunn. In 1971 the anti-litter organization Keep America Beautiful released the “Crying Indian” ad. In it, Iron Eyes Cody, an actor dressed in Native American clothing, paddles a canoe along a waterway that is polluted. As he arrives on shore, a bag is thrown from a passing car and it explodes, scattering more… Continue reading Let us shift the focus of suicide prevention away from the individual and to the society

Suicide Prevention

When the world is already turned upside down: Grief and bereavement during a pandemic

By Laura del Carpio. When COVID-19 hit and the world was suddenly turned upside down, I was in the middle of transcribing a series of interviews as part of my research. This work looks at the experiences of adolescents who have faced a bereavement (i.e. the death of someone significant) by suicide or other causes,… Continue reading When the world is already turned upside down: Grief and bereavement during a pandemic