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Somto Chike-Obuekwe

Institution: University of Huddersfield, West yorkshire, England. Supervisory team: Dr Hayley Gorton and Dr Nicola Gray. Position: PhD Student. Current research: I am interested in understanding how the pharmacy can contribute in preventing suicide in Low Middle Income Countries. My research is aimed at creating awareness in suicide, prompting the training of pharmacist in being… Continue reading Somto Chike-Obuekwe

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Parvathy Ramesh

Institution: Division of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Professor Catherine Robinson, Dr Rebecca McPhillips, Dr Kirsten Windfuhr. Position: PhD Student. Current research: I am researching suicide and self-harm among Indian women. My PhD project will focus on gender-specific risk and protective factors in India and will examine how the sociocultural and… Continue reading Parvathy Ramesh

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Morgan Buerke

Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, United States. Supervisory team: Katalin Szanto, MD. Position: Prospective PhD student. Current research: I am interested in risk factors for suicide (specifically modifiable risk factors, such as rumination and cognitive biases). Research interests: Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour, Depression Rumination, cognitive biases, heuristics Recent Publications: Perry, M.* & Buerke, M.*,… Continue reading Morgan Buerke

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Emma Wilson

Institution: Centre for Society and Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, England. Supervisory team: Professor Craig Morgan, Dr Charlotte Gayer-Anderson, Dr Colette Hirsch. Position: PhD student. Current research: My PhD research is looking at the role of peer victimisation (traditional bullying and cyberbullying) and a support-seeking coping style in the… Continue reading Emma Wilson

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Molly McCarthy

Institution: Suicide and Self-Harm Research Group, School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, England. Supervisory team: Dr Pooja Saini, Prof Taj Nathan, Dr Jason Mclntyre. Position: PhD Student. Current research: PhD Thesis Title: Configuration and utilisation of the clinical pathways by patients who attend A&E in suicidal crisis. Throughout my PhD, I will be working… Continue reading Molly McCarthy

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Susie Bennett

Institution: Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, University of Glasgow, Scotland. Supervisory team: Professor Rory O’Connor and Dr Katie Robb. Position: PhD Student. Current research: My PhD research explores male suicide. I am interested in the cultural and social factors that put men at risk of suicidal despair, and the factors that can aid men to recover… Continue reading Susie Bennett

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Bethany Cliffe

Institution: University of Bath, Department for Health, England. Supervisory team: Professor Paul Stallard, Professor Emma Rich. Position: PhD Student. Current research: My research focuses on interventions for self-harm among university students. In particular, I am investigating whether a smartphone application could be an acceptable and effective option. Research interests: Help-seeking for self-harm Digital interventions How… Continue reading Bethany Cliffe

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Aneta Žárská

Institution: City University, London, England. Supervisory team: Professor Rose McCabe, Dr Kirsten Barnicot, Dr Mary Lavelle. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am interested in understanding how people respond to traumatic experiences and the relationship between trauma and suicidality/self-harm. My PhD research focuses on trauma-informed care in the emergency department for people who attend following a… Continue reading Aneta Žárská

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Oliver Matias

Institution: City University of London (Centre for Mental Health Research, School of Health Sciences), England. Supervisory team: Professor Rose McCabe and Dr Kirsten Barnicot. Position: Mphil/PhD Student. Current research: In the UK, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women despite women being two times more likely to self-harm or attempt… Continue reading Oliver Matias

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Holly Crudgington

Institution: Centre for Society and Mental Health, King’s College London, England. Supervisory team: Professor Craig Morgan, Dr Gemma Knowles and Dr Vanessa Lawrence. Position: PhD Student. Current research: My PhD research explores adolescent self-harm and the influence of gender and peer networks. Research interests: Adolescent self-harm and mental health Protective factors and resilience Gender Social… Continue reading Holly Crudgington

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Allie Bond

Institution: The University of Southern Mississippi, USA. Supervisory team: Dr. Michael Anestis. Position: Clinical Psychology PhD Student. Current research: I am interested in further understanding the ideation-to-action transition, determining who is going to die by suicide and the methods they choose, how to increase safe firearm storage for suicide prevention. Research interests: Firearm safety for… Continue reading Allie Bond

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Nienke van Alphen

Institution: University of Edinburgh (School of Health in Social Science), Scotland. Supervisory team: Dr Helen Griffiths & Dr Catherine Varnell. Position: Trainee Clinical Psychologist. Current research: I am interested in understanding the systemic impact of adolescent self-harm. My doctoral research explores sibling experiences of growing up with a brother or sister who self-harmed. Research interests:… Continue reading Nienke van Alphen

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Katherine Bird

Institution: University of Nottingham (Self-Harm Research Group, School of Psychology, School of Mental Health), England. Supervisory team: Professor Ellen Townsend and Professor Jon Arcelus. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am interested in factors leading to self-harm and suicide and how they may differ in different populations.  Specifically in vulnerable populations.  My PhD research explores… Continue reading Katherine Bird

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Elizabeth (Liz) Dudeney

Institution: City, University of London, School of Health Sciences, Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, England. Supervisory team: Professor Susan Ayers, Professor Rose McCabe, Dr Rose Coates. Position: PhD student. Current research: Identifying women at risk of suicide in pregnancy and after birth, with specific attention to assessment methods. The primary aim of my… Continue reading Elizabeth (Liz) Dudeney

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Andrea Vaughan

Institution: University College London, England. Supervisory team: Dr Zsófia Demjén and Dr Alexandra Pitman. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am currently working on a thesis investigating linguistic features of suicidal ideation in unthematic content on reddit. I am interested in finding whether there are unique linguistic features of suicidal ideation, regardless of the topic… Continue reading Andrea Vaughan

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Sarah Sullivan

Institution: James J Peters VAMC; Teachers College at Columbia University, USA. Supervisory team: Dr. Marianne Goodman, MD; Dr. Christine Cha, PhD. Position: Lab Manager; Research Assistant. Current research: Throughout my time at the VA and TC, I became passionate about the etiology, assessment, and treatment of suicide risk. My work fostered aspirations of using real-time… Continue reading Sarah Sullivan

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Kerry Hozhabrafkan

Institution: Division of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Dr Sarah Peters, Dr Patricia Gooding. Position: PhD student. Current research: My project aims to investigate how suicide research can be conducted safely and in a way that is acceptable and meaningful to those who participate. Using mixed methods I will explore… Continue reading Kerry Hozhabrafkan

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Ilana Gratch

Institution: Teachers College, Columbia University (Lab for Clinical and Developmental Studies, Clinical Psychology Program), USA. Supervisory team: Dr. Christine Cha. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am broadly interested in novel methodological approaches to short-term suicide risk assessment and intervention. My current research explores behavioral markers of suicide risk in young adults and adolescents. Research… Continue reading Ilana Gratch

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Andrew McMahon

Institution: University of Newcastle / Everymind, Australia. Supervisory team: Dr Sally Fitzpatrick (Everymind), Professor Myfanwy Maple (Uni of New England), Dr Sarah Wayland (Uni of New England), Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin (Uni of Newcastle). Position: PhD student. Current research: My PhD research is exploring the needs of caregivers of a person who has attempted suicide. What… Continue reading Andrew McMahon

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Eleanor Bailey

Institution: Orygen; Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne; Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Supervisory team: A/Prof Jo Robinson, A/Prof Simon Rice, A/Prof Maja Nedeljkovic. Position: PhD (Clinical Psychology) student and Research Assistant. Current research: I am interested in the ways the internet and digital technologies can be used to support youth at risk… Continue reading Eleanor Bailey