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Grace Cully

Institution: National Suicide Research Foundation and University College Cork (School of Public Health), Ireland. Supervisory team: Professor Ella Arensman and Dr Eve Griffin. Position: Postdoctoral Researcher. Current research: I am interested in the epidemiology of self-harm and healthcare service provision for persons with a history of self-harm and other mental health difficulties. I am currently… Continue reading Grace Cully

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Kenvil Souza

Institution: University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Supervisory team: Dr Susan Rasmussen. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am interested in the mechanisms by which childhood experiences can influence suicide risk. I am looking at emotional processing as a potential mediator in this relationship. Research interests: Adverse and positive childhood experiences and suicide risk The role of… Continue reading Kenvil Souza

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Busra Ozen Dursun

Institution: University of Manchester, England. Supervisory team: Professor Nusrat Husain, Dr. Maria Panagioti, Dr. Sally Giles. Position: PhD student. Current research: My research is on developing culturally adapted psychological interventions targeting self-harm and suicide prevention for British South Asians. Research interests: Self-harm and suicide prevention The mental health of BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic)… Continue reading Busra Ozen Dursun

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Madhav Bhargav

Institution: School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Supervisory team: Dr Lorraine Swords. Position: PhD student. Current research: The aim of the present research is to understand the relationship between ACEs and SI among college students, considering a range of mediating and moderating variables and within the context of real-time-monitored stressful periods. The… Continue reading Madhav Bhargav

Lived Experience

I wanted to be a violinist and now I’m a suicide researcher: Why career change can be the best present to your future self

Change is hard, no matter what the change is. My name is Rhiannon and I’m a second year PhD student within the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab (SBRL) at the University of Glasgow. I also have an MA(Hons) in Music, and am an orchestral violinist.

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Jo Lockwood

Institution: University of Nottingham (NIHR MindTech MedTech Cooperative), England. Position: Research Fellow. Current research: I am interested in child and adolescent mental health with a particular research interest in self-harm and suicide in young people. My  work has typically involved exploring mental health issues with young people, families and teachers. My PhD completed at Nottingham… Continue reading Jo Lockwood

Research

Rethinking outcomes in self-harm research

The effectiveness of an intervention is typically determined by the use of outcome measures, whether this be in research or in clinical practice. In research, outcomes allow for the determination of an intervention’s suitability for wider distribution into communities. In clinical practice, outcomes can contribute to practitioners’ understanding of service users’ wellbeing and whether it has improved or if extra support is required. Clearly, outcome measures can carry a lot of weight, so it is important that the target constructs are meaningful and relevant so that they accurately reflect the experience of ‘recovery’ for each individual.

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Kate LaForge

Institution: Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA. Supervisory team: Professor Howard Pinderhughes. Position: PhD student. Current research: My PhD research seeks to further our understanding of the ways that financial stress and chronic pain give rise to and interact with suicidal thoughts and attempts. Research interests: Financial stress, housing… Continue reading Kate LaForge

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Rhiannon Leake

Institution: Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, University of Glasgow, Scotland. Supervisory team: Professor Rory O’Connor & Dr Katie Robb. Position: PhD Student & Distress Brief Intervention Practitioner. Current research: I am interested in researching the relationship between social media engagement and self-harm and suicidal behaviour, and factors that may mediate this, particularly emotional intelligence. Research interests:… Continue reading Rhiannon Leake

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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