Nikki van Eijk

Nikki van Eijk (@nikkilykaa) is a PhD student at 113 Suicide Prevention, the national centre for suicide prevention in the Netherlands. She researches how to improve treatment for suicidal people in a mental healthcare setting.


Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson is a Project Manager and PhD candidate with Orygen at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on suicidal thoughts and behaviours in boys and men, with a current focus on relationship breakdown as a risk factor.


Michaela (Kayla) Cooley

Kayla is a PhD student in the Technological University of the Shannon looking at suicide methods, suicide locations and dyadic death specifically with links to the internet. Kayla is a non-profit director and has been teaching and facilitating suicide prevention and intervention training since 2016. Kayla is a qualified social care worker and works in the area of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.


“Can self-injury be addictive? Exploring the potentially addictive characteristics of non-suicidal self-injury”

By Sarah Davis Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) is prevalent health problem that has a big impact on many people’s lives, and it needs to be better understood in to improve prevention and intervention. NSSI is defined as the deliberate and direct self-inflicted damage to the surface of the body, without suicidal intent and for purposes not… Continue reading “Can self-injury be addictive? Exploring the potentially addictive characteristics of non-suicidal self-injury”


Hayley Purdon

Hayley Purdon is a PhD candidate at the University of New England. She is also an advocate for people with lived experience of suicide through her business CriticLE (@criticLE_SP).


Charlie Cooper

Charlie is a provisionally registered psychologist and Research Assistant in the Suicide Prevention research group at Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health. Currently completing his Master’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University, Charlie's current research projects focus on the role of social media in youth suicide prevention.


Anastasia Izotova

Anastasia Izotova, MSc. psychologist, PhD fellow in psychology at the University of Oslo & Nic Waals Institute, Oslo, Norway – studying epidemiology of childhood self-harm (


Beau Nieuwenhuijs

Beau Nieuwenhuijs (@Beau_N5) has an Msc in policy studies and is currently completing a research master in gerontology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (


Lizzy Winstone

Lizzy Winstone (@LizzyWinstone) has a PhD in Population Health Sciences and is a Senior Research Associate in Epidemiology at the University of Bristol (


Camille Davisse-Paturet

Camille Davisse-Paturet has a PhD in epidemiology and is a postdoctoral research fellow at Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Paris, France (


Carol MacDonald

Institutions: (1) Hearing Sciences, Mental Health and Clinical Neurosciences, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, England. (2) Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Scotland. Supervisory team: Dr Derek Hoare, Dr Magdalena Sereda, Dr Joanna Lockwood, Dr William Whitmer. Position: PhD Student at the University of Nottingham & Lecturer at the Department… Continue reading Carol MacDonald


Elvan Unlu

Institution: Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab (SBRL), Mental Health PhD Programme, University of Glasgow. Supervisory team: Professor Rory O’Connor, Dr Jack Melson. Position: PhD Student. Current research: I am currently working on a systematic review investigating all the factors explain the relationship between perfectionism and suicide risk [PROSPERO 2021; CRD42021225855], and an empirical research study investigating the… Continue reading Elvan Unlu


Anita Hunsager

Institution: National Centre for Emergency Primary Health Care; NORCE - Norwegian Research Centre AS, Bergen, Norway. Supervisory team: Dr Ingrid H. Johansen, Research Professor Tone Morken and Professor Edvin Schei. Position: MD and PhD student. Current research: My PhD research is exploring the role of frontline clinical services (Accident and Emergency Departments) and how they… Continue reading Anita Hunsager