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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

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Lauren Harris

Institution: Florida State University, Department of Psychology, USA. Supervisory team: Dr. Jessica D. Ribeiro. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am interested in elucidating the causal mechanisms underlying suicidal behaviors. My research leverages experimental techniques to test causal hypotheses about suicide. Research interests: Causal processes underlying suicidal behaviors How biological deprivation states (e.g., sleep deprivation,… Continue reading Lauren Harris

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Andrea Kaniuka

Institution: University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Department of Public Health Sciences), USA. Supervisory team: Dr. Robert J. Cramer. Position: PhD student. Current research: I explore population-specific patterns of risk and protection among vulnerable groups within a social-ecological framework, considering interpersonal and structural factors related to suicide outcomes. Much of my research within the field… Continue reading Andrea Kaniuka

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Emily Hutchinson

Institution: University of Pittsburgh, USA. Supervisory team: Jennifer Silk, Ph.D. Position: Clinical-Developmental Psychology Ph.D. student. Current research: I’m interested in how peer-related processes (i.e. rejection, social media) contribute to the development of adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors. My research uses multimodal assessments, such as neuroimaging and ecological momentary assessment, to better understand the dynamics of… Continue reading Emily Hutchinson

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Tyler R. Pritchard

Institution: University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Supervisory team: Dr. Stephen P. Lewis. Position: PhD student. Current research: Needs assessment for individuals in rural regions of Canada; online activity related to self-injury. Research interests: Suicide risk and prevention in rural populations Online self-injury activity (e.g., risks and benefits) Theoretical models of suicidal ideation and behavior Risk assessment… Continue reading Tyler R. Pritchard

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Nicolas Oakey-Frost

Institution: Louisiana State University, United States. Supervisory team: Dr. Raymond Tucker. Position: PhD student. Current research and research interests: I am interested in understanding the phenomenology of suicidal thoughts and behaviours, primarily through the lens of resiliency and ecological precipitants. I am additionally interested in the various theoretical explanations of suicide phenomenology and am primarily… Continue reading Nicolas Oakey-Frost

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Martina McGrath

Institution: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, University of Queensland, Australia. Supervisory team: Professor Robert Bland and Dr John Drayton. Position: PhD Student. Current research: My research study seeks to  understand how, when, with whom, why or even why not trained suicide prevention peer workers navigate and manage disclosure in their workplaces. I am… Continue reading Martina McGrath

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Kai Lim

Institution: King’s College London, England. Supervisory team: Professor Fruhling Rijsdijk and Jean-Baptiste Pingault. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am interested to know about the aetiology of self-harm, especially if there are aetiological differences between suicidal and non-suicidal self-harm. In my PhD research, I will employ different methods to answer this question, including using genetically… Continue reading Kai Lim

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Kim Setkowski

Institution: 113 Suicide Prevention, The Netherlands. Supervisory team: Prof. Dr. Anton J. L. M. van Balkom and Dr. Renske Gilissen. Position: PhD Student. Current research: My PhD research is currently focused on evaluating the impact and feasibility of a Suicide PRevention Action NETwork (SUPRANET Care) in the Netherlands (www.supranetggz.nl). At this moment, sixteen Dutch specialist mental… Continue reading Kim Setkowski

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Cheryl Hunter

Institution: University of East London, England. Supervisory team: Dr Maria Castro Romero. Position: Trainee Clinical Psychologist on UEL Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Current research: I am interested in the experiences of people living with ongoing suicidal thoughts, feelings and/or acts, and I am currently completing a collective narrative project working with people to co-produce collective… Continue reading Cheryl Hunter

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Simo Raittila

Institution: University of Helsinki (Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences), Finland. Supervisory team: Professor Anne Kouvonen (Social Policy, University of Helsinki) and research professor Ari Väänänen (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). Position: PhD Student. Current research: I am interested in understanding the effects of long-term changes in societal context on mental health risks in different socioeconomic… Continue reading Simo Raittila

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Julie Janssens

Institution: KU Leuven, Center for Contextual Psychiatry, Belgium. Supervisory team: Dr. Olivia Kirtley and Prof. Inez-Myin Germeys. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am interested in how attachment relationships (mother, father, peers) play a role in the development of self-harm thoughts and behaviours in adolescents to better understand why people think about or engage in… Continue reading Julie Janssens

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Corbin J. Standley

Institution: Michigan State University (Ecological-Community Psychology), USA. Supervisory team: Dr. NiCole T. Buchanan. Position: PhD Student. Current research: My research interests lie at the intersection of community psychology, public health, and policy. I am interested in equitable, community-based, and social justice-oriented approaches to suicide research. My current research explores the impacts of intersectionality on suicide… Continue reading Corbin J. Standley

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Emily Hielscher

Institution: University of Queensland, Australia. Supervisory team: Associate Professor James Scott, Dr Melissa Connell. Position: PhD Candidate. Current research: I am interested in improving identification of implicit and explicit warning signs of self-harm in young people. My PhD, in particular, investigates the association between psychotic-like experiences and self-harm in young people, and the mechanisms underlying… Continue reading Emily Hielscher

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Andre Mason

Institution: Adolescent Behaviour and Child Development Lab, University of Otago, New Zealand. Supervisory team: Dr. Damian Scarf; Professor Sunny Collings. Position: PhD Student. Current research: I am interested mental health and well-being within adolescent and emerging adult populations. In particular, I am interested in how early life experiences, particularly those that are adverse or traumatic, can… Continue reading Andre Mason

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Nicole Hill

Institution: University of Melbourne (Orygen Centre for Youth Mental Health- Suicide prevention team), Australia. Supervisory team: A/Prof Jo Robinson; A/Prof Matthew Spittal; Prof Eoin Killackey. Position: PhD student. Current research: I am investigating suicide clusters in young people, the role of suicide contagion, and community scale prevention of suicide clusters. Research interests: Advancing methods in suicide… Continue reading Nicole Hill

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Caroline Daly

Institution: National Suicide Research Foundation, Ireland. Supervisory team: Prof Ella Arensman, Dr Eve Griffin, Dr Roger Webb, and Prof Darren Ashcroft. Position: PhD Student. Current research: I am examining the individual and ecological factors associated with drugs used in Intentional Drug Overdose (IDO). Research interests: The epidemiology of self-harm, particular intentional drug overdose Drug utilisation and… Continue reading Caroline Daly