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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

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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 current research project seeks to investigate and develop translational strategies for improving disclosure issues for people working in lived experience of suicide prevention roles. Research interests: Understanding the needs… 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