I am a mental health epidemiologist researching self-harm behaviour and suicide. I am also involved in studies investigating the relationship between mental health and physical morbidity.
- Familial and social factors in self-harm and suicide
- Follow-up care for individuals who self-harm
- Self-harm measurement and case-ascertainment
- Inequalities in healthcare utilisation
I am the data manager and analyst of the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/research/csr/ahoj. In this study we collect information on individuals who present to hospitals following self-harm. I study trends in self-harm over time and the relationship between socio-economic and clinical characteristics with clinical care and mortality.
I am the self-harm research lead in the OxWell School survey https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/research/schoolmentalhealth. OxWell is a repeated cross-sectional school survey on mental health and well-being of school pupils in England. Within this study, I am exploring the impact of loneliness on adolescents’ mental health and well-being, help-seeking behaviour following self-harm and trends in self-harm over time.
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