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The Centre is based in the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry . Professor Keith Hawton is its Director. The overall research programme of the Centre is focused on investigation of the causes, treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour.
The Centre for Suicide Prevention is a leading UK centre for research into suicidal behaviour. They embrace two major long-term research programmes – both provide crucial evidence to support service and training improvements that increase patient safety, reduce risk and save lives.
The Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (SBRL) at the University of Stirling is led by Professor Rory O’Connor , the President-Elect of the International Academy for Suicide Research and the UK National Representative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention . It has an international reputation for conducting high quality, theoretically-grounded and innovative research and it is the leading suicide and self-harm research group in Scotland. The group also has strong
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David Gunnell and colleagues in SSCM (Jenny Donovan, Chris Metcalfe, John Potokar, Will Hollingworth, Richard Huxtable) have been awarded £1,765,660 for a new NIHR Programme of suicide prevention research. The research is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, AWP Mental Health Trust and research colleagues at the Universities of Oxford, Manchester and Stirling. The
The Suicide and Self-harm Research Group is led by Dr Christabel Owens ( http://www.pcmd.ac.uk/research/index.php?page=4&group=20&name=cowens&tab=full ) within the Institute of Health Services Research. The group specialises in the use of qualitative research methods and tries to understand suicide and self-harm from the perspective of lay people, as opposed to health professionals. This is important because most people who self-harm
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