Alice Dawson

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Alice Dawson is a Forensic Psychologist in Training in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. She previously worked as a Researcher at the University of Manchester, primarily in the field of suicide and self-harm in the criminal justice system, and before this in the probation service.


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Risk factors for suicide in prison


In her debut blog, Alice Dawson summarises an updated systematic review on risk factors for suicide in prison. The strongest risk factors identified were suicidal ideation, previous suicide attempt, history of self-harm, single-cell occupancy, and current psychiatric diagnosis.

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