Emily has a First-Class Honours degree in Psychology and is currently completing a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the University of Queensland. She has worked at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research for several years on a wide array of topics, including mental health disclosure among people with first episode psychosis, adolescent population surveys, and carers of people with mental illness. She has a keen interest in early intervention and prevention and her PhD research, in particular, investigates psychotic-like experiences and self-harm in young people. In addition to her research work, she has been actively involved in tutoring undergraduate students and working for national mental health NGOs.
Emily Hielscher reviews a recent qualitative study that examines factors that contribute to psychological resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people with schizophrenia or psychosis.[read the full story...]