Hilary is conducting a PhD at Middlesex University on the relationship between self-harm and alexithymia, a trait characterised by difficulties identifying and describing feelings and an externally-orientated thinking style. Previously she completed a MSc in psychology at the University of Westminster. Before switching to an academic career, Hilary worked as a civil servant, most recently leading work to support charities and social enterprises. Her interests include suicide, self-harm, alexithymia, interception and mindfulness.
Hilary Norman summarises a novel systematic review and meta-analysis, which explores the relationship between alexithymia and suicide ideation and behaviour.[read the full story...]