Jo is a Research Fellow based in the NIHR MindTech MedTech Cooperative at the University of Nottingham. She holds a BA(Hons) in English Literature from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Applied Psychology from the University of Nottingham. Her doctoral studies looked at self-harm in adolescence in the context of impulsivity and emotion and explored these associations with young people in school and FE college settings. Jo worked for many years in the charity sector as an education editor working with teachers, parents, health professionals and young people. Jo is interested in youth involvement and engagement and evaluating the impact and ethical implications of co-production and research with young people around mental health issues and in particular suicidal behaviour and self-harm. Jo’s current work explores how technology can support psychological understanding, support and communication around youth mental health. Jo is an associate member of the Self-Harm Research Group at the University of Nottingham.
In her debut blog, Jo Lockwood summarises a qualitative paper which finds that young people want GPs to initiate conversations about self-harm and suicide in primary care.[read the full story...]