Jo Lockwood

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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’s current work explores how technology can support psychological understanding, support and communication around youth mental health, and in particular focuses on self-harm and suicide. Her research focuses on young people, and those who work with or care for them. Currently she is co-developing the CaTS-app as part of the Digital Youth programme. Jo is an associate member of the Self-Harm Research Group at the University of Nottingham.


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Sharpening the focus: viewing self-harm images online – harmful and protective?


Jo Lockwood, Camilla Babbage and Ellen Townsend consider a systematic review exploring the impact of viewing self-harm images online, which finds that images can trigger powerful emotions and may relate to a change in cognition, affect and behaviour.

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Talking about self-harm and suicide in primary care: the views of young people


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.

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