Karen Wetherall

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Karen Wetherall is a researcher at the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab (www.suicideresearch.info). She is completing a PhD looking at social comparison and social rank in relation to suicide risk. She is also a researcher on the STEPPS (Study to Examine Psychological Processes in Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour) project, in particular the Scottish Wellbeing Study; a longitudinal survey assessing suicide risk in young people across Scotland.


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The science of suicide prevention: Innovative technologies and ethical implications #IASP2019

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Tiago Zortea and Karen Wetherall help us prepare for the 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention #IASP2019, which is taking place in Derry this week. This blog summarises what we know about the potential for digital technologies (smartphones, machine learning and virtual reality) to help improve suicide prevention.

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Using data to inform suicide and self-harm prevention #SelfHarmData


Karen Wetherall summarises the new NatCen report on suicide and self-harm in Britain: researching risk and resilience using UK surveys.

Follow #SelfHarmData on Twitter for all the discussions from the ‘Using data to inform suicide and self-harm prevention’ event in London.

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