Susan is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Susan is also a Centre for Health Policy Fellow in the Centre for Health Policy at Strathclyde University. She is a Chartered Psychologist (Health Psychology), and her interest is in Health Psychology and Health Services Research. Her research programme focusses primarily on suicide and self-harm, and is characterised by an interdisciplinary and multi-method approach. In particular she is interested in the application of theoretical models to enhance our understanding of the aetiology of suicidal behaviours and psychological well-being across the lifespan. Susan also conducts research on the barriers and facilitators to vaccination behaviours.
Kirsten Russell and Susan Rasmussen summarise a recent cohort study on self-reported sleep disturbance in ambulance attendances for suicidal ideation and attempted suicide, which suggests a possible role for paramedics in suicide prevention.[read the full story...]