Leeds Beckett study to investigate suicidal thoughts and behaviour among students
Dr Katie Dhingra, a Senior Lecturer in Criminological Psychology at Leeds Beckett, is seeking participants for an online survey as part of the research, which aims to increase understanding of the factors that increase the risk of both suicidal thoughts and behaviour in order to inform more effective prevention strategies.
As Dr Dhingra explained: “Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide, yet little is known about contributory factors. The rates of suicide are elevated among the student population and to take part in the survey you do not need to have experienced suicidal thoughts and/or behaviour. In fact, we need individuals who have not so that we are able to create a comparison group.”
Participants in the research will be asked to respond to questions which ask about their recent thoughts, feelings, and mental health symptoms. Some of the questions concern issues of a personal nature such as thoughts of self-injury and suicide.
Katie Dhingra is a Senior Lecturer in Criminological Psychology and her primary research interests relate to suicidal behaviour, psychological responses to trauma, and psychopathy and violence among criminal offenders.
Katie completed her PhD at The University of Sheffield in 2012. She joined Leeds Beckett University in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Criminological Psychology, having previously worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Huddersfield.
If you would like to contribute to this research, or would like to find out more, please read the information sheet at http://bit.ly/1NXIHvl
Participation is anonymous however to participate in this study, you must be at least 18 years of age.