COVID-19 Research Research Studies

International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration

IASP - International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration

In response to widespread concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on suicide and suicidal behaviour an international group of suicide prevention researchers from around 30 countries have formed the International COVID-19 suicide prevention research collaboration (ICSPRC) https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30171-1/fulltext.

Our aim is to enhance good quality collaborative research on the prevention and management of suicide and suicidal behaviours in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maximise the societal impact of research the ICSPRC is working in partnership and collaboration with the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP).

Our initiatives include:

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Countries represented in the collaboration:

Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; Denmark; Ecuador; England; France; Ghana; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Iran; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Malaysia; Mexico; North Ireland; Norway; Pakistan; Russia; Scotland; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Sweden; Taiwan; Wales; USA

Steering Group

Title First Name Surname Address
Mgs Pablo Analuisa Ministerio de Salud Pública, Ecuador
Prof Louis Appleby  Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Prof Ella Arensman School of Public Health and National Suicide Research Foundation, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Prof Jason Bantjes Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Prof David Gunnell  Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS, UK
Prof Keith Hawton Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, Oxford UK
Prof Ann John  Population Psychiatry, Suicide and Informatics, Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Prof Nav Kapur Division of Psychology & Mental Health, Centre for Mental Health and Safety, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Prof Murad Khan  Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Dr Olivia Kirtley  Center for Contextual Psychiatry, KU Leuven, Department of Neuroscience, Campus Sint-Rafael, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Bus 7001 (Blok H), 3000, Leuven, Belgium.
Dr Duleeka Knipe  Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS, UK
Prof Thomas Niederkrotenthaler  Unit Suicide Research and Mental Health Promotion, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Emma Nielsen  Self-Harm Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD UK
Prof Rory O'Connor  Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, Institute of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH
Prof Joseph Osafo Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Ghana
Prof Michael Phillips Suicide Research and Prevention Center, Shanghai Mental Health 
Prof Jane Pirkis  Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Prof Steve Platt Usher Institute, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Dr Mark Sinyor Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prof Ellen Townsend  Self-Harm Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD UK
Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar Department of Psychiatry, Voluntary Health Service, SNEHA, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Prof Gil Zalsman Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel