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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Collaborators

* Denotes members of the steering group.

Title First Name Surname Address
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 Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos Department of Psychiatry. Hospital Universitario de la Princesa .Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
and WHO Collaborative Center for Mental Health Services Research and Training
Prof Jason Bantjes Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Dr Jose Lus Bertolote Voluntary Professor - Botucatu Medical School, UNESP, Brazil
Prof Eric Caine University of Rochester Med. Ctr, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642-8409 USA
Dr Lai Fong Chan Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia (UKM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr Shu-Sen Chang Institute of Health Behaviors and Community Sciences and Department of Public Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Prof Ying-Yeh Chen Taipei City Psychiatric Centre, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Prof Helen Christensen Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Prof Rakhi Dandona Public Health Foundation of India, Plot 47, Sector 44, Gurgaon, 122002, National Capital Region, India
Prof Diego de Leo De Leo Fund, Padua, Italy (& Emeritus Professor AISRAP)
Prof Michael Eddleston Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Dr Annette Erlangsen Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof David Gunnell * Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS, UK
Dr Jill Harkavy-Friedman American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 199 Water Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10038, USA
Prof Keith Hawton * Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, Oxford UK
Dr Kristin Holland Morbidity & Behavioral Surveillance Team, CDC, Division of Violence Prevention, Surveillance Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341 USA
Prof Ann John * Population Psychiatry, Suicide and Informatics, Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Prof Fabrice Jollant Jollant Université de Paris (ex-Paris-Descartes) & GHU Paris Psychiatrie et Neurosciences, Clinique des Maladies Mentales et de l'Encéphale (CMME), CH Sainte-Anne 100, rue de la santé 75674 PARIS Cedex 14 FRANCE
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
Dr Kairi Kolves AISRAP, Griffith University, Australia
Prof Flemming Konradsen Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof Shiwei Liu Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, #155 Changbai Road, Changping District, 102206 Beijing, China
  Sally McManus National Centre for Social Research, 35 Northampton Square, London EC1V 0AX, UK
Prof Lars Mehlum National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo
Prof Matthew Miller Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 USA
Prof Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Prof Paul Moran Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK
  Jacqui Morrissey Samaritans, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF, UK
Dr Christine Moutier American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038, USA
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 Merete Nordentoft Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof Rory O'Connor * Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, Institute of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH
Prof Siobhan O'Neill School of Psychology, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, BT52 1SA
Prof Maria Oquendo Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Prof Joseph Osafo Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Ghana
Prof Andrew Page Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Penrith NSW 2571, Australia
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
Prof Boris Polozhy Director, Department of Ecological and Social Problems of Mental Health at the Serbsky Research Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry, Moscow, Russia
Prof Maurizio Pompili Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, Suicide Prevention Center, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome 00189, Italy
Prof Ping Qin National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Olso, Norway
Dr Thilini Rajapakse Dept of Psychiatry, Faculty of Mediicne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Prof Mohsen Rezaeian Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, Occupational Environmental Research Center, Rafsanjan Medical School, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
Prof Barbara Schneider Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Cologne & Lead National Suicide Prevention Strategy, Germany
Dr Morton Silverman Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Dr Mark Sinyor Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prof Steven Stack Department of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Prof Ellen Townsend * Self-Harm Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD UK
Dr Gustavo Turecki McGill Group for Suicide Studies, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dr Michiko Ueda Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Building No.3 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar Department of Psychiatry, Voluntary Health Service, SNEHA, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Prof Paul Yip HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong
Prof Gil Zalsman Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel