Dr Karolina Krysinska

Karolina Krysinska, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the Center for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Karolina is an experienced research psychologist who has worked in Australia, Belgium and Poland in suicide research, suicide prevention and postvention for over 25 years. Her ongoing involvement as a researcher in the field is reflected in high number of publications and conference presentations. Karolina is a co-editor of ‚ÄúPostvention in action: The international handbook of suicide bereavement support” (2017), which is an invaluable resource for the field. Over the last two decades, she has been an active member of the suicidology community in Australia and internationally. She has been a member of the International Association of Suicide Prevention since 2009 and since 2014 she has contributed to the work of Suicide Prevention Australia. Karolina is a lead investigator on the Voice of people with Lived Experience of suicide (VocLE) study which commenced in 2020. The VocLE Study will create guidelines on the inclusion of lived experience in suicide research in Australia and is co-created by researchers and lived experience experts, in collaboration with the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) and Roses in the Ocean.