Dr Hayley Gorton

Dr Hayley Gorton (PhD MRPharmS MPharm FHEA CF) is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Huddersfield in the UK and a practising community pharmacist. In her PhD, she studied suicide and self-harm epidemiology using large, electronic healthcare datasets. Her current research focuses on community pharmacists and their teams, and medicines, in suicide prevention. She champions the role of pharmacy teams in the primary care setting and is working to bring them into suicide prevention strategies. By co-chairing this SIG, Hayley hopes to embed suicide prevention activities and pharmacy amongst wider primary care suicide prevention research and policy. Supported by her 2018 Fellowship of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT), Hayley travelled to explore the role of pharmacists in suicide prevention internationally. She hopes to integrate this niche group of researchers and pharmacists within this SIG, IASP and the wider suicide prevention community.