Professor Hasking's work focuses on mental health in adolescents and young adults. Her primary interests are in the social and cognitive factors that initiate and maintain non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among youth. She is also interested in the experience of self-injury, including relatively under-studies areas such as the meaning of recovery, ambivalence, stigma, disclosure experiences, and impacts of scarring. She is Past President of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. In related work Prof Hasking is leading the Australian arm of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Mental Health Surveys – International College Student Initiative, which seeks to collect cross-national data on mental health of university students, identifying unmet needs and linking students with appropriate mental health services.