I work as a Presidential Fellow in Mental Health Epidemiology at the University of Manchester. My expertise is in epidemiology of self-harm and suicide prevention. I utilise large-scale population healthcare data to examine rates of suicidal behaviour, risk factors, treatment and outcomes for self-harm.
I am currently researching the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on help seeking for mental illness and self-harm. I am also examining potential impacts of the pandemic on future risks of death by suicide.
I have previously worked on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research concerned with guiding health service priorities for preventing suicide in England. I also worked on a European Research Council-funded project using Danish registry data to examine rates of self-harm in adolescents and risk factors for suicide and other causes of death in young people.