Dr Celine Larkin is senior researcher and coordinator on the SSIS-ACE study. Celine graduated from University College Cork’s Bachelor in Applied Psychology in 2007 and was awarded a place on the Health Research Board Scholars PhD in Health Services Research in 2008. Her doctoral research focussed on the association between self-cutting and increased risk of repetition of self-harm among those presenting to emergency departments in Ireland. For her systematic review on risk factors for repetition of self-harm, Celine received the Irish Association of Suicidology Inaugural Award for Excellence in Research in 2011. After successful completion of her doctoral thesis in 2012, she worked as a research officer for the multicentre European Commission-funded study “Preventing Depression and Improving Awareness through Networking in the EU” (PREDI-NU). Her role focussed on coordination and local implementation of iFightDepression, a web-based self-management programme for mild to moderate depression.
In January 2014, Celine was appointed senior researcher on the SSIS-ACE study at the National Suicide Research Foundation. This Health Research Board- funded case-control study focusses on psychosocial, psychiatric and work-related risk factors associated with suicide in Ireland. As well as facilitating support and conducting interviews with family members bereaved by suicide, Celine’s responsibilities include coordination, analysis and dissemination of study outcomes.
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