Dr Isabela Troya is a Government of Ireland Fellow at the School of Public Health, University College Cork and the National Suicide Research Foundation. She leads the two-year study SHOAR, funded by the Irish Research Council.
Previously, Isabela was a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the Health Research Board funded programme led by Prof Ella Arensman ‘Individual and Area Level Determinants of Self-Harm and Suicide in Ireland: Enhancing Prediction, Risk Assessment and Management of Self-Harm by Health Services’. In her 2 years working in the HRB funded project, Isabela managed and co-led the development and implementation of an advanced skills training for health professionals supporting people who self-harm: Self-harm Assessment and Management Programme for General Hospitals (SAMAGH) Training Programme.
Dr Troya trained and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist (2015) at University San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, and completed an MSc in Global Mental Health (2016) at King’s College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her PhD thesis, titled ‘Understanding self-harm behaviour in older adults was awarded PhD prize of the year (2020) by the UK’s Society for Academic Primary Care.