Data in Practice: Suicide mortality data

About the event series

Following the success of our data webinar in December 2021, we’re partnering with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to deliver a series of data webinars throughout 2022.

Our Data in Practice series will take a deep dive into the Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System. This new, national system is the most comprehensive collation of data for deaths by suicide as well as self-harming and suicidal behaviours. It’s designed to improve the quality, accessibility, and timeliness of data on suicide and self-harm and to support policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to drive better outcomes.


Members are invited to join the first workshop in this series as Unit Head Chris Killick-Moran and senior data scientist Ms Rosalind Morland talk us through suicide mortality datasets and how this data can support better suicide prevention policy and practice in Australia. Future webinars will look more closely at hospital and ambulance data as well as a range of modelling and research available through the Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System.

Event details

Date: Thursday 26 May 2022
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm AEST
Venue: Zoom

Chris Killick-Moran is the Head of the Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring Unit in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the development of health policy and evidence in the Australian and ACT governments.  His areas of specialisation include suicide prevention policy, mental health policy, alcohol and other drug policy and the use of data and evidence to inform government decision making. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Australian National University.
Ms Rosalind Morland is a senior data scientist and project manager in the Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring Unit in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Ms Rosalind Morland has been working in health sector since 2015 as an allied health professional, before joining the AIHW in 2017. Her areas of specialisation include biostatistics, epidemiology and public health. She holds a Bachelor of Human Nutrition and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Canberra, and is currently completing a Master of Public Health and a Master of Global Health at the University of New South Wales.