Dr Fiona Shand is Associate Professor and head of suicide prevention research at the Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales. She is Research Director for LifeSpan; a multi-sector suicide prevention framework that has been trialled in NSW and the ACT. Fiona leads a team of researchers across an extensive program of suicide prevention research covering large-scale prevention models, digital approaches to prevention, means restriction, crisis and aftercare, youth suicide prevention, and data linkage studies. She was appointed to the first NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Suicide Prevention in 2012 and is a chief investigator and Stream Lead, Crisis and Aftercare, on the CRE for Suicide Prevention II (2019-2023).
Qualifications: B Sc (Hons) Psych; M Clin Psych, PhD