To date Suicide Prevention Australia has committed over $3,000,000 of the Federal Government established Suicide Prevention Research Fund across 14 research projects. Please see below for details of the projects currently underway.

Dr Sally Fitzpatrick

Dr Sally Fitzpatrick of the University of Newcastle was awarded $100,000 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

A randomised controlled pilot study of an online intervention for families and friends affected by a suicide attempt.… Read More

Associate Professor Nicola Reavley

Associate Professor Nicola Reavley of the University of Melbourne was awarded $98,222 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

Evaluation of Australia’s first residential peer-support Suicide Prevention and Recovery Centre (SPARC).… Read More

Associate Professor Ashleigh Lin

Associate Professor Ashleigh Lin of the University of Western Australia was awarded $98,335 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

Can homeless young people be part of the solution in suicide prevention? Assessing the value of homeless young people using safeTALK.… Read More

Mrs Josie Povey

Mrs Josie Povey of Menzies School of Health Research was awarded $100,000 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Initiative for Youth (AIMhi-Y) App and Feasibility Study.… Read More

Professor Myfanwy Maple

Professor Myfanwy Maple of the University of New England was awarded $91,690 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

A mobile phone messaging intervention to support people bereaved by suicide.… Read More

Dr Laura Biggs

Dr Laura Biggs of Murdoch Children’s Research Institute was awarded $99,980 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

The hidden epidemic: Suicide in the perinatal period.… Read More

Ms Monique White

Ms Monique White of Central Queensland University was awarded $105,000 for their proposed PhD Scholarship thesis titled:

Adolescents understanding of neuroscientific based education to enhance buoyancy: An action research approach.… Read More

Ms Grace McKeon

Ms Grace McKeon of the University of New South Wales was awarded $105,000 for their proposed PhD Scholarship thesis titled:

A co-designed physical activity intervention delivered online for first responders and their partners.… Read More

Mr Bernard Leckning

Mr Bernard Leckning of Menzies School of Health Research was awarded $105,000 for their proposed PhD Scholarship thesis titled:

Informing improved hospital and follow-up care for patients presenting with self-harming thoughts and behaviours.… Read More

Ms Kerri Jackson

Ms Kerri Jackson of Central Queensland University was awarded $105,000 for their proposed PhD Scholarship thesis titled:

Peer Support in Suicide Prevention.… Read More

Dr Katie McGill

Dr Katie McGill of the University of Newcastle was awarded $105,000 for their proposed PhD Scholarship thesis titled:

Using sentinel unit data to inform best practice for hospital-presenting deliberate self-harm.… Read More

Mr Carl Moller

Mr Carl Moller of the University of Melbourne was awarded $105,000 for their proposed PhD Scholarship thesis titled:

Characteristics and Longitudinal Predictors of Suicidality in Young People with Depression.… Read More

Professor Chris Stapelberg

Professor Chris Stapelberg of Bond Uni was awarded $559,305 for their NHMRC Ideas Grant project titled:

Investigation of Psychological Interventions in Suicide Prevention: A Comparison of Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program.… Read More

Professor Jane Pirkis

Professor Jane Pirkis of the University of Melbourne was awarded $640,660 for their NHMRC Ideas Grant project titled:

The relationship between social media and suicide clusters.… Read More

Dr Mark Larsen

Dr Mark Larsen of the University of New South Wales was awarded $523,614 for their NHMRC Ideas Grant project titled:

Preventing repeated self-poisoning: A brief therapy text message intervention.… Read More

Dr Penelope Hasking

Dr Penelope Hasking of Curtin University was awarded $579,087 for their NHMRC Ideas Grant project titled:

Improving detection and referral for university students at risk of suicide.… Read More

Dr Wei Du

Dr Wei Du of the Australian National University was awarded $99,856 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

Hospital to Community Supports to Prevent Suicide Re-Attempts.… Read More

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin of the University of Newcastle was awarded $100,000 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

SHADE and BreathingSpace – Alcohol, Depression and Social Isolation.… Read More

Dr Mark Larsen

Dr Mark Larsen of the University of New South Wales was awarded $97,255 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

Behavioural patterns at Suicide Hot Spots.… Read More

Dr Miriam Posselt

Dr Miriam Posselt of the University of South Australia was awarded $100,000 for their Innovation Research Grant project titled:

Suicide Prevention Tools for Use With Asylum Seekers and Refugees.… Read More