Becky Mars

Becky Mars is a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. Her research interests include the epidemiology and course of self-harm and suicidal behaviors.

Chris Metcalfe
David Gunnell

David Gunnell is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Health Science, University of Bristol. He has a long-standing research and policy interest in the epidemiology and prevention of suicide in the UK and internationally and is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Advisory Group (England) and acted as an advisor to WHO on the World Suicide Report (2014). His research focuses on lifecourse influences on suicide and suicidal behaviour (especially socioeconomic circumstances, the media and the Internet), suicide methods (especially pesticides and gases) and the hospital management of self-harm from a UK and global perspective.

Duleeka (Dee) Knipe

Dee Knipe is an epidemiologist investigating life course risk factors for suicidal behaviour in low and middle income countries (@dee_knipe)

Helen Bould


Helen Bould is a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She has recently been awarded a grant to work on understanding the relationship between, and common pathways to, self-harm and eating disorders in young people, using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Much of her research to date has used epidemiology and experimental psychology/cognitive neuroscience to develop a better understanding of the aetiology of eating disorders, with the aim of enabling the development of better prevention and treatment interventions in this field.

Helen Lambert
Jon Heron
Judi Kidger

Judi Kidger is a lecturer in Public Health. Her research focuses on mental health and self-harm behaviour among teenagers, and school-based interventions.

Lizzy Winstone

Lizzy Winstone is a PhD researcher funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research.  Her mixed methods PhD investigates the relationship between social media use and mental health in adolescents.


Lucy Biddle

Lucy Biddle is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Sociology specialising in the use of qualitative methods to understand suicidal behaviour. Her recent research has examined factors influencing choice of suicide method, and the impact of the media and the internet on suicide and self-harm.

Maria Theresa Redaniel
 Naomi Warne


Naomi Warne is a Senior Research Associate at University of Bristol. She is currently working on a project exploring the relationship between self-harm and disordered eating in young people. She will be investigating whether emotional dysregulation in childhood is associated with later self-harm and disordered eating in adolescence using the ALSPAC cohort.


Paul Moran
Prianka Padmanathan

Prianka Padmanathan is a MRC MARC PhD clinical fellow at the department of Population Health Sciences. Alongside her PhD, she is working in Addiction Psychiatry in Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust as a Core Psychiatry Trainee. Her PhD is on suicide and self-harm amongst people with addictions.