Group publications listed from 2017 onwards


The incidence of suicide in University students in England and Wales 2000/2001–2016/2017: Record linkage study

Gunnell, D., Caul, S., Appleby, L., John, A. & Hawton, K., 15 Jan 2020In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 261p.113-120

Preventing suicide through pesticide regulation

Eddleston, M. & Gunnell, D.1 Jan 2020In : The Lancet Psychiatry. 71p.9-11


Psychiatric morbidity and suicidal behaviour in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Knipe, D., Williams, A. J., Hannam-Swain, S., Upton, S., Brown, K., Bandara, P., Cheng, S-S. & Kapur, N., 9 Oct 2019In : PLoS Medicine.

Response to Bayer regarding pesticide suicides

Eddleston, M., Karunarathne, A. & Gunnell, D.26 Dec 2019In : Clinical Toxicology.

The relationship between physical activity, mental wellbeing and symptoms of mental health disorder in adolescents: a cohort study

Bell, S. L.Audrey, S.Gunnell, D.Cooper, A. & Campbell, R.26 Dec 2019In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 16, , 138 (2019).

Spatial patterning and correlates of self-harm in Manchester, England

Lin, C-Y., Bickley, H., Clements, C., Webb, R., Gunnell, D., Hsu, C-Y., Chang, S-S. & Kapur, N., 19 Nov 2019In : Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.

Childhood cognitive skills trajectories and suicide by mid-adulthood: an investigation of the 1958 British Birth Cohort

Richard-Devantoy, S., Orri, M., Bertrand, J-A., Greenway, K. T., Turecki, G., Gunnell, D., Power, C. & Geoffroy, M-C., 18 Nov 2019In : Psychological Medicine.

School-based interventions to prevent anxiety and depression in children and young people: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Caldwell, D. M., Davies, S. R., Hetrick, S. E., Palmer, J. C., Caro, P., López-López, J. A.Gunnell, D.Kidger, J., Thomas, J., French, C., Stockings, E., Campbell, R. & Welton, N. J.13 Nov 2019In : Lancet Psychiatry. 612p.1011-1020

Trends in mental health, self-harm and suicide attempts in 16 to 24-year old students and non-students in England, 2000-2014

McManus, S. & Gunnell, D.30 Oct 2019In : Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Suicide and suicide risk

Turecki, G., Brent, D. A., Gunnell, D., O’Connor, R. C., Oquendo, M. A., Pirkis, J. & Stanley, B. H., 24 Oct 2019In : Nature Reviews Disease Primers. 5, , 74 (2019).

Suicide amongst ambulance service staff: A review of Coroner and employment records

Mars, B., Bell, F., Hird, K., James, C. & Gunnell, D.11 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : British Paramedic Journal.

Occupation-specific suicide risk in England: 2011-2015

Windsor-Shellard, B. & Gunnell, D.1 Oct 2019In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 2154p.594-599

Prevention of suicide and reduction of self-harm among people with substance use disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Padmanathan, P., Hall, K., Moran, P. A.Gunnell, D.Carlisle, V., Lingford-Hughes, A. R. & Hickman, M.1 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Comprehensive Psychiatry. 96, , 152135.

Suicide by hanging is a priority for suicide prevention: method specific suicide in India (2001-2014)

Arya, V., Page, A., Gunnell, D., Dandona, R., Mannan, H., Eddleston, M. & Armstrong, G., 1 Oct 2019In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 257p.1-9

The case for case-control studies in the field of suicide prevention

Pirkis, J., Nicholas, A. & Gunnell, D.1 Oct 2019In : Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.

Pathways between early-life adversity and adolescent self-harm: the mediating role of inflammation in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Russell, A. E.Heron, J.Gunnell, D., Ford, T., Hemani, G.Joinson, C.Moran, P.Relton, C.Suderman, M. & Mars, B.12 Sep 2019In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 6010p.1094-1103

How many premature deaths from pesticide suicides have occurred since the agricultural Green Revolution?

Karunarathne, A., Gunnell, D., Konradsen, F. & Eddleston, M., 7 Sep 2019In : Clinical Toxicology.

Association of birth order with adolescent mental health and suicide attempts: a population-based longitudinal study

Easey, K.Mars, B.Pearson, R.Heron, J. & Gunnell, D.1 Aug 2019In : European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 288p.1079-1086

Risk of suicide and repeat self-harm after hospital attendance for non-fatal self-harm in Sri Lanka: a cohort study

Knipe, D.Metcalfe, C., Hawton, K., Pearson, M., Dawson, A., Jayamanne, S., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M. & Gunnell, D.1 Aug 2019In : Lancet Psychiatry. 68p.659-666

New standard of proof for suicide at inquests in England and Wales

Appleby, L., Turnbull, P., Kapur, N., Gunnell, D. & Hawton, K., 29 Jul 2019In : BMJ. 366, , l4745.

Timing of menarche and self-harm in adolescence and adulthood: a population-based cohort study

Roberts, E.Fraser, A.Gunnell, D.Joinson, C. & Mars, B.25 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychological Medicine.

Rising suicide rates among adolescents in England and Wales

Bould, H.Mars, B.Moran, P.Biddle, L. A. & Gunnell, D.13 Jul 2019In : Lancet. 39410193p.116-117

Psychosocial interventions for people who self-harm: Methodological issues involved in trials to evaluate effectiveness

Witt, K., Townsend, E., Arensman, E., Gunnell, D., Hazel, P., Taylor Sailsbury, T., Van Heeringen, K. & Hawton, K., 10 Jul 2019In : Archives of Suicide Research. p.1-62

Socioeconomic position and suicidal behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: a prospective cohort study of 168,000+ people

Knipe, D.Gunnell, D., Pieris, R., Priyadarshana, C., Weerasinghe, M., Pearson, M., Jayamanne, S., Hawton, K., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M. & Metcalfe, C.10 Jul 2019In : Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 547p.843-855

Banning paraquat would prevent nearly 200 deaths from suicide per year in Taiwan

Chang, S-S. & Gunnell, D.4 Jul 2019In : Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry. 333p.119-121

Advance decisions to refuse treatment and suicidal behaviour in emergency care: “It’s very much a step into the unknown”

Quinlivan, L., Nowland, R., Steeg, S., Cooper, J., Meehan, D., Godfrey, J., Robertson, D., Longson, D., Potokar, J., Davies, R., Allen, N., Huxtable, R., Mackway-Jones, K., Hawton, K., Gunnell, D. & Kapur, N., 1 Jul 2019In : BJPsych Open. 54, , e50.

Prevalence of non-suicidal self-harm and service contact in England, 2000-14: repeated cross-sectional surveys of the general population

McManus, S., Gunnell, D., Cooper, C., Bebbington, P. E., Howard, L. M., Brugha, T., Jenkins, R., Hassiotis, A., Weich, S. & Appleby, L., 1 Jul 2019In : Lancet Psychiatry. 67p.573-581

Prevalence and correlates of domestic violence among people seeking treatment for self-harm: data from a regional self-harm register

Dalton, T., Knipe, D.Feder, G. S., Williams, S., Gunnell, D. & Moran, P.25 Jun 2019In : Emergency Medicine Journal.

In-utero and perinatal influences on suicide risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Massimiliano, O., Gunnell, D., Richard-Devantoy, S., Bolanis, D., Boruff, J., Turecki, G. & Geoffroy, M-C., 1 Jun 2019In : Lancet Psychiatry. 66p.477-492

Risk assessment scales to predict risk of hospital treated repeat self-harm: A cost-effectiveness modelling analysis

Quinlivan, L., Steeg, S., Elvidge, J., Nowland, R., Davies, L., Hawton, K., Gunnell, D. & Kapur, N., 15 Apr 2019In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 249p.208-215

Predictors of future suicide attempt among adolescents with suicidal thoughts or non-suicidal self-harm: a population-based birth cohort study

Mars, B.Heron, J., Klonsky, E. D., Moran, P., O’Connor, R. C., Tilling, K., Wilkinson, P. & Gunnell, D.1 Apr 2019In : The Lancet Psychiatry. 64p.327-337

Relative toxicity of analgesics commonly used for intentional self-poisoning: A study of case fatality based on fatal and non-fatal overdoses

Hawton, K., Ferrey, A., Casey, D., Wells, C., Fuller, A., Bankhead, C., Clements, C., Ness, J., Gunnell, D., Kapur, N. & Geulayov, G., 1 Mar 2019In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 246p.814-819

Management of patients with an advance decision and suicidal behaviour: a systematic review

Nowland, R., Steeg, S., Quinlivan, L., Cooper, J., Huxtable, R., Hawton, K., Allen, N., Gunnell, D. & Kapur, N., Mar 2019In : BMJ Open. 93, , e023978.

Suicide and self-harm in Britain – researching risk and resilience

McManus, S., Lubian, K., Bennett, C., Bennett, C., Turley, C., Porter, L., Gill, V., Gunnell, D. & Weich, S., 14 Feb 2019, NatCen Social Research.

Spatial patterning, correlates, and inequality in suicide across 432 neighborhoods in Taipei City, Taiwan

Lin, C. Y., Hsu, C. Y., Gunnell, D., Chen, Y. Y. & Chang, S. S., Feb 2019In : Social Science and Medicine. 222p.20-34

Are left-behind families of migrant workers at increased risk of attempted suicide? – a cohort study of 178,000+ individuals in Sri Lanka

Knipe, D.Lambert, H., Pearson, M., Eddleston, M., Jayamanne, S., Wickramage, K., Hawton, K., Konradsen, F., Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D.15 Jan 2019In : BMC Psychiatry. 191, , 25.

Suicide deaths by gas inhalation in Toronto: An observational study of emerging methods of suicide

Sinyor, M., Williams, M., Vincent, M., Schaffer, A., Yip, P. S. F. & Gunnell, D.15 Jan 2019In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 243p.226-231

Is teachers’ mental health and wellbeing associated with students’ mental health and wellbeing?

Harding, S., Evans, R., Morris, R.Gunnell, D., Ford, T., Hollingworth, W.Tilling, K.Bell, S.Grey, J., Brockman, R., Campbell, R., Araya, R., Murphy, S. & Kidger, J.Jan 2019In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 242p.180-187

What distinguishes adolescents with suicidal thoughts from those who have attempted suicide? A population-based birth cohort study

Mars, B.Heron, J., Klonsky, E. D., Moran, P., O’Connor, R. C., Tilling, K., Wilkinson, P. & Gunnell, D.Jan 2019In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 601p.91-99


Health impacts of parental migration on left-behind children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Fellmeth, G., Rose-Clarke, K., Zhao, C., Busert, L. K., Zheng, Y., Massazza, A., Sonmez, H., Eder, B., Blewitt, A., Lertgrai, W., Orcutt, M., Ricci, K., Mohamed-Ahmed, O., Burns, R., Knipe, D., Hargreaves, S., Hesketh, T., Opondo, C. & Devakumar, D., Dec 2018In : Lancet. 39210164p.2567-2582 , 10164.

Relative toxicity of mood stabilisers and antipsychotics: case fatality and fatal toxicity associated with self-poisoning

Ferrey, A., Geulayov, G., Casey, D., Wells, C., Fuller, A., Bankhead, C., Ness, J., Clements, C., Gunnell, D., Kapur, N. & Hawton, K., 27 Dec 2018In : BMC Psychiatry. 18, , 399.

The Help for People with Money, Employment or Housing Problems (HOPE) Intervention: pilot randomised trial with mixed methods feasibility research

Barnes, M., Haase, A., Scott, L.Linton, M-J.Bard, A.Donovan, J., Davies, R., Dursley, S., Williams, S., Elliott, D.Potokar, J., Kapur, N., Hawton, K., O’Connor, R. C., Hollingworth, W.Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D.13 Nov 2018In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 4, , 172.

Mental health in medical, dentistry and veterinary students: cross-sectional online survey

Knipe, D.Dymock, D.Moran, P. & Gunnell, D.Nov 2018In : BJPsych Open. 46p.441-446

Individual-, family- and school-level interventions for preventing multiple risk behaviours in young people

MacArthur, G.Caldwell, D.Hickman, M.Campbell, R.Langford, R. M.Kipping, R.Gunnell, D. & Er, V., 5 Oct 2018In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018, CD009927.pub2.


Personality traits and risk of suicide mortality: findings from a multi-cohort study in the general population

Batty, G. D., Gale, C. R., Tanji, F., Gunnell, D., Kivimaki, M., Tsuji, I. & Jokela, M., Oct 2018In : World Psychiatry. 173p.371-372

Treatment as usual (TAU) as a control condition in trials of cognitive behavioural-based psychotherapy for self-harm: impact of content and quality on outcomes in a systematic review

Witt, K., de Moraes, D. P., Salisbury, T. T., Aren s man, E., Gunnell, D., Hazell, P., Townsend, E., van Heeringen, K. & Hawton, K., 1 Aug 2018In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 235p.434-447

Confounding by ill-health in the observed association between BMI and mortality: evidence from the HUNT Study using offspring BMI as an instrument

Carslake, D.Davey Smith, G.Gunnell, D.Davies, N., Nilsen, TI. & Romundstad, P., Jun 2018In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 473p.760-770 , dyx246.

The adolescent mental health crisis – we need to understand the causes to inform prevention

Gunnell, D.Kidger, J. & Elvidge, H. 7 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : (OPEN ACCESS)

Using the internet for suicide-related purposes: Contrasting findings from young people in the community and self-harm patients admitted to hospital

Biddle, L., Derges, J., Goldsmith, C., Donovan, J. & Gunnell, D. 24 May 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 135, , e0197712

Autistic traits and suicidal thoughts, plans and self-harm in late adolescence: population based cohort study

Culpin, I., Mars, B.Pearson, R.Golding, J.Heron, J., Bubak, I., Carpenter, P., Magnusson, C., Gunnell, D. & Rai, D. 8 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

What distinguishes adolescents with suicidal thoughts from those who have attempted suicide? A population-based birth cohort study

Mars, B.Heron, J., Klonsky, E. D., Moran, P., O’Connor, R. C., Tilling, K., Wilkinson, P. & Gunnell, D. 1 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Vendor-based restrictions on pesticide sales to prevent pesticide self-poisoning – a pilot study

Weerasinghe, M., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M., Pearson, M., Jayamanne, S., Gunnell, D., Hawton, K. & Agampodi, S. 20 Feb 2018 In : BMC Public Health. 18, , 272

Are early-life antecedents of suicide mortality associated with psychiatric disorders and suicidal ideation in midlife?

Geoffroy, M-C., Gunnell, D., Clark, C. & Power, C. 1 Feb 2018 In : Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 1372p.116-124

Attempted suicide in Sri Lanka –an epidemiological study of household and community factors

Knipe, D.Gunnell, D., Pearson , M., Jayamanne, S., Pieris, R., Priyadarshana, C., Weerasinghe, M., Hawton, K., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M. & Metcalfe, C. 28 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Affective Disorders.

Discerning suicide in drug intoxication deaths: paucity and primacy of suicide notes and psychiatric history

Rockett, I. R. H., Caine, E. D., Connery, H. S., D’Onofrio, G., Gunnell, D. J., Miller, T. R., Nolte, K. B., Kaplan, M. S., Kapusta, N. D., Lilly, C. L., Nelson, L. S., Putnam, S. L., Stack, S., Värnik, P., Webster, L. R. & Jia, H. 10 Jan 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 131, , e0190200

What distinguishes adolescents with suicidal thoughts from those who have attempted suicide? A population-based birth cohort study

Mars, B.Heron, J., Klonsky, E. D., Moran, P., O’Connor, R. C., Tilling, K., Wilkinson , P. & Gunnell, D. 2 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.


Confounding by ill-health in the observed association between BMI and mortality: evidence from the HUNT Study using offspring BMI as an instrument

Carslake, D.Davey Smith, G.Gunnell, D.Davies, N., Nilsen, T. I. & Romundstad, P. 1 Dec 2017 In : International Journal of Epidemiology. , dyx246

Psychosocial characteristics as potential predictors of suicide in adults: An overview of the evidence with new results from prospective cohort studies

Batty, G. D., Kivimaki, M., Bell, S., Gale, C. R., Shipley, M., Whitley, E. & Gunnell, D. 1 Dec 2017 In : Translational Psychiatry. 81, 00728

Socioeconomic deprivation and the clinical management of self-harm: a small area analysis

Carroll, R., Knipe, D.Moran, P. & Gunnell, D. Dec 2017 In : Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 5212p.1475–1481

Relative toxicity of benzodiazepines and hypnotics commonly used for self-poisoning: an epidemiological study of fatal toxicity and case fatality

Geulayov, G., Ferrey, A., Casey, D., Wells, C., Fuller, A., Bankhead, C., Gunnell, D., Clements, C., Kapur, N., Ness, J., Waters, K. & Hawton, K. 23 Nov 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Suicide attempt predicted by academic performance and childhood IQ: a cohort study of 26 000 children

So¨rberg Wallin, A., Zeebari, Z., Lager, A., Gunnell, D., Allebeck, P. & Falkstedt, D. 8 Nov 2017 In : Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Prevention of suicide with regulations aimed at restricting access to highly hazardous pesticides: a systematic review of the international evidence

Gunnell, D.Knipe, D., Chang, S-S., Pearson, M., Konradsen, F., Lee, W-J. & Eddleston, M. Oct 2017 In : Lancet Global Health. 510p.e1026-e1037

HOPE: Help fOr People with money, employment, benefit or housing problems: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Barnes, M. C.Haase, A. M.Bard, A. M.Donovan, J. L., Davies, R., Dursley, S., Potokar, J., Kapur, N., Hawton, K., O’Connor, R. C., Hollingworth, W.Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D. 19 Sep 2017 In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 3, , 44

The global burden of fatal self-poisoning with pesticides 2006-15: Systematic review

Mew, E. J., Padmanathan, P., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M., Chang, S-S., Phillips, M. R. & Gunnell, D. Sep 2017 In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 219p.93-104

Bans of WHO Class I Pesticides in Bangladesh—Suicide Prevention without Hampering Agricultural output

Chowdhury, F. R., Dewan, G., Verma, V. R., Knipe, D., Isha, I. T., Faiz, M. A., Gunnell, D. & Eddleston, M. 18 Aug 2017 In : International Journal of Epidemiology. , dyx157

Effectiveness of household lockable pesticide storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Asia: a community-based, cluster-randomised controlled trial

Pearson, M., Metcalfe, C., Jayamanne, S., Gunnell, D., Weerasinghe, M., Pieris, R., Priyadarshana, C., Knipe, D., Hawton, K., Dawson, A., Bandara, P., de Silva, D., Gawarammana, I., Eddleston, M. & Konradsen, F. 11 Aug 2017 In : Lancet.

Extending the liaison psychiatry service in a large hospital in the UK: a before and after evaluation of the economic impact and patient care following Emergency Department attendances for self-harm

Opmeer, B.Hollingworth, W.Marques, E.Margelyte, R. & Gunnell, D. 4 Jul 2017

Preventing deaths from pesticide self-poisoning—learning from Sri Lanka’s success

Knipe, D.Gunnell, D. & Eddleston, M. Jul 2017 In : Lancet Global Health. 57p.e651-e652

How do smoking cessation medicines compare with respect to their neuropsychiatric safety? A protocol for a systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis

Thomas, K. H.Caldwell, D.Dalili, M. N.Gunnell, D.Munafò, M. R., Stevenson, M. & Welton, N. J. 1 Jun 2017 In : BMJ Open. 76, , e015414

The predictive accuracy of risk scales following self-harm: multicenter, prospective cohort study

Quinlivan, L., Cooper, J., Meehan, D., Longson, D., Potokar, J., Hulme, T., Marsden, J., Brand, F., Lange, K., Riseborough, E., Page, L., Metcalfe, C., Davies, L., O’Connor, R., Hawton, K., Gunnell, D. & Kapur, N. Jun 2017 In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 2106p.429-436

Prevalence and patterns of antidepressant switching amongst Primary Care patients in the UK

Mars, B.Heron, J.Gunnell, D.Martin, R.Thomas, K. & Kessler, D. May 2017 In : Journal of Psychopharmacology. 315p.553-560

Interventions to reduce the impact of unemployment and economic hardship on mental health in the general population: a systematic review

Moore, T., Kapur, N., Hawton, K., Richards, A., Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D. Apr 2017 In : Psychological Medicine. 476p.1062-1084

Suicide prevention through means restriction: impact of the 2008-2011 pesticide restrictions on suicide in Sri Lanka

Knipe, D., Chang, S-S., Dawson , A., Eddleston, M., Konradsen , F., Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D. 6 Mar 2017 In : PLoS ONE. 123, , e0172893

Seeking help in times of economic hardship: access, experiences of services and unmet need

Barnes, M.Donovan, J.Wilson, C., Chatwin, J., Davies, R., Potokar, J., Kapur, N., Hawton, K., O’Connor, R. & Gunnell, D. 3 Mar 2017 In : BMC Psychiatry. 17, , 84

Is socioeconomic position associated with risk of attempted suicide in rural Sri Lanka? A cross sectional study of 165,000 individuals

Knipe, D.Gunnell, D., Pieris, . R., Priyadarshana, C., Hawton, K., Eddleston, M. & Metcalfe, C. Mar 2017 In : BMJ Open. 73, , e014006

Regional variation in suicide rates in Sri Lanka between 1955 and 2011: a spatial and temporal analysis

Knipe, D., Padmanathan, P., Mutuwatte, L., Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D. 14 Feb 2017 In : BMC Public Health. 17, , 193

Influences on antidepressant prescribing trends in the UK: 1995-2011

Mars, B.Heron, J.Kessler, D.Davies, N.Martin, R.Thomas, K. & Gunnell, D. Feb 2017 In : Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 522p.193-200

Suicide by pesticide poisoning remains a priority for suicide prevention in China: analysis of national mortality trends 2006-2013

Page, A., Liu, S., Gunnell, D., Astell-Burt, T., Feng, X., Wang, L. & Zhou, M. 15 Jan 2017 In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 208p.418-423

Newspaper reporting on a cluster of suicides in the UK: a study of article characteristics using PRINTQUAL

John, A., Hawton, K., Gunnell, D., Lloyd, K., Scourfield, J., Jones, P. A., Luce, A., Marchant, A., Platt, S., Price, S. & Dennis, M. S. Jan 2017 In : Crisis: Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 381p.17-25