Associate Professor Fiona Shand
Head of Suicide Prevention at Black Dog Institute
Associate Professor Shand is a Senior Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention. She leads a program of research focused on suicide prevention. Currently, Fiona is the Research Director for LifeSpan, Australia’s largest ever Suicide Prevention trial, which takes a multilevel implementation approach to regional suicide prevention.
Her other research spans e-mental health interventions for at-risk populations, Indigenous suicide prevention, and health service research. Her team has completed the first Australian randomised controlled trial of a suicide prevention intervention with Aboriginal youth, using an app to deliver therapy.
- Mental ill-health
- Suicide prevention research
- Regional and remote communities
- Lived experience
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples