Associate Professor Fiona Shand

Head of Suicide Prevention at Black Dog Institute

Mf Expert Fiona Shand

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.

Qualifications
Topics
  • Suicide
  • Suicide prevention research
  • Prevention
  • Intervention
Industries
  • Regional and remote communities
  • Lived experience
Demographics
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Men
  • Women
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