Dr Kairi Kolves

Principal Research fellow at Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP)

Dr Kairi Kolves Griffith

Dr Kairi Kõlves is a Principal Research Fellow and Course Convener at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention, Griffith University. She has been working in suicide research and prevention since 1998. Between 1999 and 2008, she worked at the Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute and joined AISRAP in 2008.

Dr Kõlves has been involved in several Australian, Estonian and international projects and has been an adviser to the World Health Organization. She is a member of a number of advisory committees including the Queensland Advisory Group on Suicide, the Advisory Board of 'Lifeline Research Foundation' and others. Her work has been published in over 130 peer-reviewed papers, and numerous book chapters and reports. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Australian LIFE Award in Emerging Researcher category, in 2017 the Griffith Health Pro Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (Mid-Career Researcher) and the Publication Award of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.

Qualifications
  • PhD in Sociology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
  • MA in Sociology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
  • BA (with honours), University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
  • Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Topics
  • Suicide
  • Suicide prevention research
  • Suicide prevention
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