The Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (SBRL) is pleased to announce the second Suicide and Self-Harm Early Career Researchers’ Forum (ECRF2017) which will take place at the University of Glasgow on 8th and 9th June 2017. ECRF2017 is open to all working in the field of suicide and self-harm research, but it is specifically targeted at Early Career Researchers. It will provide a space for support, networking, and collaborations among Masters, PhD, and Post-doctoral research students as well as more established researchers.
The ECR Forum will yield opportunities for investigators at an early stage of their career to receive the advice and guidance of more senior scientists in the field and create a supportive context for ECRs to share their experiences and discuss the challenges faced in suicide and self-harm research, as well as fostering potential future research collaborations. The Forum also provides the opportunity to present your latest research and study projects in progress to colleagues, peers, health professionals, and policy makers. In short, if you are a researcher (at any stage of your career) in the field of suicide and self-harm please consider attending and/or presenting.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Glasgow.
Check out the Twitter archive of 1st Suicide & Self-harm ECR Forum here!
Ellen is a
Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham and Principal Investigator leading the Self-Harm Research Group (SHRG).
The SHRG researches psychological factors associated with self-harm and suicidality,
and interventions that promote recovery, especially in young people using a
range of techniques including sequence analysis, the Card Sort Task for Self-Harm (CaTS), experiments, questionnaires, epidemiology, interviews and
systematic reviews. Ellen’s work has influenced policy - earlier versions of
our systematic review of interventions for self-harm were included in the 2011 NICE Guidance on the Longer Term Management of Self-Harm. Professor Townsend also leads a national Clinical Research Group
on self-harm funded by the Mental Health Research Network,
she is a Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health Nottingham, collaborator on the Multicentre
Study of Self-Harm in England, and a
member of the BPS Expert Panel on the Psychology of Suicidal
Behaviour. Ellen’s work is also internationally recognised. She is a
Fellow of the International Academy of Suicide Research and has recently been awarded a Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia which will take
place in April 2017.
Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health at the University of Manchester,
UK, and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester Mental Health
NHS Foundation Trust. He is Head of
Research at the Centre for Suicide Prevention in the University of Manchester and leads the suicide work programme of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide which collects data on all suicide deaths among people in contact
with health services in the UK. He was
Chair of the Guideline Development Group for the National
Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) self-harm guidelines (longer term management) and also chaired
the Quality Standards for self-harm. He
is currently chairing the NICE guidelines for depression in adults and is topic
expert on the NICE guidelines for suicide prevention in the community. He is a member of the Department of Health’s (England) National Suicide Prevention
Strategy Advisory Group. He has
published extensively on suicide and self-harm with much of his research
focussing on how health services might best contribute to suicide
Registration cost: £30*
If you are paying your registration on the day of the conference, we can only accept cash (no cheques, or credit/debit cards). We will provide receipts on the day.
*Conference dinner is not included in the cost of registration.
We have organised an informal dinner for Thursday 8th June at 7pm in the Oran Mor in the West End of Glasgow. If you wish to come, please select the option when registering on the Eventbrite page. Please note, however, that the costs of the dinner is not included in the registration fees - everyone will pay individually on the night. Spaces will be limited.
Dinner will be a 3 course meal and will cost £25 per person (drinks not included).
The menu options will be provided closer to the date, but if you have any special dietary requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
The 2nd Suicide & Self-harm ECR’s Forum will be held at Kelvin Hall, one of the most modern venues of the University Of Glasgow. It is only a 5 minute walk from the Subway station (Kelvinhall), and is very close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery, pubs and restaurants (Argyle Street, Byres Road), Kelvingrove Park, and many hotels.
Call for Submissions (adapted from BPS guidelines)
Presentations will be in the format of a brief 10-minute oral presentation or a poster. Authors can present completed studies or work in progress. This latter type of presentation allows researchers to provide information about, and share their reflections on, work in progress. For all types of presentations, the abstract should have clear and explicit aims and objectives, hypotheses or research questions; methods should be clearly described, with an explicit statement of intended sample characteristics and justification for this; a clear plan of analysis should be outlined, which should make clear how the intended analyses will address the research aims or research question; and the discussion section should clarify the expected or potential implications of the research.
Find out more about abstract submission guidelines here.
Guidelines for the Preparation of Posters
Poster sizes that best fit the boards are A1 or A0.
Closing date for abstract
submissions is 1st May 2017, 23:59 (GMT).
*Please inform in the email the format of your work (oral presentation or poster).
· Abstract submission: 1st May 2017.
· Event registration: 22 May 2017.
Welcome to Glasgow!