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Ellen Townsend

Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Science

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Biography

I hold a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Leeds and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. Before joining Nottingham as a Lecturer in 2001 I spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Centre for Suicide Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. I am PI of the Self-Harm Research Group (SHRG) and co-PI (with Prof Chris Hollis) of the UKR funded 'Digital Youth' programme. I am co-leading Connect Nottingham initiative - a pioneering community research and engagement hub at the newly acquired Castle Meadow Campus, along with Dr Rebecca Ford. Connect Nottingham puts the community at the centre of what we do at the University.

Expertise Summary

Self-Harm. Suicide Prevention. Mental Health. Psychology. Participatory research. Public Engagement.

Research Summary

I am a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham and PI leading the Self-Harm Research Group (SHRG) and co-PI for the MRC funded 'Digital Youth' programme. SHRG researches… read more

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Current Research

I am a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham and PI leading the Self-Harm Research Group (SHRG) and co-PI for the MRC funded 'Digital Youth' programme. SHRG researches psychological factors associated with self-harm and interventions (including digital interventions) that support 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. This work has been funded by UKRI, NIHR and the Wellcome Trust.

I am a collaborator on the Multicentre Study of Self-Harm in England, HORIZON and the Autism Adapted Safety Plans study

A full list of my publications via Google scholar is here.

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