9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Seminar Series: Jo Robinson
Suicide Prevention Among Young People: A Snapshot from Australia
Jo Robinson is a Senior Research Fellow at Orygen the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health where she leads the suicide prevention research unit. Current projects include the development of a systematic approach to youth suicide prevention across north-west Melbourne, the establishment of a self-harm monitoring program in emergency departments, a RCT examining the effects of an online program among secondary school students, and a suite of studies examining the potential utility of social media platforms in suicide prevention. She has also led the production of a series of systematic reviews that have informed clinical practice and service development.
She has a keen interest in policy development and evaluation and has led the development of two major policy reports and is regularly called upon to provide advice to both state and federal government.