Name: Colette Ramsey
Research Theme: Chronic Illness and Palliative Care
Research Title: Examining the effectiveness of the processes of learning implementation and change management, based on recommendations from serious adverse incident investigations, following patient suicide within the mental health system.
Research Interests: Suicide prevention, Crisis Intervention and de-escalation, Zero Suicide, Mental Health, Implementation Science and Human Factors Analysis.
Supervisors: Dr Karen Galway (Primary) Professor Gavin Davidson (Secondary)
The aim of the research is to examine the effectiveness of the processes of learning implementation and change management, based on recommendations from serious adverse incident investigations, following patient suicide with the mental health system. This study will apply a novel and innovative approach to examining and challenging the learning process applied to suicide prevention within mental health services, through examination of the recommendations from SAI reports completed following patient suicides across Northern Ireland from January 2015 to December 2016. It will evaluate how effectively these recommendations are implemented and incorporated into suicide prevention initiatives within mental health services.
Conferences & Publications
I have had 3 papers published and 1 conference paper as follows:
- Data analytics of call log data to identify caller behaviour patterns from a mental health and well-being helpline. Siobhan O’Neill, Raymond Bond, Alexander Grigorash, Maurice Mulvenna, Colette Ramsey, Cherie Armour September 2018. Health Informatics Journal 25(1):146045821879266
- Frequency domain analysis of telephone helpline call data. Alexander Grigorash, Raymond Bond, Maurice Mulvenna, Siobhan O’Neill, Cherie Armour, Colette Ramsey. September 2018. DOI: 10.1142/9789813273238_0158 Conference: Conference on Data Science and Knowledge Engineering for Sensing Decision Support (FLINS 2018)
- Predicting Caller Type Using Call Log Data from a Mental Health and Wellbeing Helpline. Alexander Grigorash, Siobhan O’Neill, Raymond Bond, Colette Ramsey, Cherie Armour, Maurice Mulvenna,January 2018, DOI: 10.2196/mental.9946
- Characteristics of Lifeline, Crisis Line, Service Users Who Have Died by Suicide. Colette Ramsey, Edel Ennis, Siobhan O’Neill. June 2018. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 49(15). DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12476
I have presented at a number of conference as follows:
- Irish Association of Suicidology Conference – October 2016 – Killarney. Oral Presentation. I was shortlisted for the Excellence in Research Award at this conference.
- Suicide Prevention What Works Conference – Voices Seldom Heard – Belfast November 2017. Oral Presentation.
- International Association of Suicide Prevention World Congress – Derry 2019. 2 Oral presentations and 1 poster presentation.
Prior to starting my PhD in 2017 I worked on 2 short research projects at Ulster University. These related to helpline research and suicide prevention strategies. As part of my MSc I completed a research project on Suicide prevention on the Regional Lifeline Service in Northern Ireland. My time prior to this was mainly working as a therapist in the area of Suicide prevention and crisis intervention and de-escalation. I have assisted in facilitating tutorials for the year 2 nursing students on the Evidence Based Nursing module and previously had a brief period of casual work teaching on the Certificate in Counselling at North-West Regional College.
My perfect PhD day...
When my plan for the day works out exactly as I had anticipated and I get more work done than expected.
I have assisted in facilitating tutorials for the year 2 nursing students on the Evidence Based Nursing module and previously had a brief period of casual work teaching on the Certificate in Counselling at North-West Regional College.
I have assisted in data collection on the Jack Trial at QUB.
When I'm not PhDing...
I am looking after my 3 teenagers and my dog. When I am not doing that I love to travel, read, listen to music and take photographs! I also sit on the steering group of the Community Crisis Intervention Service (CCIS) in Derry which is a project close to my heart. I do this in a voluntary capacity and have been involved in this project for around 5-years from the initial idea and design of the service to the implementation of the current 15 month pilot service.