Name: Colette Ramsey
Research Theme: Supportive 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, Zero Suicide and Mental Health.
Supervisors: Dr. Karen Galway and Dr. Gavin Davidson
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.
When my plan for the day works out exactly as I had anticipated and I get more work done than expected.
I am a qualified therapist and had a brief period of casual work teaching on the Certificate in Counselling at North-West Regional College.
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 am also a qualified therapist.
Conferences & Publications:
I have spoken at 2 conferences: Contact NI’s conference - Suicide Prevention What works conference in Belfast Titanic in November 2016 and The Irish Association of Suicide Prevention’s annual conference In June 2016. At this conference I was shortlisted for a Research Excellence award. On both occasions I presented my research from my Master’s degree: What are the Characteristics of Lifeline, Crisis Line, Service-users who have Died by Suicide?
I have not yet had any papers published however I have 2 papers submitted for publication at moment, one from my Master’s degree research mentioned above and another from a project I was involved in at University of Ulster after completing my MSc; Using Data Analytics to Identify Caller Behaviour Patterns on a Mental Wellbeing Helpline. I am patiently waiting to see if these papers will be accepted for publication.
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