Dr Katie McGill

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Katie is a clinical psychologist who has been working in suicide prevention and mental health promotion for over 20 years. Katie is particularly interested in building the capacity of the community and health services to translate and implement evidence into practice and translate practice into evidence.

Through better use of data, stronger partnerships and regional leadership, including working directly with people with lived experience, she believes we will see a real change in suicide rates and an improvement in the experiences of, and supports available to, people who are suicidal and their families.

Her research interests include: building knowledge about best practice care for people at risk of suicide; establishing capacity for the capture, and better use of, self-harm and suicide data at a clinical, community, health service and policy level; evaluation of suicide prevention services and initiatives; understanding the needs of priority population groups and how this can inform practice;
and exploring the effectiveness of suicide prevention initiatives from an implementation science perspective.

She is currently completing a PhD with the University of Newcastle, supported by a scholarship from Suicide Prevention Australia and Regional Australia Bank, building on the work she is engaged in with Professor Greg Carter with additional supervision from Professor Frances KayLambkin and Associate Professor Jo Robinson.

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Dr Katie McGill

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
University of Newcastle, Centre for Brain and Mental Health