Interventions to reduce suicide at suicide hotspots

Professor Jane Pirkis is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.  She currently holds a National Health and Medical Council Senior Research Fellowship.  She prides herself on conducting research that is useful to policy-makers and practitioners.  Her research is conducted within a population health framework, and involves epidemiological studies of risk and protective factors for mental illness and suicide, as well as evaluations of large-scale mental health and suicide prevention initiatives.