Katrina Witt

Katrina Witt

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Katrina is a National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leader in youth suicide prevention at Orygen and the Centre for Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne. She is a junior editor for the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group (CCMD) and the Child and Young Person and Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention satellites. Her research focuses on the co-design, development, implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions for the prevention of self-harm and suicidal behaviour, with a particular focus on improving access and coverage of mental health services using epidemiological and computer simulation science. She has a particular interest in the emergency treatment of self-harm and suicide and is currently co-building a state-wide surveillance system for emergency department self-harm presentations in Victoria. She has also been involved in policy in relation to self-harm and suicide prevention, having sat on the Office of the Chief Psychiatrists’ Working Group for the Working with Suicidal Patients in Victorian Emergency Departments. Her work has earned her numerous accolades including, most recently, the Andrej Marušiĉ Early Career Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention (the peak suicide prevention organisation internationally).

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