Introducing – Professor Rory O’Connor

Professor Rory O’Connor will be speaking at our 2nd annual conference, March 1st, from Harm to Hope.

He completed his PhD at Queen’s University Belfast in 1997 and then moved to Scotland where he has been ever since, most recently as Professor of Psychology at University of Stirling.  He joined the University of Glasgow in July 2013 and is currently Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory and is head of the Mental Health and Wellbeing group there.  He is a registered health psychologist who is broadly interested in self-regulation processes and health outcomes.  He is Past President of the International Academy for Suicide Research, past UK National Representative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and a member of the American Association of Suicidology. 

In 2014 he was elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.  He also serves on the Scientific Review Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is Deputy Chief Editor of Archives of Suicide Research, an Associate Editor of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour, serves on the editorial board of Psychology and Health, Crisis, the Open Access Journals Suicidology Online and Psychiatry Journal.

Rory is a member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology (and is an accredited Stage 2 health psychology supervisor) and the European Health Psychology Society.  He also sits on the Chief Scientist Office’s Health Services and Population Research Grants Committee, and the Scottish Government’s national suicide and self-harm implementation and monitoring group.  Rory was also a member of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE self-harm guidelines (longer term management).

Everyone here at Harmless is incredibly excited to having Professor Rory O’Connor speaking at the conference. If you would like to attend please click on the following link for more information:

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