Alison Calear 290Px

Associate Professor Alison Calear

BAppPsych (Hons), PhD

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Australian National University

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Alison Calear is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Mental Health Research working in the areas of youth mental health, e-health and the prevention and early intervention of anxiety, depression and suicide. Alison heads the Prevention, Promotion and Educational Systems research unit and is currently leading an evaluation of the Sources of Strength suicide peer leadership program in Australian schools.

Alison was the recipient of a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2011-16) and currently holds a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship-1 (2017-20). She is a Chief Investigator for two NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, six NHMRC project grants and one other NHMRC grant.

Research areas:
  • Children or young people
  • Target groups (CALD, LGBTI, Rural/remote, Lived experience)
  • Suicidal behaviour(suicidal ideation, suicidal risk, suicide attempt)
  • Interventions
Available for:
  • Research opportunities
  • Funding
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
  • Connecting with post-graduate candidates
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
Alison Calear 290Px
Associate Professor Alison Calear

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Australian National University

Learn more