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Dr Alison Kennedy

PhD, BBSc(Hons), PostGradDipArts(Criminology)

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
National Centre for Farmer Health

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Alison is a Behavioural Scientist who has lived and worked in Victoria’s rural farming community since 2003. Alison’s research role at the National Centre for Farmer Health since 2010 has largely focused on mental health—improving understanding of managing tough times, suicide bereavement, rural suicide risk and suicide stigma; and developing prevention strategies tailored for the rural context. As a community educator, Alison has also delivered mental health workshops to farmers, service providers and community members across Eastern Australia. Alison was the recipient of the 2018 Emerging Researcher LiFE Award—recognising excellence in suicide prevention—and was an expert witness for the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health Services.

Research areas:
  • Adults
  • Target groups (CALD, LGBTI, Rural/remote, Lived experience)
  • Suicidal behaviour(suicidal ideation, suicidal risk, suicide attempt)
  • Mental health, mental ill health
  • Interventions
  • Settings (workplaces, mental health services, education, communities)
Available for:
  • Research opportunities
  • Connecting with post-graduate candidates
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
Alison Kennedy Smlcropped Head Shot 4393
Dr Alison Kennedy

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
National Centre for Farmer Health

Email