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Dr Amanda Clacy

PhD, B.Soc.Sci. (Psych. Hons.)

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute

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Dr Amanda Clacy is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute (SCMN-TI) in Queensland. Amanda’s research combines her research expertise in psychology, complex systems analysis, and neuroscience in the exploration of community-based suicide prevention and mental health promotion, and concussion-related mood disorders in youth. Amanda is currently working within the Alliance for Suicide Prevention - Sunshine Coast, which is a community-based program focused on providing evidence-based training and support throughout the community. The aim of Amanda’s work within the Alliance is to apply evidence-based practice to create an integrated network of groups and organisations with a shared mission for suicide prevention. In her work with the Alliance, Amanda takes a multi-disciplinary approach to suicide prevention, collaborating with a wide and varied network of people including schools, men’s support, personal trainers, and community engagement providers.

As a review editor and science mentor for Frontiers for Young Minds, Amanda has a demonstrated passion for science communication. She has authored 13 peer-reviewed publications and 2 book chapters, with an additional 5 publications currently under review. Amanda has also presented her research at a number of national and international conferences. Amanda is a member of the Society for Mental Health Research and a consultant researcher for New Zealand Rugby’s Community Concussion Initiative (funded by World Rugby Union).

Research areas:
  • Children or young people
  • Mental health, mental ill health
  • Interventions
  • Settings (workplaces, mental health services, education, communities)
Available for:
  • Research opportunities
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
Clacy A 300Dpi
Dr Amanda Clacy

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute

Learn more