Kairi Kolves

Dr Kairi Kolves

PhD(Soc)

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

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Dr Kairi Kõlves is a Principal Research Fellow and Course Convener at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) and Co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention, Griffith University. She has been working in suicide research and prevention since 1998. Between 1999 and 2008, she worked at the Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute and joined AISRAP in 2008. Dr Kõlves has been involved in several Australian, Estonian and international projects and has been an adviser to the World Health Organization. She is a member of a number of advisory committees including the Commonwealth Department of Health’s Expert Panel on Suicide Prevention, the Queensland Advisory Group on Suicide, the Advisory Board of ‘Lifeline Research Foundation’ and others. Her work has been published in over 80 peer-reviewed papers, a number of book chapters and numerous reports

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
Available for:
  • Research opportunities
  • Funding
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
  • Connecting with post-graduate candidates
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
Kairi Kolves
Dr Kairi Kolves

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Learn more