Leckning

Mr Bernard Leckning

B Sci (Hons) BA (Hons) PhD

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Menzies School of Health Research

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Mr Leckning's work has focused on the mental health and health service outcomes of vulnerable young people and adults, especially those at risk of suicidal behaviour. He has expertise in epidemiological, evaluative and health services research using community surveys and administrative data.

Much of Mr Leckning's work has focused on improving the evidence base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing and enhancing capacity for prevention in community and clinical settings.
Mr Leckning is currently undertaking a PhD supported by a scholarship from the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund that was awarded by Suicide Prevention Australia. His PhD project is an epidemiological study investigating opportunities for prevention following hospital admission involving self-harm or suicidal ideation in the NT.
Mr Leckning also works as the Data Manager and Analyst of a large repository of linked health, education, social service and welfare data within the NT Child and Youth Development Research Partnership. He is currently leading the research for a Delphi study to develop best practice guidelines for psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders presenting to hospital with self-harming thoughts and behaviours.

Research areas:
  • Adults
  • Children or young people
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • 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
  • Funding
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
  • Connecting with post-graduate candidates
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
Leckning
Mr Bernard Leckning

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Menzies School of Health Research

Learn more