Ally’s research area is the exploration of motives for suicide attempt(s) among children, adolescents and young adults, with a predominant focus on capturing lived experience through qualitative inquiry methods. Ally spent eight years working with children and adolescents – in a behavioural management, education assistance and psychologist role - before deciding to pursue a research career in 2015. She is very passionate about the psychological health, safety and well-being of children, adolescents and young adults, as well as being an enthusiastic advocate for the inclusion of lived experience perspectives as part of suicide research.
Black Dog Institute research projects
A qualitative study investigating the motives for suicide attempts among youth.
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Testing how effectively Sources of Strength program can promote help-seeking for suicide in adolescents in Australian high schools.