Research projects on non-suicidal self harm

Our research on self-harm has included measuring the frequency of self-harm by students and looking at factors which lead to repeated self-harm, such as rumination, alexithymia, and cultural differences.

Collaboration with colleagues in New Zealand has enabled us to use our self-harm data to contribute to the validation of two new scales, measuring Rumination and Avoidance.

An ongoing project is exploring different ways of assessing the extent to which people feel able to disclose self-harm. Ian Noonan (PhD student) is examining self-harm cessation: exploring the processes which enable people who have self-harmed repeatedly to stop.

For further information contact Dr Jo Borrill, [email protected]