Dr Alison Kennedy
PhD, BBSc(Hons), PostGradDipArts(Criminology)
Alison is a Behavioural Scientist who has lived and worked in Victoria’s rural farming community since 2003. Alison’s research role at the National Centre for Farmer Health since 2010 has largely focused on mental health—improving understanding of managing tough times, suicide bereavement, rural suicide risk and suicide stigma; and developing prevention strategies tailored for the rural context. As a community educator, Alison has also delivered mental health workshops to farmers, service providers and community members across Eastern Australia. Alison was the recipient of the 2018 Emerging Researcher LiFE Award—recognising excellence in suicide prevention—and was an expert witness for the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health Services.
- Target groups (CALD, LGBTI, Rural/remote, Lived experience)
- Suicidal behaviour(suicidal ideation, suicidal risk, suicide attempt)
- Mental health, mental ill health
- Settings (workplaces, mental health services, education, communities)
- Research opportunities
- Connecting with post-graduate candidates
- Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
The Ripple Effect: A Digital Intervention to Reduce Suicide Stigma Among Farming Men.
Kennedy, A., Brumby, S., Versace, V. and Brumby-Rendell, T.
BMC Public Health, 20:813. Available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08954-5.
View at bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com
Suicide in rural Australia: Are farming-related suicides different?
Kennedy, A., Adams, J., Dwyer, J., Rahman, M.A. and Brumby, S.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Suicide Prevention, 17(6): E2010.
View at www.mdpi.com
Suicide and accidental death for Australia’s farming families: How context influences response.
Kennedy, A., Maple, M., McKay, K. and Brumby, S
OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, 11;30222819854920
View at doi.org
A Pest to Mental Health? Exploring the Link between Agrichemical Exposure & Psychological Distress.
Khan, N., Kennedy, A., Cotton, J., and Brumby, S.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(8): 1327.
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Development & evaluation of e-mental health interventions to reduce suicide stigma
Dreier, M., Ludwig, J., Harter, M., .... Kennedy, A., Brumby, S. & Liebherz, S.
BMC Psychiatry 19:152.
View at bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com
Please note: this is not a complete list of papers this researcher has contributed to. If the research you are interested in is not listed above, please contact the researcher for more information.