Mr Bernard Leckning
B Sci (Hons) BA (Hons) PhD
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.
- Children or young people
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
- Suicidal behaviour(suicidal ideation, suicidal risk, suicide attempt)
- Mental health, mental ill health
- Settings (workplaces, mental health services, education, communities)
- Research opportunities
- Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
- Connecting with post-graduate candidates
- Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
Exploring risk profiles of young people with self-harm hospital admissions in the Northern Territory
Leckning, B., Robinson, G., Guthridge, S., He, V.
2019. Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research. (in publication)
View at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Trends in hospital admissions involving suicidal behaviour in the Northern Territory
Leckning, B. A., Li, S. Q., Cunningham, T., Guthridge, S., Robinson, G., Nagel, T., & Silburn, S. (2016).
2001-2013. Australasian Psychiatry, 24(3), 300–304.
View at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Developing a school-based preventive life skills program for youth in a remote Indigenous community in North Australia
Robinson, G., Leckning, B., Midford, R., Harper, H., Silburn, S., Gannaway, J., Hayes, C.
2016. Health Education, 116(5), 510–523.
View at researchers.cdu.edu.au
Suicide of Children and Youth in the NT, 2006-2010: Public Release Report for the Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee
Robinson, G., Silburn, S., & Leckning, B.
2012. Darwin: Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research.
View at occ.nt.gov.au
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.