Senior Investigator Profile

First NameKeith
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Psychiatry
Telephone01865 738585
InstitutionUniversity of Oxford
NHS TrustOxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameSouth Central
Primary Research FieldPsychiatry
Secondary Research FieldHealth Policy & Services
BiographyKeith Hawton is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Consultant Psychiatrist in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He directs a long-standing programme of work at the Centre for Suicide Research on epidemiology, causes, treatment, prevention and outcome of suicidal behaviour. He has taken a particular interest in suicide and self-harm in young people, suicide in high risk occupational groups, media influences on suicidal behaviour, and evaluation of treatments and prevention strategies. He has published 15 books and over 400 papers and chapters. He has received the Stengel Research Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the Dublin Career Research Award from the American Association of Suicidology, and the Research Award of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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