School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Publications and Conference presentations


Publications from the project 

Thorne, B., and O’Reilly, M. (in press). Operationalizing strategic objectives of suicide prevention policy: Police-led LOSST LIFFE model. Death Studies, 
Thorne, B., and O’Reilly, M. (in press). Letter to the editor: The importance of local approaches for suicide prevention: The LOSST LIFFE model. Journal of Loss and Trauma

Publications related to the subject area: Self-harm and suicide research from the team 

Abbas, M., Alhemiary, N.,Abdul Razaq, E.,  Naosh, S. and ,Appleby, L. (2017), The Iraqi national study of suicide: Report on suicide data in Iraq in 2015 and 2016, Journal of Affective Disorders, 2018 Mar 15;229:56-62 

Abbas MJ, Mohanna MA, Diab TA, Chikoore M, Wang M. (2017) Why Suicide? The Analysis of Motives for Self-Harm. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 15;229:56-62.

Amin, N., Rasoul, N.  & Abbas, M. (2012), Self-burning in Iraqi Kurdistan: proportion and risk factors in a burns unit. International Psychiatry, 9(3), 72-74. 

Abbas, M., Raghavan, R. and Griffin, E.  A Qualitative Analysis of Factors underpinning Suicide identified in Serious Incident Investigation Reports in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Submitted

Levine, D., Morton, J., and O’Reilly, M. (in press). Child safety, protection, and safeguarding in the time of COVID-19 in Great Britain: Proposing a conceptual framework. Child Abuse and Neglect,

Hatcher, R. M. (2017). Risk assessment and offender behaviour programmes. In G. M. Davies, & A. R. Beech (Eds.), Forensic Psychology (Third edition ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Hay, A., Majumder, P., Fosker, H., Karim, K., and O’Reilly, M. (2015). The views and opinions of CAMHS professionals on their role and the role of others in attending to children who self-harm. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 20(2), 289-303

Hirini, P. & Collings, S. (2005). Whakamomori: He Whakaaro, he kōrero noa. A Collectionof contemporary views on Māori and Suicide. In collaboration with the Departments of Public Health and Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine. Ministry of Health. Wellington: Ministry of Health. 

Kiyimba, N., and O’Reilly, M. (2016). The risk of secondary traumatic stress in the qualitative transcription process: A research note. Qualitative Research, 16(4), 468-476

Kiyimba, N., Karim, K., and O’Reilly, M. (In press). ‘Just ask’: How to talk to children and young people about self-harm and suicide risk. In O’Reilly, M., and Lester, J., (Eds.). Improving communication in mental health settings: Evidence-based recommendations from practitioner-led research. London: Routledge   

Millard C (2015) A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Millard CJ & Ougrin D (2017) Narrative Matters: Self-harm in Britain post-1945: the evolution of new diagnostic category. Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Millard C (2012) Book Review: Suicide: Foucault, History and Truth. History of the Human Sciences, 25(1), 135-139

O’Reilly, M., Dogra, N., Levine, D., and Donoso, V. (in press). Digital media and child and adolescent mental health: A practical guide to understanding the evidence. London: Sage. 

O’Reilly, M., Levine, D., and Law, E. (in press). Digital Ethics of Care Philosophy to Understand Adolescents' sense of Responsibility on Social Media. Pastoral Care in Education

O’Reilly, M. (2018). Social media and adolescents’ mental health: Is the moral panic justified? In J Mair, T Clark, N Fowler, and R Snoddy (Eds.), Anti-social media? The impact on journalism and society. Suffolk: Abramis Academic Publishing. 

O’Reilly, M., Kiyimba, N. & Karim, K. (2016). “This is a question we have to ask everyone”: Asking young people about self-harm and suicide. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23, 479-488.

Conference presentations related to self-harm and suicide

Adams, S. (2019). Self-harm in primary school children: the voices of the educational professionals, parents and children. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference Researching Education and Mental Health: Where are we now?, London, 12 July 2019

Adams, S. (2019) Self-harm in primary school children: the voices of the educational professionals, parents and children. Paper presented at 4th Suicide and Self-Harm Early and Mid-Career Researchers Forum, Glasgow, 7th June 2019

Drewett, A., and O’Reilly, M. (2020). [keynote] Autism and depression. Autism Learns – conference for parents and frontline professionals. December. Online. 

O’Reilly, M., and Drewett, A., (2020) [keynote] Autism, self-harm and suicidal thinking. Autism Learns – conference for parents and frontline professionals. December. Online. 

O’Reilly, M. (2020). [Keynote]. Social media and child and adolescent mental health: Conceptualising a digital ethics of care. West Midlands CPD Educational Psychology Conference, November 2020. 

O’Reilly, M. (2020). [Keynote]. Working toward a digital ethics of care: Adolescent views of social media and mental health. Mindful of AI: Language, Technology and Mental Health, October 2020, University of Cambridge 

O’Reilly, M. (2020). [Keynote]. Suicide first responders’ experiences. Working Together to Prevent Suicide, September 2020, Leicester multi-agency conference. 

O’Reilly, M. (2019). [Keynote]. Examining the relationship between social media and mental health: The views of key stakeholders. Social Media: Risks and Protective Factors for Young People’s Mental Health, Education Conference, November 2019. Newcastle, UK. 

O’Reilly, M. (2017). [Invited talk Keynote]: Social media, adolescents and mental health. Paper presented at the Mental Health Research Salon, November meeting. Leicester. 

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