Mrs Kamelia HarrisMRes, BSc (Hons)

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Clinical Psychology PhD Student

My PhD project aims to understand psychological resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people with mental health problems schizophrenia spectrum.

Schizophrenia is a severe mental health problem, associated with significant loss to quality of life, and day-to-day functioning in numerous domains. Preliminary research has shown that people with schizophrenia can spontaneously develop strategies which foster resilience. Based on this work, it is predicted that three sources of resilience will be evident which are: acceptance, resistance, and active coping. The latter source is expected to encompass emotional regulation techniques and social support. The project builds on, and nurtures, ways of being psychologically resilient to many aspects of this mental health problem. There main objective is to understand how people with schizophrenia develop resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours which has implications for research and clinical practice.

The project is funded by Mental Health Research UK (John Grace QC Studentship).



MRes, Research Methods in Psychology, University of Manchester (2014)

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University (2013)

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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