Rory O’Connor, a native of Derry, is Professor of Health Psychology
at the University of Glasgow where he directs the Suicidal
Behaviour Research Laboratory, one of the leading suicide research
He is a world leader on suicide research and prevention and has
been working in the field for 25 years, beginning with his PhD on
suicide and self-harm at Queen’s University of
Rory is the current President of the International Association for
and past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research
– the only person from the UK and the 2nd person globally to hold
He has published extensively in the field of suicide and self-harm
and has advised on and contributed to six BBC documentaries on
suicide, including the BAFTA-nominated Life After Suicide with
Angela Samata, Suicide and Me with the rapper Professor Green and
Our Silent Emergency with the DJ Roman Kemp.
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