DR Karl Andriessen

DR Karl Andriessen

Positions

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Bereavement after suicide and other causes
  • Help-seeking behaviour
  • Media and the arts, and suicide
  • Suicidal behaviour and its prevention

Overview

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  • Dr Karl Andriessen is a NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the UNSW School of Psychiatry, Sydney, and a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Belgium. He is a well-known researcher in the field of suicide bereavement and prevention, and worked in Australia, Belgium, and internationally. His involvement is rooted in clinical practice, starting 30 years ago as a Social Worker in youth and family counselling, and telephone crisis lines, followed by leading positions in suicide prevention, bereavement, helplines, community mental health centres, and policy development. Karl holds a Master in Suicidology (Griffith University, 2006), and a PhD (2018) from the School of Psychiatry, UNSW, Sydney. He is the recipient of several (inter-)national awards, and served as Chair of the IASP Special Interest Group on Suicide Bereavement (2002-2015). He is an advisor to several projects in the field of mental health, suicide prevention and bereavement, and is the principal editor of “Postvention in action”, the world first “International handbook of suicide bereavement support” (Hogrefe, 2017).   

Affiliation

Member of

  • School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. Conjoint Senior Lecturer 2018 -
  • International Association for Youth Mental Health. Member 2017 -
  • Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. Member 2015 -
  • Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). Member 2015 -
  • Postvention Australia. Board member until 2016 2014 -
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven - University of Leuven. Research Fellow (since Oct 2018), Associated Researcher (Apr 2013 - Oct 2018) 2013 -
  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Member 2006 -
  • International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). Including Special Interest Group (SIG) on Suicide Bereavement and Postvention, and SIG on Media and Suicide 1995 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of New South Wales 2018
  • MSuicidology, Griffith University 2006
  • BSW, University of Antwerp 1985

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2019
  • AISRAP Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award, Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP), 2017
  • AISRAP Outstanding International Alumni of the Year Award, Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP), 2017
  • Outstanding International Health Alumnus of the Year Award, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2017
  • PhD Scholarship 2014-2018, Anika Foundation for Adolescent Depression and Suicide, 2014
  • Award for Academic Excellence, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2006
  • IASP Norman Farberow Postvention Award, International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), 2005

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Research interests: Suicide prevention, bereavement, help-seeking