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Health Sciences profile

Dr Silke Kuehl

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDean's Department (Wellington)
QualificationsMA (Clinical), RGN, RNM
Research summarySuicide and self-harm


Silke is a Clinical Research Fellow in the Suicide and Mental Health Research Group. Her PhD topic is 'The suicide and serious self-harm risk of Mixed Presenters', people who present to emergency departments with self-harm and for other reasons. She works part-time as a staff nurse at Wellington emergency department. Her study is funded by the Health Research Council with a Clinical Research Training Fellowship.


Every-Palmer, S., Kim, A. H. M., Cloutman, L., & Kuehl, S. (2022). Police, ambulance and psychiatric co-response versus usual care for mental health and suicide emergency callouts: A quasi-experimental study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674221109131

Kuehl, S., Stanley, J., Nelson, K., & Collings, S. (2021). The serious self-harm risk of “mixed presenters,” people who presented to New Zealand emergency departments for self-harm and other reasons: A cohort study. Archives of Suicide Research, 25(3), 475-490. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1715904

Kuehl, S., Nelson, K., & Collings, S. (2012). Back so soon: Rapid re-presentations to the emergency department following intentional self-harm. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1367). Retrieved from