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Silke_Kuehl_profilePhD, MA (Clinical), RN, DipPsychNurs

Clinical Research Fellow, Suicide and Mental Health Research Group

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Silke's PhD was on 'Coping Has Limits: 'Mixed Presenters' Emergency Department Presentations for Self-harm and Other Reasons. Her study was funded by the Health Research Council with a Clinical Research Training Fellowship and was viewed as 'exceptional'. Silke works part-time as a staff nurse at Wellington emergency department. Currently, she is working on a stocktake for the Mental Health Inquiry.

Research interests and activities

People who present to emergency departments for self-harm and other reasons – the clinical implications.

Focus on the person who experiences mental ill health.

The importance of engagement between clinicians and the person presenting to an emergency department with mental health issues.


Kuehl, S., Gordon, S., & Every-Palmer, S. (2024). ‘In safe hands’: Experiences of services users and family/support people of police, ambulance and mental health co-response. Police Practice & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15614263.2024.2326832 Journal - Research Article

Kuehl, S., Kim, A. H. M., & Every-Palmer, S. (2023). 'An accident waiting to happen': Experiences of police officers, paramedics, and mental health clinicians involved in 911-mental health crises: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 30, 822-835. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12916 Journal - Research Article

Werkmeister, C., Cunningham, R., Freeland, A., Stanley, J., Every-Palmer, S., & Kuehl, S. (2023). Missed presentations, missed opportunities: A cross-sectional study of mental health presentation undercounting in the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 35, 276-282. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.14114 Journal - Research Article

Every-Palmer, S., Kim, A. H. M., Cloutman, L., & Kuehl, S. (2023). 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, 57(4), 572-582. doi: 10.1177/00048674221109131 Journal - Research Article

Every-Palmer, S., Kuehl, S., & Kim, A. (2022). Wellington Mental Health Co-Response Team evaluation: Police, ambulance and mental health services co-attending 111 mental health calls. 167p. Retrieved from Commissioned Report for External Body

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