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.


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