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Elizabeth Blackwell Institute’s Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Duleeka (Dee) Knipe awarded the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) De Leo Fund Award

18 September 2019

The De Leo Fund Award honours the memory of Nicola and Vittorio, the beloved children of Professor Diego De Leo, IASP Past President. The Award is offered to distinguished scholars in recognition of their outstanding research on suicidal behaviours carried out in developing countries.

Dr Duleeka (Dee) Knipe, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Vice Chancellor's Fellow in Bristol's Centre for Academic Health has received a prestigious international award in recognition of her outstanding research into suicide prevention in low- and middle-income countries. Dee's research has focused on achieving a better understanding of suicidal behaviour in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where 79 per cent of the world’s suicide deaths occur but which attract only a fraction of mental health research funding.

Dr Knipe, commenting on receiving the award, said: "It is truly humbling to receive the De Leo Fund award, but the work I’m being recognised for is not my work alone. I have been tremendously fortunate to be part of a great team of researchers, and to be mentored by world leading academics."


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