EBI Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Duleeka (Dee) Knipe profiled in the The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
27 October 2019
Sri-Lankan born EBI Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Duleeka (Dee) Knipe explains her research into suicide prevention in low-and middle-income countries in an article in The Sunday Times Sri Lanka.
Dr. Knipe’s research has focused on achieving a better understanding of suicidal behaviour in low- and middle-income countries, where 79 per cent of the world’s suicide deaths occur but which attract only a fraction of mental health research funding.
Her interest had been triggered when she was appointed research co-ordinator on the world’s largest randomised trial in suicide prevention initiative – a cluster randomised trial of lockable storage devices for pesticides in rural Sri Lanka with 165,000 individuals.
The Sunday Times said; "Steadfastly and silently, a crusader against self-harm has been working at grassroots level in remote areas of Anuradhapura as well as at her research bench in Bristol to provide evidence-based facts and figures to bring about effective preventive interventions not just in Sri Lanka but across the world." This article explores Dee's backgorund, journey and research.