Pauline Turnbull

Pauline Turnbull


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Pauilne Turnbull has over 15 years' experience in suicide prevention research. She gained her PhD in 2014, a study applying multilevel modelling to linked data to examine the social context of suicide in England and Wales. Following this, she managed the Manchester Self-Harm Project (part of the Multicentre Study of Self-Harm), before joining NCISH as Project Manager (now Project Director) in 2015. Pauline is responsible for the day-to-day management of NCISH, and has a particular interest in research impact.

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Self-harm management in the emergency department
  • The influence of social factors on suicide
  • Analysis of large-scale datasets
  • Multilevel modelling


PhD - Social Statistics, title 'The Social Context of Suicide in England and Wales: a multilevel analysis' (CCSR, University of Manchester)

MSc - Social Research Methods and Statistics (CCSR, University of Manchester)

BA Hons - Psychology (University of Manchester)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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