Sandra Flynn

Sandra Flynn, PhD


  • Jean McFarlane Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road,

    M13 9PL, Manchester

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BSc Psychology - dissertation supervisor


MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health

Media contributions and coverage

Irish Examiner (2015)

Filicides blamed on breakups, cash woes



Dr Sandra Flynn is an experienced researcher in the field of forensic mental health working within the Centre for Mental Health and Safety. As a Lecturer, her passion lies in supporting MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health Students develop real world research. Dr Flynn completed both her Masters of Arts and her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester and an MSc in Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. Prior to becoming a Lecturer, she contributed extensively to the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health as a Research Fellow and has completed work in this profession for over 20 years. Her research interests include suicide, familial homicide, homicide-suicide and violence by people with mental illness. Her work has centred on improving safety in mental health and criminal justice settings, with a specific focus on suicide prevention.

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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