Professor Of Mental Health, University of Melbourne
Professor Jane Pirkis (PhD) is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She has undertaken a number of policy-relevant studies of suicide and suicide prevention in Australia, including profiling the epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behaviour among the general population and among at-risk groups.
She has a particular research interest in suicide and the media. She has also undertaken a number of evaluations of large-scale suicide prevention programs and mental health care initiatives.
Professor Pirkis is also a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.