12.30-1.30pm, Wed 11th October 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Roger Webb, Professor of Mental Health Epidemiology and Senior Postgraduate Research Tutor, Division of Psychology and Mental Health, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Self-harm and interpersonal violence have overlapping aetiological profiles, and yet researchers and clinicians tend to focus narrowly on one of these adverse outcomes. Using national Danish interlinked registers, Professor Webb and his team examined familial environmental psychosocial challenges during childhood as predictors of hospital-treated self-harm and violent criminality risks from mid-adolescence through early middle age. They also considered pathways to co- occurrence – i.e. factors distinguishing individuals who harm themselves and other people too versus those who engage in only one of these deleterious behaviours.