Research Collaborations

Our Team have many active international research collaborations

Our international collaborations include:

  • The Universities of Harvard and Texas on the HRC funded TrACY project.
  • The University of York, Toronto on the development of an Inuit version of SPARX
  • Ritsumeikan University, Japan on a SPARX study by Japanese university students.
  • The Black Dog Institute, the University of Sydney on a large study of SPARX as a preventive intervention.
  • Cardiff University on a successful bid for GBP 10 million from the Wolfson Trust.
  • The Open University in Great Britain for studies in the LGBTI community
  • Griffith University for a study of BRAVE in Christchurch.
  • We have collaborated with the Orygen Centre in Australia on various projects. These include preventing relapse of Major Depressive Disorder in youth and developing an integrated response to suicide risk among secondary school students.
  • Our work with the University of York has focussed on evidence-informed prevention and treatment of common mental disorders in children and young people. Together, we also conducted a Cochrane review of suicide prevention and self-harm interventions in education settings.

We also collaborate with researchers nationally at:

  • The Christchurch School of Medicine and Canterbury District Health Board on a project funded by Cure Kids and for the National Science Challenge
  • Victoria University on SPARX and e-mental health projects.
  • The Dunedin School of Medicine on a sentinel surveillance project for hospital-based self-harm.
  • Ohomairangi Trust on parenting programmes for Māori parents facing multiple challenges.
  • LeVa on the training of frontline staff to address suicide risk.
  • Massey University on SPARX-related research and the National Science Challenge.