PhD; BA (Hons) Psychology
Research Fellow, AISRAP
Dr Victoria Ross is a research fellow and social psychologist at AISRAP. She has extensive experience in social research across a wide range of areas, including factors influencing public perceptions and network trust, and enhancement of the communication process from research into policy and practice. Her research has been applied across a variety of Australian and international contexts. Dr Ross has recently conducted research for the Commonwealth Department of Health on best practice in models of suicide prevention delivery, and how levels of prevention can best be integrated and tailored into models that meet individual community needs. She has authored and contributed to a number of AISRAP research reports for a range of clients (e.g., the National Mental Health Commission, Commonwealth Department of Health, the TrackSAFE Foundation, and the Wesley Lifeforce Community Suicide Prevention Networks). She is also the co-ordinator and an author of the Institute’s current “Biannual literature review – Suicide Research: Selected Readings” volumes. Her research interests span all aspects of evidence-based suicide prevention, policy and practice. She is currently a reviewer for Crisis: the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.
Dr Ross recently participated in the World Health Organisation, Regional launch of the World Suicide Report and Suicide Prevention Meeting, Tokyo, Japan (1-2 December 2015), where she delivered a presentation on the current state of Australia’s Suicide Prevention Strategies and Research.
Y. W. Koo, L. Kunde, V. Ross, D. De Leo (2015). Suicide Research: Selected Readings Volume 14. Bowen Hills, Australia: Academic Press
Ross, V. L., & De Leo, D. (2015). Best practice models of suicide prevention. Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention: Brisbane.
Gibson, M., Kolves, K., Ross, V., & De Leo, D. (2015) Development of an evaluation strategy for the Wesley Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Networks. Report to Wesley Mission Suicide Prevention Services. Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention: Brisbane.
Ross V., Kolves, K. & De Leo D. (2015) Feasibility Study For A National Tracksafe Register And Profiling Of Persons Who Choose Rail As A Means Of Suicide. Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention: Brisbane.