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Professor Jo Smith

Emeritus Professor of Early Intervention and Psychosis, University of Worcester

Jo is an Emeritus Professor of Early Intervention and Psychosis at University of Worcester in the UK. She is a Clinical Psychologist by profession, with 34 years NHS clinical experience. Jo was project lead for 'Suicide Safer' a multiagency student suicide prevention initiative at University of Worcester, which was shortlisted for a Times HE (2018) 'Outstanding Support for Students' Award. She is a member of the international 'Zero Suicide' initiative and co-authored the 'International Declaration on Zero Suicide in Healthcare', published in 2015. She was a member of national working groups which produced Universities UK (2017) '#Stepchange: Mental health in Higher Education', UUK (2018) 'Minding Our Future' and UUK and PAPYRUS (2018) 'Suicide Safer Universities' Guidance. Jo has supervised two PhD research studentships exploring aspects of student suicide in UK HEI. Jo has co-edited and contributed several chapters for a book with Dr. Sharon Mallon from the Open University on 'Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide: A Practical Guide for FE and HE Settings' published by Jessica Kingsley in November 2021.
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