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Dr Kairi Kolves

Dr

Kairi Kolves

Principal Research Fellow
Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
+61 (0)7 3735 3380 (Work)
M24 1.43, Mount Gravatt Campus

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BIO

Dr Kairi Kõlves is a Principal Research Fellow and Course Convener at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) and Co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention, Griffith University. She has been working in suicide research and prevention since 1998. Between 1999 and 2008, she worked at the Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute and joined AISRAP in 2008. Dr Kõlves has been involved in several Australian, Estonian and international projects and has been an adviser to the World Health Organization. She is a member of a number of advisory committees including the Commonwealth Department of Health's Expert Panel on Suicide Prevention, the Queensland Advisory Group on Suicide, the Advisory Board of 'Lifeline Research Foundation' and others. Her work has been published in over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and numerous book chapters and reports.

DEGREES

  • PhD in Sociology
    University of Tartu, Tartu, EstoniaSep 2002 - Dec 2006
  • MA in Sociology
    University of Tartu, Tartu, EstoniaSep 1999 - Jun 2001
  • BA (with honours)
    University of Tartu, Tartu, EstoniaSep 1995 - Jun 1999

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • Epidemiology
    University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom1 Jan 2017
  • Qualitative research methods in behavioural and health sciences
    University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia1 Jan 2007 - 1 Jan 2007
  • Suicide prevention and methodological questions concerning media coverage of suicides
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden1 Jan 2005 - 1 Jan 2005
  • Health economics and health care systems
    Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden1 Jan 2004 - 1 Jan 2004
  • Health policy, planning and management
    Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden1 Jan 2003 - 1 Jan 2003
  • Public Health part 2
    Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden1 Jan 2003 - 1 Jan 2003
  • Public Health part 1
    Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden1 Jan 2002 - 1 Jan 2002
  • Advanced Nordic-Baltic course on safety promotion and injury prevention research
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden2002 - 2002
  • Global Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden1 Jan 2001 - 1 Jan 2001

LANGUAGES

  • Estonian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Russian
    Can read, speak and understand
  • German
    Can read, write, speak and understand