Projects per year
I joined the School of Psychological Sciences and Health as a lecturer in September 2008, having previously worked as a Research Fellow at Stirling University (with Professor Rory O'Connor). I am a Chartered Psychologist (Health Psychology), and my research is in Health Psychology and Health Services Research; However, I focus primarily on suicide and self-harm. My work is characterised by an interdisciplinary focus (e.g. psychology, health services research, primary and secondary care, epidemiology) and aims to address key health issues. My main research interest lies in the application of theoretical models to enhance our understanding of the aetiology of suicidal behaviours and psychological well-being across the lifespan. I have a track record of obtaining funding for this work and most recently completed a CSO funded study to test a low-cost, theory-driven intervention to reduce suicidal behaviour. I am a Centre for Health Policy Fellow in the Centre for Health Policy at Strathclyde University. I am also an affiliate member of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab at the University of Glasgow. My second research aim is the understanding of factors that affect behaviour during disease epidemics through experimental simulation techniques.
Academic / Professional qualifications
Education: BA (Strathclyde), PhD (Stirling)
Professional: CPsychol (Health), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Affiliate Member of the Suicide Behaviour Laboratory at the University of Glasgow; Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Stirling, Member of the International Academy for Suicide Research.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Health psychology
- Suicide and self-harm
- Social behaviour during infectious disease epidemics
- Over-general memory
I am the 4th year tutor on the BA Psychology Programme. In addition I am the class leader for Individual Differences (C8303) which is a core 3rd year class, and Health Psychology which is a 4th year class. I also teach on the second year Social and Health Psychology module (C8202).
1/10/16 → 31/07/20
Project: Research - Studentship › Research Studentship
Research Output per year
Differences in coping in young people when exposed to their own symptoms versus a friend’s symptoms of poor mental health.Milheiro Pimenta, S., Hunter, S. & Rasmussen, S., 18 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Speech
Preferences in information processing and suicide: Results from a young adult health survey in the United KingdomCramer, R. J., Rasmussen, S., Webber, W. B., Sime, V. L., Haile, C., McFadden, C. & McManus, M. C., 1 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 65, 1, p. 46-55 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk