Slt Jaelea Skehan 950X725Px

PhD (Psychiatry), BA Psyc (Hons)


Dr Jaelea Skehan OAM is a respected leader in the prevention of mental ill-health and the prevention of suicide. She is the Director of Everymind, a registered psychologist, and holds a conjoint appointment with the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Jaelea is also an Associate Member of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use (PREMISE). Jaelea is passionate about finding better connections between research and practice and ensuring knowledge translation in suicide prevention policy and practice.

Research Interests

Translational research, media reporting of suicide, communication about suicide, workplace suicide prevention, supporting those with lived experience of suicide

Prevention Hub Projects
Advisory groups/participation

Movember Global Advisory Committee; Expert Advisory Group, Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System; International Taskforce for Suicide and the Media (IASP); National Suicide Prevention Research Fund, Research Advisory Group.

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Dr Jaelea Skehan OAM

Director, Everymind