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Name Professor David Gunnell
Job title Professor of Epidemiology
Department Bristol Medical School (PHS) University of Bristol
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Telephone number work(0117) 928 7253
Qualifications MB,ChB, PhD(Bristol), FFPH, MRCGP, MFPHM, DSc, F Med Sci
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Membership of professional bodies MB ChB, MRCGP, MSc (Med Stats) PhD (Epidemiology)
Keywords suicide epidemiology
mental health
lifecourse epidemiology
insulin-like growth factors
height and health
schizophrenia epidemiology
Areas of expertise I have a long-standing research and policy interest in the epidemiology and prevention of suicide in the UK and internationally. I am a member of the National Suicide Prevention Advisory Group (England) and acted as an advisor to WHO on the World Suicide Report (2014) and several other policies, including their strategy to prevent suicide by pesticide ingestion.

I am an NIHR Senior Investigator and lead a programme of research on economic and lifecourse influences on suicide and suicidal behaviour, suicide methods and the hospital management of self-harm from a UK and global perspective.
Media experience Several local and national TV interviews. Pre-recorded and live local and national radio broadcasts.