Kyli Hedrick

Postdoktor vid Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap, Socialmedicin/CHAP

E-post:
kyli.hedrick[AT-tecken]pubcare.uu.se
Telefon:
018-471 6670
Mobiltelefon:
073-4697681
Besöksadress:
BMC, Husargatan 3, Uppsala
Postadress:
Box 564
751 22 Uppsala

Kort presentation

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I am a registered psychologist, lecturer, and public health researcher, currently undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship as part of the Nordic Refugee Determination: Advancing Science in Migration Law project.

My PhD (Melbourne School of Global and Population Health, University of Melbourne) investigated the epidemiology of self-harm in asylum seekers.

I hold an honorary appointment with the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

Nyckelord: mental health refugees immigration detention forced migration asylum seekers self-harm

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I am a registered psychologist, lecturer, and public health researcher. Both my practice and research interests lie at the intersection of health and human rights. My PhD - undertaken at the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne - investigated the epidemiology of self-harm among asylum seekers, in both detained and community-based populations. In addition to roles in direct practice (including at specialist trauma service the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture), as the founder and director of a small private practice for people from immigrant, asylum seeker, and refugee backgrounds, and in public health research, I have worked as a psychology, counselling, and criminology lecturer for over 15 years. From 2017 to 2019, I was a member of a national Mental Health Expert Panel where I conducted independent mental health assessments and provided psychological reports for asylum seekers medically transferred to Australia from offshore immigration detention on Nauru.

I am currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Medicine (2022-2024), investigating the use of medical evidence in asylum decision-making processes - part of the broader Nordic Refugee Determination: Advancing Science in Migration Law (NoRDASiL) project.

I also hold an honorary research fellow appointment with the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne.

Professional memberships and roles

  • Member, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • Member, International Network of Early Career Researchers in Suicide and Self-harm (netECR)
  • Member, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law Asia-Pacific Research Group
  • Member, The Global Society on Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health
  • Member, European Community Psychology Association (ECPA)
  • Member, European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
  • Director, Community-Minded Psychological Services

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The use of medical evidence in asylum decision-making processes

I am currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Medicine (2022-2024), investigating the use of medical evidence in asylum decision-making processes - part of the broader Nordic Refugee Determination: Advancing Science in Migration Law (NoRDASiL) project.

Self-harm in asylum seekers

I am involved in a number of ongoing research projects with external collaborators investigating self-harm among asylum seekers.

Research supervision

I currently co-supervise 1 visiting Erasmus student on internship at CHAP (Evaluation of the impact of a school-based intervention on the mental health of refugee youth).

I also provide external Australian Honours thesis supervision (Voluntary starvation in detained asylum seekers [1], Mental distress in detained asylum seekers [1]).

Selected publications can be viewed via my profile page at the University of Melbourne.

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Kyli Hedrick
Senast uppdaterad: 2021-03-09