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Risks of harming oneself vs. harming other people associated with adverse childhood experiences: recent evidence from Denmark

Summary: Self-harm and interpersonal violence have overlapping aetiologies, and yet researchers and clinicians tend to focus narrowly on one of these two harmful behaviours. From an ongoing European Research Council-funded programme conducted using Danish national registers, we report on:

  • Relationships between an array of childhood environmental exposures and risks of self-harm and violent criminality from mid-adolescence to early middle age
  • Risk of dying prematurely among young adults with histories of self-harm as well as interpersonal violence

This talk is of potential interest to researchers and PhD students studying the aetiologies of these two deleterious behaviours, to clinicians working in child & adolescent and adult mental health services and in the criminal justice system, and to public health experts.


Information about speaker: Roger Webb is Professor of Mental Health Epidemiology and Senior Postgraduate Research Tutor in the Division of Psychology & Mental Health at The University of Manchester. His academic trajectory has spanned the disciplines of history, politics, sociology and epidemiology. He conducts population-based studies of rare adverse outcomes in mental health with routinely collected data in the UK, Denmark and Sweden.


Free to attend and open to all, with no ticket required. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis.