Dr Lisa Marzano is an Associate Professor in Psychology, specialising in mental health and suicide research. Formerly a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Suicide Research, she re-joined Middlesex University in 2012, having previously studied at the University.
EXAMPLES OF CURRENT PROJECTS:
Lisa currently leads the INSIGHT collaboration with colleagues in the School of Science and Technology, the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and the University of Bristol (http://insight.mdx.ac.uk/), which applies technological innovations to mental health research and clinical practice; the QUEST study (http://www.thequeststudy.org/), a project commissioned by Samaritans to inform new approaches to suicide prevention; and research with colleagues at the Glasgow University Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab investigating public attitudes towards self-injury. Having previously developed training in suicide prevention for front-line police officers, she is also conducting a wider study of mental health training for emergency services with colleagues in the Department of Psychology, and is the author of a Continuing Professional Development module on suicides in prison for the Royal College of Psychiatrists (with Professor Seena Fazel of Oxford University). Further areas of interest include the psychological effects of imprisonment and prison work; the quality and impact of media reports of suicidal behaviour; non suicidal self-injuryamongst men; policing and mental health; technological innovations in forensic practice and research."
Lisa is currently supervising five doctoral students on projects ranging from mother-infant separation in custody to prison-based sex offender treatment programmes, and clinical interventions for self-harm and anxiety.
Marzano, L., Bardill, A., Fields, B., Herd, K., Veale, D., Grey, N., & Moran, P. (2015). The application of 'mHealth' to mental health: opportunities and challenges. The Lancet Psychiatry, 2, 942-948.
Marzano, l., Smith, M., Long, M., Kisby, C. & Hawton, K. (in press). Police and Suicide Prevention: Evaluation of a training programme. The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.
Fields, B., Bardill, A., Marzano, L., & Herd, K. (2015). Hard-to-get-at data from difficult-to-access users. In: Interact 2015, 14-18 September 2015, Bamberg, Germany.
Payne, N., Ciclitira, K., Starr, F., Marzano, L., & Brunswick, N. (2014). Evaluation of long-term counselling at a community health service for women on a low-income. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. DOI:10.1080/14733145.2013.877513
Marzano, L., Adler, J., & Ciclitira, K. (2013). Responding to repetitive, non-suicidal self-harm in an English male prison: staff experiences, reactions and concerns. Legal and Criminological Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/lcrp.12025.
Rivlin, A., Hawton, K., Marzano, L., Fazel, S. (2013). Psychosocial characteristics and social networks of suicidal prisoners: towards a model of suicidal behaviour in detention. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068944.
Rivlin, A., Fazel, S., Marzano, L., & Hawton, K. (2013). The suicidal process in male prisoners making near-lethal suicide attempts. Psychology, Crime & Law, 19(4), 305-327.
Rivlin, A., Ferris, R., Marzano, L., Fazel, S., & Hawton, K. (2013). A typology of male prisoners making near-lethal suicide attempts. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 34(5), 335.
Starr, F., Ciclitira, K., Marzano, L., Brunswick, N., & Costa, A. (2013). Comfort and challenge: A thematic analysis of female clinicians' experiences of supervision. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 86(3), 334-351.
Marzano, L., Ciclitira, K., & Adler, J. (2012). The impact of prison staff responses on self-harming behaviours: prisoners' perspectives. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 4-18.
Ciclitira, K., Starr, F., Marzano, L., Brunswick, N., & Costa, A. (2012). Women counsellors' experiences of personal therapy: A thematic analysis. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 12(2), 136-145.
Rivlin, A., Fazel., S., Marzano, L., & Hawton, K. (2012). Studying survivors of near-lethal suicide attempts as a proxy for completed suicide in prisons. Forensic Science International. 220, 19-26.
Rivlin, A., Marzano, L., Hawton, K., & Fazel, S. (2012). Impact on prisoners of participating in research interviews related to near-lethal suicide attempts. Journal of Affective Disorders, 136, 54-62.
Marzano, L., Fazel, S., Rivlin, A., & Hawton, K. (2011). Near-lethal self-harm in women prisoners: contributing factors and psychological processes. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 22, 863-884.
Marzano, L., Hawton, K., Rivlin, A., & Fazel, S. (2011). Psychosocial influences on prisoner suicide: a case-control study of near-lethal self-harm in women prisoners. Social Science & Medicine, 72, 874-883.
Brunswick, N., Martin, G. N., & Marzano, L. (2010). Visuospatial superiority in developmental dyslexia: Myth or reality?. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(5), 421-426.
Marzano, L. (2010). Self-harm in prisons: dominant models and (mis)understandings. In J. R. Adler & J. M. Gray (Eds.), Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice (2nd edition). Cullompton: Willan.
Marzano, L., Fazel, S., Rivlin, A., & Hawton, K. (2010). Psychiatric disorders in women prisoners who have engaged in near-lethal self-harm: a case-control study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 197, 219-226.
Rivlin, A., Hawton, K., Marzano, L., & Fazel, S. (2010). Psychiatric disorders in male prisoners who made near-lethal suicide attempts: a case-control study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 197, 313-319.
Marzano, L., Rivlin, A., Fazel, S. & Hawton, K. (2009). Interviewing survivors of near-lethal self-harm: a novel approach for investigating suicide amongst prisoners. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 16, 152-155.
Marzano, L., Capdevila, R., Ciclitira, K., & Lazard, L. (2009). Justice and care: theorising the 'New Man' and the 'Caring Father'. Psychology of Women Section Review, 11(2), 11-20.
Marzano, L. (2007). Is my work 'feminist' enough? Tensions and dilemmas in researching male prisoners who self-harm. Feminism & Psychology, 17, 295-301.
Marzano, L. & Adler, J. (2007). Supporting staff working with prisoners who self-harm: a survey of support services for staff dealing with self-harm in prisons in England and Wales. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 3, 268-282.
Blitz, B. K., Sales, R., & Marzano, L. (2005). Non‐Voluntary Return? The Politics of Return to Afghanistan. Political Studies, 53(1), 182-200.
Ciclitira, K., Marzano, L., Starr, F., Brunswick, N. & Berger, S. (2004). Theoretical and ethical issues in conducting research at a women's centre. Psychology of Women Section Review, 6, 60-69.
Marzano, L. (2014).Towards a comprehensive ecological model of self-harm: Integrating psychosocial, biological and environmental real-time data using smartphones and digital technologies.Report on a grant from the Richard Benjamin Trust.
Marzano, L. (2013).Newspaper reporting of suicidal behavior in the UK – 2012-13. Report to Samaritans.
Marzano, L., & Hawton, K. (2012). Evaluation of a suicide prevention resource for British Transport Police officers. Report commissioned by the Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Rivlin, A., Hawton, K., Marzano, L., & Fazel, S. (2011). Risk factors for suicide in male prisoners: a study of near-lethal suicide attempts. Report on a grant from the National Forensic Mental Health R&D Programme.
Ciclitira, K., Payne, N., Starr, F., Marzano, L., & Costa, A. (2010). Evaluation of Women and Health's Counselling Service. Full report on a longitudinal clinical research project: 2003-2010.
Marzano, L., Fazel, S., Rivlin, A., & Hawton, K. (2010). Risk factors for suicide in female prisoners: a study of near-lethal suicide attempts. Report on a grant from the National Forensic Mental Health R&D Programme.
Sales, R., Blitz, B, & Marzano, L. (2004). Afghan Nationals in the UK: professional capacity and views on return. Report for Refugee Action and International Organization for Migration.
EXAMPLES OF OTHER FORMS OF PUBLIC OUTPUT
Fazel, S., & Marzano, L. (2010-2015). Suicide in Prison. Online continuing professional development module developed for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Marzano, L., Hawton, K., Rivlin, A., Piper, M., & Fazel, S. Prevention of suicidal behaviour in custody: an overview of initiatives based on recent research on near-lethal suicide attempts in male and female prisoners. Invited submission to the Lord Harris Review into Self-Inflicted Deaths in Custody of 18-24 year olds, October 2014.
Marzano, L., Hawton, K., & Fazel, S. The continuing problem of self-harm and suicide in prisons: Key issues for treatment and prevention. Presented to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention, House of Commons, 11 February 2014.
Marzano, L., & Hawton, K. (2010). Suicide prevention: awareness, assessment and management. A resource for Kent Police officers. Training module, aide-memoire and risk assessment tool developed for Kent Police.
Marsh, Ian and Winter, Rachel and Marzano, Lisa (2021) Representing suicide: giving voice to a desire to die? Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine . ISSN 1363-4593 (Published online first)
Norman, Hilary and Marzano, Lisa and Oskis, Andrea and Coulson, Mark (2021) “I can’t describe it and they can’t see the rain.” An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experience of self-harm in young adults who report difficulties identifying and describing their feelings. Current Psychology . ISSN 1046-1310 (Accepted/In press)
Key, Rebecca and Underwood, Alan and Farnham, Frank and Marzano, Lisa and Hawton, Keith (2021) Suicidal behavior in individuals accused or convicted of child sex abuse or indecent image offenses: systematic review of prevalence and risk factors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior , 51 (4). pp. 715-728. ISSN 0363-0234
Marzano, Lisa and Katsampa, Dafni and Mackenzie, Jay-Marie and Kruger, A. Ian and El-Gharbawi, Nazli and Ffolkes-St-Helene, Denika and Mohiddin, Hafswa and Fields, Bob (2021) Patterns and motivations for method choices in suicidal thoughts and behaviour: qualitative content analysis of a large online survey. BJPsych Open , 7 (2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2056-4724
Norman, Hilary and Marzano, Lisa and Oskis, Andrea and Coulson, Mark (2021) The relationship between alexithymia and self-harm: the mediating role of mindfulness. Current Psychology . ISSN 1046-1310 (Published online first)