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.
Marzano, Lisa and Mackenzie, Jay-Marie and Kruger, A. Ian and Borrill, Jo and Fields, Bob (2019) Factors deterring and prompting the decision to attempt suicide on the railway networks: findings from 353 online surveys and 34 semi-structured interviews. British Journal of Psychiatry . pp. 1-6. ISSN 0007-1250 (Published online first)
Castelpietra, Giulio and Egidi, Leonardo and Caneva, Marina and Gambino, Sara and Feresin, Tamara and Mariotto, Aldo and Balestrini, Matteo and De Leo, Diego and Marzano, Lisa (2018) Suicide and suicides attempts in Italian prison epidemiological findings from the “Triveneto” area, 2010-2016. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 61 . pp. 6-12. ISSN 0160-2527
Norman, Hilary and Marzano, Lisa and Coulson, Mark and Oskis, Andrea (2018) Effects of mindfulness-based interventions on alexithymia: a systematic review. Evidence-Based Mental Health . ISSN 1362-0347 (Published online first)
Mackenzie, Jay-Marie and Borrill, Jo and Hawkins, Emily and Fields, Bob and Kruger, Ian and Noonan, Ian and Marzano, Lisa (2018) Behaviours preceding suicides at railway and underground locations: a multimethodological qualitative approach. BMJ Open, 8 (4). ISSN 2044-6055
Marzano, Lisa and Fraser, Lorna and Scally, Mia and Farley, Stuart and Hawton, Keith (2018) News coverage of suicidal behaviour in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention . ISSN 0227-5910 (Published online first)