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Bournemouth University – Ann Luce

Ann Luce has been working in the area of suicide prevention for nearly 15 years, researching in the area of media. She sits on the International Association of Suicide Prevention World Media Task Force for the prevention of suicide, where she has co-written two sets of media guidelines for the World Health Organisation. She has also written blogging guidelines for in the United States. She has consulted with the Australian government and contributed to guidelines for young people on how best they can safely talk about suicide online and on social media. Closer to home, her research helped inform the creation of Wales’ first suicide prevention strategy back in 2008, and she continues to advise the Welsh Assembly on how to better its suicide prevention strategy. In Dorset, she is the research lead and media lead on the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group working on the Pan-Dorset Suicide Prevention Strategy.