Biography

Dr. Kairi Kõlves

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention

Griffith University, Australia


Email: k.kolves@griffith.edu.au


Qualifications

2006 Ph.D., University of Tartu, Estonia

2001 M.Sc., University of Tartu, Estonia

1999 B.Sc., University of Tartu, Estonia


Publications (Selected)

  1. KÕlves, K; KÕlves, KE; De Leo, D. (2013) Natural disasters and suicidal behaviours: A systematic literature review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 146: 1-14.
  2. KÕlves, K; MILNER, A; VÄRNIK, P. (2013) Suicide rates and socioeconomic factors in Eastern European countries after the collapse of the Soviet Union: Time trends between 1990 and 2008. Sociology of Health and Illness, doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12011
  3. De Leo, D; DRAPER, B; SNOWDON, J; KÕlves, K. (2013) Suicides in older adults: A case-control psychological autopsy study in Australia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47: 980-988.
  4. DE LEO, D; TOO, LS; KÕLVES, K; MILNER, A; IDE, N. (2013) Has the suicide rate risen with the 2011 Queensland floods? Journal of Loss and Trauma, 18: 170-178.
  5. KÕLVES, K; IDE, N; DE LEO, D. (2012) Fluctuations of suicidality in the aftermath of a marital separation: 6-month follow-up observations. Journal of Affective Disorders, 142: 256–263.
  6. IDE, N; KÕLVES, K; CASSANITI, M; DE LEO, D. (2012) Suicide of first-generation immigrants in Australia, 1974-2006. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47: 1917-1927.
  7. KÕLVES, K; IDE, N; DE LEO, D. (2011) Marital breakdown, shame and suicidality in men: A direct link? Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 41: 149–159.
  8. KÕLVES, K; VECCHIATO, T; PIVETTI, M; BARBERO, G; CIMITAN, A; TOSATO, F; DE LEO, D. (2011) Non-fatal suicidal behaviour in Padua, Italy, in two different periods: 1992-1996 and 2002-2006. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46: 805-11.
  9. KÕLVES, K. (2010) Child suicide, family environment and economic crisis (editorial). Crisis, 31: 115-17.
  10. KÕLVES, K; IDE, N; DE LEO, D. (2010) Suicidal ideation and behaviour in the aftermath of marital separation: Gender differences. Journal of Affective Disorders,120: 48-53.
  11. SCHNEIDER, B; KÕLVES, K; BLETTNER, M; WETTERLING, T; SCHNABEL, A; VÄRNIK A. (2009) Substance use disorders as risk factors for suicide in an Eastern and a Central European city (Tallinn and Frankfurt/Main). Psychiatry Research, 165(3), 263-272.
  12. SISASK, M; KÕLVES, K; VÄRNIK, A. (2009) Severity of attempted suicide as measured by the Pierce Suicidal Intent Scale. Crisis, 30(3), 136-43.
  13. VÄRNIK, A; KÕLVES, K; VAN DER FELTZ-CORNELIS, C; MARUSIC, A; OSKARSSON, H; PALMER, A; REISCH, T; SCHEERDER, G; ARENSMAN, E; AROMAA, E; GIUPPONI, G; GUSMAO, R; MAXWELL, M; PULL, C; SZEKELY, A; SOLA, VP; HEGERL, U. (2008) Suicide methods in Europe – A gender specific analyses of countries participating in the "European Alliance Against Depression". Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62(6), 545-551.
  14. TALL, K; KÕLVES, K; SISASK, M; VÄRNIK A. (2008) Do survivors respond differently when alcohol abuse complicates suicide? Findings from the psychological autopsy study in Estonia. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 95(1-2), 129–133.
  15. KÕLVES, K; TRAN, US; VORACEK, M. (2007) Knowledge about suicide and local suicide prevalence: A comparison of Estonia and Austria. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105, 3-7.
  16. VÄRNIK, A; KÕLVES, K; VÄLI, M; TOODING, LM; WASSERMAN, D. (2007) Do alcohol restrictions reduce suicide mortality? Addiction, 102(2), 251-256.
  17. KÕLVES, K; VÄRNIK, A; TOODING, LM; WASSERMAN, D. (2006) The role of alcohol in suicide: a case-control psychological autopsy study. Psychological Medicine, 36(7), 923-930.
  18. KÕLVES, K; VÄRNIK, A; SCHNEIDER, B; FRITZE, J; ALLIK, J. (2006) Recent life events: A case-control study in Tallinn and Frankfurt. Social Science & Medicine, 62(11), 2887-2896.
  19. KÕLVES, K; SISASK, M; ANION, L; SAMM, A; VÄRNIK, A. (2006) Factors predicting suicides among Russians in Estonia in comparison with Estonians: a case control study. Croatian Medical Journal, 47(6), 869-77.
  20. VÄRNIK, A; KÕLVES, K; WASSERMAN, D. (2005) Suicide among Russians in Estonia: database study before and after independence. BMJ, 330(7484), 176-177.
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