Jo Bell

Dr Jo Bell

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Health and Social Work

Summary

Dr Jo Bell is a social scientist dedicated to research that seeks to understand adversity and human experience and research that makes a difference to the lives of vulnerable people, particularly young people. Over recent years, Dr Bell's focus has been on suicide (postvention and prevention) and young people's mental health and well-being. She has written and published on the subject of self-harm, suicide, bereavement, and suicide-related internet use.

Book Chapter

Self harm and suicide: positive pastoral strategies for schools

Bell, J. (2013). Self harm and suicide: positive pastoral strategies for schools. Pastoral care, 11-16: a critical introduction, 179 - 206. Bloomsbury

Journal Article

Suicide-Related Internet Use Among Suicidal Young People in the UK: Characteristics of Users, Effects of Use, and Barriers to Offline Help-Seeking

Bell, J., Mok, K., Gardiner, E., & Pirkis, J. (2018). Suicide-Related Internet Use Among Suicidal Young People in the UK: Characteristics of Users, Effects of Use, and Barriers to Offline Help-Seeking. Archives of Suicide Research, 22(2), 263-277. https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2017.1334609

Insights into the processes of suicide contagion : narratives from young people bereaved by suicide

Bell, J., Mallon, S., Manthorpe, J., & Stanley, N. (2015). Insights into the processes of suicide contagion : narratives from young people bereaved by suicide. Suicidology online, 6(1), 43-52

'We do it to keep him alive': bereaved individuals' experiences of online suicide memorials and continuing bonds

Kennedy, D., Bailey, L., & Bell, J. (2015). ‘We do it to keep him alive’: bereaved individuals’ experiences of online suicide memorials and continuing bonds. Mortality, 20(4), (375-389). doi:10.1080/13576275.2015.1083693. ISSN 1357-6275

Continuing social presence of the dead: Exploring suicide bereavement through online memorialisation

Bailey, L., Bell, J., & Kennedy, D. (2015). Continuing social presence of the dead: Exploring suicide bereavement through online memorialisation. The new review of hypermedia and multimedia, 21(1-2), 72-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614568.2014.983554

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Bell is interested to hear from potential students who wish to undertake postgraduate research in any of her areas of interest. In particular she is interested in supervising research in young people's mental health, suicide and self-harm, suicide-related internet use and suicide bereavement. Current PhD supervisions - Vicky Burton - Israa Faraj - Dudley Ofari