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Karolina Krysinska, MA PhD, is a Research Fellow at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Karolina obtained her PhD in Psychology in 2001, and she has worked as a researcher, lecturer and psychologist in the field of mental health over the last 25 years. Before joining the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, she worked at the Dementia Center for Research Collaboration and the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2014-2015 Karolina was a Coordinator and a Senior Research Officer at the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention at the Black Dog Institute, UNSW, Sydney. She worked as a Post-doc Researcher at the KUL-University of Leuven, Belgium (2011-2014), psychologist at Tele-Onthaal (Tele-Help), Belgium (2011-2013), Research Officer at the University of Queensland, Brisbane (2008-2009), Research Fellow at the Griffith University, Brisbane (2004-2007) and Lecturer/Associate Professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland (1995-2004). Her research interests include dementia, suicide research and prevention, mental health, psychology of trauma, and psychology of religion.

External positions

Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales,

Dec 2016 → …

KU Leuven - University of Leuven

Jan 2011 → …


  • dementia, clinical quality registries, mental health, suicide research, suicide prevention

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Research Output 2000 2019

Correction: Does religion/spirituality modify the association of stressful life events and suicidal ideation in australian men?(Religions 9 (2018): 180, 10.3390/rel10030140

Krysinska, K., Spittal, M. J., Pirkis, J. & Currier, D., 26 Feb 2019, In : Religions. 10, 3, 1 p., 140.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

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A pilot Dementia Clinical Quality Registry to improve dementia clinical care

Ward, S. A., Krysinska, K., Brodaty, H., Ahern, S., Storey, E., Earnest, A., Woods, R. L., Nelson, M. R., Dean, J. T., Liew, D. Y. H., Ayton, D. R., Pritchard, E. K., Gardam, M., Robinson, S. & McNeil, J. J., Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOtherpeer-review

Awareness of Suicide Risk and Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Next-of-Kin of Suicides in the Month Before Suicide

Draper, B., Krysinska, K., Snowdon, J. & De Leo, D., Aug 2018, In : Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 48, 4, p. 449-458 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Bringing researchers and communities together to develop a pilot dementia registry in Victoria

Pritchard, E. K., Ayton, D. R., Gardam, M., Krysinska, K., Robinson, S. J., Ward, S. A., McNeil, J. J., Brodaty, H., Storey, E., Earnest, A., Woods, R. L., Nelson, M., Ryan, J. L., Liew, D. Y. H., Dean, J. T. & Ahern, S., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOtherpeer-review

Crafting safe and effective suicide prevention media messages: Outcomes from a workshop in Australia

Ftanou, M., Skehan, J., Krysinska, K., Bryant, M., Spittal, M. J. & Pirkis, J., 24 May 2018, In : International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 12, 1, 8 p., 23.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access