About Me


My name is Dr. Sharon McDonnell and I am the Managing Director  of Suicide Bereavement UK.   I specialise in suicide bereavement research and also develop evidence-based suicide bereavement training.  I am perhaps in a unique position in that I have been bereaved by suicide, and also have the skills and expertise to conduct research in this field.

The ultimate aim of my blog is as follows:

  1.  To share my knowledge and expertise, to help advance understanding in this newly developing field;
  2. To help enable others to understand and not fear, coming into contact with those bereaved by suicide; and
  3. To update you on the progress of my research and share key documents, that I perceive will have the potential to influence policy and practice in this field.