Dr Scott Fitzpatrick

BA (Hons), PhD
Research Fellow


Scott is a Research Fellow in the Lived Experience Research Unit at the Centre for Mental Health Research. He is an investigator for the “Co-creating Safe Spaces’ project that will assess the effectiveness of non-clinical alternatives to emergency departments and hospital-based care for people experiencing suicidal crisis or distress. His research interests are the social and political determinants of mental health and suicide; mental health systems and policy; lived experience; and rural health.


Research interests

  • Suicide
  • Sociology of health and illness
  • Mental health systems and policy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Service-user, carer, and community involvement in health and research
  • Rural health