Research on Self-Injury in Daily Life
Advancing Tangible Benefits
The Consortium for Research on Self-Injury in Daily Life is an interdisciplinary and international group aiming to better understand, predict, and prevent key NSSI outcomes as they are experienced in individuals' daily lives.
Our Member Spotlight is an opportunity for you to get to know the members and their work.
Dr Lexy Staniland
Curtin University enAble Institute
Previously Featured Members
NSSI is a behavior that occurs in interaction with real-world context and therefore is best understood in the natural environment. To tackle this challenge, ISSS established a Consortium for Research on Self-Injury in Daily Life at the annual society meeting in 2019.
We are an interdisciplinary and international group of researchers who aim to build expertise and capacity to better understand, predict, and prevent key NSSI outcomes as they are experienced in individuals' everyday lives. Our group consists of graduate students, early-career, mid-career, and senior researchers committed to producing high-quality, ambitious, and scientifically rigorous work, which seeks to develop tangible benefits for people who self-injure.
Making use of advances in real-time monitoring (also called experience sampling or ecological momentary assessment) and intensive longitudinal methods, we believe that research on NSSI in everyday life will advance more rapidly when all stakeholders' interests (i.e., individuals with lived experience, their families, researchers, and clinicians) are considered.
Our consortium's key priorities are to:
Better understand the short-term course of NSSI thoughts, urges, and behavior in everyday life, the individual risk and protective factors thereof, and the relationship with longer-term developmental change.
Promote person-centered care and the deployment of personalized prevention and novel digital interventions in the treatment of NSSI.
Consider the accompanying responsibilities of studying NSSI in everyday life and provide guidance to stakeholders across different cultural and intersectional contexts.