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APEC-Australia Women in Research
Fellowship 2023
Dr Siau Ching Sin from Malaysia (Griffith University)
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Fellow Name: Siau Ching Sin (Samantha)

Home Economy: Malaysia

Host Institution: The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention at Griffith University


Project Title: Research collaboration on suicide bereavement and postvention services



Project Outline: This project will explore longitudinal data of three waves comparing the coping style and psychological outcomes of individuals who had experienced sudden death or suicide bereavement in Australia. The insights from the data will contribute toward postvention guidelines. Adapting from the Australian and other existing models, she would be working toward establishing a culturally relevant protocol for postvention research in Malaysia.

Reasons for applying for fellowship: The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention is a leading institution globally in suicide research and prevention, with extensive experience in the field of suicide postvention.


Past Achievements:

  • Samantha has a wide range of research interests within the field of psychology and mental health, particularly in suicide and its prevention.

  • She has authored/co-authored 18 indexed journal articles in the field of suicide, which includes studies on suicidality among Malaysian, Chinese, and US university students.

  • She received the Young Investigator Award from the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health (APACPH) Conference in Sri Lanka in 2020, and her university's publication award and excellent service award in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

  • Following the decriminalisation of suicide attempt in Malaysia in 2023, she was interviewed by the Time Magazine on her thoughts on this historic move

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