Duleeka Knipe

Dr Duleeka Knipe

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Vice Chancellor Senior Research Fellow
Institution: University of Bristol
Current Institution Location: United Kingdom

Email: dee.knipe@bristol.ac.uk
Phone Number:  (0117) 3314574
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School of Social & Community Medicine, Canynge Hall 2.12, Bristol, BS8 2PS

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise
My research into migration has been in investigating the impact of temporary foreign migration on families left behind on the risk of self-harm and suicide. This work has been conducted in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka.

I am currently embarking on a new fellowship exploring the association between ethnicity, migration and suicide/self-harm in Europe. I am also one of the steering group members of MHADRI and the International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories
Internal Migration
Left-behind migrant families (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Left -behind migrant families (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Asylum seekers (Adults)
International migrant workers (Adults)

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Health impacts of parental migration on left-behind children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis Fellmeth, G., Rose-Clarke, K., Zhao, C., Laura, B., Zheng, Y., Massazza, A., Sonmez, H., Eder, B., Blewitt, A., Lertgrai, W., Orcutt, M., Ricci, K., Mohamed-Ahmed, O., Burns, R., Knipe, D., Hargreaves, S., Hesketh, T., Opondo, C. & Devakumar, D.
Are left-behind families of migrant workers at increased risk of attempted suicide? - a cohort study of 178,000+ individuals in Sri Lanka Knipe, D., Lambert, H., Pearson, M., Eddleston, M., Jayamanne, S., Wickramage, K., Hawton, K., Konradsen, F., Metcalfe, C. and Gunnell, D.
Is being a 'left-behind' child associated with an increased risk of self-poisoning in adulthood? Findings from a case–control study in Sri Lanka Knipe, Duleeka, Moran, Paul, Howe, Laura D, Bandara, Piumee, Wickramage, Kolitha, Gunnell, David and Rajapakse, Thilini

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Self-harm in families ‘left-behind’ by temporary foreign migration Asia and the Pacific
Sri Lanka
Principal Investigator Suicide (fatal and non-fatal)