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Dr Jo Bell

Biography Dr Jo Bell is a social scientist dedicated to research that seeks to understand adversity and human experience and research that makes a difference to the lives of vulnerable people, particularly young people.

Over recent years, Dr Bell's focus has been on suicide (postvention and prevention) and young people's mental health and well-being.
She has published on the subject of mental health, self-harm, suicide, bereavement, and suicide-related internet use, including online suicide memorialisation and the use of social media in the aftermath of a suicide. She is interested in how social media and other digital practices are used to manage grief and trauma after (different types of) death, and what we can learn from user experiences about the changing face of contemporary death, dying and bereavement.