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Penelope Hasking

Professor, Academic staff


Professor Penelope Hasking’s work focuses on mental health in adolescents and young adults. Her primary interests are in the social and cognitive factors that initiate and maintain non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among youth. She is President of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), the leading organization promoting the understanding, prevention, and treatment of self-injury. She is the Co-Chair of the International Consortium on Self-Injury in Educational Contexts (ICSES). In related work A/Prof Hasking is leading the Australian arm of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Mental Health Surveys – International College Student Initiative, which seeks to collect cross-national data on mental health of university students, identifying unmet needs and linking students with appropriate mental health services.


School of Psychology, Curtin University (Australia)