Dr Ambrose Melson
- Lecturer in Mental Health (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
Ambrose or 'Jack’ joined the Institute of Health and Wellbeing in December 2014, where he now works as a Research Fellow in Mental Health and Wellbeing. Before joining the University of Glasgow, he worked in the Prevention of Alcohol-related Harm Research Group, Population Health Sciences, at the University of Dundee.
He obtained his Ph.D in the psychology of alcohol-misuse prevention and measurement from the University of Strathclyde, where he also received BA (Hons) and Masters in Research Methods degree awards in psychology.
He is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Associate Editor for BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies and a member of Scottish Government's Distress Brief Intervention Programme Board.
Jack is interested in psychological approaches to understanding and improving individual and population health and wellbeing. As a member of Professor Rory O’Connor’s Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory his work seeks to enhance understanding of the aetiology and prevention/management of self-harm, suicidal behaviour and emotional distress; and the translation of this knowledge into the development and implementation of complex interventions. He is also interested in a wide range of topics in the alcohol field, including improving measurement methods and the design and development of brief interventions for alcohol problems. His current work bring together these interests, with projects focusing on enhancing understanding of the role of alcohol and other lifestyle factors in self-harm and suicidal behaviour, as well as development, implementation and extension of a national Distress Brief Intervention for frontline services in Scotland.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Developing a Distress Brief Intervention
NHS Health Scotland
2016 - 2021