Dr Heather McClelland

  • Research Associate, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

Dr. Heather McClelland has been a researcher with the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory of the School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow since 2017, as well as a project supervisor to postgraduate students of the Global Mental Health MSc programme and Academic Advisor to the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group of the Scottish Government.

Heather obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 2022, exploring interpersonal factors associated with self-harm. She has a background in neuroscience and psychology, as well as experience as a practicing clinician of cognitive behaviour therapy within NHS Scotland.

Research interests

  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Loneliness and interpersonal factors
  • Affective disorders
  • Early intervention and prevention of mental illness

Research Groups

  • Suicide Behaviour Research Laboratory (SBRL; researcher)
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness Mental Health Network (member)

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019
Number of items: 17.

2024

Mcclelland, H. , Loney, K. J. and Platt, S. (2024) Psychological factors associated with suicide attempt and suicide death in Scotland: a systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 15, 100711. (doi: 10.1016/j.jadr.2023.100711)

2023

McClelland, H. , Cleare, S. and O'Connor, R. (2023) Suicide risk in personality disorders: a systematic review. Current Psychiatry Reports, (doi: 10.1007/s11920-023-01440-w) (Early Online Publication)

Jamieson, M., Mcclelland, H. , Goudie, N., McFarlane, J., Cullen, B. , Lennon, M., Brewster, S. , Stanley, B. , McConnachie, A. and Evans, J. (2023) AppReminders – a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial of a memory aid app for people with acquired brain injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, (doi: 10.1080/09602011.2023.2220969) (PMID:37310032) (Early Online Publication)

McClelland, H. , Evans, J. J. and O'Connor, R. C. (2023) The association of family, social and romantic loneliness in relation to suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviours. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 158, pp. 330-340. (doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.12.022) (PMID:36638623)

2022

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2022) SAFETEL: A pilot randomised controlled trial to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a safety planning and telephone follow-up intervention to reduce suicidal behaviour. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 8, 156. (doi: 10.1186/s40814-022-01081-5) (PMID:35897119) (PMCID:PMC9327159)

McClelland, H. , Evans, J. J. and O'Connor, R. (2022) A qualitative exploration the experiences and perceptions of interpersonal relationships prior to attempting suicide in young adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(13), 7880. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19137880) (PMID:35805538) (PMCID:PMC9266001)

Wetherall, K. et al. (2022) Mental health and well-being during the second wave of COVID-19: longitudinal analyses of the UK COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing study (UK COVID-MH). BJPsych Open, 8(4), e103. (doi: 10.1192/bjo.2022.58) (PMID:35642377) (PMCID:PMC9171032)

O'Connor, D. B. et al. (2022) Effects of COVID-19-related worry and rumination on mental health and loneliness during the pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 mental health & wellbeing study. Journal of Mental Health, (doi: 10.1080/09638237.2022.2069716) (PMID:35579054) (Early Online Publication)

Moore, F. R., Doughty, H., Neumann, T., McClelland, H. , Allott, C. and O'Connor, R. C. (2022) Impulsivity, aggression, and suicide: a systematic review and meta-analysis. EClinicalMedicine, 45, 101307. (doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101307) (PMID:35243273) (PMCID:PMC8860929)

2021

Cleare, S. , Sandford, D., McClelland, H. , Zortea, T. C. and O'Connor, R. C. (2021) The integrated motivational-volitional (IMV) model and suicide risk in students: the role of perfectionism. In: Mallon, S. and Smith, J. (eds.) Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London, pp. 138-154. ISBN 9781787754188

Zortea, T. C. et al. (2021) The impact of infectious disease-related public health emergencies on suicide, suicidal behavior, and suicidal thoughts: a systematic review. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 42(6), pp. 474-487. (doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000753) (PMID:33063542)

McClelland, H. , Evans, J. J. and O'Connor, R. C. (2021) Exploring the role of loneliness in relation to self-injurious thoughts and behaviour in the context of the integrated motivational-volitional model. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 141, pp. 309-317. (doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.07.020) (PMID:34304034)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2021) Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 218(6), pp. 326-333. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.212) (PMID:33081860) (PMCID:PMC7684009)

2020

McClelland, H. , Evans, J. J. , Nowland, R., Ferguson, E. and O'Connor, R. C. (2020) Loneliness as a predictor of suicidal ideation and behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Journal of Affective Disorders, 274, pp. 880-896. (doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.004)

2019

McClelland, H. , Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Cleare, S. (2019) Mental Health, Suicide and Suicide Prevention in a Global Context. 3rd Annual Student’s One Health Conference, Glasgow, UK, 09-10 Nov 2019.

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. , McClelland, H. , Cleare, S. and O'Connor, R. (2019) Designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Understanding Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in a Global Context. 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention: Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges (IASP 2019), Derry, Ireland, 17-21 Sep 2019.

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2019) SAFETEL randomised controlled feasibility trial of a safety planning intervention with follow-up telephone contact to reduce suicidal behaviour: study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025591. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025591) (PMID:30782938) (PMCID:PMC6377516)

This list was generated on Fri Apr 19 08:33:36 2024 BST.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Mcclelland, H. , Loney, K. J. and Platt, S. (2024) Psychological factors associated with suicide attempt and suicide death in Scotland: a systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 15, 100711. (doi: 10.1016/j.jadr.2023.100711)

McClelland, H. , Cleare, S. and O'Connor, R. (2023) Suicide risk in personality disorders: a systematic review. Current Psychiatry Reports, (doi: 10.1007/s11920-023-01440-w) (Early Online Publication)

Jamieson, M., Mcclelland, H. , Goudie, N., McFarlane, J., Cullen, B. , Lennon, M., Brewster, S. , Stanley, B. , McConnachie, A. and Evans, J. (2023) AppReminders – a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial of a memory aid app for people with acquired brain injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, (doi: 10.1080/09602011.2023.2220969) (PMID:37310032) (Early Online Publication)

McClelland, H. , Evans, J. J. and O'Connor, R. C. (2023) The association of family, social and romantic loneliness in relation to suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviours. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 158, pp. 330-340. (doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.12.022) (PMID:36638623)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2022) SAFETEL: A pilot randomised controlled trial to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a safety planning and telephone follow-up intervention to reduce suicidal behaviour. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 8, 156. (doi: 10.1186/s40814-022-01081-5) (PMID:35897119) (PMCID:PMC9327159)

McClelland, H. , Evans, J. J. and O'Connor, R. (2022) A qualitative exploration the experiences and perceptions of interpersonal relationships prior to attempting suicide in young adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(13), 7880. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19137880) (PMID:35805538) (PMCID:PMC9266001)

Wetherall, K. et al. (2022) Mental health and well-being during the second wave of COVID-19: longitudinal analyses of the UK COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing study (UK COVID-MH). BJPsych Open, 8(4), e103. (doi: 10.1192/bjo.2022.58) (PMID:35642377) (PMCID:PMC9171032)

O'Connor, D. B. et al. (2022) Effects of COVID-19-related worry and rumination on mental health and loneliness during the pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 mental health & wellbeing study. Journal of Mental Health, (doi: 10.1080/09638237.2022.2069716) (PMID:35579054) (Early Online Publication)

Moore, F. R., Doughty, H., Neumann, T., McClelland, H. , Allott, C. and O'Connor, R. C. (2022) Impulsivity, aggression, and suicide: a systematic review and meta-analysis. EClinicalMedicine, 45, 101307. (doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101307) (PMID:35243273) (PMCID:PMC8860929)

Zortea, T. C. et al. (2021) The impact of infectious disease-related public health emergencies on suicide, suicidal behavior, and suicidal thoughts: a systematic review. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 42(6), pp. 474-487. (doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000753) (PMID:33063542)

McClelland, H. , Evans, J. J. and O'Connor, R. C. (2021) Exploring the role of loneliness in relation to self-injurious thoughts and behaviour in the context of the integrated motivational-volitional model. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 141, pp. 309-317. (doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.07.020) (PMID:34304034)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2021) Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 218(6), pp. 326-333. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.212) (PMID:33081860) (PMCID:PMC7684009)

McClelland, H. , Evans, J. J. , Nowland, R., Ferguson, E. and O'Connor, R. C. (2020) Loneliness as a predictor of suicidal ideation and behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Journal of Affective Disorders, 274, pp. 880-896. (doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.004)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2019) SAFETEL randomised controlled feasibility trial of a safety planning intervention with follow-up telephone contact to reduce suicidal behaviour: study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025591. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025591) (PMID:30782938) (PMCID:PMC6377516)

Book Sections

Cleare, S. , Sandford, D., McClelland, H. , Zortea, T. C. and O'Connor, R. C. (2021) The integrated motivational-volitional (IMV) model and suicide risk in students: the role of perfectionism. In: Mallon, S. and Smith, J. (eds.) Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London, pp. 138-154. ISBN 9781787754188

Conference or Workshop Item

McClelland, H. , Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Cleare, S. (2019) Mental Health, Suicide and Suicide Prevention in a Global Context. 3rd Annual Student’s One Health Conference, Glasgow, UK, 09-10 Nov 2019.

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. , McClelland, H. , Cleare, S. and O'Connor, R. (2019) Designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Understanding Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in a Global Context. 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention: Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges (IASP 2019), Derry, Ireland, 17-21 Sep 2019.

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Supervision

  • DClinPsych trainees
    • Covid-19, suicidality and physical activity

  • MSc Global Mental Health projects
    • Effective interventions to reduce risks of suicide and self-harm in LGBTQ+ population: A systematic review
    • Prevalence of anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic among Chinese youth and young adults: a systematic review
    • Emotional response following a diagnosis of Human Papilloma Virus: A Systematic Review with narrative analysis
    • Investigating the Association between Anxiety Disorder and Self-Injurious Behaviour in South Asia: A Systematic Review

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2022/23: John Robertson Bequest Grant (University of Glasgow Senate)
  • 2014/15: Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship (University of Glasgow)

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2023: Scottish Government, Academic Advisory Board
  • 2023: Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH), Young Adult Wellbeing Service (YAWS)
  • 2018 - 2022: Scottish Government, National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group

Professional & learned societies

  • 2023: Chartered Member, British Psychological Society

Selected international presentations

  • 2023: International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) 32nd World Congress (Piran, Slovenia)
  • 2022: 19th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2021: Seoul Suicide Prevention Symposium (Seoul, South Korea)
  • 2019: International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) 31st World Congress (Derry, Northern Ireland)