Lisa Schölin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention (CPSP)

Contact details



Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention
Queen's Medical Research Institute
47 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh BioQuarter

Post code
EH16 4TJ


Lisa trained in public health science and research methods in Sweden before moving to the UK where she completed a MSc and PhD in public health. After her PhD, she worked as a researcher in alcohol policy at University of Stirling and University of Edinburgh and spent 1.5 years working as a consultant for the alcohol and prison health programme at WHO Regional Office for Europe. Lisa’s early career research focused on alcohol use during pregnancy and effective interventions to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies, as well as other aspects of alcohol-related harm and policy-related issues. More recently, Lisa worked as a researcher for the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland where she worked on monitoring the use of mental health and capacity legislation and specific issues related to compulsory psychiatric care, including significantly impaired decision-making as a criterion for compulsory care, ethical challenges to providing remote assessments during Covid-19, and length of short-term detentions. 

Lisa's current research focuses on data related to pesticide suicide and self-harm, alcohol's role in pesticide self-harm, and commercial determinants of health perspectives to pesticides. She is also exploring communication of health topics through news articles and online discussion forums. 

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