22 January 2020

New Visitor at CeBIL - Michael Lowery-Wilson

Michael WilsonMichael Lowery-Wilson is an Adjunct Professor of Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at the University of Turku in Finland and an an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health in Germany. Michael holds an MPH degree from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, as well as MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Turku in Finland. He is broadly interested in the development of community-based solutions for injury and violence prevention. A major motivation lies in investigating the mechanisms by which family factors, resource and material deprivation influence injury events and their outcomes. Much of this work takes place within a global health context.

During his visit at CeBIL, Lowery-Wilson will focus on disentangling the ethical, legal and wider consequences of social media platforms as public health arbiters, particularly where it concerns the monitoring of suicide and self-harm on such platforms.