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Dr Karl Andriessen, PhD (UNSW Sydney, Australia), MSuicidology (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia), is a NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. He is also a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales; and a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium. He is a well-known researcher in the field of suicide bereavement and prevention, and an advisor to several national and international projects in the field of mental health and suicide prevention. His involvement is strongly rooted in clinical practice, starting 30 years ago as a Social Worker in youth and family counselling, and telephone crisis lines, followed by leading positions in suicide prevention, bereavement, community mental health centres, and policy development. He has received several national and international awards (for example: International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) Farberow Postvention Award 2005), and served as Chair of the IASP Special Interest Group on Suicide Bereavement, 2002-2015. Karl has published widely, and is the leading editor of the 2017 (Hogrefe) volume “Postvention in action”, the world first “International handbook of suicide bereavement support”.