Hello, I’m Kayla 👋

PhD candidate, researcher, educator, writer, and non-profit director. I like to think and talk about all things LGBTQ+ culture, suicide research and community building!

PhD Researcher focusing on suicide, specifically cybersuicide and related issues. BA (Hons) in Social Care Work. Co-founding director of a suicide prevention, intervention and postvention non-profit organizationSuicide Intervention Instructor and company director.

Non-Profit Work

In 2016 I co-founded a suicide prevention, intervention and postvention non-profit. The charity still provides community services and I sit on the board of directors as chairperson.

LGBTQ+ Interests

Queer history, modern LGBTQ culture, and lesbian studies all fascinate me. As well as learning about prominent (often erased) women in this area – Anne Lister, the Ladies of Llangollen etc.

Suicide Research

My academic work focuses on suicide. I’m using critical suicidology to learn more about suicide methods, the geography of suicide and more. Learn more here!

Community Management

I’m running a digital community of over 700 international postgraduate students. I get to work and play with PhD and MA students from all over the world every day!

Want to work with me?

Something catch your eye? I am always eager to collaborate with like-minded professionals, researchers, and organizations. Let’s chat.

Women in history, LGBTQ+ culture, digital extremism, virtual networks, suicide and society – I’m certain we’ll find something to talk about!