Dr. Ann Luce is an Associate Professor in Journalism and Communication with nearly 10 years of investigative data journalism (covering health and science), business reporting (covering government and politics) and editorial writing experience in the United States. One of her most notable pieces of journalism was investigating suicide rates in Florida, which garnered support for the creation of the Office of Suicide Prevention and Drug Control in the State of Florida. Ann also won a “Responsible and Ethical Reporting of Suicide’ award from then-Governor, Jeb Bush.
She researches in the area of suicide and media and is author of The Bridgend Suicides: Suicide and the Media and editor of Ethical Reporting of Sensitive Topics and Midwifery, Childbirth and Media. She co-wrote two sets of guidelines for the World Health Organisation on the Reporting of Suicide, and Blogging Guidelines on suicide for SAVE, the United States’ largest mental health charity. She also consulted on #chatsafe, guidelines for young people to talk safely about suicide online created by Orygen, Australia.
She is currently the UK National Representative for the International Association of Suicide Prevention; steering group member for the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and the Research and Media lead on the Pan-Dorset suicide prevention strategy for the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.
Ann is available to speak at conferences and symposia. She is also available for Keynotes and consultation. Please e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.