I am a Senior Lecturer in the department of Allied Health at Canterbury Christ Church University. I teach mostly on the undergraduate Occupational Therapy programme, looking at issues around participation in relation to disability, mental health service users and people with learning disabilities. I am interested in critical approaches to health and social care, particularly as they relate to suicide and suicide prevention. My publications include The Uses of History in the Unmaking of Modern Suicide, Journal of Social History (2013); Suicide: Foucault, History and Truth, Cambridge University Press (2010); & 'Queering Suicide: The Problematic Figure of the ‘Suicidal Homosexual’ in Psychiatric Discourse' in Burkhard Scherer (ed.) Queering Paradigms, Peter Lang (2010).
Teaching and subject expertise
Contexts of Participation
Academic Lead for Kent and Medway Suicide Prevention Steering Group 2010-
Invited lecture 'Discourses of Prevention - Suicide' - University of Victoria, BC, Canada, March 2011
Publications and research outputs
Marsh, I. (2015) Critiquing contemporary suicidology. In: White, J., Kral, M., Morris, J. and Marsh, I., eds. Critical Suicidology: Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century. Vancouver: UBC Press. pp. 15-30 ISBN 9780774830294
White, J., Marsh, I., Kral, M. and Morris, J. (2015) Introduction: rethinking suicide. In: White, J., Marsh, I., Kral, M. and Morris, J., eds. Critical suicidology: transforming suicide research and prevention for the 21st Century. Vancouver: UBC Press. ISBN 9780774830294
Marsh, I. (2015) ‘Critical suicidology': toward an inclusive, inventive and collaborative (post) suicidology. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 4 (5). pp. 6-9.
Marsh, I. and White, J. (2015) Boundaries, thresholds, and the liminal in youth suicide prevention practice. In: Scott-Mhyre, H., Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. and Scott-Mhyre, K.S. G., eds. Youth Work, Early Education, and Psychology. New York: Palgrave. ISBN 9781137480033
Marsh, I. and Harding, R. (2015) Developing a suicide prevention programme to address the increase in prison suicides in Kent. Project Report. Canterbury:
Flux, L. and Marsh, I. (2014) Developing a suicide prevention implementation plan for older adults in Kent and Medway. Project Report
Marsh, I. (2014) Suicide: the hidden cost of the financial crisis. New Statesman. ISSN 1364-7431.
Marsh, I (2013). The Uses of History in the Unmaking of Modern Suicide. Journal of Social History. 46 (3) Spring
Ghul, R. & Marsh, I. (2013). Teaching participation in occupations to first year occupational therapy students: an action research study. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Volume 76, Number 2 February
Marsh, I. (2010) Suicide: Foucault, history and truth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521130011.
Marsh, I. (2010) Queering suicide: the figure of the problematic "suicidal homosexual" in psychiatric discourse. In: Scherer, B., ed. Queering Paradigms. Oxford: Peter Lang. pp. 141-159 ISBN 9783039119707