Table 1

Academic experts from semistructured interviews* (n=9)

AcademicGenderAcademic roleCountryPatient safety in mental health academic expertise
PublicationsExperience in the field (years)†Established reputation topic area
Preventing suicideManagement of self-harmReducing coercive practiceGeneral patient safety in mental health
Academic 1FemaleAssociate professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciencesUSA2536X
Academic 2MaleProfessor of psychiatryEngland100+25XX
Academic 3MaleAdjunct associate professor of psychiatryUSA2117X
Academic 4MaleSenior lecturerEngland1030XX
Academic 5MaleDeputy medical directorScotland10+10X
Academic 6MaleProfessor of nursingBahrain/Ireland15+20X
Academic 7MaleProfessor of mental healthEngland10+30X
Academic 8FemaleAssociate professor of mental health nursingAustralia1516X
Academic 9FemaleProfessor of mental health nursingEngland30+25+X
  • *No interests declared.

  • †At time of publication.