Webinar Series – Suicide and Early Mortality due to Self-Harm among Veterans

November 22, 2019

You are invited to join us for the next Webinar in the Series on Military Transition where we will be discussing the topic of:

Suicide and Early Mortality due to Self-Harm among Veterans.

In this Webinar Dr Hamner will share the key issues and insights on factors and potential causes in suicides and early mortality due to self-harm among veterans drawn from his work on Operation Deep Dive.

Presenter:   Dr Karl Hamner

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Office of Evaluation

Research and School Improvement

The University of Alabama

Date:           Friday 6th of December 2019

Time:         9.00am – 10.00am (NZST) followed by Q + A session


The one hour presentation will be followed by a interactive Q&A session that will allow participants to ask Karl questions about points raised in the presentation or current issues on transition related to their work.



To participate in this Webinar with Dr Karl Hamner Register at:


When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online

If you have any queries regarding the Webinars or Registration, Email the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at ascn.nz@gmail.com.



Karl Hamner, PhD

Dr Karl Hamner is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of the Office of Evaluation Research and School Improvement for The University of Alabama’s College of Education.

His research encompasses the role of evaluation in improving schools, improving transitions from military service to civilian life and community-based participatory research.

He is Principal Investigator on Operation Deep Dive which, with America’s Warrior Partnership and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, is Operation Deep Dive a four-year study examining factors and potential causes involved in suicides and early mortality due to self-harm among veterans.

Dr. Hamner has been a social science/health researcher, program development and evaluation consultant, and training specialist for federal, state, county and community-based agencies. He is a member of the UA Council for Community-Based Partnerships and co-chair of the West Alabama Veteran Action Board.

Throughout his career, he has written or directed the development of numerous successful grant proposals funded by a wide variety of federal, state and local agencies, as well as private and corporate foundations.

He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1993.



This series of real time education and information sharing webinars has been developed by Not For Profit ASCN (New Zealand) in collaboration with Veterans Affairs New Zealand, the NZ Defence Force and the University of Otago.

The Transition series will run during September, October and November 2019 and each Webinar will be presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from New Zealand allied countries including Canada, United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Robert Lippiatt from ASCN (NZ) will chair the Webinar series. Robert has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and veterans forums

They will cover the key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country.

Watch out for information and registration instructions for the next set of Webinars in the series which will be held in December 2019 and January 2020.

If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.



ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Families