Senior Research Fellow
BSc (Hons) BEd MA PhD
Dr Runions is a honourary research fellow with Telethon Kids Institute. His work addresses school-based bullying and cyberbullying. His work focuses on why kids bully, and how schools can best work with them. He is concerned with children who bully others but are themselves also targets of bullying (“bully/victims”), and the risks these young people might have, including risks of severe mental health problems such as borderline personality disorder.
His primary appointment with Touchstone Community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, where he works with young people experiencing personality disorder and self-harm, and he is Chair of the Deliberate Self-Harm Intervention & Research working group (2018-).
Kevin was a member of the 2016 Telethon Kids Institute Emerging Leaders program, a deputy director of the Health Promotion & Education Research team, chair of the Chronic Conditions, Mental Health & Education working group (2016-17), and the recipient of inaugural Friends of the Institute Mini-Sabbatical Award, to fund collaborations in mental health neuroimaging. Dr Runions current collaborations include researchers in Germany, Finland, Spain and Sweden.
Kevin is available to co- supervise Honours, Masters, and Doctoral students.