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Anja  Cus
Anja Cus, Mag. psih., MSc

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Position: PHD Student

ORCID: 0000-0002-5803-7151


Adolescent Psychiatry; Crisis Intervention; Early Intervention (Education); Mental Health; Self-Injurious Behavior; Suicide

Research interests

In my research, I focus on developing technology-enabled interventions for young people who engage in self-injurious behaviours. I work closely with young people to include their perspectives and needs in the design of such inteventions.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Qualitative research (thematic analysis and content analysis)
  • Participatory research (co-design workshops and focus groups)

Selected publications

  1. Čuš, A. et al., 2021. “Smartphone Apps Are Cool, But Do They Help Me?”: A Qualitative Interview Study of Adolescents’ Perspectives on Using Smartphone Interventions to Manage Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(6), p.3289. Available at:
  2. Edbrooke-Childs, J. et al., 2021. Young People Who Meaningfully Improve Are More Likely to Mutually Agree to End Treatment. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. Available at:
  3. Liverpool, S. et al., 2020. Engaging Children and Young People in Digital Mental Health Interventions: Systematic Review of Modes of Delivery, Facilitators, and Barriers. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(6), p.e16317. Available at: