Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

Medical University of Vienna & CSH Associate Faculty

Thomas Niederkrotenthaler is an associate professor and head of the unit Suicide Research & Mental Health Promotion at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He has been a member of the CSH Associate Faculty since September 2019.


Thomas is a suicidologist and mental health researcher with a particular focus on epidemiological research and media effects on suicide. His team has coined the Papageno effect which describes suicide-protective potentials of media reporting.


He has published more than 100 articles in the area of suicide prevention; and has received several grants for his research. Thomas is a board member of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and chairman of the Wiener Werkstaette for Suicide Research (