Centre for Mental Health Research
Research School of Population Health
My vision is for increased support and security for the many excellent researchers across the institution, with a focus on the diverse needs and responsibilities of early- and mid-career researchers. I believe there should be equity of opportunity across Colleges, with Schools empowered to meet the specific needs of their staff and students. There is a pressing need for the University to strategically grow and diversify our funding model, to ensure we remain Australia's leading institution. Considered planning is required to meet the needs of our staff, particularly in challenging times.
I am a Professor at the Centre for Mental Health Research, within the Research School of Population Health. I have been at ANU since 2007 and was awarded my PhD in 2011. I have been the recipient of three NHMRC fellowships and Chief Investigator for 12 NHMRC grants, in addition to diverse Category 1-3 funding including partnerships with philanthropic organisations and government. My research includes a focus on the assessment of mental health, online interventions to prevent suicide and mental illness, and reducing barriers to help seeking, particularly in rural areas. I have published 175 peer reviewed journal articles and collaborate widely across the University.