Research Leaders and Partners

Professor Nicholas Procter
Group Convenor and Chair of Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia 

Dr Amy Baker
Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

Kirsty Baker
Lecturer and Masters Candidate, School of Nursing and MIdwifery, University of South Australia and Mental Health Nurse, RAH, SA Health

Dr Andrew Champion
Clinical Director, Mental Health, Outer South, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health and Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Kelly Chidgey
PhD Candidate, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Tim Crowley
Complex Care and Trauma Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, SA Health and Adjunct Lecturer, University of South Australia

Jane Ellis
Consumer Consultant Mental Health Services, UnitingSA and Adjunct Lecturer, University of South Australia

Dr Monika Ferguson
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Matthew Halpin
Lived Experience Workforce Coordinator, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health and Adjunct Lecturer, University of South Australia

Dr Lisa Hodge
Lecturer in Social Work, Victoria University

Adrian Jackson
Mental Health Adoption Manager, EPAS, SA Health

Annette Jones
Senior Social Worker, Acute Mental Health, SA Health

Dr Annan Lloyd
Psychiatry Registrar, Lyell McEwin Hospital

Dr Mark Loughhead
Lecturer: Lived Experience, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Dr Monica McEvoy
Nurse Practitioner – Multicultural Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, SA Health and Adjunct Lecturer, University of South Australia

Tara McCracken
Lecturer: Nursing and Rural Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Dr Jayakrishnan Sukumaran Nair
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Lyell McEwin Hospital and PhD Candidate, University of South Australia

Dr Miriam Posselt
Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Lyn Rabbetts
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Dr Julie Reis
Program Director: Bachelor of Community Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Bernie Stefan-Rasmus
Practice Development Nurse, Mental Health Directorate, Central Adelaide Health Service, SA Health

Research Assistant

Heather Eaton
Research Assistant, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Mental Health and Substance Use

Established in partnership with government and non-government sectors, the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group is leading numerous initiatives aimed at improving the lives of people in mental distress and at risk of suicide. The strategic purpose of the group is to demonstrate through research and practical example how much consumers, clinicians, policy makers and academic faculty can achieve working together in partnership.

The group’s work is inspired by the real world problems of people living with mental distress, the needs of their carers, and the next generation of health professionals willing and able to support recovery with dignity. The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group has a national and international reputation for undertaking deep scholarship in mental health and suicide prevention, leading to deep connectivity and diffusion of the insights through publication, public policy and clinical practice as key outcomes.

Staff from the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group contribute directly to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the Division of Health Sciences, equipping students and health professionals with the skills and knowledge required to effectively help people experiencing mental illness and at risk of suicide. It has a long tradition of community engagement with clinicians by hosting Mental Health Master Classes, which are free to attend and cover such topics as therapeutic communication and engagement, understanding and responding to suicide and self-harm, and advanced health assessment. Learn more about Mental Health Master Classes or find out more about a career in mental health nursing

The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group is based on Level 4 of the Playford Building at UniSA's City East Campus. You can follow the group on Twitter at @MHResearchUniSA.

Our Research

The research of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group is focussed on improving the lives of people with mental health issues across the lifespan. It encompasses clinical practice approaches and techniques, the experience of the individual and groups in settings including acute care and the community.

> Read more about our current research projects.

 

Initiatives and Resources

People talking

Find out about the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group’s initiatives such as events and collaborations, and download text, audio and video resources.

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Research students

Students

The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group has several higher degrees by research students working on projects related to the group’s research areas as part of their study with the University of South Australia.

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Contact Us

Media Enquiries:
Please visit the Media Centre

Twitter:
@MHResearchUniSA

Group Convenor:
Professor Nicholas Procter
School of Nursing and Midwifery
UniSA City East Campus
T: +61 8 8302 2148
E: Nicholas.Procter@unisa.edu.au

Personal Assistant
Melissa Gibson
School of Nursing and Midwifery
UniSA City East Campus
T: +61 8 8302 2341
E:Melissa.Gibson@unisa.edu.au

Areas of study and research

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