Chair: Mental Health Nursing, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia.

Professor Nicholas Procter is the University of South Australia inaugural Chair: Mental Health Nursing and convener of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Research Group located within the Sansom Institute for Health Research. Working collaboratively with mental health consumers, clinicians and sector managers, Professor Procter has longstanding interests in research, knowledge translation and community engagement in mental health practice. The strategic intent of Professor Procter's work is to guide success and deliver fresh confidence in how much consumers, clinicians and academic faculty can achieve working together. Strong networks and collaboration with individuals, community groups, government and non government organisations are at the heart of these outcomes locally, nationally and internationally.