Mental Health Dialogue Session: 'How can we have better dialogues?'

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School of Population and Global Health - Theatre 1

207-221 Bouverie Street

Melbourne, VIC

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The Mental Health PhD Program proudly presents its 3rd Mental Health Dialogue Session

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'How can we have better multidisciplinary dialogues within Mental Health?'

Our multidisciplinary Q&A panel of experts will interrogate the ways in which we can have better dialogues within the domain of mental health. They will do so from a (clinical) psychology, population and global health, psychiatry, psychiatric nursing and lived experience perspective. Prof Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, will lead the discussion and members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and the panel will respond and debate.

The panel features:

Prof Nick Haslam - is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. He is a co-director of the mental health PhD program. In the recent past he has been Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate) and President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Nick's research interests are in the fields of personality, social psychology and psychiatric classification.

Prof Jane Pirkis - is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and co-director of the mental health PhD program. She has undertaken a number of policy-relevant studies of suicide and suicide prevention in Australia, including profiling the epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behaviour among the general population and among at-risk groups. She has a particular research interest in suicide and the media.

Prof Nicola Lautenschlager - is currently the Interim Head of Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and co-director of the mental health PhD program. She also holds the position of Deputy Head and Research Director of the Melbourne Medical School. She has a special interest in dementia risk reduction and leads the University of Melbourne site of the NHMRC Centre of Excellence in Cognitive Health.

A/Prof Bridget Hamilton - is the Director of the Centre for Psychiatric Nursing. She is a registered mental health nurse with a 30 year career working as a clinician, manager, educator and researcher in public sector services. Her research spans ethnographic fieldwork in healthcare settings, knowledge transfer for seclusion reduction, evaluations of recovery orientation, and narratives of strengths approaches.

Ms Cath Roper - holds a pioneering consumer academic role at the Centre for Psychiatric Nursing. Using perspectives arising from lived experience of mental health services, Cath develops and co-delivers training across specialist mental health service setting. Her research interests include the development of consumer perspective as a discipline, and consumer decision-making, human rights and ethics in the context of mental health legislation.

Prof Kim Felmingham - is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne and Chair of the Clinical Psychology Program. Her research interests include investigation of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the development and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorders, predictors of response to exposure therapy for anxiety disorders, and the impact of stress and trauma on brain and emotional functioning.

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Date: Tuesday the 19th of November 2019

Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Location: Room B103 (theatre 1), Bouverie Street 207

For more information please contact the Mental Health PhD Program coordinator Dr Marjolein Kammers at marjolein.kammers@unimelb.edu.au

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207-221 Bouverie Street

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