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Primary care 2050: Five ways mental health research is shaping the future of general practice

Join experts and PhD candidates from the Integrated Mental Health Research Program in the Department of General Practice for emerging research presentations, expert panel debate and peer discussion. Includes drinks and canapes. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

Meet the expert panel below: Prof Jane Gunn, Dr Victoria Palmer and Dr Nic Mims.

Prof Jane Gunn

Prof Jane Gunn

Professor Jane Gunn is the Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Medical School and is the Foundation Chair of Primary Care Research at The University of Melbourne.

Jane is a general practitioner whose leadership has raised the profile and rigour of primary care research in Australia. In 2016 she was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in recognition of her outstanding leadership in health and medical research.

Jane has been a Chief Investigator on more than 71 competitively awarded research grants worth in excess of $AUD42 million and has published more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her research has influenced practice and policy via advisory roles to the Australian Government’s Science Priorities, Mental Health Expert Reference Groups and Healthcare Homes initiative. Jane was awarded the inaugural Visiting Professorship to the Scottish School of Primary Care and currently holds an honorary professorial appointment at the University of Glasgow. She has also been a Visiting Academic to The University of Oxford, The University of Hong Kong, The University of Edinburgh and The University of Warwick.


Dr Victoria Palmer

Dr Victoria Palmer

Dr Victoria Palmer is trained in applied ethics and is an expert in qualitative research methodologies with a particular focus on mental health system re-design. She is the Research Lead of the integrated mental health team at the Department of General Practice where she has built a program of research focused on three interrelated streams (i) the use of innovative research methods to understand user experiences, system organisation and implementation of change; (ii) methods to engage and embed consumers and carers in service planning and system re-design and, (iii) innovative interventions to improve health and well-being.

Victoria was the principal investigator of a world first cluster randomised controlled trial of an experience based co-design model called Mental Health Experience Co-Design (a participatory quality improvement method) for people living with severe mental illness in Victoria (the CORE Study). She is also currently leading the NHMRC funded Assertive Care trial, which aims to reduce cardiovascular risk in people with severe mental illness.

Dr Nic Mims

Dr Nic Mims

Dr Nic Mims is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospitals. Nic completed his undergraduate training in London, before working in various specialities across England. Nic moved to Melbourne in 1984 where he completed his GP training, then specializing in Psychiatry. Nic has spent 35 years practicing medicine and is passionate about the flexible integration of specialist services and primary care, as well as consumer and carer participation.


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