How Can We Have Better Multidisciplinary Dialogues within Mental Health?
Free Public Lecture
Room B103 (Theatre 1)
207 Bouverie Street
Our multidisciplinary Q&A panel of experts will explore 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. Professor Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, will lead the discussion. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and the panel will respond and debate in accessible academic language. All interested are welcome.
Presented by the Mental Health PhD Program.
Professor Nick Haslam, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Professor Nick Haslam
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Nick Haslam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. He is a codirector of the mental health PhD program. In the recent past he has been Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, Pro ViceChancellor (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.
Professor Jane Pirkis, Centre for Mental Health
Professor Jane Pirkis
Centre for Mental Health
Professor Jane Pirkis is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and codirector of the mental health PhD program. She has undertaken a number of policyrelevant studies of suicide and suicide prevention in Australia, including profiling the epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behaviour among the general population and among atrisk groups. She has a particular research interest in suicide and the media.
Professor Nicola Lautenslager, Melbourne Medical School
Professor Nicola Lautenslager
Melbourne Medical School
Professor Nicola Lautenschlager is currently Interim Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and codirector 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.
Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton
Associate Professor 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
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 codelivers training across specialist mental health service setting. Her research interests include the development of consumer perspective as a discipline, and consumer decisionmaking, human rights and ethics in the context of mental health legislation.
Professor Kim Felmingham
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 posttraumatic 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.