Dr Angela Nicholas is currently enrolled in the PhD program in the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She has a Doctor of Health Psychology from LaTrobe University and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from Flinders University of South Australia. To support her PhD, she currently holds a scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council and an Ian Scott Mental Health PhD scholarship from Rotary Health Australia.
Current work and interests
Angela’s PhD relates to the development of suicide prevention messages aimed at family members and friends of people at risk of suicide. Use of such messages would be to increase the likelihood that family members and friends would identify when a loved one is at risk of suicide, and intervene appropriately to ensure they stay safe and get the help they need. Angela is also employed part-time as a Research Fellow within the Centre for Mental Health and works on the evaluation of national primary mental health reforms delivered by Primary Health Networks across Australia.
Angela is completing her PhD by publication and hopes to publish a number of articles that will be useful to suicide prevention researchers internationally. Upon completion of her PhD, Angela aims to gain a postdoctoral fellowship in order to continue her research in suicide prevention.