Carol O'Dwyer

Study Background:  Masters in Clinical Psychology, PHD candidate at the Department of General Practice, MDHS.

Current Projects: My PhD project is trying to;

  1. Understand how staff working in psychiatric inpatient units experience care for women with mental illness who have been subjected to sexual violence.
  2. Understand how gender sensitive care is enacted in psychiatric inpatient units in Australia for women who have experienced sexual violence and mental illness

Academic Aims for the Future: survive PhD and hopefully do further research/ post doc in the area of women’s mental health.

What you hope to contribute to the mental health graduate circle? As I am in my third year I can hopefully support those who are starting out to prepare for confirmation, negotiate working with supervisors and seeking alternative supports throughout the uni/ department.

What you hope to learn from mental health hub members? life after PhD options, funding/ grants mainly!