IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Mental Health and The Ageing Brain
Role:Affiliated Stakeholder Advisory Panel (ASAP)

Research focus

  • Mental health nursing
  • Mental illness
  • Qualitative research methods

Publications and funding

Research projects

Recovery Camp is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers evidence-based and award-winning education programs for health students, and for the health and recovery of people with mental illness. Read more.


  • Board Director: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. November (2017 – current)
  • Board Director: Aftercare (Mental Illness NGO): September (2017 -current)
  • Editorial Board: Nursing and Health Science (July 2013 -current)
  • Co-founder/Co-director: Recovery Camp (2013 -current)

Other roles

  • NSW Ministry of Health, Mental Health Nurse Advisory Group – (2012 – current)

IHMRI research team

PhD candidates

Edward Aquin Collaborating With Consumers, Carers and Clinicians to Identify Categories of Mental Health Risk Assessment
Jane Douglas Early Career Registered Nurses: How and why do they stay? Exploring their disorienting dilemmas.
Caroline Picton Using phenomenology as an exegesis of the lived experience of mental illness as it relates to therapeutic recreation