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

Honours students

Renee Hall Learning in a nonconventional clinical placement: the experience of the clinical facilitator
Caitlin Goman Transfer of knowledge: the role of a mental health clinical placement during undergraduate education.