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Mental Health Services Research Stream

Mental Health Services Research Stream

Overview

The Mental Health Services Research stream, led by Dr Sandra Diminic, aims to reduce the population burden of mental illness through applied research to understand the demand for and use of mental health services, evidence-based mental health service models, and how these findings can be used to improve mental health systems. The team works closely with health system partners such as governments, Primary Health Networks, and community organisations to provide evidence and advice to support integrated regional and national mental health service planning.

This program of research is guided by national mental health service planning and reform priorities. The research team’s current primary focus is development and application of the National Mental Health Service Planning Framework (NMHSPF), a needs-based planning tool that models population needs and required packages of care to produce resource targets for optimal mental health service delivery in Australia. We also conduct research drawing on population surveys and health service administrative data to understand current mental health service delivery and identify service gaps for specific regions and populations.

 

Staff

Dr Sandra Diminic

HeadMental Health Services Research Stream Adjunct Senior FellowSchool of Public Health, The University of Queensland



Claudia Pagliaro

Research FellowMental Health Services Research Stream PhD StudentQueensland Centre for Mental Health Research



Charlotte Comben

Research FellowMental Health Services Research Stream PhD StudentQueensland Centre for Mental Health Research



Manuel Wailan

Senior Research AssistantMental Health Services Research Stream



Eryn Wright

Research OfficerMental Health Services Research Stream



Imogen Page

Casual Principal Research ScientistMental Health Services Research Stream PhD StudentQueensland Centre for Mental Health Research



Dr Xiaoyun Zhou

Postdoctoral Research FellowMental Health Services Research Stream


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HEAD OFFICE

Level 3, Dawson House
The Park Centre for Mental Health Treatment
Research and Education, Wacol, QLD 4076
P: +61 7 3271 8704

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands in which QCMHR operates and their continuing connections to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and stand together with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.