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A/Prof Samuel Harvey

A/Prof Samuel Harvey

Role: Head, Workplace Mental Health Research Program

A/Prof Samuel Harvey is the Head of Workplace Mental Health Research Program in the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute.  He is a psychiatrist, general practitioner and epidemiologist with a particular interest in the relationship between mental health and work.  His post at UNSW is the first clinical academic position in workplace mental health in Australia and one of the very few academic positions world-wide to focus specifically on the relationship between mental health and work.   

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Bridget Bryan

Bridget Bryan

Role: Research Assistant

Bridget joined the Workplace Mental Health Team in February 2017.  After completing her Honours in Sociology at the University of Sydney, Bridget worked as a Research Assistant for the NSW Mental Health Commission & UNSW Forensic Mental Health Team. She works primarily in recruitment, data collection and logistics for the trial of two apps aimed at improving mental health in male dominated workplaces.

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Isabelle Counson

Isabelle Counson

Role: Project Manager

Isabelle joined the Workplace Mental Health Team in July 2015 to deal with the daily running of the Well@Work project. She has an extensive experience in project management and client service management in a variety of business environments across Europe and Australia. Graduated in political sciences, she also has a Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) from Swinburne University of Technology.

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Dr Mark  Deady

Dr Mark Deady

Role: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Mark Deady joined the School of Psychiatry in late 2015 and is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Men@Work  program. He is working to develop and evaluate new e-health interventions to improve the mental health of Australian men in the workplace. For eight years prior, Mark had worked in the field of mental health and substance use comorbidity at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. He completed his PhD for his thesis entitled, ‘Comorbid Depression and Problematic Alcohol Use in Young People: The Development and Evaluation of an Online Intervention,’ which was awarded in 2015.

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Aimée Gayed

Aimée Gayed

Role: PhD Student

Aimee is a registered psychologist with experience working in the research, professional education and clinical settings across mental health and criminological domains. Aimee joined the Workplace Mental Health Team in late 2015 to commence a PhD with the Well@Work project. Through her PhD, Aimee will be developing and evaluating the effectiveness of an integrated manager training app aimed at improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma and enhancing manager’s confidence in discussing mental health matters with their staff within male dominated workplaces.

 

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Divya Jacob

Divya Jacob

Role: Administrative Assistant

Divya joined the UNSW Workplace Mental Health Research Team in May 2016. She has a Masters Degree in Communication Management from overseas and extensive work experience in Communication Coordination and Administration.  
She provides Communication and Administrative support to the Workplace Mental Health Research Team. She currently also works with the Trauma and Mental Health Initiative, UNSW School of Psychiatry. 

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David Johnston

David Johnston

Role: Research Assistant

David is a clinical psychologist registrar with experience working in research and clinical settings that include criminological and sporting domains. He joined the Workplace Mental Health Team in early 2017 to provide assistance with the Well@Work Project. David is currently working on the development, implementation and evaluation of a mental fitness app aimed at preventing mental illness.

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Sadhbh Joyce

Sadhbh Joyce

Role: Psychologist/PhD Candidate

Sadhbh (pronounced Sive) Joyce is a registered psychologist with considerable experience in mindfulness-based therapy. Sadhbh is currently undertaking a PhD within the Workplace Mental Health Team.  Her work is focused on developing and testing new types of mindfulness-based resilience training for emergency workers.  Her PhD is being supervised by A/Prof Samuel Harvey and Dr Fiona Shand and is funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award

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Pei Kong

Pei Kong

Role: Research Assistant

Pei is a clinical psychologist with clinical and research interests in child protection and criminological domains. Pei joined the Workplace Mental Health Team in late 2017 to provide assistance with the Well@Work project. Pei is involved in data collection and evaluation of a mental fitness app aimed at male-dominated workplaces in Australia. She is also assisting A/Prof Samuel Harvey on research investigating the relationship of resilience, wellbeing, and depression.

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Helen Lang Helen Lang

Helen Lang Helen Lang

Role: Research Assistant

Helen joined the Workplace Mental Health Research Team in mid-2016. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Biology at the University of Toronto and a Masters of International Public Health at the University of Sydney. Helen worked on the Well@Work project which aims to develop new e-health interventions for male-dominated workplaces in Australia.

 

 

 

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