Led by frontline health workers for frontline health workers

Our team includes frontline clinicians and researchers from Victoria University, Monash University, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Black Dog Institute, RMIT University and the Royal College of Australasian Physicians.

As frontline clinicians and researchers living and working through the pandemic, we are committed to identifying strategies and policy approaches to support the health workforce during this and future crises.

Lead investigators

Assoc Professor Natasha Smallwood
Assoc Professor Natasha Smallwood
Respiratory Physician | The Alfred Hospital
Associate Professor | Monash University
Professor Karen Willis
Professor Karen Willis
Sociologist & Public Health Professor | Institute for Health and Sport | Victoria University

Investigators

Dr Peter Baldwin
Dr Peter Baldwin
Clinical Research Fellow | Black Dog Institute | UNSW Sydney
Adjunct Senior Lecturer | Faculty of Medicine | UNSW Sydney
Assoc Professor Mark Putland
Assoc Professor Mark Putland
Emergency Medicine Specialist | Royal Melbourne Hospital
Honorary Principal Research Fellow | University of Melbourne
Assoc Professor Doug Johnson
Assoc Professor Doug Johnson
General & Infectious Diseases Physician | Royal Melbourne Hospital
Honorary Principal Research Fellow | University of Melbourne
Professor Marie Bismark
Professor Marie Bismark
Public Health Physician & Health Lawyer | University of Melbourne
Psychiatry Registrar | Royal Melbourne Hospital
Assoc Professor Leila Karimi
Assoc Professor Leila Karimi
Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology | School of Health and Biomedical Sciences | RMIT University
Dr Warren Harrex
Dr Warren Harrex
Consultant Occupational & Environmental Physician | Canberra
President | Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine | Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Dr Jaimie-Lee Maple
Dr Jaimie-Lee Maple
Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Victoria University

Project Advisory Group

Our Project Advisory Group ensures that we are on track to deliver policy and practice relevant recommendations for supporting the mental health of healthcare workers.

Dr Elizabeth Barson
Senior Clinical Psychologist | Melbourne Health
Julia Blackshaw
Director of Allied Health | Western Health
Noni Byron
Managing Director | Prestige Health Services Australia
Assoc Professor Denise Heinjus
Executive Director Nursing Services & Residential Aged Care | Melbourne Health
Dr Kathryn Hutt
Medical Director | Doctors’ Health Advisory Service
Dr Patrick Johnson
Medical Director | Victorian Doctors’ Health Program
Dr Margaret Kay
Senior Lecturer | School of Medicine | University of Queensland
Juan Paolo Legaspi
Manager, Policy and Advocacy | Victorian Healthcare Association
Assoc Professor Tony McGillion
Director of Nursing and Midwifery | Western Health
Assoc Professor David Smallwood
Deputy Chief Medical Officer | Western Health
Assoc Professor Annie Venville
Course Chair and Head of Social Work | Victoria University

This study has been funded by a research grant from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

Our team is led by clinicians and researchers from the following organisations