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MSH Addiction and Mental Health Research Symposium

23 November 2018

The Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Research Symposium will be held on Friday 23 November 2018 from 8.30am–4pm in the Russell Strong Auditorium. The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Embracing research to enhance patient care’.

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Keynote speaker

We are very excited to announce Professor Michael Hazelton as the keynote speaker. Professor Hazelton is the current Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Newcastle and has held senior academic positions in nursing at the University of Tasmania and Curtin University in Western Australia.

Guest speakers

  • Dr Stephen Parker: Stephen is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has worked within the Rehabilitation ACU since 2014. He is currently undertaking PhD studies through the University of Queensland focussing on understanding what works for whom in community based residential psychiatric rehabilitation. He has recently been appointed Director of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry, Southern and Central Clusters.
  • Professor Robert Bland: A foremost social work authority, Robert is well-known throughout the country as a pioneer and leader in the mental health field, having worked in mental health and academic settings since 1972. Robert's areas of interest are in research and teaching, with a focus on mental illness and social work practice.
  • Professor Christel Middeldorp, Professor Child and Youth Psychiatry at the Child Health Research Centre. Her research interests involve the role of genetic and other familial influences on the development and persistence of psychopathology across the lifespan.
  • Dr Sarah Swannell, DBT Coordinator, The Prince Charles Hospital and Senior Psychologist, Nundah Community Mental Health. Since 2013 she has taken on the role of DBT Coordinator at The Prince Charles Hospital, is Senior Psychologist at Nundah Community Mental Health Service and sees clients in private practice. Sarah has a keen interest in BPD, trauma and dissociation and has completed DBT Intensive Training, DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD and EMDR Training. Sarah is Coordinator of the Brisbane North BPD Mental Health Professionals’ Network and holds an Academic Title of Lecturer at The University of Queensland.
  • Associate Professor Herbert Jelinek: Graduated with BSc honours in human genetics and psychology from UNSW and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Neuroscience at ANU. Dr Jelinek has a PhD from Sydney University which investigated the importance of scaling patterns in health and disease. He has honorary positions with Medicine at Macquarie University and UNSW. Dr Jelinek’s main research focus has been on the pathophysiology of diabetes complications including depression and anxiety, and the use of technology for diagnostics and self-monitoring.Presentation: Fitting in Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback and Neurofeedback into Mental Health Care.

Panel discussion

There will also be a panel discussion on physical health research strategies and other lightning presentations with presenters from throughout the Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service.

Last updated 15 November 2018
Last reviewed 13 November 2018