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Nicola Reavley


Dr Nicola Reavley is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on improving public knowledge and beliefs about mental health problems, reducing stigma and discrimination and improving support for those with mental disorders.

Dr Reavley is a Chief Investigator on five NHMRC-funded projects, three of which aim to improve mental health literacy in members of the public. She also led a number of projects that aim to assist organisations to better manage mental health issues, including the development of guidelines for implementation of a strategy for the prevention of mental health problems and for supporting employees returning to work after an episode of anxiety or depression, which can be found at . She also led the conduct of the 2011 National Survey of Mental Health Literacy and Stigma and the 2014 National Survey of Discrimination and Positive Treatment in People with Mental Health Problems.

Psychiatry & Psychology Public Health Science & Medical Education

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Senior Research Fellow

University of Melbourne
Population Mental Health Unit
The aims of the Population Mental Health Group are to: 1) Conduct research on what actions members of the community can take to prevent and intervene early with mental disorders; 2) Translate the findings from this research into practical interventions that empower the whole community to take action; and 3) To train researchers in this area.

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