Research Fellow in Child Mental Health Literacy and Action
University of Melbourne
The Centre for Mental Health aims to improve mental health and mitigate the impact of mental illness at a population level. It does this through high quality, collaborative, interdisciplinary research, academic teaching, professional and community education, and mental health system development.
About the Role A post-doctoral researcher is required to work on projects funded by a Million Minds Mission Mental Health Research Grant for ‘Growing Minds Australia (GMA): A National Trials Strategy to Transform Child and Youth Mental Health Services’. GMA is supporting two flagship studies conducted under the direction of its Mental Health Literacy, Action and Stigma sub- committee. The first of these studies is a national survey to benchmark levels of mental health literacy and action strategies in parents, youth (from 12 years) and teachers. The second is a trial examining the efficacy of Mental Health First Aid training delivered in primary schools to teachers and parents.
In a typical week at work, you may:
Design measures for parents’ teachers’ and health professionals’ to test their child mental health literacy and child mental health first aid intentions and behaviours in collaboration with GMA investigators
Submit ethics applications
Collect validation data across a range of settings
You are an early career academic with a record of peer-reviewed publications, particularly in the area of mental health. Your interpersonal and communication skills allow you to work collaboratively in a team environment to meet project goals within agreed deadlines, and you value diversity, able to tailor your approach to individuals.
Ideally, you will further have:
PhD or near completion of PhD in a relevant area (e.g. psychology, public health) or equivalent professional qualification
Strong data analysis and psychometric skills
A high level of academic writing skills
Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
To find out more, please visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff- benefits.