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Research Publications

 

2020

 

Austin, E.K., Handley, T., Kiem, A.S., Rich, J.L., Perkins, D., Kelly, B. (2020) Drought, wellbeing and adaptive capacity: Why do some people stay well? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Lawrence-Bourne. J., Dalton, H., Perkins, D., Farmer, J., Luscombe, G., Oelke, N., Bagheri, N. (2020) What is rural adversity, how does it affect wellbeing and what are the implications for action? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Blackberry, I., Wilding, C., Morgan, D., Winbolt, M., Greenhill, J., Perkins, D., O’Connell, M., Bauer, M., Morley, C., Farmer, J., Royals, K., Rasekaba, T., Hamiduzzaman, M., Gottschall, K., Robinson, A., Zaplin, E., Pitman, J., & Davis, H. (2020) Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities (Verily) Project Final Report. John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, La Trobe University, Wodonga.

Gottschall, K. and Dalton, H. (2020) Small Business and Mental Health: A Rural NSW perspective. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Orange, NSW.

Hazel Dalton and David Perkins, Adversity and resilience: rural mental health in Australia pp8-25 in S-A Munoz and S Bain (eds) Mental health and wellbeing in rural regions: international perspectives. Routledge Abingdon UK and New York. ISSBN 978-1-138-34344-3 (hbk) and ISBN 978-0-429-43913-19ebk).

Peters, I., Handley, T., Oakley, K., Lutkin, S., Perkins, D. (2020) What factors influence the psychological wellbeing of children and adolescents in rural NSW? Short article prepared for the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health.

Perkins, D. (2020) Mind fields: rural mental health article. The Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Handley T, Rich J, Lewin T, Kelly B. (2020) Financial and employment difficulties predict depression among rural Australians. Short article prepared for the Australian Health Economics Society.

Farmer, J., McCosker, A., Kamstra, P., Perkins, D., Dalton, H., Powell, N., Salvador-Carulla, L., Bagheri, H., Bishop, L., Gardiner, F., Greco, M., Smith, J., Hislop, C., Somerville, R., Blanchard, M., Potter, S., Banks, C., Starling M. (2020) Mapping the hidden voices in rural mental healthReport Phase Two. Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology. 

Heinsch M, Sampson D, Huens V, Handley THanstock T, Harris K, Kay-Lambkin F. (2020) Understanding ambivalence in help-seeking for suicidal people with comorbid depression and alcohol misuse, PLOS ONE. 

Western NSW Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. A joint plan between Western NSW PHN, Western NSW Local Health District and Far West Local Health District 2019-2022. This plan was guided and supported by Dr Hazel Dalton and Dr Scott Fitzpatrick, with assistance by Lucy McEvoy. We note this work follows on from the first phase of work, which culminated in a discussion paper (July 2019).

Austin, E.K., Rich, J.L., Kiem, A.S., Handley, T., Perkins, D.A., and Kelly, B.J. (2020) The concerns about climate change among rural residents in Australia. Journal of Rural Studies. Read Dr Austin’s blog here.

Maddox, S., Read, D., Dalton, H., Perkins, D., Powell, N. (2020) Developing a mobile data collection tool to manage a dispersed mental health workforce. Rural and Remote Health. 20: 5616.

Fitzpatrick, S. J. Epistemic justice and the struggle for critical suicide literacy (2020) Social Epistemology. [Special Issue: Critical Suicide Studies]. Read Dr Fitzpatrick’s blog here.

 

2019

 

Peters, I., Handley, T., Oakley, K., Lutkin, S. and Perkins, D. (2019) Social Determinants of Psychological Wellbeing for Children and Adolescents in Rural NSW.  BMC Public Health.

Lawrence-Bourne, J., Powell, N., Dalton, H., Oelke, N. and Perkins, D. (2019) Methodologies for the Living Well Strategy – Mental Health Commission of NSW Strategy 2014-2024. Undertaken for the Mental Health Commission of NSW as part of the Living Well Mid Term Review. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Orange, NSW.

Powell, N., Dalton, H., Perkins, D., Considine, R., Hughes, S., Osborne, S. and Buss, R. (2019) Our Healthy Clarence: a community-driven wellbeing initiative. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3691. 

Considine R, Dalton H, Perkins D, Powell N (2019) Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River: Key Findings  Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle.

Perkins, D., Farmer, J., Salvador-Carulla, L., Dalton, H. and Luscombe, G. (2019) The ORANGE DECLARATION on Rural and Remote Mental Health. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 2019 Sep 12. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12560. https://www.crrmh.com.au/research/the-orange-declaration/

Stanford, D., Ridoutt, L., Dalton, H., and Perkins, D. (2019) LINKER Service – Special Homelessness Service Domestic Violence Response Enhancement for Western NSW – Evaluation Report. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Orange.

Maddox, S., Read, D., Powell, N., Caton, T., Dalton, H. and Perkins, D. (2019) Reorientation of the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program: the value of a program logic model. Rural and Remote Health.

Dalton HE, Read DMY, Booth, A, Perkins, D, Goodwin, N, Hendry, A, Handley, T, Davies, K, Lewis, P, Bradfield, S, Bishop, M, Sheather-Reid, R, Lewis, P, Gazzard, T, Critchley, A. and Wilcox, S. (2019) Formative evaluation of the Central Coast Integrated Care Program, NSW Australia. International Journal of Integrated Care, 2019, 19 (3), 15.

Powell, N. and Dalton, H. (2019) 2019 Rural Suicide Prevention Forum: Taking a collaborative approach to community wellbeing. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Orange, NSW.

Fitzpatrick, S.J.; Brew, B.K.; Read, D.M.Y.; Inder, K.J.; Hayes, A.; Perkins, D. (2019) Rethinking Suicide in Rural Australia: A study protocol for Examining and Applying Knowledge of the Social Determinants to Improve Prevention in Non-Indigenous Populations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2944.

Kelly B, Handley T, Kissane D, Vamos M, Attia J. (2019) “An indelible mark” The response to participation in euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide among doctors: a review of research findings. Palliative & Supportive Care.

Dalton H, Leary J, Roberts R and Perkins D (2019) Discussion paper: Towards a Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan in Western NSW, July 2019. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Read, D.M.Y., Dalton, H., Booth, A., Goodwin, N., Hendry, A., and Perkins, D. (2019) Using the Project INTEGRATE framework in practice in Central Coast, Australia. International Journal of Integrated Care.

Handley T. (2019) End of Life Care in a sample of Regional and Rural NSW – what is the current situation and what are the problems? A white paper developed to support the work of NSW Regional Health Partners. NSW Regional Health Partners, Newcastle, Australia. ISBN – 978-0-6484912-0-0

Fitzpatrick, S., Leary, J., Dalton, H., Perkins, D. (2019) Murrumbidgee Primary Mental Health Stepped Care Model Co-Design Project: Key literature summary – February 2019. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Handley, T., Rich, J., Lewin, T., Kelly, B. (2019) The predictors of depression in a longitudinal cohort of community dwelling rural adults in Australia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

 

2018

 

Dalton H, Perkins D, Considine R (2018) Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Lithgow Community – Key Findings and Recommendations.  Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle.

Considine R, Powell N, Dalton H, Perkins D (2018) Report: Our Healthy Clarence Evaluation Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle.

Powell N, Dalton HE, Perkins D (2018) Review: A collaborative approach to community mental wellbeing Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle.

Kay-Lambkin, F., Gilbert, J., Pedemont, L., Sunderland, M., Dalton, H., Handley, T., Chan, S., Perkins, D., Kelly, B. (2018) Prevention and early intervention for people aged 18 and over with, or at risk of, mild to moderate depression and anxiety: An Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for Beyond Blue.

Fitzpatrick, S., Read, D., Dalton, H., Perkins, D. (2018) NSW Books on Prescription – Project Overview and Evaluation. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Dalton, H., Read, D., Handley, T., Booth, A., Davies, K., Goodwin, N., Hendry, A. and Perkins, D. (2018) Central Coast Integrated Care Program: Formative Evaluation Report. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Blackberry, I. (Perkins, D. Co-Author) (2018) Virtual Dementia-friendly rural communities.  Australian Journal of Dementia Care. Vol 7 No 6 Dec 2018/Jan 2019.

McGill, K., Hiles, S., Handley, T., Page, A., Lewin, T., Whyte, I and Carter, G. (2018) Is the reported increase in young female hospital-treated intentional self-harm real or artefactual? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Austin, E., Handley, T., Kiem, A., Rich, J., Lewin, T., Askland, H., Askarimarnani, S., Perkins, D., Kelly, B. (2018) Drought-related stress among farmers: findings from the Australian Rural Mental Health Study. The Medical Journal of Australia.

Clay-Williams, R., Plumb, J., Luscombe, G., Hawke, C., Dalton, H., Shannon, G., Johnson, J. (2018). Improving teamwork and patient outcomes with daily structured interdisciplinary bedside rounds: a multi method evaluation. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 13(5).

Fitzpatrick, S.J., Perkins, D., Handley, T., Luland, T., Brown, D., Corvan, E.  (2018) Coordinating mental and physical health care in rural Australia: An integrated model for primary care settings. International Journal of Integrated Care.

Wilhelm, K., Handley, T. and Reddy, P. (2018) A case for identifying smoking in presentations to the emergency department with suicidality. Australas Psychiatry.

Taylor NC, Hartman DK, Bischoff RJ, Hayes A, Springer PR, Dalton HE, Perkins D. (2018) Supporting strong families and capable communities through cross-national research. J Glob Health Rep 2018; 2: e2018010.

Handley, T., Lewin, T., Perkins, D., Kelly, B. (2018) Self‐recognition of mental health problems in a rural Australian sample. Australian Journal of Rural Health.

Handley, T., Rich, J., Davies, K., Lewin, T., Kelly, B. (2018) The Challenges of Predicting Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in a Sample of Rural Australians with Depression. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(5).

Rich, J., Handley, T., Inder, K., Perkins, D. (2018) An experiment in using open-text comments from the Australian Rural Mental Health Study on health service priorities. Rural and Remote Health, 18(1).

Fitzpatrick, S.J., Read, D., Dalton, H. and Perkins, D. (2018) National Suicide Prevention Trial Western NSW: Closing Report. Orange NSW: Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

 

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