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Research Publications


Mental health and wellbeing

Brew B, Inder K, Allen J, Thomas M, Kelly B. The health and wellbeing of Australian farmers: a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2016 Sep 15;16:988. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3664-y.

Tynan RJ, Considine R, Rich JL, Skehan J, Wiggers J, Lewin TJ, James C, Inder K, Baker AL, Kay-     Lambkin F, Perkins D, Kelly BJ. Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian Mining Industry. BMC Health Services Research. 2016 Sep 21;16(1):498. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1755-1.

Rich JL, Booth A, Rowlands A and Redd P (2016) “Bushfire support services and the need for evaluation: the 2013 Blue Mountains experience” Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol 31 (1), 8.;dn=020103420213195;res=IELAPA


Providing better service/integrated services

Gray M, Davies K, Butcher L, (2016) ‘Finding the right connections: Peer support within a community-based mental health service’, International Journal of Social Welfare, (2016) doi 10.1111/ijsw.12222

Davies, K. and Gray, M. (2016). “The place of service-user expertise in evidence-based practice.” Journal of Social Work. (2016). doi 10.1177/1468017316637222

McKenzie, H., White, K., Hayes, L., Fitzpatrick, S., Cox, K., & River, J. (2017) ‘Shadowing’ as a management strategy for chemotherapy outpatient primary support persons. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. doi: 10.1111/scs.12410.

Perkins D. (2016) “Stepped Care, System Architecture and Mental Health Services in Australia.” International Journal of Integrated Care. 16(3):16. DOI:

Perkins D. Research translation: Making a difference in rural health. Aust J Rural Health. 2016 Dec;24(6):349. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12342. Editorial*.

Perkins D. Patient-centred health care homes in Australia: Disruptive innovation? Aust J Rural Health. 2016 Oct;24(5):287-288. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12333. Editorial*

Perkins D. Elections, scare campaigns and Medicare: Towards a balanced scorecard. Aust J Rural Health. 2016 Aug;24(4):223. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12318. Editorial*

Perkins, D. (2016). “Gordon Gregory OAM: An appreciation.” Aust J Rural Health 24(3): 155. DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12305. Editorial.

Perkins, D. (2016). “One size fits all … or not!” Aust J Rural Health 24(2): 71-72. DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12295. Editorial.

Perkins, D. (2016). “Research that adds something.” Aust J Rural Health 24(1): 2-2. DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12286. Editorial .


Understanding suicide

Handley, TE, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, Inder KJ, Attia JR and Kavanagh DJ (2016). “Investigation of a Suicide Ideation Risk Profile in People with Co-occurring Depression and Substance Use Disorder.” J Nerv Ment Dis. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000473.

Handley TE, Ventura AD, Browne JL, Rich J, Attia JR, Reddy P, Pouwer F, Speight J. (2016) “Suicidal ideation reported by adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES-Australia.” Diabet Med. Nov; 33(11):1582-1589. doi: 10.1111/dme.13022.

Thornton, L., T. Handley, F. Kay-Lambkin and A. Baker (2016). “Is A Person Thinking About Suicide Likely to Find Help on the Internet? An Evaluation of Google Search Results.” Suicide Life Threat Behav.

Wilhelm, K., T. Handley and P. Reddy (2016). “Exploring the validity of the Fantastic Lifestyle Checklist in an inner city population of people presenting with suicidal behaviours.” Aust N Z J Psychiatry 50(2): 128-134. doi:10.1177/0004867415621393.



Fitzpatrick, S. J., I. H. Kerridge, C. F. Jordens, L. Zoloth, C. Tollefsen, K. L. Tsomo, M. P. Jensen, A. Sachedina and D. Sarma (2016). “Religious Perspectives on Human Suffering: Implications for Medicine and Bioethics.” Journal of Religion and Health 55(1): 159-173. DOI 10.1007/s10943-015-0014-9

Mackenzie, K, Foot NJ, Anand S, Dalton HE, Chaudhary N, Collins BM, Mathivanan S and Kumar S (2016). “Regulation of the divalent metal ion transporter via membrane budding.” Cell Discov 2: 16011. doi:  10.1038/celldisc.2016.11

Matthews, L. R., S. J. Fitzpatrick, M. G. Quinlan, M. Ngo and P. Bohle (2016). “Bereaved families and the coronial response to traumatic workplace fatalities: Organizational perspectives.” Death Studies 40(3): 191-200. DOI 10.1080/07481187.2015.1115787

Quinlan M, Matthews L, Bohle P, Fitzpatrick SJ, (2016) “Employer and Union Responses to Traumatic Death at Work: Evidence from Australia”, New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 40 1-23.

Tynan RJ, Considine R, Wiggers J, Lewin TJ, James C, Inder K, Kay-Lambkin F, Baker AL, Skehan J, Perkins D, Kelly BJ. Alcohol consumption in the Australian coal mining industry. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016 doi:10.1136/oemed-2016-103602



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