Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Mental health academics in rural and remote Australia

David  Pierce

A/Prof David Pierce

qualifications: MD(res)

contribution: original concept

position: Associate Professor


Rural mental health, rural workforce, evidence based clinical practice.

Fiona  Little

Ms Fiona Little

qualifications: MN(MHNP)

position: Mental health Academic

Currrently employed as a Mental Health Academic at UDRH- Tamworth and have a clinical role within a primary mental health service as a Clinical Nurse Consultant. Current research interests include recruitment and retention issues for the mental health workforce and improving access to mental health services in rural areas.

James  Bennett-Levy

James Bennett-Levy

qualifications: PhD

position: Professor

Anton  Isaacs

Anton Isaacs

qualifications: PhD

position: Senior lecturer


Anton is a public health physician with an interest in Indigenous mental health and mental health services.

Heather  Bridgman

Dr Heather Bridgman

qualifications: DClinHlthPsych

position: Mental health academic


I am a Clinical and Health Psychologist working as a mental health academic in rural Tasmania. My research interests include, mental health service evaluation, managing chronic disease and comorbid mental health, etherapy for rural areas, mental health placement models and interdisciplinary learning

Sarah  Lutkin

Sarah Lutkin

qualifications: DPsych

position: Mental health academic

Timothy A Carey

Timothy Carey

qualifications: PhD

position: Professor


Kate G Schlicht

Kate Schlicht

qualifications: MBHSc

position: Senior Research Fellow

Zita  McCabe-Gutsa

Zita McCabe-Gutsa

qualifications: MSW

position: Lecturer

Mental Health Social Work Academic and educator based at Western Australia Centre for Rural Health. Expertise in participatory action based research and program planning and evaluation, including working in rural & remote communities .Experience in providing community out-reach mental health and family support services. Also providing rural placements with mental health focus for social work and Allied Health students .

Elizabeth  Martin

Elizabeth Martin

qualifications: MPH

position: Mental health academic


Lee  Martinez

Lee Martinez

qualifications: GradDipSocSc

position: Mental health academic

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