Susie’s qualifications include a PhD, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology. Her PhD examined the prediction of psychiatric disorder and related conditions in people who were hospitalised with a serious injury. Susie has published extensively and presented her work at both national and international forums.
Before joining AHA, Susie was a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Lead of the Integrated Mental Health Research Program at the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne. In this role, she attained a strong understanding of, and connections with, the Primary Health Networks (PHNs). Working closely with government and PHNs, she managed a range of complex projects including the Department of Health-funded Evaluation of the Primary Health Network Mental Health Lead Site Project. She was also a member of the Advisory Group for the National PHN Guidance for Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare, and led the review of the implementation of that Guidance.
Susie previously worked at Phoenix Australia – the Australian National Centre for Excellence in Post-traumatic Mental Health. She played a key role in major Pheonix projects, including:
Prior to joining AHA, Susie was a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Lead of the Integrated Mental Health Research Program at the University of Melbourne.