Dr Hazel Dalton

Dr Hazel Dalton

Research Leader

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Dalton is the Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow (Executive) at the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, based in Orange, New South Wales. She manages research across mental health promotion (including the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program), innovation in mental health service provision (including integrated care) and rural suicide prevention. Hazel is a Facilitator for the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Australia, playing a key role in the advancement of integrated care in Australia. Hazel is interested in translational research, communication of research more broadly and providing evidence to support programs and inform policy. Hazel has extensive research experience across university and health sectors, with skills in conceptual modelling, quantitative and qualitative research approaches.  


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Biochemistry), University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Mental Health
  • Qualitative Research
  • Rural Health
  • Rural and Remote
  • Suicide Prevention

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111714 Mental Health 50
111708 Health and Community Services 25
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Leader University of Newcastle
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/2015 - 1/07/2016 Development Officer Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
1/01/2015 - 1/07/2015 Project Officer - Corporate Programs and Research Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
1/08/2014 - 1/01/2015 Project Officer - Rural Adversity Mental Health Program Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
1/03/2012 - 1/06/2014 Research Administration Officer, School of Rural Health The University of Sydney
Australia
1/06/2004 - 1/01/2012 Research Scientist Centre for Cancer Biology, Institute for Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/04/2004 Research Scientist The University of Adelaide
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Maddox S, Read DMY, Powell NN, Caton TJ, Dalton HE, Perkins DA, 'Reorientation of the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program: the value of a program logic model.', Rural Remote Health, 19 5217 (2019)
DOI 10.22605/RRH5217
Co-authors Donna Read, David Perkins
2019 Read DMY, Dalton H, Booth A, Goodwin N, Hendry A, Perkins D, 'Using the Project INTEGRATE Framework in Practice in Central Coast, Australia.', International journal of integrated care, 19 1-12 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.5334/ijic.4624
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Angela Booth, Nicholas Goodwin, Donna Read, David Perkins
2019 Perkins D, Farmer J, Salvador-Carulla L, Dalton H, Luscombe G, 'The Orange Declaration on rural and remote mental health.', Aust J Rural Health, 27 374-379 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ajr.12560
Co-authors David Perkins
2019 Dalton H, Read DMY, Booth A, Perkins D, Goodwin N, Hendry A, et al., 'Formative Evaluation of the Central Coast Integrated Care Program (CCICP), NSW Australia.', Int J Integr Care, 19 15 (2019)
DOI 10.5334/ijic.4633
Co-authors Nicholas Goodwin, Angela Booth, Kate Davies, Donna Read, David Perkins
2019 Powell N, Dalton H, Perkins D, Considine R, Hughes S, Osborne S, Buss R, 'Our healthy clarence: A community-driven wellbeing initiative', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (2019)

© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. In 2015¿2016, the Clarence Valley in Northern New South Wales, Australia, experienced an unexpectedly high number of deat... [more]

© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. In 2015¿2016, the Clarence Valley in Northern New South Wales, Australia, experienced an unexpectedly high number of deaths by suicide, and the resulting distress was exacerbated by unhelpful press coverage. The local response was to adopt a community-wide positive mental health and wellbeing initiative. This paper describes the process and achievements of the initiative called ¿Our Healthy Clarence¿. Key stakeholders were interviewed at year two and relevant documents reviewed. Data were analysed using document and thematic analysis. Our Healthy Clarence was established following community consultation, including forums, interviews, surveys and workshops. It adopted a strengths-based approach to suicide prevention, encompassing positive health promotion, primary and secondary prevention activities, advocacy, and cross-sectoral collaboration. A stakeholder group formed to develop and enact a community mental health and wellbeing plan. Factors contributing to its successful implementation included a collective commitment to mental health and wellbeing, clarity of purpose, leadership support from key local partners, a paid independent coordinator, and inclusive and transparent governance. Stakeholders reported increased community agency, collaboration, optimism and willingness to discuss mental health, suicide and help-seeking. Our Healthy Clarence draws ideas from mental health care, community development and public health. This initiative could serve as a model for other communities to address suicide, self-harm and improve wellbeing on a whole-of-community scale.

DOI 10.3390/ijerph16193691
Co-authors David Perkins
2018 Taylor N, Hartman DK, Bischoff R, Hayes A, Springer P, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'Supporting Strong Families and Capable Communities through cross-national research', Journal of Global Health Reports, 2 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.29392/joghr.2.e2018010
Co-authors David Perkins, Deborah Hartman, Alan Hayes
2018 Clay-Williams R, Plumb J, Luscombe GM, Hawke C, Dalton H, Shannon G, Johnson J, 'Improving Teamwork and Patient Outcomes with Daily Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds: A Multimethod Evaluation.', Journal of hospital medicine, 13 311-317 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.12788/jhm.2850
2016 Mackenzie K, Foot NJ, Anand S, Dalton HE, Chaudhary N, Collins BM, et al., 'Regulation of the divalent metal ion transporter via membrane budding.', Cell discovery, 2 (2016) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2013 Clark TR, Freedman SB, Croft AJ, Dalton HE, Luscombe GM, Brown AM, et al., 'Medical graduates becoming rural doctors: rural background versus extended rural placement', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 199 779-782 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.5694/mja13.10036
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 43
2012 Garrick MD, Zhao L, Roth JA, Jiang H, Feng J, Foot NJ, et al., 'Isoform specific regulation of divalent metal (ion) transporter (DMT1) by proteasomal degradation', BioMetals, 25 787-793 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10534-012-9522-1
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23
2011 Foot NJ, Leong YA, Dorstyn LE, Dalton HE, Ho K, Zhao L, et al., 'Ndfip1-deficient mice have impaired DMT1 regulation and iron homeostasis', Blood, 117 638-646 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1182/blood-2010-07-295287
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
2011 Dalton HE, Denton D, Foot NJ, Ho K, Mills K, Brou C, Kumar S, 'Drosophila Ndfip is a novel regulator of Notch signaling', Cell Death and Differentiation, 18 1150-1160 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1038/cdd.2010.130
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2008 Foot NJ, Dalton HE, Shearwin-Whyatt LM, Dorstyn L, Tan S-S, Yang B, Kumar S, 'Regulation of the divalent metal ion transporter DMT1 and iron homeostasis by a ubiquitin-dependent mechanism involving Ndfips and WWP2', BLOOD, 112 4268-4275 (2008)
DOI 10.1182/blood-2008-04-150953
Citations Scopus - 88Web of Science - 84
2006 Shearwin-Whyatt L, Dalton HE, Foot N, Kumar S, 'Regulation of functional diversity within the Nedd4 family by accessory and adaptor proteins', BIOESSAYS, 28 617-628 (2006)
DOI 10.1002/bies.20422
Citations Scopus - 116Web of Science - 112
2004 Shandala T, Gregory SL, Dalton HE, Smallhorn M, Saint R, 'Citron kinase is an essential effector of the Pbl-activated Rho signalling pathway in Drosophila melanogaster', DEVELOPMENT, 131 5053-5063 (2004)
DOI 10.1242/dev.01382
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 41
1997 Ozsarac N, Straffon MJ, Dalton HE, Dawes IW, 'Regulation of gene expression during meiosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: SPR3 is controlled by both ABFI and a new sporulation control element', MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY, 17 1152-1159 (1997)
DOI 10.1128/MCB.17.3.1152
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 52
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Conference (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Dalton H, Perkins D, Goodwin N, Hendry A, Davies K, Read D, Handley T, 'Use of the Project Integrate Framework for situational analysis and benchmarking of progress towards care integration in the Central Coast NSW', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE (2018)
DOI 10.5334/ijic.s1088
Co-authors Angela Booth, Nicholas Goodwin, Donna Read, Kate Davies, David Perkins
2018 Dalton H, Hazell T, Livingstone F, Caton T, Perkins D, 'The Locality Gap: Tackling the entrenched problem of higher rural suicide rates.', Adelaide, South Australia (2018)
Co-authors David Perkins
2018 Lovelock H, Dalton H, 'Low Intensity Mental Health Services what are they, who provides them and do they work?', Adelaide, South Australia (2018)
2018 Read D, Maddox S, McEvoy L, Caton T, Smyth V, Dalton H, 'Evaluation of the Glove Box Guide to Mental Health', Hobart, Tasmania (2018)
Co-authors Lucy Mcevoy, Donna Read
2018 Dalton HE, Perkins D, Goodwin N, Hendry A, Read D, Booth A, et al., 'Using the Project Integrate Framework for assessing progress towards care integration: Results from a formative evaluation of a complex intervention in Central Coast Local Health District, NSW, Australia', Utrecht, Netherlands (2018)
Co-authors Donna Read, David Perkins, Kate Davies, Angela Booth
2017 Perkins DA, Dalton H, Read D, Leary J, McGeorge P, Ridoutt L, Hirst V, 'Integrated mental healthcare in Australia: rural pact and city partnerships', Dublin, Ireland (2017)
Co-authors Donna Read
2017 Dalton HE, Read D, 'A Rapid Literature Review of Low Intensity Mental Health Services: Findings, Challenges and Implications for Rural Health Equality', Orange, NSW, Australia (2017)
Co-authors Donna Read
2017 Dalton HE, 'Rural Mental Health Challenges', Sydney, NSW, Australia (Plenary) (2017)
2017 Perkins D, Leary J, McGeorge P, Ridoutt L, Hirst V, Dalton H, Read DMY, 'Integrated Mental Healthcare in Australia: Rural Pact and City Partnerships', Dublin, Ireland (2017)
Co-authors David Perkins, Donna Read
2016 Livingstone F, Turner N, Davies K, Read D, Booth A, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'Connecting the Dots a Strengths-Based Approach to Aboriginal Suicide Prevention', Canberra (2016)
Co-authors Kate Davies, Angela Booth, Donna Read, David Perkins
2005 Gregory SL, Shandala T, Dalton H, Saint RB, 'Rho signalling in cytokinesis', MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT (2005)
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Report (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Stanford D, Ridoutt L, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'LINKER Service Special Homelessness Service Domestic Violence Response Enhancement for Western NSW Evaluation Report.', Barnardos Australia, 36 (2019)
Co-authors David Perkins
2018 Fitzpatrick SJ, Read D, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'National Suicide Prevention Trial Western New South Wales: Closing Report', Western New South Wales Primary Health Network (2018)
Co-authors David Perkins, Donna Read, Scott Fitzpatrick
2018 Kay-Lambkin F, Gilbert J, Pedemont L, Sunderland M, Dalton H, Handley T, et al., 'Prevention and early intervention for people aged 18 and over with, or at risk of, mild to moderate depression and anxiety: An Evidence Check', Beyond Blue, 110 (2018)
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Frances Kaylambkin, David Perkins
2018 Dalton HE, Read D, Handley T, Booth A, Davies K, Goodwin N, Hendry A, 'Central Coast Integrated Care Program: Formative Evaluation Report', Central Coast Local Health District (2018)
Co-authors Angela Booth, Donna Read, Kate Davies
2018 Read D, Dalton H, Booth A, Davies K, Handley T, Goodwin N, et al., 'Central Coast Integrated Care Program: Formative Evaluation, Technical Paper', Central Coast Local Health District (2018)
Co-authors Donna Read, Angela Booth, David Perkins, Kate Davies
2017 Hazell T, Dalton HE, Caton T, Perkins D, 'Rural Suicide and its Prevention: a CRRMH position paper.', Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, 40 (2017)
Co-authors David Perkins
2017 Dalton H, Read D, Handley TE, Perkins D, 'Low Intensity Mental Health Services: A Rapid Review', A multi-state collective of Primary Health Networks, 124 (2017)
Co-authors Donna Read, David Perkins
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $385,629

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20181 grants / $25,000

Prevention and early intervention for people aged 18 and over with, or at risk of, mild to moderate depression and anxiety$25,000

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Sally Chan, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor David Perkins, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Doctor Hazel Dalton, Dr Matt Sunderland
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801155
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

20173 grants / $360,629

Central Coast LHD Integrated Care Formative Evaluation$133,604

Funding body: Central Coast Local Health District

Funding body Central Coast Local Health District
Project Team Professor David Perkins, Doctor Hazel Dalton, Doctor Kate Davies, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Doctor Donna Read, Mrs Angela Booth
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700888
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

National Suicide Prevention Trial Regional Provider and Community Consultation$127,025

Funding body: Western NSW Primary Health Network

Funding body Western NSW Primary Health Network
Project Team

Professor David Perkins, Dr Scott Fitzpatrick, Dr Donna Read

Scheme National Suicde Prevention Trial
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

GP’s with a Special Interest in Mental Health$100,000

Funding body: Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network

Funding body Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network
Project Team Doctor Tonelle Handley, Doctor Hazel Dalton, Professor David Perkins, Louise Upton, Sarah Connor, Jane Connolly, Sean Mutchmor, Doctor Kate Davies
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701306
Type Of Funding C2110 - Aust Commonwealth - Own Purpose
Category 2110
UON Y
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Dr Hazel Dalton

Position

Research Leader
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email hazel.dalton@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 026363 8411

Office

Room R36
Building CRRMH
Location Orange

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