Dr Hazel Dalton

Dr Hazel Dalton

Research Leader

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Hazel Dalton is Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) in Orange NSW. She leads a team of five researchers and manages research across mental health promotion (including the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program and collaborative approaches to community wellbeing), innovation in mental health service provision (including integrated care) and rural suicide prevention.  She has played a key role in the creation of the International Foundation for Integrated Care Australia to advance integrated care in Australia (2016-2021). Some of her recent work includes a revision of our understanding of rural adversity, the Orange Declaration on rural and remote mental health and working with industries on workplace mental health and wellbeing. 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

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2015 - 1/7/2015 Project Officer - Corporate Programs and Research Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
1/8/2015 - 1/7/2016 Development Officer Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
1/8/2014 - 1/1/2015 Project Officer - Rural Adversity Mental Health Program Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
1/3/2012 - 1/6/2014 Research Administration Officer, School of Rural Health The University of Sydney
Australia
1/6/2004 - 1/1/2012 Research Scientist Centre for Cancer Biology, Institute for Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Australia
1/1/2001 - 1/4/2004 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Perkins D, Dalton H, 'Adversity and resilience', Mental Health and Wellbeing in Rural Regions, Routledge, Abingdon 8-25 (2020) [B1]
Co-authors David Perkins

Journal article (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Osborne SR, Alston LV, Bolton KA, Whelan J, Reeve E, Wong Shee A, et al., 'Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, 213 S3-S32.e1 (2020)

© 2020 AMPCo Pty Ltd Chapter 1: Retail initiatives to improve the healthiness of food environments in rural, regional and remote communities: Objective: To synthesise the evidence... [more]

© 2020 AMPCo Pty Ltd Chapter 1: Retail initiatives to improve the healthiness of food environments in rural, regional and remote communities: Objective: To synthesise the evidence for effectiveness of initiatives aimed at improving food retail environments and consumer dietary behaviour in rural, regional and remote populations in Australia and comparable countries, and to discuss the implications for future food environment initiatives for rural, regional and remote areas of Australia. Study design: Rapid review of articles published between January 2000 and May 2020. Data sources: We searched MEDLINE (EBSCOhost), Health and Society Database (Informit) and Rural and Remote Health Database (Informit), and included studies undertaken in rural food environment settings in Australia and other countries. Data synthesis: Twenty-one articles met the inclusion criteria, including five conducted in Australia. Four of the Australian studies were conducted in very remote populations and in grocery stores, and one was conducted in regional Australia. All of the overseas studies were conducted in rural North America. All of them revealed a positive influence on food environment or consumer behaviour, and all were conducted in disadvantaged, rural communities. Positive outcomes were consistently revealed by studies of initiatives that focused on promotion and awareness of healthy foods and included co-design to generate community ownership and branding. Conclusion: Initiatives aimed at improving rural food retail environments were effective and, when implemented in different rural settings, may encourage improvements in population diets. The paucity of studies over the past 20 years in Australia shows a need for more research into effective food retail environment initiatives, modelled on examples from overseas, with studies needed across all levels of remoteness in Australia. Several retail initiatives that were undertaken in rural North America could be replicated in rural Australia and could underpin future research. Chapter 2: Which interventions best support the health and wellbeing needs of rural populations experiencing natural disasters?: Objective: To explore and evaluate health and social care interventions delivered to rural and remote communities experiencing natural disasters in Australia and other high income countries. Study design: We used systematic rapid review methods. First we identified a test set of citations and generated a frequency table of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to index articles. Then we used combinations of MeSH terms and keywords to search the MEDLINE (Ovid) database, and screened the titles and abstracts of the retrieved references. Data sources: We identified 1438 articles via database searches, and a further 62 articles via hand searching of key journals and reference lists. We also found four relevant grey literature resources. After removing duplicates and undertaking two stages of screening, we included 28 studies in a synthesis of qualitative evidence. Data synthesis: Four of us read and assessed the full text articles. We then conducted a thematic analysis using the three phases of the natural disaster response cycle. Conclusion: There is a lack of robust evaluation of programs and interventions supporting the health and wellbeing of people in rural communities affected by natural disasters. To address the cumulative and long term impacts, evidence suggests that continuous support of people¿s health and wellbeing is needed. By using a lens of rural adversity, the complexity of the lived experience of natural disasters by rural residents can be better understood and can inform development of new models of community-based and integrated care services. Chapter 3: The impact of bushfire on the wellbeing of children living in rural and remote Australia: Objective: To investigate the impact of bushfire events on the wellbeing of children living in rural and remote Australia. Study design: Literatu...

DOI 10.5694/mja2.50881
Co-authors Leanne Brown, A Dunlop, Nicholas Goodwin
2020 Lawrence-Bourne J, Dalton H, Perkins D, Farmer J, Luscombe G, Oelke N, Bagheri N, 'What Is Rural Adversity, How Does It Affect Wellbeing and What Are the Implications for Action?', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 7205-7218 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ijerph17197205
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors David Perkins, Joanne Lawrencebourne
2020 Maddox S, Read D, Dalton H, Perkins D, Powell N, 'Developing a mobile data collection tool to manage a dispersed mental health workforce.', Rural and Remote Health, 2 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.22605/RRH5616
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors David Perkins, Nic Powell, Donna Read
2020 Rosenberg S, Mendoza J, Jafari HT, Pandemic-Mental Health International Network (Pan-MHIN), Carulla LS, 'International Experiences of the Active Period of COVID-19 - Mental Health Care.', Health policy and technology, 9 503-509 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.hlpt.2020.08.016
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors David Perkins, Brian Kelly
2020 Goodwin N, Lewis S, Dalton H, Prael G, 'Which interventions best support the health and wellbeing needs of rural populations experiencing natural disasters?', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 213 S10-+ (2020)
Co-authors Nicholas Goodwin
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 - 2Web of Science - 2
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
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors David Perkins
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 modal', Rural and Remote Health, 19 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.22605/RRH5217
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Nic Powell, David Perkins, Donna Read
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.', International journal of integrated care, 19 15 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.5334/ijic.4633
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tonelle Handley, Nicholas Goodwin, Kate Davies, Angela Booth, 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) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ijerph16193691
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Nic Powell, 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 Deborah Hartman, Alan Hayes, David Perkins
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
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
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 - 17Web of Science - 18
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 - 46Web of Science - 49
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 - 30Web of Science - 26
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 - 28Web of Science - 27
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 - 12Web of Science - 12
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 - 98Web of Science - 94
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 - 122Web of Science - 118
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 - 44Web of Science - 42
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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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Lawrence-Bourne J, Powell N, Dalton H, Oelke N, Perkins D, 'Methodologies for the Living Well Strategy - Mental Health Commission of NSW Strategy 2014-2024 (2019)
Co-authors Nic Powell, Joanne Lawrencebourne, David Perkins

Conference (15 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Dalton H, Wilson J, Read D, Booth A, Day J, Hayes A, Handley T, 'Early intervention and integration of access to health and social care for vulnerable families in schools on the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia', Melbourne, Victoria (2019)
Co-authors Donna Read, Alan Hayes, Angela Booth, Tonelle Handley
2019 Dalton H, Powell N, 'A collaborative approach to community wellbeing', Brisbane, Queensland (2019)
Co-authors Nic Powell
2019 Dalton H, 'Rural suicide prevention through building healthy and resilient people and communities.', Hobart, Tasmania (2019)
2019 Cosgrave CC, Dalton H, Bryant R, 'Cosgrave, C., Dalton, H. and Robin Bryant. Empowering and Engaging People and Communities - Volunteering and the role of the local community.', Melbourne, Victoria (2019)
2018 Dalton H, 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', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE (2018)
DOI 10.5334/ijic.s2182
Co-authors Nicholas Goodwin, David Perkins, Kate Davies, Tonelle Handley, Angela Booth, Donna Read
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 Nicholas Goodwin, Tonelle Handley, Kate Davies, David Perkins, Donna Read, Angela Booth
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
2017 Perkins D, Leary J, McGeorge P, Ridoutt L, Hirst V, Dalton H, Read D, 'Integrated mental healthcare in Australia: rural pact and city partnership', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE (2017)
DOI 10.5334/ijic.3408
Co-authors David Perkins, Donna Read
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)
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 Angela Booth, Donna Read, Kate Davies, David Perkins
2005 Gregory SL, Shandala T, Dalton H, Saint RB, 'Rho signalling in cytokinesis', MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT (2005)
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Report (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Farmer J, McCosker A, Kamstra P, Perkins D, Dalton H, Powell N, et al., 'Mapping the hidden voices in rural mental health', Swinburne University of Technology (2020)
Co-authors David Perkins
2019 Dalton H, Considine R, Perkins D, Powell N, 'Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River: Key Findings', Lishman Health Foundation, Bunbury Western Australia (2019)
Co-authors David Perkins
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
2019 Dalton H, Leary J, Fitzpatrick S, Perkins D, McRae A, Redway J, Mills N, 'Mental Health Services in Murrumbidgee: Stepped Care Framework', Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (2019)
Co-authors David Perkins, Scott Fitzpatrick
2018 Dalton H, Powell N, Perkins D, 'Review: A collaborative approach to community mental wellbeing', Mental Health Commission NSW (2018)
Co-authors David Perkins
2018 Dalton H, Considine R, Powell N, Perkins D, 'Our Healthy Clarence - Evaluation Report', The Mental Health Commission of New South Wales (2018)
Co-authors David Perkins, Nic Powell
2018 Fitzpatrick S, Read D, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'NSW Books on Prescription: Project Overview and Evaluation', Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (2018)
Co-authors David Perkins, Donna Read, Scott Fitzpatrick
2018 Dalton H, Perkins D, Considine R, 'Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Lithgow Community Key Findings and Recommendations.', Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Mental Health Services, 49 (2018)
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 Scott Fitzpatrick, Donna Read, David Perkins
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 Frances Kaylambkin, Tonelle Handley, David Perkins, Brian Kelly
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 Donna Read, Angela Booth, Tonelle Handley, 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 Angela Booth, Tonelle Handley, David Perkins, Donna Read, 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 Tonelle Handley, 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
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Contact Details

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

Office

Room R36
Building CRRMH
Location Orange

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