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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
420313 Mental health services 40
420321 Rural and remote health services 40
420606 Social determinants of health 20

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
1/8/2015 - 1/7/2016 Development Officer Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
1/1/2015 - 1/7/2015 Project Officer - Corporate Programs and Research 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 (24 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Maddox S, Powell NN, Booth A, Handley T, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'Effects of mental health training on capacity, willingness and engagement in peer-to-peer support in rural New South Wales.', Health Promot J Austr, (2021)
DOI 10.1002/hpja.515
Co-authors David Perkins, Tonelle Handley, Nic Powell, Angela Booth
2021 Hayes A, Freestone M, Day J, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'Collective Impact Approaches to Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing in a Regional Township: Learnings for Integrated Care.', Int J Integr Care, 21 27 (2021)
DOI 10.5334/ijic.5617
Co-authors Alan Hayes, David Perkins
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 - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors David Perkins, Joanne Lawrencebourne
2020 Salvador-Carulla L, Rosenberg S, Mendoza J, Tabatabaei-Jafari H, 'Rapid response to crisis: Health system lessons from the active period of COVID-19', HEALTH POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY, 9 578-586 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.hlpt.2020.08.011
Citations Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Brian Kelly, David Perkins
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 (2020) [C1]
Co-authors Nicholas Goodwin
2020 Osborne SR, 'The Spinifex Network engages place-based researchers to identify research priorities to improve the health and wellbeing of communities living in regional, rural and remote Australia', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 213 S3-+ (2020)
DOI 10.5694/mja2.50881
Co-authors A Dunlop, Nicholas Goodwin, Leanne Brown
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 - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors David Perkins, Nic Powell
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 - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors David Perkins, Brian Kelly
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 - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Angela Booth, Nicholas Goodwin, 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 - 19Web of Science - 19
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 - 2
Co-authors David Perkins, Nic Powell
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 - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Angela Booth, Tonelle Handley, Kate Davies, David Perkins, Nicholas Goodwin
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 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 - 8Web 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 - 20Web of Science - 21
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 - 52Web of Science - 51
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 - 29Web of Science - 28
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 - 101Web of Science - 96
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 - 124Web of Science - 121
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 Joanne Lawrencebourne, David Perkins, Nic Powell

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 Alan Hayes, Tonelle Handley, Angela Booth, David Perkins
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 Angela Booth, Tonelle Handley, Nicholas Goodwin, David Perkins, Kate Davies
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 Tonelle Handley, Angela Booth, David Perkins, Kate Davies, Nicholas Goodwin
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)
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
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)
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)
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 Kate Davies, Angela Booth, David Perkins
2005 Gregory SL, Shandala T, Dalton H, Saint RB, 'Rho signalling in cytokinesis', MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT (2005)
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Report (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Powell N, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'Essential Energy Internal Report Mental Health Review', Essential Energy (2020)
Co-authors David Perkins, Nic Powell
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 Scott Fitzpatrick, David Perkins
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', Mental Health Commission of NSW (2019)
Co-authors David Perkins
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, 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 David Perkins, 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, Tonelle Handley, 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, 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, Kate Davies, David Perkins
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 David Perkins, Tonelle Handley
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 5
Total funding $485,615

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


20211 grants / $99,986

Locating a Good SPACE for rural suicide prevention education$99,986

Funding body: Suicide Prevention Australia Limited

Funding body Suicide Prevention Australia Limited
Project Team Doctor Scott Fitzpatrick, Doctor Scott Fitzpatrick, Doctor Hazel Dalton, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Mrs Tessa Cummins
Scheme Innovation Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G2001047
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

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 C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
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 C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
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 C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
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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