Dr Hazel Dalton

Dr Hazel Dalton

Research Leader

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Career Summary


Dr Dalton is the Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow (Executive) at the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health with the, 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.  


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


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

Fields of Research

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

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Professional appointment

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


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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]
Co-authors 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 - 4Web of Science - 4
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 - 29Web of Science - 26
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 - 25Web of Science - 21
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 - 23Web of Science - 22
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 - 6Web of Science - 6
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 - 77Web of Science - 74
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 - 108Web of Science - 104
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 - 41Web of Science - 40
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 - 49Web of Science - 49
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Perkins D, Leary J, McGeorge P, Ridoutt L, Hirst V, Dalton H, Read DMY, '17th International Conference on Integrated Care', Dublin (2017)
Co-authors 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

Report (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Donna Read, Scott Fitzpatrick
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)
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

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 3
Total funding $360,629

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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

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
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS

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

Dr Hazel Dalton


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


Room R36
Building CRRMH
Location Orange