Mr Nic Powell

Research Officer

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Career Summary


I am a research assistant at the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health at the University of Newcastle. I am interested in the upstream factors that influence our health, mental health and satisfaction with life. Currently my work focuses on the community factors that play a role in mental 'healthiness' and mental illness, including the social determinants of health, and what can be done in communities to influence them for the better. 

My background is in molecular biology and the evolution of antimicrobial resistance. 


  • Master of Research, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Advanced Science, Macquarie University


  • Community-driven initatives
  • Mental health
  • Population health
  • Systems change
  • Wellbeing


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (7 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 Hazel Dalton, Angela Booth, David Perkins, Tonelle Handley
2021 Fitzpatrick SJ, Handley T, Powell N, Read D, Inder KJ, Perkins D, Brew BK, 'Suicide in rural Australia: A retrospective study of mental health problems, health-seeking and service utilisation.', PLoS One, 16 e0245271 (2021)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0245271
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors David Perkins, Scott Fitzpatrick, Kerry Inder, Tonelle Handley
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 Hazel Dalton, David Perkins
2020 Park JM, Powell NN, Gillings MR, Gaston TF, Williamson JE, 'Phylogeny and form in fishes: Genetic and morphometric characteristics of dragonets (Foetorepus sp.) do not align', ACTA ZOOLOGICA, 101 218-226 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/azo.12287
Co-authors Troy Gaston
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 Hazel Dalton, 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 Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Hazel Dalton, David Perkins
2016 Raoult V, David PA, Dupont SF, Mathewson CP, O'Neill SJ, Powell NN, Williamson JE, 'GoPros TM as an underwater photogrammetry tool for citizen science', PeerJ, 2016 (2016)
DOI 10.7717/peerj.1960
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Vincent Raoult
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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, Hazel Dalton

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Dalton H, Powell N, 'A collaborative approach to community wellbeing', Brisbane, Queensland (2019)
Co-authors Hazel Dalton

Report (2 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, Hazel Dalton
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 Hazel Dalton, David Perkins

Mr Nic Powell


Research Officer
Research team
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Contact Details

Phone (02) 6363 8422


Room R37
Building CRRMH
Location Orange