Mr Nic Powell
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
- Phone:(02) 6363 8422
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
Fields of Research
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Journal article (5 outputs)
Maddox S, Read DMY, Dalton HE, Perkins DA, Powell NN, 'Developing a mobile data collection tool to manage a dispersed mental health workforce.', Rural Remote Health, 20 5616 (2020)
Myun Park J, 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)
© 2018 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Measures of biodiversity are often hindered by a lack of methodological practices that distinguish cryptic or morphologically similar ... [more]
© 2018 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Measures of biodiversity are often hindered by a lack of methodological practices that distinguish cryptic or morphologically similar cohabiting species. This is particularly difficult for marine fishes where direct observations of the ecology and demography of populations are difficult. Dragonets (Foetorepus c.f. calauropomus) were collected as bycatch from research trawls deployed in waters off north-eastern Tasmania, Australia. Morphometric and genetic analyses were conducted on the 43 specimens recovered. Sequence analysis of two mitochondrial loci distinguished three genetic clusters, each having levels of dissimilarity consistent with species-level distinctions between other members of the Callionymidae. While clear morphological distinctions were observed between male and female fish, limited morphometric analyses could not differentiate between members of the three genetic groups. This finding highlights questions about the ability of genetically distinct but morphologically similar groups to occupy the same ecological niche, and points to additional and undescribed hidden biodiversity amongst cryptic species of fish.
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]
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]
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Review (1 outputs)
Perkins D, Lawrence-Bourne J, Powell N, Dalton H, Oelke N, 'Methodologies for the Living Well Strategy - Mental Health Commission of NSW Strategy 2014-2024 (2019)
Conference (1 outputs)
Dalton H, Powell N, 'A collaborative approach to community wellbeing', Brisbane, Queensland (2019)