Mr Nic Powell

Research Assistant

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060499 Genetics not elsewhere classified 10
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 40
111714 Mental Health 50


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 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)
DOI 10.22605/RRH5616
Co-authors David Perkins, Donna Read, Hazel Dalton
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
Co-authors Donna Read, 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 Web 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 - 20Web of Science - 18
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 Hazel Dalton, David Perkins, Joanne Lawrencebourne

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 (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Assistant
Research team
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Phone (02) 6363 8422


Room R37
Building CRRMH
Location Orange