Mr Nic Powell

Research Assistant

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Career Summary

Biography

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. 


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • 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
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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 Hazel Dalton, David Perkins, Donna Read
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.

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 David Perkins, Hazel Dalton
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 - 19Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Vincent Raoult
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 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)
Co-authors 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
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Mr Nic Powell

Position

Research Assistant
Research team
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email nic.powell@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 6363 8422

Office

Room R37
Building CRRMH
Location Orange

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