The University of Newcastle, Australia

Scientific committee

Conference Convenors

Professor Sally Chan

University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Leading the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sally is a global nurse academic of more than 20 years whose sustained research agenda has made a recognised impact on nursing education, mental healthcare policy and service delivery across Asia.

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Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin has worked in a clinical research capacity with people experiencing psychotic disorders, depression, personality disorders, and alcohol/other drug use problems, with specific experience in the use of cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques among people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/other drug problems.

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Scientific Committee

Professor Alan Brichta

University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Professor Alan Brichta's primary research interest is balance and the vestibular system.  His recent research has focused on the efferent branch of the vestibular system – the pathway by which the brain can modulate inner ear sensitivity.

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Professor Brian Kelly

University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health

Professor Brian Kelly believes mental illness is not the sole domain of psychiatrists and psychologists but the responsibility of many in the health system.

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Professor David Perkins

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Director

David Perkins is the Director of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.  David brings to this role extensive leadership experience and a strong research record in primary care systems in rural and remote settings with a particular interest in mental health services.

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