Events

The Black Dog Institute – who we are & what we do

Event date: 
13 November 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Room 305, Level 3, Samuels Building, UNSW Upper Campus, Kensington
Open to: 
Open to all
Cost: 
Free - no booking required
Event Type: 
Seminar
School/Unit: 
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, SPHCM
Booking deadline: 

The Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing. We aim to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions. Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with our cutting-edge research, our health professional training and community education programs. We combine expertise in clinical management with innovative research to develop new, and more effective strategies for people living with mental illness. We also place emphasis on teaching people to recognise the symptoms of poor mental health in themselves and others, as well as providing them with the right psychological tools to hold the black dog at bay.  We work directly in all parts of the community as well as guiding the development of new and improved policy. We place focus on those with specific mental health needs like young people, Indigenous communities, men, and high-risk workforces. Our primary areas of mental health research and treatment include: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, workplace mental health, adolescents and young people, suicide prevention, e-mental health, and positive psychology and wellbeing.

About Nicole Cockayne

Nicole Cockayne (BSci(Hons), GradDipClinTRes, MPH) is the Director of Discovery & Innovation at the Black Dog Institute and is a public health practitioner with over 15 years experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs and research. With specialist expertise in clinical trials research in the mental health setting, she has a dedicated interest in improving population mental health and extending the knowledge base to inform early intervention and prevention policies, programs and services. She joined the Black Dog Institute in 2014 and in her role is responsible for the planning, coordination and management of the Institute’s strategic research direction, including the development of new research programs, and the implementation of novel research translation opportunities.  Prior to this, she held research and evaluation management roles at Sydney University, the Sax Institute and NPS MedicinesWise (formerly National Prescribing Service). 

Contact for inquiries: 
Ravit Danieli-Vlandis ravit@unsw.edu.au

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