Australian Rotary Health and Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders Awards for Research Excellence

The ARH-APMD awards recognise excellence in research in the area of prevention of mental disorders and are intended for researchers whose work is beginning to make a significant impact, reflecting either scientific excellence or public impact (or both). There are three categories of award:

PhD candidate award

The applicant will be a PhD candidate who has published one or more peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of prevention of mental disorders. Applicants who have been awarded a PhD will also be eligible if the article was included as part of their PhD thesis. The awardee receives a certificate and $1000.

Early career researcher award

The applicant will be an early career researcher working in the area of prevention of mental disorders. The applicant will be less than 5 years (as at 31st March) from the date of the letter advising that their doctoral thesis was passed, unless career disruptions exist.  Career disruptions need to be justified. The awardee receives a certificate and $1500.

Mid-career researcher award

The applicant will be a mid-career researcher working in the area of prevention of mental disorders. The applicant will be less than 10 years (as at 31st March) from the date of the letter advising that their doctoral thesis was passed, unless career disruptions exist.  Career disruptions need to be justified. The awardee receives a certificate and $2000.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 11th February 2022 and should be sent to admin@australianrotaryhealth.org.au. Awardees will be notified by email by Friday 4th March and the awards will be presented at the Society for Mental Health Research Conference, which will be held in Hobart on March 24-26th 2022. Download the application forms here.

Primed for Prevention: a Consensus Statement

A joint consensus statement by headspace, the Black Dog Institute, Everymind, the Matilda Centre, the Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Prevention United highlights the need to increase investment and action in the prevention of mental disorders.

The Consensus Statement draws on research evidence to outline what can be done to prevent depression, anxiety, and other conditions from occurring. It highlights six priority areas for action that will make a big difference to mental health and wellbeing across the Australian population.

Awards for Research Excellence 2018

Australian Rotary Health and Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders Awards for Research Excellence 2018

Congratulations to A/Prof Philip Batterham, Dr Katrina Champion and Erin Kelly who were the recipients of the ARH-APMD awards recognising excellence in research in the area of prevention of mental disorders. Philip received the Mid-career researcher award, Katrina received the Early career award and Erin received the PhD candidate award.

The awards were presented at the Society for Mental Health Research conference in Noosa (November 28-30th).

Erin Kelly

Philip Batterham