2019 HDA Women’s Excellence in Research Award Winner announced
Congratulations to Dr Helen Stallman, winner of our HDA Women’s Excellence in Research Award for 2019.
Helen is a Clinical Psychologist, Hospital Research Foundation Fellow at the Basil Hetzel Institute, Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia, and Director of the International Association for University Health and Wellbeing.
Helen has received research grants worth $2.9M and published 42 peer-reviewed papers, 6 books/book chapters, and 10 peer-reviewed commentaries, mostly first authored, that have 1804 citations.
Helen’s translational research is in the fields of parenting, university student health and wellbeing, suicide prevention and sleepwalking and has developed and evaluated 11 clinical interventions that are disseminated nationally and some internationally. These include:
- Family Transitions Triple P (to promote healthy outcomes for children whose parents divorce), is used in more than a dozen countries and translated into Dutch.
- thedesk (supporting the health and wellbeing of university students), is used in most Australian universities and in 2018 was chosen as the recommended resource for students at the end of the annual Healthy Minds survey of College Students Mental Health that is done with over 180 colleges and universities in the USA and Europe.
- Care · Collaborate · Connect: Suicide Prevention training (for health professionals and students) has been completed by more the 1300 health professionals and students in the 18 months since its launch and three universities have changed their counselling policies and procedures to use the innovative person- and strengths-focused approach to suicide prevention with young adults.
Dr Helen Stallman will be presented with $1,000 and an award certificate at her presentation talk to be held on 3 July 2019.