Congratulations to Dr Helen Stallman | Winner of the HDA Women’s Excellence in Research Award 2019

winner of the HDA Women’s Excellence in Research Award for 2019

Left to right: HDA Co-Convenor Professor Claire Roberts; Dr Helen Stallman with her award; and HDA Co-Convenor Associate Professor Carol Maher.

Helen presented her winning research on Care.Collaborate.Connect: A disruptive innovation in preventing suicide in children and adolescents.

The prevalence of mental illness, distress and suicide in children and adolescents has not declined despite significant government and non-government investment and activities. Care.Collaborate.Connect provides a new framework to support parents (through Coping Kids) and schools (Coping Schools) help children learn and use healthy coping and prevent mental illness.

Dr Helen Stallman is a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia and Hospital Research Foundation Fellow at the Basil Hetzel Institute. Dr Stallman is a Clinical Psychologist and specialist in the development and evaluation of interventions aimed to optimise health and wellbeing. Her focus has included suicide prevention, university health and wellbeing, parenting, and e-psychology. The quality and impact of Dr Stallman’s research has been recognised with 11 awards and honours, including Uniquest Trailblazer and an Education Association of Australia Award.
Chaired by Associate Professor Carol Maher (HDA Co-convenor), School of Health Sciences and Sansom Institute for Health Research, UniSA.


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