Research Director, Mental Health
Professor Phil Batterham is Deputy Head of the Centre for Mental Health Research within the Research School of Population Health at ANU. He currently holds a Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). He has published >130 peer-reviewed articles and has received >$20 million in research funding as an investigator. His research interests include developing and disseminating online programs to prevent mental disorders, developing tailored screening measures to identify mental health problems in the community, reducing suicide risk, and challenging the stigma of mental illness.
Phil leads the mental health theme of Sustainable Farms, and is keen to engage in rigorous research to evaluate the effects of ecological and financial initiatives on mental health outcomes. By identifying the gaps in the quality and distribution of mental health services in rural communities, he hopes to identify solutions that will support farmers to remain healthy and to reduce the prevalence of suicide and mental health problems in rural areas of Australia.