Frameworks for Health

  • Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Mental Health Unit, Department of Psychiatry University of Melbourne

    Professor David Castle
    T: 61 3 92134751
    Location: Level 2 42, Nicholson Street, Fitzroyl Victoria
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Research Overview



  • Professor Susan Rossell, School of Health Sciences Brain and Psychological  Sciences Centre, Swinburne University
  • Professor Kathleen Gray, Department of Computing and Information Systems,  University of Melbourne
  • A/Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron, Melbourne Medical School, University of  Melbourne
  • Dr Simon Knowles, Department of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne University
  • Professor David Thompson, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research,  Australian Catholic University
  • A/Professor Chantal Ski, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research,  Australian Catholic University
  • Professor Susan Rossell, Swinburne University
  • Caroline Ashcroft, Department of Health Wellbeing Integrated Care and Ageing * Division
  • Marco De Ieso, NEAMI National
  • Cayte Hopner, Mental Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Bridget Organ, Mental Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • Chris Hynan, Nexus, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Vivienne Harkness, Stroke Association of Victoria
  • Paul Fullertion, Boroondara Stroke Support Group
  • Anne Muldowney, Carers Victoria


Langham R, Gilbert M, Salzberg M, Liew D, Castle D.  “Evaluating the impact of a psychosocial intervention (Optimal Health Program) on anxiety, depression and quality of life for people with chronic kidney disease who are commencing dialysis” Beyondblue: 2008

Castle D, Thompson D, Ski C, et al. “Achieving optimal health across chronic health conditions inpatients and carers via TRIPOD” Australian Catholic University CRN: . 2013

Castle D, Moore G, Gray K, Woodward-Kron R, Elliott K. “Optimal Health: Improving community health literacy and engagement with a psychosocial educational program”

Research Projects

Currently no project details available

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Professor David Castle

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