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
    W: Personal web page

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

Research Themes


Areas of Excellence

Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Key Contact

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

Department / Centre