Psychosocial Research Group


Research Overview

The Psychosocial Research group undertakes research and associated training, service development and policy reform, aimed at improving outcomes for people recovering from mental illness through psychosocial treatments and approaches. The group works in three priority areas: enhancing recovery from mental illness through social and economic participation; bridging current evidence and practice gaps in the delivery of psychosocial interventions; and, building new evidence for psychosocial approaches which enhance recovery from mental illness.



Prof Carol Harvey
Prof Ellie Fossey
Catherine Bressanutti
James Lewis, Research Assistant
Caitlin McDowell, Research Assistant and PhD student
Sam Parsons, Research Assistant



National Centre for Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
The University of Melbourne and Peking University Centre for Psychiatry Research and Training
University College, London, UK
University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada


Centre for Health Policy Programs and Economics, School of Population and Global Health, University of MelbourneCentre for Youth Mental Health and Orygen Research Centre, University of MelbourneLa Trobe University
Mind Australia
Social Firms Australia
Swinburne University
St Vincent’s Health
The Bouverie Centre
University of Adelaide
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia
University of Wollongong
Victorian Mental Health Carers Network
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council

Research Projects

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Head of Group Professor Carol Harvey

Department / Centre


Unit / Centre

Psychosocial Research Group

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