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.

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Prof Carol Harvey, Director & Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Adjunct Professor, Latrobe
Prof Ellie Fossey, Professor & Head of Occupational Therapy, Monash University 
Catherine Bressanutti, Manager, Psychosocial Research Centre
Dr Christine Migliorini, Research and Evaluation Co-ordinator
Lenice Murray, Research Assistant
Alicia King, Research Assistant
Samantha Zuccarelli, Administration



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 Melbourne Centre for Youth Mental Health and Orygen Research Centre, University of Melbourne La 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