Congratulations Victoria Palmer, newly appointed to Professor of Primary Care Mental Health & Co-design

Very exciting news for the Department with the recent appointment of A/Prof Victoria Palmer to the position of Professor of Primary Care Mental Health and Co-design.

Prof Victoria Palmer has had a rapid upward career trajectory with her mission to improve mental health care and outcomes by involving people with lived experience centrally in co-design solutions.

Victoria has received international recognition for per path setting research in co-design participatory methods with invitations to present her work at Kings College London, Stanford University and the University of Oxford.  She has received two awards for her seminal study CORE – the only randomized controlled trial globally of an experience-based co-design intervention for quality improvement in mental health care.

Very recently, Victoria led a national collaboration of 45 researchers and 15 universities – the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation.  The vision of this NHMRC special initiative is to reduce the individual, social and economic impacts of mental illness burden and health inequalities by transforming the primary care and community settings to: embed novel preventive life course models; implement mental-physical health tailored models of care with priority populations; be informed by lived-experience models and leadership in mental health care and prevention and priority populations.

Learn more about her impactful research from find an expert.

Congratulations on this prestigious appointment Vicki!