Professor Tricia Nagel

Head of Wellbeing Preventable and Chronic Diseases Division; Head, Mental Health Theme, WPCD Division


PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2008; Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 1996; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 1982.

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Principal Supervisor for PhD


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


Professor Nagel has 30 years’ experience in the Northern Territory as clinician, educator, researcher and leader of the Stay Strong program including the Aboriginal and Islander Mental health initiative (AIMhi). A collaboration with First Nations communities, service providers and researchers, the Stay Strong program promotes social and emotional wellbeing and mental health through codesign and evaluation of innovative cross cultural resources.

The AIMhi research and training program has resulted in changes to guidelines and routine care in First Nations and rural and remote mental health care across Australia. The team delivers training and implementation support to diverse primary care and specialist settings across Australia focusing on the Stay Strong App and related culturally responsive digital mental health resources.