Dr Mark Westby

Study Coordinator

Qualifications:

Ph.D, University of Queensland, 2018; BPsych (1st hons), Southern Cross University, 2009

Location:

Brisbane

Biography:

Dr Westby’s experience includes coordination in the areas of mental health, adolescent adversity management, child protection and family mediation.  He is an experienced researcher with Indigenous populations having worked with Menzies on the response to the Government board of enquiry into child sexual abuse in the NT in 2010-12.

Currently Dr Westby shares his time as investigator on two Menzies projects:  An Alternative Pathway for Indigenous participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and The BestPrAxIS Study, investigating best practice for Indigenous Australians presenting at Hospital with self-harming thoughts and behaviours

Dr Westby’s clinical experience incorporates psychology training with Western Area Health NSW and coordination of the children’s contact centre in Coffs Harbour.

 

  1. Westby, M. A. (2018). Sense of coherence in late adolescence following involvement as a child in decision-making during parental separation. In: The University of Queensland, School of Psychology.
  2. Westby, M. A. (2016). Children’s Involvement in Decision-Making: A Measured Approach at the APS Congress: Diversity and Unity in Psychology, Melbourne Convention Centre on the 16th September 2016.
  3. Arney, F. M., & Westby, M. (2012). Men's Places: Literature Review. Menzies School of Health Research. ISBN:978-0-9871535-6-2. • Arney, F., McGuinness, K., & Westby, M. A. (2012). Report on the implementation of Family Group Conferencing with Aboriginal families in Alice Springs. The Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research.
  4. Westby, M.A (2011). Absolutely Top Care: Expanded organisational evaluation report. Kentish Lifelong Learning & Care Inc/Menzies School of Health Research.
  5. Westby, M.A. (2011). Cultural Healing Alternative Care Service: expanded organisational evaluation report. Balunu Foundation/Menzies School of Health Research.
  6. Westby, M. A. (2009). Minority about FCE: Southern Cross University, School of Psychology Westby, Mark. (2011) Acknowledgment of research assistance: Australian Government’s report of the board of enquiry into the child protection system in the Northern Territory; Vol 2, Appendix 6.1 & 6.2. Growing them Strong, Together: ISBN: 978-0-9807286-8-2.
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