Dr Mark Westby

Program 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.