Dr Michelle Sweet
Senior Research Officer and lead trainer
PhD, Southern Cross University, 2010; Bachelor of Applied Science, Southern School of Natural Therapies, 2001
Dr Sweet completed a PhD in March 2010. For the past 20 years she has worked in the Indigenous health, research and wellbeing area in both service provision and program development. Michelle works across different fields as a Researcher, Trainer, Consultant and Manager. Her passions lie with advocating, exploring and developing innovative strategies to address health issues. Since 2013 she has been working with the AIMhi team developing strategies for implementing digital resources within a practice framework both on the organisational level and individual practice.
- Povey, J., Sweet, M., Nagel, T., Lowell, A., Shand, F., Vigona, J., & Dingwall, K. M. (2022). Determining Priorities in the Aboriginal and Islander Mental Health Initiative for Youth App Second Phase Participatory Design Project: Qualitative Study and Narrative Literature Review. JMIR formative research, 6(2), e28342. doi:10.2196/28342
- Dingwall K, Puszka S, Sweet M, Nagel T. 2015 Like Drawing Into Sand”: Acceptability, Feasibility, and Appropriateness of a New e-Mental Health Resource for Service Providers Working With Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Australian Psychologist 50 (1) : pages 60–69
- Dingwall KM, Puszka S, Sweet M, Mills PPJR, Nagel T. 2015 Evaluation of a culturally adapted training course in Indigenous e-mental health Australasian Psychiatry
- Puszka, S., Dingwall, K., Sweet, M., Nagel, T. (2016) E-Mental Health Innovations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: A Qualitative Study of Implementation Needs in Health Services, JMIR Mental Health, 3(3): e43
- Dingwall, K. M., Nagel, T., Hughes, J. T., Kavanagh, D. J., Cass, A., Howard, K., Sweet, M., Brown,S., Majoni, S. W. (2019). Wellbeing intervention for chronic kidney disease (WICKD): A randomised controlled trial study protocol. BMC Psychology, 7(1), 1-7. . DOI: 10.1186/s40359-018-0264
- Povey, J., Sweet, M., Nagel, T., Mills, P. P. J. R., Stassi, C. P., Puruntatameri, A. M. A., . . . Dingwall, K. (2020). Drafting the Aboriginal and Islander Mental Health Initiative for Youth (AIMhi-Y) App: Results of a formative mixed methods study. Internet Interventions, 21, 100318. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214782919300442. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2020.100318
- Raphiphatthana, B., Sweet, M., Puszka, S., Dingwall, K., Nagel, T. (accepted). Evaluation of a three-phase implementation program in enhancing e-mental health adoption within Indigenous primary healthcare organisations. BMC health Services Research.
- Nagel, T., Sweet, M., Dingwall, K. M., Puszka, S., Hughes, J. T., Kavanagh, D. J., Cass, A., Howard, K., & Majoni, S. W. (2020). Adapting wellbeing research tools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic kidney disease. BMC nephrology, 21(1), 130. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-020-01776-y
- Bevis, M., Atkinson, J., McCarthy, L., Sweet, M (2020). Telling life stories: Exploring the connection between trauma and incarceration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. ANROWS Research To Policy and Practice, (issue 02, Feb 2020).
- Dingwall KM, Sweet M, et al. Effectiveness of a Wellbeing Intervention for Chronic Kidney Disease (WICKD): Results of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Nephrol. 2021;22:136.
The development of Yarning about Smoking is a collaboration between the Health Department’s Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program in Primary Health Care and the Menzies School of Health Research
The development of Yarning about Smoking is a collaboration between the Health Department’s Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program in Primary Health Care and the Menzies School of Health Research. The resource can be used and accessed by people all across the Health Department as well as the NGO sector to provide assessments and intervention with people who are smoking.