Professor Tricia Nagel

Head, Mental Health Theme, WPCD Division

Qualifications:

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

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

Professor Nagel has 30 years’ experience in the Northern Territory as clinician, educator, researcher and leader of the Aboriginal and Islander Mental health initiative (AIMhi). A collaboration with local Indigenous service providers and researchers, the AIMhi program develops and evaluates mental health resources.

The AIMhi research and training program has resulted in changes to guidelines and routine care in Indigenous mental health and rural and remote mental health care across Australia. The team delivers training workshops to diverse primary care and specialist settings in the NT, and across Australia focusing on the Stay Strong App and related culturally responsive e-mental health resources.

  1. Nagel, T. & Thompson, C. (2008). Motivational care planning – self management in indigenous mental health. Australian Family Physician37(12), 996-1000.
  2. Nagel, T., Thompson, C., Robinson, G., Condon, J. & Trauer, T. (2009). Two-way approaches to Indigenous mental health literacy. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 15(1), 50-55.
  3. Nagel, T., Robinson, G., Condon, J. & Trauer, T. (2009). Approach to treatment of mental illness and substance dependence in remote Indigenous communities: Results of a mixed methods study. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 17(4), 174-182.
  4. Nagel, T., Thompson, C., Spencer, N., Judd, J. & Williams, R. (2009). Two way approaches to Indigenous mental health training: Brief training in brief interventions. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 8(2).
  5. Nagel, T & Thompson, C. (2010). The central role of Aboriginal families in motivational counselling: family support and family ‘humbug’. Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin, 10(1).
  6. Nagel, T. & Griffin, C. (2010). Promoting Self-management in Indigenous People with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 15(2), 85-90.
  7. Nagel, T., Kavanagh, D., Barclay, L., Trauer, T., Chenhall, R., Frendin, J. & Griffin, C. (2011). Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings. Australasian Psychiatry,19 S17-S19.
  8. Nagel, T., Hinton, R. & Griffin C. (2012). Yarning about mental health: translation of a recovery paradigm to practice. Advances in Mental Health, 10(3), 216-223.
  9. Hinton, R & Nagel, T. (2012). Evaluation of a culturally-adapted training in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing for the alcohol and other drug sector. International Scholarly Research Network Public Health, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/380581.
  10. Jayaraj, R., Thomas, M., Kavanagh, D., d'Abbs, P., Mayo, L., Thompson, V., Griffin, C. & Nagel, T. (2012). Study Protocol: Screening and Treatment of Alcohol-Related Trauma (START) - a randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), 371.
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  1. National Suicide Prevention Trial - two new programs announced

    National Suicide Prevention Trial - two new programs announced

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    New programs have been announced as part of a National Suicide Prevention Trial underway in the Northern Territory.

  2. Media release | Mental Health Week

    Media release | Mental Health Week

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    New resource to promote mental health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities featured during Mental Health Week

  3. Fifth wave of research to roll out across the Top End

    Fifth wave of research to roll out across the Top End

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    Australiaís largest and longest running study of Aboriginal people, the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study (ABC), has commenced its fifth wave of data collection.

  4. Tackling smoking in remote communities

    Tackling smoking in remote communities

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    The development of Yarning about Smoking is a collaboration between the Health Departmentís Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program in Primary Health Care and the Menzies School of Health Research

  5. NTG Media Release | Tackling smoking in remote communities

    NTG Media Release | Tackling smoking in remote communities

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    The development of Yarning about Smoking is a collaboration between the Health Departmentís 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.

  6. Mental health app reaches out to Indigenous Australians

    Mental health app reaches out to Indigenous Australians

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    A pioneering iPad app which visually represents an individualís strengths and weakness is hoping to significantly improve Indigenous mental health; one of the nationís fastest growing health problems.

  7. New app to improve Indigenous mental health featured on World Mental Health Day

    New app to improve Indigenous mental health featured on World Mental Health Day

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    An innovative iPad app based on tools developed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people is hoping to address one of the nationís fastest growing health problems.

  8. World Mental Health Day 2011

    World Mental Health Day 2011

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    World Mental Health Day.pdf