Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Ranked first in Australia and 29 in the world, 96 percent of broad-field research at ANU is rated above or well above world standard.

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In 2018 the ANU had around 25,500 students, with around fifty percent of students undertaking post-graduate degrees. It boasts one of the highest average teacher-student ratios amongst Australia’s leading universities.

ANU Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR)

ANU Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) sits within the Research School of Population Health in the ANU College of Health and Medicine and occupies the old Canberra Community Hospital complex (1928). It focusses on population-based mental health research relevant to policy and practice and aims to improve the mental health of Australians through research, education, and policy development.

Project Staff

Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla MD, PhD
Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla MD, PhD

Head, Centre for Mental Health Research
Research School of Population Health, Australian National University
+61 2 6125 9723
luis.salvador-carulla@anu.edu.au

Luis Salvador-Carulla is Head of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Research School of Population Health, College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. He is also Honorary Professor of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney (Australia).

Luis’ field of interest is decision support tools for the analysis of complex health systems and policy in mental health. He is a CI in the Horizon2020 project PECUNIA for producing standards units in costs analysis in Europe. He has coordinated the Integrated Atlas of Mental Health Project for mapping mental health provision which has been used in 34 countries around the world.

Tom Chen
Tom Chen

Senior Lecturer in marketing at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research and visiting fellow at the ANU Research School of Management.

Tom Chen is a Senior Lecturer in marketing at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research and visiting fellow at the ANU Research School of Management. His research interests span marketing theory and marketing strategy, and include co-creation and engagement.

His current research focuses on co-creation initiatives and business models, co-creative consumers’ psychological states, customer initiation of value co-creation, and customer engagement, particularly in the context of smart cities, sharing economy and disruptive innovation (e.g., driverless cars). He is co-founder of the Co-creation in Service and Customer Engagement Symposium (CCIS-CE).

Nasser Bagheri
Nasser Bagheri

Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and recipient of an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship.

Nasser Bagheri is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and recipient of an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship. He leads a spatial epidemiology team and co-leads the Visualisation and Decision Analytics (VIDEA) lab in the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research.

His research has focused on chronic disease risk assessment, particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, mental health and dementia. He has a particular interest in spatial variation and quantifying the impact of modifiable risk factors including lifestyle and built environment, on chronic disease.

Sebastian Rosenberg
Sebastian Rosenberg

Head of the Learning and Development Unit at the Centre for Mental Health Research at the ANU, and also Senior Lecturer at the Brain and Mind Centre at Sydney University.

Sebastian Rosenberg is the head of the Learning and Development Unit at the Centre for Mental Health Research at the ANU, and also Senior Lecturer at the Brain and Mind Centre at Sydney University. He completed his PhD in 2016, focusing on the issue of mental health and accountability – trying to tell whether what we are doing is really helping people. Sebastian also works as a consultant with several primary health networks and is a former board member of the Woden Community Service.

His research into different aspects of accountability in mental health continues, through projects with government and other organisations. Sebastian has recently been appointed International Advisor to Universidad Loyola Andalucia on the Refinement-Spain Project in relation to mental health financing systems.

Sue Lukersmith
Sue Lukersmith

Academic and researcher across the University and health and social services sectors in Australia and internationally.

Sue Lukersmith is an experienced academic and researcher across the University and health and social services sectors in Australia and internationally. She has over 40 publications, book chapters and invited keynote speaker at international conferences. Her research focuses on best practice for people with disability including mental health, implementation, policy and impact analysis using mixed method approaches depending on the context.

Marita Linkson
Marita Linkson

Marketing communications professional managing public relations and events for the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research.

Marita Linkson is a marketing communications professional managing public relations and events for the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research. She has held a variety of communications, operations management, and consulting roles in the private sector, government, and not-for-profit organisations.

She is a highly skilled writer, with experience collaborating with health professionals, senior executives and academics to write policy, position statements, and compelling reports to highlight the impact and raise the profile of academic research.

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