Presented by Associate Professor Sam Harvey MBBS MRCGP MRCPsych FRANZCP PhD
Dr Harvey is the Senior Lecturer in Workplace Mental Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute (BDI). He is a psychiatrist, general practitioner and epidemiologist whose research focuses on the relationship between work and mental health.
Together with colleagues from the UNSW and the Black Dog Institute, Dr Harvey is directing a 3 year program of research focused on the mental health of NSW emergency workers. The aims of the new program of research are relatively broad, but include trying to establish ways of identifying which emergency workers are at risk of developing mental health problems, considering ways of preventing mental disorders and testing new interventions to help promote early identification and return to work amongst unwell emergency workers. Alongside their work with emergency workers, Dr Harvey and his team are also examining the links between work and mental health in the general population and considering how new e-health technologies can be better utilised within workplaces.