Mental Health Policy and Epidemiology

The Mental Health Policy and Epidemiology group at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) is a state-funded mental health research centre affiliated with our School. The group is led by Professor Harvey Whiteford and comprises a wide range of research, technical and support staff.

The research of the Mental Health Policy and Epidemiology group aims to determine the burden of mental disorders and how services can be implemented to reduce their impact.

The group conduct studies that:

  • determine the prevalence distribution and risk factors of mental disorders
  • estimate the mortality and disability from mental disorders
  • model and evaluate service system interventions for mental disorders
  • develop measures of service performance
  • analyse and inform mental health policy

Visit the Mental Health Policy and Epidemiology website for more information about our work and staff.