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Tricia Nagel is a consultant psychiatrist and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellow who has lived and worked in the Top End of the Northern Territory for 28 years. Tricia is an Associate Professor at both Flinders University and Menzies School of Health Research where she leads the mental health research theme within the Mental Health, Wellbeing and Chronic Disease research division.
Tricia's research interests lie in the integration of brief and effective treatment approaches for improved wellbeing outcomes in Indigenous primary care and specialist settings. These interests encompass development of systems for delivery of best practice in remote and socially disadvantaged settings, mental health promotion, assessment and treatment of comorbid chronic disease and substance use, and exploration of low-intensity psychological interventions as treatment.
Tricia worked with a team of Indigenous researchers on the Aboriginal and Islander Mental health initiative (AIMhi) - a program of research and training (2003 - 2012). This program developed a rich library of educational resources guiding approaches to assessment and treatment in Indigenous mental health. More recent developments from this program of work include an interactive iPad application supporting engagement and treatment for wellbeing and substance use concerns.