A/PROF RICHARD CHENHALL

A/PROF RICHARD CHENHALL

Positions

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Alcohol and Drug Research
  • Medical Anthropology

Overview

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  • Richard Chenhall is Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology in the Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne. Richard teaches courses at the postgraduate level including Medical Anthropology, Qualitative Research in Public Health and Community Based Participatory Research. He is currently working on a number of projects focusing on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, including substance misuse and treatment, sexual health, youth experiences, digital storytelling and the social determinants of health. He is also conducting research related to alcoholism and self-help groups in Japan. Richard is currently an executive committee member for the Organisation for Intercultural Development (OICD)  and the Asia Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (APSAAR) and is a member of the Australian Anthropological Association, the Society for Applied Anthropology, the Society for Community Research and the Japan Studies Association of Australia.

    Current Grants administered outside University of Melbourne

    Title: Culture, context and risk: Socio-cultural influences on the sexual health of Indigenous young people.
    Role: Chief Investigator
    Funding Source: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (Administered by Charles Darwin University)
    Award Date: 2009-2013

    Title: The invisible parents project: Exploring the barriers to effective parent and community involvement in three Northern Territory schools
    Role: Chief Investigator
    Funding Source: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (Administered by Charles Darwin University)
    Award Date: 2008-2010

    Title: BEAT: Best Practice in Early Intervention Assessment and treatment of Depression and Substance Misuse
    Role: Chief Investigator
    Funding Source: Beyond Blue (Administered by the Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.)
    Award Date: 2009-2014 <   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Asia Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research. Board of Directors 2010 -
  • Australian Professional Society for Alcohol and other Drugs. Secretariat - Executive Council 2009 -
  • Organization for Intra-Cultural Development. Executive 2007 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • Previous Grants and Tenders
    Title: Systems and Performance Analysis of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment System.
    Role: Alcohol and Drug Specialist
    Funding Source: Department of Health, Victoria (Adminstered by Ove Arup Pty Ltd)
    Award Date: 2010

    Title: Development of best practice guidelines for the development of Indigenous residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs.
    Role: Fellowship
    Funding Source: National Health and Medical Research Council Training Fellowship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (ID: 323428)
    Award Date: 2005-2010

    Title: Implementating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adult Health Check. Improving early detection and evaluating innovative prevention activities in remote areas.
    Role: Chief Investigator
    Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (ID: 333431, Administered by the Menzies School of Health Research)
    Award Date: 2005-2010

    Title: Balunu: Working with youth at risk
    Role: Chief Investigator
    Funding Source: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (Administered by the Menzies School of Health Research)
    Award Date: 2009-2010

    Title: Evaluation of Alcohol Management Plan, Alice Springs, NT.
    Role: Associate Investigator
    Funding Source: NT Department of Justice & NT Department of Health and Families (Administered by the Menzies School of Health Research)
    Award Date: 2009.

    Title: Appropriate Aboriginal-specific drug and alcohol treatment programs in NSW
    Role: Alcohol and Drug Specialist
    Funding Source: NSW Health & Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Adminstered by Mandala Consulting Pty Ltd)
    Award: 2009

    Title: New approaches to preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and substance abuse.
    Role: Al

       

Awards

Education and training

  • PHD, London School of Economics and Political Science 2002
  • BA(HONS), University of Melbourne 1995

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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