DR SANDRA DAVIDSON

DR SANDRA DAVIDSON

Positions

Overview

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  • Dr Sandra Davidson is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Early Career Fellow in the Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School. Sandra's research explores innovative approaches to the treatment and management of common mental health disorders. She is the lead investigator on the Driving for Change project which is a world-first study aiming to improve the mental health of a vulnerable, largely migrant, population working as urban taxi drivers. She is also a post-doctoral fellow on the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement (CREMSI) and a Chief Investigator on Target-D which is an NHMRC funded randomised controlled trial testing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of using a clinical prediction tool to triage primary care patients with depressive symptoms into different levels of treatment.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders. Founding Member 2014 -
  • Australian Association for Academic Primary Care. Member 2013 -
  • Australian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. Member 2013 -
  • Australian Psychological Society. Associate Member 2000 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • Driving for Change: An online video game to reduce depression. Awarded by Melbourne Networked Society Institute. 2015 - 2016.

    Men's social connectedness and wellbeing. Awarded by Beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders. 2014

    Screening for co-morbid affective disorder and substance abuse by general practitioners. Awarded by Beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders. 2004

    Primary care evidence-based psychological interventions. Beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders. 2003

    An interdisciplinary approach to recognising and treating depression among older Australians living in residential care. Beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders. 2003

    Linking the health and leisure sectors: using physical activity in the management of depressed older people. Beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders. 2003   

Awards

Education and training

  • PHD, University of Melbourne 2013
  • MA(PSYCH), Swinburne University of Technology 2006
  • Cert Geront, La Trobe University 1997
  • GDBSH, La Trobe University 1994
  • BA, Deakin University 1992

Awards and honors

  • Early Career Fellowship, NH&MRC, 2014
  • Melbourne Travelling Abroad Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 2009
  • Melbourne Research Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Exceptional Achievement Award, Monash University, 2003

Supervision

Available for supervision

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