DR Greg Armstrong

DR Greg Armstrong


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Community mental health
  • Global health
  • Suicide prevention



  • Dr Gregory Armstrong is a multidisciplinary public health researcher with a PhD in International Health from The University of Melbourne. He holds an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and is a Senior Research Fellow with the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Gregory has undertaken public health research and consultancies in Australia and in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the past 10 years with specialisations in mental health, suicide prevention, substance misuse and program evaluation. Gregory has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and is an investigator on over $4m in research funding, predominantly NHMRC funding, and has made a major contribution to several major international development consultancies valued at over $8m. Gregory is implementing a program of research related to mental health and suicide prevention in LMICs and culturally diverse communities in Australia. Gregory is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Mental Health Systems and the Journal of Family Studies and is a member of the National Research Committee for the Australian Association of Social Workers.   


Member of

  • Australian Association of Social Workers. Member, National Research Committee 2017 -
  • International Association for Suicide Prevention. Member, Special Interest Group on Media and Suicide 2016 -
  • Society for Mental Health Research. Member and recipient of Early Career Researcher Award 2016 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2015
  • MSc, Katholiek Universiteit Leuven 2008
  • GradCertPolSci, University of Melbourne 2006
  • BSW, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2003
  • BComm, Monash University 1998


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Current PhD students: 1) Mr Vikas Arya: 'The epidemiology of suicide in India: Exploring national and regional determinants of suicide to inform appropriate suicide prevention strategies' 2) Mr Adam Rolander: 'A study of bonding and bridging social capital among men who have sex with men in Tokyo' 3) Ms Kyli Hedrick: 'Deciphering despair: A study of self-harm among the Australian-managed asylum seeker population' 4) Mr Aditya Basu: 'Using social media to reduce the risk of suicide among young immigrants in Australia: A pilot study' 5) Ms Tess Hall: ‘How might a ‘people-centred’ mental health system operate in Timor-Leste?’