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MS Michelle Williamson


  • Mental Health and suicide prevention
  • Mental Health and suicide prevention
  • Primary Health Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • mental health and suicide prevention



  • Ms Michelle Williamson is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She has more than ten year's experience working in the areas of mental health services research, suicide prevention, and primary health care at national and state levels. Past mental health related research project involvement includes the evaluation of the Better Access Initiative, the Media Monitoring Project, and the DEPS-GP project, a cluster randomised control trial in primary care to reduce depression and suicide ideation in older Australians. In addition, Michelle has worked for headspace, (Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation) to scope the establishment of a nationwide service of mental health promotion and direct clinical services and support after a suicide in schools. In the field of Primary Health Care, Michelle worked on the evaluation of the after hours GP Helpline for Healthdirect Australia and the evaluation of the After Hours Primary Health Care Program for the Australian government Department of Health and Ageing. Michelle is currently working on a Department of Health funded national evaluation of the Primary Health Network Mental Health Reform Lead Site Project evaluation.   


Member of

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors. Affiliate member 2018 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • BHealthSc Hons, La Trobe University 2004
  • BaHSc, La Trobe University 2003
  • BaHSc Hons, La Trobe University 2003



Available for supervision

  • Y