Penny Mitchell (BSc Hons, MPH) has worked as a researcher in public health and mental health since 1987, specialising in service development research and evaluation. Her main areas of work experience are in the fields of mental health, suicide prevention, transcultural mental health, primary health and social care.
She has worked in a wide variety of service, academic and government settings in NSW and Victoria.
Penny recently completed her PhD based at the Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics at The University of Melbourne’s School of Population Health. Her thesis examined the mental health care roles of non-medical primary health and social care services, and how organisational factors, both within services and in the wider environment, affect the uptake of new mental health care roles. Penny’s academic interests currently focus on:
~X organisation of health care – organisational and management factors affecting health care improvement initiatives including innovation, evidence-based practice and knowledge transfer / exchange
~X health care systems – how organisations work together to address complex health care problems; interagency networks; intersectoral collaboration
~X complex care needs - models of mental health care for clients and populations with complex needs i.e. experiencing difficulties in a range of social and psychosocial domains
~X practice-based research – health services research that is embedded in practice settings to facilitate continuous knowledge exchange and organisational development
~X mixed methods research - approaches to the integration of quantitative and qualitative research including the phases of data collection, analysis and interpretation
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The Bounce Project: The Effectiveness Of Peer Support Training To Enhance The Mental Healt..
Bonds and bridges: perspectives of service-engaged young people on the value of relationsh..
Evidence-based practice in real-world services for young people with complex needs: New op..
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Organizational culture, intersectoral collaboration and mental health care.
Penelope Fay Mitchell, Philippa Eleanor Pattison
Journal article | 2012 | Journal of Health, Organization and Management
PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate whether and how organizational culture moderates the influence of other organizational cap..
A review of 156 local projects funded under Australia's National Suicide Prevention Strategy: Overview and lessons learned
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Journal article | 2006 | Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health
The effect of decreased catecholamine transmission on ERP indices of selective attention.
AM Shelley, SV Catts, PB Ward, S Andrews, P Mitchell, P Michie, N McConaghy
Journal article | 1997 | Neuropsychopharmacology
This study examines the effect of decreased catecholamine transmission on event-related potential (ERP) indices of selective atten..
An event-related potential study of semantic congruity and repetition in a sentence-reading task: effects of context change.
PF Mitchell, S Andrews, PB Ward
Journal article | 1993 | Psychophysiology
This experiment examined the joint effects of semantic congruity and repetition on event-related brain potentials (ERPs) elicited ..
Active and passive attention in schizophrenia: an ERP study of information processing in a linguistic task.
PF Mitchell, S Andrews, AM Fox, SV Catts, PB Ward, N McConaghy
Journal article | 1991 | Biological Psychology
Attentional dysfunctions in schizophrenia were investigated using a sentence priming task. Schizophrenic patients and healthy cont..
The effect of repeated testing on ERP components during auditory selective attention.
AM Shelley, PB Ward, PT Michie, S Andrews, PF Mitchell, SV Catts, N McConaghy
Journal article | 1991 | Psychophysiology
The present study examined long-term repetition effects on human auditory event-related potentials (ERPs). ERPs were recorded from..
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Centre For Youth Mental Health
Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand
Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Masters of Public Health
University of Sydney
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology
University of New South Wales