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Victoria Palmer

Principal Resch Fel- Primary Care Mental Health
General Practice
Mental Health
Depression
Participatory action research
recovery
Bioethics
narrative methods
severe mental illness
visual methods
Health & Community Services
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A/Prof

Victoria Palmer

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Applied Ethics
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A/Prof

Victoria Palmer

 

Victoria Palmer is Associate Professor in The Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School. She trained in applied ethics and is an expert is qualitative and mixed-method research design and analysis.

Victoria leads the Integrated Mental Health Research Program and is the lead of the Co-Design Living Lab within the program. The IMHRP is focused on health system reform based on user-centred, lived-experience approaches, integration between primary care and other sectors, whole person approaches to mental health care, and the integration of innovative interventions into primary mental health care. Victoria is CIA of a NHMRC project grant to reduce cardiovascular risk in people living with severe mental illness in the primary care setting--Assertive Care Trial (ACT) (2018-2022). Victoria was the principal investigator of the world first stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial of an experience-based co-design model called Mental Health Experience Co-Design (a participatory quality improvement method) for people living with severe mental illness in Victoria, Australia who accessed community mental health services (The CORE Study). She is internationally recognised for her expertise in participatory design methods for health systems and quality improvement with a focus on engaging hard to reach groups such as people living with severe mental illness, people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds and people with complex health problems. Victoria has generated over $12 M AU in category 1 competitive funding and been an investigator on over 20 grants. She was an honorary Applied Ethics Fellow of the Melbourne Network Society Institute (2015-18) and leads a participatory design, citizen science study to examine the ethics of health data use. Victoria served as a member of the Department of Health and Human Services, is a current member of The University of Melbourne Medicine and Dentistry Human Research Ethic Sub-Committee. She served as a member of the NHMRC grant review panel (2015-2018 triennium) and was a member of the Victorian Government's Innovation Reference Group and a member of the lived experience engagement framework leadership group for the implementation of the Victorian Ten Year Mental Health Plan. Victoria was awarded the 2018 International Primary Health Care Conference Australian Academic Association for Primary Care (AAAPC) Most Distinguished Paper for The CORE Study trial.

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Projects

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28

Projects

Project Types


18

Research Grant


6

Research Contracts


4

Internal Research Grant


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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Most Distinguished Paper Award 2018

Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care

2000

QUT Postgraduate Research Award

2015

Fellow Applied Ethics, Networked Society Institute


2015

University of Melbourne Career Interruption Fellowship


2008

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Principal Resch Fel- Primary Care Mental Health

General Practice

Organisational Member

Australian Association for Academic Primary Care

Organisational Member

International Association for Qualitative Research

Organisational Member

St James Ethics Centre

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Humanities)

Queensland University of Technology