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Dr

Michelle Blanchard

Honorary
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
Stigma
Youth Mental Health
Technologies
Discrimination
Mental Illness
Health Promotion
Mental Health
Health Workforce
science & technology
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Dr

Michelle Blanchard

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
The role of technologies in improving mental health and wellbeing for young people
Michelle Blanchard's Profile Picture
Dr

Michelle Blanchard

 

Dr Michelle Blanchard is the Deputy CEO at SANE Australia, national organisation which aims to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy . In 2018, Michelle was appointed the founding Director of SANE’s Anne Deveson Research Centre.

The Anne Deveson Research Centre honours Anne’s legacy as a co-founder of SANE Australia and her tireless work in reducing stigma and discrimination associated with complex mental health issues.

Michelle is also an Honorary Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Prior to joining SANE, Michelle was National Manager - Programs and Practice at the Butterfly Foundation. From 2011 to 2016, Michelle was Head of Projects and Partnerships at the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre – an international research centre which explored the role of technologies in improving young people’s mental health and wellbeing. During this time, Michelle was also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.

Michelle is currently a Non-Executive Director of youth mental health organisation batyr and holds various advisory roles with government, non-profit and industry bodies. She was formerly Co-Chair of the Australian American Young Leadership Dialogue and is an alumni of the United States Government’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Michelle holds a PhD in Youth Mental Health, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with majors in Psychology and Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare, all from the University of Melbourne. In 2016, she completed a Diploma in Leadership and Management at BSchool.

In 2015, Michelle was a shortlisted entrant for the Telstra Business Women's Awards and in 2017 was awarded a scholarship to undertake governance training through the Victorian Women's Board Leadership Program.

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Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences

Education

Education


Leadership and Management

BSchool

Doctor of Philosophy (Youth Mental Health)

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts (honours)

University of Melbourne

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