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 research and consultancies in Australia and in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia-Pacific region over the past 10 years with specialisations in mental health, suicide prevention and substance misuse. Gregory has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and is an investigator on over $4m in research funding, predominantly recent NHMRC funding, and has made a major contribution to several major international development consultancies valued at over $8m. Gregory is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychiatry and the International Journal of Mental Health Systems and is a member of the National Research Committee for the Australian Association of Social Workers.
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Population-Level Approaches To Addressing The Stigma Around Suicide In Southeast Asia
Internal Research Grant
Suicidal ideation and attempts among men who inject drugs in Delhi, India: psychological a..
Responding To Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Family Aspirations To Foster Self-Dete..
An assessment of an HIV prevention intervention among People Who Inject Drugs in the state..
Developing Culturally Appropriate Mental Health First Aid Training For China And Sri Lanka
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Assessing the Quality of Media Reporting of Suicide Deaths in Bangladesh Against World Health Organization Guidelines
SM Yasir Arafat, Murad M Khan, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Michiko Ueda, Gregory Armstrong
Journal article | 2020 | Crisis
Background: Media reporting of suicide events has thus far gone without sufficient scrutiny in Bangladesh. Aim: The purpose of thi..
Intersectoral collaboration for people-centred mental health care in Timor-Leste: a mixed-methods study using qualitative and social network analysis
Teresa Hall, Ritsuko Kakuma, Lisa Palmer, Harry Minas, Joao Martins, Greg Armstrong
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Mental Health Systems
Suicide by hanging is a priority for suicide prevention: method specific suicide in India (2001-2014)
Vikas Arya, Andrew Page, David Gunnell, Rakhi Dandona, Haider A Mannan, Michael Eddleston, Gregory Armstrong
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Affective Disorders
BACKGROUND: India accounts for over a quarter of the global burden of suicide. One of the most effective population level suicide ..
The Geographic Heterogeneity of Suicide Rates in India by Religion, Caste, Tribe, and Other Backward Classes
Vikas Arya, Andrew Page, Rakhi Dandonaz, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Peter Mayer, Gregory Armstrong
Journal article | 2019 | Crisis
BACKGROUND: Caste, tribal, and religious associations, which are perhaps the most important aspects of personal and social lives i..
Self-harm in the Australian asylum seeker population: A national records-based study
Kyli Hedrick, Gregory Armstrong, Guy Coffey, Rohan Borschmann
Journal article | 2019 | SSM - Population Health
Background: Systematic research into self-harm in the Australian asylum seeker population is scarce, largely due to the lack of ac..
Mass media representation of suicide in a high suicide state in India: an epidemiological comparison with suicide deaths in the population.
Gregory Armstrong, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Jane Pirkis, Mala Jayaseelan, Anish Cherian, Jane Brandt Soerensen, Vikas Arya, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ Open
Objectives Suicide rates in India are among the highest in the world, equating to over 200 000 suicides annually. Reports of suici..
Access and utilisation of reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health services among women who inject drugs in coastal Kenya: Findings from a qualitative study
James Ndimbii, Sylvia Ayon, Taib Abdulrahman, Samantha Mahinda, Fatma Jeneby, Gregory Armstrong, Gitau Mburu
Journal article | 2018 | Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare
Prevalence and Factors Associated with Inconsistent Condom Use among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Who Use Mobile Geo-Social Networking Applications in Greater Tokyo
Adam O Hill, Benjamin R Bavinton, Gregory Armstrong
Journal article | 2018 | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Lifetime prevalence and correlates of self-harm and suicide attempts among male prisoners with histories of injecting drug use.
Ashleigh C Stewart, Reece Cossar, Paul Dietze, Gregory Armstrong, Michael Curtis, Stuart A Kinner, James RP Ogloff, Amy Kirwan, Mark Stoové
Journal article | 2018 | Health & Justice
BACKGROUND: Histories of self-harm and suicide attempts are common among people in prison in Australia, and substance dependence i..
Assessing the quality of media reporting of suicide news in India against World Health Organization guidelines: A content analysis study of nine major newspapers in Tamil Nadu
Gregory Armstrong, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Mala Jayaseelan, Ramya Kannan, Jane Pirkis, Anthony F Jorm
Journal article | 2018 | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviour
Gregory Armstrong, Natalie Ironfield, Claire M Kelly, Katrina Dart, Kerry Arabena, Kathy Bond, Nicola Reavley, Anthony F Jorm
Journal article | 2018 | BMC Psychiatry
Suicidal behaviour in Indigenous compared to non-Indigenous males in urban and regional Australia: Prevalence data suggest disparities increase across age groups
Gregory Armstrong, Jane Pirkis, Kerry Arabena, Dianne Currier, Matthew J Spittal, Anthony F Jorm
Journal article | 2017 | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury
Gregory Armstrong, Natalie Ironfield, Claire M Kelly, Katrina Dart, Kerry Arabena, Kathy Bond, Anthony F Jorm
Journal article | 2017 | BMC PSYCHIATRY
Reproductive knowledge and patient education needs among Indonesian women infertility patients attending three fertility clinics
Linda Rae Bennett, Budi Wiweko, Lauren Bell, Nadia Shafira, Mulyoto Pangestu, IB Putra Adayana, Aucky Hinting, Gregory Armstrong
Journal article | 2015 | Patient Education and Counseling
An assessment of an HIV prevention intervention among People Who Inject Drugs in the states of Manipur and Nagaland, India
Prabuddhagopal Goswami, Gajendra Kumar Medhi, Gregory Armstrong, Maninder Singh Setia, Shajan Mathew, Gay Thongamba, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Bitra George, Rakesh Kumar Singh, Ramesh S Paranjape, Jagadish Mahanta
Journal article | 2014 | International Journal of Drug Policy
Association of Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Ideation With High-Risk Behaviors Among Men Who Inject Drugs in Delhi, India
Gregory Armstrong, Anthony F Jorm, Luke Samson, Lynette Joubert, Amenla Nuken, Shalini Singh, Michelle Kermode
Journal article | 2013 | Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS)
Exposure to HIV prevention programmes associated with improved condom use and uptake of HIV testing by female sex workers in Nagaland, Northeast India
Gregory Armstrong, Gajendra K Medhi, Michelle Kermode, Jagadish Mahanta, Prabuddhagopal Goswami, RS Paranjape
Journal article | 2013 | BMC Public Health
Dengue in peri-urban Pak-Ngum district, Vientiane capital of Laos: a community survey on knowledge, attitudes and practices
Mayfong Mayxay, Wanyuan Cui, Sounthone Thammavong, Khamphong Khensakhou, Viengnakhone Vongxay, Latdaphone Inthasoum, Vanphanom Sychareun, Gregory Armstrong
Journal article | 2013 | BMC Public Health
An evaluation of the effect of an educational intervention for Australian social workers on competence in delivering brief cognitive behavioural strategies: A randomised controlled trial
G Armstrong, G Blashki, L Joubert, R Bland, R Moulding, J Gunn, L Naccarella
Journal article | 2010 | BMC Health Services Research
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Early Career Award for Excellence in Research Achievements
Early Career Researcher Award
Principal Research Fellow
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Member, National Research Committee
Australian Association of Social Workers
Member And Recipient Of Early Career Researcher Award
Society for Mental Health Research
Member, Special Interest Group On Media And Suicide
International Association for Suicide Prevention
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
International Master of Social and Public Policy Analysis (MSc)
Katholiek Universiteit Leuven
University of Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology