Dr Angela Nicholas is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She is also a PhD Candidate.
Angela's PhD reserach focuses on the helping responses of community members to family and friends at risk of suicide. In her work at the Centre for Mental Health and as a former Senior Evaluation Officer for the headspace National Office, she has been involved in several evaluations of Australia-wide government-funded mental health programs delivered in primary care. Angela is currently leading a project aimed at developing an evaluation guide for men's behaviour change programs for perpetrators of domestic and family violence.
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Public Service Announcements to Change Attitudes about Youth Suicide: A Randomized Control..
Corrigendum to Exposure to suicide in Australia: A representative random digit dial study...
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Belief in suicide prevention myths and its effect on helping: a nationally representative survey of Australian adults.
Angela Nicholas, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Nicola Reavley, Jane Pirkis, Anthony Jorm, Matthew J Spittal
Journal article | 2020 | BMC Psychiatry
BACKGROUND: Debunking suicide myths, such as 'asking someone about suicide could make them start thinking about it' is a common st..
Public Service Announcements to Change Attitudes about Youth Suicide: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Maria Ftanou, Anna Ross, Anna Machlin, Matthew J Spittal, Kylie King, Angela Nicholas, Jane Hocking, Jo Robinson, Nicola Reavley, Jane Pirkis
Journal article | 2020 | Archives of Suicide Research
Background: Youth suicide is a major public health concern worldwide. Public service announcements (PSAs) may have a role in suici..
Corrigendum to Exposure to suicide in Australia: A representative random digit dial study. Journal of Affective Disorders 259 (2019) 221-227 (Journal of Affective Disorders (2019) 259 (221–227), (S0165032719305105), (10.1016/j.jad.2019.08.050))
M Maple, R Sanford, J Pirkis, N Reavley, A Nicholas
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Affective Disorders
Helping actions given and received in response to suicide risk: Findings from an Australian nationally representative telephone survey
Angela Nicholas, Jane Pirkis, Anthony Jorm, Matthew J Spittal, Nicola Reavley
Journal article | 2019 | SSM-POPULATION HEALTH
We conducted a nationally representative telephone survey of 3000 Australian adults. We assessed helping responses toward people i..
The case for case-control studies in the field of suicide prevention
Jane Pirkis, Angela Nicholas, David Gunnell
Journal article | 2019 | Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Much of our knowledge about the risk factors for suicide comes from case-control studies that either use a psychological autopsy a..
Confidence and Intentions to Help a Person at Risk of Suicide
Angela Nicholas, Jane Pirkis, Alyssia Rossetto, Anthony Jorm, Matthew Spittal, Nicola Reavley
Journal article | 2019 | Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify Australian adults' current level of confidence and intentions to help a person close to them in di..
Quality of assistance provided by members of the Australian public to a person at risk of suicide: associations with training experiences and sociodemographic factors in a national survey
Anthony F Jorm, Angela Nicholas, Jane Pirkis, Alyssia Rossetto, Julie-Anne Fischer, Nicola J Reavley
Journal article | 2019 | BMC Psychiatry
Development of the headspace Family and Friends Satisfaction Scale: Findings from a pilot study.
Angela Nicholas, Erin Holloway, Nic Telford, Debra Rickwood
Journal article | 2018 | Early Intervention in Psychiatry
AIMS: The primary aim of this pilot study was to determine the psychometric properties of the 18-item headspace Family and Friends..
Primary Health Network mental health reform lead site project. Part A interim evaluation report: processes and impacts, July 2016 – December 2017
B Bassilios, Sanne Oostermeijer, Angela Nicholas, Michelle Williamson, Anna Machlin, Meredith Harris, Philip Burgess, Victoria Palmer, Kylie King, Matthew Spittal, Susan Fletcher, Jane Gunn, Jane Pirkis
Report | 2018
Enhanced primary mental healthcare for Indigenous Australians: service implementation strategies and perspectives of providers
L Reifels, undefined Nicholas, undefined Fletcher, undefined Bassilios, undefined King, undefined Ewen, undefined Pirkis
Journal article | 2018 | Global Health Research and Policy
Background: Improving access to culturally appropriate mental healthcare has been recognised as a key strategy to address the ofte..
Satisfaction with youth mental health services: further scale development and findings from headspace - Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Debra Rickwood, Angela Nicholas, Kelly Mazzer, Nic Telford, Alexandra Parker, Chris Tanti, Magenta Simmons
Journal article | 2017 | Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Achievements of the Australian Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program: summarising (almost) a decade of key evaluation data
Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Lennart Reifels, Kylie King, Justine Fletcher, Anna Machlin, Maria Ftanou, Grant Blashki, Philip Burgess, Jane Pirkis
Journal article | 2016 | International Journal of Mental Health Systems
Predictors of exercise in individuals with schizophrenia: A test of the transtheoretical model of behavior change
B Bassilios, F Judd, P Pattison, A Nicholas, K Moeller-Saxone
Journal article | 2015 | Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses
Introduction: Mortality in individuals with schizophrenia, including deaths not attributable to accidents and suicide, is at least..
An evaluation of an Australian initiative designed to improve interdisciplinary Collaboration in primary mental health care
Justine Fletcher, Kylie King, Jo Christo, Anna Machlin, Bridget Bassilios, Grant Blashki, Chris Gibbs, Angela Nicholas, Jane Pirkis
Journal article | 2014 | Evaluation and Program Planning
Evaluating the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) component of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOiMHC) program. Special Report: An evaluation of the ATAPS Child Mental Health Service.
B Bassilios, A Nicholas, J Fletcher, K King, L Reifels, M Ftanou, A Machlin, M Spittal, J Pirkis
Report | 2014
Evaluating the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) component of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOiMHC) program: Ten year Consolidated ATAPS evaluation report
B Bassilios, AS Nicholas, L Reifels, AF Machlin, M Ftanou, KE King, JR Fletcher, G Blashki, P Burgess, JE Pirkis
Report | 2013
Evaluating the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) component of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOiMHC) programThe ATAPS workforce: Mental health professional survey results
JR Fletcher, B Bassilios, KE King, L Reifels, AS Nicholas, G Blashki, P Burgess, JE Pirkis
Report | 2013
Evaluating the Access to Allied Psychological Services component of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care program: Special report on experiences of the Divisions of General Practice with Tier 2 ATAPS sub-programs
KE King, JR Fletcher, B Bassilios, L Reifels, AS Nicholas, G Blashki, JE Pirkis
Report | 2012
Emotional and adjustment issues faced by cardiac patients seen in clinical practice - A qualitative survey of experienced clinicians
Rosemary O Higgins, Barbara M Murphy, Angela Nicholas, Marian UC Worcester, Helen Lindner
Journal article | 2007 | Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Research Fellow - Mental Health
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Registered Psychologist With Approved Area Of Practice Of Health Psychology
Australian Health Practitioners Agency
Certificate IV - Professional Writing & Editing
Centre for Adult Education
Doctor of Health Psychology (Research)
La Trobe University
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Flinders University of South Australia