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Dr

Sandra Davidson

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Dr

Sandra Davidson

 
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Dr

Sandra Davidson

 

Dr Sandra Davidson is a Senior Research Fellow and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow in the Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School. Sandra's research explores innovative approaches to the treatment and management of common mental health disorders.



She is the lead investigator on the Driving to Health project which is a world-first study aiming to improve the mental health of the largely immigrant workforce of urban taxi drivers. Her team has developed a smartphone-friendly website (Driving to Health) for taxi drivers which is designed to encourage mental health self-help behaviours and increase help-seeking for mental health problems among those who need it. Driver's engagement with the website and its potential for clinical effectiveness is currently being investigated in a feasibility study involving almost 50 Victorian taxi drivers. Driving to Health is funded by the Shepherd Foundation and the Melbourne Networked Society.

Dr Davidson is a Chief Investigator on two project grants funded by the NHMRC. 'Target-D' is a randomised controlled trial testing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of using a clinical prediction tool to triage primary care patients with depressive symptoms into different levels of treatment. 'Assertive Care' is a randomised controlled trial seeks to reduce cardiovascular risk among people with a severe mental illness.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

Early Career Fellowship

NH&MRC

2009

Melbourne Travelling Abroad Scholarship

University of Melbourne

2006

Melbourne Research Scholarship

University of Melbourne

2003

Exceptional Achievement Award

Monash University

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

General Practice

Casual

General Practice

Founding Member

Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders

Member

Australian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders

Member

Australian Association for Academic Primary Care

Associate Member

Australian Psychological Society

Education


DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY

University of Melbourne

MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGY

Swinburne University of Technology

Certificate in Gerontology

La Trobe University

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF BEHAVIOURAL STUDIES IN HEALTH

La Trobe University

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Deakin University