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Simon Rice

Principal Research Fellow
Centre For Youth Mental Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
psychiatry
humans
depression
male
young adult
adolescent
adult
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Simon Rice

 
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A/Prof

Simon Rice

 

A/Prof Simon Rice is a 2019-2022 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow, and a 2020 Dame Kate Campbell Fellow. He is a Clinical Psychologist at Orygen; Centre for Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne and has worked in Orygen's Mood Disorders Outpatient Clinic since 2010.

To date Simon has obtained >$21M in Investigator funding, and has published >140 peer reviewed scientific publications. He has as a joint clinical and research interest in men's mental health, in addition to digital mental health interventions, and the treatment of moderate-severe mood disorders and suicide prevention in young people. Simon has significant experience in the area of elite sports mental health, including research and training consultancies to the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Football League, Cricket Australia, Professional Footballers Australia and Tennis Australia. He is a current member of the IOC Expert Consensus Group on Elite Athlete Mental Health and himself a (very amatuer) marathon runner with a PB of 3hrs19mins - making him 80 minutes slower than the Kenyan great Eliud Kipchoge. He has previous experience in a range of acute and outpatient settings, including a residential program for military veterans experiencing severe combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and forensic mental health treatment within a men's maximum security prison. Prior to this Simon taught and lectured in tertiary and secondary education settings throughout Australia and East Timor. Simon formerly coordinated the fish oil youth depression study, a multi-site RCT examining the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids as a first line treatment for major depression in young people, and is principal investigator on a number of innovative e-mental health interventions for social anxiety in young men, and suicidality in young people.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 165 most recent scholarly works by Simon Rice.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

2018

Outstanding commitment to Peer Review; in Top 1% of Peer Reviews Completed in the field of Medicine for 2017

Publons Peer Review Award

2017

Mary Elizabeth Watson Early Career Fellowship in Allied Health

2016

Australian Psychological Society - Early Career Researcher Award

2016

Australia & New Zealand Mental Health Services Awards - Early Career Award for Innovation

2015

Beck Institute Philadelphia - Postdoctoral Training Scholarship

2015

Early Career Fellowship - Society of Mental Health Research

2014

Early Career Scholar Award - Society of Mental Health Research

2013

Best Debut Presentation - 2013 Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Annual Conference

2013

Student Prize

College of Clinical Psychologists - Australian Psychological Society

2009

Australian Postgraduate Award with Stipend

Commonwealth Government

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Principal Research Fellow

Centre For Youth Mental Health

Member

APA Division 51 - Study of the Psychology of Men & Masculinities

Member

American Psychological Association (APA)

Member

International Association for Youth Mental Health

Member

Society for Mental Health Research

Member

Australian Psychological Society

Registered Psychologist

Psychology Board of Australia

Registered Teacher

Victorian Instituite of Teaching

Education


Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology

The University of Newcastle

Doctor of Philospohy

Australian Catholic University

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Psychology

University of Tasmania

Granduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)

Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Behavioural Science

La Trobe University