Mr Chris Healey

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Nursing, Deakin University, 1997

Contact

chris.healey@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33549

Biography

Chris Healey is a registered nurse with 33 years’ experience in mental health, including 10 years as a clinical nurse consultant and 9 years as the manager of South West Healthcare’s Mental Health Inpatient Services. Chris commenced his employment with the DRH (formerly GGT UDRH) in August 2013.

Current deliverables are in mental health education and training. Simulation based education on mental health has been provided to the third year Deakin medical cohort in Warrnambool for the past four years and also the PRCC medical cohort. Community engagement activities include the provision of ASIST training and currently the chair of the Fight for Your Life initiative which is a collaboration of multiple services to reduce the rates of suicide in the South West region of Victoria.

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Career highlights

Journal Article

Beks H, Healey C, Schlicht K. ‘When you’re it’: the experience of rural nurses in managing acute mental health presentations in South West Victoria. Rural and Remote Health (online). 2018.

Reports

Morgan M, Healey C, Mc Namara K, Schlicht K, Coates M. MyHealth: Managing complex multimorbidity in general practice. Manual. Canberra, ACT: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre of Research Excellence 2015 Extension "Towards building better primary health care", Australian National University, 17 Mar 2016.

Morgan M, Healey C, Mc Namara K, Schlicht K, Coates M. Towards building better primary health care: multimorbidity. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre of Research Excellence, 2015.

Pierce D, Coates M, Healey C, Little F, Mills J, Barlow V, Boase-Jelinek K, Cotton S, Croker A, Cross M, Cronin K, Harris M, Jokisch T, McCook F, McDonald G, Roufeil L, Riley J, Shouten K, Splatt S, Stewart F, Sutton K. Mental Health Tertiary Curriculum Project. ARHEN, Dec 2012.

Conferences

Schlicht K, Place N, Beks H, Healey C, Versace V, Harvey P. Assessing and treating gambling disorders in Victoria: a pilot study. 14th National Rural Health Conference; 26-29 Apr 2017; Cairns, Australia

Beks H, Healey C, Schlicht K. ‘When you’re it’: the experience of rural nurses in managing acute mental health presentations in South West Victoria. Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium; 11-13 Oct 2017; Albury

Healey C. Work ready or not?  The paucity of mental health undergraduate education does not prepare the future workforce for mental health services. 6th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium; 12-14 Nov 2014; Albury, NSW

Publications

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2018

'When you're it': a qualitative study exploring the rural nurse experience of managing acute mental health presentations

H Beks, Christopher Healey, K Schlicht

(2018), Vol. 18, Rural and remote health, Cairns, Qld., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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