Prof Tony LaMontagne

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Position

Professor, Work Health and Wellbeing

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Science, Harvard University, 1994
Master of Education, University of Massachusetts, 1988

Biography

Anthony D. LaMontagne is a Professor of Work, Health & Wellbeing at the Institute for Health Transformation and the School of Health & Social Development at Deakin University, in Melbourne (Australia). He also holds appointments and affiliations with the University of Melbourne, Monash University, the University of Massachusetts and the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto. He leads a small research unit in Work, Health & Wellbeing, and from 2020, also serves as Director of the Determinants of Health Research domain, in the Institute for Health Transformation. His broad research interest is in developing the scientific and public understanding of work as a social determinant of health and translating this research into policy and practice to improve workplace and worker health. He has an international profile for cross-disciplinary applied epidemiology and intervention research in work & mental health, occupational health & safety (OH&S) and health promotion.

Specific areas of intervention research expertise include workplace mental health, improving job quality and psychosocial working conditions, and evaluating government policy interventions. Intervention research studies have included process and effectiveness studies, quantitative and qualitative methods, and study designs ranging from case studies to large-scale cluster randomized controlled trials. He has significant experience in working collaboratively with workplace stakeholders from government, industry and labour, as well as mentoring to develop research capacity and engagement with workplace stakeholders and early career researchers. His research and publications have influenced workplace health policy & practice in Australia and internationally. Publications include 225+ peer-reviewed papers, 20+ major reports, and 25+ book chapters in leading public health texts and monographs. 

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Affiliations

Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, Canada

Honorary Professorail Fellow, Melbourne School Global & Population Health, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE.

Honorary Professor, Public Health Foundation of India.

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University.

Research Affiliate, The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, USA (CPH-NEW).  Research Collaboration with CPH-NEW members and investigators, contributions to educational and outreach activities, and as external advisor to graduate students.

Professional activities

ADVISORY, EDITORIAL, & PEER REVIEW ACTIVITIES - (selected)

2016   International Advisory Board Member, Annals of Occupational Hygiene

2014   Regional Councillor, International Epidemiological Association (IEA) Western Pacific

2011--2014 President, Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA)

2014-2015     Member, Planning Committee for the Population Health Congress, Hobart,  Tasmania, 6-9 September, 2015 

2014  Scientific Committee Member, International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors, 17-19 September, 2014, Adelaide SA.

2014  Co-Convener for the Melbourne bid to host the International Association of Epidemiology, World Congress of Epidemiology in 2020.

Publications

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Reducing prolonged workplace sitting time in office workers: A cluster-randomised controlled trial

Prof David Dunstan, Dr Genevieve Healy, Prof Neville Owen, A/Prof Elizabeth Eakin, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Marj Moodie

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2014: $6,750
  • 2013: $20,252
  • 2012: $30,378

Addressing race-based discrimination in Australia: a cost-benefit analysis - Yin Paradies

Prof Yin Paradies, A/Prof Margaret Kelaher, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Marion Frere, Prof Alan Shiell, Dr Lennert Veerman

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2 APAI, ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2012: $105,700

Integrated Workplace Mental Health Promotion for the Prevention and Management of Mental Illness in the Workplace

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof Tony Jorm, Dr Nicola Reavley, A/Prof Peter Smith, Dr Tessa Keegel, Dr Angela Martin, Dr Allison Milner

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2015: $159,621
  • 2014: $261,703
  • 2013: $3,750

Long-term educational and employment functioning following adolescent-onset mental illness in a longitudinal cohort of young Victorians

Dr Katrina Witt, Dr Allison Milner, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof John Toumbourou

Aust Rotary Health Research Fund Grant

  • 2018: $33,963
  • 2017: $33,963

National implementation trial of an evidence-informed workplace sitting reduction intervention

Dr Genevieve Healy, A/Prof Elizabeth Eakin, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Leon Straker, Prof David Dunstan, Prof Neville Owen, Trevor Shilton, Dr Ana Goode, Dr Nicholas Gilson

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2021: $17,891
  • 2018: $13,418

Protecting the mental health of small-medium enterprise owners: Evaluating real-world approaches to mental health first aid and client-relationship building training for small business advisers

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Nicola Reavley, Prof Karina Nielsen

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2021: $144,947
  • 2020: $150,174

Preventing suicide in boys and men

Prof Jane Pirkis, Prof George Patton, Prof John Oliffe, Dr Nicola Reavley, Prof Cathy Mihalopoulos, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Simon Rice, Dr Zac Seidler, Dr Kylie King, Dr Stewart Vella

MRFF (NHMRC) - MMM Suicide Prevention

  • 2021: $227,881

Other Public Sector Funding

Workplace stress intervention project

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof Tony LaMontagne

  • 2014: $20,000
  • 2013: $100,000
  • 2012: $100,000
  • 2011: $100,000

Addressing race-based discrimination in Australia: a cost-benefit analysis - Yin Paradies

Prof Yin Paradies, A/Prof Margaret Kelaher, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Marion Frere, Prof Alan Shiell, Dr Lennert Veerman

  • 2013: $69,689

Integrated Workplace Mental Health Promotion for the Prevention and Management of Mental Illness in the Workplace

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof Tony Jorm, Dr Nicola Reavley, A/Prof Peter Smith, Dr Tessa Keegel, Dr Angela Martin, Dr Allison Milner

  • 2015: $115,000
  • 2014: $213,857

Integrated Workplace Mental Health Promotion for the Prevention and Management of Mental Illness in the Workplace: A Controlled Experimental Intervention Study

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Andrew Noblet

  • 2015: $29,926
  • 2014: $65,597
  • 2013: $7,622

Development of an integrated mental health literacy and job stress intervention

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Andrew Noblet, Dr Allison Milner, Dr Kathryn Page, Prof Tony Jorm, Dr Nicola Reavley, Dr Angela Martin

  • 2013: $9,750

Workplaces and young people ¿ scoping project

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Amanda Allisey, Dr Allison Milner

  • 2015: $20,000

Victoria Police StEPS Project: Systems Evaluation for the Prevention of Suicide

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Allison Milner, Dr Josh Hayward

  • 2017: $37,500
  • 2016: $37,500

VicHealth Bright Futures Evaluation

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Melissa Weinberg, Dr Adrian Tomyn

  • 2019: $10,000
  • 2018: $96,279
  • 2017: $28,255
  • 2016: $28,255

Achievement program workplaces equity analysis

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Tony LaMontagne, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Dr Emma Gearon

  • 2018: $11,543

Protecting the mental health of small-medium enterprise owners: Evaluating real-world approaches to mental health first aid and client-relationship building training for small business advisers

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Nicola Reavley, Prof Karina Nielsen

  • 2021: $30,000
  • 2020: $30,000

Counting on U: Supporting SME advisors & owners towards better mental health

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof George Tanewski, Mrs Carol Leow-Taylor, Ms Sophie Bromfield, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Leanne Saxon

  • 2021: $2,238,000

Industry and Other Funding

Strategies for promoting positive mental health in the workplace: A 'how to' guide

Dr Amanda Allisey, Dr Kathryn Page, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Nicola Reavley

  • 2014: $71,896

"Yooralla 21": Social Enterprise as a means to promote the social and economic participation of people with disability in the community

A/Prof Keith Mcvilly, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Prof Jane McGillivray, Emeritus Professor Joe Graffam, Prof Tony LaMontagne

  • 2016: $39,545
  • 2015: $15,000

Suicide in at risk occupational groups: the role of access to lethal means.

Dr Allison Milner, Prof Tony LaMontagne

  • 2016: $100,000

Developing Systems Knowledge to prevent suicide in Victoria Police

Dr Amanda Allisey, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Allison Milner, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Andrew Noblet

  • 2015: $50,000

Contact&Connect: A smart-phone based stigma reduction intervention for unemployed construction workers

Ms Emma Green, Dr Allison Milner, Prof Tony LaMontagne

  • 2015: $25,432

Men@work project

Dr Samuel Harvey, Prof Nicholas Glozier, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Allison Milner

  • 2017: $54,110

Suicide in the construction industry: Proposal submitted to MATES in Construction by Deakin University

Dr Allison Milner, Dr Katrina Witt, Prof Tony LaMontagne

  • 2016: $5,250

Evaluation of the amended Victorian Achievement Program for schools - Pilot study of outcomes for teachers

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Liliana Orellana, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Ms Melanie Nichols, Dr Claudia Strugnell, Dr Victoria Brown, Mr Nic Crooks

  • 2020: $85,000
  • 2019: $92,000
  • 2018: $40,000

Overseas Student Wellbeing Project: A partnership between Deakin University and BUPA to better understand and support the health and wellbeing needs of students.

Prof Tony LaMontagne

  • 2020: $40,000
  • 2019: $83,282
  • 2018: $126,565

Protecting the mental health of small-medium enterprise owners: Evaluating real-world approaches to mental health first aid and client-relationship building training for small business advisers

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Nicola Reavley, Prof Karina Nielsen

  • 2021: $75,000
  • 2020: $120,450

Effectiveness of Interventions delivered by local council to address the social determinants of health.

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Shane Kavanagh, Ms Christina Zorbas

  • 2019: $25,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Xiaomin Liu

Thesis entitled: Migrant status-related job stressor exposures and associated mental health impacts

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Associate Supervisor
2017

Anita Lee Trezona

Thesis entitled: Organisational Health Literacy Responsiveness: The Development of a Conceptual Framework and Organisational Self-Assessment Tool

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development