Professor Nicholas Procter
|Position:||Chair: Mental Health Nursing|
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Health Sciences|
|School/Unit:||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Campus:||City East Campus|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 22148|
|Fax:||+61 8 830 22168|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/Nicholas.Procter|
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Professor Nicholas Procter PhD MBA Grad Dip Adult Ed BA CertAdvClinNsg RN is the UniSA inaugural Chair: Mental Health Nursing and convener of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Research Group located within UniSA's Sansom Institute for Health Research. His other appointments include convener of UniSA's Human Rights and Security Research and Innovation Cluster, and adjunct professor at the University of Tasmania.
Working collaboratively with mental health consumers, clinicians and sector managers, Professor Procter advances research, knowledge transfer and community engagement in mental health. The strategic intent is 'excellence with relevance' through innovative, collaborative and enterprising activities. Such work has been fruitful. It has guided success and delivered fresh confidence in how much consumers, carers, clinicians and academic faculty can achieve working in collaboration. That confidence has been reinforced by tangible outcomes including a program of practice development and service policy reform, joint clinician-academic master classes, symposiums and media productions, teaching programs, publications and grant funded research; the UniSA's Chancellor's Award for Community Engagement (thrice); A National Prescribing Service Quality Use of Medicines Award; An Excellence Award for Nursing Education from the Government of South Australia.
Professor Procter's networks and collaboration with government and non-government organisations has also delivered outcomes in local and national mental health policy reform, service delivery reform and re-design of clinical pathways and service delivery. He is a Chief Investigator on ARC, NHMRC, State and Federal Government funded projects. His publications and conference papers appear in academic journals and at scientific meetings concerned with practical and theoretical dimensions of mental health, risk, suicide prevention and social inclusion. In recent times more than 500 consumers, clinicians and policy makers have taken part in mental health symposiums and other community and professional events.
Research Projects 2011 - 2015
HELFIMED Pilot: Healthy Eating for LiFe wIth a MEDiterranean style diet - dietary intervention under development to investigate influences of healthy dietary patterns on mental and physical health, in collaboration with Dr Natalie Parletta (project leader) Dr Andrea Gordon, Prof Kerin O'Dea and A/Prof Catherine Itsiopoulos; and John Strachan, Dr Andrew Champion, Matt Ballestrin and Janine Compton (Noarlunga Health Services).
2012-14 Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) Project Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Consortium - with the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre, Centre for International Mental Health, University of Melbourne and Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit. Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Suicide Prevention Section, Mental Health Early Intervention and Prevention Branch, Canberra, Australia, $2,700,000.
2012-15 Prof Leonie Segal, Prof Patrick McGorry, Dr Matthew Leach, Prof Nicholas Procter. Implementing a needs-based evidence-driven primary health care workforce planning model to describe the multidisciplinary primary health care team necessary to deliver best practice in community mental health care and prevention. NHMRC Partnership Project Grant (NHMRC-ID No 1055351), $368,532.
2011-14 Prof Charlotte F de Crespigny, Prof Cherrie A Galletly, Prof Nicholas Procter, A/Prof John R Moss, Ms Catherine E Rowlands, Dr Dennis T Liu, Dr Panayiotis Tyllis, Mr Alwin J Chong, Ms Debra Lee. Stopping the run around: Co-morbidity action in the North CAN. Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant (ARC-ID No 110100087), $275,000.
2012-13 A/Prof Simon Bell, Prof Nicholas Procter, A/Prof Chris Alderman, Dr Andrea Gordon, Dr Amy Baker, Dr Libby Hotham, Dr Geoff March. Review of Medication Management. Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Canberra, $140,000.
2012 Prof Nicholas Procter and Dr Andrea Gordon. Vulnerability identification and assessment in case management. Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Canberra, Australia, $80,000.
2011-12 Dr Sophia Rainbird, Dr Danielle Every, Prof Nicholas Procter and Prof Barbara Pocock. Local impact, local gains: Examining the social and cultural local area impact of Immigration Detention. Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Canberra, Australia, $152,000.
2012 Prof Nicholas Procter. Honours Student Project: Barriers and Enablers for Physical Activity for People with Serious Mental Illness. Office of the Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, SA Health Government of South Australia, $7,200.
2011 A/Prof Wendy Lacey, Prof Nicholas Procter and A/Prof Kay Price. The protection of vulnerable adults. South Australian Attorney-General's Department, Office of the Public Advocate, Government of South Australia, $50,000.
2011 Dr Rasika Jayasekara, Prof Nicholas Procter, and Ms Sally Hampel. The development of evidence based practice recommendations on cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with major depression in South Australia. Cochrane Review Title Registration – R08 Psychological therapies vs treatment as usual (TAU) for depression in older people, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of South Australia, $12,000.
2011 Prof Nicholas Procter, Dr Andrea Gordon, Prof Adrian Esterman. Field testing of the Vulnerability Identification and Assessment Tool (VIAT) in case management. Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Canberra, Australia, $80,000.
2011-12 Prof Nicholas Procter and Dr Andrea Gordon. Shared learning in clinical practice. Department of Health, Mental Health Unit, Government of South Australia, $12,000.
- Mental health service provision
- Organisational change and workforce development
- Leadership and mentoring for mental health service reform
- Interdisciplinary practice in mental health
- Social inclusion in multicultural mental health
|NURS 5074||Consolidation of Mental Health Nursing Practice|
|NURS 5069||Project 1A|
|NURS 5070||Project 2|
Member, Editorial Board, Advances in Mental Health
Member, Editorial Board, Migration Letters
Member, Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Member, International Association for Suicide Prevention
Member, International Association for Suicide Prevention - Special Interest Group - Clusters and Contagion in Suicidal Behaviour
Member, American Association of Suicidology
Member, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Scientific Board Member, 3rd Horatio European Psychiatric Nursing Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, October 31-November 2, 2013.
PhD (Flinders), MBA (UniSA), Grad Dip Adult Ed (UniSA), BA (Flinders), RN, CertAdvClinNsg (SACAE), MACMHN, Credentialed with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
- Community engagement in mental health promotion and suicide prevention
- Mapping and design of clinical pathways in mental health for people and communities
- Leadership, mentoring and communities of practice
- Building capacity within communities and systems
- Evaluation of service delivery models in mental health
- Rural and remote mental health services
- Risk and vulnerability in mental health
Recent Journal Publications
Guest Editor Refereed Journal Special Issues Since 2010 Only
Books and Monographs
Book Chapters Since 2000
- Procter, NG and Baker, A. (2013) Immigrant elders, in M. Mezey, M. Bottrell, B. Berkman, C. Callahan, T. Fulmer, E. Mitty, G. Paveza, E. Siegler and N. Strumph (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Elder Care(Third Edition) Springer Publishing Company: New York.
- Procter, NG (2011) Mental Health Emergencies, in K. Curtis and C. Ramsden (Eds.) Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, Elsevier Press: New York.
- Procter, NG (2009) Refugees and asylum seekers, in P. Barker (Ed.), Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring, (2nd Ed) Hodder Education: London.
- Procter, NG (2007) Immigrant elders, in M. Mezey, M. Bottrell, B. Berkman, C. Callahan, T. Fulmer, E. Mitty, G. Paveza, E. Siegler and N. Strumph (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Elder Care(Second Edition) Springer Publishing Company: New York.
- Procter, NG (2007) Mental health emergencies, in K. Curtis, C. Ramsden and J. Friendship (Eds), Emergency and Trauma Nursing, Elsevier Press: New York.
- Fuller, J, Edwards, J, Procter, NG and Moss, J (2002) Mental health in rural and remote Australia, in D. Wilkinson and I. Blue (Eds.), The New Rural Health: An Australian Text, Oxford University Press: Sydney.
- Procter, NG (2001) Immigrant elders, in M. Mezey, M. Bottrell, B. Berkman, C. Callahan, T. Fulmer, E. Mitty, G. Paveza, E. Siegler and N. Strumph (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, Springer Publishing Company: New York.
Keynote Addresses Since 2005
- 2013 Keynote Address. Trust and Belonging After Suicide: An important mental health concept. United Synergies Ltd. 4th Annual StandBy Coordinators National Forum. Noosa, Queensland, March 4.
2013 Keynote Address. After Suicide: Postvention practice and community development for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. United Synergies Ltd. 4th Annual StandBy Coordinators National Forum. Noosa, Queensland, March 4.
2013 Keynote Address. Cultivating Shared Learning and a Democracy of Ideas in Clinical Practice. Australian College of Mental Health Nurses 6th Primary Mental Health Care Conference. Primary Mental Health Care: “Working Together for a Better Future”, Canberra, Australia, March
2013 Keynote Address. Seven Principals for Partnerships in Stepped Care: The Australian context. Horatio European Psychiatric Nursing Congress, Istambul, Turkey, October 31-Nov 2.
2012 Keynote Address. Seeking Asylum: Mental health and human consequence. 38th International Mental Health Nursing Conference. Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin Australia October 3-6.
2012 Keynote Address. Mental Health Promotion & Suicide
Prevention for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. Annual General Meeting of the Mental Health Coalition of Australia, Adelaide, August 15.
2011 Plenary Address: Community engagement and knowledge transfer in mental health. Australian College of Nurse Practitioners National Conference. Nurse Practitioners: Coming of Age, Adelaide, October 6-8.
2011 Keynote Address: The interwoven commitments of collaboration and relationship capital in transcultural mental health. Annual Forum of the Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health Network, Phoenix Centre, Hobart, 26 August.
2011 Keynote Address: Collaboration in a crisis. Australian Institute of Marketing, Marketing Week, Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide, 25 August.
2011 Keynote Address: The professions and their social obligations. Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) Professional Day, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, 1 August.
2011 Keynote Address: State of the State Discussions. Mental Health and Youth: Preventative Community and Hospital Aspects. With the Hon John Hill MP, Minister for Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Dr Lorna Hallahan, Prof Jon Juredini and Assoc Prof John Spoehr. Don Dunstan Foundation, Adelaide, June 16, 2011.
2010 How a combination of research and clinical expertise can be used to address contemporary challenges in mental health. Faculty of Health Science, Collaborative Graduate Research Symposium, University of Tasmania, October 22.
2008 Keynote Address: Evaluation of mental health services in country South Australia. Centre for Regional Engagement Research Colloquium, University of South Australia, October, 30.
2008 Keynote Address: Innovation and cultural competence for individual and organisational change. Inaugural MultiLink Embracing Diversity Conference: The Practice of Inclusion, Queensland, September, 29.
2007 Oration: Mental health and human connectedness for all Australians. 55th Annual Oration, The College of Nursing Australia, Great Hall, University of Sydney, New South Wales, October 12.
2007 Keynote Panel: Issues of Diversity and Health in Australia, 2007 Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia Annual Congress, Hobart, July 31.
2007 Keynote Address: Resilience Building and Collaboration in Mental Health, “Against the Odds” - Early Intervention from Infancy to Youth: First National Conference. Logan Entertainment Centre, Queensland, July 11
2007 Keynote Address: Leadership and Relationship Capital in Multicultural Mental Health, “Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2007 National Conference”, Melbourne, June 8
2006 Keynote Panel with Ang, A., Crook, M., Al-Krenawi, A., Rooney, M. and Kember, L. Second State Transcultural Mental Health Conference (Western Australia), Broadening the Horizon, Perth, November 17.
2006 Keynote Address: The quest for innovation and community engagement: Making people our focus. Second State Transcultural Mental Health Conference (Western Australia), Broadening the Horizon, Perth, November 16.
2006 Keynote Address: Mental Health Issues on Campus: A considered response for people seeking mental health promotion, care or protection. Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association (ANZSSA), SA Branch, Charles Hawker Conference Centre, Waite Campus, September 20.
2006 Keynote Address: Things must change for the better. Humility, collaboration and respect in multicultural mental health. National Conference - Towards a Healthy Nation: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Society for Good Health and Wellbeing. Adelaide, South Australia, October 30 and 31.
2006 Keynote Address: "They first killed his heart (then) he took his own life": Reaching out, connecting and responding to key enablers for mental health service provision in multicultural Australia. TheMHS - The Mental Health Services 16th Annual Conference: Townsville, Queensland, 29 August - 1 September.
2006 Keynote Address: Am I being therapeutic? North East Victorian Mental Health Services 2nd Annual Winter Conference: Exploring Options for Providing Therapy in Mental Health Care, La Trobe University, Beechworth, Victoria, June 8 and 9.
2005 Keynote Address: Engaging in Authentic Conversations: Leadership, humility and social connectedness for multicultural mental health. 10th NSW Rural Mental Health Conference, Tweed Heads, NSW, November 17.
2005 Keynote Address: Mental Health, Custody and the Palmer Report: What are the Implications for Clinical Assessment and Care? College of Nursing Australia, Sydney, Thursday 29 September.
2005 Keynote Address: Expressions of Mental Suffering from People Released from Immigration Detention Centres with Implications for Clinical Innovation and Leadership in Mental Health. Cunningham Dax Oration, Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne, Monday 25 July.
2005 Keynote Address: Emergency Mental Health Care for People of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. Forward Thinking – Changing Outlooks in Acute Schizophrenia, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Sunday June 12.
2005 Keynote Address: Clinical Leadership Challenges and Strategies for a Mental Health Response to Suicidal Asylum Seekers Living in our Community. Murray Mallee Suicide Prevention Conference, Friday, April 15.
- 2005 Keynote Address: Seeking Asylum in Australia: Human Experience, Clinical Innovation and Leadership in Mental Health. RMIT Transcultural Health and Nursing Conference, "Caring for people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds". Storey Hall, City Campus, RMIT University, Thursday 10 February.
Conference and Presentations Since 2010
International Presentations 2010/ 2012
- Nrugham, L. Procter, NG, and Maniam, T. (2012) Suicidal behaviour among ethnic minorities. Symposia to the 5th Asia Pacific Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, 29th November - 2nd December, Chennai, India.
- Procter, NG, (2012) Engagement with asylum seekers with mental health issues who have been released from immigration detention into the community. Workshop to the 38th International Mental Health Nursing Conference. Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin Australia October 3-6.
- Procter, NG (2012) A nurse led model of engagement between mainstream mental health services and people of refugee and asylum seeker background. Symposia to the 2nd Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, 20-23 September, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Procter, NG (2012) Communities of practice: Advancing a democracy of ideas in mental health and substance abuse research. Paper to the 2nd Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, 20-23 September, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Rosenstreich, G, Prasad-Ildes, R, Shorey, T & Procter, NG (2010) Intercultural Suicide Prevention. Workshop to the 4th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention which will be held from 17 - 20 November 2010, Brisbane, Australia.
Lees, D, Procter, NG & Fassett, D (2010) A critical exploration of interactions and engagement between people in suicidal crisis and registered nurses within a public mental health service. Paper to the 4th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention 17 - 20 November, Brisbane, Australia.
Baker, AEZ, Procter, NG & Gibbons, T, (2010) The relevance and application of virtue ethics within occupational therapy practice. Paper to the 15th WFOT Congress, Santiago Chile, 4 – 7 May.
Baker, AEZ, Procter, NG & Gibbons, T, (2010) A Participatory Action Research Project to Explore and Respond to Loss from Mental Illness: Insights for Occupational Therapy Practice’. Poster to the 15th WFOT Congress, Santiago Chile , 4 – 7 May
Steen, T, Buckskin, P and Procter, NG (2010) Service teaching of ‘Indigenous-Australian’ contents into undergraduate nursing and midwifery programs through cross-disciplinary collaboration in teaching and learning: A case study. Paper to the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Hawaii, Jan 7-10.
- Suicide and self harm crisis interview (with Andrea Gordon, Julie Murison, Adrian Jackson, Annette Jones, Conrad Newman, Tony Halczuk, and Philip Galley). © 2012 University of South Australia Learning and Teaching Unit.
- Cultural considerations in mental health (with Diana Collett, Diana Quinn and Nadia Rajic). © 2008 University of South Australia Learning and Teaching Unit.
- The first assessment interview after hospital treatment for deliberate self injury. © 2000 University of South Australia Flexible Learning Centre.
- Engaging with a person after hospital treatment for deliberate self injury: the next day. © 2002 University of South Australia Flexible Learning Centre.
Visual Art Productions
- The visual art and artefact exhibition entitled, "The Heart of Acceptance: Cultural Healing Uncovered", was held at the South Australian Migration Museum, Adelaide. For a year Professor Procter led a team working with people from Adelaide's Cambodian, Persian, Afghan and Italian communities in a project called "Reciprocity in Education" and this exhibition is just one of the outcomes. Participants from forensic mental health, crisis intervention services, continuing care teams, community based care teams, inpatient care teams including mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds worked together on issues of sadness and depression (culturally defined). This exhibition reflects the autobiographical presence of community engagement between people involved in the project.
More than 30,000 people viewed the exhibition during its three month display and the collaboration has resulted in a high level of mutual understanding and cooperation among mental health workers and members of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
More information about this innovation is available in Farsi (Persian), Italian, Cambodian and English from Professor Procter.
I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:
Discipline: Mental Health Nursing
- Mental Health
- Mental Health Services
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers
- Community Engagement
|Organisation Name:||Commonwealth Government|
|Section:||Minister's Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention|
|Type of Organisation:||Government Board or committee|
|Level of involvement:||Member|
|Organisation Name:||Government of South Australia|
|Section:||South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy Ministers Advisory Committee|
|Type of Organisation:||Government Board or committee|
|Level of involvement:||Committee member|
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