Phil Batterham

Associate Professor Phil Batterham

PhD, MPH, BSc (Psychology) Hons

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Australian National University

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Phil Batterham is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He is also a Visiting Fellow at UNSW and the Black Dog Institute. Phil is a research leader in developing more efficient and precise tools to assess suicidality and mental disorders, developing and implementing online programs to prevent suicide and mental health problems, and reducing barriers to help seeking. His work centres around the application of implementation science, advanced statistical methods and emerging technologies to improve the prevention and treatment of suicidal behaviour, depression and anxiety disorders.

Phil was awarded an Early Career Fellowship (2011-13), a Career Development Fellowship-1 (2014-18) and a Career Development Fellowship-2 (2019-22) from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Phil is a Chief Investigator for two NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, seven NHMRC project grants and three other NHMRC grants. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and received several prestigious national and international awards.

Research areas:
  • Adults
  • Children or young people
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Target groups (CALD, LGBTI, Rural/remote, Lived experience)
  • Suicidal behaviour(suicidal ideation, suicidal risk, suicide attempt)
  • Mental health, mental ill health
Available for:
  • Research opportunities
  • Funding
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
  • Connecting with post-graduate candidates
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
Phil Batterham
Associate Professor Phil Batterham

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Australian National University

Learn more