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Professor Nicholas Procter

PhD (Flinders), MBA (UniSA), Grad Dip Adult Ed (UniSA), BA (Flinders), RN, Certificate Psychological Autopsy (AAS)

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
University of South Australia

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Professor Procter is Chair: Mental Health Nursing and leader of UniSA’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group. He is a former member of the writing team for Australia’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy (LiFE Framework) and the Steering Committee for the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s Own Motion Investigation into Suicide and Self-Harm across the Australian Immigration Detention Network. More recently, Professor Procter played a leading role in the development of Engaging with the Suicidal Person, a resource jointly produced by UniSA and SA Health as part of the state-wide Shared Learning in Clinical Practice Initiative. Professor Procter has been a chief investigator on over AU$9m of grant funding since 2014. He has completed advanced training in violence triage with the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services and training as a Psychological Autopsy Investigator with the American Association of Suicidology. In 2017 he received SA’s highest mental health honor, the Dr Margaret Tobin Award for leadership in mental health, and a SA Health Excellence Award for Partnering with Lived Experience. In 2019 he was awarded Department of Correctional Services Citation (Community Partnerships category) as a member of the Connecting with People team delivering suicide prevention education to SA prison staff.

Research areas:
  • Adults
  • Target groups (CALD, LGBTI, Rural/remote, Lived experience)
  • Suicidal behaviour(suicidal ideation, suicidal risk, suicide attempt)
  • Mental health, mental ill health
  • Interventions
  • Settings (workplaces, mental health services, education, communities)
Available for:
  • Research opportunities
  • Funding
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
  • Connecting with post-graduate candidates
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
  • Support for discussions about suicide
Nicholas Procter Photo
Professor Nicholas Procter

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
University of South Australia

Learn more