Institute of Health and
Biomedical Innovation
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16 September 2020

Our researchers are providing insight and advice as part of a virtual QUT Real Health Public Lecture entitled Mental resilience in tough times on Saturday 10 October - World Mental Health Day. Register here.

The keynote speaker is Monique Murphy, a Paralympian who has faced isolation, understands the need to acknowledge mental health and appreciates the importance of resilience.

Monique won a silver medal in the 400 m Freestyle S10 at the Paralympic Games in 2016 – two years after a fall from a fifth-floor balcony resulted in the amputation of her right leg below the knee.

As well as Monique’s incredible story, IHBI researchers will be part of a live Q&A panel, including:

Associate Professor Divya Mehta, interested in understanding genes and environmental factors impacting on stress and response to trauma.

Professor Selena Bartlett, bringing a wealth of knowledge about resilience, neurological function and how the brain can be trained to manage stress, create new behaviour and empower choices.

Associate Professor Esben Strodl, sharing his expertise in health psychology and psychotherapy to shine a spotlight on how spirituality can impact positively on mental health.

Professor Ian Shochet, with expertise in promoting resilience, encouraging connectedness and preventing depression in young people and those from at-risk communities.

Professor David Kavanagh will be facilitator, bringing a wealth of knowledge about e-mental health research and resources to support people – including in rural and remote communities.

Also joining us will be Dr Sarah Hampton, a clinical psychologist with an interest in trauma recovery from the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation.

Register here

Learn how to develop mental resilience as part of the virtual QUT Real Health Public Lecture.


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