Research Fellow, Mentally Healthy WA

Perth, Australia
Jul 28, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 25, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • $101,079-$119,738 (ALB) plus 17% superannuation
  • 2.5 years, Fixed term, Full-time, based at Perth (Bentley) campus
  • Extensive learning and development opportunities

Job Reference: 434921

Mentally Healthy WA – Act-Belong-Commit Campaign

Based at Curtin University, Mentally Healthy WA operates the well-established Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion campaign, a unique, evidence based program applicable to the whole community.

Our vision is to work toward a society that values mental health, and where everyone has the opportunity to be mentally healthy by crafting supportive environments that strengthen individual and community resilience.

We raise awareness and encourage participation in activities promoting good mental health, strengthen individual resilience, reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and build more mentally healthy communities. 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow, with a background in Public Health Research in the area of mental health, to join the team and conduct nationally competitive research evaluating Mentally Healthy WA’s programs.

In this role you will…

  • Work with the Director to develop a coherent program of research in mental health.
  • Publish research of a high standard in high quality refereed journals.
  • Prioritise evaluation of Mentally Healthy WA programs.
  • Contribute to or lead applications for funding.
  • Disseminate research findings through seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Provide effective supervision of research honours, research masters, and research doctoral students.

Why choose Curtin?

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities!
  • A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services!
  • We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019).
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA).

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We are looking for someone with…

  • A PhD in Public Health, Health Sciences or related area. Background and experience in Mental Health Research.
  • Experience in quantitative research and evaluation, preferably evaluation of outcomes.
  • Evidence of a record of research outputs in high quality refereed journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of quality and impact of research outputs/creative works including journal ranking, citation indices, and patents awarded, reputation and standing of publishing house or other outlets, independent review from distinguished scholars or critics.
  • High-level communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with students and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • Proven ability to supervise HDR students (desirable).
  • A history of successful competitive grant applications (desirable).
  • Experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level (desirable).

How to Apply

Please apply on-line with a resume, cover letter and brief response to the selection criteria listed above to enable us to assess your suitability for the role.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into you’re your browser:

Applications close: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 10:00 PM AWST

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on or call Lisa Kirkpatrick 08 9266 4292.

If you would like to speak to a technical specialist please contact Associate Professor Christina Pollard on or Head of School, Public Health Professor Rosa Alati on

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and seek to build an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and encouraged. This includes a supportive recruitment process. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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