Research Fellow / Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health

Canberra, Australia
$103,841-$138,583 pro rata (plus superannuation)
29 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: Academic Level B/C
Salary package: $103,841-$138,583 pro rata (plus superannuation)
Terms: Part Time, Fixed Term (24 months)
Position Description: Level B_C ALIVE ACACIA RF.rtf

  • Research-intensive position in a leading mental health research centre
  • Rare opportunity to combine mental health lived experience with research expertise
  • Contribute to research capacity-building

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. Schools within the ANU College of Medicine work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

This exciting new position at the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research combines roles with the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation and ACACIA: The ACT Consumer and Carer Mental Health Research Unit. The ALIVE National Centre is an entity administered by the University of Melbourne across 15 university partners including ANU, non-government and government agencies and researchers across disciplines. The ALIVE vision is to transform mental health and well-being through primary care and community action. The research objectives are to: embed novel preventive life course models; implement models of care that lead to longer, healthier lives in priority populations; and be informed by lived experience models and leadership. ACACIA undertakes research in partnership with and for the benefit of mental health consumers and carers in the ACT, and leads research capacity-building within the ACT mental health sector.

The Research Fellow/Fellow will have excellent academic skills, a strong interest in undertaking research of relevance to people with lived experience of mental health issues and a willingness to facilitate their participation as equal partners in the research process. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in mental health research design and implementation, the capacity to undertake both quantitative and qualitative research and strong organisational and project management skills. Experience in supervising research trainees and developing training courses would be highly regarded.

If you have a PhD in Mental Health, Psychology or a related field, lived experience as a mental health consumer or carer and an interest in the field of mental health we would welcome an application from you.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Michelle Banfield via email (preferred) or phone 0434 766 291.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

Closing date: 21 August 2022

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