Senior Fellow in Digital Mental Health

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
17 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Swinburne has an international reputation for research excellence, innovation and impact through active research engagement with industry, business and the community. Our commitment to high-quality teaching and research is reflected in our place within a number of prestigious world academic rankings.

We invite a researcher to join our newly formed Centre for Mental Health to lead and contribute to innovation in digital mental health programs. The Centre for Mental Health is a new research centre at Swinburne with strengths in digital mental health interventions, including cognitive behavioural self-help programs, telehealth, and recovery-focused programs for persisting mental health problems. It runs the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC), which is funded by the Australian Government to provide online mental health programs for high prevalence disorders.

The focus of this role is in strengthening innovation within NeTC and in developing new digital mental health programs available to the public through both the website and the Australian Government’s digital mental health gateway, Head to Health. It will also be a key role involved in pursuing synergies between NeTC and the broader activities of University in its priority area of digital health.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you must demonstrate substantial knowledge and experience in digital mental health interventions, with the capacity to innovate in this field, and to lead or contribute to applications for funding to support the work of NeTC. An innovator at heart, your previous experience will see you leading the roll out of new funding opportunities within the digital health space.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including negotiable removal expenses for Academic staff, paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available. To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.
Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Neil Thomas on telephone: +61 39214 8742 or email:, or Professor Gregory Murray on telephone: +61 39214 8300 or email:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Applications close: 5 pm, Tuesday 8th August 2017