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Personal profile


Dr Petrakis' career focus in research is to achieve excellence in mental health services research. She has a particular emphasis on the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP), conducting practice-based research (PBR), and the fostering of practitioner-researcher opportunities for skilled clinicians. She is actively engaged in supporting lived experience voices in research, and in co-production with emerging consumer and carer researchers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Jul 2007 → …

Research area keywords

  • recovery
  • recovery-oriented practice
  • Mental Health Services
  • Mental health
  • Family caregiving
  • Program evaluation
  • solution focused brief therapy
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosocial Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Social attitudes toward people with a disability
  • Social dimensions of health and illness
  • Suicide
  • carepath
  • clinical practice guidelines
  • early psychosis
  • Mental Disorders/Illness
  • Psychiatry

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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