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Personal profile

Biography

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.

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Jul 2007 → …

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

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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2001 2018

A foundation for dual diagnosis practice: wisdom, tools and resources

Myers, K., Kroes, S. & Petrakis, M., 2018, Social Work Practice in Health: An introduction to contexts, theories and skills. Petrakis, M. (ed.). Crows Nest NSW: Allen & Unwin, p. 135-152 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

An introduction to health and health services practice, and the social determinants of health

Petrakis, M. & Lethborg, C., 2018, Social Work Practice in Health: An introduction to contexts, theories and skills. Petrakis, M. (ed.). Crows Nest NSW: Allen & Unwin, p. 3-20 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Challenges in implementing individual placement and support in the Australian mental health service and policy context

Stirling, Y., Higgins, K. & Petrakis, M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Australian Health Review. 42, 1, p. 82-88 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cultural humility training in mental health service provision

Konidaris, M. & Petrakis, M., 2018, In : New Paradigm. Summer 2017/18, p. 30-33 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Open Access

Dual diagnosis competencies: A systematic review of staff training literature

Petrakis, M., Robinson, R., Myers, K., Kroes, S. & O'Connor, S., 1 Jun 2018, In : Addictive Behaviors Reports. 7, p. 53-57 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Prizes

Leaders in Catholic Healthcare and service to the poor and vulnerable

Melissa Petrakis (Recipient), 13 Oct 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

MNHS Faculty Early Career Researcher (ECR) Publication Prize

Melissa Petrakis (Recipient), 1 Jan 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

SPHC Early Career Researcher (ECR) Publication Prize

Melissa Petrakis (Recipient), 1 Jan 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

PhD success

Melissa Petrakis

1/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Social Work represents at Mental Health Conference

Melissa Petrakis

7/09/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research