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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 → …

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

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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2001 2019

Co-designing and co-producing support during and following inpatient care: Mental health service users and social workers working as allies

Petrakis, M., Buckley, L. & Raspor, C., 25 Jul 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Delivering family psychoeducation at the mental health acute inpatient service: A practitioner narrative

Nolan, M. & Petrakis, M., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 26, 3-4, p. 101-107 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dual Diagnosis Assessment: A case study implementing the reasons for use package to engage a marginalised service user

Kroes, S. E., Myers, K., Officer, S., O'Connor, S. & Petrakis, M., 22 Jun 2019, In : Cogent Medicine. 6, 1, 9 p., 1630097.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Family violence service enhancement in acute and community mental health

De Melo, M. & Petrakis, M., 25 Jul 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Prizes

Australian Internet Award for Excellence in Education

Stuart Evans (Recipient), Phillip Swain (Recipient) & Melissa Petrakis (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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)

Service User and Survivor Research award

Melissa Petrakis (Recipient), Liam Buckley (Recipient) & Carmen Raspor (Recipient), 25 Jul 2019

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)

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

Society, Policy and Practice Seminars series

Melissa Petrakis (Keynote/plenary speaker)
Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course