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Biography

Sarah is a research fellow and clinical psychologist. She is currently working with Dr Kylie King within The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health investigating suicide prevention in boys and men. 

She completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong in December 2021, which focused on mental health literacy and help-seeking among adolescent males through sport. She completed a combined PhD and Masters in Clinical Psychology and currently works part-time in private practice, specialising in anxiety disorders and perinatal mental health.

Sarah developed a brief sports-based intervention called "Help Out a Mate" that focused on providing adolescent males with the knowledge and skills to provide help to a peer experiencing mental health concerns. This intervention has been implemented globally as part of a larger program called Ahead of the Game (AOTG) funded by Movember. For example, this was the official mental health program of the Rugby League World Cup. She is currently a member of the AOTG Clinical Steering Committee for ongoing controlled trials. 

She has interests in the improvement of mental health, suicide prevention, and wellbeing among all peoples, with a focus on male mental health, and sport. 

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, PhD (Clinical Psychology)

Mar 201510 Dec 2021

Award Date: 10 Dec 2021

Psychology, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class 1), University of Wollongong

1 Mar 201130 Nov 2014

Award Date: 30 Nov 2014

Research area keywords

  • Mental health
  • Suicide Prevention
  • help-seeking
  • Program evaluation
  • Male
  • Adolescence

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