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Personal profile

Dr Russell Roberts is a Professor at CSU in Management. He lives in Orange, NSW and is Director of Kumano Consulting Pty Ltd. He is the Chair of the National Alliance for Rural and Remote Mental Health. He has served as Director of Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services for Western NSW, encompassing an area of over 550,000 square kms with over 1000 staff.

Dr Roberts has also served on the NSW Mental Health Commission Advisory Council, as Director of Clinical Training at Griffith University, QLD, Head of School Health at Flinders University and as a Clinical Psychologist in rural South Australia. He has a Masters in Public Administration, a PhD in research and a Masters of Clinical Psychology.   His current research interests are in rural models of health service delivery and primary mental health care.

Over the last 5 years he has led the commissioning of a $43 million mental health capital development program including the workforce planning, recruitment and training of over 200 health staff in rural NSW. He has also lead the development of a number of innovative, award winning service delivery initiatives such as the Mental Health Emergency Care Rural Access Program, the Mental Health Rural Outreach Service, Murdi Paaki Drug and Alcohol Project and the Aboriginal Workforce Development Program.

Research Interests

  • Rural models of health service delivery
  • Primary mental health care

Education/Academic qualification

Executive Masters of Public Administration (Business Administration and Management, Leadership), The University of Sydney

20062009

Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University

19972002

Master of Psychology (Clinical), Flinders University

19761982

External positions

Editor In Chief, Australian Journal of Rural Health

Jan 2017 → …

Associate Professor, The University of Sydney

May 2012 → …

Director, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol, NSW Health

Apr 2003Feb 2014

Clinical Director, School of Psychology, Griffith University

Jul 1994Jan 2003

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Research Output

COVID-19, leadership and lessons from physics

Roberts, R., 26 Jun 2020, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 28, 3, p. 232-235 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Evaluating a low-intensity cognitive behavioural program for young people in regional Australia

Fox, R., Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Roberts, R., Greig, J., Burmeister, O., Dufty, J. & Thomas, S., 10 Apr 2020, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 28, 2, p. 195-202 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Physical health and mental health comorbidities

    Roberts, R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Handbook of rural and remote mental health. Carey, T., Judith, G. & Roufeil, L. (eds.). Springer

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter in textbook/reference book

  • Preventing gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units

    Watson, J., Maylea, C., Roberts, R., Hill, N. & McCallum, S., Jan 2020, Sydney, NSW: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited ANROWS. 96 p. (ANROWS research reports)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Activities

    Workplace Mental Health Symposium

    Russell Roberts (Chair)

    01 Oct 201910 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumIndustry

    First National Equally Well Symposium

    Russell Roberts (Chair), & Chris Maylea (Chair)

    28 Mar 201929 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumIndustry

    6th Annual Aged Health Collaborative Forum

    Russell Roberts (Keynote speaker)

    26 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Western Victoria Primary Health Network Winter Symposium

    Russell Roberts (Keynote speaker)

    02 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference

    Russell Roberts (Keynote speaker)

    07 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry