Congratulations to Dr Justin Chapman, who is the 2020 recipient of the Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Impact award.
Justin is a post-doctoral Research Officer in the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Group at QIMR Berghofer and was presented with the award at the Society for Mental Health Research virtual conference on Friday 9 October. View his presentation on the importance of lifestyle factors for looking after your mental and physical wellbeing
In receiving the award, Justin has demonstrated outstanding effort to disseminate knowledge about evidence‐based interventions in mental health and implement research findings into policy and practice.
His work spans research, mental health service and community sectors.
He leads a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of interventions to promote physical activity in adults with mental illness, a health service improvement initiative to improve the focus on health and wellbeing of consumers, and implementation of state-wide healthy lifestyle intervention programs for youth and adults recovering from mental illness across Queensland.
In 2018, he received the Mental Health Week Achievement Individual Award for improving the quality of life of Queenslanders with mental illness.