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Justin Chapman

Dr | Postdoctoral Research Officer

Child & Youth Mental Health

0432 299 240

justin.chapman@qimrberghofer.edu.au

 

CAREER HISTORY

Dr Chapman completed his doctorate in measuring and positively influencing the physical activity patterns of adults with mental illness in 2016.  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. He has 19 research publications since 2015 (11 as first author) including two health service reports and one conference proceedings paper summarising his implementation projects, and has attracted $1.6M in research and implementation funding from government, philanthropic, and hospital-based schemes. In acknowledgement of this program of work, he received the 2018 Mental Health Week Achievement Individual Award for improving the quality of life of Queenslanders with mental illness.

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

  • Research Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Consumer Consultant, Metro South Addictions and Mental Health Service
  • Program Manager, PCYC Queensland

 

ORCID NUMBER

0000-0002-2958-2783

 

CURRENT AREA OF RESEARCH

Justin’s research interests are in implementing and evaluating lifestyle interventions for marginalised and disadvantaged groups, with a focus on exercise and nutrition interventions for people with mental illness. His work is on systems-level change (quality improvement initiatives, collaborative care models), and person-centred interventions to enable adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyle behaviours.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for Mental Health Research

 

AWARDS RECOGNITION

2018: Open Minds Mental Health Week Achievement Awards (Individual award)

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2016: Doctor of Philosophy, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland

2006: Bachelor of Photonics and Nanoscience (1st class honours)