Congratulations to Dr Allison Milner
Dr Allison Milner is the recipient of a fellowship from the Andrews Labor Government to tackle the high incidence of suicide in working men. Initial studies show stressful working conditions are a major risk factor for mental health problems and suicide among men, and the research aims to find the reasons and link workplaces into health services which can help.
Dr Allison Milner has received a four-year fellowship to research the issue and develop solutions – one of three worth up to $800,000 each – granted under the Labor Government’s $20 million plan to ensure Victoria stays a world leader in health and medical research.
The fellowship will develop initiatives and strategies for workplaces and the business community to reduce the incidence of mental health and rates of male suicide by linking them into health services.
Last November, a new Science, Medical Research & Technology Panel was established to drive leadership and excellence in Victorian health and medical research, attracting more investment and jobs to Victoria. The Labor Government is also investing in a range of suicide prevention measures across the state, with $27 million over four years for the Suicide Prevention Framework.
Dr Milner has published numerous academic papers on work related stressors, disability and suicide, and actively engages in research and policy in this area. She is the National Academic Director of Mates in Construction, and the co-chair of an international working group on suicide prevention Australia.
The Herald-Sun also released a piece. Please view here