Dr Greg Armstrong
Senior Research Fellow
Greg is a multidisciplinary public health researcher with a PhD in International Health from the University of Melbourne. He was recently awarded an Early Career Fellowship by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
During the past nine years, he has undertaken public health research and consultancies in Australia and in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), specialising in mental health, suicide prevention, substance misuse and program evaluation.
Greg is implementing a program of research related to mental health and suicide prevention in LMICs and culturally diverse communities in Australia. He is leading novel research into media reporting of suicide-related news in India and elsewhere in Asia, a population-level approach to reducing suicide rates and improving suicide-related attitudes and prevention activities.
He is also a co-investigator on an NHMRC-Global Alliance of Chronic Diseases grant, developing and testing a culturally appropriate model of mental health first aid for LMICs. He is also engaged in developing and evaluating an Indigenous suicide gatekeeper-training course.
Greg has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Mental Health Systems and the Journal of Family Studies. He is a member of the National Research Committee for the Australian Association of Social Workers. He is also a member of the Special Interest Group on Suicide and Media for the International Association for Suicide Prevention.