Psychiatric Epidemiology & Public Health: Sanderson Group
Our group aims to quantify and reduce the individual and economic burden of mental disorders and related chronic diseases, with a particular interest in work and health.
Research is conducted across four inter-related themes:
- Population impact: Prevalence and impact on work performance
- Risk factors: Disease risk from working environments and lifestyle
- Interventions: Through strong links with researchers in applied settings, develop and evaluate novel public health interventions
- Economic impact: Methods for quantifying economic burden in workforce
- Depression & anxiety in the workplace: The costs and outcomes of working while ill
- Promoting employee mental health through the development of managers' psychological capital
- Telephone-based delivery of care management for depression following a heart attack
Related Funding Bodies
- National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
- Australian Research Council
- Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
- National Heart Foundation of Australia
- Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson (Senior Research Fellow)
- Adrienne O'Neil (PhD Student)
- Dr Angela Martin (UTAS)
- Dr Jenn Scott (UTAS)
- Associate Professor Paula Brough, Griffith University, Queensland
- Professor Nicholas Graves, Queensland University of Technology
- Professor David Hare, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne
- Professor Bruce Hollingsworth, Monash University
- Associate Professor Tony LaMontagne, University of Melbourne
- Associate Professor Jan Nicholson, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
- Professor Brian Oldenburg, Monash University
- Professor Barr Taylor, Stanford University
- *Cocker F, Martin A, *Sanderson K. Managerial understanding of presenteeism and its economic impact. International Journal of Workplace Health Management., 5(2), 76-87
- Pirkis J, Bassilios B, Fletcher J, *Sanderson K, Spittal MJ, King K, Kohn F, Burgess P, Blashki G (2010). Clinical improvement after treatment provided through the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care program: Do some patients fare better than others? ANZJP, 13 Dec e-pub ahead of print
- O'Neil A, *Sanderson K, Oldenburg B, Taylor CB. The impact of depression treatment on mental and physical health-related quality of life of cardiac patients: a meta analysis. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2010 doi: 10.1097/HCR.0b013e3181fc0985. 9 Dec e-pub ahead of print
- O'Neil A, *Sanderson K, Oldenburg B. Depression as a predictor of work resumption following myocardial infarction (MI): a review of recent research evidence. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2010 Sep 6;8(1):95.
- Martin A, *Sanderson K, Scott J, Brough P. Promoting mental health in small-medium enterprises: an evaluation of the "Business in Mind" program. BMC Public Health. 2009; July15, 9:239.
- *Martin A, *Sanderson K, *Cocker, F. Meta-analysis of the effects of health promotion intervention in the workplace on depression and anxiety symptoms. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2009; 35(1), 7-18
- *Sanderson K, *Nicholson J, *Graves N, Tilse E, *Oldenburg B. Mental health in the workplace: using the ICF to model the prospective associations between symptoms, activities, participation and environmental factors. Disability & Rehabilitation 2008; 30, 1289-1297.
- *Sanderson K, Tilse E, *Nicholson J, *Oldenburg B, *Graves N. Which presenteeism measures are more sensitive to depression and anxiety? Journal of Affective Disorders 2007; 101, 65-74.
- Morley B, Pirkis J, *Sanderson K, Burgess P, Kohn F, Nacarella L, Blashki G. Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care: the impact of different models of psychological service provision on consumer outcomes. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2007; 41,142-149.
- Murta S, *Sanderson K, *Oldenburg B. Process evaluation in occupational stress management programs: a systematic review. American Journal of Health Promotion 2007; 21, 248-254.
- *Sanderson K, Andrews G. Common mental disorders in the workforce: recent findings from descriptive and social epidemiology. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2006; 51, 63-75.
- Andrews G, Simonella L, Lapsley H, *Sanderson K, *March L. Evidence-based medicine is affordable: the cost-effectiveness of current compared with optimal treatment in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Journal of Rheumatology 2006; 33, 671-680.
* Denotes Menzies Researcher