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:

  1. Population impact: Prevalence and impact on work performance
  2. Risk factors: Disease risk from working environments and lifestyle
  3. Interventions: Through strong links with researchers in applied settings, develop and evaluate novel public health interventions
  4. Economic impact: Methods for quantifying economic burden in workforce

Parent Theme

Research Projects

Related Funding Bodies



  • Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson (Senior Research Fellow)

Team Members

  • Adrienne O'Neil (PhD Student)

Local Collaborators

  • Dr Angela Martin (UTAS)
  • Dr Jenn Scott (UTAS)

External Collaborators

  • 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

Related Publications

* Denotes Menzies Researcher