Research Program Manager
Dr Simon Baker is a Research Program Manager at the Black Dog Institute providing leadership and research management support to The Prevention Hub. Simon joined the Black Dog Institute in 2016 as a Research Officer, and over a period of 18 months he provided research assistance and support to Scientia Professor Helen Christensen, fellow researchers, and colleagues. He is now a Research Program Manager responsible for overseeing The Prevention Hub Mental Health Research Program, contributing to the research vision within this program, ensuring research outputs are of high quality, and ensuring research projects are managed within specific time frames and budgets. Simon holds a Doctor of Philosophy, an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, and a Bachelor of Psychology and Management/Marketing, all completed at Monash University. His PhD examined the relationship between the development of brain connectivity and alcohol use during adolescence. Simon is inspired by the potential for mental health research to prevent the development and reduce the impact of mental ill-health.
Black Dog Institute research projects
Australia's first integrated research initiative into preventing anxiety and depression.
|Research Program Manager|
This study aims to discover how to use smartphones to deliver preventive interventions on a large scale. Comprehensive, technology-assisted data collection and analysis will also help to determine what triggers the development of mental health symptoms.
|Senior Research Officer|
|Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP)||Position|
A Centre of Research Excellence concerned with lowering suicide rates in Australia and brings together key researchers to work towards this aim.
A research group within the Black Dog Institute working to use technology to solve common mental health problems.