Veronica completed her PhD advised by Prof Alan Clough with a focus on evaluation of programs designed to reduce substance misuse demand and harms in remote Indigenous community settings after working on the 'Cape York Cannabis Project' (NHMRC 601002). She is also a full-time science teacher at Carinity Education Shalom and with a passion for mental health outreach and young people's wellbeing. While enrolled in her PhD she was fortunate enough to work on projects that explored many facets of the health system in North Queensland: health worker recognition (with A/Prof Steph Topp); service needs with respect to Emergency Examination Authorities (Prof Alan Clough); upskilling teachers to meet the needs of high mental health load populations (SUN Project, Youth Empowered Towards Independence, Cairns); suicide prevention strategies for ex-ADF personnel (Operation Compass, Townsville) among several smaller evaluations and roles. Veronica continues to consult for the SUN project and is an investigator on the Skills for Life Project (Testing for scale up: An Indigenous social and emotional learning program, led by Prof Janya McCalman/ARC: LP21030132).

  • TM5575: Substance Misuse Prevention (Level 5; CNS)
  • TM5578: Emerging Public Health Threats: Navigating Systems and Responses (Level 5; TSV)
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North Queensland Primary Health Network - Contract Research

Internal Evaluation of the ex-ADF and Families Suicide Prevention Project

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$60,208 over 1 year
An internal evaluation of Op Compass (OC), working collaboratively with its Staff, NQPHN and (where appropriate / required) the external evaluation team from The University of Melbourne. OC?s multi-sectorial strategies aim improve social connection and service access for ex-ADF personnel in Townsville. The theory-based evaluation will systematically evaluate context and processes in a multi-method design. Data will include: collated project records; direct observations; stakeholder interviews and focus groups. The final report will document how the program works, and make recommendations linked to academic and authoritative literature (May-June 2020; 16-24 pages, excl recommendations, appendices and references).
Alan Clough and Veronica Graham (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)

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  • Involuntary treatment of people experiencing mental health crisis in the community: A study of the 'least restrictive way' doctrine in Queensland mental health legislation (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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