Professor Helen Christensen

M Psychol PhD FASSA
Adjunct Professor, Centre for Mental Health Research
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61 2 6125 1450

Areas of expertise

  • Mental Health 111714
  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Geriatrics And Gerontology 110308
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) 170101
  • Health Information Systems (Incl. Surveillance) 111711
  • Developmental Psychology And Ageing 170102

Research interests


Mental health reform





Helen Christensen is Director of the Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) at the Australian National University and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow.  She is the author of over 300 refereed journal articles, seven consumer books and three open access websites.  Her areas of interest include the evaluation of internet applications/ online programs for the prevention and treatment of mental disorders, the quality of websites, the integration of new technologies into health care, the development of evidence- informed policy and methods to measure impact and dissemination.

Researcher's projects

Prototypes project

Suicide mental health literacy and stigma

Intervention and treatment of Generalised anxiety disorder

Preventing depression by focussing on insomnia

Developing school based virtual clinics and suicide portals


Available student projects

Many projects involving internet interventions, engagement and prevention are available.


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