Dr Amelia Gulliver

BA, BScPsych (Hons), PhD
Research Fellow
College of Health & Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Mental Health 111714
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Health And Community Services 111708
  • Health Promotion 111712

Research interests

  • Help-seeking in young people
  • University student mental health
  • e-mental health
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Lived experience research
  • Translation of research into policy and practice


Dr Gulliver is an early career research fellow at the Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health, ANU. She completed her PhD in 2013, which investigated mental health and help-seeking in young elite athletes. Dr Gulliver’s research focuses on finding practical solutions to improve mental health in key at-risk population groups.

Dr Gulliver’s primary research interests include lived experience research, mental health and help-seeking in young people, and the development, evaluation, and implementation of technology-based mental health programs. Dr Gulliver’s work for the Translational e-Mental Health Research Unit focuses on how to improve engagement with online mental health programs. She has recently completed the development and trial of an Engagement-Facilitation Intervention that was designed to improve uptake and adherence to a self-guided online program for depression and anxiety.  

Dr Gulliver’s research for ACACIA: The ACT Consumer and Carer Mental Health Research Unit aims to involve people with lived experience of mental health problems as consumers and/or carers in the research process and conduct research relevant to their needs. Recent projects have included a longitudinal study of the COVID-19 lockdown on the mental health of Australians, a pilot trial to evaluate the Music Engagement Program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a trial examining the impact of a peer worker-led recovery program in a public mental health service, and a project for Beyond Blue to create a new measure of recovery following a suicide attempt for the Way Back support service.

Dr Gulliver is also interested in the improvement of mental health in university students. She completed a project funded by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre in 2016 to develop a virtual mental health clinic designed specifically for tertiary student populations (The Uni Virtual Clinic). The pilot trial evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of the UVC has been completed. Dr Gulliver is also involved in a trial commencing in 2020, to investigate the effectiveness of a transdiagnostic online program for university student mental health funded by Australian Rotary Health.

Current student projects

Isabelle Yujuico (PhD, The Australian National University, Supervisor): Disclosure of Suicidal Ideation

Taliah Wysoke (Medical student, The Australian National University, Primary Supervisor): A longitudinal cohort study of mental wellbeing in Australian university students as they transition into university.

Chantelle Jones: (Honours, University of Canberra, Advisor) Sports Injury in Athletes: Exploring psychological help seeking and the effect of an online educational intervention

Past student projects

Brendan Loo Gee (PhD, The Australian National University): The Development and Evaluation of an Ecological Momentary Intervention for Social Anxiety.


Projects and Grants

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Updated:  19 September 2021 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers